Thursday's are always busy days at Manchester Airport. What remains of the PIA Fleet that is allowed to use UK airports takes of for Karachi - no cheap flights to Pak these days pal ! Mr Ryan could make a few bob if he started a flight to Islamabad. (Video of the new PIA Boeing 777-300ER landing at Manchester here)
It was even busier today as Plod (Unarmed (?)) West Yorkshire Police Counter Terrorism Unit and Scotland Yards finest Counter terrists led by Sgt Clark the Sphincter of the Yard) quietly arrested 2 men and lifted another in Leeds and sped them off to Paddington Green cop shop to discuss the 7/7 bombings ....
"We need to know who else, apart from the bombers, knew what they were planning. Did anyone encourage them? Did anyone help them with money, or accommodation?".... a Scotland Yard spokesman told the BBC. The men were arrested on suspicion of the commission, preparation, or instigation of acts of terrorism under the Terrorism Act 2000.
Which of course is what the lunaticha conspiracy theorists d said from June 8th 2005 (yes that long ago) but which Plod has been reluctant to admit or even consider.
This is Operation Theseus in full swing - the meme of airports still threading through this very public tale of derring do, forensic skill and relentless determination to clock up Plod's overtime. Any way the PIA 777 (any clue there Sarge ?) 30 ER , Flight 423 only in service since December lifted off at 4.32 on schedule taking all but 2 of their passengers off on time. See pic.
5 houses, and probably more are being investigated in the Beeston area of Leeds (see pics) guarded by unar,ed Gorgons and an array of spotty Police Community Support Officers - any evidence of the masterminds behind it having cleared their tracks and moved on a long, long time ago. A flat and a separate business premises are also being searched in East London.
"As we have said previously, we are determined to follow the evidence wherever it takes us to identify any other person who may have been involved, in any way, in the terrorist attacks."... says Plod. Except where it involves looking at the fact that the 4 "bombers" didn't have a fucking clue that the bags they were carrying on 7/7 were bombs.
Theseus - slew the Minotaur with his bare hands .... that's why the officers doing the arrests in the full glare of Manchester Terminal 2 Passengers were unarmed. Although the boys who walk around with guns all day frightening the passengers must have taken time off to watch.