Thursday, January 08, 2009

"Keep the phones switched on so we can hear the gunfire"

Bill Roggio, writing at Long War Journal, has a transcript of conversations between the Mumbai terrorists* and their handlers in Pakistan. Roggio also links to the dossier of evidence assembled by the Indian government.

* Got that, Bill Keller? I used the T-word. Learn it. Live it. Love it.

The transcript, even more than the pictures of sexual mutilation inflicted by the terrorists, emphasizes the barbarism and blind evil of Islamofascism.

The Lashkar-e-Taiba, a Pakistan-based terror group allied with al Qaeda and supported by powerful elements within Pakistan’s Inter-Service Intelligence agency and the military, carried out the attack... Six Pakistani handlers monitored the news coverage from Mumbai and kept in constant touch with the terrorists holed up in Nariman House and the Taj Mahal and Trident hotels during the three day siege.

A senior US military intelligence official familiar with the dossier said that [one handler named] "Major General" is indeed Hamid Gul, the retired former chief of the ISI... The Pakistan-based handlers provided real-time intelligence and directed the terrorists to killed specific hostages... The exchange[s show] they planned and executed the attack for maximum media coverage, ordered the murder of hostages, and cheered after the murders were carried out...

“Everything is being recorded by the media,” the handler identified as Kafa told Rehman. “Inflict the maximum damage. Keep fighting. Don’t be taken alive.”

“Kill all hostages, except the two Muslims,” the other handler told Rehman and Fahadullah. “Keep your phone switched on so that we can hear the gunfire.”

“We have three foreigners, including women,” Fahadullah said. “From Singapore and China.”

“Kill them,” the handler said.

According to the dossier, Abdul Rehman and Fahadullah are recorded ordering all of the hostages except for two Muslims to stand in line. The terrorists then shot and killed the hostages.

The handlers are heard cheering in the background.

...In the early evening of November 27, the handler identified as Wassi instructs the terrorists at Nariman House to kill the hostages as soon as they become a “burden” and hoped to create a diplomatic row between Israel and India. Nariman House is an orthodox Jewish center.

“Keep in mind that hostages are of use only as long as you do not come under fire because of their safety,” Wassi said. “If you are still threatened, then don’t saddle yourself with the burden of the hostages. Immediately kill them.”

“The [Indian] Army claims to have done the work without any hostage being harmed,” Wassi then said, referring to the commandos deployed to rescue the hostages. “Another thing: Israel has made a request through diplomatic channels to save the hostages. If the hostages are killed, it will spoil relations between India and Israel.”

“So be it, God willing,” one of the terrorist at Nariman House responded.

DNA India reported yesterday that Nariman House, not the hotels, was the central target of the terrorists. That building housed a Jewish center and, once inside, the terrorists sexually mutilated and then killed five individuals including Rivka Holtzberg, who was five months pregnant.
These terrorists, the ideological cousins of Hamas, Hezbollah, Al Qaeda and the other enemies of civilization, must be eradicated like the cockroaches they are.

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