According to Rehman Malik, Pakistan's top interior ministry official, funds for the Mumbai attack were transferred from Italy and Spain.
Austrian SIM cards were used for some of the mobile phones used by the terrorists.
Detectives have also uncovered a link to Houston, Texas. (12 February 2009: Pakistan admits Mumbai attacks planned inside its borders)
Reportedly, a Pakistan government report was leaked to local television networks in Pakistan.
According to the television networks, the government report says that investigators have concluded that the attacks were planned in a European country and Dubai over the Internet, and that the planners used Bangladesh for logistical support. (Leaked Report Points to Larger Pakistani Role in Mumbai Attacks)
A news story in the Observer tells us about Dawood Ibrahim, who has links to Dubai, and reportedly, to the CIA and its friends. (http://observer.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,6903,1411796,00.html)
Iqbal Mirchi lives in Hornchurch, in England.
Iqbal Mirchi is wanted by police in India for murder and his part in a terrorist bombing campaign.
He is allegedly among the top 50 global drug barons; according to the US authorities he is the right-hand man of Dawood Ibrahim, head of the 'D' company, a worldwide mafia.
Bombs in Mumbai in 1993 killed over 300 people. Mirchi's name was linked to the bombings.
According to Mirchi: 'a senior police officer told me that my name would be attached to false charges unless I paid millions of rupees in bribes. I refused and moved to Dubai. '
Mirchi admits having met Dawood Ibrahim in Dubai.
Dubai posted to Flickr by Paul Keller at http://flickr.com/photos/18259771@N00/307513676.
Dawood has been described as 'the most dangerous man in the world'. As well as drugs and terrorism, the D company is involved in gold smuggling, gambling, counterfeit currency, diamond trading, contract killing, extortion and film financing. It is said to have a 60 per cent stake in the Bollywood film industry.
Dawood is also known to have met Osama Bin Laden and, in the aftermath of 9/11, allowed his smuggling network to be used to enable senior al-Qaeda operatives to flee Afghanistan.
According to South Asia tribune, "The UAE is regarded as the hub of the Dawood syndicate — its operations in Dubai, for instance, have been well-entrenched for over a decade."
"There are those in Pakistani intelligence who ... point out that not a single member of the D-Company has been nabbed in recent years in connection with any plot against the US..."
The South Asia Tribune also told us (http://www.satribune.com/archives/apr4_10_04/P1_arun.htm) :
"Iqbal Seth alias Amir Sahib is living in style in the Pakistani capital city of Islamabad... Yes! Iqbal Seth alias Amir Sahib is the mythical Dawood Ibrahim, the Indian Osama bin Laden, wanted desperately by New Delhi.
"Ibrahim, now Iqbal Seth, has already established links in Nepal with the help of the Pakistani intelligence agency, ISI, and has appointed one Sartaj Ahmed as his front man. Sartaj was allegedly seen recently with a Pakistani Embassy official near Tundi Khel in Kathmandu...
Dawood Ibrahim 'has also established criminal links in Nepal with the help of the ISI. Hence, the ISI has opened a new front against India.'
"Indian officials say Dawood Ibrahim’s contacts in ISI include Major Khaliq and Major Akbar under whose patronage he had been staying in Karachi carrying a Pakistani passport with the name of Sheikh Dawood Hasan...
Nepal is where alleged Mumbai gunman Kasab is reported to have been detained by the Indian authorities in 2006. Dawood Ibrahim and the CIA are reported to be in business together in Nepal.
"Dawood Ibrahim is a regular visitor to Nepal. He was last seen in Kathmandu in the last week of August 2003. Officials told the South Asia Tribune that during that visit, Dawood met his front man Sartaj Ahmed and leaders of some fundamentalist organizations.
"Though Dawood has restricted his international movements, his front man Sartaj is in constant touch with officials of the Pakistani Embassy. He was recently spotted near Tundi Khel playground in Kathmandu with a Pakistani diplomat...
"Dawood has big financial stakes in Nepal. He has made huge investments in a variety of business ventures, from media, private airlines, hotels, travel agencies to trans-border smuggling including that of gold.
"New Delhi is learnt to have provided documentary evidence to the Nepalese authorities on ISI’s alleged involvement in training and arming the Maoists to continue their rebellious activities against the monarchy in collaboration with the ultra Left outfits of India."
Pakistan News Service - PakTribune
Farooque said that at a press conference in Nepal he had revealed that the Nepalese forces had held Ajmal Kasab and the others at an unknown place and that these people "would be used for their ulterior designs at some later stage".
(Mumbai gunman Ajmal has been held by the Indian authorities since before 2006 - lawyer)
1. Bruce Reidel is considered to be the man behind Barack Obama's Hawkish views on Pakistan
Reidel, a former CIA officer and adviser to three US presidents on South Asia and the Middle East, has been appointed by Obama as his Pakistan adviser. Mumbai attacks may sharpen Obama's Kashmir focus
Reidal may be giving us some clues about possible CIA involvement in the November 2008 Mumbai attacks:
"This is a new, horrific milestone in the global jihad," said Bruce Riedel, a former South Asia analyst for the CIA and National Security Council and author of the book "The Search for Al Qaeda."
"No indigenous Indian group has this level of capability.
"The goal is to damage the symbol of India's economic renaissance, undermine investor confidence and provoke an India-Pakistani crisis." Gunmen May Have Trained Outside India, Officials Say
Is the CIA trying to:
1. slow India's economic progress
2. and get India to help the USA in an Attack on Pakistan?
2. Indian officials have blamed the 1993 bombings in Mumbai, which killed 257 people, on Dawood Ibrahim, an organized crime figure who remains on the run. Gunmen May Have Trained Outside India, Officials Say
Dawood Ibrahim is suspected of working for the CIA (aangirfan: Dawood Ibrahim of the CIA?) Karkare
3. The Bombay attacks reportedly killed the people who had uncovered links between the terrorists and elements of the Indian military.
"The Mumbai Anti Terrorism Squad chief Hemant Karkare and other officers of the Anti Terrorism Squad have been killed.
"These were the same people who were investigating the Malegaon Blasts – in which Praggya Singh, an (Indian) army officer and several other noted personalities of the (right-wing 'fascist') BJP-RSS-Bajrang Dal-VHP were arrested." - CIA ATTACKS BOMBAY? CIA WANTS INDIA TO HELP IN ATTACK ON PAKISTAN.
Lt Colonel Srikant Purohit, from Indian military intelligence, was reportedly involved in several blasts.
When bombs go off in India there is a tendency to blame Moslems.
However, the evidence points to the terror being the work of people within the Indian military, the Hindu fascist movement, and the CIA and its friends.
The September 2006 Malegaon bombings were a series of bomb blasts that took place in Malegaon, a town in the Indian state of Maharashtra, some 290 km to the northeast of Mumbai.
The explosions killed at least 37 people.
According to Maharashtra Police, in November 2006, the blasts were the work of the Student Islamic Movement of India.
However, on 8 November, 2008, the Maharashtra Anti Terror Squad revealed that Lt Colonel Srikant Purohit of the Indian military was involved in a blast that killed people in Malegaon in September 2007.
The Anti Terror Squad indicts Purohit for supplying the RDX used in the blasts. (ATS Investigations show Purohit procured RDX /Indian officer held over blasts )
The Anti Terror Squad has also found out that Purohit attended secret meetings of the 'fascist' Hindu group Abhinav Bharat.
Now it is being reported that Lt Col Srikant Prasad Purohit, the Army officer arrested in the Malegaon case, was involved in other blasts as well. (More detained as Purohit probe spreads to blast in Nanded 2006 )
Photo of Indian children from http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Agra_Children.jpg
The CIA wants India to help in its attack on Pakistan.
The CIA wants Indians to think that Pakistan is behind various acts of terrorism in India.
In 2008, US national Ken Haywood, reportedly with the help of the US embassy, fled from India. (Cached)
He was being investigated for terrorism.
Ken Haywood's computer was used to send a "terrorist" e-mail minutes before bomb blasts in Ahmedabad, in July 2008.
Reportedly, Haywood has links to Abdur Subhan Qureshi, alias Taufique Bilal and Tauqir, reportedly the top terrorist in India.
Haywood returned to India in September 2008. (Ahmedabad blasts: Ken Haywood arrives in India 11 Sep 2008, 0215 hrs IST, C Unnikrishnan,TNN)
Photo of Bombay by Wen-Yan King
In India, Haywood works for a firm called Campbell White, suspected of being a front for the CIA.
Haywood doesn't feature on its list of employees. (Cached)
The Indian Express reported on 14 August 2008 that the company's Mumbai office 'is located in two small adjoining rented rooms on the ground floor of Sanpada railway station complex', and that 'the two rooms also serve as prayer rooms for Potter's House... part of the Christian Fellowship Ministries based in Arizona.'
Duplex in Wadala
A Post at 'Consortium of Indian Defence Websites' (Cached), 20 Aug 2008:
"Haywood's fleeing immediately after the cracking of the Gujarat blasts and capture of the perpetrators is most suspicious.
"His escape resembles that of our ex-R&AW traitor,who also escaped with alleged US help.
"It also indicates that we may have in our intelligence services moles/informants working for foreign agencies tipping off agents within the country.
"However,the fact the Haywood was working for a bogus 'missionary' outfit is doubly alarming.
"The role of US so-called missionaries/evangelical groups in India is very controversial,for they are playing a dual role in agressive conversions as well as being part of the CIA destabilisation plan for India.
"Tehelka a few years ago revealed the fact that over 100 US so-called "Christian" evangelical groups/organisations were in fact bogus and part of Bush's CIA network.
"The question that now looms large in the mind is what connection exits between the CIA and the SIMI (Students Islamic Movement of India - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) sponsored terrorists?
"Is SIMI actually a CIA operation?
"Does the Islamist terrror in India have a CIA-ISI background.
"Given the cosy relationship that the ISI and the CIA have had for decades and the termemndous importance and preferential treatment that Pak receives in comparison with India,it stands to reason that a sinister destabilisation operation is on to weaken India, especially at a time when we have the weakest ever puppet PM and his govt. in power."
Photo from http://Ahmedabad_riots.jpg
In October 2007, the investigative newsmagazine Tehelka reported on the Tehelka Gujarat riots sting :
1. Several Hindu nationalist (Sangh) leaders explain on camera how they planned a massive massacre of Moslems.
2. The involvement of the Chief minister of Gujarat (Modi) is revealed.
3. The complicity of the police is revealed.
4. The connivance of the judiciary is revealed.
Frontline India ( Action replay) commented:
"Yet, no action has followed one of the most explosive news investigations in India.
"None of those caught on tape boasting about raping, burning and hacking Muslims have been arrested or even interrogated.
"Modi’s authority has not been questioned.
"Instead, there is an eerie silence. Far more eerie than the cold-blooded murders of more than 1,000 innocent people during the communal massacres of March 2002.
"The role of the Modi government in the State-sponsored terrorism of 2002 is well documented. Even the Supreme Court had censured Modi for being 'a modern day Nero who watched while Gujarat burned'.
"Now, the Tehelka tapes offer irrefutable proof of how the Sangh (Hindu nationalists) organised a 'Hindu jihad' across Gujarat and protected the murderers."
(Tehelka comment -Does Anything)