20/02/2006

Those 7/7 bombings revisited

I always said that if there was an “Islamic” terrorist attack in Britain it would take place on a date that would stick in your mind and that it would provide a welcome diversion from other front page stories. It would have to be a date like 9/11 – which just so happens to be the one number every one in the US knows, it being the number of the emergency services there and drummed into the heads of kids as soon as they are old enough to use a phone.

I learned of the London bombings of 7/7 when arriving back home after a week at Gleneagles with a fellow comrade. The story was on the TV when we sat down and we looked at one another in disbelief and the first thing that come into my mind was that this was state-sanctioned, and I thought “you bastards!!”

And my reasons for thinking this? Firstly, the talks at Gleneagles were kicking off proper on 7/7; talks at which no great humanity-benefiting decisions would be made. Indeed, most of the decisions had been made before the G8 meeting. With a over million having protested at the events surrounding the G8 gathering and the press and TV news keen as hell to get hold of any story coming from Gleneagles, there just had to be some big bloody diversion. The G8 were making no major concessions and the press were going to have a field day so they needed to be distracted.

So we have the leaders of the G8 together on that first full day of talks, supposedly united in concern for the world’s poorest and the major problems facing the planet; supposedly having brainstorming sessions about how to make this planet a nicer place to live in. And KABOOM!!! Bombs start exploding across London. Suddenly, global warming is no longer an issue. African aid, fair trade and debt cancellation are no longer issues. The G8 leaders can now make a joint statement on the biggest threat facing humanity - Islamic terrorism. Together they issue a promise of victory for democracy. The heinous acts of the morning of 7/7 sticks terrorism and the war on terror, right up on the front page where it was on 9/11. The G8 talks are buried away in the inside pages. Overnight, the political climate has changed. The manufacture of consent has begun - that response for action from an angry public and which the UK and US governments seek as a popular mandate for their continuing crusade.

Secondly, this plays straight into the hands of a government desperate to have more control over all of us, a government mistrustful of us and intent in intruding into every aspect of our lives.

In the wake of 7/7, British Home Secretary Charles Clarke said millions of personal email and mobile phone records could be stored and shared with Europe-wide police and intelligence services to help prevent future attacks. Maybe someone forgot to tell him that the NSA spy base at Menwith Hill had been monitoring our email and phone calls for years.

Clark argued that access to such communications could "quite possibly" have helped prevent such attacks by identifying in advance suspicious patterns of behaviour by possible terrorists. The National Crime Squad contacted internet service providers in the UK, asking them to preserve email messages as they might prove useful in the search for those behind the bombings.

Thirdly, these attacks came one day after Britain secured the bid to host the 2012 Olympic Games. Had the bombings have happened any time before 7/7 the IOC would have said “Sod off. London is too much of a terrorist risk.” But no, this attack came within 24 hours of Britain securing the bid and the profits the Olympic shenanigans will bring. News of the coming decision by the IOC had been big news for weeks – it meant so much to the government, big business and national pride. But out of their love for sport, the terrorists presumably decided to hold off until after the decision was announced.

Fourthly, like 9/11, it was a date that had to stick in your mind, and 7/7 does just that. Sure, the “terrorists” could have used that date for just such a reason, but it is the government who can use it most to their advantage, as a point of reference.

So someone somewhere, with state blessing, had the idea of blowing up a few trains and a bus that day and diverting world attention. Any terrorist worth their salt would have done a bit research before carrying out so monstrous a crime as blowing up trains full of innocents. They would have pulled that stunt well before 7/7 and fucked the Olympic bid to boot. And when Blair and Bush were at Gleneagles? No way! They would have known media attention would have been diverted from that capitalist cabal meeting up in Scotland and which had attracted the attention of well-meaning activists for a week, and sidelined the protests of hundreds of thousands of anti-globalisation activists more than likely to back your case for a withdrawal of imperialist forces from the Middle East.

Considering the high level of anti-war, anti-Blair sentiment in Britain, as well as strong anti-war sentiments in the USA, why would al-Qaeda want to announce itself as responsible and alienate millions of Westerners? This actually happened, until the web pages on which this Al-Qaeda claim was made mysteriously disappeared when people observed that the inclusive quote from the Koran had a few errors.

No doubt many share the same view as me – I’ve spoken to several who think this way - yet are afraid to say anything in case they get labelled a nutter, a conspiracy theorist and their beliefs dismissed with a wave of the hand and a “you’re fucking insane. The government wouldn’t do that.” But hey, we’re speaking mega profits here! We’re talking about US world domination here and British imperialism plc is definitely after some of the spoils of this global conquest. False flags are nothing new (more about this later) – desperate governments have been putting them up for years – so what was to stop US lickspittles in the UK pulling off a similar stunt? Believe me – I shit you not - the bastards would do it too! There is nothing Blair’s lackeys would not sink to in the interests of Britain’s corporate elite and their cronies across the pond.

Do you like coincidences? How about this one: The three tube stations that were the target of “terrorists” on 7-7 just happened to be the three stations at which Visor Consultants were carrying out simulated terrorist attack exercises that morning. The company’s managing director, Peter Powell, also a former Scotland Yard official and who had worked with the anti-terrorist branch, said in a BBC radio 5 interview:

“At half past nine this morning we were actually running an exercise for a company of over a thousand people in London based on simultaneous bombs going off precisely at the railway stations where it happened this morning, so I still have the hairs on the back of my neck standing up right now.”

There are 275 stations serviced by London Underground, so just what the hell are the chances of terrorists attacking the very three Tube stations at which anti-terrorist exercises were taken place? Millions to one?

A quick flashback here: NORAD was actually conducting drills of hijacked planes flying into the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon at 8:30 in the morning of September 11, 2001. A CIA planned exercise on September 11 was also built around a plane crashing into a building.
Some have suggested that the bombs were actually planted beneath the trains. Dancer Bruce Lait, a survivor of one of the blasts told the Cambridge Evening News (25th July):

"The policeman said 'mind that hole, that's where the bomb was'. The metal was pushed upwards as if the bomb was underneath the train. They seem to think the bomb was left in a bag, but I don't remember anybody being where the bomb was, or any bag."

Another trustworthy source, Guardian journalist Mark Honigsbaum, talked to eyewitnesses at the Edgware Road bombing, who essentially described the same thing. Eyewitnesses told Honigsbaum that "tiles, the covers on the floor of the train, suddenly flew up, raised up. Click here to hear the audio.

Consider also that on the 3rd July, four days before the bombings, the MOD had announced plans for a pull out of British troops from Iraq within 18 months. Surely this was what recent terrorist attacks have all been about – the removal of western infidel armies from Islamic soil? Would not a terrorist attack on London just intensify the crusade against militant Islam and prolong the occupation of Iraq and, indeed spread the “war on terror” further afield?

Also, Arutz Sheva, the Israeli National news, reported that the Israeli Embassy was warned in advance of those underground bomb blasts. The tip-off resulted in Finance Minister Binyamin Netanyahu staying in his hotel room rather than make his way to the hotel adjacent to the site of the first explosion, a Liverpool Street train station, where he was to address an economic summit.

And look at the behaviour of these alleged dedicated Islamic terrorists. Suicide bomber Hasib Hussain ate a last meal at McDonald's before blowing up the No. 30 bus on 7 July, killing 13 people. (Independent, 25th August 2005). An Islamic fundamentalist, so fervent in his beliefs, so loathing of western values and icons, has a final meal of a big mac? Yeah, and Osama Bin laden endorses Coca Cola! Hussain was also captured on surveillance cameras wandering around the streets of London, "bumping into people", before detonating his rucksack bomb?

The Independent of 31st October 2005 reported that one of the suicide bombers who attacked London on 7 July was filmed arguing with a cashier about being short-changed hours before he blew himself up. A young man who will soon have a hoard of virgins waiting for him in paradise is bothered about being short-changed a few pennies?
A third bomber that day, Shehzad TanweerTanweer, played a game of cricket the night before he travelled down to London.

And what of ex-youth leader Mohammad Sidique Khan? When a video tape of Mohammad Sidique Khan was released showing him in Arab attire and talking about bomb attacks, close friends and locals who knew him were adamant that the tape was fake. "A lot of people loved him round here. I have known him all my life, he was a friend to everyone," said one man. "I know people can change in a second, but I can't say he is one of them. He taught my son, he was a very good teacher. He was never hard-line - no one could say he was an extremist - he was peaceful and dedicated to the children. They all loved him."

Do these four young men really fit the image of the vengeful, dedicated suicide bombers the state would have us believe they were?

The Independent of 17th July, 2005 had this to say:

“Suicide bombers do not buy return tickets. Theirs is a one-way trip. When four young men met at Luton railway station a week ago last Thursday, however, they gave every impression of going to London and coming back. They paid and displayed, leaving valid tickets on the windows of a Nissan Micra and a Fiat Bravo in the station car park. They boarded the 7.48am to London carrying return tickets.

“Why would they do that, if they knew they would be dying very soon? The car park can be explained: perhaps they did not want to attract attention or get stopped. But the question of the train tickets has no obvious answer, unless the bombers were not aware that they would be among the casualties at Aldgate, Edgware Road, King's Cross and on the No 30 bus. They may have thought that they could leave their deadly bags on the train or the bus and walk away, merging safely into the crowd by the time a detonator set off the plastic explosive they called Mother of Satan to kill and maim in those enclosed spaces. Or were they told the bombs would go off later than they did?”

So, the bombers purchased round-trip train tickets and paid for long-term (7-day) parking? It gets crazier! These bombers overspend on return tickets they will never return with, yet are so frugal that one will argue over pennies with a cashier?

Allegedly, they also left bombs behind in the car. What the hell for? You’re taking with you all the bombs you need, you’re not coming back and the police will just find the bombs in the boot of the rental car and possibly suss out where the explosives came from.
A few more observations:

It would later be revealed that the bombs were of “military origin”. So how did the four bombers get hold of such high grade explosives? Are military explosives not heavily guarded?
And where were the suicide notes and videotaped messages for the families of the bombers which have been a characteristic of terrorist attacks elsewhere? Were these bombers really intent on coming home to their families and friends?

The Independent of July 17th 2005, said: "Filmed by the closed-circuit cameras at the station, the four men looked, the police said, like ‘happy hikers’, laughing and joking and carrying heavy bags.”

Fox News Channel's Day Side programme revealed that the so called mastermind of the 7/7 London Bombings, Haroon Rashid Aswat, is a British Intelligence asset. Former Justice Dept. prosecutor and Terror expert John Loftus revealed that the so called Al-Muhajiroun group, based in London had formed during the Kosovo crisis, during which Fundamentalist Muslim Leaders (or what is now referred to as Al Qaeda) were recruited by MI6 to fight in Kosovo.

Check out this for video and story.

The Sunday Times of January 22nd this year ran a headline “MI5 knew of bomber’s plan for holy war”:

“BRITAIN’S top spies knew that the ringleader of the London bombers was planning to fight for Al-Qaeda more than a year before the July 7 suicide attacks, security sources have revealed.
“MI5 bugged Mohammad Sidique Khan and Shehzad Tanweer, a second bomber, for two months as they talked about Khan’s desire to fight in what he saw as the Islamic holy war”. The story is continued here.

That lot got you thinking? There's more I could have added. I’m not going to argue here how “they” pulled it off. The attacks for one thing have all the hallmarks of an MI5 operation. Use your own imagination. I think it more important to look at the larger picture, asking what is to be gained by a London bombing.

In addition to the reasons cited at the beginning of this posting, it is important to realise that the US is clearly out to make the 21st Century the "American Century”. The US sees real competitors flexing their muscles in the future and who must be hamstrung now. So they seek global domination of all major resources. They go about setting up military bases all over the world (in 130 countries so far). And in on the act is the British government who wants a piece of the action. Britain never did get used to losing its world power status to the US and the SU after WW II and has been desperate to get right back up their with the big boys ever since. The coming rewards are well worth any losses now. The end justifies the means and all that.
In the meantime, world public opinion has to be manipulated, consent manufactured, militant Islam portrayed as the villain of the piece and the one obstacle to global harmony. This secured, Iran and Syria can be bombed, Middle Eastern oil resources controlled, more military bases established and the imperialist crosshairs levelled at Russia and China.

So, in the words of Hitler in Mein Kampf : the bigger the lie the more people will believe it.”
And has the precedent for 7/7-type attacks already been set? Have false flags been raised before? You betcha! Just going back to Hitler, didn't he pull of the Reichstag fire and blame the commuists?

Operation Northwoods. The idea was to blow up a passenger plane or ship and blame it on Cuba. Check out the actual Joint Chiefs of Staff declassified document here in PDF format.

Israel had it's Lavon Affair. In 1954, Israeli agents working in Egypt planted bombs in several buildings, including a United States diplomatic facility, and left evidence behind implicating Arabs as the culprits. The deception would have worked, had not one of the bombs detonated prematurely, allowing the Egyptians to capture and identify one of the bombers, which in turn led to the round up of an Israeli spy ring.

USS Liberty. When Israel attacked a US warship in the hope the US would think it was an Egyptian attack

The Bay of Tonkin incident which provided the US with the pretext for the invasion of Vietnam.
Pearl Harbour. The US new in advance that Pearl Harbour would be attacked, but they needed such an incident to enter WW2. Hundreds of links to this, but try this one.
911 – Again, countless links to what really happened this day. For instance.
Even delving back into the annals of history, it is likely that Nero burnt Rome to blame it on the Christians.
Our leaders declare a "War on Terror" and now we have more terrorism in the world than we had in 2001!
And people wonder why Blair refuses to open an inquiry into what really happened on 7/7!!

1 comment:

Ashley said...

The other thing I thought is that it is very convenient that 7/7 means the same in the US of A as it does here (what with us using dd/mm and them using mm/dd). It was very thoughtful of the terrorists as it might have had a different moniker on each side of the pond 27/7 and 7/27 don't quite have the same ring.