November 28th, 2008
05:55 PM ET

Inside the Oberoi: One survivor's story

Watch Canadian Jonathan Ehrlich describe his harrowing and narrow escape from the Oberoi Hotel in Mumbai.

Filed under: India Attacked • Jonathan Ehrlich • Terrorism
soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. Michael G. Kershaw

    It is so easy to be a "Monday Morning" quarterback concerning the terrorist attacks in India the last few days. It was rather evident the terrorist who infiltrated the hotels had a plan, and even if it was the blueprints of every hotel they attcaked, it was a plan. There is an old Chinese saying, kill one person and you scare 10,000 innocent citizens. Even if it was true, a specific hotel had been warned or even threatened, the neccessary precautions were not taken seriously. Heighten alerts to prevent possible areas of vunerablity was on the terrorist sides. This was a pre-planned orchestrated scenario. Don't be so quick to criticize the Commandos ( Black Cats ) who did the best they good under the cirumstances. Belive me I know what I am talking about. Interview me and I could probably give you some pointers. It is very sad in deed for so many innocent people to die and for what? It will just cost the world another 100 billion or more on security to prevent further terrorist taking their fame in the media. Michael G. Kershaw, Temecula, CA

    November 30, 2008 at 7:00 pm |
  2. Gene Penszynski from Vermont

    A very brave man indeed. WE can certainly take lessons from our friends to the north.I remember teh great courage Canadians demonstrated in saving Americans in Iran during the Iranian Revolution in the late 1970's. There I times when I just wish we were more like them socially as well as politically.

    November 29, 2008 at 5:57 pm |
  3. Indira

    Jonathan is very lucy and seems like a very humlbe and brave man. I am sorry that his visit to India turned out to be this kind of experience. I would like to let him know that people of India are very brave and would lay theire own life to save a guest.

    November 29, 2008 at 1:27 pm |
  4. Edward

    I saw this chap on CNN. At first I believed his story but the more he talked, the more he came across as a person with military experience and an agenda. Then he went on to launch an agitprop speech. MOSSAD agent, is what I thought. Was he there to lead the redflag operation?

    November 29, 2008 at 5:17 am |
  5. Zinnia Alex

    Really scarry..........Govt is doing nothing , intelligence is doing nothing one after the other blasts every alternate months 13th or 26, jaipur malegaon, delhi, mumbai........we are scared whether all terrorists who came have been killed or some still there planning . Everyplace looks so unsafe. Parents cry every nite and talk to their kids morning afternoon evening before going to work after reaching office , whether we come back home safely or not.

    Cant they have radars in helicopters and identify areas having rdx??

    We talk of technology and satellite wish we had something to identify where rdx is getting stored.

    November 29, 2008 at 2:03 am |
  6. Rebekah

    I heard this guy when Tony H. interviewed him earlier today and this evening with Wolf... It's rare that I get this impressed with a person nowadays but this was really moving. Wish I could write him personally. G-d bless him.

    November 28, 2008 at 7:28 pm |
  7. Megan Dresslar, (Shoreline, Wa)

    Yes, Louise...... I agree with you..... He is ao lucky to be alive get way out his harm........ he is amazing miracle man and brave........

    November 28, 2008 at 7:13 pm |
  8. Louise

    He is very brave.. but that does not surpise me.. he is Canadian

    November 28, 2008 at 6:54 pm |