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  • In 2008 Mumbai Attacks, Piles of Spy Data, but an Uncompleted Puzzle

    12/22/2014 7:09:11 PM PST · by cold start · 5 replies
    Frontline ^ | 21st December 2014 | James Glanz of The New York Times, Sebastian Rotella of ProPublica, and David E. Sanger of The NYT
    n the fall of 2008, a 30-year-old computer expert named Zarrar Shah roamed from outposts in the northern mountains of Pakistan to safe houses near the Arabian Sea, plotting mayhem in Mumbai, India’s commercial gem. Mr. Shah, the technology chief of Lashkar-e-Taiba, the Pakistani terror group, and fellow conspirators used Google Earth to show militants the routes to their targets in the city. He set up an Internet phone system to disguise his location by routing his calls through New Jersey. Shortly before an assault that would kill 166 people, including six Americans, Mr. Shah searched online for a Jewish...
  • US terrorist links Pakistani ISI to Mumbai attacks

    05/24/2011 3:29:57 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 24, 2011 | EILEEN SULLIVAN and SOPHIA TAREEN
    CHICAGO (AP) -- An admitted American terrorist who scouted sites where militants went on a deadly three-day rampage in Mumbai in 2008 speaks so softly that at times he's difficult to hear. But echoes of David Coleman Headley's testimony alleging close coordination between Pakistan's main intelligence agency and militants are reverberating far beyond the Chicago courtroom where he is the government's star witnesses in a terrorism trial at a pivotal moment in U.S.-Pakistan relations and the global fight against terror.
  • The Mohammed Cartoon Dust Has Not Settled[Implications U.S. Citizen Headley Double Agent]

    01/06/2011 8:21:34 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 8 replies ^ | January 6, 2011 | 0955 GMT | Scott Stewart
    When one considers all of the people and places in the West targeted by transnational jihadists over the past few years, iconic targets such as New York’s Times Square, the London Metro and the Eiffel Tower come to mind. There are also certain target sets such as airlines and subways that jihadists focus on more than others. Upon careful reflection, however, it is hard to find any target set that has been more of a magnet for transnational jihadist ire over the past year than the small group of cartoonists and newspapers involved in the Mohammed cartoon controversy. Every year...
  • Mumbai Case Offers Rare Picture of Ties Between Pakistan’s Intelligence Service, Militants

    01/02/2011 11:08:18 PM PST · by cold start · 1 replies
    ProPublica ^ | 29 December 2010 | Sebastian Rotella
    Pakistan's powerful intelligence service has been accused for years of playing a "double game:" acting as a front-line U.S. ally in the fight against terror while supporting selected terrorist groups which serve Pakistani interests. Now, for the first time, there is a detailed inside account of how that game is played. The U.S. investigation of the 2008 Mumbai attacks has built a strong case that officers in Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence Directorate (ISI) collaborated with the Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist group in the plot that killed 166 people, six of them Americans. U.S. and Indian investigators say their understanding of the ISI-Lashkar alliance...
  • Pakistani terror suspect 'arrested in Zimbabwe' ( Imran Muhammad )

    06/26/2010 1:38:59 PM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    afp ^ | Jun 26, 2010
    A Pakistani suspect in the 2008 Mumbai attacks has been arrested in Zimbabwe as he tried to cross into World Cup host South Africa... Imran Muhammad, 33, was arrested at the Beitbridge border post along with another Pakistani national, the state-run Herald newspaper reported, saying Muhammad was wanted for the Mumbai attacks. the two were arrested on June 20 after they found using fake Kenyan passports. Muhammad was normally based in the Chilean capital Santiago. The daily said Muhammad and 39-year-old Chaudry Parvez Ahmed flew from Saudi Arabia to Tanzania, before connecting to Zimbabwe by road.
  • Karambir Kang: The Stoic

    12/29/2009 9:15:59 PM PST · by cold start · 3 replies · 481+ views
    FORBES INDIA ^ | Dec 29, 2009 | Elizabeth Flock
    Karambir wasn’t supposed to be his name. At 22, Kanwaljit Kang was married and pregnant. One night, she had a dream. A saint opened the Sikh holy book and said, “Name your baby, a son, Dusht Daman.” Kanwaljit only laughed. Such a hard name for a child, she thought. The name meant “Destroyer of demons”. The saint was right. A boy was born. For eight months, he went without a name. Finally, Kanwaljit and her husband Jagtar went to a nearby saint to ask for another name. But the saint said the name should stay. Still, Kanwaljit resisted it. No,...
  • Mumbai attacks: timeline of 2008 assault on India's commercial capital

    11/26/2009 1:15:38 AM PST · by myknowledge · 1 replies · 272+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | November 26, 2009 | Duncan Gardham
    On the anniversary of the Mumbai attacks we trace how the siege of the Indian city unfolded. Planning: The attacks were planned up to a year in advance. A number of terrorists were trained by the group Lashkar-e-Taiba in Pakistan from which ten were chosen. The attacks were financed through Italian bank accounts and the group used internet telephones based in New Jersey and Austria. Reconnaissance: Sabahuddin Ahmed and Fahim Ansari were arrested in Rampur, India, in February 2008 carrying hand-drawn maps of targets in Mumbai, including the Taj hotel and Chhatrapati Shivaji railway station. Similar maps were later recovered...
  • 'Mastermind' of Mumbai attack preaches at mosque in Lahore

    11/21/2009 3:22:54 PM PST · by george76 · 3 replies · 379+ views
    The Times ^ | November 21, 2009 | Zahid Hussain
    Come Friday prayers in Lahore, it is not hard to find the alleged mastermind of the Mumbai attacks. Hafiz Mohammed Saeed is neither in hiding nor in jail. The founder of Lashkar-e-Taiba is instead delivering a sermon to thousands of devoteees at the Jamia al-Qadsia mosque — one of the biggest in the city. “God has promised to make Muslims a superpower if we follow the right path,” Mr Saeed told his followers, who listened in rapt silence. Outside, policemen with machineguns stood guard and bearded security men frisked all those entering. “Our rulers are the slave of America and...
  • Lessons from Mumbai

    02/03/2009 8:40:53 AM PST · by bs9021 · 2 replies · 288+ views
    Campus Report ^ | February 3, 2009 | Heather Latham
    Lessons from Mumbai by: Heather Latham, February 03, 2009 In the second episode of a Senate hearing about what can be learned from the Mumbai terrorist attacks, five senators and four witnesses discuss what has been done and what still needs to be done. The first witness was Brian Michael Jenkins. He is the Senior Advisor at RAND Corporation. He argues that terrorists are smart: “Terrorists are dangerous when they kill; they’re even more dangerous when they think….The masterminds of the Mumbai attack displayed sophisticated strategic thinking in their meticulous planning, in their choice of targets, their tactics, their efforts...
  • Did CNN Put Mumbai Terror Victims in Danger By Reporting Their Hiding Places?

    12/01/2008 6:14:30 AM PST · by Mobile Vulgus · 29 replies · 1,066+ views
    Publius' Forum ^ | 12/01/08 | Warner Todd Huston
    A couple from South Wales, England, are claiming that CNN had broadcast their position compromising their safety while they hid from the Islamic terrorists that roamed the streets and hotels of Mumbai, India killing tourists as they went. WalesOnline posted a story headlined, "We thought we were safe... then CNN stepped in!," wherein a couple that safely escaped the terror attack scolded CNN for it's ethical lapse. A SOUTH Wales couple caught in the Mumbai terror attacks claimed last night that CNN put their lives at risk by broadcasting where they were. Lynne and Kenneth Shaw, of Penarth, warned that...
  • Breaking : SHOOTOUTS IN MUMBAI [A lot of people killed and injured]

    11/26/2008 9:39:53 AM PST · by Indian_Fighter_Kite · 2,960 replies · 102,348+ views
    CNN IBN ^ | Wed, Nov 26, 2008
    Mumbai: At least 15 people have been injured in gunfights between two groups in at least three places in Mumbai on Thursday night. Details are sketchy but it is believed that two gangs fired at each other at outside CST Railway Terminus, Hotel Oberoi and the popular Café Leopold restaurant in Mumbai. The first shooting took place near the CST police station