Skip to comments.Mumbai attacks: Terrorists monitored British websites using BlackBerry phones
Posted on 11/30/2008 10:33:19 PM PST by george76
Indian officials suspect the Islamic terrorists in Mumbai may have British links after examining BlackBerry phones they used to monitor news reports.
Key figures in the terrorist gang were equipped with the devices that meant they were able to monitor British news, even when the authorities turned off power.
A senior officer in the country's elite Black Cat commando unit told the Telegraph, the gunmen were able to trawl the internet for information once they lost cable television feeds to the two luxury hotels and office block.
The men looked beyond the instant updates of the Indian media to find worldwide reaction to the events in Mumbai.
The availability of news updates and live TV streams from Indian and foreign media is though to have given the hostage takers an advantage in the two day siege. By early yesterday army commanders had realised the extent of the problem.
"Welcome to the age of celebrity terrorism."
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the age of celebrity terrorism.
And the Blackberry Storm wasn’t even released until last week. Thank God.
They would really be dangerous armed with that.
Wish the scumbags had found FR so they could see us all saying “eat pig s##T, you worthless jihad sons-of-pigs!”
"Their analysis of at least five BlackBerry mobile phones recovered suggested the terrorists had links to England.
"There was a lot of content from the English media, not just in London but the Urdu and Arabic sites that are very strong in the north of England," the Commando leader said near the site of the city's third siege at Nariman House. "We have some analysis started on this and we will pass it on to Scotland Yard, no doubt.""
I love my CrackBerry.... I can read FR all day on it while it is FILTERED at work.
Islamic terror is international and it's web is everywhere.
We should see these attacks as against us all the time, standing side by side with the Indian public as if our names were on the butchers target list - because they would be if they could be.
All Islamic terror acts are against the free world.
Loose Lips sink more than ships in this day and age.
How in the heck are authorities going to get around this?
Shut down the whole internet system worldwide during (God forbid) the next terror attack?
Hmmm...not iPhones, but BlackBerrys.
and thanks Ernest:
Indians claim terrorists took orders from Pakistan
The Sunday Times | November 30, 2008 | Dean Nelson, Mumbai
Posted on 11/29/2008 2:12:43 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
Pakistanis wary of Mumbai claims ( “Why do they always blame us?” )
BBC | Monday, 1 December 2008 04:59 GMT, | Barbara Plett
Posted on 11/30/2008 10:05:59 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
My daughter got a new BlackBerry when I was just visiting her. It does everything but drive her to work, lol.