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Police say the Mumbai terrorists used cocaine and LSD during their 60 hour assault

By lulz, Dec 2, 2008 | Updated: Dec 2, 2008 | | |
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  1. lulz
    Terrorists who battled Indian commandos for 60-hours last week relied on cocaine and other stimulants to stay awake for the duration of the fight.

    Officials said drug paraphernalia, including syringes, was recovered from the scene of the attacks, which killed almost 200 people.

    The heavily built men, who had undergone training at a special marine camp established by the Lashkar-e-Taibat (LeT) terrorist group in Pakistan, had also used steroids to build a tougher physique.

    "We found injections containing traces of cocaine and LSD left behind by the terrorists and later found drugs in their blood," said one official.

    "There was also evidence of steroids, which isn't uncommon in terrorists.

    "These men were all toned, suggesting they had been doing some heavy training for the attacks. This explains why they managed to battle the commandos for over 50 hours with no food or sleep."

    One terrorist used the drugs to keep on fighting despite suffering a life-threatening injury.

    Drugs are commonly used in India by workers in jobs where a lack of sleep is demanded, such as truck drivers and security guards.

    The 10 men who attacked prominent Mumbai landmarks were able to hold off hundreds of India's best trained special forces by mounting sophisticated ambushes, maintaining a constant, steady rate of return fire and a superior knowledge of the layout of the buildings seized.

    The gunman captured during the attacks on Mumbai has told police he underwent months of commando-style training in an Islamist militant camp in Pakistan.

    The training was organised by the LeT and conducted by a former member of the Pakistani army, a police officer close to the interrogation said.

    "They underwent training in several phases, which included training in handling weapons, bomb making, survival strategies, survival in a marine environment and even dietary habits," a senior officer said.

    By Damien McElroy in Mumbai
    Last Updated: 12:54PM GMT 02 Dec 2008

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/wor...ook-cocaine-to-stay-awake-during-assault.html

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  1. Zentaurus41
    Re: Police say the Mumbai terrorists used cocaine and LSD during their 60 hour assaul

    Didnt the reporter see that video in the 60s where trained military were given lsd and there whole mission fell apart. I would of though taking lsd and going to war would result in your whole team been terminated with very little effort.
  2. Alfa
    Re: Police say the Mumbai terrorists used cocaine and LSD during their 60 hour assaul

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  3. lulz
    Re: Police say the Mumbai terrorists used cocaine and LSD during their 60 hour assaul

    I'm calling utter bullshit on the LSD part :rolleyes: But cocaine would make sense given the intensity and duration of the fighting.

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  4. pipolito
    Re: Police say the Mumbai terrorists used cocaine and LSD during their 60 hour assaul

    How could they be on acid and do that ? It's just stupid... I can understand the cocaine part, but LSD... i don't know but it seems like bullshit to me.
  5. snapper
    Re: Police say the Mumbai terrorists used cocaine and LSD during their 60 hour assaul

    SWIM would think meth would be the best choice for this kind of activity, not cocaine though it might work, and certainly not LSD..
  6. fiveleggedrat
    Re: Police say the Mumbai terrorists used cocaine and LSD during their 60 hour assaul

    So how's using cocaine different than the US military using amphetamines?
  7. TheContrivance
    Re: Police say the Mumbai terrorists used cocaine and LSD during their 60 hour assaul

    Can you imagine shooting cocaine and being in a firefight...daaaaaamn!!!
  8. Expat98
  9. snapper
    Re: Police say the Mumbai terrorists used cocaine and LSD during their 60 hour assaul

    Cocaine is short acting, meth is much more long acting. Cocaine can blind the user to reality with an inflated sense of ego, but meth just makes the user more calculated and confident without the unrealistic aspects unless used for many days in a row with no sleep. Could have been either, though. LSD could have also been a very low dose which could function as a stimulant.
  10. milorinpoche
    Re: Police say the Mumbai terrorists used cocaine and LSD during their 60 hour assaul

    I say this is utter nonsense. Neither LSD nor cocaine are at all readily available in Pakistan. Neither one is at all useful in carrying out such a highly coordinated paramilitary action in a populous, metropolitan region. Although low-dose LSD is principally a stimulant, that is generally an effect that only experienced users can accomplish without experiencing alterations of cognitive functions necessary to perform in such an operation. And cocaine is so short-acting, they'd need to be re-dosing far too frequently, in what was a very extended operation that clearly lacked opportunities to readminister, at least for the central operatives.

    Given that they were so well-trained, adopting US military techniques and strategies to effectuate terrorist attacks of specific targets within a large, densely populated area, I believe if they used anything other than coffee and tea, they were probably using adderall, which is the drug of choice for US soldiers and pilots. And it's probably easily and cheaply acquired in the very well-developed pharma industry and network in India, where patents are frequently infringed by local manufacturers in order to make generic products that are affordable for a lower-income country.

    More fundamentally, this was an Islamist organization. They raised funds at least in part via a network of Da'wa, charities who obtain donations from people whose religion mandates giving (and doesn't always tell the donors what the end uses are going to be -- they typically say "humanitarian" or "educational" uses). The organization is fully overseen by senior imams, who take seriously the teachings of Islam that forbid the use of illicit substances, and that require all terror operations be conducted pursuant to a fatwa issued by a respected Imam. Such fatwas must not only be interpreted as being consistent with Quran, sharia, and other authoritative sources within Islamic law. They will even cite and quote those sources.

    I may be surprised and proved wrong on all of this, but I find it laughable that this story is being reported and gaining some level of traction. Unless they were totally rogue and unauthorized, it's just not possible. And given the early reports on the financial network they established to collect funds and transmit them into Pakistan (from at least as far as the UK), and that the sponsoring organization has been on US, UK and other offical watchlists for a long time, they truly had to have a decent level of sophisticion to move and launder the funds, convert currencies, etc. etc.

    There is still a lot to learn about this whole situation. But Islamicist terrorists (who are to be distinguished from Islamics in general by their fairly radical goals and methods to advance the spread of extremist versions of Islam, to impose it on the rest of the world, and eliminate those who oppose or resist such efforts) (or who in some other way, give offense to the Islamicists by dint of them just living lives at variance with Sharia).

    Lots to still be learned, including a question relevant here - did any poppy/opium funds help finance this organization and its operations. But that is centered in Afghanistan, controlled by the Taliban, who have their own seemingly insatiable need for funds these days for use within their own borders. Which is precisely why they are now so directly involved in an industry they did their best to destroy when they were last in power, and for which they had to obtain one or more fatwa to rule that it is OK, so long as they are taking precautions to ensure the product is not for consumption by Muslims, but to be used to "poison" decadent, imperialistic Westerners.
  11. Niteflights
    Re: Police say the Mumbai terrorists used cocaine and LSD during their 60 hour assaul

    Even the coke part it BS... NAZIs had it right meth for the front line
  12. ripdas112
    Re: Police say the Mumbai terrorists used cocaine and LSD during their 60 hour assaul

    coke maybe, meth defiently but LSD.. swim knows for sure he couldnt fire assualt rifles and dodge bullets while trippin! All one big crazy dream!
  13. Niteflights
    Re: Police say the Mumbai terrorists used cocaine and LSD during their 60 hour assaul

    Sounds like another Big Brother doublefuck to associate drug use with terrorism. This is definetely the wave of the future. Time to stock up and hide your lifetime stash like a good little squirrel!
  14. ripdas112
    Re: Police say the Mumbai terrorists used cocaine and LSD during their 60 hour assaul

    ^^^^ Haha yep, kids dont use drugs.. terrorists use them!
  15. bango
    Re: Police say the Mumbai terrorists used cocaine and LSD during their 60 hour assaul

    Agree, I think it is to discredit the terrorists in with sections of the Pakistani public who could be sympathetic. Message being "they guys are not religious heroes but druggies"


  16. lulz
    Re: Police say the Mumbai terrorists used cocaine and LSD during their 60 hour assaul

    This may have been linked to Lashkar e-Taiba, but it reeks of Pakistan's ISI. Anyhow, this would not be an isolated example of Islamic guerillas using drugs to enhance their fighting capabilities
  17. Waffa
    Re: Police say the Mumbai terrorists used cocaine and LSD during their 60 hour assaul

    no wonder the operation fell a part when they was tripping on LSD :D
  18. Sippin40oz
    Re: Police say the Mumbai terrorists used cocaine and LSD during their 60 hour assaul

    I agree with everyone else that a gun battle whilst on lsd would be pretty much impossible! Why would you take a drug that impairs your visual and physical reactions when undertaking such a complex operation? I mean walking to the shop when tripping would be extremely difficult for most people! The terrorists would probably spend most of their time shooting an the unicorns and dwarves instead of the hostages! Lol!

    Sounds like propaganda to me!
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