From The Long War Journal, transcripts of phone conversations between the Mumbai terrorists and their handlers in Pakistan:
The Pakistan-based handlers of the Mumbai terrorists ordered the murders of civilians over the phone and cheered after hearing the gunfire, according to the dossier of evidence India provided to the Pakistani government.
The documents, obtained by the Indian newspaper The Hindu, provides a cold, calculating, and chilling look at the masterminds behind the late November military-style assault on the Indian financial capital of Mumbai. More than 170 people were killed and hundreds wounded during the 60 hour terror spree that shut down the city. The Lashkar-e-Taiba, a Pakistan-based terror group allied with al Qaeda and supported by powerful elements within Pakistan’s Inter-Service Intelligence agency and the military, carried out the attack.
Six Pakistani handlers monitored the news coverage from Mumbai and kept in constant touch with the terrorists holed up in Nariman House and the Taj Mahal and Trident hotels during the three day siege. The handlers are identified as Zarar, Kafa, Wassi, Jundal, Bururg, and “Major General.”
The last is strong evidence of Pakistani military or intelligence involvement in the attack: as Bill Roggio reports, the rank of Major General is held by Army corps commanders and the head of their Inter-Service Intelligence agency.
Read the whole thing: I’m not sure if "chilling" or "infuriating" best describe it. If you don’t, however, bear in mind what one of the handlers in Pakistan told his creature:
"Your work is very important," the handler said. "Allah is helping you…."
Tell me again this isn’t a religious war?