While the mainstream media's and liberal arts world's heads spin around trying to blame the latest Islamic atrocity on some policy or other of the United States in order to shift blame from their murderous soulmates to those they see as being the root cause of all of the world's problems, those with greater wisdom are trying to work out where the next attack will take place.
For there will be another attack, make no mistake about it.
These people are in it for the long term.
New York, Washington, London, Madrid, Bali and Mumbai have all suffered from an ideology whose prime objective is the return of the Caliphate and Islamification of the world not through that most liberal of avenues, diplomacy, or through the semi-annoying, overly polite method of door knocking the world and looking to convince people to come on board in the way that the Mormons do but through violence, murder and terror.
So what next?
The world's serious people will now be assessing what the risk is to their assets and areas of responsibility.
What odds of a copycat attack at another major hotel or shopping centre?
Surely, cities with large Muslim populations from which young, radicalised ideologues can be sourced must be sleeping more nervously tonight?
The Mumbai attack must have been planned for many months and it probably started before Barack Obama had won the Democratic Party nomination and the timing can only be seen as a shot across the new administration's bow.
But there is an even bigger issue that needs to be addressed.
How will India respond to the attack when it is clear that it was carried out by Pakistani nationals trained by the Pakistan based terrorist group Lashkar-e-Taiba?
In searching out American, British and Jewish victims the murderers ensured that they would be seen as heroes among the anti-West, anti-Zionist Middle East, as well as ensuring that the West's leftist apologists devote many column inches to blaming America.
By attacking inside India they also inflame tensions between India and Pakistan.
Thus, India is in the difficult position of having to be seen to avenge the deaths of so many people while at the same time avoiding open war with Pakistan.
All in all, they're in a bit of a political pickle.
Why don't they call on the United Nations for support?
Or have Barack Obama sit down with the terrorists and have a bit of a chat?
Actually, I think that terrorist networks around the world are in for a great, fat surprise if they attack the United States or any of its assets around the world.
Unconstrained by having the media or political elites against him, Obama's response to an attack may be much more aggressive than expected.