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
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.
Wednesday, July 13, 2005
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
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?
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?
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?).
Intelligence services not
behind London bombings
London Underground Bombing
'Exercises' Took Place at Same Time as Real
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.
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).
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.]
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".
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"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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
the day of the
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, dont 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 wouldnt disagree. Nevertheless, this may not be the entire story. In the heartfelt and passionate words of an old Yorkshire miner, interviewed some years after hed been through the gruelling and prolonged strike of 1984-1985 : We have the most evil ruling class on Earth.
quite a long time now the British secret state
has been involved in dubious and obnoxious
activities. Thirty-one years ago came the
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!
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
But it isnt 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?
the wake of death and destruction in
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 :
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
to keep people frightened what
better description could there be for all the
alarms, evacuations and other incidents over the
length and breadth of
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.
"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
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 Aznars 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.
from The Washington
By Glenn Frankel and
Fred BarbashWashington Post Staff Writers
Friday, July 22, 2005; 7:24 AM
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!"
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
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 isnt ideology but rather sheer bloodthirstiness. Let me assure you, Blair isnt 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. Lets 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 peoples noses. It will look great on TV and it will even look better on a tabloid newspaper. This must be Blairs 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 cant 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, Blairs empty rhetoric proves how little some of us do understand. Twenty days after 7/7 London attack we still dont 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.
Wed better accept it once and for all; photos or any other positive evidence wont 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 wont bring us any closer to an ideological understanding. Ideology and evidence are two different and distinct categories.
To quote Mark Jurgesmeyer: one persons suicide terrorist is another persons 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 Blairs 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 wont let us into other peoples minds. Three million cameras wont help us to grasp the extent of the humiliation that leads human beings to take other peoples 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. Blairs rhetoric is all about stopping us from doing just that.
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.
Friday, July 29, 2005
London Bombings Dowse
By Philip N. Ledoux
July 19, 2005
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
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
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
(assisted by Steven Dainis http://www.groups.yahoo.com/group/chemtrailtrackingusa3 )