Thursday, May 18, 2006

9/11 and 7/7 Truth

If blogging serves only one useful purpose it is this

‘Ordinary’ people can let other ordinary people know that they are not alone in holding particular opinions about certain issues.

Take 9/11 or 7/7 for example.

If we were to just accept the mainstream media’s presentation of those events we would believe that any individual who disbelieves official accounts of those days is a marginalized nutcase.

Fortunately, we have the Internet. And even though it is heavily polluted by spooks and cooks there is still enough material out there to let those of us who doubt know that no, they’re not alone and no, they’re not mad.

And the mainstream media just hates bloggers. Not because they’re jealous of the news gathering ability of bloggers but because blogging, and the Internet in general, has robbed the media of its monopoly of the analysis of current events.

This particular blog is not a specifically political one. It is just as likely to include links to amusing things made out of Lego as criticisms of the official account of the London Bombings. Arguably, the result is that I dilute the impact of my more serious posts but, at the end of the day, it’s a stream of consciousness thing and that’s my consciousness. As a consequence, I don’t expect much in the way of readership, other than occasional visits from real or virtual chums when they’re bored.

But, novelty Lego aside, I am deadly serious about what is being done to my country and other countries in the name of the War on Terror


My last post was a little sceptical about the latest Pentagon footage and unspecified aspects of the London Bombings.

Someone commented at the end of the post

‘I disagree with the analysis Stef, particularly over 7/7, people need to keep shouting the accused were framed so the government is forced to provide evidence, much like with the Pentagon, people kept saying there was no plane so the government had to prove them wrong. The recent 9/11 footage has done the opposite’

Now even though the commentator believes that he disagrees with my own take on things, to a large extent he does not – except in one key respect.

Americans should absolutely be pressing for ALL the footage from the Pentagon. Just as we in the UK should be pressing for ALL the footage from 7/7

What I don’t think people should be doing is putting all their eggs in one basket by committing to one particular alternative account of what happened on 9/11 or 7/7.

Personally, I think that there is much about 7/7 that points to the notion that the four bombers were duped into taking those bombs into London. They thought they were going back home. But, off the top of my head, I can think of half a dozen different ways 7/7 could have been staged…

  • They thought they were delivering drugs or drug money
  • They thought they were taking part in a security exercise
  • They weren’t even carrying any explosives and the bombs were set by someone else
  • They knew they were carrying bombs but didn’t know they were going to explode
  • They were recruited and manipulated in some way by an agent pretending to be a jihadist or a member of the security forces
  • They really were jihadist suicide bombers and elements within the security forces knew what they were planning but did nothing to stop them

With a little more thought I could carry on like this all day. So one thing I am damned certain of is that if I had a 10 minute spot on national television to try and convince my fellow citizens of my doubts I would not commit to any one alternative account. In the deliberate absence of so much basic information and the presence of so much contradictory information about what happened that day it would be foolish to identify one possible alternate explanation as the one to stake everything on.

What I would do is present a list of outstanding questions about what happened that day and demand an independent enquiry and full disclosure. Even people who would shy away from anything that sounds like a conspiracy theory should want to support that. And, fair play to the folks behind the July 7th Truth Campaign web site they have stuck pretty much to that approach and kept their hypothesising separate from their questioning.


Back to the Pentagon

The latest videotape is total crap.

The people who released that tape must know it’s crap. They must also know that 9/11 sceptics will be drawn to it like bees to honey. Straight away, the media started to imply that the No Plane at the Pentagon Theory lies at the heart of 9/11 scepticism. It most certainly does not. The release of this dodgy video smells to me like 9/11 sceptics are being set up for a damned good rogering, probably through the release of clearer footage in a couple of months’ time, just before the US mid term elections

Back to 7/7

On Sunday, the Sunday Times published a leaked story that MI5 withheld tapes of one of the 7/7 bombers planning the attack a few months beforehand…

MI5 is being accused of a cover-up for failing to disclose to a parliamentary watchdog that it bugged the leader of the July 7 suicide bombers discussing the building of a bomb months before the London attacks.

MI5 had secret tape recordings of Mohammad Sidique Khan, the gang leader, talking about how to build the device and then leave the country because there would be a lot of police activity.

However, despite the recordings, MI5 allowed him to escape the net. Transcripts of the tapes were never shown to the parliamentary intelligence and security committee (ISC), which investigated the attacks.

At first sight, this seems like primo evidence of shady goings on on the part of our security services. Maybe all us sceptics should pile in and pursue this story in whatever way we can?

However, on second sight the primary purpose of this story is clearly to reinforce the larger, largely unsubstantiated, myth of four lunatic jihadists planning to visit London for a day’s shopping and suicide.

Just like the recent Pentagon video it’s a potential honey pot intended to draw people’s attention away from the key questions.

Our police and government have been pulling similar, distractive shit with the Stockwell shooting.

The only thing this story proves for certain is that either the Sunday Times, MI5 or someone else is lying through their fucking teeth. And, well, if that's the case anything goes.

Shout, ask questions, demand full disclosure but don’t be played for a fool. There are some sneaky bastards out there.


… and thanks to Bridget for the enhanced Pentagon footage

Right, back to the novelty Lego


peterpowers said...

Your theories about what may have happened to the accused are interesting and possible but I reckon they didn't even make it to London and were murdered before the LU bombings occurs. Hell, Guiliani was even in Yorkshire the night before, he probably wanted to pull one of the triggers down some Beeston back alley.

thanks for your kind reply ;->

Stef said...

I agree, there's no evidence in the public domain that proves that they even made it to London

Just like there's no evidence that the security forces tailed JCdM from his flat before shooting him

Postman said...

Simple Questions Stef. The iconic X ray of a "nail bomb" that adorned the front of the Independent last week on the day of the reports released has a copyright reference of abc TV in the US. Now how in the name of all that is holy does abc claim rights to a pic which can only be Crown Copyright ? ,,, and the Indy accepts it and no doubt pay a reproduction fee ?

Those other "bombs" "found" at Luton staion in one of the "bombers vehicles" that mysterioulsy surfaced at the same time in the US .. Forensics who don't include a measure in the frame ? Who have eno numeric identity in the frame ?

I know Plod can be fucking hopless bu the Forensics people in my experience are high grade civilian scientists.

Hey be easy on French Water companies it's all part of the Entente Cordiale !