On Thursday during CNN’s coverage of the Mumbai terror attacks, a CNN security analyst couldn’t understand why the terrorists targeted a Jewish Center:
And we still – but we still do not know a motive. You know, you look at the Jewish center. Why did they hit the Jewish center? You know, and you look at the other places, you know, big icons where there are going to be a lot of people. And that’s what terrorists do. They hit places that they consider soft targets where they can have the most bang for the buck, if you will, and where there are a lot of people – hotels, train stations, those kind of things.
Analyst Mike Brooks figured that the terrorists wanted to kill as many people as possible. He didn’t understand why the they would attack a building with just a few potential victims. I looked at the TV set in amazement — that a CNN analyst in 2008 would wonder why the terrorists would attack a Jewish target.