More On The Mumbai Attacks

December 5, 2008

From the NY Times (I know, I tend to reference the paper a lot, but hey, I’m not Sarah f’ing Palin who reads EVERY newspaper):

“Fresh evidence unearthed by investigators in India indicated that the Mumbai attacks were stage-managed from at least two Pakistani cities by top leaders of the militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba.

Indian and American intelligence officials have already identified a Lashkar operative, who goes by the name Yusuf Muzammil, as a mastermind of the attacks. On Thursday, Indian investigators named one of the most well-known senior figures in Lashkar, Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi.

The names of both men came from the interrogations of the one surviving attacker, Muhammad Ajmal Kasab, 21, according to police officials in Mumbai.”

Condi Rice was in Pakistan urging their cooperation in the investigation in order to avoid conflict in the region. Pakistan’s not being terribly helpful, however:

“But while Pakistan’s leaders offered polite assurances, they made no public announcement of concrete measures to be taken against Lashkar. They have also continued to express skepticism of Pakistani involvement and have resisted handing over 20 suspects demanded by India.”


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