November 30, 2008

Mumbai Terror: Scotland Yard lends assistance, plan was to kill 5000

As Scotland Yard detectives arrive in Mumbai, the latest news suggests terrorists had extensive training and were planning for months.

Devastation: Wrecked by explosions and fire, below is a picture of the Harbour Bar at the Taj Mahal Palace on Saturday. A few days ago it was one of India's finest venues, above. Now all that remains is a charred shell

The only terrorist captured alive after the Mumbai massacre has given police the first full account of the extraordinary events that led to it – revealing he was ordered to ‘kill until the last breath’. Azam Amir Kasab, 21, from Pakistan, said the attacks were meticulously planned six months ago and were intended to kill 5,000 people.

He revealed that the ten terrorists, who were highly trained in marine assault and crept into the city by boat, had planned to blow up the Taj Mahal Palace hotel after first executing British and American tourists and then taking hostages. Mercifully, the group, armed with plastic explosives, underestimated the strength of the105-year-old building’s solid foundations.

As it is, their deadly attacks have left close to 200 confirmed dead, with the toll expected to rise to nearly 300 once the hotel has been fully searched by security forces.

The news comes as it is also revealed that the terrorists were funded by British Mosques'

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Fennec said...

An Indian-American writer explains "what they hate about Mumbai."

Anne Applebaum warns us not to forget the lessons of 9/11.

What else can we do??

WomanHonorThyself said...

funded by mosques..what a shock..not!..thank u Otto for posting and caring so much for humanity. Bless You and yours.

Always On Watch said...

The media will not report the Mumbai details we're learning about here in the blogosphere. I had a chance to test that at a party last night. Those I told were stunned -- and they think themselves well informed because they watch the news every day.

I fail to see a way for us to rally the people if they don't know the facts.

AI said...

Here is a statement of profound demographic reality.

With estimates that there may already be some 150 million Islamists amid a rapidly expanding global Muslim population of 1.3 billion. Even if only a tiny proportion turns to jihadism and terrorism, then the West and the world have a massive problem that will persist throughout the century.


David Schantz said...

Great post. Attacks like this make victims of us all.

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.

GrEaT sAtAn'S gIrLfRiEnD said...

Excellent article Otto. Scary too.

MK said...

It's a constant source of amazement to me Always, the ignorance of the masses and the treachery of the media.

Some of the news we read about and take for granted as known on the internet will never reach most people out there.

Didn't know about the mosque involvement, thanks Otto. I heard about the Brit connection, but it was hotly denied by the Indians and the Brits, though i have my suspicions that they're covering it up.

Tapline said...

AI, Great coverage,,,more than I have read elsewhere. Mosques No! I don't believe it those peace loving Imams....Propaganda..Nothing I can say will contribute to the outright murder perpetrated against civilians....for what???? Wake up world!!!!I think world wide media better wake up to reality and let people know what indeed is happening.....stay well..

Bloviating Zeppelin said...

What part of the UK's loving embrace of Islam do you suspect had a part in this event?