- 12/5/2008 (Orakzai, Pakistan) - Religious extremists take out ten shoppers at a bazaar with a suicide blast.
- 12/5/2008 (Peshawar, Pakistan) - Twenty-nine people at a marketplace are blown to bits by sectarian car bombers.
- 12/5/2008 (Mir Ali, Pakistan) - Sunni extremists abduct and murder an 30-year-old man.
- 12/4/2008 (Pattani, Thailand) - A 60-year-old man is among two people gunned down by Muslim separatists.
- 12/4/2008 (Fallujah, Iraq) - Women and children are among fifteen Iraqis blasted to death by Jihadi car bombers.
- 12/4/2008 (Khasavyurt, Dagestan) - A woman is killed by Islamic car bombers outside an apartment building.
File this one under “Deluded Expectations.” During MSNBC’s coverage of the terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India, on Thursday, daytime anchor Alex Witt seemed frustrated that the election of Barack Obama — and the accompanying “global outpouring of affection, respect, hope” — had not caused an end to terrorist violence. Talking with correspondent John Yang, who was covering the Obama side of the story, Witt conceded that while “you certainly can’t expect things to change on a dime overnight....There had been such a global outpouring of affection, respect, hope, with the new administration coming in, that precisely these kinds of attacks, it was thought — at least hoped — would be dampered down. But in this case it looks like Barack Obama is getting a preview of things to come.”
ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?! This would be funny except that the truth is that 53 MILLION voters are just this naive.