THE HANDSTAND

august 2005

 
1.15pm,July 7th:The roads leading to the US Embassy are cordoned off by police.See addenda end of page re London Dowse VERY INTERESTING
Tim O'Toole, Managing Director of London Underground

Prior to Tim’s appointment he was President and Chief Executive of one of the most successful rail networks in the United States, Consolidated Rail Corporation. Having worked at Consolidated Rail Corporation for 18 years, Tim led the company to its safest and most profitable year in 1998 and was part of the negotiating team for its $10bn merger with Norfolk Southern and CSX.

After attaining a post-graduate Law Degree, Tim rose through the senior legal and financial ranks within Consolidated Rail as General Counsel, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer, before becoming CEO.

Jay Walder Managing Director of Finance & Planning

Jay Walder joined Transport for London (TfL) as the Managing Director, Finance and Planning in February 2001. He has responsibility for TfL’s £4.6 billion annual budget and the development of London-wide transport strategy, and has been integrally involved in the implementation of the Congestion Charging system, the London Underground PPP and Crossrail.

Prior to joining TfL, he was a Professor at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government where his teaching and research interests were in the areas of transportation, infrastructure finance and public-sector budgeting. His publications include numerous articles and case studies on the development and financing of infrastructure, and an annual report on the United States budget (with U.S. Senator Daniel P. Moynihan). He served as a Visiting Professor at the National University of Singapore during the 1999/00 academic year and has consulted with many public agencies.

Before joining the Kennedy School faculty, he was the Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, where he successfully led efforts to secure $9 billion for the rebuilding of the city’s subway, bus and commuter rail systems.

The Commissioner Bob Kiley

Prior to his appointment as Commissioner of Transport for London in January 2001, Robert Kiley served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the New York City Partnership. The Partnership, the city's leading business and civic organisation, improves the city's economic climate through advocacy and public-private initiatives in education, job creation, affordable housing, and neighbourhood development. Its membership reflects the impressive breadth of the city's private, non-profit and civic leadership.

From 1991 to 1994 he was President of Fischbach Corporation, a major New York-based construction and engineering company, and in 1994 became its Chairman until assuming his position at the New York City Partnership in 1995.From 1983 until 1990, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). At the MTA he was responsible for five transportation agencies serving the New York Metropolitan Region where he directed the rebuilding of New York's public transportation system and restructured its management. He led successful efforts to obtain more than $16 billion from the New York State legislature for capital improvements to the city's subways and buses, commuter railroads, tunnels and bridges in the MTA region.Robert Kiley has consulted with corporations and public agencies at the Management Analysis Center (now Cap Gemini) then headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In the 1970s he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority in Boston and served as Deputy Mayor of the City of Boston.

Early in his career, he was with the CIA, where he served as Manager of Intelligence Operations and then as Executive Assistant to the Director.

Robert Kiley is a Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Board Member of the Salzburg International Seminar, the American Repertory Theater, MONY Group Inc, the Princeton Review Inc and Edison Schools, Inc. He is also on the Advisory Board of the Harvard University Center for State and Local Government. A Magna Cum Laude graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA, Robert Kiley and his wife Rona now live in London.


UPDATE AT END OF PAGE

LONDON - An explosion on a subway line Thursday morning, 7th July, in London's financial district injured several people, British Transport Police said.

Metronet, a company which maintains the subway infrastructure, said the explosion was caused by a power surge.

London Underground reported a second incident at another subway station in northeast London, but gave no details immediately. London Ambulance Service said several vehicles had been dispatched to the area near Liverpool Street station.

"We believe there was some sort of explosion. There are some walking wounded at Aldgate," said a spokesman for City of London police, speaking on condition of anonymity.

"We are not sure of the scale of the incident. Reports are still coming in."

Several stations were closed following the incident, including the busy King's Cross station in north London.

© 2005 Associated Press.


xymphora and prison-planet and the BBC:
They have gathered information and speculation from every quarter about the 7/7 London Underground Bombing

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

xymphora.com/comments:Right now we should be saying 'That's not good enough and here's why' every time another inconsistentcy is told. That's what's working. That's where the effort should be concentrated.
Stef || 07.18.05 - 1:12 pm |

The birth of the London bomb Official Story

You can practically hear the click at that moment in the life of every conspiracy when the police investigation turns into the Official Story. At that point, the investigation is intended to 'fix the facts' to the Official Story, and the cover-up begins. The story of the London bombs has made this transformation within the last twenty-four hours. The authorities thought it was small bombs with timers or triggered by cell phones and almost certainly not a suicide bomb attack; now they claim with certainty that the bombs were accompanied by handlers, some or all of whom may have died in the blasts, possibly by accident and probably intentionally (which means they were suicide bombers, as it is extremely unlikely that all four made a mistake). The original story was that it was an international al Qaeda operation; now it is British Muslims. In just a day or two, everything has changed.

The British government has managed to fashion the least damaging story possible under the circumstances. Cell-phone triggered bombs are out, as that might lead to calls for cell-phone jammers near transportation routes, a prospect that would cost rich people who own cell-phone companies money. Small bags with explosives and timers are out, as that is just too scary. The prospect of an unlimited quantity of small bombs was causing too much panic. Suicide bombers are in, as it will be thought that the likelihood of there being a lot of available suicide bombers is small, and thus the level of concern can be reduced in the general population. Of course, there will still be enough tension to lead to more video cameras and more call for national ID cards and increased police powers. International al Qaeda is out, as it brings up too many associations of how Blair's alliance with Bush in Iraq put the British people in direct danger (but watch for the 'mastermind' to eventually be connected to the governments of Syria or Iran). Any connection between British government wrong-doing and terrorism must be broken. Local Muslims are in, as there appears to be a new campaign to demonize British Muslims as part of the ongoing Zionist program to associate terrorism with calls for the Islamification of British society. This fits in with the general idea that terrorists are Evil and have impossible demands which can't possibly be met, and thus terrorism has to be fought with the 'war on terror', and not with negotiations and concessions. All these wars suit Israel and the arms dealers. For that reason, British Muslims are going to be in for a difficult time, and the 'Londonistan' meme is the start of that process.

Just a few early questions:
The
witness who saw someone fiddling with a bag just begs the question of whether the fiddler was a bomber. Why do video cameras on buses need to be switched on by the drivers?

As to Mr. Jones and his information that Hasib Hussain was frantically checking the – alleged – timerbomb in his rucksack : Forget it! :

“He ( Johnson )said the bomber was around 6ft tall, in his mid-twenties, clean-shaven and smartly dressed. The man was wearing hipster-style fawn checked trousers, with exposed designer underwear, and a matching jersey-style top. Richard said : 'The pants looked very expensive, they were white with a red band on top. It's a strange thing to remember but he was right in my face. I thought he was a real pain in the a**e. But in London you don't say anything.”

Check the released photo of Hussain.

Hasib Hussain ( 18 ), the alleged suicide-bomber on bus 30; clean-shaven, smartly dressed, checked trousers….?
Serge Jakobsen | 07.18.05 - 9:47 am | xymphora/comments

Police also dismissed reports that a man with a bag acting suspiciously on the fateful No. 30 bus from Hackney Wick to Marble Arch was responsible for the detonation of the bomb, as “complete speculation.” The man reportedly is in a critical state in the Royal London Hospital, where most of the seriously injured were taken. “There is a possibility,” stressed DAC Paddick, however, “that the person who brought the bomb on to the bus may have died in the blast. Early evidence suggests that the device was in a bag rather than strapped to an individual.” Mushtak Parker Aljazeera



Why did Jack Straw
state so quickly that it was al Qaeda? Is the theory that it is still al Qaeda, or some other group?

Why would suicide bombers need timers? Are we to believe that all four of them died when they mistakenly set off their bombs?

Why would suicide bombers carry identification which would lead the authorities directly to their colleagues? How did it survive in at least three of the bombs? I am reminded of the convenient passport found at the World Trade Center.

If all four video cameras on the bus were not working, how do the police know what happened on the bus?

How did the British know to warn Netanyahu so quickly? If they knew enough to warn Netanyahu, why didn't they have enough time to shut down the subway system? Or did they?

Netanyahu had been on way to London hotel near blasts JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Finance Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was on his way to a hotel near the scene of one of the London blasts Thursday when he received a call to stay put, the foreign minister said. "After the first explosion, our finance minister received a request not to go anywhere," Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom told Israel Army Radio.

Netanyahu was to have been the scheduled keynote speaker at an Israeli corporate investment conference at the Great Eastern hotel near the Liverpool Street subway station. Conference participants were evacuated from the hotel. Shalom said he wasn't aware of any Israeli casualties. The Israeli ambassador to London, Zvi Hefetz, said Thursday that British police had called to tell embassy personnel to stay inside their offices. "There is fear that this wave (of violence) has not yet ended," Hefetz said.

NewsMax.com Thursday, July 7, 2005 7:45 a.m. EDT

Netanyahu in London Changed Plans

JERUSALEM – British police told the Israeli Embassy in London minutes before Thursday's explosions that they had received warnings of possible terror attacks in the city, a senior Israeli official said.

Israeli Finance Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had planned to attend an economic conference in a hotel over the subway stop where one of the blasts occurred, and the warning prompted him to stay in his hotel room instead, government officials said.

Just before the blasts, Scotland Yard called the security officer at the Israeli Embassy to say they had received warnings of possible attacks, the official said. He did not say whether British police made any link to the economic conference. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because of the nature of his position. The Israeli Embassy was in a state of emergency after the explosions in London, with no one allowed to enter or leave, said the Israeli ambassador to London, Zvi Hefet. All phone lines to the embassy were down, said Danny Biran, an Israeli Foreign Ministry official. The ministry set up a situation room to deal with hundreds of phone calls from concerned relatives. Thousands of Israelis are living in London or visiting the city at this time, Biran said.

Amir Gilad, a Netanyahu aide, told Israel Radio that Netanyahu's entourage was receiving updates all morning from British security officials, and "we have also asked to change our plans."

Netanyahu had been scheduled to stay in London until Sunday, but that could change, Gilad said.

© 2005 Associated Press

News Max added this subsequently:
Netanyahu's adviser Amir Gilad explained what had happened in a radio interview.

"We were exactly on our way to the hotel [located over a subway station - the first one to blow up," Gilad said. "We were asked by the British security sources not to arrive at the hotel. Still it was not clear what was happening. We stayed in the hotel where we were guests," Gilad said. Netanyahu was due to open a large conference at the time of the explosion, Gilad added. "Now we are receiving updates all morning from British security sources that are speaking about terror attacks in the underground train and also in buses throughout the city," he said.

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon had no immediate comment on the attack on London.

Michael Scheuer, a former CIA analyst, and expert noted that Britain has a far more sophisticated internal police and security system than the U.S. He suggested that if British security had failed to detect such a major, coordinated attack, America may be at far more risk.(photo Washington subway)


Comment, xymphora.com:Gravatar It is very curious that Netanyahu said he was warned and somehow this information came to the public through Israel, and then a series of denials was launched by Israel.
Warnings reinforce the concept of organizations having been penetrated, so this could be scare propaganda against the perpetrators, whether or not true. But didn't Netanyahu prove by his actions that he was already avoiding the scene when it happened, regardless of any statements about his having been warned? This indicates prior knowledge of someone, British or Israeli.
Until a thorough timeline is developed for this event (like some developed for 9/11), pattern will be hard to see.Dianne Foster | 07.18.05 - 1:01 pm |


What did Bibi know –
and when did he know it?
by Justin Raimondo

London's Terror Thursday establishes three realities beyond the shadow of a doubt: (1) the West is losing the "war on terrorism," (2) in our present strategic mode, we are essentially defenseless against al-Qaeda's offensive – I agree with Michael Scheuer, the former chief of the CIA's Osama bin Laden unit and author of Imperial Hubris, who said on National Public Radio that this is undoubtedly al-Qaeda's grisly work, and (3) there are more than two sides in this war.

With the G-8 meeting being held in Scotland, security measures in the United Kingdom were at an all-time high – and yet, despite that, al-Qaeda pulled off a fairly complex operation, involving four separate bombings, three underground trains and one bus, which was peeled away from its chassis like an opened can of beans, as one witness described it. Indeed, the London attacks have opened up a very big can of worms for Blair's government, and in Washington too, where they're realizing that the "fly trap" tactic they've been employing in Iraq has backfired rather badly.

If the Brits couldn't prevent such a sophisticated and highly coordinated attack at a time like this – when the meeting of the G-8 had British security on high alert – then one can only conclude, along with Scheuer, that the terrorists held back, and could have caused far more damage and taken many more lives if they so chose. Perhaps that thought is meant to sink into the British consciousness. The terrorists' message is clear enough: your government can't protect you. This much seems beyond dispute.

The second message may be gleaned from the statement of responsibility for the attacks, which appeared on a jihadist Web site that has been utilized by al-Qaeda on previous occasions to make announcements. Here is screenshot of the message posted shortly after the attacks, and here is a translation, courtesy of Wikipedia:

"In the name of God, the merciful, the compassionate, may be upon the cheerful one and undaunted fighter, Prophet Muhammed, God's peace be upon him.

"Nation of Islam and Arab nation: Rejoice for it is time to take revenge against the British Zionist crusader government in retaliation for the massacres Britain is committing in Iraq and Afghanistan. The heroic mujahideen have carried out a blessed raid in London. Britain is now burning with fear, terror and panic in its northern, southern, eastern, and western quarters.

"We have repeatedly warned the British government and people. We have fulfilled our promise and carried out our blessed military raid in Britain after our mujahideen exerted strenuous efforts over a long period of time to ensure the success of the raid.

"We continue to warn the governments of Denmaark and all the crusader governments that they will be punished in the same way if they do not withdraw their troops from Iraq and Afghanistan. He who warns is excused.

"God says: 'You who believe: If ye will aid (the cause of) God, He will aid you, and plant your feet firmly.'"

Bin Laden's message to Muslims is that the West, far from being invulnerable, can be defeated. His primary target remains the U.S., not Britain or any of the other countries mentioned in the claim of responsibility, and his chief objective is to get us out of the Middle East. The jihadist mindset is eerily similar to that of our own leaders, and their neoconservative amen corner, who continue to advance the proposition that we must fight "the terrorists" in the streets of Baghdad so we don't have to do battle in the streets of London, Rome, and New York City. Bush declares that "we are going on the offensive," but, as I pointed out only last week, so are they:

"The President gloats that 'we're on the offense' – and explicitly justifies this on the grounds that we have to go after them before they go after us. Yet why it is impossible for them to attack the U.S. [Ed: or the UK] anyway, even while fighting American troops in Iraq, no one seems to know."

For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction: while the Islamists cannot begin to bring the sort of firepower that we wield in Iraq to bear in the streets of London, they can, over time, create conditions where a stiff upper lip is not enough. At that point – or, hopefully, well before then – the Brits, and indeed all of us in the West, are going to have to make a cold calculation of the costs and the benefits of invading the Middle East. Is it worth the high price we must pay, or is it time to come up with a strategy a bit more sophisticated than shaking the tree in which the hornets' nest sits – in the hope that it will eventually fall to the ground?

If the answer is yes, it is worth it, then we must be prepared to do what the War Party has been urging since 9/11: abolishing for the duration many of the freedoms we now enjoy and signing on to a foreign policy of perpetual war against much of the Muslim world. Aside from taxing ourselves into penury and instituting a military draft, this means basically shutting down the relatively free society we have been living in and replacing it with a garrison state, one in which freedom of movement, of privacy, of the right to not be tracked by the government 24/7 goes the way of the horse-and-buggy, spats, and the music of Tommy Dorsey.

To answer "no," however, is to take the path of what the War Party derides as "appeasement" – in spite of the reality that our present policy is an invaluable aid to bin Laden and his cohorts. Against the tidal wave of emotion – a good deal of it cheap histrionics – the advocates of a rational foreign policy will have to fight an uphill battle, at least for the moment. However, when the dust clears, and common sense sets in, the backlash against the Blair government is sure to rise up: after all, the Israelis claimed – at least at one point – that the Brits warned them of the attack "minutes" in advance. The British authorities, for their part, deny any such warning – as the Israelis are now doing, at least offically.

The first Associated Press story about a warning received by former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu said this:

"British police told the Israeli Embassy in London minutes before Thursday's explosions that they had received warnings of possible terror attacks in the city, a senior Israeli official said. Israeli Finance Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had planned to attend an economic conference in a hotel over the subway stop where one of the blasts occurred, and the warning prompted him to stay in his hotel room instead, government officials said. …

"Just before the blasts, Scotland Yard called the security officer at the Israeli Embassy to say they had received warnings of possible attacks, the official said. He did not say whether British police made any link to the economic conference. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because of the nature of his position."

In subsequent versions of the same story, all references to the call from Scotland Yard have been scrubbed, and we are told that Netanyahu received the warning after the blasts. This instant revisionism was duly noted by the blogosphere. It took them a while to get their story straight – and I'm not talking about the Associated Press.

So when did Netanyahu receive his warning – and who warned whom? Stratfor.com circulated an interesting analysis shortly after the first stories began to come out: Although several news reports had Netanyahu on his way to the conference, Stratfor avers that he simply stayed put. Also noted is Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom's denial that Scotland Yard informed the Israeli Embassy of the attacks in advance, with the Brits echoing this "clarification," but Stratfor has the supposed scoop:

"Contrary to original claims that Israel was warned 'minutes before' the first attack, unconfirmed rumors in intelligence circles indicate that the Israeli government actually warned London of the attacks 'a couple of days' previous. Israel has apparently given other warnings about possible attacks that turned out to be aborted operations. The British government did not want to disrupt the G-8 summit in Gleneagles, Scotland, or call off visits by foreign dignitaries to London, hoping this would be another false alarm.

"The British government sat on this information for days and failed to respond. Though the Israeli government is playing along publicly, it may not stay quiet for long. This is sure to apply pressure on Blair very soon for his failure to deter this major terrorist attack."

I would also point out that Stratfor, with its passion for reiterating the obvious, stated in its summary that "there has been massive confusion" over the warning – confusion generated by whom, and to what purpose, is best left to the fertile imaginations of my readers.

The Stratfor piece puts the best spin on this story, at least from the Israeli point of view. If word that Netanyahu had a warning got out, then the best way to salvage it – and even score a few brownie points in the process – is to float the story that the warning was received not minutes but days before the attacks, and that the recipient of those warnings was not Netanyahu but the British government. Taking the focus off the eternal "war on terrorism," and trying to solve the problems of world poverty and global warming, the British government deliberately downplayed the threat, even ignored it – in spite of Israel's best efforts.

And if you believe that, there's a bridge in Brooklyn you may be interested in purchasing.

Netanyahu was no doubt a target of the bomb plot – why else would the terrorists bomb an underground station directly below the hotel where the investment conference was going to take place? If Israeli intelligence knew about the attacks days in advance, and only thought to let Netanyahu in on the secret "minutes" before the bombs went off – well, that's a little hard to believe, now isn't it? (Oh, wait … maybe not.)

I don't believe that Scotland Yard knew diddly-squat about the terror plot, either days or minutes before the bombs exploded, although what seems beyond dispute is that Netanyahu was warned beforehand. The question is, who warned him?

My longtime readers know that the question of how much the Israelis knew about 9/11 before those planes ploughed into the World Trade Center, and how they knew it, has been taken up in this space on many previous occasions. My short book, The Terror Enigma: 9/11 and the Israeli Connection, shows that Israel wasn't behind the 9/11 attacks, as many in the Arab world allege, but that they did have some knowledge that a terrorist attack was about to take place on American soil and somehow neglected to tell us about it. A controversial thesis, to be sure, and one that has caused me no small amount of trouble, perhaps understandably so. I would submit, however, that in this instance, too, the same pattern seems to be repeating itself – and that this goes a long way toward vindicating the thesis initially presented by Fox News reporter Carl Cameron in a four-part series broadcast in December 2001, and elaborated on by me in The Terror Enigma.

When you think about it, the idea that Netanyahu may have had advance warning of the attacks isn't all that improbable. Israel, after all, depends for its survival on the ability of its intelligence services to track Osama bin Laden and his allies worldwide. However, the decision to share that intelligence with Israel's ostensible allies in the "war on terrorism" cannot be taken for granted; and surely the choice not to do so, in the case of both New York and London, can be easily understood in terms of Israeli interests.

Who benefits from the London attacks, aside from the obvious candidate, which is bin Laden? With the "coalition of the willing" showing signs of going wobbly, and the recent announcement that Britain was withdrawing a good portion of its forces from Iraq, the political momentum in Britain (and the United States), which was going against the Iraq war, is suddenly reversed. Politicians are doing their best Churchill imitations, and the questions arising in the U.S. Congress and the media are swamped by an emotional tidal wave of pro-war sentiment. The scandals that plague the War Party both in Britain and the U.S. are eclipsed, and suddenly, with the prospect of suicide bombers in the streets of London – and perhaps New York – Martin Peretz's battle-cry uttered in the immediate aftermath of 9/11 is taken up once again: "We are all Israelis now." (Although, for good tactical reasons, Ariel Sharon is telling his diplomats not to say this too loudly.)

Who benefits? Who loses? And who knew? Surely Netanyahu knew, either "days" or "minutes" before the blasts shattered all hope that the War Party might yet be defeated – and it wasn't Scotland Yard that tipped him off. In any case, the key question that must be asked, and answered, before the lesson of London's Terror Thursday can be fully assimilated and learned, is this: What did Bibi know, and when did he know it?

– Justin Raimondo
http://www.antiwar.com/justin/?articleid=6585

Why was the transportation system still operating when the bus bomb went off, nearly an hour later than the subway bombs? One theory is that the last bomber got on the bus after the subway system was closed!

How easy would it be to pay some Muslim British men, who are told to carry identification, to drive to London and sit in specific places on specific subway trains or buses? When the bombs go off and the identification is found, you have instant patsies, and British Muslims in the frame. The fact they were seen together on video footage then becomes just part of the set-up. With so many known video cameras in London, why wouldn't they take care not to be seen together? They could have entered London separately if they did not want to be identified as part of a 'cell', and avoid giving the police information that could be used to trace their colleagues. As is often the case with these stories, we are asked to believe that they would be technically proficient ('military grade' explosives), but make the dumbest small mistakes.

What happened to the story, out of Canada and New Zealand, that the police shot one or two men near Canary Wharf?


"There is a resonance here, isn't there?" said Blair, referring to the July 7 attacks. "Whether or not this is directly connected in the sense of being carried out by the same group of people, however loosely knit -- that is going to take just a little bit longer" to determine.Washington Post

The bombers are all dead, and dead men tell no tales. They were kind enough to leave enough identification, and enough video footage, to tie them to British Muslim colleagues. Once the 'cell' is broken everybody can rest easy, with no more inconvenient questions about the sanity of the 'war on terror' or the fact that Blair's lies led to the attack. Nothing to see here; please move along (oh, and may I see your ID card please?).

rudy giuliani

Ironically, former NYC mayor Rudy Giuliani found hinself again in the middle of a terroritst attack, he has been in London on business, and was in Liverpool Street station this morning as some of the bombs went off. He said: "I was right near Liverpool [Street] Station when the first bomb went off and was notified of it and it was just to me very eerie to be right there again when one of these attacks takes place.

Intelligence services not behind London bombings

Date: Sun, 17 Jul 2005 13:34:23 -0700 From: Jeff Blankfort
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I don't think either Blair or the UK benefited from the bombings and I have yet to see an argument to that effect. Particularly, coming on the day after Blair and the Brits were riding high after he had strong-armed the IOC to get the 2012 Olympics (which I doubt, BTW, will take place there or anywhere) and he was about to get his reputation off the ground from his failures in Iraq. Remember,
one of the reasons the was supporting the war in Iraq was to keep it from coming to Britain, and so it did.

Second, one of the four was a Jamaican Muslim which
breaks the ethnic stereotype of Pakistanis being synonymous with Muslims which would not likely have been the intent of the intelligence services if they were behind it which I seriously doubt. What we in the West should realize, from the every day reports from Iraq is that there is a war going on and more than two sides are quite likely involved.

There is a segment of Muslims that perceives Bush and Blair's war being a "crusade" against Islam like Dubya said it was, and they are ready to respond in kind in those countries that are participating in that crusade. It really shouldn't be that surprising. As to these young men having families and babies on the way and so much to lose, how come no one asks that about those who have left similar situations in the US to join the military and to go and wage war without them even having been attacked? How often do humans act rationally, or better, irrationally?

Carrying ID's? That's the norm in Europe and you don't want to be without one in case you are stopped for any reason. A round-trip ticket? Cheap and it avoids suspicion. Finally, were they part of the plot, but set-up? That, we'll probably never know.


Right-wing bombing in London?
Wayne
Madsen:

xymphora

" Some informed British sources believe that the recent London Transport bombings may have been the work of far right-wing British terrorists hoping to stir up tensions with the nation's large Muslim population. There are several reasons for this belief. One is that GCHQ and MI-5 intercepts of the communications of Muslim groups in Britain and abroad - groups suspected of ties to militants - revealed that targeted individuals and organizations were genuinely surprised at the London bombings. Another is the statement of former Metropolitan London police commissioner Sir John Stevens that the perpetrators were 'almost certainly' British. Although many accused Stevens of stirring up racial tensions, he never referred to British Muslims. British Prime Minister Tony Blair ruled out any probe of the bombings claiming it would 'distract' from the investigation."


It might also explain the attempts to stir up racial tensions by playing up the presence of radical Islam in Britain, the fact that the video
cameras were mysteriously all not working in the bombed bus, the 'military' source of the explosives, and the odd report of a Canary Wharf shooting by police. It would also make the London attacks similar to the strategy-of-tension attacks in Madrid, where extreme right-wingers attempted to frame Muslims for a police attack in order to create racial tension. The fact that we seem to know less about the bombing now than we did last week is also something to think about.

France:
The
French reported that the terrorists had all been arrested as part of a scheme to turn them and infiltrate the cell. This was immediately denied by the British (the two Reuters stories are nine minutes apart). Of course, this is the most terrifying claim that can be made against an intelligence or police service, that its own double agents were actually triple agents and fooled the foolers. Timothy McVeigh is probably an example of this. We have also seen hints of it in the investigation of September 11. MI5 has even used the technique with al Qaeda.

Daily Mirror:
EXCLUSIVE: WAS IT SUICIDE? Why did they buy return train tickets to Luton? Why did they buy pay & display tickets for cars? Why were there no usual shouts of 'Allah Akhbar'? Why were bombs in bags and not on their bodies? By Jeff Edwards

THE London bombers may have been duped into killing themselves so their secrets stayed hidden.

Police and MI5 are probing if the four men were told by their al-Qaeda controller they had time to escape after setting off timers. Instead, the devices exploded immediately.

A security source said: "If the bombers lived and were caught they'd probably have cracked. Would their masters have allowed that to happen? We think not."

The evidence is compelling: The terrorists bought return rail tickets, and pay and display car park tickets, before boarding _ a train at Luton for London. None of the men was heard to cry "Allah Akhbar!" - "God is great" - usually screamed by suicide bombers as they detonate their bomb.

Their devices were in large rucksacks which could be easily dumped instead of being strapped to their bodies. They carried wallets containing their driving licences, bank cards and other personal items. Suicide bombers normally strip themselves of identifying material.

Similar terror attacks against public transport in Madrid last year were carried out by recruits who had time to escape and planned to strike again.

Bomber Hasib Hussain detonated his device at the rear of the top deck of a No 30 bus, not in the middle of the bottom deck where most damage would be caused.

Additionally, two of the bombers had strong personal reasons for staying alive.

Jermaine Lindsay's partner Samantha Lewthwaite, 22, mother of his one-year-old son, is expecting her second baby within days. Mohammed Sidique Khan's wife Hasina, mum of a 14-month-old daughter, is also pregnant.

Our source disclosed: "The theory that they were not a suicide squad is gathering pace. They were the weakest link.

xymphora:

Magdy el-Nashar Frame Up Crumbling

Kurt Nimmo, Another day in the empire
Sunday July 17th 2005, 10:34 pm

Maybe the Brits can get Magdy Mahmoud Mustafa el-Nashar, the supposed London bombing chemist, on downloading illegal music files. You’d think an al-Qaeda bomber would have all kinds of incriminating data on his computer. But all the Egyptians found was a hard-drive filled with music. No bomb recipes. No secret al-Qaeda communications or incriminating emails. Maybe the Brits should turn the case over to the Recording Industry Association of America or its European equivalent. Since el-Nashar does not seem to be guilty of anything, maybe he can be nailed on violating the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. It wasn’t long ago a music pirate in Brooklyn was sentenced to a year of supervised parole for selling music he did not own. Maybe el-Nashar can be convicted in a similar fashion since he seems to have absolutely nothing to do with terrorism.

You’d think an al-Qaeda chemist would melt into the woodwork after preparing bombs responsible for killing over fifty people. But no. Magdy el-Nashar went to Egypt a week before the attacks and promptly applied to his employer, the Egyptian National Research Center, for permission to return to Britain, according to the Financial Times Either el-Nashar is an extremely stupid terrorist (and professional chemical engineers are not usually stupid) or he has absolutely nothing to do with the attacks. Moreover, if el-Hashar is indeed an al-Qaeda bomb-maker, he made a big mistake when he left his possessions in the rented apartment in Leeds. “He said he had come back to Egypt for a month-and-a-half holiday and was planning to go back to Britain to resume his studies and that all his belongings are still in his flat in Leeds,” Mahmoud al-Fishawi, head of the Egyptian information department at the Ministry of Interior, told Arab News. It also does not look good that el-Nashar allowed himself to be captured at his family’s home outside of Cairo. If you were an al-Qaeda chemist responsible for killing innocents, wouldn’t you be in hiding somewhere? Instead of disappearing, el-Nashar was looking for a wife. All of this is an immesne headache for the Brits. Obviously, the frame-up is not going as planned.

And then there is a small problem with the Egyptian authorities who are resisting el-Nashar’s extradition and also claim he has nothing to do with al-Qaeda. “Egyptian officials announced earlier today the 33 year old Magdy al-Nashar arrested for allegedly producing the bombs used in last week’s explosions in British capital London, has no links with the terrorist organization al-Qaeda,” reports Zaman Online. “Egyptian Interior Minister Habib al-Adli told the newspaper al-Cumhuriyya that all claims linking al-Nashar with al-Qaeda were baseless.”

Regardless of the fact the only suspect not blown to bits in the explosions appears to be innocent and the Brits are jumping through flaming hoops in an effort to frame him (at least the nine eleven al-Qaedaites had the good sense to kill themselves), this will not stop the grim-visaged British Home Secretary Charles Clarke from proposing a bevy of new “anti-terrorism” laws.

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London Underground Bombing 'Exercises' Took Place at Same Time as Real Attack
Culpability cover scenario echoes 9/11 wargames

Paul Joseph Watson & Alex Jones/Prison Planet | July 9 2005

A consultancy agency with government and police connections was running an exercise for an unnamed company that revolved around the London Underground being bombed at the exact same times and locations as happened in real life on the morning of July 7th. On a BBC Radio 5 interview that aired on the evening of the 7th, the host interviewed Peter Power, Managing Director of Visor Consultants, which bills itself as a 'crisis management' advice company, better known to you and I as a PR firm.

Peter Power was a former Scotland Yard official, working at one time with the Anti Terrorist Branch. Power told the host that at the exact same time that the London bombings were taking place, his company was running a 1,000 person strong exercise which drilled the London Underground being bombed at the exact same locations, at the exact same times, as happened in real life.

The transcript is as follows.

POWER: 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.
HOST: To get this quite straight, you were running an exercise to see how you would cope with this and it happened while you were running the exercise?
POWER: Precisely, and it was about half past nine this morning, we planned this for a company and for obvious reasons I don't want to reveal their name but they're listening and they'll know it. And we had a room full of crisis managers for the first time they'd met and so within five minutes we made a pretty rapid decision that this is the real one and so we went through the correct drills of activating crisis management procedures to jump from slow time to quick time thinking and so on.

The fact that the exercise mirrored the exact locations and times of the bombings is light years beyond a coincidence. Power said the drill focused around 'simultaneous bombings'. At first the bombings were thought to have been spread over an hour, but the BBC reports just today that the bombings were in fact simultaneous.

Mr. Power and Visor Consultants need not have been 'in on the bombing' or anything of that nature for this to be of importance. The British government or one of their private company offshoots could have hired Visor to run the exercise for a number of purposes.

The exercise fulfils several different goals. It acts as a cover for the small compartamentalized government terrorists to carry out their operation without the larger security services becoming aware of what they're doing, and, more importantly, if they get caught during the attack or after with any incriminating evidence they can just claim that they were just taking part in the exercise.

This is precisely what happened on the morning of 9/11/2001. The CIA was conducting drills of flying hijacked planes into the WTC and Pentagon at 8:30 in the morning.It is clear that at least five if not six training exercises were in operation in the days leading up to and on the morning of 9/11. This meant that NORAD radar screens showed as many as 22 hijacked airliners at the same time. NORAD had been briefed that this was part of the exercise drill and therefore normal reactive procedure was forestalled and delayed.The large numbers of 'blips' on NORAD screens that displayed both real and 'drill' hijacked planes explain why confused press reports emerged hours after the attack stating that up to eight planes had been hijacked.

The Anglo-American establishment that controls the military-industrial complex of the West has been caught over a hundred times carrying out bombings and other terrorist attacks around the world to further their corporate aims and to blame their enemies.The US government has been caught planning to carry out attacks and carrying out attacks. The British government has been caught red-handed as well. Members of Vladimir Putin's FSB were caught planting bombs in a Russian apartment building in 1999 by the Moscow police.This is not speculation. Kermit Roosevelt admited on NPR radio that in 1953 the CIA and British intelligence carried out a wave of bombings and shooting in Iran He then went on to brag about how they subsequently blamed the bombings on Iran's President, Mossadegh. Do you understand, these people brag about what they do 40 years later?

The London bombings have the same signature as the Madrild bombings of 3/11. Both of these bombings are almost indistinguishable from the Bolognia bombing in 1980 that killed over 80 people. The bombing in Bolognia was part of a CIA operation code named Gladio, where the US government would pay right-wing terrorists to carry out bombings to be blamed on leftists in Europe. All of this was blown wide open when two of the Bolognia bombers were convited in an Italian court, forcing them to spill their guts admitting that they were neo-fascists contracted by the CIA. Operation Gladio documents have since been declassified.

The London terror alert level was lowered before the bombings took place. This gave the perpetrators extra cover to plan and execute the attack without having to evade the most stringent security.

In any crime you look at history and motive, The British government has been caught in multiple examples of carrying out bombings in London which were then blamed on the IRA. They even had one of their own MI5 agents wihin the Omagh bomb squad. Click here for an archive of this evidence. The wider agenda will become clearer when Blair firmly points the finger at the selected patsies designated to take the fall. But for the moment he's happy to grandstand as the courageous leader who immedately returned to London to take control of the chaos.

BBC polls that were showing 80 per cent plus opposed the ID card will now likely flip back in the opposite direction. Support for the European Union and increased globalization through the G8 will rise. Who stands to gain from all this? Who has the motive?

From Putin blowing up his own apartment buildings to Israel being behind Hamas, the evidence is consistently clear that large scale terrorism is always state sponsored. The Madrid train bombing is another example. The bombers were found to be police informants with close links to the Spanish security services. They had access to the most secure areas of the Madrid train system. The Spanish government initially tried to blaim the Basque group ETA for the blast in the hope that the people would rally behind the government and get them re-elected. After ETA denied involvement and the people started saying the government was involved, the Spanish government had to blame Al-Qaeda and kill some patsies by claiming they blew themselves up during a raid.

(Were)The London Underground exercises were used as the fallback cover to carry out the attack.(?) This is the biggest smoking gun yet pointing directly to the most secretive levels of the British establishment


I still think Peter Power is just hyping his product, which is just the usual management bullshit where a bunch of middle managers sit around a boardroom table and brainstorm a case study involving bombs placed in London and what effect it would have on business. I see nothing in what he has said to indicate there was any tactical or operational aspect to what he does. What is interesting is that he seems to have business connections to Giuliani, who was in London at the time of the bombings (the connection was through the Canadian Centre for Emergency Preparedness which, by happy coincidence, held its World Conference on Disaster Management in Toronto from June 10 to 13). You have to wonder whether the point of his interview was to plant the seed of the idea that suicide bombers were involved, an idea that was still being rejected by the authorities at the time. The thesis that suicide bombers were involved fits nicely into the 'war on terror' that Giuliani now makes a good living talking about (he also hopes to parlay it into a bid to become President).

  • The British police have a history of framing people for bombing. At least it resulted in one of the best songs by The Pogues:

    "There were six men in Birmingham
    In Guildford there's four
    That were picked up and tortured
    And framed by the law
    And the filth got promotion
    But they're still doing time
    For being Irish in the wrong place
    And at the wrong time"


    If you read
    Cryptome regularly, you'll see that British spies are still up to their old tricks.

  • BBC Excerpts as Anonymous Reports except where labelled
    Bus No.30 : The driver had called across to the policeman to ask the place name as he was clearly off route and the back of the bus just exploded up and out to the rear. [Tavistock Sq.]

    A doctor:
    We must get London going again so that their attempts to terrorise us are in vain. [TSq]

    I couldn't get too close because the police were on the scene immediately.They cordoned off the area and were getting rid of people. But I did see a bus driver in a complete state of shock being led away by a policeman and there were two ladies with bits of blood in their hair and glass. So I took the two ladies away and just tried to find them somewhere to sit down. [TSq]

    Surely all buses should have been evacuated and suspended especially as the area I was in was so close to Edgware Road tube, the scene of one of the tube stations.

    Yesterday late afternoon, my partner and I drove back through London after a mini-break to Brighton rather than face the M25. Hackney seemed to be crawling with police cars and I even saw an armed officer patrolling the streets, which seems ironic considering the bus involved in the blast at Tavistock Place has been reported as the number 30 Hackney to Marble Arch service.

    Tavistock Sq where the bus exploded is just one block from my flat. It's a beautiful little square where I often have picnics. What makes this attack seem particularly sick is that the square celebrates peace. It has a monument for the victims of Hiroshima, trees planted in the memory of the international year of peace and a beautiful statue of Gandhi. It also has a park bench with the memorial: "In memory of John Carpenter, a Londoner who loved the world and all its people".

    * * * *

    Scaremongering by authorities:

    "Sheena":I am finding the blanket coverage disturbing and difficult. We have gone through other situations such as these (Brighton bombing, Staples Corner, IRA attacks in the city) yet I do not recall this constant barrage of emotion that the 'news' is giving us. Please can we keep news reporting just that - as news rather than the emotional twist that newscasters are already adding to the story.

    We have been watching the news on school televisions and people have been going out of the room in shock. We saw pictures of the buses and thought to ourselves "I could have been sitting on that bus a couple of days ago". We are innocent people and can't be punished like this.
    Livvy, Kent

    My friend has just sent me a text message. She has just been evacuated from her office in the Strand. She was told to get out of London.

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    I was on the Metropolitan Line from Ickenham to Farringdon. We were first told there was a huge power failure and that the whole tube was not operational.

    My friend got the Piccadilly line Tube to Leicester Square yesterday and as he got off he was told they're shutting down the line because of a fire near King's Cross. Yeah, I know what happened yesterday, but this was at 8.17 (he checked because he sent his girlfriend a text at this time saying don't get the Tube) and the first attack wasn't till 10 to 9. Can you shed some light on this?
    Row, United Kingdom

    1.15pm:The roads leading to the US Embassy are cordoned off by police.

    Piccadilly Line:I was trying to catch the Victoria line to go to university when I saw an unusually jammed crowd. I eventually managed to work my way through after a long and suffocating wait and got off at Green Park where I walked to the Piccadilly line. We were told there that the Westbound platform line was disrupted, shortly followed by the Eastbound platform one. After finally getting back on the Victoria line and getting off at Oxford Circus to catch the Central line, we were told there was a major power strike. I knew then something wasn't right. Soon after the state of emergency was declared and as we gaspingly got out of the station people were running in all directions and desperately trying to catch buses or call their office, family and friends. It was total chaos.

    We were stuck on the train for about 25 minutes before an official came and told us what was going on, and we evacuated quite calmly. I don't know what happened up at the front of the train though.

    I was on the Piccadilly Line-the first after there was a fire alarm at Caledonian Road. Just after Kings X there was a "bang" coming from the front carriage-the light went out and emergency lighting came on-smoke came apparently from outside-There were no announcement-some people started panicking after a while and tried to smash the doors-but only to injure themselves- after about 30min 2 policemen opened the back door and let people out.

    I was on the Piccadilly line when I got of at Kings cross. There was a loud sound of the back of a carriage that I was on. I was with my sister and was helping her overcome her panic attack. Everywhere was misty and so dark. There were people everywhere and there was screaming and chanting everywhere. It was a total blackout and the policemen and firemen were everywhere.

    Hammersmith line: I was on the Hammersmith line tube when it pulled into Edgware Rd. As the doors opened, there was a loud, muffled bang. I thought it was an electricity power box jumping. It seemed to come from the tunnel at the rear. No idea if it was my train as I was near the front. People were mostly calm. I got off and stayed about 30 secs on the platform. Then the station authorities announced that the station was being evacuated.

    I was on an Eastbound Hammersmith and City train at Edgware Road at about 8.50am. Just as the doors were about to close there was a sort of 'whoomph' and a pop which made my ears pop. The lights all went out and the doors closed, but opened again right away. No one really seemed that bothered and it really did seem to be like a big electric short out. After about a minute we were evacuated very calmly from the station. I think what we experienced was the explosion at Aldgate shorting the power which then travelled up the line and put the power out. I think that's what the discrepancy between times of the explosion is. It was a bit of a worry to think I was so close but I feel blessed to have escaped unscathed.Rebecca Sellars, Reading, UK

    I was travelling on the Hammersmith and City line travelling to Moorgate. The blast was in our train but in different carriage, as TfL said they evacuated the underground with in one hour, but we were stuck on the train for at least two hours before we have been taken out. It was shocking, people was screaming and crying, thank God we are still alive. I'm thankful to the emergency plan, how they took us out, they took the injured people out first, then emergency crew was on every step of track when they took us out. Thanks to all the emergency crew. Azima Aziz, Manor Park,

    Aldgate 9am: Went to catch the tube at Aldgate East just before 9am, but was told to go to Aldgate or Whitechapel. At 9am I arrived at Aldgate tube and witnessed scores of commuters being herded into a room at the entrance of the tube station. They were all black, covered in soot and most had blood streaming from their faces. Over the next 5 minutes, fire engines, police cars and police buses quickly converged on Aldgate tube.

    I was just leaving Aldgate station, about to go through the ticket gate when I heard a loud explosion. It seemed to come from the eastbound Circle line tunnel from Liverpool Street. Everyone in the station started looking in that direction and there seemed to be some smoke. The tube staff appeared in shock at first but then swiftly evacuated the station.

    I was on the train that the "Bang" happened on. I must have been 2 -3 carriages down from where it originated. I would like to praise the people in my carriage and on the train as a whole for remaining calm despite the sense of fear everyone must have felt when this happened. After waiting for maybe 15 minutes or more we were rescued by emergency services and had to walk the remainder of the way down the track to Aldgate station. There was twisted metal from the train laying on the track which we had to pass as well as injured people who needed urgent medical attention.

    I am only 14 and I was on the first Underground train that was hit by the bomb, between Liverpool Street and Aldgate. The bomb went off at approx 8:50am, the blast had thrown me to the floor the bang was so loud my ear to hurt. I could see bright sparks and fire. I thought I was going to die. Slowly thick smoke entered the carriage and it was hard to breath. I was scared, everyone got on the floor so it was easier to breath. I had my tie over my mouth. The smashed glass was in my pockets and my hair. People tried to open the doors but they would only open about a foot. People started to cry even more which made me upset. I never thought I would get out. After about 20 mins the services came for us, the central doors of the train were opened and people less hurt moved down the train to the exit. Their faces were so hurt I could not believe what I was seeing; it was like something of a film. My nose was hurt where the glass had smashed into it. Once these people had moved down we started to move down, people looking at us in shock, my face and hands was full of soot. Fire crew lifted me and then we had to walk down the track, it was horrible, we had to walk past the carriage which the bomb had exploded in. It was an awful sight. The carriage was like a shell. There were bodies on the track. By this time I began to cry but just kept walking back up to the top of Aldgate Station. It is something I will never forget.
    Jack, Hawkwell

    I had just got on tube at Liverpool street and just before the doors shut, an explosion went off in the next carriage. Lights went out and people calmly left the tube. There was smoke coming from the carriage.

    I had just arrived on the east bound circle/district line station at Liverpool Street. As usual I walked down to the far left hand side of the platform. I had only been there for a minute or two when a train pulled up on the other side platform(westbound). The doors opened and as everyone was starting to get off, I saw a few lights starting to flicker overhead and then there was an explosion on the opposite side to me, just behind the train that had just pulled in.

    Circle line:I got on the Circle line from Baker Street, at about 8.40. I was in the front carriage when the carriage behind me blew up. After the explosion there was smoke/dust everywhere and a lot of frantic people trying to get some air. There was a lot of screaming and crying, after seeing the people injured I truly felt horrified. Just minutes before boarding the train I casually walked from in front of the second carriage to the entrance of the first thinking that I recognised someone standing at the end of the platform. She must have been waiting for the Hammersmith line and didn't board the train. Just wanted to say a big thank you! Khuram Pervez, London, England

    I arrived at Edgware Road tube station to get my usual Circle Line tube into the City around 9.05am. They had just closed the gates to the station and said there had been an 'incident down there' and the station was closed. The staff were relaxed, smiling and as unhelpful as ever. I then walked across the road and took the Bakerloo Line to Oxford Circus where we were evacuated. What was strange was that they had not also immediately closed the Bakerloo Line at Edgware Road! More bizarre is the fact that the bomb on the circle line at Edgware Road went off at 9.17am which meant that there must have been a train full of people down there, and the bomb, which I could easily have been on had I arrived a few minutes earlier. Obviously they had closed the station but not evacuated the people off the train. I feel very lucky but does anyone know exactly how it happened down there?
    Alan Davis, Little Venice, London

    Re.Northern Line 7.50 am :I couldn't get on Northern Line at Tooting Bec at 7.50am this morning so got train from Balham to Victoria. At Oxford Circus we were told the Bakerloo line was suspended so I went to Notting Hill to catch the district and Circle line to Paddington.

    How many bombs does it take to close the tube down? Three, it seems. I was on the Victoria Line and passed through an evacuated Kings Cross station at about 9.07am. We sat in the station for a minute or two, then moved on, with no explanation. I eventually got off at Oxford Circus at 9.15am - still no word of there having been any problems. I can only assume therefore that they closed the network down after the third bomb had gone off at Edgware Road. Is this because there is no communication on the tube? Either way, I now have zero confidence in London's tube network.

    Thames link from Luton: I got a Thames link train from Luton and it arrived at Kings Cross at 8:40am. The train was delayed and running slow so fortunately I didn't put my headphones in my ears so I could hear announcements. When I got to the south bound platform of the northern Line it was rammed with people trying to squeeze onto the tube. Then an automated voice came over the loudspeaker system asking for passengers to evacuate the station. I'm now amazed at how dismissive everyone was, myself included. No-one paid any attention to the announcement and we all continued to stand on the platform waiting for the next tube! It wasn't until a London Underground worker came bellowing down the platform - about 3 minutes later - that people started to move, and then they were moving really slowly, huffing and puffing in annoyance. It just proves how we're all so used to being messed around by the London transport system. We turn into zombies on the way to work and our lives are put into danger everyday by overcrowding and hot & uncomfortable conditions. Getting to work is officially a mission of survival!
    Tycie West, Luton

    STRANGE COMMENTS

    Luckily I got the train this morning at 07:00. A train journey which normally takes 35mins took 1 hour and 30 mins. First there was a security alert at Bank station, then all tubes were being stopped at Stockwell station due to a some kind of disruption at Balham tube station (apparently a fire on a train?) I went from North London to South on the tube directly through the affected area and got off 15 minu

    Following two bomb scares in Edinburgh today.........

    I was on my way in to town and thought nothing of LU's first reports that there had been a series of power surges that knocked out the network. Consequently I thought nothing of the report and carried on my attempts to get in. Had I instead been told there were some unexplained explosions on the network I would have immediately returned home. Surely one question that must be asked is how LU got it so wrong to start off with. If they didn't know they should have said so, and we could have drawn our own conclusions.

    I was at Paddington between 10.30 and 1.00. There were two sorts of travellers, those wanting to carry on with their business, and those taking any train to get them out of London. Most passengers on the train I arrived on stayed put, creating chaos when those wanting to take their reserved seats arrived! At about 11.15 alarms went off and the station was evacuated. People initially moved slowly, and then ran in panic when staff screamed at them to get out. Outside people stayed close to see what was happening, but soon moved on as police arrived to usher them to safety. Several contingency ambulances arrived and, eventually, the sniffer dog to rescue us all from a false alarm.

    There were people who would be injured and some who tragically had lost their lives and I saw themedia frenzy saying the same things over and over again as self indulgence. When London and other cities were being blitzed night after night during WW2 we were kept up to date in what we needed to know on the daily radio news broadcasts. All I now need to hear is that suspects have been arrested. Media hype will achieve nothing except pleasure for the terrorists.

    I was on my way home, on the 82 bus from Marble Arch¿ I was sitting there minding my own business when there was a sudden loud popping sound. Lots of gasps and yelps from the passengers. Then there was a smell of sulphur dioxide and the bus emptied in micro seconds. I told the driver what had happened and he calmly explained that it was probably a stink bomb left by some grotty, idiotic, thoughtless, irresponsible, selfish kid and trod on by someone on the bus. The bus was taken out of service and we waited for another. Many people were quite nervy. It could have been an incendiary or anything. Craig Brown, Finchley, London

    St John's Ambulance people:Despite the seriousness and enormity of the situation, we have experienced several instances of kindness and consideration from both individuals and companies. For example, when we were at the main rendezvous point yesterday, a catering company arrived and said that as they could not deliver their food to the customer, due to the incidents, they were providing it free of charge to all our volunteers. Similarly, last night, one of my staff, having worked late into the evening, flagged down a London taxi to get home. On hearing what she had been doing as a St John employee and volunteer, he refused to take any fare. This morning, a lady and her daughter who live close by our headquarters, which accommodated several ambulances, support trucks and Control Units for much of the day yesterday, brought in a huge fruitcake in recognition of the "wonderful job the St John Ambulance is doing". Our volunteers and staff are extremely grateful for such kindness and good wishes.John Stockham, London

    Taxi Driver: The (very) good side of London taxi drivers. It was near impossible to catch a taxi in central London yesterday. But I bumped into a taxi driver called Terry who was looking for his daughter and work colleagues. He told me to keep walking and if he saw me later and had room he would pick me up as well. Well, 45 minutes later, I had almost forgotten about it. But then I saw him and he saw me and he had one free space, he picked me up, drove his daughter and colleagues home, then took me first to North Hertford (and waited) but no trains to Stevenage were running, then to Knebworth (and waited) but trains were not stopping there, and then finally to Stevenage where trains were running again. All of that for free. He would only give me his first name, and asked me to remember that there were some good London taxi drivers too. Terry, you were a saint for me yesterday, I cannot thank you enough, and I indeed hope there are many more like you out there. Leigh Carter, Cambridge, UK


    JOSEPH FARAH'S G2 BULLETIN
          Who shorted
          British pound?
          Currency fell 6% in 10 days
          before London terror attacks

    Posted: July 16, 2005
          3:40 p.m. Eastern
          
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          WASHINGTON -- In the 1988 Hollywood hit "Die Hard," starring Bruce  Willis, a group of "terrorists" take over a Japanese banking institution  in  Los Angeles, hold hostages and make demands for release of "political  prisoners."       But it turns out the terrorists aren't really terrorists. They are  bank robbers trying to make off with the fortune in the bank's vaults.       Could it be Osama bin Laden has seen "Die Hard"?       That is a question Scotland Yard and other law enforcement agencies  are actually asking themselves following the July 7 London transit system  attacks that killed 54 and injured scores more as they continue to scour  the  planet for evidence and additional conspirators.

          Why? Because it appears some profited by short selling the British  pound in the 10 days leading up to the attacks.       The pound fell about 6 percent (approximately 1.82 to 1.72) against
     the dollar for no apparent reason - until, of course, the terror attacks  sent the British markets reeling still further.

          "This was an almost unprecedented weakness and far too sharp to be a  coincidence," one economist with more than 35 years of experience in the  investment industry, told Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin, the premium, online  intelligence newsletter published by the founder of WND. "That is, after  all, an annualized rate of loss of well over 100 percent."       The fall did not go unnoticed by investigators, who are wondering  whether the terrorist masterminds behind the attacks decided to make some  money on their action or whether other investors with inside information about possible attacks took advantage of that knowledge.       "Currencies of establish countries simply do not fall that fast based  upon any kind of economic or financial analysis," said the economist.  "Somebody - somewhere - knew something. Or maybe I should say  'somebodies.'"

          Could it be the terrorists have learned to make their attacks  self-funding operations?       Could it be the terrorists are actually motivated by factors other  than Islamic fanaticism?       These are some of the questions law enforcement agencies are asking -  but they're not really expecting to get answers.       The problem is that short selling of this kind can be done with near
     total anonymity.       "Trade currency futures through a Swiss or Austrian bank via an  offshore company incorporated in Crete and you have a totally untraceable  transaction," the economist noted. "No one will ever know who made the  really big money off this situation, but I guarantee you this - someone  did."

          It's not the first time suspicion about terrorists - or someone -  profiting from short-selling prior to an attack.       Following the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks in the U.S., David Ruder,  chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission from 1987 to 1989,  raised  the question of whether terrorists may have gotten away with profiting  from  their attacks by short-selling shares in the U.S. markets.       Then U.S. Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill confirmed the government  was  investigating possible short selling, but was not optimistic those  responsible would ever be found.

          Short selling allows investors to bet that stocks will fall by  borrowing and selling shares in the hope of buying back at a lower price.


          After Sept. 11, Chicago Board Options Exchange data showed 1,575 put  options purchased in United Airlines' parent company five days before the  attacks. On an average day, only 390 such put options are purchased.  Investors bought 2,258 put options in American Airlines parent company,  compared with 220 on a typical day. Insurance and other stocks also  experienced and upswing in short sales.

          Investigators never revealed how much money was bet, but short  sellers  could have made 30 times what they invested, given the huge plunge in the  stock prices of those companies.       Government investigators from around the world never learned the  identity of the short sellers in 2001. And, despite vigorous efforts being  made to find out who was behind the short selling of the British pound in  early July, hopes are slim the culprits will be found.

    NEWSMAX.COM :
    European stocks dropped sharply after the blasts, with exchanges in London, Paris and Germany all down about 2 percent. Insurance and travel-related stocks were hit hard, and the British pound also fell. Gold, traditionally seen as a safe haven, rose.

    The explosions also unnerved traders on Wall Street, sending stocks down sharply.

    Three U.S. law enforcement officials said at least 40 people were killed. They spoke on condition of anonymity and said they learned of the number from their British counterparts.

    This is clearly an al-Qaida style attack. It was well-coordinated, it was timed for a political event and it was a multiple attack on a transportation system at rush hour," said Lawrence Freedman, professor of war studies at King's College in London.

    Deputy Assistant Commissioner Brian Paddick said there had been no arrests, and it was unclear whether suicide bombers were involved.

    Asked about the claim of responsibility, Paddick said: "We will be looking at that ... at the moment we don't know if that's a legitimate claim or not." He added British officials had received no prior warning or advance intelligence that the attacks would occur.

    In London, Paddick said at least 33 people killed in the subway system alone. He confirmed other fatalities on the bus but gave no figures.

    Buckman, the London doctor, said ambulance staff told him about 10 people died in the bus blast. BMA doctors treated about nine seriously wounded people in the building's courtyard, two of whom later died, he said.

    Officials at seven major hospitals surveyed by The Associated Press reported at least 393 people wounded. Among them, at least 45 were in serious or critical condition, including amputations, fractures and burns, officials said. British police confirmed 37 fatalities and 700 injured.

    London Mayor Ken Livingstone said the blasts were "mass murder" carried out by terrorists bent on "indiscriminate ... slaughter."

    "This was not a terrorist attack against the mighty or the powerful ... it was aimed at ordinary working-class Londoners," said Livingstone, in Singapore where he supported London's Olympic bid. Giselle Davies, an International Olympic Committee spokeswoman, said the committee still had "full confidence" in London.


    Britain : Facing the Abyss by Ian Buckley

    On the day of the London bombings, 7th July 2005, apparently a date of deep mystical significance – 777 - I was here ; exploring the ruins of Sawley Abbey, once the home of holy men and scholars,  such as the Oxford Chancellor of seven centuries ago, William of Rymyngton.

    But given the events on the day the picture was taken, this historic site seems to have acquired a different resonance, an echo maybe of Dresden, Hiroshima and Falluja. The London bombings were, as police chiefs and politicians assured us some months before the event, ‘inevitable’. ‘Inevitable’ is an interesting word, don’t you think? 

    Inevitable demolitions of monasteries, inevitable wars, inevitable factory closures and inevitable globalisation. So history slouches onwards, until we come to the allegedly inevitable conflict with the Islamic world. We tremble on the edge of the abyss, but do we really want to fall down into its depths, all just because of 'inevitability'?  

    Our friend Gilad Atzmon has written of ‘Zionised Britain’, and I for one wouldn’t disagree. Nevertheless, this may not be the entire story. In the heartfelt and passionate words of an old Yorkshire miner, interviewed some years after he’d been through the gruelling and prolonged strike of 1984-1985 :’ We have the most evil ruling class on Earth.’

    For quite a long time now the British secret state has been involved in dubious and obnoxious activities.  Thirty-one years ago came the bombings in Dublin and Monaghan, initially attributed to some unknown Northern Irish loyalist group. But the best analysis suggests that no such loyalist group had the technical and logistical capability to mount such a devastating attack on civilians, which could only have been perpetrated by some state agency.When you have people who are prepared to do this, what else might they be capable of?

    Then again, there was the infamous Kincora Boys’ Home scandal, also in
    Northern Ireland, when elements of British intelligence (an oxymoron in this context, as in most others!) apparently ran this children’s home as a homosexual brothel, in order to have leverage over local and national politicians who patronised the place. The ‘ordinary Joes’ who unknowingly provided the taxation revenue necessary to support such malign activities were also, by and large, the victims of 7/7, poor harassed commuters rushing from place to place. Very odd that these alleged ‘Muslim bombers’ don’t ever target anyone of real importance!

    But possibly no more strange than the warning phone calls to that nice Mr. Netanyahu and the unexplained drop in the pound the day before the bombings. Yes, these ‘fanatical jihadists’ have very bizarre behaviour patterns!

    It was a British officer, General Frank Kitson, who first thought up the concept that was later used in the formation of  Al Qaeda. He called it the ‘pseudo gang’ – a state sponsored group used to advance an agenda, while discrediting the real opposition. The strategy was used in both Kenya and Northern Ireland. In the case of Northern Ireland, most of the violence that was attributed to ‘Loyalists’ was in actuality not their handiwork, but the result of the activities of the death squads affiliated to the British secret state.

    But it isn’t really necessary to delve very intently into the anomalies of 7/7 to understand the situation. Better to go along with the simple old Roman maxim – cui bono? Who gains?

    In the wake of death and destruction in London, the man in the orange make-up, Phoney Blair, improved his popularity ratings, while the smart city investors made money on the market1.  A pity you had to bomb those make-up girls in the Belgrade TV studios, Tony, they might have done a better and cheaper job of ‘putting your face on’, thus saving us thousands of pounds in Prime Ministerial cosmetics.

    Of course, a very major opportunity was provided to further demonise Islam. In particular, the headlines in the papers of  porn baron Richard Desmond – the Star and Express - seemed to breathe out hatred.

    It is all rather reminiscent of the writings of George Orwell, whose real name was Blair - unlike the horrid mountebank in No 10 Downing Street whose ancestral moniker is in fact Parsons.  Surprisingly enough, his 1984 is still a set work in the English educational system. Too revealing by half, I would have thought - for what do we have in that book?

    We have the 'five minutes hate', so very similar to what the Express, the Mirror and the Sun have being doing over the past three weeks. Plus Ingsoc, a doctrine that has nothing to do with real socialism as understood by George Lansbury or Keir Hardie, but which has plenty in common with ‘New Labour’.  

    Then there this very apt and topical quote from Orwell :

    In some ways she was far more acute than Winston, and far less susceptible to the Party propaganda. Once when he happened to mention the war against Eurasia, she startled him by saying casually that in her opinion the war was not happening. The rocket bombs that fell daily on London were probably fired by the Government of Oceania itself, just to keep people frightened'. This was an idea that literally had not occurred to him. 

    ‘Just to keep people frightened’ – what better description could there be for all the alarms, evacuations and other incidents over the length and breadth of England?
    The government will call for more fear, more repression, more regimentation and more abandonment of ancient liberties, and claim it is fighting terror. In fact it is doing nothing of the kind. Instead they are deliberately creating a crisis in order to push through an agenda.

    For the Arab and Muslim world this means more instability and destruction, and for the Western world it means the imposition of a virtual police state. It is vital that everyone realises this.

    Notes:1. www.finance.news.com.au/story/0,10166,15885610-462,00.html

    "THOUSANDS of investors joined sharp institutions in making millions of pounds from the short-lived collapse in share prices that followed the terrorist strikes in London last week."



    A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves: Edward R. Murrow

    VERY INTERESTING EVIDENCE
    Here's the Cambridge Evening News report [also]:

    "When I woke up and looked around I saw darkness, smoke and wreckage. It took a while to realise where I was and what was going on... " He and Crystal were helped out of the carriage. As they made their way out, a policeman pointed out where the bomb had been. "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," he said. Moreover, Christophe Chaboud, head of the French Anti-Terrorism Co-ordination Unit, told Le Monde newspaper that the explosives used in the bombings were of military origin: He added that the victims' wounds suggested that the explosives, which were " not heavy but powerful", had been placed on the ground, perhaps underneath seats. [Source also]

    Or perhaps under the floor.

    Causing injuries such as those suffered by Emily Benton, one of two Knoxville, TN sisters on vacation in London who were injured in one of the tube blasts. She had broken bones and skin missing on her feet: "Her feet were badly injured (the hospital doesn't think she will lose her feet), and she has a bad cut on her arm." [Source]



    From a Blog:

    In a display of cynicism that easily rivals Aznar‘s performance, Blair instantly dismissed the idea that the London attacks were linked to British involvement in Iraq. Blair said on July 10:

    “September 11 happened before Iraq, before Afghanistan, before any of these issues and that was the worst terrorist atrocity of all.” (Robert Winnett and David Leppard, The Sunday Times, op. cit)

    This was a classic Blair deception. September 11 did happen before the 2003 Iraq war, but it did not happen before the 1991 Iraq war, which devastated the country with the equivalent power of seven Hiroshima-sized bombs. Eric Hoskins, a Canadian doctor and coordinator of a Harvard study team, reported in January 1992 that the allied bombardment “effectively terminated everything vital to human survival in Iraq - electricity, water, sewage systems, agriculture, industry and health care“. (Hoskins, ‘Killing is killing - not kindness,’ New Statesman, January 17, 1992)

    And September 11 did not happen before a decade of US-UK sanctions had killed Iraqi civilians in their hundreds of thousands. As Blair must know, Osama bin Laden has been clear about his motives for the September 11 attacks. In a September 19, 2001 appearance on the David Letterman show, ABC journalist John Miller described how bin Laden had told him in an interview that his top three issues were “the US military presence in Saudi Arabia; US support for Israel; and US policy toward Iraq".

    Attacking Iraq yet again in 2003, much less occupying the country, was an act of breathtaking madness for anyone concerned with promoting peace and reducing terror and war.

    Behind the impassioned, Churchillian rhetoric, one overwhelming fact is clear - the protection of ordinary people is not, and never has been, the highest priority for elites directing US-UK foreign policy.



    UPDATE

    from The Washington Post

    Police Shoot, Kill Suspect at London Subway Station

    By Glenn Frankel and Fred BarbashWashington Post Staff Writers
    Friday, July 22, 2005; 7:24 AM

    LONDON, July 22 -- London police shot and killed a man at the Stockwell subway station in south London Friday morning just a day after four small explosions shook the city's vast transportation system, injuring one person.

    No reliable details as to the reasons were immediately available.

    Witnesses said three or four armed plainclothes officers were pursuing the man at the station, which is just one stop from the Oval station where a bombing occurred Thursday.

    Witnesses told BBC radio that they heard police shout "'get down. Get down.' "

    The man "half-tripped as he ran," and was on the floor of a waiting train just as shots rang out.

    "We can confirm that just after 10 a.m. armed officers entered Stockwell Tube station," said a police statement. "A man was challenged by officers and subsequently shot. London Ambulance Service attended the scene. He was pronounced dead at the scene," police said.

    One British news outlet said police killed an attempted suicide bomber. Another said they were pursuing an individual in connection with Thursday's bombings in London.

    Neither report was confirmed.

    A witness told BBC radio that "there was a lot of shouting and then gunfire" at the station at about 10 a.m. local time (5 a.m. EDT) The man shot was described as wearing a baseball cap and a coat. Several witnesses on the radio said he was Asian.

    Service has been suspended on the Underground in the area.

    The incident comes a day after an attack on the London transport system Thursday.

    The Stockwell station is a junction stop South of the River Thames on the Victoria Line and the Northern Line on London's Underground system.

    Four small explosions shut down the city's public transit system at lunchtime Thursday and sent panicked passengers fleeing for safety in an echo of the deadly suicide strikes of two weeks ago. Police reported one injury.

    And from Ha'aretz:
    Police confirmed they had shot a man dead in the Stockwell station just after the rush hour on Friday morning. A source told TV station Sky News there were "strong suggestions" the man was involved in the attempted bombings a day earlier. Passengers said that a man - described as South Asian - ran onto a train. They said police chased him, he tripped, then they shot him.

    "They pushed him onto the floor and unloaded five shots into him. He's dead," witness Mark Whitby told the British Broadcasting Corporation. "He looked like a cornered fox. He looked pertrified," said Whitby.


    Whitby said it didn't look like the man was carrying anything but said he was wearing a thick coat that looked padded.

    "We were on the Tube and then we suddenly heard someone say 'get out, get out' and then we heard gunshots," said passenger Briony Coetsee.

    Alistair Drummond, of the London Ambulance Service, said paramedics had been called to the station at 10:10 A.M. (GMT).

    "There were at least 20 of them (officers) and they were carrying big black guns," said Chris Wells, 28. "The next thing I saw was this guy jump over the barriers and the police officers were chasing after him and everyone was just shouting 'get out, get out!"


    EXPLANATION.........
    Evening Standard

    London : Police are preparing specific shoot-to-kill orders to combat suicide bombers.

    Marksmen will be told to aim for the head rather than the body.

    This is because a shot to the head causes the muscles to go limp and could prevent the bomber detonating his device.

    Shooting at the chest could set off an explosives-packed vest.

    It is part of a pre-planned response to suicide bombers drafted last year which is named Operation Kratos and draws on Israeli experience.



    Blair the Camera Man
    Gilad Atzmon
    http://www.gilad.co.uk/html%20files/1001lies.html

    In case you missed them, here are the words of wisdom Tony Blair uttered yesterday:

    “Until we get rid of this complete nonsense of trying to build some equivalence between what we are doing helping Iraqis and Afghans build their democracy and these people going and deliberately killing people for the sake of it, we are not going to confront this ideology in the way that it needs to be confronted.” - Tony Blair (Guardian article).

    Tony Blair is an advanced political thinker. Following his articulate analysis, terrorists are killing people for the ‘sake of it’. The soldiers that he made certain the Great Britain sent to far off lands, on the other hand, kill only because Blair and Britain want to help Arabs and Afghanis to ‘build their democracy’. Come on Tony, do we look that stupid?

    Determining what the political message of Blair is all about leaves us with two options. He either is an intellectually limited being or alternatively, he deliberately produces the most idiotic simplistic messages under the assumption that the British public is stupid enough to accept everything he says. He probably thinks to himself: if it works for Bush in America it very well may work for me in Britain.

    Blair repeatedly speaks about the evil ideology behind terrorist acts, but he fails to share with us what that ideology is. In fact, he tells us that those evil beings ‘deliberately kill people for the sake of it’. But then, if this is the case, it isn’t ideology but rather sheer bloodthirstiness. Let me assure you, Blair isn’t very innovative here. Anglo-Americans traditionally have presented their enemy as being savage, barbarian, and bloodthirsty primitives. They did it with the Native American Indians, they did it with Germans already since WWI and now they are doing it with Arab nationalists. This is very much a general common tactic used by colonialists and supremacist polemicists. But then one would expect that at the dawn of the 21st century, a prominent ‘liberal democrat’ leader would leave this old rhetorical formula behind. Let’s face it; Blair is neither a democrat nor a liberal. In fact he is a devoted servant of hard capitalism and brutal colonialism.

    Blair is determined to be victorious over terror. His philosophy is simple: if terror is bad all we have to do is to kill the terrorists Apparently, it is the Israelis who invented this kindergarten philosophy. At the time it had a catchy name; they called it ‘War Against Terror’. For the Israelis it was a local war with a conflicting nationalist movement. Thanks to the fully Zionised Blair and Bush, this local conflict is now expanding rapidly into a global crisis or even a world war.

    But then, we may want to review the tactics Blair is there to offer. How can we really fight a faceless, anonymous enemy? It is very simple, we merely attach a face to the faceless.

    In terms of CCTV (closed circuit TV), Britain is a leading European nation. No country in the continent has more CCTV cameras per capita. If the data are to be believed, apparently every British inhabitant just in the course of going about his business, is captured around 300 times a day by the many cameras around. Unsurprisingly, the Metropolitan Police was very quick to release the photos of the alleged ‘suicide terrorists’. Three days after the 7/7 attack we saw them entering Luton station carrying massive rucksacks. Less than 24 hours after the second London attack the Metropolitan Police released the photos of the four suspected bombers.

    No doubt, modernity and technology are a great advantage. But we should not stop there; we must capitalise on our technological superiority and put it to the use of society at large. We must place many more cameras. They should be in every home, in every bedroom, in every restaurant, in every public toilet. We can then, just minutes after the next attack, be able to see the suspected terrorists eating, shitting, fucking, picking their noses or even picking other people’s noses. It will look great on TV and it will even look better on a tabloid newspaper. This must be Blair’s prophecy for the Western world: more cameras, more identity cards, in short, more control.

    Apparently, we love photographic images. Living in the scientific and technological society we call our own, we are obsessed with ‘evidence’. We love terror to be pornographic. We can sit for days watching Boeing airplanes getting chewed by the Twin Towers. We love explicit images and we want more of them. We want to see the body, the face, and the eyes of evil. But surely we do miss something. We can’t read the minds. Those alleged suicidal demons remain a mystery. We have more and more evidence but we have less and less comprehension. In fact, Blair’s empty rhetoric proves how little some of us do understand. Twenty days after 7/7 London attack we still don’t have a clue what really happened there. Who was behind it and why did it happen? All we get from Blair is empty rhetoric coupled with pictures of olive skinned faces.

    We’d better accept it once and for all; photos or any other positive evidence won’t get us anywhere. Surely, it is not going to prevent the next attack from happening. Religiously motivated terror is ideological, a term completely foreign to Blair and his followers. Millions of sporadic bits of fragmented evidence won’t bring us any closer to an ideological understanding. Ideology and evidence are two different and distinct categories.

    To quote Mark Jurgesmeyer: “one person’s ‘suicide terrorist’ is another person’s ‘freedom fighter’. For those who fail to realise, suicidal war is the ultimate form of freedom fighting. The martyr is never alone. He is always supported by a community.” Jacques Lacan, the legendary French psychoanalyst, taught us that ‘unconsciousness is the discourse of the other’. He is probably right. Suicidal attack is better grasped in terms of a fatal exchange between a protagonist and more than a few discourses. In other words, the suicide bomber leaves behind an image of sacrifice. This image is planted forever within the discourse of his supportive community as well as within the community of the victims. In a word, suicidal terror is a form of communication. Clearly, Blair fails miserably in understanding this form of communication, but as it seems, the majority of British people are more than willing to listen, and hopefully to comprehend.

    According to several UK polls, most Britons do realise that the recent London attacks are the outcome of Blair’s grave policies in the Middle East. Seemingly, they understand better than their Prime Minister what the message of terror is all about.

    Martyrdom is the outcome of a community which has been humiliated and oppressed. Unfortunately, and it is hard to admit, we are the oppressors in this story. In fact, martyrdom is a message addressed to each of us. It is about time we try to confront this message. If we want to confront suicidal terror, we are obligated to attempt to understand it. We must learn what really motivates young people to sacrifice their lives. If we want to challenge it, first we must recognise and respect it. As long as we have locked ourselves within a scientific technological discourse we will never be able to get to the bottom of this emerging problem. Millions of CCTV cameras won’t let us into other people’s minds. Three million cameras won’t help us to grasp the extent of the humiliation that leads human beings to take other people’s lives as well as their own. If we want to tackle those who are determined to kill us, we must look in the mirror first. Blair’s rhetoric is all about stopping us from doing just that.

    http://www.gilad.co.uk/html%20files/1001lies.html


    On 27 7 2005 BBC reporter Phil Mackie admitted on Radio 5 (Brian Hayes 10 pm programme) that  the BBC censors the truth about Muslims.

     Mackie had spent the day in Birmingham covering the arrests and their aftermath. This included coverage of the Press Conference at which the chairman of the Central Birmingham Mosque, Mohammed Naseem, called Blair a proven liar, doubted the integrity of the police and security services, demanded evidence that the alleged bombers were Muslim and doubted the existence of al Qaeda.

     Commenting on these statements Mackie said that such remarks would not normally be broadcast because the BBC was "selective" in its broadcasting of Muslim statements. RH


    ADDENDA: LONDON DOWSE

    I am passing along this message which just arrived. I don't quite know what to make of it so I am sending it on for each to make their own judgment about it.

    Don Stacey++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Friday, July 29, 2005

     

    London Bombings Dowse

    By Philip N. Ledoux
    http://educate-yourself.org/pnl/londonbombingsdowse19jul05.shtml
    July 19, 2005

    Ken,

    This dowse took quite some time in that we were two colaborating, and TPTB [the powers that be] did as much interference as most humans can take during the interchange of information.

    Philip N. Ledoux

    *****

    London Bombings Dowse

    11 July 2005 thru 16 July 2005

    1.Were the London bombings of 9 July 2005 simultaneous? No

    2. Were they nearly simultaneous? Yes

    3. Were they intended to be simultaneous? Yes

    4. They all happened within a 15 minute time-span? Yes

    5. The first occurred at 8:49 AM London Time? No

    6. Is 8:49 AM within the 15 minute time-span? Yes

    7. Did the NYC 911 attack occur at 8:49 AM NYC time? No

    8. Was the first tower hit at 8:49 AM NYC Time? Yes

    9. Was the London attack time supposed to match NYC 911 time? Yes

    10. Were there special planetary alignments involved in 911? Yes

    11. Were there specific planetary alignments that were important to the overseers of thisoperation involved in the London bombings? Yes

    12. It was hoped that the general population would notice the time? Yes

    13. Were Visor Consultants conducting an identical exercise in London? No (Maybe)

    14. The bombing planners knew of Visor Consultants planned exercise? Yes

    15. If caught the planners/executors would fake Visor participation? Yes

    16. The planners adjusted their targets to Visor targets? Yes

    17. Did the bombing planners indirectly hire Visor Consultants? No

    18. Thus planners knew Visor's exercise and targets? No

    19. Was Visor consulting with a British Govt. entity? Yes

    Official reports are 35 dead 135 injured

    20. Are these accurate numbers? No


    Does the rule of 10 apply?

    21. Approximately 350 dead, 1,350 injured? Yes

    22. More than 140 less than 150 dead? Yes

    23. More than 1,200 less than 1,310 injured? Yes

    24. Did Scotland Yard inform Israel Embassy in advance? Yes

    25. Scotland Yard's source of information was Mosad? Yes

    26. Did Mosad execute the bombings? No

    27. Did Mosad help in the planning? No

    28. Did Mosad sub-contracts execute this London bombing mission? Yes

    29. Mosad information source was personal contact? Yes

    30. Scotland Yard had no pre-knowledge other than Mosad? Maybe

    31. A select few had pre-knowledge? Yes

    32. These were "gagged" by secrecy? Yes

    33. Was Tony Blair "in the know"? Yes

    34. Was George W. Bush in the know? Yes

    35. Was the Sr. Bush in the know? Yes

    36. Was Rumsfeld in the know? Yes

    37. Would Netanyahu possibly have been injuredif he attended planned meeting? Yes

    38. Were there injuries at Netanyahu's planned meeting? Yes

    39. Due to the bombing? Yes

    40. Suppressed from the news? Yes

    41. Were the bombings created to overshadow "Downing Street Notes"in the daily news? Yes

    42. Was this London bombing mission originally planned for a later date with more resultant deaths? Yes

    43. Was the actual timetable moved ahead and this plan executed ahead of schedule by overseers of original plan? Yes

    44. Primarily because of "Downing Street Notes"? Yes

    45. Bombings to increase desire for warfare? Yes

    46. To also increase politicians' current ratings? Yes

    47. To remove negative war news from media? Yes

    48. Original plans were to have the attack in the USA? Not yes, not no.

    49. An attack in USA would have been too transparent to Americans? Yes

    50. Public discontent is equally as high in Britain as in America? Yes

    51. Is 50% of public accusing British Govt. behind bombing accurate? Yes

    52. Do 50% of Americans think British Govt. behind bombing accurate? No

    52B. 25%? No

    52C. 20% Yes

    53. Do 50% Americans think US Govt. behind London bombings? No

    53B. More than 10%? No

    54. Do 50% of British public think El-Queada is behind bombings? No

    54B. 30%? No

    54C. 20%? Yes

    Americans?

    54D. 50%? No

    54E. 40%? Yes

    A prior unknown El-Queada (Islamic) group claimed credit for the bombing.

    Was this planned disinformation? Yes

    [Shanti Renfrew searched internet origins for prior and bombing claims from
    http://www.alneda.com The following dowsing is of these address origins]

    55. Is Jon David the originator of this disinformation? Yes

    56. Does Jon David live in Berlin, Maryland? No

    57. Does Jon David work in Berlin, Maryland? No

    58. Is Jon David connected to Broadwing Communications, LLC? Yes

    59. Does Jon David live in Austin, Texas? No

    60. Does Jon David work in Austin, Texas? Yes

    61. Jon David lives within 40 miles of Austin Texas? Yes

    61B. and is a paid CIA agent? Yes

    62. Is Jon David of Arabic descent? No

    63. Does Kyle Smith collaborate with Jon David? Yes

    64. Does Kyle Smith live in Austin, Texas? Maybe

    65. Does Kyle Smith live in general Austin area? No

    66. Is Kyle Smith an alias for Jon David? Yes

    [Another link:

    Administrative Contact:

    David, Jon jd@THEWETLANDSINC.COM
    12507 SUNSET AVE STE 21
    OCEAN CITY, MD 21842-9296]

    67. Does Jon David live in Ocean City, Maryland? Maybe

    68. Does Jon David work in Ocean City, Maryland? Yes

    68B. And works in Austin, Texas? Yes

    68C. For the CIA? Yes

    68D. And is originator of El-Queada internet posts? Yes

    69. Is Jon David an expert in Near Eastern culture? Yes

    70. He is fluent in Arabic languages? Yes

    71. And can write them also? Yes

    72. Understands the Koran academically? Yes

    73. Does not practice the Koran? Yes

    74. Did Jon David have pre-knowledge of London bombings? Yes

    75. Is Jon David his real name? No

    76. Are there 20 more collaborators? Yes

    76B. Full time paid CIA agents? Yes

    77. All 21 use the shared internet access of both Broadwing Communications &
    THEWETLANDSINC.COM as Jon David? Yes

    78. ALL are Jon David in essence, and use that alias? Yes

    79. Jon is the primary user of that alias. Yes

    80. Will Shanti Renfrew's research damage Jon David's work? Yes

    81. Will this place Renfrew in physical danger? Maybe

    End of Dowse

    Philip Ledoux

    (assisted by Steven Dainis http://www.groups.yahoo.com/group/chemtrailtrackingusa3 )