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27 June 2006

July 7th Truth Campaign Guardian G2 Interview - UPDATED

''Where the state's own authorities are concerned we must be as sure as we can of the truth'' -- Prime Minister Tony Blair on the need for a full-scale judicial inquiry into the killing by the army of 13 civilians on ''Bloody Sunday'' in 1972

Since the events of July 7th 2005, The Antagonist has had precious little time for the dead-tree and airwave-occupier media but sometimes, just sometimes, they redeem themselves in some small part (see today's print edition for the G2 article in all its technicolour glory).

What is most curious about the Mark Honigsbaum article in today's Guardian, apart from the fact such an article questioning the official narrative actually appeared in any mainstream media journal, is perhaps the fact that a mainstream media organ has picked up on something that even the much vaunted vanguard of dissident bloggers hasn't yet picked up on to any great degree, save for one or two notable exceptions.

Of those that have highlighted the many questions raised by the campaigners demanding that the authorities RELEASE THE EVIDENCE that supports their narrative, the fall-back position is limited to a demand for a Public Inquiry under the much ignored Inquiries Act 2005, passed specifically to limit the scope, capabilities and independence of any such Public Inquiry.

The Hutton Inquiry, widely regarded as a whitewash of the highest order, set the precedent for all future inquiries and that was without recourse to the new legislation. Thus far, the government has stated there will be no Public Inquiry, even under the new legislation, into the events of July 7th, July 21st - the day the bombers had no bombs, or the extra-judicial killing of Jean Charles de Menezes at Stockwell tube station.

Given the diversity of people and organisations from which calls for a Public Inquiry/Enquiry into July 7th are being repeatedly launched, or even the calls for an Independent Inquiry/Enquiry to which the public would not be privy, it should be of great concern to anyone with even a passing interest in truth and justice that there has been precious little discussion about the Inquiries Act 2005, the framework under which such an inquiry would be conducted, should such a thing ever be granted.

The Inquiries Act 2005 was, in part, brought about in response to the call for a full and Independent Public Inquiry into the brutal murder of Pat Finucane. He was shot dead by two masked men on 12 February 1989 in front of his wife and his three children at their home in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He was shot 14 times, including at close range. In the aftermath of his killing, evidence emerged that police and military intelligence agents had colluded with Loyalist paramilitaries in his murder, as well as allegations of an official cover-up of such collusion.

Amnesty International has called for the boycott of all inquiries under the Inquiries Act 2005, specifically with regard to the Finucane case and demanded that the act be repealed:
Amnesty International calls on all judges, whether in the United Kingdom (UK) or in other jurisdictions, to decline appointments as chairs or panel members to any inquiry established under the recently enacted Inquiries Act 2005, including an inquiry into allegations of state collusion in the murder of Patrick Finucane. The organization is also urging the Act's repeal.

Amnesty International supports the call of Geraldine Finucane, Patrick Finucane's widow, to all senior judges in England, Wales and Scotland not to serve on an inquiry into her husband's case held under the new legislation.

"By proposing to hold an inquiry into the Finucane case under the Inquiries Act 2005, the UK government is trying to eliminate independent scrutiny of the actions of its agents. Any judge sitting on such an inquiry would be presiding over a sham," Amnesty International said.

If The State will go to such great lengths to prevent an inquiry into one brutal killing 16 years ago, it may be sensible to consider to what lengths the state will go to prevent further inquiry into the brutal murders of 56 in London on July 7th 2005.


Update 01: The Guardian offered the July 7th Truth Campaign a right to reply to the Mark Honigsbaum J7 article, read it on Comment is Free.

Update 02: Home Secretary, Dr John Reid, admits that the Official Report of the London Bombings is wrong, before going on to rewrite history without missing a beat. Ananova runs with confirmation from Scotland Yard Polis HQ that the Home Office didn't get the wrong train time from them, or even any train time at all.

Sir Walter Scott said it best when he said:
“Oh what a tangled web we weave,
When first we practice to deceive....”

14 June 2006

State Fraud

Short and sweet, from the Beeb, what the cops get up to in the daylight hours (i.e. when they're not kicking-in your door and shooting up your family for no reason).

Detective jailed over $500m fraud
Wednesday, 14 June 2006, 09:54 GMT 10:54 UK

A detective who was an international expert on fraud has been jailed for two years after becoming involved in an $500m (£270m) attempted fraud.

Detective Sergeant William McKelvie, 44, from Esher, Surrey, was sentenced on Wednesday at Southwark Crown Court.

The court heard how McKelvie called contacts under the pretence of carrying out official police business.

He was acquitted of perverting the course of justice but convicted of three charges of misconduct.

Just one bent copper, eh? Put here to protect us, but who protects us from them?

08 June 2006

State Terrorism

How deep does it go?

This audio is from a long time ago, via Leninology.

Now, it's all-out political warfare and it's all about 'perception management' of 'perceived injustices', also known as PSYOP. But what is a PSYOP?

Straight from a doctrine by 'the inheritors of Nazi science':

Psychological operations (PSYOP) are operations planned to convey selected information and indicators to foreign audiences to influence their emotions, motives, objective reasoning, and ultimately the behavior of foreign governments, organizations, groups, and individuals.

PSYOP are a vital part of the broad range of US political, military, economic, and informational activities.

[U.S. Doctrine for Joint Psychological Operations, 1996]

Remember, in the U.S., the U.K. is a 'foreign audience'. And why would anyone need such a thing?

"One factor undermining efforts to have an effect on world opinion today is the proliferation of news sources. In particular, the increase in the number of satellite television news services and internet connections makes it ever more difficult to influence opinions and attitudes globally, or even regionally. The explosion in the number of news providers allows viewers to read or see the news that reinforces their own prejudices and fixed opinions. An Arab viewer who finds the reporting on CNN to be contrary to his own news bias can switch to al Jazeera, the Arabic satellite news channel, and see a perspective of the world perhaps more consistent with his own."

For which the obvious solution is, as vaunted in journals that are concerned with such issues:

Everything you see, everything you hear, everything you read all entered the realms of the PSYOP, the psychological operation, a long time ago. You may not have known it, you may not even have noticed it because that, of course, is the idea. Now, though, there's no excuse.

06 June 2006

Strength through unity

These good people should team up with these slightly more eloquent people and pool their resources. All the rest of us should support their noble cause, or hang our heads in shame.

05 June 2006

London Assembly 7 July Review Committee Reports Released

The London Assembly 7 July Review Committee final reports have been released which discuss communication and response to the incidents that day.

Meanwhile, Peter Power from Visor Consultants, the man responsible for running a terror rehearsal drill rehearsing simultaneous bombs going off in precisely the stations they did on the morning of July 7th, when it actually happened right in the middle of his rehearsal (who would credit such a thing if they hadn't previously seen Panorama back in May 2004 when Mr Power was at it again), was interviewed by BBC News 24 following Richard Barnes' press conference and noted, rather interestingly:

"Terror doesn't rely on the bang,
it relies on the fear of the bang

Overcome the fear.