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Free read The Siege The Attack on the Taj ë PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Winner of the CWA Nonfiction Dagger Award the definitive account of the 2008 terrorist attacks in MumbaiMumbai 2008 On the night of November 26 Lashkar e Toiba terrorists attacked targets throughout the city including the Taj MahaFor sixty eight hours hundreds were held hostage as shots rang out and an enormous fire raged When the smoke cleared thirty one people were dead and many had been injured Only the courageous actions of staff and guests including Mallika Jagad Bob Nichols and Taj general manager Binny Kang pre. uick Book Review The Siege by Cathy Scott Clark and Adrian LevyWhat's it about The 2611 attack on Taj focussed on that specificallyGood Things Breadth and Depth of Research both Primary and SecondaryA google search on the references alone will blow ur socks off yet a humble acknowledgement from the writer duo that such deep trauma often twists recollection of reality and hence versions of the same event could be different opposed Narrative chronology and veracity verified by cctv coverage transcripts of conversation between terrorists and handlers and also by text messages of survivorsSecondly page turning writing esp for a non fiction book A ticktock acccount after the first 50 pages this book is totally Un putdownableBad Things First 50 pages are terribly written Please skim through and have hope Excessive details sometimes which get into the private lifes of those deceased Also at places gets over dramatic Loses sharpness in last 30 pages of the story but picks up in conclusionAll in All a must read book but not for the faint heartedIf you plan to read this book please choose an appropriate time recommend weekend Will keep you up at night Undoubtedly one of the best non fiction which reads very much like fiction of 2013

The Siege The Attack on the TajFor sixty eight hours hundreds were held hostage as shots rang out and an enormous fire raged When the smoke cleared thirty one people were dead and many had been injured Only the courageous actions of staff and guests including Mallika Jagad Bob Nichols and Taj general manager Binny Kang pre. uick Book Review The Siege by Cathy Scott Clark and Adrian LevyWhat's it about The 2611 attack on Taj focussed on that specificallyGood Things Breadth and Depth of Research both Primary and SecondaryA google search on the references alone will blow ur socks off yet a humble acknowledgement from the writer duo that such deep trauma often twists recollection of reality and hence versions of the same event could be different opposed Narrative chronology and veracity verified by cctv coverage transcripts of conversation between terrorists and handlers and also by text messages of survivorsSecondly page turning writing esp for a non fiction book A ticktock acccount after the first 50 pages this book is totally Un putdownableBad Things First 50 pages are terribly written Please skim through and have hope Excessive details sometimes which get into the private lifes of those deceased Also at places gets over dramatic Loses sharpness in last 30 pages of the story but picks up in conclusionAll in All a must read book but not for the faint heartedIf you plan to read this book please choose an appropriate time recommend weekend Will keep you up at night Undoubtedly one of the best non fiction which reads very much like fiction of 2013

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The Siege The Attack on the Taj è Winner of the CWA Nonfiction Dagger Award the definitive account of the 2008 terrorist attacks in MumbaiMumbai 2008 On the night of November 26 Lashkar e Toiba terrorists attacked targets throughout the city including the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel one of the world’s most exclusive luxury hotels. Let’s talk about incompetencePolitical incompetency is not a new thing for India In fact Indian politicians would make a clean sweep of Gold Silver and Bronze if there was such a thing as “The Incompetency Olympics” Talks about 2611 terrorist attacks of Mumbai usually start with the involvement of Pakistani rogue intelligence agency ISI the terrorist organization Lashkar e Taiba and end with the only captured terrorist Ajmal Kasab hanged on 21st November 2012 What people don’t talk about is what Indian politicians and Mumbai police really did or didn’t do rather at the time of the attacks There were multiple warnings given by various agencies both at home and abroad about possibilities of such attacks 11 warnings suggested the plan would involve multiple simultaneous attacks 6 warnings pointed to a seaborne infiltration But as is always the case the people responsible for the security of the nation were unmoved The only exception was Vishwas Patil Deputy Commissioner of Police for Zone 1 Mumbai who contacted the coast guard and asked what was being done to beef up security ‘Nothing’ was the reply On the other hand Lashkar e Taiba had already amassed an Operation Bombay war chest of 2168000 rupees £14000 They were so confident of lack of any retaliatory action by India that its moneyman kept the funds in his own account under his real name at the Allied Bank in Drigh Colony KarachiFinally the day arrived when 10 terrorists attacked 6 juicy and vulnerable targets in Mumbai simultaneously Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Malabar Hill the Leopold Café the Trident–Oberoi hotel Nariman House and the Taj hotel Mumbai police were in total disarray right from the start No one had the slightest inclination about what in the hell was actually happening Mumbai ATS chief Hemant Karkare was killed along with 3 other officers by the terrorists Kasab and Khan on the first night On the other hand Commissioner Gafoor sat outside the Trident–Oberoi Hotel in his staff car 15 km away from the main target the Taj where he would remain right till the end Later he would defend his decision by saying that he was playing it by the book which reuired him to lead from a secure position out in the field Meanwhile the besieged city and its guests were expecting an immediate counter attack which would come after the elite counter terrorism force the NSG National Security Guard arrived from New Delhi 3 hours away from Mumbai by air But thanks again to the inefficient and indifferent government; it would take them much much longer than that to arrive in Mumbai At the Taj the uick Response Teams stationed in Mumbai finally arrived but in a tragi comic turn of events they were assigned to marshal the press instead of storming the besieged hotel Small units of police and soldiers aimlessly circled the hotel following Commissioner Gafoor’s instructions to not to take any action on the terrorists until the “correct” agency the NSG arrived The whole deplorable situation could be summed up perfectly by a snippet of conversion overheard by the police between a terrorist and his handler in Pakistan who were in constant contact with each other during the whole siege ahafa handler greeted him and Ali terrorist replied ‘By the grace of Allah we have broken the doors with our legs to light the fire And we found five chickens We don’t roam around this freely at home’ Even the gunmen were amazed by the lack of a counter attack ‘We are roaming on the third fourth fifth floor waiting for them Nobody is coming up Tell those bastards to come up Someone talk to us this is no fun’ It’s not that it was NSG’s fault for the delay In a forensic account submitted after the event to the Home Ministry it was detailed that a combined task force was unofficially mobilized at 1005 pm on 26 November 2008 just 22 minutes after the first shots were fired By review × PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ñ Adrian Levy

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Adrian Levy Ñ 5 Free read Vented a much higher death tollWith a deep understanding of the region and its politics and a narrative flair reminiscent of Midnight in Peking journalists Cathy Scott Clark and Adrian Levy vividly unfold the tragic events in a real life thriller filled with suspense tragedy history and herois. I only got 12 way Insanity coupled with incompetence; it's just too dire for me to want to read any When will this threat of fanatic jihad be seen for what it is Since 9 11 or this horrid horrid event inside The Taj nor numbers of other bombings and massacres of innocent victims on 3 or 4 continents doesn't seem to have rung any of the right bells now I do despairThey are continually soliciting killer volunteers every day from Europe and the Americas on the internet for this exact kind of work And getting 10000 takers a year from a Reuters report I just read Looking at the lives of the terrorists themselves in these last days before this siege in this book Complete insanity structured by nice family men for the proper ways to say good byeIt's too stomach turning to continue reading for me And we argue and hold hubris about use of language or team names or offense Being blown up or tortured is a fairly larger offense and is given a tsk tsk or deemed in the same fairness arena Bread and circuses here in the USA are coupled with a don't look behind the curtain politico in free world countries We are living right now in a fantasy land about this fanatic Islamic movement Our government reaction dwells in a place similar to a cross between types of distraction from the latter days of Rome coupled with The Wizard of Oz orchestration Hate abounds and it seems it is blind to any other alternative but theirs It is as real as dirt and sky And it is coming And I wouldn't be at all surprised that my grandchildren will have to deal with its conseuences as my Father's did with the Nazis