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08 July 2005

BBC: 7/7 - New Underground Video Footage

From the link to Amateur Footage on the front page of the BBC News site:
"More mobile phone footage has been released and shows the scene of a train affected by the blast at Edgware Road.

The video shows how passengers escaped and also raises questions about the timing of the attacks."
This timestamped footage, taken by a passenger involved in one of yesterday's three (not seven) underground incidents, was screened by BBC1 on the 6 o'clock news earlier tonight.

At one point during the video, the phone pans to the watch (showing 8:53am) of the phone owner, bringing the actual time of the three underground blasts within minutes of each other ('almost simultaneously' if memory serves regarding the words of the newscaster), not over a period of one hour as reported for the last two days.

Simultaneous blasts would be rather more in keeping with the nature of the power surge originally cited for blasts on the underground.

Newsnight is now questioning how such great discrepancies in timings could arise given the limited information made available by the authorities, and rightly so.

Contrary to minorly popular belief, The Antagonist has not discounted Islamic terrorism, or any other form of terrorism, as the cause of the incidents on the underground, or even on the bus, but is reserving final judgment until such time as there is anything other than the wild speculation of the media from which to draw conclusions that the government and authorities haven't yet drawn for themselves or made publicly available.

To quote Donald Rumsfeld on such issues:

"You're going to be told lots of things.
You get told things every day that don't happen.

It doesn't seem to bother people, they don't—
It's printed in the press.
The world thinks all these things happen.
They never happened.

Everyone's so eager to get the story
Before in fact the story's there
That the world is constantly being fed
Things that haven't happened.

All I can tell you is,
It hasn't happened.
It's going to happen."

—Feb. 28, 2003, Department of Defense briefing

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