Thursday, November 27, 2008
Some Guests Leave Trident Hotel
Some guests leave the Trident Hotel after hours of cordoning off the area completely but there is still no news of the hostages or terrorists holed up inside.
At least 200 people are still in the Trident-Oberoi buildings.
More explosions have been heard at the Taj Mahal Hotel and a helicopter was seen to be overflying the area.
After many hours the Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh speaks to the nation on national television, "We will go after even supporters of the perpetrators whoever they may be, whatever their religion, they will pay a heavy price."
Just a week ago a mostly silent Indian PM openly said that all terror attacks were in fact intelligence failures and he pulled up the intelligence agencies and ordered them to submit a report.
The big question is why did the Prime Minister choose to question the intelligence agencies suddenly. Did the PM have intelligence information of possible danger to India?
Or by pulling up the agencies, did he want to escape the responsibility?
Besides, the CBI is very much under the Prime Minister but he now speaks about creating yet another agency to investigate terror cases.
The Prime Ministers National Security Advisor is a very capable man and most likely the PM does listen to what he has to say.