First Day Reports re London Bombings
Here are some things I'm wondering about.
1. London is the most surveilled city in the world. There are surveillance cameras all over town, including in the subway system. I passed by cameras affixed to buildings while taking a tour bus around town. I suspect strongly that whoever did this was caught on tape. If no tape surfaces, I'll have to consider that whoever was caught on tape was not someone British intelligence wanted us to know about.
2. Just two days ago, the British were talking about withdrawing from Iraq, leaving us alone to fight the enemy. I predict by tomorrow we'll see a "renewed commitment" from the British to keeping troops in Iraq. Here's a clip from the story in China Daily two days ago:
Although I can find no transcript of Nasser's CNN comments, Al Jazeera captured similar comments, in an article titled "Phony reports link Al Qaeda to London attacks":
Britain's defence ministry has drafted plans for a significant troop withdrawal from Iraq over the next 18 months and a big deployment to Afghanistan.
When asked about the article however, a defence ministry spokesman stuck to the official position that British troops would be on the ground in Iraq for as long as
necessary to support the Iraqi government.
"In what would represent the biggest operational shake-up involving the armed forces since the Iraq war, the first stage of a run-down in military operations is likely to take place this autumn with a handover of security to Iraqis in at least two southern provinces," the Financial Times said.
7/7/2005 9:30:00 PM GMT
A group calling itself "The Secret Organization of Al Qaeda in Europe" posted a statement on an internet site, claiming responsibility for the deadly attacks that hit London on Thursday.
But MSNBC TV translator Jacob Keryakes said that the statement in which the group claimed responsibility for the attacks contained an error in one of the Qura’nic verses it cited. That suggests that the claim is phony, he said.
"This is not something Al Qaeda would do," he said.
The first day after the Kennedy assassination, some incredible news was reported. Kennedy was shot from the front (Oswald was behind). Shots were fired from the Grassy Knoll (Oswald was in the School Book Depository). Six to eight shots were fired (but only two shots were made on the sixth floor, which Dallas police lied and stretched to three. They couldn't stretch that to eight - there wasn't enough time for one man to have made those shots in the window in which the shots transpired).
Within 24 hours, the spin was already in effect. Kennedy was shot from behind, not the front. Only three shots, all Oswald, etc. It took us years to pry out the files that put the lie to all of that.
How long before we know the truth about 9/11 and London? Let's hope it won't take another thirty years. We can't afford to be that patient. Patience is too easily mistaken for consent.