Mumbai has been attacked again, and this time it is grusome and directly targetted.
South Mumbai, or parts of the old mumbai city have been directly targetted by terrorists in small groups including the main tourist hotspots and places frequented by firangs or westernsers, the young, the affluent and local page 3 elite, thats not all the attacks are organised and are spreading beyond old city limits like places in Juhu vile parle etc.
Terrorists in groups less than half a dozen each equipped with kalashnikovs (AKs) and grenades are replicating fidayeen or Colmbine styled suicide attacks and maybe even Parliament attack 1975 Hotel Savoy styled attempt to take hostage directly targetting not politicians but common citizens and westerners – mainly Americans and Jews.
The police suspect Mantralaya to also be the next target…..
Toi site (which opens with a congress add ) reports 80 dead 250 injured
The list of places affected :
1, BP Petrol Pump blown up, near Nariman house(where some are holled up) , Leopolds Cafe, Colaba
5, Cama Hospital (terrorists still holled up)
7, Vileparle, Juhu
and this is a list that is still expanding northwards !!
Top police officers like ATS chief Hemant Karkare, Adl CP Kamte and Encounter specialist Vijay Salaskar, among others, reports say have just been killed.
Will the PM now loose his sleep for Indians whatever be their caste and creed or will he still be selective ?
How many days before the vvvips get additional security ?
A few questions will be answered soon.
I wasnt intending to write this post, simply because like crumbling infrastructure – terror attacks, however gruesome, have now become a part of mumbai culture, embeding themselves in peoples psyche, leaving indelible scars of their occurance on the city landscape.
Mumbai the 24-7 city, the Maximum city is now the favourite target of the ‘Terrorists’ and their facilitators the Dcompany, the SIMI, The LET, The JEM and ofcourse their fountainheads Al Quaeda and the infamous ISI.
This time it is special for the foreign media, mainly because their own or foreign nationals were specifically targeted along with the mumbaikar, like in the al Khobar incident.
I just finished reading the 500+ page Suketu Mehtas book- Maximum city, based on extensive research and had people repeatedly cautioning about something big being planned. Do read it.
Plus u can read about how callous our government really are from this older post,