. Rumour has it - and now the Mail
says it, so I can write about it - that new information into how many times the July 7 bombers came across the radar of the intelligence services before they bombed will be out soon, maybe in the New Year. Up to eight times is the whisper I heard - ( officially it is five at the moment). How, for example, they were filmed and taped driving around in a bugged vehicle for two months in 2004, talking, planning, discussing, plotting ...
I hear that the explanation or excuse given again (if and) when the report comes out will be that the bombers were recorded
talking about fund-raising fraud
to support jihad, rather then actual jihadi bombings, on British soil or elsewhere. And that was why they were not followed more closely by ''overstretched'' security services at the time. But nonetheless, Khan and Tanweer, two of the bombers were
known to security services. Listened in to. Known about. Monitored. And not stopped. Meanwhile, Germaine Lindsey's mobile number was even known to the security services, we're told. He killed 26 people on my train, injured over 300.
M15 had the July 7 bombers in their sights. But didn't stop them. Why?
The July 7 bombers were ''peripheral figures'' to another intelligence operation- then they fell through the gaps and the operation
s (google it)
as more attention was being paid to a different plot.
(*The timing of the busting of that
plot is interesting too. Rumour has it the Americans pushed for a pounce a little too soon...but what do I know?)
Well, the trial relating to that matter will end soon, and reporting restrictions will be off...
And we shall see whether, once the first alleged plotters, (the ones that M15 were concentrating on when they didn't book the 7/7 crew), were busted, their associates/brothers in Jihad went onto ''Plan B''. Hmmm
Perhaps they applied the learnings of the failed operation? - no big vehicle bomb for the July 7 crew, no big-bang spectacular using huge amounts of explosives; instead moving to a new, smarter plan. Smaller, home-made(?) bombs, light enough to be carried in rucksacks by four more young zealots, including at least two young men whose names were known, whose ideaology was known, whose faces, movements, addresses, phone numbers, conversations were known... but who were not stopped by the security services...
moving easily through the crowds of commuters, caught on as-yet-unreleased-CCTV - undetected...ready to do their deadly work.
52 dead. Over 800 injured. One summer's morning that I and others can't forget.
Interesting, then that Eliza Manningham Buller resigned a few weeks before the publication of an expected report...
See today's Sunday Times
...''Sources said she had decided to quit in anticipation that she might be asked to resign over blunders concerning last year’s July 7 bombings.''
And, I note, feeling nauseous, note how her leaving was announced on a day where a very great deal of bad news was already being disgracefully buried. See Iain Dale
, Chicken Yoghurt
and A Big Stick And A Small Carrot
to get an idea of the sense of outrage in blogland over a day where corruption, scandal, and much else besides was covered with reports about dead women: Diana and the murdered, marginalised women of the Ipswich streets.
Psssst....Do you want to look awfully prescient? Sign this, now
, before everyone gets on the bandwagon.
Really. You won't regret it.
Wait and see. And please, pass this on. Thank you.
UPDATE: Nosemonkey sniffed it out first
, Morning Star
pick it up and Blairwatch
is on it too, (though beset by conspiraloons in the comments, sadly, which is one of the reasons I've stuck comment moderator back on.)