The 2008 Mumbai Attacks

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Resticking this to the front page because it's the one-year anniversary...

November 27, 2008
Email from Amaresh Misra

Mumbai Terror Attacks: The Mossad Angle

They killed Hemant Karkare, chief of the police anti-terrorist squad in Mumbai, to send a message that you cannot investigate the Mossad-RSS angle

by Amaresh Misra

MUMBAI, INDIA 4:00AM -- Mumbai is under attack. People and forces who killed Mahatama Gandhi, who demolished the Babari Mosque have triumphed. More than 16 groups of terrorists have taken over Taj, Oberai and several hotels. Hundreds of people are dead. For the first time no one is blaming Muslim organizations. The Mumbai ATS chief Hemant Karkare and other officers of the ATS have been killed. These were the same people who were investigating the Malegaon Blasts - in which Praggya Singh, an army officer and several other noted personalities of the BJP-RSS-Bajrang Dal-VHP were arrested. Karkare was the man to arrest them. Karkare was receiving threats from several quarters. LK Advani, the BJP chief and several other prominent leaders of the so-called Hindu terrorism squad were gunning for his head. And the first casualty in the terrorist attack was Karkare! He is dead - gone - the firing by terrorists began from Nariman House - which is the only building in Mumbai inhabited by Jews. Some Hindu Gujaratis of the Nariman area spoke live on several TV channels - they openly said that the firing by terrorists began from Nariman house. And that for two years suspicious activities were going on in this house. But no one took notice.

Our worst fears have come true. It is clear that Mossad is involved in the whole affair. An entire city has been attacked by Mossad and probably units of mercenaries. It is not possible for one single organization to plan and execute such a sophisticated operation. It is clear that this operation was backed by communal forces from within the Indian State. The Home Minister Shivraj Patil should resign. The RSS-BJP-VHP-Bajrang Dal should be banned. Advani and others ought to be arrested. Today is a day of shame for all Indians and all Hindus. Muslims and secular Hindus have been proven right. RSS type forces and Israel are all involved in not only destabilizing but finishing India. India should immediately snap all relations with Israel. We owe this much to Karkare and the brave ATS men who had shown the courage to arrest Praggya Singh, Raj Kumar Purohit, the army officer and several others.

A photograph published in Urdu Times, Mumbai, clearly shows that Mossad and ex-Mossad men came to India and met Sadhus and other pro-Hindutva elements recently. A conspiracy was clearly hatched.

This is a moment of reckoning especially for Hindus of India. The killers of Gandhi have struck again. If we are true Sanatanis and true Hindus and true nationalists and true patriots we have to see this act as a clear attack by anti-national deshdrohi forces. Praggya Singh, Advani and the entire brand is anti-national. They ought to be shot. Any Hindu siding with them is hereafter warned of serious consequences.

This is a question of nationalism. If no one else, the Indian army will not take this lying down. Communal, anti-national forces have attacked the very foundation of the Indian constitution and the nation. We will fight a civil war if need be against the pro-Hindutva, communal forces and their Israeli backers.

Dr. Amaresh Misra is an historian/journalist. His most recent book "War of Civilizations: India AD 1857" was released in March 2008 by the Vice President of India Shri Mohd. Hamid Ansari.

Enver Masud, "5,000 Killed, 50,000 Homeless in India 'Pogrom'," The Wisdom Fund, March 16, 2002

"Godhra bogie was burnt from inside: Report," Times of India, July 3, 2002

[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.--"India's CIA spy scandal,", July 1, 2004]

Peter Walker, "American expats caught up in Indian bomb blast inquiry," Guardian, July 29, 2008

[Haywood is a suspect in connection with the Ahmedabad blasts after a threatening e-mail was sent on the day of the blasts from his Internet Protocol address--" U.S. national Ken Haywood leaves India,", August 19, 2008]

Rama Lakshmi, "Hindus Detail Involvement In Deadly '02 Riots in India On Video, Assailants Tell of State Collusion," Washington Post, October 26, 2008

[ . . the arrests of Hindus in a terrorism case and the use of the new tag "Hindu terror" have sparked enormous controversy. The acrimonious political debate and the street demonstrations in support of the accused threaten to paralyze India's concerted response to terrorism. The controversy also points to the growing complexities of combating tit-for-tat terrorism in this predominantly Hindu but officially secular nation.

Since May, several Indian cities have been rocked by bombings in crowded public places that killed more than 200 people.--Rama Lakshmi, "In India, Controversy Over Hindus' Arrests: Terrorism Case Sets Off Politicking, Protests," Washington Post, November 24, 2008]


"Mumbai rocked by deadly attacks," BBC News, November 27, 2008

Tariq Ali, "India's Leaders Need to Look Closer to Home,", November 27, 2008

Paul Joseph Watson, "Mumbai Attacks Blamed On Al-Qaeda As Pretext For U.S. Military Response,", November 27, 2008

[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".--"Hemant Karkare was known for fair investigation,", November 27, 2008]

[Alex Neill, head of the Royal United Services Institute's Asia security programme, believes the attacks were probably carried out by local jihadists linked to the radical Students Islamic Movement of India . . .

One possible mastermind and Simi member is Abdul Subhan Qureshi, a 36-year-old computer engineer suspected of being behind multiple bombings in Delhi, Jaipur, Bangalore and Ahmedabad earlier this year.

Mr Neill said Deccan Muhajideen would be a militant offshoot of Simi . . .

He 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.--Emily Pykett, "Was computer expert aged 36 the mastermind?,", November 28, 2008]

[The role that Nariman House is coming to play in this entire attack drama, is puzzling. Last night, residents ordered close to 100 kilograms of meat and other food, enough to feed an army or a bunch of people for twenty days. Shortly thereafter, the ten odd militants moved in, obviously, indicating that the food and meat was ordered, keeping their visit in mind, another cop added.--"Mumbai attack: Was Nariman House the terror hub?,", November 28, 2008]

[Janes information group, the world's foremost source on intelligence information, reported in July 2001 that "The Indian spy agency RAW and the Israeli spy agency Mossad have created four new agencies to infiltrate Pakistan to target important religious and military personalities, journalists, judges, lawyers and bureaucrats. In addition, bombs would be exploded in trains, railway stations, bridges, bus stations, cinemas, hotels and mosques of rival Islamic sects to incite sectarianism."--"Mossad And India Spy Agency Team Up, Target Pakistan,", November 28, 2008]

[Ajmal has revealed the name of his fellow jihadis all Pakistani citizens as Abu Ali, Fahad, Omar, Shoaib, Umer, Abu Akasha, Ismail, Abdul Rahman (Bara) and Abdul Rahman (Chhota). . . .

According to him, the group set off on November 21 from an isolated creek near Karachi without the deadly cargo of arms and ammunition they were to use against the innocents in Mumbai. The group received arms and ammunition on board a large Pakistani vessel which picked them up the following day. The vessel, whose ownership is now the subject of an international probe, had four Pakistanis apart from the crew.--"Arrested terrorist says gang hoped to get away," Times of India, November 29, 2008]

"Kasab killed Karkare, Salaskar and Kamte: Mumbai police," Times of India, November 29, 2008

[The family of slain Maharashtra ATS chief Hemant Karkare has declined Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's offer of monetary help, sources said on Saturday.--"Karkare's wife declines 'Modi's compensation' offer," Indian Express, November 29, 2008]

 [The Mumbai terror attacks were a gigantic exercise, a fight between those forces within the Indian establishment who want to take India towards the dangerous and suicidal US-Israel nexus and those who want India to stay Independent and have good relations with Pakistan, China and Iran.--Amaresh Misra, "Attack on Mumbai: Modi, Mossad, and Sangh Parivar," email, November 29, 2008]

[With a traumatized nation and a paralyzed government, a core group of secular ideologues and Hindu nationalists are executing a 'soft coup' in New Delhi to bring to power hawks who want to pursue America's agenda of grooming India as a regional policeman, sort out Pakistan and confront China.--Ahmed Quraishi, "Signs Of An Attempted Coup In New Delhi,", November 29, 2008]

Damien McElroy and Rahul Bedi, "Mumbai attacks: 300 feared dead as full horror of the terrorist attacks emerges," Telegraph, November 30, 2008

William Dalrymple, "Mumbai atrocities highlight need for solution in Kashmir," Guardian, November 30, 2008

[The only terrorist captured by Indian authorities following the Mumbai attacks told interrogators during questioning that he and his men were sent specifically to kill Israelis to avenge "atrocities" against the Palestinians, the Times of India reported Sunday.--"Terror in Mumbai," Haaretz, November 30, 2008]

Editor's Note: This Sunday morning, a British expert on CNN stated that it was not likely that 10 men, could carry out attacks at 9 locations, within a period of 30 minutes.--November 30, 2008

Enver Masud"Mumbai Terror Attacks: 10 Reasons Why We're Not Ready to Draw Conclusions," The Wisdom Fund, November 30, 2008

[A sane new line suddenly began doing the rounds from people like LK Advani, who have joyously been shouting about 'Muslim terror' for years - "Terror has no religion; why link an entire community or faith to the actions of a few?"--"Religion's Double Role," Tehelka Magazine, December 6, 2008]

"Hemant Karkare," Tehelka Magazine, December 6, 2008

[Pakistan was holding in custody the ringleader and five other suspects in the conspiracy behind a militant attack that killed 179 people in Mumbai, the top Pakistani interior ministry official said on Thursday.--Kamran Haider, "Pakistan unveils breakthrough, arrests in Mumbai probe," Reuters, February 12, 2009]