Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Spooky Khan

One little follow up thought on today’s Guardian article on ‘bizarre’ 7/7 conspiracy theories, bizarre as in…

Soon, internet chatrooms and blog sites were buzzing with even more bizarre theories: the bombers thought they were delivering drugs but were deceived, set up and murdered; or they thought they were carrying dummy "bombs" designed to test London's defences; or the plot was monitored by any number of secret services, from M15 to the CIA to Mossad, who let it happen in order to foment anti-Muslim feeling.

I’ve just picked up on a little gem of an extract from BBC’s Newshour program

I’ve stuck the audio file here

The clip is just over four minutes long and the interesting bit crops up in the very last 25 seconds

Charles Shoebridge, one of the legions of ex police/ ex army/ ex spook security consultants who have sprung up after 9/11, told Newshour that from the evidence little else can be assumed other than that one the 7/7 bombers, Mohammed Siddique Khan, was working for British intelligence.

"The amount of information coming out and the quality of information coming out. The fact that that has been so consistently overlooked it would appear by the security service MI5, to me suggests really only one of two options."

"Either, a) we've got a level of incompetence that would be unusual even for the security services. But b) possibly, and this is a possibility, that this man Khan may even have been working as an informant for the security service."

"It is difficult otherwise to see how it can be that they've so covered his tracks in the interim."

What an odd, dare I say bizarre, thing to say.


and whilst I was posting up pictures of MI6's London headquarters, just down the road from me in Vauxhall, I just couldn't help myself and fired up Google Earth to see what it looked like from above.

Given my admitted predilection for seeing symbolism and spooky faces, particularly spooky owl faces, in building plans - a hobby that sometimes gives people cause to doubt my rationality, you cannot imagine how relieved I was to discover that there is nothing spooky at all about the layout of the MI6 building

Yup, no sinister faces or bizarro symbolism there. No sirree



BigDaddyMerk said...

oh my god, i looks like the tranformers Autobots logo.


fjl said...

At least you've got a sense of humour :-)

Stef said...

'at most' surely?

fjl said...

Seriously, there is nothing unkind about you lot, for instance, if someone was stranded on a dark night, you would all help them out, no question. The Guardian, who probably wouldn't, was unkind.

You make me laugh tho. You and numeral, okay, as you don't take it too seriously, but Kier takes herself far, far, too seriously. She sets herself up.

I am helping you as I don't approve of the kind of cruelty the Guardian just practiced, whether or not you are conspiraloons.

What has happened to kindness.

Stef said...


How to take yourself not too seriously whilst dealing with the most serious of matters?


The last time I saw kindness she was fighting a losing battle against hate and fear

I wouldn't bet against her though

Danny said...

Regarding 77 bombing........
The July 29 edition of FOX News Channel's Day Side programme revealed that the so called mastermind of the 7/7 London Bombings, Haroon Rashid Aswat, is a British Intelligence Asset. Plenty more here

Stef said...


(belated) thanks