- The sloppy job of the local police.
- The unpreparedness of the State/country to handle a calamity.
- The big hotels / public places and the security situation.
- The reaction time / speed to handle a crisis.
- An intelligence force that's only on paper.
It's high time.. ( Well...if this is not the ultimate eye-opener I don't know what would be ) the politicians put religion, caste and money aside and think about the country. There is a lesson for the corrupted politicians and the police here. If India goes down..everyone goes down !!
India must not forget this as another incident and moveon as is usually the case. The law makers must act fast and spend the necessary money to strengthen the security.
It's not worth the cause to just blame the neighbors for everything. India has to prove the involvement of whoever she claims is responsible for terrorism.
India must take Israel as a role model. Surrounded by hatred all around ..the small country manages security and intelligence so well..that her enemies are scared of her.
India is much bigger than Israel with a decent economy. It would be wise to put the dollars to constructive use and tighten the belts and the fences...so that no one can break in.
For that, India needs good leaders, free police / Intelligence and a public that knows and understands the stakes.
The public must start thinking that they are 'Indians' and not hindus or muslims or christians. A wise society would put the Ramayan, Bible and the Koran aside and have India and only India in its heart and soul.
This is the time to act.