Friday, July 06, 2007

Pugh, Pugh, Barney McGrew 2

Thanks to Bridget for linking me to the Comedy Gold! that is this article from the BBC today...

Firefighters saved Glasgow Airport from "total destruction" during the terror attack at the weekend, according to the officer in charge of the operation...

Ah, so that's what we saw going on.

Coming almost a full week after the events in question, the Conspiraloon in me suspects that the timing and the hyperbole of the piece is more an exercise in speculation limitation than a news story. It also doesn't really explain why the specialist airport fire fighters didn't blanket the car with retardant foam and kill the fire stone dead straight away

In fact, the article claims that the car was drenched in foam...

"The airport's firefighters poured foam on the burning jeep while some of their colleagues joined Strathclyde firefighters in training water jets on the fire which had spread to the terminal building."

and then, two lines later, it says

"Mr Adams said: "It was my risk assessment that by then, the fire would have set off any secondary device (!!?) but the cylinders still posed a danger so I ordered firefighters to drench the jeep with water while their colleagues searched the building."

None of this testimony squares with the endlessly-looped video footage of the firefighting shown that day - no foam - a car packed with gas cylinders left to merrily burn away in a most photogenic manner - a couple of water hoses playing around the scene for effect...

utter, utter arse biscuits



SteveW said...

If you haven't read it yet,Nafeez Ahmed has written a lengthy article on the anomalies surrounding these attacks.

Stef said...

the most interesting part of that article for me is that it includes an extended quote from another blogger whose output has been frequently used in the past by the mainstream media to assist in insulting and denigrating people who have doubts about the official account of 7/7

the interesting part being that that particular blogger's comments about the official response to the Glasgow attacks are themselves verging on Conspiraloonacy

it's a funny old world

SteveW said...

It will be a long hard battle,but we will assimilate her.She will join the Alliance.She will see the TRUTH™

Stef said...

Yes, the Conspiraloon™ Collective Consciousness™ gets ever-larger with each passing day.

Obviously there are those who are appalled by the prospect of increasing numbers of people suffering from irrational delusions that lead them to mistrust power structures and refusing to support wars, oppression and exploitation.

After all, what kind of fucked-up world would people like that help to create?

Shutter said...

Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed is the author of The London Bombings: An Independent Inquiry (Overlook, 2006) and The War on Truth: 9/11, Disinformation and the Anatomy of Terrorism (Olive Branch, 2005), among other books. He teaches international relations at the University of Sussex, and directs the Institute for Policy Research & Development ( ).

...and he needs to get someone to edit what he writes.

Stef said...


So it wasn't just me then

Merkin said...

The only thing missing was a Big Black Round thing with a fuse sticking out of it and BOMB written on the side.
Maybe they'll show that one at the awards ceremony.
Which one?
BAFTAs, BraveBystanderAwards, SOCA end of year dance?.
Sure to surface.