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buy canada goose jacket cheap The coordinated terrorist attacks on Mumbai, which killed over 120 persons and drew more than canada goose victoria parka outlet a 1,000 security men from the canada goose outlet shop Indian Army [Images], Marine Commandos, the National Security Guard commandos besides the local police to neutralise about two dozen young, well armed terrorists, is one of the most audacious attacks on India and reveal the maturing of a strongly networked terror coalition with links to terrorist groups based in Pakistan and Bangladesh. buy canada goose jacket cheap

Two other attacks of similar canada goose jacket uk nature were the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts and the December 13, 2001 attack on the Indian Parliament. The latest Mumbai attack, in canada goose outlet vip a way, had operational strategies drawn from both the attacks.

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The involvement of the criminal underworld in Mumbai in carrying out the attacks is strongly suspected. The 1993 blasts were carried out by the members gang lead by Dawood Ibrahim [Images], who now lives in Karachi, Pakistan. Dawood was designated as a terrorist supporter in 2003 by the US government for his links with al Qaeda (sharing his smuggling routes with the terror syndicate). Dawood also financed Lashkar activities, a group suspected to have organised the Mumbai attacks.

cheap Canada Goose The latest series of attacks, carried out by a well trained, indoctrinated cluster of young jihadis, had other similarities with the 1993 serial blasts and the Parliament attack. The objectives, for instance, were more or less the same. cheap Canada Goose

canada goose uk black friday Draw international attentionCripple the economic hub of the countryParalyse the government/political processProvoke communal backlashInvite more recruits and support for such activities in futureIn the Parliament attack, few men, all young, entered the Parliament complex, opened indiscriminate firing and attempted to enter the chamber with the objective of holding political leaders hostage. The 1993 Mumbai blast had targeted some of the well known landmarks in southern Mumbai, including The Taj and cinema theatres like Metro. There were plans to hold political leaders hostage after entering the Mantralaya (the state secretariat). canada goose uk black friday

canada goose coats Both the attacks had the hand of either Pakistan based terrorist groups like Jaish e Mohammad or LeT or the criminal syndicate led by Dawood Ibrahim, who had the blessings of Pakistan’s intelligence agency, the Inter Services Intelligence. canada goose coats

Few conclusions can be drawn about the nature and strength of the group involved in the Mumbai 2008 attack.

1. The number of terrorists involved in the attack (no less than 24) and the high level of coordination and determination they showed in holding ground for more than 30 hours against one of the world’s best, and experienced, elite commando force and soldiers point to the involvement of a well established and highly networked terrorist group or alliance like LeT.

Canada Goose Parka 2. LeT has been involved in attacks like the Red Fort [Images] attack of 2000, the Parliament Attack of 2001, the Akshardham attack of 2002 and Bangalore IIM attack of 2005 where a modus operandi similar to the Mumbai 2008 attack open attack with assault rifles was used. Canada Goose Parka

3. The terrorists involved in the attack, as in the past cases, are likely to be volunteers and not members of the suspect terrorist groups. This is the strategy which al Qaeda has been utilising over the past seven years. The targets were selected for their visibility, impact, lax security, easy accessibility, hostage taking, and to find convenient fortifications to counter police action. Most likely, the targets were recceed the morning of the attack.

6. The attack could not have taken place without a local support base, most likely involving the criminal underworld which has a substantial presence in Mumbai.

uk canada goose Given these factors and similarities in modus operandi, selection of targets and use of sophisticated weapons and explosives, the involvement of a similar groups with links to ISI becomes highly probable. The suspicion also gathers strength from the role of ISI canada goose outlet in carrying out a suicide bombing against the Indian Embassy in Kabul in July 2008. The suicide bomber was a Lashkar operative. LeT has been operating several training camps in North West Frontier Province and Pakistan Occupied Kashmir where, according to a well respected Pakistani magazine Herald, recruits, both from Pakistan and other countries, have been training in fidayeen or suicide missions since 2006. uk canada goose

canadian goose jacket LeT operates a huge empire of schools and charity organisations under the camouflage of a social and religious organisation, Jamaat ud Dawa from Lahore [Images]. LeT chief Hafiz Saeed has been promoting anti India and anti Western feelings during his Friday prayers. As recent as October 13, he told his audience that, ‘India understands only one language that is jihad’. He argued that, ‘India has blocked the water of River Chenab and constructed the Baglihar Dam. Pakistan has failed canada goose outlet toronto address to stop India from doing so. The only reason is, all this has happened because jihad has been abandoned. India understands only one language ie the language of canada goose outlet in chicago jihad. jihad cannot be suppressed. In fact, with little support, it can break apart India just canada goose outlet mall like the former USSR.’ canadian goose jacket

canada goose black friday sale The LeT, a pro Wahhabi group, has been a key instrument of the ISI in sidelining different Deobandi terrorist groups active in India, including Kashmir for the past few years. One of the founding members of LeT has been Abdullah canada goose outlet store calgary Azzam, a Palestinian jihadi ideologue, more famous as Osama bin Laden’s teacher canada goose black friday sale.

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