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HUGE BOMB blast in Bombay (Mumbai)!!!
Phone call from India ^ | Aug 25 2003 | Me

Posted on 08/25/2003 1:46:54 AM PDT by USMMA_83

Just heard from a friend that there are several huge bomb blasts in Bombay. Four to five building involved. Many dead. Stay tuned!!!


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1 posted on 08/25/2003 1:46:54 AM PDT by USMMA_83
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To: USMMA_83
Trying to get access to indian news website...all clogged....
2 posted on 08/25/2003 1:48:54 AM PDT by USMMA_83
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To: USMMA_83
Hindu prayers up. Better yet hundreds of prayers up to the dozens of individual gods who deal with this sort of thing.
3 posted on 08/25/2003 1:50:53 AM PDT by zarf (Dan Rather is god.)
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To: USMMA_83
Bomb blasts rock Mumbai, five killed

At least five people were killed as four explosions rocked Mumbai this afternoon, police said. Unconfirmed sources, however, put the toll at 12.

"Yes, we have reports of two big explosions -- one near the Mumbadevi temple in central Mumbai and another one at the Gateway of India in south Mumbai," Joint Police Commissioner Ahmed Javed told AFP.

The other blasts went off near Pydhonie and at a Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation office at Marine Lines.

The explosion at Dhanji street in Mumbadevi occurred in a residential building. Preliminary reports indicated that it was a cylinder blast, Maharashtra's Home Minister Rajendra Darda told PTI.

The other explosion occurred in an ambassador car which was parked in the parking lot area of hotel Taj Mahal. About two to three persons were injured in this blast which is suspected to have been triggered off by a bomb, Darda said. The injured have been rushed to G T Hospital, he said.

The blasts came minutes after national archaeologists in a report to a court claimed they found the remains of a temple below the surface of the razed Babri Masjid.

4 posted on 08/25/2003 1:53:02 AM PDT by USMMA_83
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To: USMMA_83
Almost two years after 911 and we still do not take these islamofasicsts seriously enough.

Will it take blasts here in the US again?

5 posted on 08/25/2003 1:53:08 AM PDT by tallhappy
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To: USMMA_83
Religion of Pieces at it again....yeesh!
6 posted on 08/25/2003 1:53:58 AM PDT by USMMA_83
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At least 12 feared killed in 4 blasts in Mumbai

August 25, 2003 | 13:22 IST

At least twelve persons were feared killed in four blasts in south Mumbai -- one near the Gateway, one near Zaveri Bazaar, one near Pydhonie and a fourth at a Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation office at Marine Lines -- on Monday afternoon.

 

However, there are conflicting reports about the number of dead. An eyewitness told our correspodent at Mumbadevi circle in Pydhonie that he counted at least 15 to 20 bodies.

 

Recent blasts in Mumbai

 

But Mumbai Municipal Commissioner Karun Srivastav confirmed only 12 dead. He said six people were killed in the blast at the Gateway.

 

Minister of State for Home Rajendra Darda, however, said he had no information of any dead.

 

All four blasts occurred between 1300 and 1330 IST.

 

Details are not yet available on the nature of the blasts.

Police and fire-brigade personnel have reached the spots.

The Gateway blast took place in the parking lot opposite the historic monument. Unconfirmed reports say the Taj Hotel's lobby suffered damage in the blast. An eyewitness said glass is strewn all over the place.

Our correspondent counted at least 10 damaged cars at the Gateway. The entire area has been cordoned off. The road leading to the Gateway from the Regal cinema building in Colaba has been blocked.

The mobile network in Mumbai is not working.

Sources in The Times of India building near the Chhatrapati Shivaji (Rail) Terminus said they heard a huge blast sometime between 1300 and 1330 IST.

 

 


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7 posted on 08/25/2003 1:57:33 AM PDT by USMMA_83
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To: USMMA_83
Amazing how other religions always bury the ruins of their holy sites under Islamic mosques isn't it?
8 posted on 08/25/2003 1:58:05 AM PDT by wolfman (Conservatives believe that every day is July 4th. Liberals believe that every day is April 15th)
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To: USMMA_83
The number of dead is in the teens. But, it's too early to say right now if the total with stay low...
9 posted on 08/25/2003 1:59:12 AM PDT by USMMA_83
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To: USMMA_83
Bombay is mostly Muslim. Could be "internecine warfare". Please keep us posted.
10 posted on 08/25/2003 1:59:45 AM PDT by tictoc
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To: USMMA_83
From Times of India:

Fours blasts rock Mumbai, 10 killed

MONDAY, AUGUST 25, 2003 01:47:40 PM

NEW DELHI: Four blasts rocked Mumbai on Monday morning, minutes after the Archaeological Survey of India claimed findings of a temple in Ayodhya. Initial reports said 10 people were killed and many injured.

 

Two of the blasts took place at the Mumba Devi temple, Zaveri bazaar and Gateway of India. Twenty five people were injured at Gateway of India where a bomb had been placed in a taxi.

 

Three people were injured at the Mumba Devi temple. According to Mumbai Police Commissioner Ahmed Javed, several people have been injured. More reports follow.

LIVE AUDIO REPORT


11 posted on 08/25/2003 2:02:51 AM PDT by SauronOfMordor (Java/C++/Unix/Web Developer === needs a job at the moment)
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To: SauronOfMordor
These were Hindu targets, correct?
12 posted on 08/25/2003 2:07:57 AM PDT by Ken H
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To: wolfman
also from Times of India

ASI indicates temple existed

TIMES NEWS NETWORK[ MONDAY, AUGUST 25, 2003 01:17:11 PM ]

LUCKNOW: The Archaelogical Survey of India's report on excavation at the disputed site in Ayodhya was opened on Monday before a three-member special full Bench of the Allahabad High Court hearing Ram Janambhhomi-Babri Masjid title suits.

The report has concluded that evidence of an ancient Hindu temple had been found at the excavation site, according to a Hindu side counsel, Ranjana Agnihotri.

However, Jafarayab Jilani of the All India Sunni Central Waqf Board said that the ASI report is contradictory and they will challenge it.

The report, submitted in the court on Friday last, opened at 10.30 am soon after the Bench comprising Justice S R Alam, Justice Bhanwar Singh and Justice Khemkaran, met.

Three sets of the report were opened for the Bench which also spoke to the ASI team leader Hari Majhi who informed the court that its first part contained ASI's opinion while the second had maps and drawings.

The court has granted six weeks time to all the contesting parties for filing objections, if any.

I guess the Sunni Muslims had their challenge ready
14 posted on 08/25/2003 2:08:50 AM PDT by SauronOfMordor (Java/C++/Unix/Web Developer === needs a job at the moment)
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To: Ken H
These were Hindu targets, correct?

Looks that way

15 posted on 08/25/2003 2:09:38 AM PDT by SauronOfMordor (Java/C++/Unix/Web Developer === needs a job at the moment)
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To: USMMA_83
Prayers out there fast. These people have been savaged by the Islamo-fascists.
16 posted on 08/25/2003 2:14:42 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Democrats.. Socialists..Commies..Traitors...Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Caipirabob
What do the islamics want? I can only assume full out nuclear war, cause that's what they're going to get.
17 posted on 08/25/2003 2:15:29 AM PDT by Monty22
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To: USMMA_83
CNN is reporting now ...

Multiple blasts rock Mumbai

NEW DELHI, India (CNN) --A series of near simultaneous blasts have shaken India's financial capital, Mumbai, leaving at least four people dead and more than 35 injured, police say.

One of the blasts occurred near the colonial-era Gateway to India monument -- a famous landmark and popular tourist attraction.

Other blasts struck in or close to one of the city's main Hindu temples and outside the main central railway station, Chhatrapati Sivaji Terminus, also known as Victoria Terminus.

Bomb squads have been rushed to the scenes of the explosions, police officials told CNN.

The Gateway to India is also situated close to one of Mumbai's top hotels, the Taj Mahal.

Sources in Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay, say police have moved quickly to place the city under virtual lockdown ensuring no one can leave or enter the city.

Security forces in the city have been on high alert following a series of bomb explosions on buses across the Mumbai metropolitan area over the past several months.

The most recent bus bombing took place on July 29, killing four people on board a packed commuter bus in the commercial heart of the city.

Police at the time said they suspected the attack was carried out by a militant group, the Lashker-e-Taiba -- one of two Islamic militant groups that New Delhi says was behind an attack on the Indian parliament in December 2001.

In 1993, a wave of bombings hit several buildings in Mumbai, killing at least 250 people and injuring dozens more.

Those blasts were blamed on underworld gangs seeking to avenge Muslim deaths during Hindu-Muslim riots following the destruction of a mosque in the holy city of Ayodhya in northern India.


18 posted on 08/25/2003 2:17:08 AM PDT by Gorons
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To: tictoc
Bombay is not mostly Muslim .. but the underwold thugs and criminals are mainly muslims. Muslims are say 10-15% of Bombay but highly pampered by leftists and congress politicians. Pakistan will be blamed and will probably be responsible as almost all terrorists are bred there ( including the Saudi ones )
19 posted on 08/25/2003 2:18:03 AM PDT by anu_shr
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To: SauronOfMordor
Four blasts rock Mumbai, 10 killed

TIMES NEWS NETWORK[ MONDAY, AUGUST 25, 2003 02:09:57 PM ]

MUMBAI: Four blasts rocked Mumbai on Monday morning, minutes after the Archaeological Survey of India claimed findings of a temple in Ayodhya. Initial reports said 10 people were killed and at least 60 injured.

In a haunting replay of the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts after the Babri Masjid demolition, four blasts ripped through populated areas of the city one after the other in a four-kilometre radius. All four bombs had been placed in taxis, pointing to a well-planned and coordinated attack.

Two blasts took place at Zaveri Bazaar and one each at Marine Lines and Gateway of India. The first blasts occurred at 1.10 pm outside the crowded Mumba Devi temple and near Gateway of India.

Maharashtra Home Minister Rajendra Darda, however, confirmed only two blasts, one of them in the parking lot of the Taj Hotel, where a bomb had been placed in the back of a taxi. The other, he said, took place at Zaveri Bazaar, also in a taxi. The injured have been hospitalised. The toll, of those dead and injured, is expected to rise.

Deputy Chief Minister Chhagan Bhujbal has called a high-level meeting on security and the entire state has been put on red alert.

Meanwhile, national capital Delhi and other major cities too have been put on high alert. Vehicles are being checked and people have been warned to exercise caution. More reports follow.

Shaken eyewitnesses said this was the worst-ever such incident in Mumbai.

20 posted on 08/25/2003 2:18:44 AM PDT by SauronOfMordor (Java/C++/Unix/Web Developer === needs a job at the moment)
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To: Blue Atlas Cedar
What's happening in Israel will be coming to the US, all too soon enough.

Yep- Israel is the canary in America's coal mine. We are next.

21 posted on 08/25/2003 2:18:59 AM PDT by backhoe (Just an old Keyboard Cowboy, ridin' the trackball into the Sunset...)
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To: Gorons
Notice the targets:

1. Hindu Temples

2. Tourist spots (The Gateway to India is also situated close to one of Mumbai's top hotels, the Taj Mahal).

3. Train Station (Chhatrapati Sivaji Terminus - A quick google search shows us that Sivaji was the last Hindu Raja to stand-up and defeat the Muslim invaders.)

22 posted on 08/25/2003 2:22:33 AM PDT by USMMA_83
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To: backhoe
Islam is a PIECEFUL religion.

Body part pieces, that is.
23 posted on 08/25/2003 2:23:09 AM PDT by Gorons
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To: USMMA_83
A quick google search shows us that Sivaji was the last Hindu Raja to stand-up and defeat the Muslim invaders.

Thanks, and interesting news too.
24 posted on 08/25/2003 2:24:24 AM PDT by Gorons
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To: anu_shr
Thank you for the correction... Now why did I think that Bombay was mostly Muslim? If you don't mind, which one of the megacities has the largest Muslim population?
25 posted on 08/25/2003 2:28:06 AM PDT by tictoc
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To: USMMA_83
 



CHATRAPATHI SIVAJI
(1630-1680 A.D.]

Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj was born at the Shivneri fort on February 19, 1630 He founded the Hindu kingdom in the Deccan against all odds , fighting against the mighty Mughals.He inspired and united the common man to fight against the tyranny of Mughal ruler Aurangjeb, by inculcating a sense of pride and nationality in them. At the age of 16, he took a pledge to establish a sovereign Hindu state.His life appears like a fairy tale to children.He clearly outstands all the rulers and generals of India by the exemplary life he lived and is thus respected by the entire cross section of Indians.Shivaji is to India what Napolean was to Europe.

The Marathas and Shivaji The Marathas from Maharashtra in central India became a major force in India between 1646 and 1680, under Shivaji. Shivaji's father was a small overlord for the Muslim state of Bijapur. Shivaji decided to lead a rebellion to extend his father's power. Afzal Khan, the Bijapur general, sent to put down the rebellion, agreed to meet Shivaji to work it out. During this meeting, Shivaji killed him with steel claws he had attached to his hands. He was known for his heroism and daring in battle. He was a devotee of Lord Vitthala (Krishna). He was captured and taken to Agra, but escaped. Shivaji is considered to be a hero in Maharashtra and in Mumbai, he was able to unite the people in the fight against the Mughals.

Amongst the other successors of the Mughals, the Marathas were the earliest. Their rise in the seventeenth century was due to Shivaji (1627-80), who rising from a soldier in the service of Golkonda, managed to establish his kingdom in the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb. While he established his power in the north, his brother Venkaji or Ekoji established his family in the south at Tanjore. While the authority of the former soon passed into the hands of the Peshwas, the members of Ekoji's family continued till the middle of the nineteenth century.


REFERENCES 1. History of Karnataka, p.40 Dr. N. R.. Aparanji. 2. Coins and Currency system N. Karnataka Dr. A.V. Narasimha Murthy. 3. The coinage and History of South India Michael Mitchiner.
4. Karnataka Numismatic Studies K. Ganesh, Dr. Girijapathy.

 

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26 posted on 08/25/2003 2:28:12 AM PDT by USMMA_83
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To: SauronOfMordor
In a haunting replay of the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts after the Babri Masjid demolition

This refers to a case where a Muslim mosque situated on top of a hindu temple was demolished in 1993, leading to rioting and bombing. (The demolition was done by Hindu activists, and was not authorized by the govt. The mosque had earlier been turned over to the Hindus)

27 posted on 08/25/2003 2:31:39 AM PDT by SauronOfMordor (Java/C++/Unix/Web Developer === needs a job at the moment)
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To: USMMA_83
The FOXNEWS website doesn't mention anything of this. They just mention deadly bomb blast in Russia.
28 posted on 08/25/2003 2:33:51 AM PDT by nvatexan
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To: Gorons
I guess what I'm trying to show is that they, the islamists, always traget symbolic venues.
29 posted on 08/25/2003 2:33:57 AM PDT by USMMA_83
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To: nvatexan
Hmm, now the red banner with what I said above has been removed. Must've been an error by the webmaster.
30 posted on 08/25/2003 2:34:43 AM PDT by nvatexan
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To: nvatexan
Forget it man! The US majors didn't even broadcast that the Indian Parlement was under attack by Pakistani terrorists. This happened about a year ago.
31 posted on 08/25/2003 2:37:28 AM PDT by USMMA_83
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To: USMMA_83
Stolen from MSNBC: http://www.msnbc.com/news/956879.asp?cp1=1

ANTICIPATED ARCHAEOLOGICAL REPORT

The explosions came the same day as the release of a long-anticipated archaeological report on a religious site claimed by both Hindus and Muslims in the northern town of Ayodhya.

That dispute has been blamed for previous explosions in Bombay.

In March, a bomb attack on a Bombay train, which police blamed on Islamic militants, killed 11 people and wounded 64 others.

That explosion came a day after the 10th anniversary of a series of bombings in Bombay — also blamed on Islamic militants — which killed more than 250 people and injured 1,000. Police say the bombings were in retaliation for the 1992 destruction by Hindus mobs of the 16th-century Ayodhya mosque, and to avenge Muslim deaths in riots that followed.
32 posted on 08/25/2003 2:41:47 AM PDT by Gorons
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To: USMMA_83
Times of India reports "All four bombs had been placed in taxis, pointing to a well-planned and coordinated attack. "
33 posted on 08/25/2003 2:42:30 AM PDT by SauronOfMordor (Java/C++/Unix/Web Developer === needs a job at the moment)
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To: Gorons
Why! For the life of me, I will not understand...why does the media always try to justify Muslim terror activity? I just don't get it!!
34 posted on 08/25/2003 2:43:57 AM PDT by USMMA_83
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To: USMMA_83
Your#31.......Correct!!

Forget it man! The US majors didn't even broadcast that the Indian Parlement was under attack by Pakistani terrorists.

This happened about a year ago.

:-(

35 posted on 08/25/2003 2:45:41 AM PDT by maestro
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To: SauronOfMordor
Really!! Wow...watch out for the taxi service in NYC...
36 posted on 08/25/2003 2:45:47 AM PDT by USMMA_83
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To: SauronOfMordor
"However, Jafarayab Jilani of the All India Sunni Central Waqf Board said that the ASI report is contradictory and they will challenge it."

They challenged it the only way they know how.

37 posted on 08/25/2003 2:45:55 AM PDT by Neanderthal
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To: USMMA_83
India's stock market is down 2.2% on the news. Think the bombers had their sell-shorts in place?
38 posted on 08/25/2003 2:46:02 AM PDT by SauronOfMordor (Java/C++/Unix/Web Developer === needs a job at the moment)
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To: USMMA_83
Notice the parallels between Israel and the Palestinians? All the bombings and death over a chunk of land.

Muslim extremists should all be rounded up and well if I told how I really felt people wouldn't like me anymore.
39 posted on 08/25/2003 2:47:06 AM PDT by Gorons
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To: USMMA_83
The Hindustan Times says 24 killed, 42 wounded.

CNN's website had no mention of this, playing up the 4 dead Hamas bastards instead.

40 posted on 08/25/2003 2:49:59 AM PDT by csvset
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To: SauronOfMordor
India stock market down 3%
41 posted on 08/25/2003 2:52:36 AM PDT by SauronOfMordor (Java/C++/Unix/Web Developer === needs a job at the moment)
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To: SauronOfMordor
Indian stock market is going to crash like our did. It's the same old song and dance.
42 posted on 08/25/2003 2:53:58 AM PDT by USMMA_83
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To: USMMA_83
I am 100 meters from the Gateway of India. Family is alright, but we had damage to our window frame in the hotel. Significant, but superficial, damage to the Taj Mahal Hotel.

2 confirmed dead at the Gateway, the other 25 at the other blast.
43 posted on 08/25/2003 2:54:49 AM PDT by A Simple Soldier
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To: wolfman
Amazing how other religions always bury the ruins of their holy sites under Islamic mosques isn't it?

And how each site is the most holy?

44 posted on 08/25/2003 2:55:20 AM PDT by risk
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To: A Simple Soldier
Holy crap! Be very carful of the beards...
45 posted on 08/25/2003 2:56:17 AM PDT by USMMA_83
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To: A Simple Soldier
Dude, I've complained about India needing to get its act together and line up with America, but today I'll put my politics aside. We're all Indians today. Take care...
46 posted on 08/25/2003 2:56:56 AM PDT by risk
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To: USMMA_83
Only two confirmed blasts by police. Zhaveri Bazaar and Taj Mahal Hotel.

Will keep you all appraised.

40 KIA so far, 132 WIA.
47 posted on 08/25/2003 2:58:29 AM PDT by A Simple Soldier
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To: USMMA_83; harpseal; Lazamataz
Indian market down 3.22%

9/11-style meltdown in progress -- people must be worried about foreign investment in IT offshoring if India starts experiencing disruptive terrorist violence

48 posted on 08/25/2003 2:59:37 AM PDT by SauronOfMordor (Java/C++/Unix/Web Developer === needs a job at the moment)
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To: A Simple Soldier
132 WIA! That's a huge number. Any Hindu's seeking Muslims yet? It's just a matter of time....
49 posted on 08/25/2003 3:00:51 AM PDT by USMMA_83
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To: risk
I am an American (and of European descent).

I work for the US Government.

They will tell us that we need to line up with them vis-a-vis Pakistan.

Both are correct in many ways.
50 posted on 08/25/2003 3:01:11 AM PDT by A Simple Soldier
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