Terrorists in Mumbai attack Hotels, Holding Hostages- 80 people dead over 250 wounded

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  1. gaia227

    gaia227 I have never taken any exercise except sleeping an

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    Including police headquarters.

    The hotels targeted are the luxury hotels - Taj Mahal and Oberoi. Apparently the Taj Mahal is on fire and an unknown number of people - many of whom are western tourists - are being held hostage.

    The report does not say what affliation this group is with. They are just called terrorists.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27928718/
     
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  3. Blue_Dolphin308

    Blue_Dolphin308 We can't help everyone, But everyone can help some

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    This is a DIRECT attack on the US, these terrorists are asking people for their passports, and when it is revealed that they are US Citizens they are being killed the people from that country are being let go. This was an orchestrated attack on the US, on another countries soil. The US is under attack YET again!
     
  4. tapu

    tapu Pretty scary.

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    As I understand it so far, the Taj Hotel is on fire, but that is different from the Taj Majal.
     
  5. Beyond Belief

    Beyond Belief New Member

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    I can't believe that this plan didn't leak somehow. Obviously no one was aware this was going to take place.
    Prayers for the safety for all the innocent folks over there.
     
  6. fran

    fran Former Member

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    According to what I've seen on AOL, it was British and Americans being targeted. Here's a few links. It looks bad.

    :(

    fran

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...bai_80_dead_many_hurt/articleshow/3761410.cms

    Terror attacks in Mumbai; 80 dead, over 900 injured


    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/India/Three_top_cops_die_on_duty/articleshow/3762023.cms

    Three top cops die on duty

    http://news.aol.com/article/78-die-...y/261363?icid=100214839x1213736459x1200890180

    78 Die in Mumbai Shootings, Officials Say

    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/article5240126.ece

    Foreigners targeted in co-ordinated Bombay attacks
     
  7. Camper

    Camper New Member

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    I am afraid this MIGHT be the first of many bad shoes to drop, in other areas. It appears to have been carefully planned.

    A recent broadcast had a woman on a cell phone staying in the ballroom of one of the hotels with others.

    Praying for the innocent souls caught in this terror plot.

    ,
     
  8. Sassygerl

    Sassygerl New Member

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    Some of you may know my hubby here around WS....he's not around much, BigTex, but he is headed to India in a few days for work and I'm sick :( Please keep him and us in your thoughts and prayers.
     
  9. JBean

    JBean Retired WS Administrator

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    My gf left for India Tuesday morning and I have no idea where she is! I cannot get hold of her.
     
  10. Blue_Dolphin308

    Blue_Dolphin308 We can't help everyone, But everyone can help some

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    Keeping you both in my thoughts and prayers!
     
  11. TopGunner

    TopGunner Retired WS Staff

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    Oh no JBean and Sassy - praying for your loved one's!!!! Sassy, don't let him go....
     
  12. fran

    fran Former Member

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    I'll pray that you are finally able to contact your friend JBean and everything is ok.

    Sassy, I'll keep your hubby in my thoughts and pray he returns safely.

    This is a scary situation. Prayers to all effected.

    fran

    :blowkiss:
     
  13. Sassygerl

    Sassygerl New Member

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    I don't want him to go :( He has to at this point....we're still keeping an eye on things.

    Hope your friend is safe Jbean!
     
  14. curiositycat

    curiositycat The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule

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  15. JBean

    JBean Retired WS Administrator

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    OH I don't blame you! He will be fine Sassy :blowkiss: I am sure my friend is fine but I have yet to hear from her.
     
  16. hockeymom

    hockeymom New Member

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    I saw this man on CNN and his story is compelling. He is Jewish to boot so if the terrorists found him,he would be a dead man.
    God Bless all the victims and their families. Pray for India,as the world prayed for the US after 9/11.
     
  17. Texana

    Texana Overreaching

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    This is a terrible, terrible terrorist attack. Imagine a 9/11 attack ongoing for days--these vicious killers can't reach us on our land, so they kill us abroad and anybody else along the way.
     
  18. Sassygerl

    Sassygerl New Member

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    Thanks Jbean! He's already been moved twice now (he's not there yet...just reservations) I know he will be ok, but I'm skeeeerreeeddddd. It's hard to hear my boys tell him they don't want him going :( I don't know of anyone more vigilant than my hubby, but we're Texan and I wish he could pack a gun :) Will be certainly a long 2 weeks and hopefully I can drop the weight from stress with him gone....I've put on some lbs. over Turkey day thanks to some delicious food :)
     
  19. JBean

    JBean Retired WS Administrator

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    Nobody is gonna mess with Big Tex. I'll keep him in my thoughts and prayers. :blowkiss:
     
  20. Sassygerl

    Sassygerl New Member

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    Thanks Jbean :blowkiss: I am trying not to be worried.

    Have you heard from your friend?
     
  21. JBean

    JBean Retired WS Administrator

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    nope. But I keep watching for the names. She was at a spiritual-meditational type gathering and that is what skeers me.
    thanks for asking I am sure she is fine.
     

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