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The owner of the Taj Mahal hotel says the Mumbai hotel had been warned of a possible terrorist attack prior to this week's deadly terror assault.
Tata Group Chairman Ratan Tata would not provide details about the warning or the security measures that were enacted as a result, but he told CNN that they were eased in the days before gunmen entered the hotel.
Tata also told CNN's Fareed Zakaria that even if the security precautions had still been in place, they wouldn't have stopped the gunmen because they entered the building through a rear door that does not have a metal detector.
"If I look at what we had ... it could not have stopped what took place," Tata said. "It's ironic that we did have such a warning, and we did have some measures. People couldn't park their cars in the portico, where you had to go through a metal detector. They knew what they were doing, and they did not go through the front. All of our arrangements are in the front. They planned everything," he said of the attackers. "I believe the first thing they did, they shot a sniffer dog and his handler. They went through the kitchen."
Tata said the terrorists were very organized and moved with detailed precision.
"They seemed to know [the hotel] in the night or in the daytime. They seemed to have planned their moves quite well, and there seem to have been a lot of pre-planning."The owner of the Taj Mahal hotel says the Mumbai hotel had been warned of a possible... more
MUMBAI, India – 9:21 p.m. Wednesday, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus __ Two young men walk casually through Mumbai's main railway station, a worn Victorian hulk bustling with late commuters heading home, scurrying past small food stands and juice bars and vendors selling newspapers. They enter near the taxi stand, where long lines of battered black and yellow cabs wait for fares. One wears khaki cargo pants and a blue T-shirt. A pair of small knapsacks are slung over a shoulder. He looks like a college kid.
They are, says a photographer who follows them on part of their grim journey, "backpackers with assault rifles."
The two — and other death squads working in pairs — are to wreak carnage in landmark after landmark across Mumbai over the next three days, creating panic in this normally unflappable city and killing more than 195 people.
Obama is on to something on the Pakistan page. Maybe we should take our troops from Iraq and move them to Pakistan for about 30 days of Military games. This crap needs to stop, Pakistan for some reason protects these people. Maybe they need some tough LOVE.MUMBAI, India – 9:21 p.m. Wednesday, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus __ Two young... more
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Increasingly these days, we hear about Islamic fundamentalism from the Western media, the policy makers and many an intellectual. The term has gained so much currency that it deserves some serious scrutiny. It needs our attention especially because it is the Western rendition of Islam, and not an expression which Muslims have anything to do with. Apparently, it seems to imply that there is what you may call fundamentalist Islam as distinct from non-fundamentalist Islam. It seems to emphasize that there are those among Muslims who believe in the basic principles of Islam and there are those who do not.
So far, there have been only two sects in Islam - Shia and Sunni. The adherents of both agree that the Qur'an is the word of the Almighty as revealed to the Prophet Muhammadp. Both share the belief that the Prophet Muhammadp was the last of all the prophets. Further, both proclaim that Islam constitutes an ideology which goes far beyond mere praying, and that it provides universal principles for all crucial aspects of social life.
Despite this broad agreement between the two, relationships between the Shias and the Sunnis have been far from easy over the centuries to say the least. Now this interjection of fundamentalist/non-fundamentalist dichotomy might create a four fold sectarianism: the Shia fundamentalists and the Shia non-fundamentalists; the Sunni fundamentalists and the Sunni non-fundamentalists. Should this differentiation be allowed to take root in modern Islam, it would be an artifact of the West and not due to any intrinsic reasons within the community of Islam itself. Naturally, a closer look at this new expression is in order. What does fundamentalism mean and why is it being used in the context of Islam by the Western media and the policy makers? We shall address ourselves to these questions in this chapter.
Ilyas Ba-Yunus, Ph.D.*
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MUMBAI (Reuters) - The bodies of five hostages were found on Friday after Indian security forces attacked gunmen at a Jewish religious centre in Mumbai, an Israeli diplomat told Israeli television by telephone from the scene.
National Security Guard commandos stand on the rooftop of Nariman House in Mumbai November 28, 2008. (REUTERS/Punit Paranjpe)
"The incident has not ended," Haim Choshen told Channel 2. "Five bodies of hostages have been found inside the Chabad House. We still don't know whose bodies."
Also, an Israeli rescue service run by Orthodox Jews said its staff sent to Mumbai to help believed that hostages in the Chabad Centre had died.
"Apparently the hostages did not remain alive," the Zaka service said in a brief statement quoting its staff in Mumbai. It did not identify the hostages nor say how many may have died.
India's National Security Guards chief J.K. Dutt told Indian television that the commandos had killed two militants in operations at the center.
"We have neutralised two terrorists," Dutt said. "Along with that we have also found two bodies. Those bodies appear to be of hostages."
How many innocent people have to die before the United Nations takes this problem seriously? Apparently anti Jewish sentiment and anti American sentiment are so prevalent in The United Nations that this is looked at by them as business as usual. Global terrorism isn't just our problem, if the rest of the world doesn't take this serious what are we supposed to do? This to me says that The United Nations is just a play money fund for third world countries and we should not adhere to anything they say.MUMBAI (Reuters) - The bodies of five hostages were found on Friday after Indian... more
OOPS! Jewish community leaders received an invite to a Hanukkah party at the White House - with an image of a Christmas tree.
Merry Hanukkah from the White House!
The president and the first lady invited leaders of America's Jewish community for a Hanukkah reception at the White House next month - but raised more than a few eyebrows by putting a picture of a Christmas tree on the invitation.
The message reads that the couple "requests the pleasure of your company at a Hanukkah reception," written beneath an image of a Clydesdale horse hauling a Christmas fir along the snow-dappled drive to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
This proves it!!! The first couple were abducted by aliens shortly after GWB's big win in 04. Replaced by brainwashed clones, furnished by Nancy Pelosi. It is the only thing that can explain the constant assault on intelligence coming from this administration. Jan 21st can't get here quick enough. I truly am sorry I voted for Dubya in 04.OOPS! Jewish community leaders received an invite to a Hanukkah party at the White... more
MUMBAI, India – Teams of heavily armed gunmen stormed luxury hotels, a popular restaurant and a crowded train station in coordinated attacks across India's financial capital Wednesday night, killing at least 78 people and taking Westerners hostage, police said. An explosion followed by a raging fire struck one of the hotels, the landmark Taj Mahal, early Thursday. Screams could be heard and enormous clouds of black smoke rose from the at the century-old edifice on Mumbai's waterfront. Firefighters were spraying water at the blaze.
The attackers specifically targeted Britons and Americans, witnesses said. Fires burned and gunfire was heard for hours. Officials said at least 200 people were wounded.
The motive for the onslaught was not immediately clear, but Mumbai has frequently been targeted in terrorist attacks blamed on Islamic extremists, including a series of bombings in July 2007 that killed 187 people.
An Indian media report said a previously unknown group calling itself the Deccan Mujahideen had claimed responsibility for the attacks in e-mails to several media outlets.
Societies who only let the BAD GUY'S have guns end up like this one.MUMBAI, India – Teams of heavily armed gunmen stormed luxury hotels, a popular... more
CNNMoney.com) -- Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama on Friday proposed emergency assistance for small business endangered by America's financial crisis, calling for a "small business rescue plan" of tax incentives and loans.
"Small businesses employ half of the workers in the private sector in this country, and account for the majority of the job growth. But we also know that a credit crunch has dried up capital and put these jobs at risk - shops can't finance their inventories, and small firms can't make payroll," Obama said at a rally in Chillicothe, Ohio. "If we don't act, we'll be looking at scaled back operations, shuttered shops, and laid-off workers."
This is just part of what Barack Obama said in October. Now this, as well as all the other promises are put on the back burner. WOW, the Left's worst fear is going to be realized by their own guy. As small businesses fail all over America, Obama focuses on saving BIG, BLOATED, IRRESPONSIBLE, CORPORATIONS well isn't that nice and Republican of him. As I watch my business of eighteen years slip through my fingers from the lack of a few thousand dollars. It fills me with wonderment how someone who promised to help the middle class is preoccupied with only the rich. TRILLIONS FOLKS,TRILLIONS.....All that will be left are Big Corporation's, National Media, Hollywood, and the Government. The rest of us are going to trickle downward.CNNMoney.com) -- Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama on Friday proposed... more
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Re: Which Promises Will President Obama Abandon
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A week before the election, I predicted that despite his daily sniping at McCain for wanting to “continue George Bush’s tax policies” and give “more tax cuts to the wealthiest Americans,” he was just kidding.
“The most politically dangerous and economically ruinous idea pushed by Obama on the campaign trail is the redistribution of income,” I wrote.
Should Obama push through his tax plan, coupled with the expensive new entitlements he wants to give to the lower class, he will immediately alarm Americans. His intellect, the wisdom of his advisors, and the fact that none of his supporters will care tells me that this idea will be quickly jettisoned by the incoming President. The economy, and his party, will be the better for it.
From yesterday’s NY Times:
In light of the downturn, Mr. Obama is also said to be reconsidering a key campaign pledge: his proposal to repeal the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans. According to several people familiar with the discussions, he might instead let those tax cuts expire as scheduled in 2011, effectively delaying any tax increase while he gives his stimulus plan a chance to work.
Andre suggested that Obama might declare in January that the economy was worse than he thought, and rethink his promises. I said, no, it would be in December. I was off by a week. My apologies.
I hate to say "I TOLD YOU SO" but, it's in the archives anyway. LOL He had to sacrifice all you wonderful leftwingers, and he even had the SACK to do it before taking office. BOLD ,that one. But, maybe us some of us little people will get some of the 7 trillion? NOTThe Constitution Club
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Video Released Of FBI Questioning Casey's Parents
Friday, November 21, 2008 – updated: 4:52 pm EST November 24, 2008
ORLANDO, Fla. -- New FBI interviews released Friday revealed the most damaging evidence in the case against Casey could come from her own father.
"The worst odor that you could possibly smell in this world. I've smelled that odor before. It smelled like a decomposed body," George Anthony told investigators during a July 31 interview.
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George is a retired homicide investigator. He said he would never forget the smell of human death and that's what he said he smelled coming from his daughter's car.
Eyewitness News obtained new video Friday showing the FBI interviewing George and Cindy Anthony.
This is a classic murder folks, and my opinion I think the father acts awful fishy. Maybe he helped his bad seed to depose of the body? How could anyone even hurt a little child like that? Much less a parent killing their own child ?Video Released Of FBI Questioning Casey's Parents
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An economic crisis, rising joblessness and a credit squeeze can make a president-elect refine his words. Today's word is "repeal." During his presidential campaign, Barack Obama promised to repeal President George W. Bush's tax cuts for the wealthy ahead of their scheduled expiration in 2011.
It was part of how Obama would pay for an overall net tax cut aimed at low- and middle-income taxpayers, and an effort to bring what he called "fairness" to the tax system.
No one is talking tax hikes now.
Over the weekend, Obama said he has charged his new economic team with devising a plan that would create or preserve 2.5 million jobs over two years. He said the plan would include broad spending plans as well as the middle- and low-income tax cuts he described during the campaign.
Aides later said the plan would not include any of the tax increases Obama, as a candidate, had said he would impose on taxpayers who make more than $250,000.
I see that President Elect Obama just took a reality pill. Probably when his economic advisers said WTF ? Raise taxes in a Depression? On the Rich? The ones who generate the cash flow? The ones who can REALLY move to a different country. See...If he really was the MESSIAH he would just do an Irish jig and fix everything.An economic crisis, rising joblessness and a credit squeeze can make a... more
Joran van der Sloot tells Greta that he "sold" Natalee Holloway and alleged that his own father orchestrated a police cover-up, only to claim afterward that he made up the entire story. What do you think?
For once I thought this piece of Euro Trash was telling the truth. The question is why Greta Van Susteren put it on T.V. She should have waited until an exhaustive search of everything was completed in my view. If this Freak or Freaks have her, and she was still alive. Chances are Greta just sentenced her to death. GO TO GO YOU DUMB B--T--H!!! This evidence sounded convincing for once Van der sloot naming his co conspirators, his own attorney and Scumbag father. admitting that his father gave $50,000.00 to pay off dirty policeman in Aruba. She should lose her show, and be prosecuted for this selfish little gaff. There was enough info with phone calls, money transfers etc. where Interpol or somebody might have tracked this pig down. It is a Sad state of affairs when the press does something like this.Joran van der Sloot tells Greta that he "sold" Natalee Holloway and alleged... more