NYT Embraces The “Domino Theory.”

South Asia’s Deadly Dominoes – NYTimes.com

WASHINGTON — The Mumbai attacks may have begun with Lashkar-e-Taiba, a Pakistani guerrilla group known in the West mostly for its preoccupation with Kashmir. But by the time the crisis finally ends, foreign policy experts say, the fallout may have expanded to include the United States, NATO, Afghanistan and Iran.

Last time I heard the NYT mention the “domino theory” it was to ridicule anyone that believed in it.

That “domino theory” supposed that if South Vietnam fell to the Communists neighboring countries would follow. But with the fall of South Vietnam only Cambodia and Laos, coincidentally, the only countries that neighbor South Vietnam, fell to the Communists. In Cambodia with disasterous results.

But now, with the attacks in Mumbai, the NYT has discovered a new “domino theory.” One that sees danger to the entire South Asian area from Islamic terrorists. (Though they will not term them as such)

How long do you think it will take for them to realize their error and start backpedalling?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.