1 - We don't yet have a clear timeline: what happened, when it happened,
who was involved.
2 - On November 28, 2008, the Scotsman reported: "Alex Neill, head of the Royal United
Services Institute's Asia security programme, . . . reckons up to 100
terrorists would have been involved in the planning and execution of the
attack and said it was surprising they had managed to keep it a secret."
Another British expert stated on CNN on Sunday morning (November 30) that it
was not likely that 10 men, could carry out attacks at nine locations, within a
period of 30 minutes.
3 - The Deccan Mujahideen are reported to have claimed responsibility for
the attacks. "The Lashkar-e-Taiba, not usually shy of claiming its hits, has
any involvement with the Mumbai attacks."
Others believe that it was the work of either the Sudents Islamic Movement
of India (SIMI), or an ad hoc group of militants, or right-wing Hindu groups
-- the same groups responsible for the destruction of the Babri Masjid, the
pogrom in Gujarat, and the
assassination of Mahatma Gandhi.
Historian Amaresh Misra, author of the 2000
page, 2 volume, "War of
Civilizations: India AD 1857," claims that the right-wing Hindu groups
collaborated with Israel's spy agency Mossad.
4 - On August 19, 2008 an American, Kenneth
Haywood, who was being investigated last July for "bomb blasts which
killed 42 people" in a series of 16 explosions fled India. Some claim that
Haywood may have been a CIA asset.
5 - On July 1, 2004, Jane's reported: "India's external intelligence
service, the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) has launched a major internal
investigation for possible moles following the apparent defection of a
senior officer recruited by the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
"The Indian government fears that the defection of Rabinder Singh, who held
the senior rank of joint secretary and who headed the agency's Southeast
Asia department, is only the tip of the iceberg in a possible infiltration
operation by the CIA and Mossad, Israel's foreign intelligence service."
Given the history of false-flag operations, it is not
unreasonable to ask if the CIA and/or Mossad may have been involved.
6 - Maharashtra ATS chief Hemant Karkare, who led the Mumbai response to the
attacks was killed. NDtv,
on November 27, 2008, reported: "Karkare had solved the serial
bomb blasts in Thane, Vashi and Panvel and was also credited for the
stunning revelations in the investigation of the September 29 blast in
Malegaon. . . . the Pune ATS on November 26 reportedly received phone calls
threatening to blow up the residence of Karkare "within a couple of days".
The death of Karkare, who was said to be investigating Mossad collaboration
with right-wing Hindu groups, is suspicious.
7 - On November 29, 2008, Indian Express reported: "The family of slain
Maharashtra ATS chief Hemant Karkare has declined Gujarat Chief Minister
Narendra Modi's offer of monetary help".
"Modi is the face of hardline Hindu nationalism. His administration is
believed to have instigated some of the worst communal violence in India
since the 1947 partition -- the killing of 2,000 Muslims in 2002", according
The Karkare family's refusal to accept compensation from the Modi government
raises a red flag.
8 - Amir Kasab, Karkares's reported killer, is the only "terrorist" captured
alive by Indian authorities, and he (very conveniently) names his fellow
The Israeli newspaper Haaretz
reported that Kasab is said to have told interrogators during questioning
that he and his men were sent specifically to kill Israelis to avenge
"atrocities" against the Palestinians.
"Amir Kasab, 21, told investigators that this was why they targeted the
Chabad House, also known as the Nariman House in Mumbai, an outreach center
meant for local Jews and Jews touring India, including Israelis", according
9 - The role of Nariman House (aka
Chabad House) is puzzling -- it is reported that they ordered enough food to
"feed an army or a bunch of people
for twenty days." Were the "terrorists" attacking Nariman House, or were
they housed there?
10 - Kasab, or another "terrorist," was photographed wearing an orange
(safron) band -- a Hindu symbol not likely to be worn by Muslims, on his
["They did not look Indian, they looked foreign. One of them, I thought, had
blonde hair. The other had a punkish hairstyle. They were neatly dressed,"
says Mr Amir.--Officials quit over India attacks," BBC News,
November 27, 2008]
["Are you aware how many people have been killed in Kashmir? Are you aware
how your army has killed Muslims?" he said.--Indian commandos storm Mumbai hotels ," Guardian,
November 27, 2008]
[The purpose of this conference was to advocate for the planned
Iran-Pakistan-India gas pipeline project which though strongly opposed by
the Bush Administration and Pakistan's ISI Intelligence Service, . . .
Reports from India are, indeed, reporting that their Naval Forces have
intercepted one of the Pakistani merchant ships stated in these reports to
have brought the terrorists behind these attacks to India, and which Russian
Intelligence sources are confirming was jointly owned and operated by the
ISI and CIA. --"Kissinger-Obama
Team Targeted In Horrific India Terror Attack," cherada.com, November 27, 2008]
[Washington and London both agreed with the India's legal claim and removed
the longstanding "official protection" accorded for his past services to
Western intelligence agencies. U.S. diplomats, however, could never allow
Dawood's return. He simply knows too much about America's darker secrets in
South Asia and the Gulf, disclosure of which could scuttle U.S.-India
relations.--Yoichi Shimatsu, "Dawood - Did Criminal Mastermind
Stage Mumbai Nightmare?," newamericamedia.org, November 28, 2008]
[The six terrorists who have made an Israeli family hostage at Nariman House
. . . "had purchased around two crates of chicken and liquor worth Rs25,000
from two shops in Colaba," another resident Joseph D'Mello said.--Somendra
Sharma, "Colaba terrorists have food stocks for three
days," dnaindia.com, November 28, 2008]
[In March 1989, U.S. law enfocement rounded up a criminal network in
Seattle, Los Angeles, New Jersey, Colombia, and Israel that involved a
Chabad House that was involved in money laundering and currency
violations. . . .
[While stock-taking has only just begun, it already appears as if some
things are being covered up.
. . . how many terrorists were there actually; how did they reach their
respective destinations inland; and is it possible that "super-terrorists"
simply walked out with the real survivors after having utilised the
"mercenaries" to the hilt, just as they had murdered the navigators of the
boats that brought them to Mumbai?
Current media reports and government sources say that the terrorists came by
sea, landing near the Gateway of India or Colaba. This certainly explains
the attacks on the sea front hotels like Taj, Oberoi and the Nariman House.
But the question remains - how did they get to the CST station, Cama
Hospital, and other places inland? Someone must have provided transport and
By no logic can anyone believe that nine separate sites in a city could be
held to ransom by just 10 men. . . .
. . . the bodies of the victims bore horrible signs of torture. Now this is
understandable if the victims are being tormented by half-human beasts, but
it seems strange that two terrorists could simultaneously fight and keep
Indian commandos at bay for 62 hours, and also have the time to torture
their victims. . . .
[The only CCTV image of the 'terrorist' is one from a working CCTV network
at Mumbai's CST station. There are no questions being asked of why the Taj
and Oberoi did not have a CCTV network. Or did they and we have not seen
them?--"Going Beyond The Sharp And The
Nasty," tehelka.com, December 1, 2008]
[Everything will rest on the supposed confession of the one gunman who has
been captured. A Pakistani from Faridkot, I am told. Why should we believe
it? Didn't the same Indian State frame all the supposed accomplices in the
Parliament attack case? Didn't the same Indian State claim that the
assassins of Chattisinghpura were from across the border until that story
fell apart? And more recently, didn't the same Indian State finally agree
that all the accused in the Mecca Masjid bombings were actually innocent?
And even if Mr. Assassin supposedly from Faridkot did say what he did say -
why should we believe him?--Biju Mathew, "As the Fires Die: The Terror
of the Aftermath," sacw.net, December 1, 2008]
[In the 1970s, when the Indian government . . . started to bring in
religious forms of mobilization to gain legitimacy, but they were outflanked
on the right by the Hindu Party, particularly the Bharatiya Janata Party,
which in the 1980s took off at an unimaginable pace. It created this family
of organizations. In a way it outsourced its terror to groups such as the
Bajrangdal and most recently to this group that committed, perhaps, the
blast in Malegaon, a town northeast of Mumbai, in 2006. This group is called
So, these groups all across the country have been committing atrocities,
mainly against Muslim populations, but not only, also against Christians,
also against people who in India are known as tribals, and others. So,
there's been this growth of the kind of Hindu politics, in a way, because
the state has been incapable of providing an agenda for the social
development, the complete development, of the Indian population.
[The violence began with some crude "dud" bombs being planted around the
city. However, these are seen as "false flag" attacks carried out by HIndu
nationalist terrorists who support the Hindu Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP),
which hopes to beat the ruling Congress Party in forthcoming elections. The
Hindu nationalists often wave the "Muslim terrorist" shirt to win popular
. . . Mumbai's exiled Muslim "Mafia" boss, on-and-off again CIA asset
Dawood Ibrahim, a veteran of the CIA's mujahedin war in Afghanistan and who
is now living in exile in Karachi, Pakistan, and is wanted by Indian
[Ibrahim also sent a warning message to Israel by seizing Chabad House in
Mumbai, reportedly a haven for right-wing Jewish Orthodox groups and Israeli
military "trainers" who pose as backpackers on holiday in Kashmir during
their reconnaissance missions.--Wayne Madsen, "More
evidence of CIA-backed syndicate involvement in Mumbai attacks,"
Global Research, December 2, 2008]
[The report simply ignores the presence of "gora" terrorists at the Chabad
House as reported by a member of the security forces who exchanged fire with
them, and those well-dressed white gunmen, one blond and the other with a
punk-style haircut, seen shooting up everyone in sight by several witnesses
outside the Leopold Cafe, reported by various sources. The whole scenario
at the Chabad centre (Nariman House) is not mentioned.--Syed A. R. Zaidi,
"Wayne Madsen's View of Mumbai Attacks," December 3, 2008]
[ . . . he allegedly has confessed to being briefed once by Hafiz Muhammad
Saeed, the head of Jamaat-ud-Dawa, the parent organization of
Lashkar-i-Taiba.--Rama Lakshmi, "Details Emerge From
Sole Arrested Gunman," Washington Post, December 3, 2008]
[Although this year has been one of the worst in recent history, 1984 was
arguably worse still. That year an insurgency in the Punjab culminated in
the assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi by her Sikh bodyguards.
This in turn led to riots that took the lives of some 2,000 Sikhs. . . .
This has been another terrible year: even before the invasion of Mumbai,
several hundred people had been killed and injured in terrorist
assaults. . . .
If 9/11 is a metaphor for one kind of reaction to terrorism, then 11-M (as
it is known in Spanish) should serve as shorthand for a different kind of
response: one that emphasizes vigilance, patience and careful police work in
coordination with neighboring countries.--Amitav Ghosh, "India's
9/11? Not Exactly," New York Times, December 3, 2008]