"“We have lent a huge amount of money to the U.S. Of course we are concerned about the safety of our assets. To be honest, I am definitely a little worried.” "

Chinese premier Wen Jiabao 12th March 2009

""We have a financial system that is run by private shareholders, managed by private institutions, and we'd like to do our best to preserve that system."

Timothy Geithner US Secretary of the Treasury, previously President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.1/3/2009

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Carry on Doctor

"A counter-terrorism official said that the leading theory about who is behind the London and Glasgow attacks is a cell of British-born Islamic militants with ties to Pakistan, and, conceivably, the remnants of the Al Qaeda high command."
High Alert - By Mark Hosenball and Stryker McGuire
NewsweekUpdated: 9:18 p.m. ET June 30, 2007

"POLICE hunting the London car bombers believe the suspects are likely to be home-grown extremists linked to a terrorist network implicated in previous plots against British targets.
Police check Bluewater gang’s links to attempt to bomb clubs
David Leppard and Dipesh Gadher - The Sunday Times July 1, 2007
"Intelligence chiefs also knew that domestic Islamic terrorists were taking a leaf out of the Provisional IRA's training manual by tightening their self-contained cell structure to minimise the risk of infiltration by MI5 or Special Branch agents. But the attack on Glasgow Airport and the car bombs in London took MI5 completely by surprise, despite a monitoring system which tries to track up to 2000 known or suspected "players". "

They’re likely just foot soldiers. - Ian Bruce Defence Correspondent
The Herald (Australia) July 2nd 07

Speaking at a news conference Friday after the bomb scare in central London, the Metropolitan Police force's Counter-Terrorism Commander Peter Clarke said that officials had "no indication that we were going to be attacked this way". .....

Reached by CBSNews.com on Friday, the Metropolitan Police's media office could not confirm whether investigators were aware of the Internet posting ( a message timed 08:09 a.m. BST June 28 -- 17 hours the first Mercedes bomb was was found early on 29th June) on al Hesbah.
Was London Bomb Plot Heralded On Web? CBS Online 29th June 2007

But then this is what highly placed sources told the Sunday Times on July 7th 2005

A Scotland Yard source said of the attacks: “This is a total surprise. We have been priding ourselves on our progress in the last few years but tonight we are having to go right back to basics.

“There is no intelligence; we are just not into that world.”

Was it work of al-Qaeda sleeper cell or home-grown terrorists?
If investigators can link the explosives they are examining to terror attacks elsewhere it will give detectives vital clues in tracking the network
By Sean O’Neill and Daniel McGrory Sunday Times 8th July 2005


The BBC Online report at the start of the 21/7 bombers trial on 8th March 2007 - for which a result is awaited -reported the evidence of Mr Clifford Todd, principal forensic investigator and head of the Forensic Explosives Laboratory at Fort Halstead in Kent He said the events on July 21 were immediately compared to those of two weeks before when 52 people died.

"Uppermost in our minds were the events of July 7. At that time we were reasonably sure that hydrogen peroxide and organic fuels were concerned in that

"It looked as though it might be similar, but we had no actual

He then added as a curious afterthought ....

The forensic specialist, who has 20 years of experience, said he had never come across hydrogen peroxide-based bombs before.

Which helps to explain why the charges of causing an explosion have been dropped from then 21/7 defendents.

It also means that 2 years after - PC PLod / MI/5/6/7 etc., still cannot (or will not) tell us what the 7/7 bombs were made of with certainty.

However bungling and amateur the imported foreign clinicians are at organising, designing, assembling, placing, detonating firecrackers one is left with the impression that Plod is equally incompetent - and it appears has not been looking in the right places for several years.

Explain why Peter Clarke the Sphincter of the Yard should stay in his job a minute longer.


Tim S. said...

MEANwhile, on a more succesful note...

"On the first floor of a tan building inside Baghdad's Green Zone, the full scope of Iraq's daily carnage is condensed into a 30-minute PowerPoint presentation.

Displayed on a 15-foot-wide screen, the report is the most current intelligence on significant enemy activity. Two men in khakis and tan polo shirts narrate from the back of the room. One morning recently, their report covered 168 incidents: rocket attacks in Tikrit, a cow-detonated bomb in Habbaniyah, seven bodies discovered floating in the Diyala River.

A quotation from Gen. David H. Petraeus, the top American commander in Iraq, concluded the briefing: "Hard is not hopeless."

The intelligence was compiled not by the U.S. military, as might be expected, but by a British security firm, Aegis Defence Services Ltd. The Reconstruction Operations Center is the hub of Aegis's sprawling presence in Iraq and the most visible example of how intelligence collection is now among the responsibilities handled by a network of private security companies that work in the shadows of the U.S. military."

Shutter said...

Thx for the link - the position of Aegis inthe bidding is still unclear since the lawsuit re the Anti Pinkerton Bill.

I especially like the quote ...It was almost like they were saying: 'We're here, her majesty's representative. Screw you and the colonies"

As we have said many times, where the MOD ends and the Dame Lady Jane Pauline Neville Jones (now more correctly Baroness of Newsnight) Fan Club ends is a particularly difficult line to draw.

IanP said...

Has anyone actually considered that they are all doctors, working for the NHS who having been invited to the UK to work, have been screwed by the NHS and the MTAS system and they are just pissed off.

Perhaps the police should look closer to home rather than for the al-qaeda link.
Patsy Hewitt has a lot to answer for....

Stef said...

That would be the Provisional Wing of the NHS

Sinclair said...

"Which helps to explain why the charges of causing an explosion have been dropped from then 21/7 defendents."

Yes, but the conundrum of how the 'conspiracy to murder' charge against the 6 accused of the July 21st 'events', still remains.

What was/were the murder weapons (if the explosives charge has been left off the indictment)?

Notice also how the case is still being described as 'an extremist Muslim plot to carry out a series of suicide bombings on the London transport system'.

The prosecution case seems in a pickle, but I'm sure that the Fan Club will pull the strings & neo-British justice will prevail.

(C) Very Seriously Disorganised Criminals 2002/3/4/5/6/7/8/9 - copy anything you wish