Sunday, April 09, 2006

More 7/7 Home Office narrative leaks

From today's Observer

'The official inquiry into the 7 July London bombings will say the attack was planned on a shoestring budget from information on the internet, that there was no 'fifth-bomber' and no direct support from al-Qaeda, although two of the bombers had visited Pakistan.
The first forensic account of the atrocity that claimed the lives of 52 people, which will be published in the next few weeks, will say that attacks were the product of a 'simple and inexpensive' plot hatched by four British suicide bombers bent on martyrdom.
Far from being the work of an international terror network, as originally suspected, the attack was carried out by four men who had scoured terror sites on the internet. Their knapsack bombs cost only a few hundred pounds, according to the first completed draft of the government's definitive report into the blasts.
The Home Office account, compiled by a senior civil servant at the behest of Home Secretary Charles Clarke, also discounts the existence of a fifth bomber. After the bombings, police found an unused rucksack of explosives in the bombers' abandoned car at Luton station, which led to a manhunt for a missing suspect. Similarly, it found nothing to support the theory that an al-Qaeda fixer, presumed to be from Pakistan, was instrumental in planning the attacks'


Meanwhile, the Sunday Times is running a story about M15 and police wanting more funding & resources to counter the '400' terror suspects they think are in the U.K, a call supported by the Tories. What about the causes of terror? Terrorism is the messenger, not the message.


Blogger Holly Finch said...

as suspected i don't think the narrative is going to answer any of the WHY questions....

so far nothing we don't know already has been contained in any of the leaks....i hope i am pleasantly suprised but i'm not holding my breath

i also don't really see how they can publish a full narratice until crevice is over....surely the connections are KEY?

April 10, 2006 12:37 pm  

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