Mumbai Terrorists Attacks (A Wake-Up Call For The Security System)
• The main topic of discussion everywhere seems to be “About the terrorists attacks in Mumbai” and what exactly “The motive of the terrorists groups in Mumbai”. I have been keeping a constant watch on the news related to the Mumbai attacks. I was also interested in knowing that what are the demands of the terrorists groups?
• It’s an obvious question in everybody’s mind that what’s the motive of these terrorists groups? What exactly they want to convey by taking hundreds of hostages and killing innocent civilians in Mumbai? Startlingly, there is one big difference between the earlier terrorists attacks in India is that those people who got killed or are hostages are foreigners from the US or UK.
• Based on what I have been witnessing on the news channels shows that the terrorists groups wants to target UK and the US citizens also. One of the captured hostages who were rescued later said that “the terrorists groups were focusing on Britons and Americans. In one incident one of the terrorists interrogated asking “where are you from” he said I am from Italy, that’s why he was not hurt by the terrorists.
One question which is bothering me is that aren’t there any security checks in the restaurants, especially these reputed 5-star like The Taj Mahal and Oberoi Hotels. The media and the Marine Commandos conference have been making several statements like. The terrorists groups were aware of every nook and corner of the Taj hotel. They studied the layout of the hotel carefully prior to executing the attack. They are carrying enough ammunitions and fire guns.Their tactic was very clear, their plan was well structured.
The point on which I am not clear is were they living in the hotel. Secondly, how come they were well aware of the structure of the The Taj Hotel if they were not living their before? Now that leaves me with one question. Was there any inside connections with The Taj staff.
I haven’t seen any of the news that states that the FBI is interrogating the staff to clear any possibility of any kind of connection between the Taj Workers and the terrorists groups. One thing I am very much clear on is that the terrorists attacks in Mumbai is fulfilling at least one motive of the terrorists groups is to get international media attention.
Following are the locations where the terrorists attacks took place in Mumbai
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway station
South Mumbai Police Headquarters
Leopold Café, Colaba
Taj Mahal Palace & Tower hotel
Oberoi Trident hotel (Operated by Oberoi Hotels & Resorts
Metro movie theater
Mumbai Chabad House (Nariman House)
Vile Parle suburb, North Mumbai