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Sri Lankan Cricket team attacked in Lahore with Guns, Grenades
Indian TV news channels - various | 3 March 2009 | Self

Posted on 03/02/2009 8:46:48 PM PST by IndianChief

Sorry for the vanity- I am just monitoring the news Channels here in India and this is on all of them - The Sri Lankan Cricket team, playing a test series against Pakistan has just been attacked by terrorists with assault weapons and grenades. At least 6 of their players have been injured in the chest and leg, 5 guards killed in the attack near the Qaddafi stadium.

The Sri lamkan team replaced India who refused to tour after the Mumbai carnage.


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KEYWORDS: cricket; cricketteam; globaljihad; pakistan; qaddafistadium; srilanka; stadium; stadiums; taliban; team; terror; terrorism

1 posted on 03/02/2009 8:46:48 PM PST by IndianChief
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To: IndianChief

Yikes.


2 posted on 03/02/2009 8:47:34 PM PST by brytlea (Proud descendent of Andrew Kent, Alamo Defender)
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To: IndianChief
" At least 6 of their players have been injured in the chest and leg, 5 guards killed in the attack near the Qaddafi stadium."

Does anyone else note the irony here?

3 posted on 03/02/2009 8:49:30 PM PST by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: IndianChief

Those pagan savages ruin everything.


4 posted on 03/02/2009 8:50:26 PM PST by Sir Gawain (With Obama's "tax cut" I can afford a torch and a pitchfork in just TWO WEEKS!)
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To: IndianChief

Pakistan attack on cricket convoy

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7920260.stm

Several members of the Sri Lankan cricket team have been injured after gunmen fired on a convoy carrying cricketers in Pakistani city of Lahore.

The convoy was carrying Pakistani and Sri Lankan cricketers to a ground, which is hosting a Test match between the two sides.

Reports quoting Sri Lankan authorities say at least two Sri Lankan players were seriously injured in the incident.

Unconfirmed reports say some policemen had been killed by the shooting.

The incident happened on the road from the teams’ hotel to the Gadaffi stadium, where a Test match is being held.

“It appears that our team bus was targeted on the way to the match. It appears that four of our cricketers have been injured and taken to the hospital,” a Sri Lankan cricket official told an Indian TV channel from Colombo.


5 posted on 03/02/2009 8:52:47 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed.)
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To: Sir Gawain

At the rate they are going, and being encouraged by Liberals everywhere, they will soon be running everything too.


6 posted on 03/02/2009 8:53:51 PM PST by IndianChief
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To: Redbob

Yes-it’s named after our dear friend from Libya-for all his help to the Pakis in the 70s, including bankrolling their nukes.


7 posted on 03/02/2009 8:57:58 PM PST by sukhoi-30mki
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To: IndianChief
"The Sri Lankan team replaced India who refused to tour after the Mumbai carnage."

Good call.

8 posted on 03/02/2009 8:58:33 PM PST by americanophile
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To: IndianChief

It’s the Paki way of saying thank you-Vajpayee got Kargil for opening up in 1999, Manmohan got Mumbai for all his initiatives.


9 posted on 03/02/2009 8:59:12 PM PST by sukhoi-30mki
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To: Sir Gawain

Those pagan savages ruin everything.
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Just like liberals here in the States. Liberals ruin every place they infest.


10 posted on 03/02/2009 8:59:25 PM PST by unkus
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To: sukhoi-30mki

Beautiful Indian ship on your Home page.


11 posted on 03/02/2009 9:01:02 PM PST by unkus
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As long as they did not waterboard anyone.......
12 posted on 03/02/2009 9:05:23 PM PST by Godwin1
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To: IndianChief

I hope we not having another attack like Mubari hotel


13 posted on 03/02/2009 9:16:11 PM PST by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: sukhoi-30mki
Sukhoi, they interpret talks as a sign of our weakness. Thus they are emboldened to attack. Though they may think twice about attacking when the BJP is in power, they definitely welcome the likes of Antulay, Mulayam Singh, Lalloo and Arjun Singh.

Unfortunately, the BJP is also in self-destruct mode. Will any of the North Indian BJP satraps allow Modi to become PM? I doubt it. And they have no other leader with a Pan-Indian appeal.

14 posted on 03/02/2009 9:16:39 PM PST by IndianChief
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To: IndianChief

I don’t know how much of a difference Modi would make even if he were PM-the nature of coalition politics (as is evident in recent days) just won’t do it. And Modi was in control of Gujarat, which is unique among Indian states-no-nonsense, pro-business population. Anyway that’s something else.

What I expect is a retaliatory strike-either during the upcoming IPL competition or any big foreign tour of India. I would be seriously surprised if it doesn’t happen.


15 posted on 03/02/2009 9:23:01 PM PST by sukhoi-30mki
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To: sukhoi-30mki
I travel throughout India, and though I meet mainly business people - from big industrialists to self-employed taxi-drivers and small shop-keepers, everyone seems to want someone to provide strong leadership, whether Modi or someone else. With the image of personal incorruptibility that Modi has, he is the most preferred. And his anti-jihad pronouncements are making more and more people listen.

You're right about the IPL or big foreign tour attacks.:( They can't bear India getting any positive attention.

16 posted on 03/02/2009 9:35:49 PM PST by IndianChief
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To: IndianChief

Huh. I just watched “Anthony Bourdain-No Reservations” Sri-Lanka. They showed a buncha kids playing cricket in one of the scenes. God bless the players.

Freegards


17 posted on 03/02/2009 9:42:28 PM PST by Ransomed (Son of Ransomed Says Keep the Faith!)
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To: IndianChief

Obviously this attack is due to Sri Lanka’s massive invasion and illegal occupation of Iraq!

/endliberalwildeyeddrugaddledrantinmainstreamnewsmedia


18 posted on 03/02/2009 9:45:08 PM PST by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: IndianChief

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hkiMxbHNH0BqgpWA2ZG6VD6wVTmAD96MC1F80


19 posted on 03/02/2009 10:14:13 PM PST by rdl6989
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To: IndianChief; All

Nowwwwwwww wait ‘justaminnit’

Lemme guess...

This heinous act was committed by - angry young Jewish boys after a depressingly dull Bar Mitzvah?!

No?

Hmmmm.

A troop of renegade Boy Scouts, frustrated by a rain-soaked weekend camp-out?!

Still no?

Wellllll...maybe, ummmm...

The regional ladies’ “Red Hat Society” chapter, juiced up on mimosas?

Nope.

Siiiiighhh!

Guess it could have been some male practitioners of the P.hony R.eligion O.f P.eace {P.R.O.P.}, aged 19 to 45...

{I’m SO disappointed!}/S

A.A.C.


20 posted on 03/02/2009 10:28:44 PM PST by AmericanArchConservative (Armour on, Lances high, Swords out, Bows drawn, Shields front ... Eagles UP!)
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To: rdl6989
The times of India reports that one player, shot in the chest, is being operated upon.

Sorry, I dont know how to link, but the link is

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Lanka-cricketer-Samaraweera-shot-in-chest-TV-reports/articleshow/4216251.cms

Hope he recovers soon. This is a huge blow for world cricket. A whole lot of Indians were following this match.

21 posted on 03/02/2009 10:29:07 PM PST by IndianChief
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To: IndianChief
Latest reports in Sydney,Australia was that one of the gunmen actually fired at the bus with an RPG,but thankfully he missed.
All the more reason for U.S. Forces in Afghanistan to start heading south and be prepared to enter Pakistan,because the Al Quaida supporting Taliban insurgents are already there and waiting.
22 posted on 03/02/2009 10:30:42 PM PST by cavador (Three sins in life =Money ,Religion,Media)
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To: IndianChief

Prayers sent.


23 posted on 03/02/2009 10:31:07 PM PST by rdl6989
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To: AmericanArchConservative

Somehow, I’ve come to the same conclusion that the ROP has reared its ugly head again.


24 posted on 03/02/2009 10:32:42 PM PST by rdl6989
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To: IndianChief

Typical terr cowards! A cricket team? Prayers out to all. I was in Sri Lanka in the mid-80’s. Liked it a lot, very friendly people (didn’t go to the northern areas where the Tamil Tigers were).
Got good shots of friends running from a PO’d cobra. :)


25 posted on 03/02/2009 10:39:37 PM PST by OldTCS (Obama & Co. put all other OPMer's to shame!!!)
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To: Redbob

Yes


26 posted on 03/02/2009 10:47:51 PM PST by wastedyears (April 21st, 2009 - International Iron Maiden Day)
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To: unkus
Indeed.

The Talwar-class frigates (three built, three building, and six planned) are a very effective anti-submarine and anti-surface platform. Based off the Russian Krivak III, but with improved electronics and weapon systems, these frigates are intended to replace the older British-built Leander-class ships and then support the new frigates when they come online.


27 posted on 03/02/2009 11:06:26 PM PST by Stonewall Jackson (We failed, but in the good providence of God apparent failure often proves a blessing.-Robert E.Lee)
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To: IndianChief

LIVE STREAM:

http://www.ndtv.com/convergence/ndtv/video/video_live.aspx?id=0


28 posted on 03/02/2009 11:28:55 PM PST by MyTwoCopperCoins (I don't have a license to kill; I have a learner's permit.)
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To: IndianChief

The jihadists killing once again to prove that it’s a religion of peace.


29 posted on 03/03/2009 2:16:37 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: Sir Gawain

Thats not cricket.


30 posted on 03/03/2009 2:59:54 AM PST by ichabod1 (I am rolling over in my grave and I am not even dead yet (GOP Poet))
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To: MyTwoCopperCoins

For the news conference...

“It is clear the only possible game to play in Pakistan is Dodge the Bullets”


31 posted on 03/03/2009 3:07:21 AM PST by kanawa (Trust in God and hunker down, we're in for a ride on the Crazy Train)
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Quaddaffi Stadium on M.L. King Blvd.....verrry bad part of town Sahib...verry bad indeed!


32 posted on 03/03/2009 3:10:03 AM PST by Tainan (Where's my FOF Indicator?)
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To: F15Eagle

how dare you, we will kill anyone who says that slam is not a religion of peace!


33 posted on 03/03/2009 5:19:27 AM PST by Cronos (Ceterum censeo, Mecca et Medina delenda est)
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To: brytlea

And you thought American Football was a tough game! :)


34 posted on 03/03/2009 6:39:51 AM PST by Vanders9
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To: Stonewall Jackson

Hello Stonewall Jackson!

Where are these frigates built?

They look to be pretty speedy.


35 posted on 03/03/2009 7:21:30 AM PST by unkus
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To: ichabod1

Best line.

Then again, Pakistan is a sticky wicket.


36 posted on 03/03/2009 11:15:45 AM PST by swarthyguy ("We may be crazy in Pakistan, but not completely out of our minds," ISI Gen. Ahmed Shujaa Pasha)
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To: unkus

They are Russian-built, from the Baltic Shipyard in St. Petersburg.


37 posted on 03/03/2009 11:15:49 AM PST by Stonewall Jackson (We failed, but in the good providence of God apparent failure often proves a blessing.-Robert E.Lee)
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To: sukhoi-30mki

Rather significant a fidayeen style ambush attack like this in Lahore.

And at cricket, the very emblem of non jihadi adoration, and prolly some jihadis too.

To pull of an ambush like this would require some local help, including possibly security types.

A shot across the bow; in the center of Pakistan’s intellectual and cultural life, the glove slaps the face of the Pakistanis.

Pakistan melting down, effing awesome!


38 posted on 03/03/2009 11:20:13 AM PST by swarthyguy ("We may be crazy in Pakistan, but not completely out of our minds," ISI Gen. Ahmed Shujaa Pasha)
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To: Cronos

Yep, that sums them up


39 posted on 03/03/2009 11:36:24 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: Vanders9

No kidding!


40 posted on 03/03/2009 12:20:47 PM PST by brytlea (Proud descendent of Andrew Kent, Alamo Defender)
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To: IndianChief

They need a no-negotiation policy.


41 posted on 03/03/2009 1:35:00 PM PST by myknowledge (Nothing beats Australia's F-22EMA Raptor)
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To: All

http://www.southasiaanalysis.org/papers31/paper3082.html

Paper no. 3082

04-Mar-2009

“Terrorist Attack On SL Team In Lahore: Q & A - International Terrorism Monitor-—Paper No. 501”

By B. Raman


42 posted on 03/05/2009 4:21:11 PM PST by Cindy
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To: IndianChief
guards killed in the attack near the Qaddafi stadium.

They named a stadium after that Libyan nutcase?

43 posted on 03/05/2009 4:22:19 PM PST by dfwgator (1996 2006 2008 - Good Things Come in Threes)
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To: dfwgator
They named a stadium after that Libyan nutcase?

He paid for their nuke programme, kept their economy moving and prolly also paid for the stadium to be built. He then has a right to name it after himself.

44 posted on 03/05/2009 9:49:58 PM PST by IndianChief
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