In a sensational disclosure made by Ajmal, the jihadi nabbed alive by Mumbai cops, the group had planned to sail out on Thursday. Their recruiters had even charted out the return route for them and stored it on the GPS device which they had used to navigate their way to the Mumbai shoreline.(TIMES OF INDIA)
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).
The account of Ajmal also strengthens the doubt of the complicity of powerful elements in the Pakistani establishment. 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.
A day later, they came across an Indian-owned trawler, Kuber, which was promptly commandeered on the seas. Four of the fishermen who were on the trawler were killed, but its skipper, or tandel in fishermen lingo, Amarjit Singh, was forced to proceed towards India. Amarjit was killed the next day, and Ismail the terrorist who was killed at Girgaum Chowpaty took the wheel.
A trained sailor, Ismail used the GPS to reach Mumbai coast on November 26. The group, however, slowed down its advance as they had reached during the day time while the landing was planned after dusk. The group shifted to inflatable boats, before disembarking at Badhwar Park in Cuffe Parade.
From there, they mandated to kill indiscriminately, particularly white foreign tourists, and spare Muslims split up into five batches. Two of them Ismail and Ajmal took a taxi to Victoria Terminus. Three other batches of two each headed for Oberoi Hotel, Cafe Leopold and Nariman House. The remaining four went to Taj Hotel.
One source in ATS familiar with the details of the interrogation quoted him saying that in all 16 fidayeens came to Mumbai on Wednesday. A native of Faridkot in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), 21-year-old Kasab told police they had done a reccee of Mumbai few months ago. He said he had come along with eight of the operatives to Mumbai as students and lived in a rented room at Colaba market, a stone's throw away from Nariman House.
Dedicated to classics and hits.
Friday, November 28, 2008
Posted by catdirt at 4:37 PM
The batch of terrorists who reached Mumbai on boats two days ago to execute the worst Terror attack on India had killed and thrown off-board three members of the crew of Kuber, the Indian trawler they hijacked, and beheaded the fourth, Amarsinh Solanki, whom they let live longer to help them with navigation.(INDIAN EXPRESS)
Sources have told The Indian Express that reports from Coast Guard authorities said that Solanki’s “headless body” was recovered from the 45-foot trawler about five nautical miles from the Mumbai coast during an aerial recce on the waters of Arabian Sea.
It’s also confirmed that the terrorists got off Kuber and boarded an inflatable dinghy — Gemini craft — which they used to land on Mumbai’s shore. Sources said that one of the terrorists caught is said to have admitted that Kuber had only one Gemini craft on board. “Eight terrorists boarded the craft to reach the shore on Wednesday,” a source said.
Posted by catdirt at 11:32 AM
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
MUMBAI, India – Officials and media reports say at least 16 people have been killed and dozens wounded in a series of attacks by terrorist gunmen at seven sites in Mumbai, including two luxury hotels.(Yahoo!)
The Press Trust of India said at least 16 people were killed in the attacks. Johnny Joseph, chief secretary for Maharashtra, said 90 people had been injured, but refused to say how many had died.
A.N. Roy, a senior police officer, said police were continuing to battle the gunmen.
"The terrorists have used automatic weapons and in some places grenades have been lobbed, the encounters are still going on and we are trying to overpower them," Roy says.
Attacks were reported at the Taj and Oberoi hotels, the popular Café Leopold, and Cama Hospital, and the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway station.(CNN)
Posted by catdirt at 11:19 AM
As an advocate for the de-criminalization of marijuana, it pains me to see Mexican drug cartel's so intimately involved in the importation and distribution of mj in the United States, but it's a difficult fact that all proponents of decriminalization of marijuana need to address. Right now it's "Harvest Season" in Mexico, which means a series of multi-ton seizures along the U.S./Mexico border. Two or three a week? Here is yesterday's edition San Diego-style:
SAN DIEGO -- Three motorists were arrested at the San Ysidro Port of Entry Tuesday after service dogs sniffed out a total of nearly 7,600 pounds of marijuana concealed in the men's vehicles, authorities reported.(CHANNEL 10 SAN DIEG0)
Inspectors discovered the cannabis hauls around daybreak, over a roughly 30-minute period, according to U.S. Customs and Border Enforcement.
Two of the suspected drug traffickers -- both Mexican nationals -- arrived at the government checkpoint in white vans, CBP spokesman Vince Bond said.
Alerted by a drug-sniffing canine, agents found a total of 415 packages of marijuana hidden in the vehicles.
The illicit cargo weighed a combined 7,338 pounds.
Who do you think that weed belonged to? A Mexican drug cartel, that's who. I want to get my own drug-sniffing canine.
Monday, November 24, 2008
wOW. Fallbrook cockfighting ring located in an avocado grove? I'm "all in" on this crime. 25 people detained... how many charged?
Cockfighting Arena, San Juan Puerto Rico
FALLBROOK, Calif. -- Authorities have uncovered a cockfighting arena in Fallbrook.
San Diego County Sheriff's Lt. Anthony Ray says deputies responded to a report of roosters crowing at an avocado grove around 10 a.m. Sunday.
When they arrived they found the arena as well as alcohol and food vendors among the trees.
About 100 people ran away as deputies approached.
Some 25 people were detained, along with dozens of vehicles.
Cockfighting Arena Found In Avocado Grove(CHANNEL 10 SAN DIEGO)
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