I am against the death penalty in most cases. Not in this case though. What bothers me as an American is that this terrorist attack was carried out by an American ally, Pakistan (their security apparatus runs the terror groups).
What makes it frustrating is how pretty much all the enemies the USA has been fighting related to 9/11 are linked to American regional allies (Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, etc). The official silence (by both parties) about this is just unbearable sometimes.
India hangs lone surviving gunman from 2008 terror attack on Mumbai
By Associated Press, Published: November 20 | Updated: Wednesday, November 21, 12:59 AM
MUMBAI, India — India executed the lone surviving gunman from the 2008 terror attack on Mumbai early Wednesday, the country’s home ministry said.
Mohammed Ajmal Kasab, a Pakistani citizen, was one of 10 gunmen who rampaged through the streets of India’s financial capital for three days in November 2008, killing 166 people.
Kasab was hanged in secrecy at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday at a jail in Pune, a city near Mumbai, after Indian President Pranab Mukherjee rejected his plea for mercy.
Kasab and the other gunmen entered Mumbai by boat on November 26, 2008. Carrying mobile phones, grenades and automatic weapons, the gunmen fanned out across India’s financial capital, targeting luxury hotels, a Jewish center and the city’s main train station. The three-day attack was broadcast live on television, transfixing the nation and world.
India blames Laskhar e-Taiba, a militant Pakistani organization, for orchestrating the attacks. The incident inflamed relations between the nuclear armed neighbors.