Anything and everything is important not just for what it includes but also what it excludes. A book on history cannot possibly include the history of everything at all times. If you look at the newspapers throughout the globe for just one date (for example, 1/1/2015) then all those events would fill up a multi-volume encyclopedia. Imagine what it would be like for the entire year, decade or century!
Similarly, the “Mumbai Terrorist Attack on Taj Hotel” infographic does include, by its very name, the attack on the Taj Hotel. However, the 26/11 attacks were so much more. The attacks that began on 26 November 2008 could be considered to be more horrific than those that occurred on 9/11 2001 in the United States because of the length of time involved and because the terrorists specifically targeted foreigners, making it a fearsome event for those throughout the world. Moreover, there were no questions regarding the origins and genesis of the 26/11 attacks as there are with 9/11 and which include:
- The “airplane” which purportedly crashed into the Pentagon, creating a hole smaller than that of the airplane, and which resulted in virtually no wreckage.
- The collapse of the World Trade Center which resulted in an assurance payout of a few billion dollars to the owner who took out a policy a few months prior to the attacks.
- The collapse of the towers by “fire” which never caused the collapse of any steel and concrete tower before, and which occurred at virtually free-fall rate.
Most of all, the infographic excludes the attacks on Nariman House and Cama Hospital
Likes: As with all information on 26/11, the infographic reminds us of where we were and what we were doing when we heard about this horrific attack
Dislikes: It does exclude far too much, most notably the perpetrators and the aftermath.
Infographic by community.mis.temple.edu