Police brought some hostages out of the Oberoi late Thursday night. However,Â the Indian state department said that at least four Australians and one Japanese national were killed.
I cannot verify that report. And:
Foreign Minister Stephen Smith said the Government was also working to confirm the possibility thatat least 26 Australians were being held hostage.
I fear that the Indian police and army, in conducting operations against hostage takers, are less discriminate than you’d expect in other countries.
A round-up of intelligence sources shows no one really knows yet who is behind this, but suspicions are building:
The attack on India’s financial capitalÂ bears all the trademarks of al-QaidaÂ â€” simultaneous assaults meant to kill scores of Westerners in iconic buildings â€” but clues so far point to homegrown Indian terrorists, global intelligence officials said Thursday.
AT least one other Australian is thought to have been killedÂ in the violence in India, the Federal Government said.
“…Â It is clear that Mossad is involved in the whole affair. An entire city has been attacked by Mossad and probably units of mercenaries…”
This kind of Muhammedan propaganda finds buyers in the strangest places:
Australian prof: Hindus responsible for Mumbai attacks
* F*kcwits in ivory towers:
MoreÂ lunacy re the Mumbai jihad attacks — this time from the Muslim Victimology Department. Marika Vicziany is a Professor of South Asian Studies at Monash University in Victoria, Australia. She isn’t saying that the Hindus mounted the attacks, but that they’re revenge attacks for Hindu mistreatment of Muslims.
“Australian killed in Mumbai terror attacks,” from theÂ Australian Broadcasting Corporation,