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More Than 170 Killed in Mumbai Terror Attacks

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Posted on Nov 29, 2008
Mumbai vigil
AP photo / Altaf Qadri

Indians light candles at a vigil in Mumbai for victims of the terrorist attacks.

On Saturday, officials in Mumbai continued hunting for clues, and for bodies, in the wake of the terror siege that began Wednesday in the Indian megalopolis. More than 170 people are known dead. The Pakistani government is denying involvement in the attacks and offering to cooperate if any connection is discovered between the perpetrators and Pakistan. President Bush has also pledged his support.

As The New York Times also reported Saturday, some Indians are viewing the siege as their “personal 9/11.”


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Perhaps the most troubling question to emerge Saturday for the Indian authorities was how, if official estimates are accurate, just 10 gunmen could have caused so much carnage and repelled Indian security forces for more than three days in three different buildings.

Part of the answer may lie in how, despite the country’s stark vulnerability to terrorist attacks, Indian law enforcement remains woefully ill-prepared. The siege, for instance, exposed problems caused by inexperience and inadequate equipment, including a lack of high-power rifle scopes and other optics to help troops discriminate between the attackers and civilians.

As the investigation continued, it was unclear whether the attackers had collaborators already in the city, or whether others in their group had escaped. All told, the gunmen struck about 10 sites in bustling south Mumbai.

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By Inherit The Wind, December 1, 2008 at 9:18 am Link to this comment

Fadel Abdallah, November 30 at 4:32 pm #

This is gift to Inherit-The-Shit!

Statement issued by David Ben Gurion, the first Israeli Prime Minister, as printed in the Jewish Chronicle, 9 August 1967:

“The world Zionist movement should not be neglectful of the dangers of Pakistan to it. And Pakistan now should be its first target, for this ideological State is a threat to our existence. And Pakistan, the whole of it, hates the Jews and loves the Arabs.
This lover of the Arabs is more dangerous to us than the Arabs themselves. For that matter, it is most essential for the world Zionism that it should now take immediate steps against Pakistan.

Whereas the inhabitants of the Indian peninsula are Hindus whose hearts have been full of hatred towards Muslims, therefore, India is the most important base for us to work therefrom against Pakistan.

It is essential that we exploit this base and strike and crush Pakistanis, enemies of Jews and Zionism, by all disguised and secret plans.”
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No, I’m dealing with shit.  Fadel, your quote is a well-documented FRAUD and a FORGERY!

Ben-Gurion never said that or wrote that. Period.

An Indian analyst today on NPR said that Al Qaeda had the best motive: To foment military confrontation between India and Pakistan, forcing Pakistan to move its military forces from the Afghani border where they are pursuing Al Qaeda.

THAT is the most likely perpetrator…and they will put both innocent Indian and innocent Pakistanis at war killing each other just to protect their phony “Jihad”.

‘Course, Fadel will NEVER admit that Al Qaeda exists or is evil—both to Muslims and non-Muslims alike.

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By Frank, December 1, 2008 at 5:24 am Link to this comment

Inherit The Wind, Fadel and others have a ready made list of people to blame for any future attack also. You can be sure they will blame anyone but the actual Islamic extremist groups that commit any future attack.

I honestly think they are incapable of acknowledging any reality that clashes with their ‘Blame the West’ mentality.

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By Fadel Abdallah, November 30, 2008 at 5:32 pm Link to this comment

This is gift to Inherit-The-Shit!

Statement issued by David Ben Gurion, the first Israeli Prime Minister, as printed in the Jewish Chronicle, 9 August 1967:

“The world Zionist movement should not be neglectful of the dangers of Pakistan to it. And Pakistan now should be its first target, for this ideological State is a threat to our existence. And Pakistan, the whole of it, hates the Jews and loves the Arabs.
This lover of the Arabs is more dangerous to us than the Arabs themselves. For that matter, it is most essential for the world Zionism that it should now take immediate steps against Pakistan.

Whereas the inhabitants of the Indian peninsula are Hindus whose hearts have been full of hatred towards Muslims, therefore, India is the most important base for us to work therefrom against Pakistan.

It is essential that we exploit this base and strike and crush Pakistanis, enemies of Jews and Zionism, by all disguised and secret plans.”

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By Inherit The Wind, November 30, 2008 at 3:59 pm Link to this comment

Give it up, Fadel!

It only took you a couple of days to once again come up with some cockamamie convoluted conspiracy fantasy to blame the US and Israel for this attack.

There is NOTHING that benefits either nation’s National Security.  Even the craziest neo-con or wildest ultra-orthodox Jew could not come up with ANY benefit for such an attack.  Destabilize INDIA????  I can see possibly destabilizing Pakistan as a “black op”, but not India.  It just doesn’t make sense.

But lots of wild fanatical “Jihadists” could…and have in the past—many times.

But I know, I know: You simply cannot believe any Muslim is capable of committing evil—there must ALWAYS be a diabolical CIA or Mossad agent behind him.

Logic is a terrible thing to be bereft of.

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By coloradokarl, November 30, 2008 at 12:49 pm Link to this comment

Thanks fadel!!  I couldn’t see wasting my time.

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By Fadel Abdallah, November 30, 2008 at 12:39 pm Link to this comment

By Frank, November 30 at 6:45 am #

Fadel, if you actually believe most of what you write in these forums…
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Well Frank, let me tell you first that if Frank is part of your real name, then I would say that it’s a misnomer, for frankness is not a characteristic of the fascist you are!

I am also delighted that my free thought and enlightened critical thinking managed to encroach on the comfort zone of brainwashed fascists like you. This is how I measure the effectiveness and truthfulness of my posts since they your types.

I am also glad that free speech, free thinking and truths cause you pain and reveal your fascist mentality!

You deserve a thank you for making my day!

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By coloradokarl, November 30, 2008 at 11:42 am Link to this comment

Psmith how about the 130 people that die horrible deaths each minute from the toxic environment in India, How about the 130 people that die each second prematurely from malnutrition? The tsunami’s killing of 220,000 in 30 minutes showed me the very,very small role individuals play in the “Mothers” Big Picture.

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By Frank, November 30, 2008 at 7:45 am Link to this comment

Fadel and coloradokarl, you can try to spin this anyway you like, but most of the world is awake to the reality Islamic terrorism is real, rampant, a threat to free societies everywhere. In supporting it with your denials and spin, so too have you both become enemies of most of the world, whether you see it or not.

Fadel, if you actually believe most of what you write in these forums, (I have my doubts that you really do), then Islam has apparently twisted your mind, stripped away your reason,  and left you unable to perceive reality except through the grotesquely warped lens of your personal religious belief system.  If that is the case,  I truly pity you. You are both a victim of it, and now a perpetrator of further damage by the poisonous rhetoric you try to spin to point the finger at anyone other than the actual Islamic groups who commit these acts.

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By coloradokarl, November 30, 2008 at 5:29 am Link to this comment

I agree this reeks of 9-11 and India being on of the few countries not devastated by the financial “Crisis” is a prime customer for the Military Industrial Complex. I Question that the only surviving gunman was photographed so clearly at the beginning of the “attack”. That the head of counter terrorism was killed the first hour leading the charge? the Jewish/American/british thing? Question this whole thing!! It’s too neat and tidy! Beware Pakistan!

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By Fadel Abdallah, November 29, 2008 at 6:48 pm Link to this comment

Please keep evil Bush and his cohorts (CIA) from being part of this investigation! If they are not directly involved in this, then this would be their chance to plant their own evidence to gear the investigation the way they desire!

Remember! This is the Evil-in-Chief, who under his watch as he took office, the false flag operation of 9/11 took place. And as he is about to exit this office, we have another false flag operation, this time in India, in which I believe he and his cohorts have a hand or two!

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