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Friday, July 30, 2004

Sympathy Hostage Taking?

From the Guardian:
More than 20 British tourists are now "safe and well" after being held hostage in a village in northern India, the Foreign Office said today.

They were among a group of 37 people travelling in two buses that were stopped last night near Santoshgarh, in Una district. Local people seized the group in protest at the kidnapping of three Indian truck drivers in Iraq.
Maybe I'm reading too much into this, but could it be a hint that people around the world are starting to think that they can expect nothing from their governments, that direct action against imperial interests is their only way to make a statement?