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Old 11-29-2008, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Focus on abandoned boat as Mumbai seige ends - CNN.com

What is not mentioned here is that most of the major banks (BOA, Wachovia, Chase, etc) have their offshoring operations in Mumbai. Now, the controversy over offshoring aside, the terrorists were obviously targeting Americans and British citizens. In fact, that is mentioned in an earlier article. How sad, especially here at the holidays.

 
Old 11-29-2008, 10:06 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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Exactly. That was the first thing I thought of, actually, when this all was unfolding initially. All the off-shoring.

I heard one person on CNN who was being interviewed in Mumbai say - "This is our 9/11."

I am sick about it. I keep wondering how many people from our area could possibly be there right now. My son's fiancee spent time there last summer . . . you just never know who is dealing w/ a horrific situation at this very moment - people whose families we may be acquainted with.

Very upsetting.
 
Old 11-30-2008, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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It is sad that the fire, police department and the commandos are never prepared in case of an emergency!

Tata Chairman Speaks Out After Attacks - WSJ.com

I have a lot of friends and families staying there... all terrorised. Also news articles say that there were lot of insiders who helped the attack. Lack of intelligence...
 
Old 11-30-2008, 03:13 PM
 
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Don't quite understand why the news would mention Bank of American, Chase, and Wichovia being in Mumbai. Mumbai is larger than London. London has many more terrorists attacks than Mumbai. I certainly wouldn't limit my travels because of random acts of terrorism. I haven't yet and I am still here. Any attack these days are targeting the U.S. or our allies. I just missed the terrorist strikes in Bali a few years ago where Australians were the targets. I lived in London for years when the IRA were randomly bombing tourist attractions, ie. London Zoo, Tower of London, Hilton Hotel, and many other places. I think that it is a good idea to tell suspicious looking people overseas that you are Canadian. Seems that they don't have as many enemies as the U.S. and the U.K. In Mumbai, it was mentioned that U.S. and U.K. citizens were targeted in an effort to ensure world wide news coverage on BBC and major U.S. networks despite the fact that the problem was the disputed possession of Kashmir.
 
Old 11-30-2008, 08:33 PM
 
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Due to the inevitable links to political policies, let's keep discussions about this topic over in the Politics forum.
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