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Another terrorist attack in India, this time in India’s financial & entertainment capital, Mumbai (Bombay.) I have been following this for a while on Twitter, where people from the city are reporting whatever updates they can get. It is a depressing start to a Thanksgiving weekend […]

Another terrorist attack in India, this time in India’s financial & entertainment capital, Mumbai (Bombay.) I have been following this for a while on Twitter, where people from the city are reporting whatever updates they can get. It is a depressing start to a Thanksgiving weekend here in the U.S. You can follow the news here on Twitter, or watch some of the live reports on NDTV and CNN. There are also photos on Flickr.

I am just shocked at the sheer magnitude of the attack, which has left more than 75 dead and 200 injured, along with news of people being taken hostage. The ghastly acts saw terrorists attacking various locations, including busy train station, hotels and hospitals. The shootouts saw some senior cops killed in the line of duty, and the Army has been called in. The shock is so extreme that I am incapable of anger.

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  1. g2-6a0b2eb6da7094e400d6f4c60dc9f670 Wednesday, November 26, 2008

    I was in Mumbai just yesterday, staying in Colaba. This is shocking. The magnitude of this attack is by far the worst India’s ever seen. Our prayers with all affected.

  2. Sameer Pitalwalla Wednesday, November 26, 2008

    Om, not the right time, but its the commercial capital, not the capital. Bombay has gone completely mad, over 80 people killed. Don’t trust twitter, since those feeds are based on the news and the news itself is confused.

  3. Sameer Pitalwalla Wednesday, November 26, 2008

    And am in Bbay right now, so the difference between each channel’s reportage is huge. Some even claiming to have emails from the terrorists.

  4. 140Char » Terrorist attacks in Mumbai – Twitter becomes source for updates Wednesday, November 26, 2008

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  6. @Sameer

    If you have details, let us know – thanks for keeping me posted.

  7. No one has yet to mention WHO the terrorists are!

  8. The Old Taj is a large heritage site with a huge amount of wooden structures inside. An absolutely beautiful structure now engulfed in flames.

    The Deccan Mujahideen – a terrorist organization based in south India has claimed responsibility (source: NDTV). NDTV is also reporting that the Taj encounter has ended, and rescue missions are in progress.

    This is an act of war, and should be handled accordingly.

  9. @herman, various reports that the attacks are by Islamic fundamentalists, although no official statement on who is responsible. A group calling itself Deccan Mujahedeen is claiming responsibility.

  10. Lets pray on the eve of Thanksgiving Day that city returns to normalcy at the earliest. Also, THANK YOU to all the people set on the ‘helping’ effort already…people in Mumbai need more helping hands at this hour.

    Most of the latest is out there on TV, but the common request is for donation of blood:

    J J Hospital: +91 22 23739031
    St. George’s Hospital: +91 22 22620240

    http://www.mindinspirations.com/2008/11/27/flash-news-mumbai-terror-attacks-nov-27-2008/

  11. Lakshmi narayana Wednesday, November 26, 2008

    Shocking news to every one, and more over this is the time to be united all the indians.Please pray for the people who effected in the bad incident.

  12. Another cowardly attack on innocent citizens. Our prayers are for the victims and families. But knowing Mumbai it will be back to normal by today evening / tomorrow and that will be the biggest slap on the face of these cowards. Hope the politicians don’t politicise the matter.

  13. These terrorists should not be killed instead police should only amputate their hands and legs and leave them for life. This is the only punishment they will understand.

  14. Going to bed, now, trying to catch some sleep. I, too, have been following on American TV and streaming feeds from India.

    I apologize to all who care for the South Asian world [all the world, I guess] for the ignorance and foolish comments of many Americans at one or another blog.

    Silly talking heads on TV seem to feel the only way they can connect Americans to this horror is by saying this “is India’s 9/11″. They have no knowledge of extent of conflict and terror like this through the region. The people of India have been trying to work their way forward through this conflict since the day the English decreed partition.

    I apologize, OM, for waxing political. It’s just that my anger extends to more than the perpetrators of today’s crimes.

  15. #mumbai and #mumbaiattacks are the best hashtags to follow on twitter.

  16. As long as people are being lied to when they are told that islam is a religion of peace, nothing can be done to prevent muslims from creating mayhem and taking over pieces of land one after another, through immigration, demographics, intimidation and terror.

    If civilisation can’t get rid of this cancer that is islam, our grand children will all be living in a shit hole like Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia or Saudi Arabia.

  17. If you want to do something against this barbarism, it is simple. Inform yourself about islam and you will see that it is rotten at its core and that’s why it keeps producing Jihadists all over the world, regardless of the political circumstances and regardless of the wealth of the country.

    If you become aware that islam is evil, you will have helped inupholding human rights and freedom tremendously. Next, talk about it to your friends….even if it’s just one or two, it’s enough. Just keep doing it,until the world realizes it is facing a formidable fascist ideology garbed into a religion.

  18. Capt. Gurdeep Singh Thursday, November 27, 2008

    I sincerely hope that this hour of darkness can bring all Indians, Hindus, Muslims, Bihari or Mumbiakar together .
    This is not something which should divide us.All of us know that there are a lot of lessons to be learnt, but what what comes foremost for us to understand that this is AN ATTACK.Trained military personnel have come from Pakistan(they might call them terrorists).
    Just remember AN ATTACK on India should not be taken lightly.We have to do whatever is necessary to severly punish all those who were at any stage connected with this attack.
    Any terrorist reading this please note INDIA IS STRONGER THAN YOU.

  19. It just makes one angry, but then it is India. We are a cricket democracy; in cricket 11 people play and 11 million watch and in India 10 nasty politicians divide the country and 100 crore people watch silently.

    The strike is claimed by “Decan Muzahiddin”, which means terrorists from southern part of India. They seem to have been inspired by south indian leaders whose hearts are crying for LTTE, a known terrorist outfit even by the US and UK and these terrorists seems to be following our leaders in letter and spriti. At the same time, we have leaders in Maharastra who have already shred the social fabric to pieces and have created vandalism in the name of language division. Every other state is doing the same now in the name of language and at center we have the weakest leadership possible in history of independent India.

    They have done is at an time when they know it will hurt the most. Economy is in turmoil and this was the time to hit at a country which is supposed to bring the world out of the crisis along with China. As usual our leader say it is an “unfortunate event” and they will not do anything.

    Good news is we have Election. It is high time that we vote for people who come only with development as an agenda and I bet people will. And I am sure it will be over soon and the impact will be short term. Mumbai is amazingly great when resiliency of spirit is concerned, it was up the very next day after 2006 blasts.

  20. This is just sad man. But it does prove the power of online and ground report by individuals experiencing.
    Regards: rizzy
    http://twitter.com/rizzy81

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  24. Those who claim to act in terror in the name of Islam are against humanity and Islam. They essentially have political motives and can be misguided. Acting in the name of religon for a political cause is hypocrisy.

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  26. I am afraid that Indians and everybody world over will forget this in a week. After the train bombings the same thing happened everybody forgot and we have new attacks. We Indians are like cows we have been telling the Islamic terrorists come slit my throat and there is nothing that I am going to do about it.

    My neighbor was killed so what !? I am not going to worry until the terrorists knock my doors.This is our attitude towards the problem..this is what’s wrong with us. Our politicians take full advantage of it and so do the terrorists.

    CNN has been saying that India is becoming a breeding ground for terrorists. I a devastated to hear it. Are we going to be another world power or just a victim at the hands of terrorists ?

  27. Here is my Hypothesis of how the Mumbai terrorist attack was made possible:
    The Pakistan Marine Agency has been kidnapping and capturing Indian fishing vessels for the last 5 years. Look at this news link:
    http://www.hvk.org/articles/0603/176.html
    Pakistan then puts these kidnapped fishermen into jail and periodically decides to either release them or to keep them languishing in jail depending on whether it wants to take favors from India to release its citizens languishing in Indian jails for much more heinous crimes.

    The Indian government has done nothing, zilch, nada in the last many years to take care of the above situation.

    The terrorists apparently took this situation a step further. They took the help of the Pakistan Marine Agency

    to kill/kidnap and hijack an Indian fishing trawler. Next they loaded up the vessel with explosives and
    grenades manufactured in Pakistani factories. Finally they entered Mumbai (with all their prior research and review of the cities famous landmarks and their floor plans) and launched these attacks.

    Conclusion: The above goes to show that there are several factors leading to this tragedy:
    1) the lackadaisical attitude of the government in dealing firmly with Pakistan
    2) the apathy of Indian citizens who were happy to be tolerant and look the other way
    3) the absence of policing security and law system that protects the citizenry proactively
    4) the lack of political will to impose strong laws – the Congress is a leader on this
    5) the willingness to negotiate with terrorists – the BJP created a horrible precedent during the Indian
    Airlines hijacking incident few years ago
    6) the lack of cool self-assessment of what India’s strengths and weaknesses are in the security and law/order area
    7) opening up of borders with Pakistan – a country that is predominantly lawless and where the government only pretends to govern. We have spent too much time trying to build a relationship with a government that cannot control its internal environment
    8) ignoring the dangers posed by allowing Pakistanis to enter Indian territory by air, land and water without realizing the dangers it would pose to Indian lives
    9) constant interference in the functioning of the defence forces by the Indian government
    10) not investing in intelligence, security and training that is world class to ensure that the police can deal with such incidents
    11) agnostic Indian citizen psyche that refuses to get united and is happy in living in denial untill they are not personally attacked
    12) a citizenry that does not hold its politicians responsible for their actions.

  28. Where was Indian Navy???? Just catching Somali pirates? Where is Raj Thakare??? In the hiding?? Where is the collective outrage from ordinary citizens?? General APATHY has taken over Mumbaikars and India!!!

    What a shamefull display of incompetency and failures at all the levels….Even the PR was a failure by its absence. Where is the Govt designated spokes-person disseminating news to the rest of the world atleast to preserve a semblance of a Govt in control? ..And the thousands of by-standers??? Shame on you..Shoving and pushing a female CNN news reporter on the ground??? Ma bahen hai kya nahin kisiko??? Disgusting…This is being shown all over the world for last two days….over and over again !!!! WAKE UP Fellows !!!!!!!

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  30. Dont u think theres some thing common in Pragyas investigation and the ATS officers who have died? or its mere a coincedence.

  31. What a terrible tragedy! I don’t understand how anyone can think this is a way to further their cause. Ghandi would be appalled! It is time for all nations to come together to work toward solving hunger, disease and all the other issues that plague mankind. How can we, as a species, hope to survive when we destroy ourselves?

    I am for peace! Google my full name, Richard Neal Huffman

  32. This is a SCARY Scenario!!!!!! While everybody is busy making insta Punditry comments and after-the-fact analysis of the situation, I am not sure if anyone is thinking of what might be going on in the heads of those terrorists….

    Here’s one scenario..I hope I am wrong….There are still terrorists in each of the three targets – Oberoi, taj and Nariman House/Chabad. Why are these guys, who are now so badly outnumbered still hiding and worse – still not captured?? I think they are in this for the Jihad…There are two options to flush them out..
    1. Cut all supplies, Starve them and ultimately they will come out – WRONG !!! They might be prepared for this and will be able to survive or worse start killing the hostages (approximately 20-25 in each of this three locations)

    2. Secure every floor of each of these locations. Requires enormous amount of man-power to really secure each floor and keep moving up to the 20 – 21 floor where these guys are holed in. Then when enough number of Military folks are in there, these bastards are going to blow up these buildings..Killing hundreds more.

    This is very plausible considering the fact that these guys were surveilling these targets for months. God knows, they had the time and opportunity to plant the explosives all over in enough quantity to take the buildings down..

    For them, this is their day in glory. They are prepared to die or else they would have surrendered by now. They are baiting the rescuers with the hostages and then take all of them down. Its a no-lose situation for them. They have already killed hundreds. If scenario 1 plays out, they kill 75-100 more, if scenario 2 plays out they kill those 75-100 plus hundreds more !!!

    PLEASE !!! Someone get this plausible scenarios to the Indian authorities on-the ground there in Mumbai….

    This is a nightmare waiting to happen !!!!!!

    I HOPE I AM WRONG!!!!

  33. I am in Canada and have been watching this horrible news on NDTV for the last 32 hours. Just like everybody else, I am also just watching and doing nothing – sounds familiar? We have learnt to deal with these sort of attacks, I guess we have developed a thick skin to accept this sort of insult, torture to our mother land – India, havent we? Some one has mentioned that until it strikes my own home, it doesnt bother me. With the economical boom and cultural change, we are slowly forgetting our own culture and heritage and our own strengths. When I visit to India now, I get absolutely amazed to see how people are running after money and forgetting our own culture/heritage. If some one has an accident and lying on the street, some people stop by to look at what’s happened (we call them rubber necks) but dont take the time to do anything. Similar analogy can be given in this terrorist attacks as well. We just silently watch tv news and pack our own lunch and go for work, just to make sure that my home is safe and sound. Have we asked ourselves how many times we have been attacked in the last couple years? You may be next on line…
    I think the time has come to treat this seriously and do something really brutal to these bastards so that next time another terrorist or suicide bomber whoever will think twice before they commit these kinda crime.
    Lets not point our fingers to anybody. Some politicians or higher officials are doing their duties. No politician would like to see these kind of horrific event in their term. I bet you it is nightmare to everybody. Some one is finding faults on Navy, some are blaming police officials etc. It is the time that we UNITEDLY do something to combat these cowardly acts. Only request I can make to the legal officials that lets come up with some kind of punishment so that next time these bastards get a goosebumps before they commit themselves.
    I am so proud or our NSG, Military officials, Navy commandos, police officials, fire fighters, medical personnel for their outstanding work. I bet you they are not doing for money. They take their job as a pride.
    I pray to god for all the officials, who lost their lives in the line of duty to save civilians’ lives, so that their soul rest in peace and request to all the civilians so that they remember these people. Govt should make statues or some kind of mementos so that we will always remember them and pay due respect for their heroic acts. How many of us know their names? In the TV, they are mentioning the top officials name only; how about the hawaldars or constables, who lost their lives in the line of duty? I also pray to god for all the innocent people who lost their lives – may they be Indian origin or foreign nationals. Some one may be some ones mother, father, son, daughter, friends…
    Where are we heading? What type of county we are building for our children or next generation people?
    Request to Govt officials or corrupted politicians – you have made enough money for yourself. Are you happy? Can you go to bed peacefully?

  34. While I am pening down these things I am thinking about the courage these terrorists have. They could get in kargil and kill our country people, they come in our trains and again kill more people, they have left no place for us where we can go and hide. Why our government does not do anything? This is a clear picture displaying our forces. No border of our country is secured. Terrorists are able to come from everyside of our country. We are dying everyday and no one is bothered about us – THE COMMON MAN. Politicians will now make this a political issues, they will only give lectures and do nothing else. I am not very hopeful if any of our forces are well equipped to fight incase of any attack. When 10 terrorists can easily shatter our world, imagine what will happen if there were a few more. One more KARGIL WAR. We need to become one and fight for our rights. But then I know our police can catch us and beat us up but not these terrorists. Thats only because our police, forces and politicians are scared of PAKISTAN.

    Where is RAJ THAKERY and his SHIV SENA now. They are ready to beat our country men why not fight with these terrorist too. Why raj thakery cannot remove these people from mumbai as he was removing other Indians. When we are at fault I dont find a reason to blame others much.

  35. Does this make sense?? I am in USA and watching CNN for last 50 hours. I have seen spokepersons for the UK Govt, the US Govt, the Israeli Govt and even the Pakistani Ambassador to USA providing updates on the situation. The one country that does not have any one providing any updates at all is INDIA. Do we not understand the role of and importance of a Indian Central Govt spokesperson disseminating reliable and regular information to the world? Do we not have any one media savvy enough to help restore confidence to the public and also to the rest of the world regarding how we are handling this situation? Compare this with disasters of similar size or magnitude.

    India is on the cusp of breaking out and becoming a world economic power and here it is we are clearly demonstrating that we are not ready. World is watching and before the rest of the world start forming an opinion that India is now becomming a hot bed of terrorism just like Pakistan and Palestine, we need to pre-empt this seed of thought in th erest of the world’s mind.

    Let’s get our act together India. Do we not have an Indian Ambassador to US or UK who is media savvy enough to hit the broadcast/media waves and start restoring the confidence and image and do some damage control?????

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  37. This is something that has to be highly condemned. ITs a shame for our nation. Its time we stand together and fight this back. I came across a number of videos on the attack in the link below. They are really disturbing and making us feel for our country…

    http://www.tajtube.com/watch_video.php?v=42b9409ddca4080

    These coverages give us the real picture. If you see the below coverage, we get the feel that the mission to help the hostages has taken longer.

    http://www.kanbal.com/index.php?/Newsflash/mumbai-terrorist-attacks.html

    We cannot leave this to keep happening. These people will face it one day. The day cannot be too far. As Indians we need to stand together as one to battle the ugly face of terrorism.

  38. hello to all Friends ….

    Hope! soon this Drama will end in Mumbay…..

  39. its so sad Shocking news to every one, and more over this is the time to be united.Please pray for the people who effected in the bad incident.

    But may be Pakistan is not involve in it.may be its plane by any indian agencies like in Samjohota Express to show america that they are as affected as America or pakistan.it does not matter 4 agencies tht they can kill their own people for internation interse.
    Think about it.
    why pakistanies will do this try to feel the pain of pakistanies people who loses more life than indian in this terroist war. than how u can say that these people are muslim and pakistanies.if they are muslim then why they are killing inocent people in pakistan .In last year pakistan has more sucside attack then any other country in the world.then who is responsible for that. this is not the time to Blame but to think positively.
    Dot just blame Pakistan or Islam.Take care

  40. I want to kill all police officials who has prior knowledge tht Oberoi will be attack in near furture and politician who has either hid at the time of crisis or doing same politics.
    i condemn such act n people

  41. To say that Muslims are behind this violence is a big mistake. Because if all Muslims were like this they would have self-destructed ages ago. If any Muslim is involved does not mean all Muslims are the same they are not and condemn such things. What if a Hindu is captured does that mean all Hindus are the same? Religious differences aside and this problem has to be resolved by the security forces, without further loss of life. If all the terrorists are captured it would be possible to tell who is really responsible.
    It could very well be that the USA is behind this – it has a grander purpose to occupy both Pakistan and India and the pretext they will use is the pretext that Al-Qaeda has invaded Mumbai. That is one conspiracy theory making the rounds. Cross border invasion of Pakistan by the USA is regular – to start attacking beyond Pakistan an elaborate terrorist attack had to be planned. Another common thing is that the USA does not like countries which make a great deal of money through tourism. They have all but destroyed the tourism industry of Pakistan now it is India’s to suffer. The USA is jealous of countries which make this way. When it was reported that Egypt was making several billion US Dollars from its tourism industry a plan was set in motion to massacre tourists in their buses. The tourism industry was on the brink of collapse. It recovered later. The USA does not like countries which are self-sufficient have their income from different sources – it wants money to go to US banks not anywhere else. If any country begins to show any sign of progress the US will make every effort to bring it down. The immediate result of the terrorism in Mumbai is that tourists start leaving in India. Many may not return for several years to come. This is not simply an attack on hotels and killing of people the purpose is destroy the Indian tourism industry as much as possible.

  42. it is extremely upsetting to watch my Mumbai torn apart bya abunch of young men who are misled by fundamentalists.
    It si very true that not all muslims are terrorists but please don’t find excuses for these horrible acts. You can’t say, they have done something horrible but they had a good reason for it. There can’t be any good reaon for killing all these people.
    Please don’t even try to justify such an act……don’t blame it so randomly on USA. It is an act of fundamentalists who have no human feelings. This must be condemned by all human beings.

  43. I am as devastated as each one of you here.

    The frustration and anger that some of you have is coming out in the form of thoughts that we would not make if something like this did not happen. If you really meant to kill police officials, etc etc, then there would be no difference between us and the terrorists whose minds have been corrupted with ideologies that are definitely not a part of the Islam.

    I guess most of the comments here are from people who were born in India and now settled abroad (like me). I am also to be blamed for doing all the talking and not contributing enough to make the country better. After getting all the good education provided by India, I sit here in the comfort of my PC, typing my way to glory about what went wrong and what could have been done right.

    If each one of us did something to give back to the country from where we came from, this world would be a much better place to live in.

    Om, sorry for drifting away from this topic, but could not help writing.

    My deepest condolences to the families that are suffering right now due to this tragedy.

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  45. I feel very sad about the recent horrible events in Mumbai. I pray for all those invovled.

  46. Ashish Kalmegh Friday, November 28, 2008

    !!!!Wake up !!!!
    !!!!Mumbai Under attack !!!!We could be the next target !!!!

    Like all Indians and other peoples of different countries I am too totally moved by this tragic incident in Mumbai..
    Many innocent people lost their lives in this terror attack…

    I am or I must say we all are continuously watching all news channels for recent coverage…

    I appreciate our media,Mumbai police, arm forces and each and every person who is trying hard to evacuate the current terror zones ,and make them safe from terrorists…

    And I am proud about the recent operation at Nariman House and Hotel Oborai has been successfully completed,
    and the terrorists have been killed by our soldiers…

    But the terrorists and the terrorist organizations don’t know and even don’t get this simple point that what they are going to get after all these drama is nothing but only curse of all the dead innocent people and their relatives and the well wishers from all over the world…

    Terrorism is now like business for these people ….
    Those who don’t have any aim in their life , no future they mostly join these troops to make other people harm and get shot after that activity…

    Why don’t they get such a simple thing that you are killing anyone’s brother,mother,father….
    Why don’t they get such a simple thing ???

    But…

    These like terrorist activities can never make any nation weak . Not India …
    They can not fill our heart with terror…..
    We are the symbol of unity and nearby nations don’t like our happiness that is why they so this like activities ….

    Like some times family members fight with each other( like the recent events took place in Mumbai) but when other try to take advantage of this situation( the recent attacks by terrorists) all the members of the family unite and throw the intruders out…..

    Same is the situation here …..

    And we are now heading towards the success …

    If we think in the positive direction this is the alarm bell for us yes the Today’s generation ..We are not giving priority to the safety of our nation .We are in a habit of being pass our responsibilities to the next weaker person…

    I do agree I am Running away from my responsibilities and you should also accept this ….

    We need to get unite and try to build a new nation of all the young fresh minds…

    I think that Indian Government should makes rules for every candidate who is representing any party in elections..
    Like ..
    Candidate post graduate with more than 70% with no gaps in the degree or so ..
    Must have a clean background ,
    Like these which we face in our interviews to get a job.
    I wonder why there are no such rules in election for the eligibility procedure ….
    .
    .
    .
    Hope this comment reach the deserving persons ..
    who can take decisions for the well future of India ….

    At last I want to say that together we can stop terrorism…

    Jai Hind !!
    Jai Bharat !!

  47. Reports here in Chicago is that Isreal has sent in a Mossad ‘Kidon’ hit unit to help Mumbai Commandos in the hunt for the remaining terrorists. 26 gunmen are unaccounted for, the others have been captured or killed.
    A Manhunt is on as of now.

  48. Mumbai….This is yet another travesty to happen in the name of somthing that no one will ever understand. I feel so sorry for those famalies and people that have lost their lives in this and every other attack that happens.

    Who is responsible?

    The British are responsible for damage to…………………….
    Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago, Botswana, The Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Bahrain, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Qatar, Sudan, UAE, Yemen,Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Pakistan, Sri Lanka,Brunei, Burma, Malaysia, Singapore,Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, Tuvalu, Ireland, The Fauklands…….

    The US is responsible for damage to………….Where do we start?

    Israel is responsible for?………..But hey poor Israel!!

    Spain is responsible for the damage to…………..
    Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela,Cuba, Dominican Republic,Equatorial Guinea, Western Sahara,Philippines

    France is responsible for damage to………….
    French Guiana, Haiti, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of the Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Gabon, Guinea, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Niger, Senegal, Togo, Algeria, Djibouti, Lebanon, Morocco, Syria, Tunisia, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam

    Portugal is responsible for damage to…………
    Brazil, Angola, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Oman, East Timor

    Belgium is responsible for…………
    Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda

    Italy were not too bad they only damaged Libya……

    The Soviet Union is responsible…
    Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan

    The Dutch probably done every other nation i didnt mention above……
    Dont think we need to mention the WAR!!!! or Germany for that matter….

    But hey why let a little history ruin our day to day lives in the developed world. The simple fact is, I dont know and most other people from the developed world dont know what it is like to be dragged up with hate for every other nation on the planet, to be brought up in the lowest form of poverty with the message that some other nation is responsible for the hell on earth you live in.

    All we hear about in the media is the The Middle East problem, The African problem….. Who caused these problems? whos going to solve them? Who is going to create a world we can all live in peace?

    Well dont look to Religion, how many gods do we need, how many types of religion do we need. I think in todays world religion is nothing more than an excuse to hate.

    What we need is Faith, let religion go to Hell and let the past go with it.

    Never blogged before, probably never will again but had to get that off my chest.

    Have Faith

  49. teachthemasses Friday, November 28, 2008

    Why has there suddenly been a media blackout by India?
    If there are 40 terrorists, 11 dead, 2 arrested and 1 or 2 in the Taj, where are the other 28? i am confused by all this and feel something is wrong in this picture.

  50. getfactscorrect Friday, November 28, 2008

    iwanta comment on whats happened in India.
    As a British Indian(Sikh), I am absolutely disgusted that i hear no outrage from the large pakistani community here in UK against what has happened.
    The muslims believe that there are unsettled scores to settle because they ruled us for so many centuries and because they are outnumbered by the HIndus and sikhs, that they have a right to terrorise us. Most of my ancestors and indeed founders of my religion(it took 10 gurus) to fight off the mughals who callously tried to convert everybody in India to their religion. How can they say that the countries in S.E Asia are btter off being muslim when they themselves are forced settlers in our country. They were not invited by us, and neither were they asked to convert our people. They now want to continue terrorising us and our countrymen with these kind of acts. Why do you hide behind sweet facades?Why dont you come out and be man or woman enough to admit what you’ve done in our country. As for the Indian govt,come on, you need to wake up intelligence and set up more CCTV cameras everywhere.MOdern warfare requires more sophisticated gadgets. A few cameras in prominent places wud be a gud start!

  51. This is horrible, nothing can justify what is happening in Mumbai. The ideal goal of “Mass Mediated Terrorism”, is the flashing lights, the 24/7 rolling cameras and global attention the terrorists seek.

    Unfortunately, They have met and succeeded in their goals.

    As for my Indian friends, there is a fuel to this fire. How can we condemn one act of violence as horrific, terror, and unjustified because they targeted unarmed civilians for their causes. On the other hand condoning the killing of unarmed civilians by our own security forces. I strongly believe these events are linked, and/or provided motivation for Mumbai atrocity.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/news/2008/10/081016_kashmir_arney_dm.shtml

    we have to ask some tough questions to ourselves, is our nationalism blinding us? are we blurring the definitions of “just killing”? and even is our nationalism also terrorism? These kinds of things get played in the hands of terrorists and provide compelling recruiting tool, and ammunition.

    we live in a dangerous world, we are only reactionaries if we only pay heed to the issues facing us after the fact. We have to be proactive not only we have to eliminate immediate threats, but also try to reduce the grievances of the affected and disenfranchised masses within India and in neighboring unstable countries i.e Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh.

    If we can’t prevent all of it, because we do not know what kind of thoughts are going in someone’s sick head. we can reduce it to a great extent by trying to rehabilitate some of this sickness.

  52. I’m wondering the same thing regarding the Media Blackout.

    They need to stop playing the STUPID comments over and over which have proven to be false.

    Just show a live shot already and dont talk anymore.

  53. Its Funny everybodys discussion here keeps coming back to Religion. Get it into your thick heads Religion is the root of all evil here.

    All your talk, all these actions keep coming back to the one thing Religion………… Its time to see the wood from the trees Guys!!

  54. these guys will turn out to be muslims ,and could well be UK muslims .
    how on earth did UK get to this .we shame our selfs by letting such
    murderers live amongst us and call themselfs Brtish . they quite clearly
    dont have any of our values for life .

  55. This is just going to get worse. Within six-months we, the US, will have terrorist blowing themselves up in our malls and airports. These people will not stop until all pledge themselves to Islamic law.

  56. The terrorists who are responsible for causing this havoc, simply cannot have a religion, what they are doing is the work of the devil

  57. Our only hope against this latest threat is Obama. Obama will call upon all nations to reject this type of violence. Obama is bringing change to America. We will now all work together for a new nation. Obama has the right idea; to get everyone involved in community service and service to others. He will do away with the military as such and replace it with a volunteer civil defense that will cover all aspects of national security, under one banner. Programs will be established to repair and rejuvenate out cities infrastructure. All unemployed will take part in this new effort and all will be paid and provided health care and shelter. The US will grow in strength and the world will wonder at how easy it was. It just takes the right man to get it started.
    You can click on my name to see who I am.

  58. we are all strangled by political correctness we should examine much more closely
    muslims living amongst us ,and dont be afraid to want to want to be truly british.
    you can be sure that if the rolls were reversed and british people were populating
    asian countrys we would not be aforded the same welcome .
    this is a case of biting the hand that has fed you.

  59. finally its over in mumbai, but fight continues….
    Comandos have done a very fantastic job. Fire briged has done the same. But politicians has again laid us down and looks like they will never change.
    and about the terrorist whos been caught should be every 15 days brought out in front of the public an torched and next 15 days left to be recovered and again torched.

  60. I just have one question for all Indians:
    Why is our government so dependent on Pakistan government’s opinion and help to protect India against terrorism?
    The truth is that our politicians are using strategies that are older than themselves. We look like we are begging Pakistan to cooperate. But honestly what is the point of blaming a country like Pakistan. The United States is well aware that this country is largely lawless. By some estimates more than 50 percent of the country is not under government rule and they run their own parallel governments. Why are we wasting our bandwidth trying to opern our airspace, rail roads and waters to the most dangerous place on earth? Every terrorist incident of significance in the last 5 years has originated in Pakistan. When will we started taking steps to protect ourselves and making our national security world class? Everytime there is an attack our government puts another band-aid on our bleeding wounds and goes back to sleep! Can Mumbai inspire this country out of complacency? Or we destined to be broken up into many countries?
    Sincerely,
    Amit

  61. this is the time to wake up at least now,this time have to teach a good lesson to the enemy elements, in such a way that they should never dare to spell our name also
    jai hind

  62. the india government have no intention to fight against terrorists
    most of indian have weak memory after some week all will forget this terrorist attack
    do their normal work

    AS a indian i can forgive all the terrorists

    but not manmhoan and sonia

  63. nobody born as a TERRORIST some people make them TERRORIST for their own interest.So the time is comming find out them & STOP them first then only all problem can solve.

    who all are using us?Every body know the fact.

    ANYTHING IN THE WORLD IS NOT PERFECT WE HAVE TO MAKE IT PERFECT & WHO AL ARE BARRIER–DESTROY THEM.

    WE ALL UNDERSTAND THE POLITICS— POLITICIANS ARE GOOD FOR NOTHING.

    Yes we are indian only—- we proud to be an INDIAN.

  64. we need solution——————-nothing else

  65. A lot of us(mumbaikars) blame mumbai police for being currupt and inefficient.
    But just think about the courage those police officials showed, especially the hawaldars who risked their life with no bullet proof jacket or automatic weapons and faced those milants armed with AK-47 and grenades.
    My heart goes for these brave hawaldars who are often critised by the educated middle class without understanding the condition and facility they work with.

  66. Rick Huffman I hope you were drinking whiskey when you wrote yor 3.09 posting.

    I am Irish with no agenda, however it is my opinion that the American people know nothing about the world we live in or their countries forigen policy. Just take your example that Americas new Black hope is going to solve the worlds terror problem??? Did you see his election campaign he mentioned at least two nations he would go to war with. The new black hope is no better than the White Warlord Bush so wake up you stupid man.

    Lets see how long it takes before Obama goes to war!!! Lets see how quick he pulls troops out of Iraq. Best spin ever by a government was in the news headline a few months back, America withdraws troops from Iraq the next day the troops didnt land back in down town Little Rock or Florida but Afganistan.

    Until countries stop pumping money into their military and stop making and developing arms what happened in mumbai will continue around the world. Any country with a military or that makes and develops arms has blood on their hands.

  67. Rick Huffman I hope you were drinking whiskey when you wrote yor 3.09 posting.

    I am Irish with no agenda, however it is my opinion that the American people know nothing about the world we live in or their countries forigen policy. Just take your example that Americas new Black hope is going to solve the worlds terror problem??? Did you see his election campaign he mentioned at least two nations he would go to war with. The new black hope is no better than the White Warlord Bush so wake up you stupid man.

    Lets see how long it takes before Obama goes to war!!! Lets see how quick he pulls troops out of Iraq. Best spin ever by a government was in the news headline a few months back, America withdraws troops from Iraq the next day the troops didnt land back in down town Little Rock or Florida but Afganistan.

    Until countries stop pumping money into their military and stop making and developing arms what happened in mumbai will continue around the world. Any country with a military or that makes and develops arms has blood on their hands.

  68. The two categories of people who don’t make others sleep are
    Terrorists and Politicians.

    Voters don’t have a second choice other than vote one in the list. There should be options like President Rule, Military Rule etc.

    Let the politicians start working on there own other than talking and fighting for there selfishness.

    For a peaceful world Terrorists and Politicians has to be eliminated

  69. Mumbai again is in the grip of terror. So many innocent lives taken by few twisted minded young ,brain washed,misdirected people. How long mumbai and it’s people are going to bear such assault? How long the patience of common man is going to be tested? Do they have to take to streets or take the matter in their own hands before these politicians would set their selfish needs aside and start thinking about the real people. Besides shopping for groceries and normal clothing ,do we really need to start shopping for special bullet proof vests and head gear so as to venture out safely as if we are gong to war instead about our simple daily routine. We now leave for workplace and do not know if we will make it back safe and sound. One never know when and where a bomb would go off or we would be sprayed with bullets. Until we see our loved one back home safe and sound in the evening our mind and heart keep on praying for their safety. What kind of world and times are we living in? Is there any solution or end to this problem? Let all the people join hand together,irrespective of nationality,religion,caste and creed and stand up for ourselves than depend on these petty politicians and try to do constructive for a change. My heart goes for the victims of mumbai 26/27-11 as i have personally seen children orphaned and victims crippled and scarred for life.Words are not enough but atleast that’s how we make a stumbling start.

  70. THE INDIAN PUBLIC IS FED UP OF THESE INCESSANT TERROR ATTACKS.
    THE POLITICIANS ARE BEING BLAMED FOR BEING INSENSITIVE TO THE CONTINUED TERROR PLOTS EMANATING FROM ACROSS THE BORDER. INSTEAD OF EMPTY RHETORIC THE PEOPLE FEEL THAT THE TIME HAS COME FOR A PRO-ACTIVE APPROACH TO HANDLE THE THREATS.
    THAT 20 YOUTH COULD HOLD AN ENTIRE CITY OF 12 MILLION PEOPLE TO RANSOM FOR 72 HRS SHOWS THE SOFT UNDERBELLY OF THE COUNTRY.
    THE TIME HAS COME TO FIGHT FIRE WITH FIRE

  71. the simple truth is and its as old as mankind no mater what country
    you come from is
    Religion murders us all , if you believe the lie ,you die.

  72. I am aBritish Pakistani who had a holiday with my husband and four children in India this April.We stayed in Mumbai and travelled all over India as I feel the people of India and Pakistan are ethnically the same and our essential culture , language , food are the same.
    I have followed these events, holding my breath in horror.
    Power, religion and greed can produce such horrors in excess,and My deepest condolences and sympathy goes out to all affected in Mumbai and India.
    Who-ever responsible will truly have succeeded if their actions breed more aggression and hatred between Pakistan and India who are ONE people,
    Peace please

  73. Mumbai has been the prime target for terrorists time and again and the viscious cycle of terrorist attacks -> mass killing of innocent people -> sacrifices made by security forces seems to be never ending.
    Sources revealed that the same person/organization has been involved in a series of attacks on the city for over 15 years. Why can’t this organization/person be tracked?
    There should definitely be a way to track them down through their family/affiliates/friends even if that calls for some extreme measures. The innocent souls need justice and the rest of the society deserves to be freed from the fear of “terrorism”.

  74. Human beings are basically animals. How many of our kind have we killed? While as a cave man, while as an imperialist, while as a slave trader, while as a nazi, fascist, communist, as crusaders, as jihadis,..innocent children, helpless women, and just men, we have killed and we keep killing…we will keep on killing. Only that hese days, the lands of death are in west Asia; mass graves of mutilated human bodies uncovered, innocent people by the scores killed as a routine, men beheading weaker men, men severing the hands and feet of their own women, young men made into drug addicts, deprived of the ability to think and made to kill. I am waiting for that day when God will appear before man and with a big, big bomb, finish off entire mankind.

  75. Let’s send our fishermen into the Parliament and force our politicians to go fishing!

  76. All politicians and media people are doing business with this situation, no one is really concentrating what is the feature of India.
    Three days media celebrated attacks festival, now they are concentrating on politicians.Who will resign and when they will resign.
    Really this is not the matter, now congress is resigning, next BJP or other party will come what they’ll do for country? If the same kind of situations happens congress will ask them to resign. but no one will concentrate on common man.
    The best way complete home ministry should hand over to military, no political influence should on that role.

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  78. Why cant we just take one simple action against terror, capture & shoot over 200 members of dwadood’s gang including 2-3 politicians, industralists and his sister&family who still live in mumbai with all the dadagiri..

  79. I agreed with Mr Ram that home ministry should be hand over to military or independent agency . I request to press please be resposible .I request to police ,NSG , Milatry to withdraw securties to these politicians and bycote them .So make them feel they are also normal people of india they also feel the heat.

  80. Indian politicians will only react when their families are butchered in front of their eyes. Even then they may say such things happen in a big country called india and they will go and get married again.

  81. And pakistan says its India who have mastermind this themselves like America did on themselve on 9/11

    http://www.hotklix.com/?ref=content/152704

  82. Gino Van de Walle Monday, December 1, 2008

    One of the things to learn of these terrorist attacks is the giant leap that terrorism has taken towards professionalism. Unfortunately, we will have to learn to live with this.
    http://www.ginovandewalle.com/terrorism-part-ii/

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  85. Bellie Jayaprakash Monday, December 1, 2008

    Awake and Arise…India…before it is too late !

    See my blog http://india-arise.blogspot.com/

    Wing Commander Bellie Jayaprakash

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  87. MysticalmaleOz Tuesday, December 2, 2008

    All I can say is My heartfelt support to all affected .. HOWEVER I AM OUTRAGED AT THE SHEER STUPIDITY OF OUR LOVINGLY FATTENED POT BELLIED POLITICIANS

  88. ‘Man is the only religious animal, In the holy task of the smoothing his brother’s path to the happiness of heaven, he has turned the globe into a graveyard ‘ Mark Twain’s (1835-1910) words were true then and are a testament to what is now.
    What is and what has been is truly void of all that is human .
    The world seems to have been under the spell of so much pain and suffering inflected by those who have lost the only true religion man was born with – Humanity.
    In this time of ours that we seek to unravel all the mysteries of the universe and that of life and the beyond ,like all those who lived before us ,we seem to have been blinded to what is now.
    The past perhaps is the only constant, in our present and in that of our future and If only, we would understand the history of our kind, we could save our collective humanity or what’s left of it and all that is now, for history is repeating itself all over again with a vengeance.
    l do believe, if we come together as one in mind , body , sprit and soul stripping our selves of every other divide we could save ourselves .
    Each one of us needs to take responsibility of what has conspired, for our silence has contributed to this.
    Each one of us needs to take our responsibility as citizens of the globe sincerely and contribute in every which way we must and possibly can.
    Each one of us needs to strive to find our path in this calling, for no effort of humanity is ever in vain.
    This we can, the question is will we?

  89. I am sorry to say that we the educated people are not taking active part in voting thus leaving the fate of our country in the hands of illetrate/cast/community based people who elect people like them,without vision just working for themselves, enriching themselves just like the British who took riches of our India to their country.Irony is that the politico-beuroctat nexus of India is taking tha riches to Swiss banks.

  90. There is so much anger on the streets of Mumbai, anger all over country. Why can’t we channelize this into positive action? Why can’t we form citizen forums at all levels to demand accountability from everyone; politicians, government servants, friends, foes; from top to bottom? Why don’t we stop giving bribes, stop breaking laws and start caring for fellow citizens. There are countless ways we can work at all levels. Let us start from little things, at grass root level and let this surge for accountability spread from bottom to top. Let us join hands together and demand and say yes we can!!!!

  91. Its not just Pakistan, even America is equally involved in this. Once again true to their colour they have shown they are actually on the side of terrorist as they have always been. Has anybody noticed how the American politicians and the US media been trying to guard against any mention of Pakistani involvment inspite of all the evidence to the contrary we have provided? I mean we have more evidence of Pakistani high level government involvement in terrorism then America ever had against Bin Laden linking him to 9/11. How much more evidence would be enough evidence to prove guilt? It is craven, shameless and insenitive on their behalf to rush in their politicians to India and to urge Indians to “show restrain”. Havent we shown enough restraint? How much more hits do we take? How much more do we suck it up, take it and move along? I am sorry to say but US is not our friend and not the least our ally. In fact its the result of years of American political support and financial/military aid to Pakistan that we are seeing this day. America has practically subsidized Pakistani jihad against India. In fact you could almost argue that America is a downright enemy of India. Every American policy has been counter productive to our security environment. Every American action has undermined out security interests and emboldened Pakistan to the extent that now Pakistan repeatedly pulls such daring strikes on our cities and so loudly and brazenly denies any involvement at all. Honestly we have had enough with US. We need to show their heartless and craven politicians the door as much as we need to do the same with our own politicians. We need to go ahead and do what we need to do to permanenetly destroy terrorism. If that means we need to so Uncle Sam the finger so be it. We have had enough of their scam WOT. Bush of course was the biggest idiot on the planet, but Barrak Obama may just turn out to be another terror sympathyzer. America si part of the problem it cant be part of the solution.

  92. I think this whole incident showed the whole world how unprepared India government is for this type of attacks to handle.
    But I think in this attack terrorists made a mistake of killing foreigners and Rich people in India. Just think about this – Today everybody in media, internet, news are talking about people died in Taj, Oberoi and Nariman House but nobody talk about 60 people killed in CST. Why? because they are common poor people who have always died in these terrorists attacks.
    Now because rich and foreigners died in this attack there is global visibility and global pressure on Indian government and because of this Indian Goverment must and should take some actions to prevent it in future.
    Atleast I hope that!

    Otherwise if they had killed only common people in Mumbai then it would not made an impact on Indian Governement to take some serious actions coz they are not important for them.

    How pitiful situation is this? Which world do we live?

  93. THE ATTACK ON MUMBAI WAS HAPPNEND BECAUSE OF NEGLIGENCE REGARDING SEA ROUTE.
    OUR POLITICIANS WERE BUSY IN THEIR OWN WORKS(?).SUCH LEADERS DO NOT NEED OUR COUNTRY. THEY SHOULD UNDERSTAND THEIR RESPONSIBILITY.
    PROPER ACTION MUST BE REQUIRED TO STOP THIS ATTACKS. & REQUIRE TO IMPLIMENT THAT ALSO.

  94. THE ATTACK ON MUMBAI WAS HAPPENED DUE TO NEGLIGENCE. OUR POLICEMEN LACKS LATEST
    MODERN TECHNOLOGY, WHICH HAD SEEN BY ALL OF US. POLITICIAN WERE BUSY IN THEIR OWN MOOD. SUCH LEADER IS NOT REQURED BY THIS COUNTRY.
    STRICT LAWS SHOULD BE MADE & SHOULD BE IMPLIMENT AF FAT AS POSSIBLE ALSO.
    ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.

  95. Bellie Jayaprakash Wednesday, December 3, 2008

    We Indians can never learn

    I see in the TV news channels, the anchors styling themselves as the ‘know all’s commenting and talking about Military Action against Pakistan as if Pak will keep quiet and watch the fun from behind a rope marked as the boundary, like when the media was kept away from Taj Hotel. How ridiculous to even to think in those lines.

    Let me explain.The biggest stupid mistake we commit is to let the Police, in this case the ATS of Maharastra, talk through the media. Knowing their [police] track record, what ever they say about the arrested terrorist is only a speculation. We have seen it in a number of cases. They say that he speaks perfect English but he is the son of a rikshaw puller and the he himself is a daily wage earner, is a contradiction in point.

    Why can’t they shut up and keep quiet and video record the complete interrogation along with other security agencies like CIA/ FBI, UK Police – Scotland Yard and others and present it to the whole world so that there cannot be any denial or rebuttal later on.

    By giving out the information through the media that the ‘killer at CST’ is from Faridkot, they have enabled the ISI to completely make the family of this man vanish into thin air so that Pakistan can claim that there never was any body ever born in Pak as AA Qasab – the caught culprit.

    See my blog http://india-arise.blogspot.com/

  96. To begin with these past few days have been numbing to say the least and today has been no different. What has been unleashed on the night of Wednesday, is one that has shamed our kind yet again.
    It is truly not possible to even begin to comprehend what the people who have survived have lived through and have to live with or of those who passed on in the clutches of such sheer brutality and those who survive them – May the loving lord love them, bless them, protect them, guide them and give them the strength of all his might.
    Each day is and shall be a fight of its darkness; this is not its first and most certainly not the last.
    We as a nation have been in its shadow for far too long and if we let any of its darkness cloud our lives any longer we are doomed.
    We must for once look at the darkness within ourselves as well, as individuals and as a nation for we are equally responsible for what has been and is.
    What is most inhuman is the sheer lack of compassion and sense of duty of those who could have saved so many souls of this suffering, of those whose leadership we trusted.
    The leadership of this country, our country has to take is responsibility of ‘trust’ with its fellow countrymen as its foremost duty.
    Our freedom has yet to truly come; We are still in bondage our masters have changed,
    Today we are bound by those who we have chosen in the name of democracy, our spirit robbed, We live in constant fear – Our freedom an illusion…
    Today we spill out our own fears, that burn within us each day as we see a piece of it unfold before our very eyes, this is not the only fear of ours that has played itself to life, our emotions and rage spoke then as they do now- Our pledge an illusion …
    All that is and has been is one that each of us have seen before, each time with different faces…
    My heart knows of all the illusions but yet is a hopeless
    Hopeful that truly hopes that this time our pledge sees the light – light within light without,
    That this time the leadership
    of our country restores the trust of its fellow countrymen – being true leaders , not masters of the past …

  97. My heart goes out to the victims’, their families and their great nation.

  98. Before Pakistan , the role of CHINA & USA should come under scrutiny. Firstly, CHINA inspite of being the most populated country of the world, did not do what the world expected from a country of that stature apart from expressing grief as a mere formality, destroying all its harassing effort of olympic management to lift its image of being a good nation in the worlds eyes. As India is its largest, closest and a potential ally as compared to USA, CHINA should fulfill its social responsibilities in true sense.
    Secondly, the USA looks upon every country as potential customers for weapons(dumped by its army) be it a failed state like Pakistan or a country like India whose very “Idea” is being challenged. Inspite of all odds the US government continues to support the negligible civillian governance in Pakistan, consciously, since time immemorial. The clear majority of world believes, when US government can hang Saddam Hussain why cant anything similar be done with the Military and ISI chief of Pakistan. Doing so will clearly help the democracy in Pakistan at present and send a strong message to the future, consequently relieving the peace loving majority of the world.
    Specially in this time of social, cultural and economical unification(globalisation), the US agenda regarding Pakistan puts a bold question mark on the US think tanks.

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  100. The enemy’s within, not without.India is incapable of firm decisive governance because of its chaotic polity. Remember how the Left was opposing the government on reforms ? And who stood to benefit if they had their way ? Watch out!

  101. A democracy where its failed leadership, in the shameful aftermath of a fallen trust with its fellow countrymen and those of the globe, who paid with their lives for their sheer lack of leadership, have the audacity to talk of communal hailing before the body of leadership when choosing from its own, manipulate their fellow countrymen by sowing communalism in their hearts.

    To say the least communalism has become an election propaganda with almost every party, every candidate and we call ourselves a secular nation …This kind of communal differentiation should not be acceptable in a democracy like ours and must be forbidden by law, we are beings that happen to be Indians and that is all that should matter!

  102. selfdefensedelhi Sunday, December 7, 2008

    really sad to see it, must say mumbai govt was pathetic to get commandoes to travel in these best buses when they deserved to be in at least limo party bus same as what indian team got when they won the 20-20 icc world cup. pity its india real heroes suffer, and all these fake heroes celebrate :(

  103. ANYTHING IN THE WORLD IS NOT PERFECT WE HAVE TO MAKE IT PERFECT & WHO AL ARE BARRIER–DESTROY THEM.

    Where was Indian Navy???? Just catching Somali pirates? Where is Raj Thakare??? In the hiding?? Where is the collective outrage from ordinary citizens?? General APATHY has taken over Mumbaikars and India!!!

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