MI5 and Scotland Yard withhold information
Monday, Oct 11th, 2010
Over five years after the London bombings of July 7, 2005 took place, an inquest set up to explore the attacks has declared on day one that any deviations from the official version of events has no basis in evidence.
Hugo Keith QC, counsel to the inquests team, dismissed any notion that British intelligence agencies had any knowledge of the plot, that anyone other than the four named assailants were involved
As reported in the London Independent, Mr Keith said: “There is no evidence at all that we have seen to suggest that the bombers were duped in some way or that they did not know that they were going to die, or even more absurdly that they did not know that they were carrying explosives at all.”
The counsel stated that he felt compelled to address the notions of “conspiracists” who have written to the inquests team, “in order to dispel myths about the attacks.”
“There is, we feel, a danger that the continuation of such claims might needlessly distress the bereaved families as well as distracting attention away from the issues that we have identified as being worthy of further investigation.” Mr Keith added.
There was no mention of the quite impossible notion that a disaster preparedness firm was conducting drills of the bombings on the underground in the exact same locations at the exact same times as the real attacks on 7/7.
There was mention of the fact that foreign dignitaries, such as Benjamin Netanyahu, has prior knowledge that the bombings were going to take place, as did Scotland Yard.
There was no mention of the fact that the man initially named as the Mastermind of the attacks was an MI5 asset, as highlighted by US terrorism analysts.
There was also no contextual mention of historical precedents of government directed false flag bombings, such as the now widely acknowledged Operation Gladio.
Of course, this is not what the inquest was set up to do. It will function, for the next five months as a confirmation of the official version of events.
Both MI5 and the Metropolitan Police have ensured that information they have deemed sensitive will be kept secret.
The Independent reports:
“MI5 proposed that the coroner, Lady Justice Hallett, sit in private to hear highly classified material. And Scotland Yard has asked that some of the images and footage of the aftermath of the attacks be withheld from the public because officers fear that they could be used as propaganda by extremists.”
The inquest also has no jury.
Does this sound like an independent and transparent process or just another whitewash?
Steve Watson is the London based writer and editor at Alex Jones’ Infowars.net, and regular contributor to Prisonplanet.com. He has a Masters Degree in International Relations from the School of Politics at The University of Nottingham in England.
This article was posted: Monday, October 11, 2010 at 10:58 am