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'Hoax' call almost took nuclear powers to war: Officials

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posted on Dec, 8 2008 @ 07:39 AM
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'Hoax' call almost took nuclear powers to war: Officials


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During the recent terrorist assault on Mumbai, India, an alleged 'hoax' phone call to the Pakistani government had the two countries on the razor's edge of war.

According to reports Sunday, a man posing as India's foreign minister called Pakistani President Asif Zardari on Friday, Nov. 28, and threatened military action if Islamabad did not hand over those behind the attacks, Pakistani newspapers reported on Saturday.

"I had made no such telephone call," Mukherjee said in a statement explaining how India rushed to clarify that the call was a hoax.

"I can only ascribe this series of events to those in Pakistan who wish to divert attention from the fact that a terrorist group operating from Pakistani territory planned and launched a ghastly attack on Mumbai."
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posted on Dec, 8 2008 @ 07:39 AM
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I find this plain stupid. I understand that many people are mad about everything that happened in the last weeks , but seriously this kind of calls and missunderstandings can lead to the worst events immaginable.

Pakistan's public stance on the incident has been quite to the contrary.

Wajid Hasan, Pakistan's ambassador in London, told UK's Guardian that the call was traced directly to the Indian government.

"They did it," he said. "It was not a hoax call, but an instrument of psychological warfare. They were trying to scare Pakistan, test the waters for our reaction."

So i wonder was it a hoax or not?



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posted on Dec, 8 2008 @ 07:41 AM
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