Mumbai Terrorists Were Aided By Indian Authorities
Series of specific warnings ignored, security measures relaxed, police refused to shoot back
Paul Joseph Watson
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Numerous disturbing details now
strongly indicate that the terrorists who indiscriminately slaughtered
nearly 200 people in Mumbai were aided by some elements of the Indian
security apparatus responsible for protecting the city.
It has now been confirmed that the
Indian security services received numerous precise warnings that
terrorists were planning to arrive by sea and attack the Taj Mahal
hotel, but if anything security was relaxed, allowing the terrorists to
prolong the attack for days and not hours.
The CIA’s station chief in Delhi told
Indian intelligence in September that terrorists were planning to
arrive via the sea and attack the Taj Mahal hotel with small arms
and/or bombs. Security measures around the hotel were increased in
response to the warning but relaxed just days before the attack.
This was just one of a “series of
warnings of a possible attack on Mumbai by sea in the months leading up
to last week’s devastating onslaught,” reports AFP.
Many Indians are furious at the
botched response that allowed the attacks to drag on for days and are
incredulous at eyewitness reports of Indian police refusing to fire back at the terrorists as they carried out their rampage with AK-47’s, forcing gangs of citizens to go hand to hand with the armed assailants.
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Was a stand down issue ordered or
were there terrorists within the police units? Sebastian D’Souza, a
picture editor at the Mumbai Mirror, took many of the now infamous
photos of the terrorists, but his main concern at the time was the fact
that armed police would not shoot at the terrorists despite them being
“What angered Mr D’Souza almost as
much were the masses of armed police hiding in the area who simply
refused to shoot back,” reports the Belfast Telegraph.
“There were armed policemen hiding all around the station but none of
them did anything,” he said. “At one point, I ran up to them and told
them to use their weapons. I said, ‘Shoot them, they’re sitting ducks!’ but they just didn’t shoot back.”
“As the gunmen fired at policemen
taking cover across the street, Mr D’Souza realised a train was pulling
into the station unaware of the horror within. “I couldn’t believe it.
We rushed to the platform and told everyone to head towards the back of
the station. Those who were older and couldn’t run, we told them to
India’s warmongering rhetoric against Pakistan is
partly a steam valve to deflect from the fact that they were given a
specific warning that this would happen and not only failed to prevent
it, but let the whole thing drag out for days.
An obvious effort to pin the blame on
Lashkar-e-Toiba and by extension Pakistan, despite the terrorist
group’s flat denial of responsibility, is now encapsulated by the
suspected manufacturing of evidence.
phones and identity documents linking the attack to Pakistanis was
conveniently discovered by the Indians just as the flight manuals and
the paper passports of the hijackers were found immediately after 9/11.
Unsurprisingly, the Indians killed
all but one of the terrorists, a clean cut English speaking Pakistani,
Azam Amir Qasab, who is singing from the same hymn sheet as the Indians
implicating Pakistan and saying he was trained by Pakistan. The
corporate media has swallowed the story hook line and sinker, refusing
to even raise the prospect that such a confession was obtained through
Again we ask the question, what on
earth would Pakistan, who have been making strenuous peace overtures
towards India recently, possibly have to gain from sponsoring a brutal
attack against innocent civilians the full horror of which is played
out on international television for all to see? How can it possibly
benefit Pakistan to now have the full might of the U.S. military, with
an incoming president who’s made it very clear that he’s fully prepared
to expand the bombing raids, trained on Pakistan, along with the
suspicion of the rest of the world?
How can that possibly be of any
benefit? This wasn’t an attack on the Parliament building. This wasn’t
an attempt to decapitate government in any way - it was an
indiscriminate assault on innocent people going about their business at
hotels, restaurants and subways. It was a senseless massacre that will
ultimately help the geopolitical agenda of nobody other than the
Indians and the U.S., who now have the perfect pretext to expand
bombing raids in Pakistan and entrench themselves in Afghanistan.
As soon as attack in Mumbai began to unfold, despite confusion as to its perpetrators and its motive, U.S. aircraft carriers were moving towards the Pakistan border.
As we predicted right from the beginning,
no matter who the real perpetrators were, the attack was always going
to be blamed on Pakistan as a means of re-igniting a nuclear cold war that reaped massive profits for the military-industrial complex who armed both sides the last time such tensions peaked at the start of the decade.
Paul Joseph Watson