Friday, August 26, 2005

The explosives.

http://www.williambowles.info/articles/brit_fascists.html

French counter-terrorism official have reported that Balkans or Eastern European-origin military grade explosives were used in the London blasts.

Allegedly there are links between certain 'Islamic' groups in the Balkans and western intelligence services such as the CIA and MI6.




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Wednesday, August 24, 2005

7 July 'bus bomber' phoned 'tube bombers' after the tube explosions.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4181454.stm

Three bombs exploded on the London Underground at around 0850 on 7 July 2005.

A bomb went off on a bus at 0947 on the same day.

The police claim that the London Underground bombers were Mohammad Sidique Khan, Germaine Lindsay and Shehzad Tanweer. The police claim that they were killed by their bombs at around 0850.

The police claim that the bus bomber was Hasib Hussain and that he was killed by his bomb at around 0947.

According to BBC broadcasts on 24 August 2005, 'sources' have confirmed to BBC home affairs correspondent Daniel Sandford that, at some point between 0850 and 0947 , Hasib Hussain phoned Khan, Lindsay and Tanweer.

Was Hasib Hussain not aware that Khan, Lindsay and Tanweer were supposed to bave been killed at 0850?








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Lest we forget - Aswat

http://www.newcriminologist.co.uk/news.asp?id=1124824797


Christopher BERRY-DEE, in the New Criminologist, 23 August 2005, wrote:

"In a lengthy statement that will send shockwaves around the world, John Loftus, a terrorism expert and a former prosecutor for the US Justice Department, has publically revealed that the so called mastermind of the 7/7 London Bombings, Haroon Rashid Aswat, is a British ‘Intelligence Asset’.

"...Loftus claims in an unprecedented attack on MI6 that this is startling and again highlights how Al Qaeda exists as an organized body only where the intelligence services have created, funded and employed it.

"Loftus points out that several weeks before the London Bombings, Aswat was again located by the South African Intel agency but was again allowed to slip away, this time to London:'He was a British intelligence plant. So all of a sudden he disappears. He's in South Africa. We think he's dead; we don't know he's down there. Last month the South African Secret Service come across the guy. He's alive...the Brits know that the CIA wants to get a hold of Haroon. So what happens? He takes off again, goes right to London. He isn't arrested when he lands, he isn't arrested when he leaves... He's on the watch list. The only reason he could get away with that was if he was working for British intelligence. He was a wanted man.'

"Loftus' information is also backed up by the New York Times and CNN who reported on this incident, however, the internet link to the London Independent’s article has mysteriously disappeared."



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Tuesday, August 23, 2005

7 July London bombs -truth and lies about devices

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The police have changed the story several times.

One source says the explosives were C4. Then the story changes.

One source says that Aswat made phonecalls to two of the 'bombers' who 'died'. Then the police say that Aswat was not connected to the plot.

One source says that de Menezes was wearing a heavy coat. Then the story changes.

One source tells us that timers, and not suicide bombers, were involved in the 7 July attacks. Now, 24 August 2005, the police are trying to tell us that it was suicide bombers.

Vikram Dodd and Rosie Cowan of the Guardian have put their names to a story, from un-named police sources, that the 7 July bombers were suicide bombers and pressed buttons to set of their bombs. The story is probably as false as the story that de Menezes had wires coming out of his coat.

WHAT THE POLICE SAID ON 8 JULY

http://www.officer.com/article/article.jsp?siteSection=1&id=24635

8 July 2004, BETH GARDINER
Associated Press Writer

LONDON (AP) -- The bombs used in London's terrorist attacks held less than 10 pounds of explosives, police said Friday - light enough to easily tote in a bag or knapsack - yet police found no evidence suicide attackers set them off.

They declined to respond to questions about a U.S. official's claim that evidence indicating timers were used was found in the debris.


9th July

http://www.tiscali.co.uk/news/newswire.php/news/reuters/2005/07/09/
topnews/policesuspectlondonbombstriggeredbytimers.html

09/07/2005

By Matthew Jones and Jeremy LovellLONDON (Reuters) -

The three bombs that ripped through London underground trains this week went off almost simultaneously, police said on Saturday, making it more likely they were detonated by timers rather than suicide bombers.A fourth bomb that blew up a bus almost an hour later was probably left in a bag and not triggered by a suicide bomber, they added.

10th July

http://www.kilgorenewsherald.com/news/2005/0710/Front_Page/018.html

10 July 2005

London bombs believed on sophisticated timers
By MATT MOORE Associated Press Writer

Three bombs containing sophisticated explosives hit the London Underground within less than a minute of each other, police said Saturday as a clearer picture emerged of the coordinated attacks last week that killed at least 49 people.

The bombs on the subway went off within a span of 50 seconds Thursday, suggesting detonation by synchronized timers rather than suicide bombers, police said, revising earlier accounts that the blasts occurred within a 26-minute span.


24th August

http://www.guardian.co.uk/attackonlondon/story/0,16132,1555215,00.html

Suicide bombs breakthrough gives police vital clues
Vikram Dodd and Rosie Cowan
August 24, 2005

The four terrorists who killed 56 people in London on July 7 triggered the bombs themselves by pressing a device similar to a button, senior police sources have told the Guardian.

The discovery scotches the theory that the four British-born men may have been duped into carrying the rucksack bombs on to three crowded tube trains and one bus, unaware they were going to explode.

Initially it was thought the bombs might have been attached to devices on mobile phones, a method used in the Madrid bombings to devastating effect.

This breakthrough - more than six weeks since the attacks - provides police with potentially important clues about the bombers' planning and technical knowhow.

The news that the bomb attacks were carried out with button-like devices triggering the bombs was confirmed to the Guardian by several separate senior police and counter-terrorism sources.
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Bruce Lait - I don't remember anybody being where the bomb was, or any bag.

http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/region_wide/2005/07/11/83e33146-09af-4421-b2f4-1779a86926f9.lpf

CAMBRIDGE dancer Bruce Lait has spoken of his miraculous escape when a bomb exploded just yards away from him in a Tube train carriage...

Mr Lait ... believes he and his dance partner Crystal Main were the only passengers in the carriage who survived the blast without serious injury - even though they were sitting nearest to where the bomb detonated.

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.

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LOCKERBIE BOMB - LONDON BOMBS





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Sunday, August 14, 2005

Serendipity and why the London bombings were carried out

http://serendipity.li/london/bombings.htm

Serendipity argues that the London bombings were carried out:

To sabotage the G8 meeting

To further promote the myths of "Arab/Muslim terrorists".

To distract attention from Blair's lies on Iraq.

To terrorize the British people into not opposing a police state.

Serendipity writes that Rudy Giuliani was in West Yorkshire, where three of the alleged bombers lived, on the day before the attack, and on 7/7 just happened to be "just yards from Liverpool Street station when the bombs went off."

Serendipity:

"On 7/7 UK Foreign Minister Jack Straw stated within hours: 'It has the hallmarks of an al Qaeda-related attack.'

"It certainly resembled the Madrid bombings, but if that was what Jack Straw meant then he failed to point out that the suspects in that atrocity were police informants with links to Spain's security services...

" On the evening of 7 July 2005 Rosemary Hollis, a Director at the Royal Institute of International Affairs in London (the mother organization of the Council on Foreign Relations, both organizations promoting an elite agenda for control of the world) was interviewed on the BBC World Service and attempted to persuade us that the London bombings happened because some Muslims who were feeling "alienated" had taken to using the web to communicate with their coreligionists...

"A lot of people may have been fooled in the days following 9/11 by Bush's talk of 'Arab terrists who hate our freedoms'. They are less likely to be fooled by Blair's talk (and the lies of the corporate-controlled mainstream media) regarding 'Muslim extremists' and 'Islamists' intent on 'destroying what we in this country hold dear.'

"Such vicious insinuations are merely a continuation of the tactic of demonizing Arabs and Muslims in order to 'justify' the illegal and immoral wars against those countries in the Middle East which the Axis of Evil (Britain, the US and Israel) wishes to conquer, control and exploit.

"The London bombings were the work of operatives of the global-dominance power elite, who care nothing for how many people die (which of us will be next?) provided only that they can maintain and expand their control over the world's money and economic resources. If we and our children are to live our lives without continual fear then their control must be broken....

" Fascism was not defeated in the 1930s and 1940s; it simply went underground...."




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Friday, August 12, 2005

Aswat worked for MI6 in Kosovo?

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It has been suggested that Haroon Rashid Aswat was the mastermind of the 7 July London bomb attacks and that at the time of the 7 July attacks Haroon Rashid Aswat was working for MI6.

It has also been suggested that Aswat worked for MI6 in Kosovo.

http://infowars.net/Pages/Aug05/020805Aswat.html

Steve Watson, at Infowars, 2 August 2005, wrote:

"The Dud Bombers of 21/7, the patsies, have all been rounded ...yet the so called "mastermind" is allowed to go free and is protected time and time again by MI5, MI6, FBI and CIA.

"The same thing happened in 93 with the WTC bombing, 95 with the OKC bombing, 01 with 911 and its happening again, its the same type of operation EVERYTIME."

On the the July 29 edition of FOX News Channel's Day Side programme , John Loftus, a former prosecutor for the US Justice Department, stated :

"apparently Aswat was working for British intelligence..."

Loftus referred to the CIA and MI6 working with Moslems in Kosovo. According to Loftus: "The CIA was funding the operation... British intelligence was doing the hiring and recruiting....

"al-Sharq al-Aswat, an Arabic newspaper in London, describ(ed) the relationship between British intelligence and the operations in Kosovo and Al-Muhajiroun...

Loftus claimed that the Al-Muhajiroun group was headed by Abu Hamza, the imam of the Finsbury Mosque. Hamza's assistant was Haroon Rashid Aswat.

According to Loftus, Al-Muhajiroun was used by MI6 to recruit Moslems to fight in Kosovo.

Loftus stated that "...back in the late 1990s, the leaders all worked for British intelligence in Kosovo."

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Steve Watson of infowars reminds us that

1. former MI5 officer David Shayler has alleged, and French intel sources have corroborated, that MI6 paid a Libyan al-Qa'ida cell £100,000 in 1995 to assassinate colonel Qaddafi.

2. The London Independent also reported 2 days before the London Bombings:

"The British security service has been accused of abandoning a former operative in Guantanamo Bay after they recruited him as a go- between with the Islamist radical Abu Qatada."

3. John Loftus claimed that British Intelligence and the US dept of Justice had protected Haroon Rashid Aswat:

"Back in 1999 he came to America. The Justice Department wanted to indict him in Seattle because him and his buddy were trying to set up a terrorist training school in Oregon... we've just learned that the headquarters of the US Justice Department ordered the Seattle prosecutors not to touch Aswat... , apparently Aswat was working for British intelligence"

Loftus points out that several weeks before the London Bombings, Aswat was again located by the South African Intel agency but again allowed to slip away, this time to London:
"He was a British intelligence plant. So all of a sudden he disappears. He's in South Africa. We think he's dead; we don't know he's down there. Last month the South African Secret Service come across the guy. He's alive...the Brits know that the CIA wants to get a hold of Haroon. So what happens? He takes off again, goes right to London. He isn't arrested when he lands, he isn't arrested when he leaves... He's on the watch list. The only reason he could get away with that was if he was working for British intelligence. He was a wanted man."

Loftus' information is backed up by the New York Times and CNN .

4. Mr Aswat is not the only "Al Qaeda operative" who has been protected.

While in the US, the 19 9/11 hijackers and their associate Zaccharias Moussaoui seem to have been as well.

FBI Agent Robert Wright blew the whistle on obstruction of counterterrorism investigations targeting Hamas and al-Qaeda before 911. The sabotage by the highest levels in the FBI of Coleen Rowley's desperate attempt to investigate Moussaoui, for instance, is a striking parallel to the "hands-off" order regarding Aswat, and it's far from being the only one.

The CIA met with Bin Laden in July 2001 in a Dubai hospital where he was being treated for Kidney problems...

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, mysteriously arrested as the alleged mastermind behind the September 11 plot, was granted a visa to enter the US just six weeks before the terrorist attacks in Washington and New York.

The American Al Qaeda operative, Iyman Faris, who planned to bring down the Brooklyn Bridge was also revealed to be an FBI operative.

We also have several other reports staing how the men used as hijackers on the planes on 911 were monitored before the event and allowed to enter the US. They were even trained at US flight schools.

Haroon Rashid Aswat allegedly left London for Pakistan on July 6, one day before the London bombing. He was then arrested in Pakistan, but released AGAIN within 24 hours. He reportedly traveled to Zimbabwe and then Zambia, where he may have been arrested again (conflicting reports).

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FULL TRANSCRIPT: The July 29 edition of FOX News Channel's Day Side programme:

MIKE JERRICK [FOX NEWS]: John Loftus is a terrorism expert and a former prosecutor for the Justice Department. John, good to see you again. So real quickly here, have you heard anything about this Osman Hussain who was just picked up in Rome? You know that name at all?

JOHN LOFTUS: Yeah, all these guys should be going back to an organization called Al-Muhajiroun, which means The Emigrants. It was the recruiting arm of Al-Qaeda in London; they specialized in recruiting kids whose families had emigrated to Britain but who had British passports. And they would use them for terrorist work.

JERRICK: So a couple of them now have Somali connections?

LOFTUS: Yeah, it was not unusual. Somalia, Eritrea, the first group of course were primarily Pakistani. But what they had in common was they were all emigrant groups in Britain, recruited by this Al-Muhajiroun group. They were headed by the, Captain Hook, the imam in London the Finsbury Mosque, without the arm. He was the head of that organization. Now his assistant was a guy named Aswat, Haroon Rashid Aswat.

JERRICK: Aswat, who they picked up.

LOFTUS: Right, Aswat is believed to be the mastermind of all the bombings in London.

JERRICK: On 7/7 and 7/21, this is the guy we think.

LOFTUS: This is the guy, and what's really embarrassing is that the entire British police are out chasing him, and one wing of the British government, MI6 or the British Secret Service, has been hiding him. And this has been a real source of contention between the CIA, the Justice Department, and Britain.

JERRICK: MI6 has been hiding him. Are you saying that he has been working for them?

LOFTUS: Oh I'm not saying it. This is what the Muslim sheik said in an interview in a British newspaper back in 2001.

JERRICK: So he's a double agent, or was?

LOFTUS: He's a double agent.

JERRICK: So he's working for the Brits to try to give them information about Al-Qaeda, but in reality he's still an Al-Qaeda operative.

LOFTUS: Yeah. The CIA and the Israelis all accused MI6 of letting all these terrorists live in London not because they're getting Al-Qaeda information, but for appeasement. It was one of those you leave us alone, we leave you alone kind of things.

JERRICK: Well we left him alone too long then.

LOFTUS: Absolutely. Now we knew about this guy Aswat. Back in 1999 he came to America. The Justice Department wanted to indict him in Seattle because him and his buddy were trying to set up a terrorist training school in Oregon.

JERRICK: So they indicted his buddy, right? But why didn't they indict him?

LOFTUS: Well it comes out, we've just learned that the headquarters of the US Justice Department ordered the Seattle prosecutors not to touch Aswat.

JERRICK: Hello? Now hold on, why?

LOFTUS: Well, apparently Aswat was working for British intelligence. Now Aswat's boss, the one-armed Captain Hook, he gets indicted two years later. So the guy above him and below him get indicted, but not Aswat. Now there's a split of opinion within US intelligence. Some people say that the British intelligence fibbed to us. They told us that Aswat was dead, and that's why the New York group dropped the case. That's not what most of the Justice Department thinks. They think that it was just again covering up for this very publicly affiliated guy with Al-Muhajiroun. He was a British intelligence plant. So all of a sudden he disappears. He's in South Africa. We think he's dead; we don't know he's down there. Last month the South African Secret Service come across the guy. He's alive.

JERRICK: Yeah, now the CIA says, oh he's alive. Our CIA says OK let's arrest him. But the Brits say no again?

LOTFUS: The Brits say no. Now at this point, two weeks ago, the Brits know that the CIA wants to get a hold of Haroon. So what happens? He takes off again, goes right to London. He isn't arrested when he lands, he isn't arrested when he leaves.

JERRICK: Even though he's on a watch list.

LOFTUS: He's on the watch list.The only reason he could get away with that was if he was working for British intelligence. He was a wanted man.

JERRICK: And then takes off the day before the bombings, I understand it--
LOFTUS: And goes to Pakistan.

JERRICK: And Pakistan, they jail him.

LOFTUS: The Pakistanis arrest him. They jail him. He's released within 24 hours. Back to Southern Africa, goes to Zimbabwe and is arrested in Zambia. Now the US--

JERRICK: Trying to get across the--

LOFTUS: --we're trying to get our hands on this guy.

JERRICK: John, hang around. I have so many questions now.

LOFTUS: Oh, this is a bad one....

[commercial break]

JERRICK: On the phone with us, Mansoor Ijaz; Mansoor you know very well here at Fox News Channel and Dayside. Mansoor, real quickly here, you spent so much time in London, you're probably not that as impressed as I am about how fast Scotland Yard has worked on this case. So impressive, so successful. Why?

MANSOOR IJAZ: Well there are two things that a lot of domestic intelligence agencies don't around the world. One is an extraordinarily detailed database of information, and that database is buttressed by the fact that they have these photos, the graphic images of the faces of the people that they were looking for. So it saved them a lot of time when they got the forensic evidence, like fingerprints or other things that indicated where they could actually go find these people. Because remember, there was a lot of data left on the stuff these guys left behind from the failed bombing attack, and that's what helped to really unravel the cell. Now--

JERRICK: I guess--go ahead, Mansoor.

IJAZ: Now I think there's one very important thing that I think everybody needs to know. And that is that the cellular structure that this new breed of Al-Qaeda people have is such that there is not a clear indication that they all knew each other as much as it is that they had some sort of central control still sitting outside of the framework. Whether that's in a foreign country or a place that is removed from Britain and other place in Europe, that's what we're still looking for. But it's very clear now that these cellular structures were operating independent of each other, but with knowledge that something else was in fact planned in the pipeline.

JERRICK: Real quick, Mansoor. In that regard, maybe a ringleader could be this Haroon Aswat. What do you know about him?

IJAZ: Well, he's a pretty bad guy, and I think your previous guest gave the best assessment of who he is. He's the right hand man of the Al-Muhajiroun leader in London, and has been organizing and planning for some time. And I don't want to minimize the effect of the arrest in Rome, because what that indicates is that the cellular structure is elsewhere and we all know that Italy is a big target on their list.

JERRICK: OK, speaking of him, back to the comments by our John Loftus a little while ago. A question from the audience for you, John. Go ahead.

AUDIENCE MEMBER: Hi Mr Loftus. I recently read a book by Morris Dees called The Gathering Storm , and it talks about extremist militia groups in the United States and how they might be manipulated by some people's rhetoric, very similar to Aswat in London. What do you think the US is doing to prevent terrorist attacks on our own soil that happen--

JERRICK: You're worried about it here?

AUDIENCE MEMBER: Yes, sir.

LOFTUS: The US government's doing a great job. We arrested the New York branch of Al-Muhajiroun two years ago. We found the subway bombers with the plans to blow up two different subway stations in New York City. The rest of the group is under surveillance. But the US was used by Al-Muhajiroun for training of people to send to Kosovo. What ties all these cells together was, back in the late 1990s, the leaders all worked for British intelligence in Kosovo. Believe it or not, British intelligence actually hired some Al-Qaeda guys to help defend the Muslim rights in Albania and in Kosovo. That's when Al-Muhajiroun got started.

IJAZ: Which is by the way why we know so much about them right now.

LOFTUS: Yes, I'm afraid so. The CIA was funding the operation to defend the Muslims, British intelligence was doing the hiring and recruiting. Now we have a lot of detail on this because Captain Hook, the head of Al-Muhajiroun, he sidekick was Bakri Mohammed, another cleric. And back on October 16, 2001, he gave a detailed interview with al-Sharq al-Aswat, an Arabic newspaper in London, describing the relationship between British intelligence and the operations in Kosovo and Al-Muhajiroun. So that's how we get all these guys connected. It started in Kosovo, Haroon was 31 years old, he came on about 1995.

JERRICK: OK. Here's another question for you.

AUDIENCE MEMBER: Hello, John. With the quid-pro-quo relationship that London obviously had with these terrorists early on, what changed that caused them to all of a sudden get away from the you leave us alone, we'll leave you alone situation?

LOFTUS: The Israelis say that the truce went on for years. Guys from Al-Muhajiroun for example would bring suicide bombers to Israel to blow up Mike's Place. There was a definite link there. And yet the trainer, Sadiki Al Kahn, was able to go back to Britain and not be touched. What the Israelis believe happened is that Usama Bin Laden got desperate, and he said burn all our bridges--let's turn on the British. Break the truce, start the bombs.

JERRICK: Speaking of Usama Bin Laden, Mansoor, real quickly, maybe Scotland Yard and those folks over there, the Brits, should be looking for Usama Bin Laden. They seem to be so successful.

LOFTUS: The British police do a remarkable job.

IJAZ: Well, that's an interesting comment. The fact of the matter is, when you're dealing with it in your own backyard, and you have the computer infrastructure set up in such a way that you can immediately track these kinds of things that are in your backyard, it's a very different game from tracking them on places where we don't even have mountain maps any more of how the whole thing looks. So that's really what the fundamental problem is. If you'll permit me, I just want to, Mike, make one other very quick point.

JERRICK: Mansoor, can you hang over, do you have time hang over for a 30-second break here? John Loftus, got to cut you loose but thanks for the info. Boy, interesting stuff John...

[commercial break]

JERRICK: We have some more information from our Mansoor Ijaz, Fox News Foreign Affairs Analyst. Mansoor, still on the phone with me?

IJAZ: Yeah, I'm here with you Mike.

JERRICK: Talk about your information from British intel.

IJAZ: Well, let's not characterize the sources quite that way, but I've talked to some people who are analyzing what came out of the raids today, and there's a great deal of concern about the fact that there may be in fact a desire of these cells to move beyond transit systems as the target. And what specifically they found was evidence that indicates they're looking at now places where there are large collections of people, where they can actually take shopping bags and other large carrying bags of sorts without raising a lot of suspicion. Obviously shopping malls come immediately to mind, but it's important for everybody to know that London was planning on having a large I think it's a City Fair or something like that, I don't know what exactly it's called. They've now decided to go ahead with that, but it's obviously going to be much more scrutinized than it would have been before. Now London doesn't in general have a lot of large shopping malls, but they do have large concentrations of people in places at certain times during the week, and that's what apparently now has become the target, one of the new targets of these terrorist cells.

JERRICK: So Mansoor, when you hear that we have four for four, or four for five of these 7/21 bombers, nobody should fool themselves. This thing isn't over.

IJAZ: That is precisely the point I wanted to make sure everybody understood--that the authorities, the people that are worried about this and that are analyzing the data out of what they're getting in these raids, are basically saying we may have just hit the tip of the iceberg. This is not over by a long shot.

JERRICK: Mansoor, thank you for making that perfectly clear. Talk to you soon.



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Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Scotland Yard 'Not Interested' In Talking To 7/7 Bomb Mastermind

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

'Untouchables—Dirty Cops, Bent Justice and Racism in Scotland Yard'

http://www.socialistworker.co.uk/article.php4?article_id=4966


For some people, the phrase 'Scotland Yard' conjures up visions of Dixon of Dock Green, freemasons, the framing of innocent people, the pocketing of millions in bribes, and high level cover-ups.

The book, Untouchables—Dirty Cops, Bent Justice and Racism in Scotland Yard, by Michael Gillard and Laurie Flynn, describes corruption within the London police.

Eton Green and Delroy Denton were two violent criminals from Jamaica. They were protected by Scotland Yard, apparently so that they would act as informants.

They terrorised the black communities in London and Nottingham. Charges involving drugs, guns and the rape of a child were dropped.

In 1995, while being protected by Scotland Yard, Denton “raped and murdered a young Brixton mother of two. Marcia Lawes was stabbed 20 times during a frenzied sexual assault.”

Green, under police protection, robbed 150 people at a Nottingham nightclub at gunpoint.

Stoke Newington Police Station in Hackney, East London, was notorious for a series of violent black deaths in custody. The Hackney Community Defence Campaign exposed “a web of organised corruption in the local drug squad, and led to the overturn of 13 miscarriages of justice. Their efforts exposed a force out of control, racist and in denial.”

In 1983 the Brinks Mat gold bullion robbery took place and it involved criminals from south east London including freemason Kenneth Noye, who was alleged to have corrupt links to police officers. One of Noye’s criminal associates was Clifford Norris.

Black teenager Stephen Lawrence was murdered in 1993. David Norris was one of the gang of alleged killers of Lawrence. David Norris is the son of Cifford Norris.

David Norris was never convicted.

One Flying Squad officer who had investigated links between the Brinks Mat gang and police was prevented from giving evidence at the Lawrence inquiry.

He said that this was done because “there are links between south east London criminal families and policemen, senior policemen, that go way back…and the Yard couldn’t afford for any of this to come out during the Lawrence inquiry”.

British Police Drug Trafficking and Money Laundering?

Lockerbie Bomb and Ecuador and New Zealand

North Wales paedophile ring, top people, the police and the security services

Dunblane

Vote fraud in Jack Straw's constituency?

MAFIA & TERROR LINKS TO GOVERMENTS?

Michael Howard's cousin and gangsters.

Was the Ricin plot organised by the security services?

William McRae & Hilda Murrell


Untouchables—Dirty Cops, Bent Justice and Racism in Scotland Yard by Michael Gillard and Laurie Flynn

Concerns about de Menezes investigator , Roy Clark

http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/regions/london/2005/08/320147.html



Alastair Morgan, at Indymedia 01.08.2005, wrote that he was concerned about former Deputy Assistant Commissioner Roy Clark having any involvement in the investigation into Charles de Menezes’s death.

Morgan wrote:

1. It’s wrong that any former Met officer should be involved in this investigation. It invites the suspicion of a cover-up.

2. I have a very negative personal experience of Mr Clark when he carried out a third investigation into police involvement in the murder of my brother, private investigator Daniel Morgan.

Daniel Morgan was axed to death in 1987. At an inquest in 1988 it was alleged that his partner, Jonathan Rees had arranged his murder with the assistance of police officers from Catford who would also take part in the investigation and arrange a cover-up.

Alastair Morgan writes:

"All of the available evidence points to the truth of these allegations. Daniel’s role in his company was later taken over by a member of the murder squad. We believe that a major motive for this crime was than Daniel was about to blow the whistle on police corruption in south-east London.

"Roy Clark carried out this investigation without my family’s knowledge after we’d been lobbying for a decade to have it reopened. During this secret investigation, he blew a golden opportunity to gather evidence on the police involvement in Daniel’s murder.

"After this failed investigation, he proposed a fourth inquiry. I insisted if we were to trust the Met at all, that he should disclose to me a report by Hampshire police who carried out a so-called outside inquiry into the murder in 1988-90.

"I was certain Hampshire had carried out whitewash and wanted the police to come clean about the past before I would trust them in the future. Clark had claimed that previous investigations had been 'honest and thorough'.

"Clark told me first that I could read a copy of the Hampshire report (but not be given a copy) if I first indemnified Hampshire against civil action. I refused these absurd terms outright.
In the end, it took a three year battle through the courts to get a copy of the report. When I read it, it became clear to me exactly why the Met did not want me to see it. The description 'honest and through' was a mockery of reality."

The exchange of letters between Roy Clark and Alastair Morgan's solicitor Raju Bhatt is published on the campaign website.

Daniel’s murder and the investigations into it are dealt with in some detail in the book “Untouchables – Dirty cops, bent justice and racism at Scotland Yard” by journalists Michael Gillard and Laurie Flynn. This book also gives a full account of Roy Clark’s career at the Met.

Links:
JEAN CHARLES DE MENEZES FAMILY CAMPAIGN VIGIL IN LONDON
Expect a cover-up from the IPCC
Mikey Powell Campaign

Alastair Morgan Homepage: http://www.justice4daniel.org

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Monday, August 08, 2005

No one charged in 7 July attacks; 'Mastermind' Aswat to disappear in America?

http://www.leedstoday.net/ViewArticle2.aspx?SectionID=39&ArticleID=1101334

Aswat

30 July 2005

"Searches of mobile phone records by British anti-terrorist police and secret service agents are understood to have found that he (Aswat) made numerous phone calls to the four suicide bombers.American authorities have revealed they have been hunting the man for several years. They claim he master-minded the London horror...

"It emerged today that Aswat had made mobile telephone calls to two of the Yorkshire July 7 suicide bombers and had possibly visited Dewsbury in the days before the bombings. Dewsbury was the home town of Mohammed Sidique Khan, one of the suicide bombers...

"Two years ago it was suspected Aswat had been killed in Afghanistan when his British passport was found on the body of a Taliban soldier.

"Aswat's phone number is thought to have been found on Khan's mobile phone."

http://sify.com/news/fullstory.php?id=13913208

On 8 August 2005, Haroon Rashid Aswat, 30, who was deported from Zambia and arrested by British police under a US warrant, appeared in a courtroom at Belmarsh prison in southeast London.

According to several newspaper reports, Aswat spoke by telephone with some of the four July 7 attackers, who triggered bombs on three Underground trains and a London bus, killing 52 commuters and themselves.

But Scotland Yard police headquarters said on 7 August that detectives were not interested in speaking to Aswat about the London attacks.

No one has been charged in the July 7 attacks.

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http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,22989-1726513,00.html

Mr Aswat's family has raised concerns that if he is deported he will be sent to Guantanamo Bay, the detention camp in Cuba, without trial.


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Saturday, August 06, 2005

Christophe Chaboud

http://www.theinsider.org/mailing/article.asp?id=1376
http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/crime/article298515.ece

The bombs used in the terrorist attacks were of "military origin" , according to a senior French policeman sent to London to help in the investigation.

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", which he described as "very worrying".

Chaboud said: "How did they get them? Either by trafficking, for example, in the Balkans, or they had someone on the inside who enabled them to get out of the military establishment."

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.

SOURCEThe Independent, "Explosive used in bombs 'was of military origin'", 12 July 2005.http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/crime/article298515.ece

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

British intelligence and an alleged attempt to bomb the Chicago subway.

http://www.tomflocco.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&p=3237#3237

A post at the Tom Flocco forum:

Mr Flocco,

... Earlier today, the Prosecutor's office was called a monumental amount of times and the spokesman for the Chicago Attorney issued "No Comment" as the official response....

I called the main number again at the Dirksen Federal Courthouse and asked for Randy Sanborn's office. I was transferred to his office and a woman picked up:

CS: "May I speak to Mr. Sanborn?"

Female assistant: "What is this about."

CS: "I'm calling to verify the story about Patirck Fitzgerald's grand jury returning indictments against the White House."

Female assistant: "That story did not originate from this office."

CS: "But people are spreading comments from your office."

Female assistant: "We have no comment."

CS: "But there are reports that your office denied executing the indictments."

Female assistant: "No indictments have been issued from this office."

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http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/article.asp?ID=3421

"We post this but note: the powers that be are growing increasingly concerned over the independent Internet and, in an attempt to discredit it and reduce its growing influence, are starting to disseminate patently false reports."

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U.S. federal prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald's Chicago grand jury has been investigating the Valerie Plame CIA leak case.

According to Tom Flocco: "The Fitzgerald probe is reportedly far-reaching and expanding much deeper into past White House criminal acts involving Bush-Clinton drug money laundering in Mena, Arkansas to White House involvement in 9.11; but also for sending America's young people to their deaths or to be maimed in Iraq and Afghanistan under false pretenses."

Two weeks ago, Federal whistleblower Thomas Heneghen reported that French and U.S. intelligence agents had intercepted British intelligence agents who were attempting to bomb the subway underneath the Dirksen Federal Building where Fitzgerald was presiding over grand jury hearings.

Flocco writes: "Serious questions can be raised as to whether intelligence forces linked to President Bush and Tony Blair had participated in a failed attempt to scuttle the Fitzgerald probe by literally blowing it up - at a time when UK reports reveal that military-grade explosives were used to blow up the London subway on July 7.

"Sources say the alleged Chicago subway bombing attempt has been attributed to an underground and closeted enmity involving warring intelligence and military factions within the United States government."

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BUSH AND CHENEY INDICTED

http://www.flybynews.com/cgi-local/newspro/viewnews.cgi?newsid1123024424,95688

From TomFlocco.com

A Chicago grand jury has indicted the President and Vice-President of the United States along with multiple high officials in the Bush administration Chicago~U.S. federal prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald's Chicago grand jury has issued perjury and obstruction of justice indictments to the following members of the Bush Administration: President George W. Bush, Vice-President Richard Cheney, Bush Chief of Staff Andrew Card, Cheney Chief of Staff I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez, former Attorney General John Ashcroft, imprisoned New York Times reporter Judith Miller and former Senior Cheney advisor Mary Matalin.

There were no indications given as to whether the President and his top staff members would appear publicly before cameras at the grand jury proceedings, given the gravity of the charges.Besides the Valerie Plame CIA leak case, the Fitzgerald probe is reportedly far-reaching and expanding much deeper into past White House criminal acts involving Bush-Clinton drug money laundering in Mena, Arkansas to White House involvement in 9.11; but also for sending America's young people to their deaths or to be maimed in Iraq and Afghanistan under false pretenses.

British Prime Minister Tony Blair was indicted for obstruction of justice and is reportedly consulting with members of Parliament and legal aides regarding how to avoid appearing in the U.S.A. for interrogation before Fitzgerald in Chicago.

The revelations emanated from sources close to the grand jury who spoke with federal whistleblower Thomas Heneghen in California who said White House Senior Advisor to the President Karl Rove was also indicted for perjury and was reportedly involved with Mary Matalin in a major Bush administration document shredding operation to cover-up evidence.

Heneghen had reported over ten days ago on a TruthRadio.com broadcast that his sources close to the grand jury said former Secretary of State Colin Powell had been subpoenaed and had testified against President Bush, telling the citizen panel that the President had taken the United States to war based upon lies - a capital crime involving treason under the United States Code.

Heneghen also reported a week ago that Gonzalez and Card had been subpoened and that Tony Blair had defied his subpoena after the response time limit had expired.

Sources close to the investigation report that members of the House, Senate, 9.11 Commission and other members of the media are also under investigation as potential targets by a grand jury regarding obstruction of justice and other oversight failures linked to the 9.11 attacks -indicating that citizen panelists working with Fitzgerald may be seeking a wholesale cleansing of what many have said is a crime-wracked White House and Congress.

Also last Monday, the whistleblower reported that Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Pat Roberts was planning to obstruct justice by calling Fitzgerald for Senate hearings to question the prosecutor's motives for the far-reaching investigation.

This, giving rise to questions as to whether Roberts and other Republican legislators - some now under secret investigation - had fired Watergate Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox in order to obstruct justice and cut off further investigations into White House crimes.

Two weeks ago Heneghen said he had talked to sources just ten minutes prior to French and U.S. intelligence agents intercepting British intelligence agents who were attempting to bomb the subway underneath the Dirksen Federal Building where Fitzgerald was presiding over grand jury hearings.

Serious questions can also be raised as to whether intelligence forces linked to President Bush and Tony Blair had participated in a failed attempt to scuttle the Fitzgerald probe by literally blowing it up - at a time when UK reports reveal that military-grade explosives were used to blow up the London subway on July 7.

Sources say the alleged Chicago subway bombing attempt has been attributed to an underground and closeted enmity involving warring intelligence and military factions within the United States government.

Moreover, reports indicate that the disturbance occurred at the same time that the Chicago Tribune and local web blogs had reported that the subway had been evacuated for 45-50 minutes regarding a "suspicious package" late on Monday afternoon, July 18.

Also confirming the under-the-radar-screen hostilities involving agents loyal to the administration and others who are disturbed about the cover-up of government involvement in the 9.11 attacks was a recent contact made with this writer by a major New York media outlet which called seeking "names of those who could confirm its own reports of warring factions within the government which were threatening the safety of U.S. citizens."

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Hoax or true?

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Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Aswat and John Loftus

http://84.96.22.11/observabilis/FMPro?-db=archives&-layout=base&-op=eq&ID=11220&-format=request1result.html&-find

Transcript from Dayside/FOX with Linda Vester, July 29 2005

MIKE JERRICK [FOX NEWS]: John Loftus is a terrorism expert and a former prosecutor for the Justice Department. John, good to see you again. So real quickly here, have you heard anything about this Osman Hussain who was just picked up in Rome? You know that name at all?

JOHN LOFTUS: Yeah, all these guys should be going back to an organization called Al-Muhajiroun, which means The Emigrants. It was the recruiting arm of Al-Qaeda in London; they specialized in recruiting kids whose families had emigrated to Britain but who had British passports. And they would use them for terrorist work.

JERRICK: So a couple of them now have Somali connections?

LOFTUS: Yeah, it was not unusual. Somalia, Eritrea, the first group of course were primarily Pakistani. But what they had in common was they were all emigrant groups in Britain, recruited by this Al-Muhajiroun group. They were headed by the, Captain Hook, the imam in London the Finsbury Mosque, without the arm. He was the head of that organization. Now his assistant was a guy named Aswat, Haroon Rashid Aswat.

JERRICK: Aswat, who they picked up.

LOFTUS: Right, Aswat is believed to be the mastermind of all the bombings in London.

JERRICK: On 7/7 and 7/21, this is the guy we think.

LOFTUS: This is the guy, and what's really embarrassing is that the entire British police are out chasing him, and one wing of the British government, MI6 or the British Secret Service, has been hiding him. And this has been a real source of contention between the CIA, the Justice Department, and Britain.

JERRICK: MI6 has been hiding him. Are you saying that he has been working for them?

LOFTUS: Oh I'm not saying it. This is what the Muslim sheik said in an interview in a British newspaper back in 2001.

JERRICK: So he's a double agent, or was?

LOFTUS: He's a double agent.

JERRICK: So he's working for the Brits to try to give them information about Al-Qaeda, but in reality he's still an Al-Qaeda operative.

LOFTUS: Yeah. The CIA and the Israelis all accused MI 6 of letting all these terrorists live in London not because they're getting Al-Qaeda information, but for appeasement. It was one of those you leave us alone, we leave you alone kind of things.

JERRICK: Well we left him alone too long then.

LOFTUS: Absolutely. Now we knew about this guy Aswat. Back in 1999 he came to America. The Justice Department wanted to indict him in Seattle because him and his buddy were trying to set up a terrorist training school in Oregon.

JERRICK: So they indicted his buddy, right? But why didn't they indict him?

LOFTUS: Well it comes out, we've just learned that the headquarters of the US Justice Department ordered the Seattle prosecutors not to touch Aswat.

JERRICK: Hello? Now hold on, why?

LOFTUS: Well, apparently Aswat was working for British intelligence. Now Aswat's boss, the one-armed Captain Hook, he gets indicted two years later. So the guy above him and below him get indicted, but not Aswat. Now there's a split of opinion within US intelligence. Some people say that the British intelligence fibbed to us. They told us that Aswat was dead, and that's why the New York group dropped the case. That's not what most of the Justice Department thinks. They think that it was just again covering up for this very publicly affiliated guy with Al-Muhajiroun. He was a British intelligence plant. So all of a sudden he disappears. He's in South Africa. We think he's dead; we don't know he's down there. Last month the South African Secret Service come across the guy. He's alive.

JERRICK: Yeah, now the CIA says, oh he's alive. Our CIA says OK let's arrest him. But the Brits say no again?

LOTFUS: The Brits say no. Now at this point, two weeks ago, the Brits know that the CIA wants to get a hold of Haroon. So what happens? He takes off again, goes right to London. He isn't arrested when he lands, he isn't arrested when he leaves.

JERRICK: Even though he's on a watch list.

LOFTUS: He's on the watch list.The only reason he could get away with that was if he was working for British intelligence. He was a wanted man.

JERRICK: And then [...]

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http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=viewArticle&code=CHO20050801&articleId=782

Michel Chossudovsky, Professor of Economics at the University of Ottawa and Director of the Centre for Research on Globalization, has written about Aswat and possible links to MI6.


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http://xymphora.blogspot.com/2005/08/haroon-rashid-aswat.html

The view from Xymphora:

John Loftus co-wrote the excellent book called "The Secret War Against the Jews". When I say 'excellent', I mean it is full of very intriguing facts. On the other hand, the central thesis, that Israel is entitled to do whatever the hell it wants because it is fighting a war against vicious anti-Semites in positions of highest power all over the world who are working in concert to destroy it and the Jewish people, is not only nonsense, but the most pernicious nonsense possible. So you have to take what Loftus says with a huge grain of salt. He is now claiming, in an interview with Fox News (suspicious already!), that the supposed ringleader of the London bombs, Haroon Rashid Aswat, was working for MI6, who protected him from American arrest (for what it is worth, the role of Haroon Rashid Aswat is now being downplayed by the British police). Loftus expressly ties (or here; and see here for a broader analysis) this intelligence relationship to the British policy of tolerance of Islamist radical groups. While Loftus seems to often have good information, I would be very careful about this. Tying the bombings to MI6 and to British policies of appeasement fits the Israeli line, and may just be a way of deflecting attention from the one country which benefited from the end of the appeasement.


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Monday, August 01, 2005

Haroon Rashid Aswat - 'the London bomb mastermind'

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The 'London Bomb Mastermind':

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2002399039_aswat24m.html

Sunday, July 24, 2005

The US Justice Department blocked efforts by its prosecutors in Seattle in 2002 to bring criminal charges against Haroon Rashid Aswat, according to federal law-enforcement officials who were involved in the case...

British authorities suspect Aswat of taking part in the July 7 London bombings, which killed 56 and prompted an intense worldwide manhunt for him...

A federal indictment of Aswat in 2002 would have resulted in an arrest warrant and his possible detention in Britain for extradition to the United States...

British intelligence officials think that in the days and hours before the July 7 bombings, Aswat was in cellphone contact with at least two of the four suicide bombers, according to The Times of London.

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http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1445311,00050001.htm

British authorities rejected a request by the US one month before the London bombings to arrest Haroon Rashid Aswat now suspected of helping those who carried out the deadly attack, CNN reported.

http://www.iht.com/articles/2005/07/29/news/britain.php

Several weeks before the bombings on July 7 in London, British officials were reluctant to approve a plan by the U.S. authorities to seize Haroon Rashid Aswat who is now wanted for questioning in the attacks, according to law enforcement officials...

In the weeks before the London bombings, the South African authorities informed the U.S. authorities in New York that Aswat was alive and living in their country, one of the officials said...

British investigators suspect that Aswat may have provided logistical support for the coordinated attacks in London's transit system on July 7...

Aswat is originally from Dewsbury, in north-central England, where one of the four suspects from the bombings on July 7 lived.

Aswat was once a senior aide to Abu Hamza al-Masri, the blind, one-armed militant cleric who preached fiery anti-Western sermons at the Finsbury Park Mosque in northern London...

Senior investigators have said that Aswat was believed to have met Osama bin Laden in the late 1990s and that he trained at camps run by Al Qaeda in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

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http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,22989-1712011,00.html

A senior British al-Qaeda operative sought by authorities since the July 7 bombing attacks on London has been arrested in Zambia.The Los Angeles Times reported today that Haroon Rashid Aswat, a 30-year-old of Indian descent who grew up in West Yorkshire, was arrested last week and is being held in Lusaka, where both British and US anti-terrorism investigators have travelled.

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http://www.channel4.com/news/special-reports/special-reports-storypage.jsp?id=450

29 July 2005.

Channel Four News has learned that British police HAVE been looking for 31-year-old Haroon Rashid Aswat in the wake of the attacks on London on the seventh of July. Haroon Rashid Aswat was brought up in West Yorkshire and is known to have had contact with two of the London bombers right up to the days before the attacks.

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29 July 2005

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4726843.stm

Counter-terrorism officials appear to have dismissed reports that Haroon Rashid Aswat was wanted for questioning over the 7 July London bombings.

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http://www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,,1539369,00.html

30 July 2005.

"Haroon Rashid Aswat... is not suspected of involvement in the London attacks of July 7."

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Looks like the 'mastermind' was working for the British government?

Was he an agent provocateur?

Aswat was a highly public aide to Abu Hamza al Masri, the militant cleric from a North London mosque. Abu Hamza is suspected of being an asset of the security services. He worked for the CIA in Afghanistan.

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The Sunday Herald, a newspaper based in Scotland, is now American owned.

31 July 2005.

According to the Herald, the passport of Haroon Rashid Aswat was found on the body of a young Muslim killed fighting for the Taliban in Afghanistan.

The Herald claims that in the late 1990s, young Aswat was boasting that he was a “hit man” for Osama bin Laden.

In the US, FBI investigators wanted to question him about his trips to mosques in Seattle and to Bly, in Oregon, "where former al-Qaeda members told FBI agents Aswat had tried to set up a terrorist training camp in 1999".

The London bombings earlier this month "allegedly turned up his phone number during examination of the mobile telephone records of the four suicide bombers who killed 52 people on July 7."

"Sources said that days after the first explosions, around 20 phone calls were found to have been made from his mobile to some of the men who caused carnage on the London Underground and a bus in the capital. Officials were forced to admit Aswat had not died in Afghanistan but had been spirited out of the war zone and into Pakistan, where he began to plan an al-Qaeda attack against the West."

"A nightmare scenario for the British authorities, that Aswat was the so-called “fifth man” who orchestrated the attacks in London, was beginning to emerge."

On July 20, Pakistani intelligence sources revealed that Aswat had been arrested in Pakistan, in possession of a belt packed with explosives for a possible suicide attack.

The man arrested was in fact a ceramics salesman from London with a similar name.

Next, US intelligence officials revealed to the Los Angeles Times that Aswat had been arrested in Zambia.

He is to be questioned over claims that Mohammad Sidique Khan, alleged 7 July bomber, telephoned him on the morning of the July 7 attack and that he was in contact with the group in the days running up to the bombing.

There have been reports that Aswat entered Britain before the attacks and left just hours after the explosions went off.

According to the Herald, Aswat "first came to the attention of the US authorities around 2000 when he surfaced as a close associate of a Seattle man, James Ujaama, who was planning to build a terrorist training camp in Bly, near the Californian border.

"In 2003, Ujaama, who was arrested in the US and pleaded guilty to assisting the Taliban, told FBI investigators that he had become friends with Hamza after moving to London in the mid-1990s, where he designed and maintained the cleric’s website, Supporters Of Shariah.
As part of his plea agreement, Ujaama began to tell investigators about his involvement with Hamza and Aswat. According to court documents, in 1999, Hamza sent Ujaama back to the US to begin setting up the terrorist training camp.

"Court records say that Aswat travelled to New York on an Air India flight from London in November 1999, then went to Seattle to meet with Ujaama. H e then went to Bly and “met potential candidates for jihad training” and began working with Ujaama to set up passwords, security patrols and firearms training.

"He appeared in Seattle again in February 2000, and for several months lived at the now-defunct Dar-us-Salaam Mosque in the city. By then, the documents allege, he was openly referring to himself as bin Laden’s hit man .

"Although US investigators are convinced about the danger posed by Aswat, the plan to set up the camp ultimately failed. Among the reasons given include the fact that he and Ujaama had to share a dilapidated trailer, with no bathroom or running water. There was no food and they were forced to hunt quail and rabbits to eat...

"The FBI said that Aswat left Oregon in disgust and returned to Britain, dismissive of the Bly training camp proposal. It was believed that it was after this that Aswat travelled to Afghanistan, where he was killed.

“Until the past two weeks, the FBI thought that Haroon had been killed."

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Iran?

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It may be that that the USA and Israel are happy to see fundamentalist Shi'ites, rather than secular forces, in control in Iran and in Iraq.

http://xymphora.blogspot.com/2005/07/birth-of-shiite-empire.html

A comment by Jebelia at the Portland Indy Media site:

"Ledeen may say he wants the US to attack Iran, but when you are as corrupt as Michael Ledeen, words are meaningless. Watch what the neocons do; don't put too much faith in what they say.

"And keep in mind that when Ledeen was on Reagan's National Security Council his major responsibility was to supply US arms to Iran through Israel.

"Bush and his collective brain used the pretext of an attack on the US by Islamic extremists to overthrow a secular Arab government - that of Iraq.

"The entirely predictable result of the Iraq invasion is that the Arab consensus which was always the source of whatever integrity and stability Iraq possessed has broken down. This breakdown inevitably resulted in a civil war between the Arab Shi'ite and Sunnite communities in Iraq which will negatively affect all of Iraq's Arab neighbors.

"(Actually a civil war was not the inevitable consequence of the fall of Saddam's government. If the US had not disbanded the Iraqi military, or if it had quickly organized a large peacekeeping force from surrounding Arab countries as Dilip Hiro urged, the disaster we are seeing could have been avoided, but either of those options were anathema to the neocons.)

"For decades the main goal of Israeli foreign policy has been to prevent the Arabs from getting together economically politically, and secular Arab nationalism has been seen as the greatest threat to Israel.

"The Shi'ite clerical hierarchy that has controled Iran for 26 years now controls Iraq as well, thanks to the US of A.

"I foresaw this result before the invasion, and I am not psychic, terribly bright or especially well-informed. It is therefore difficult for me to believe that the experts at the Pentagon and Herzliya who planned this operation did not foresee it as well.

"It must be that either

"1) there was a deal made between Iran, Israel and the Bushies in advance of the invasion of Iraq (even in advance of 911?), or

"2) that the Israelis and neocons believed that the chaos caused to the Arab world would be worth the danger of empowering the Shi'ite theocrats without striking a deal.

So maybe the end game of the War on Terror/Clash of Civilizations will include a nuclear attack on Iran, but we're now just in the early stages. The next target is the only country in the region that has not surrendered to the US or Israel and has remained true to non-sectarian Arab nationalism - Syria."

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Or Saudi Arabia?

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