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17 August 2005

Snowmail - The Good Bits

Channel 4 newsreaders are exhibiting a degree of being imbued with the power of accurate observation:
Death of an innocent man

More leads today on the leaked information suggesting the Metropolitan Police bungling the operation which resulted in the shooting dead of an innocent man suspected of being a tube bomber.

Jean Charles de Menezes was repeatedly shot through the head at point blank range whilst being held down by another undercover officer. It looks like a very deep mess for police and has sparked calls for Commissioner Sir Ian Blair to resign.

We have asked for an interview but unsurprisingly, the Scotland Yard press office is declining all bids just now.

Further, the Yard has admitted in a statement that they wanted the Police Complaints investigation to be delayed into this shooting, but that had been overruled by Charles Clarke, the Home Secretary. We'll have more as we get it.

Nice to know AT's not surprised that no interviews are forthcoming from the people that shouted 'Yay! We shot a terrorist!' minutes after de Menezes murder and who now hide behind unaccountable silences, non-appearances and placatory press releases.

Like a phoenix from a fire the signal has, to some degree, appeared in among the noise surrounding the murder of Jean Charles de Menezes.

They shot an innocent man and then tried to delay the IPCC investigation.

Clarke, for once, did something right.

Interesting also to note how news stories are saying that Ian Blair was 'wrong' in his statements when, in fact, he lied.


Anonymous said...

21st July bombers had no bombs

This is about as much information as I have seen regarding the "BOMBS" from the 21st July events. I have not seen this information posted or discussed anywhere else yet so you consider yourself honoured Mr Antagonist.

As Mr Issac's Italian lawyer had stated shortly after his arrest in Italy that the "BOMBS" were not capable of destruction and were in fact only detonators in an inert substrate; as indeed was orginally reported by the BBC in the first hour or two after the events.

Looking at the statements below we can deduce:

a) the "BOMB" substrate, i.e. the primary explosive consisted of:
- Flour
- Hair Lotion
- Nails
- Nuts
- Bolts
b) the "BOMB" featured a battery with wires attached to the detonator substrate.
c) the detonator substrate consisted of TATP, a homemade explosive.

Whilst having no formal qualifications in explosives chemistry or demolitions, my 'scientifc intuition' tells me that flour and hair lotion are not suitable for use in bombs as they do not feature any explosive properties at all, ever.

So as was orignally reported, briefly by the BBC, these were not bombs as such, merely detonantors embedded in a mix of flour and a tub of Stu-Stu-Studio Line.

The only people who could possibly have been hurt are the "SUICIDE BOMBERS" themselves, and then only if they got caught in the tube doors when they were closing or perhaps gave themselves a papercut when reading the metro. MAybe if they were wearing flowing robes they could have got caught in the escalator, whichever way - the "bombs" would not have hurt them.


(AGI) - Rome, Italy, Aug.17 - Hamdi Issac's support to the setting up of the - failed - London bombings of 21 July was "significant", reports the ruling of the judges panel which authorised today his extradition to the UK. "The arrested - points out the Court - not only attended meetings aimed at planning the event, and was also involved in the preparation of the actual bombs, following Muktar's orders, placing the detonator". Besides, Issac "chose the place and the means of public transport where the explosion was supposed to occur". Regarding the bomb preparation method, the Ethiopian - wrote the judges - said that it consisted in "using plastic containers, putting flour, hair lotion, nails, nuts and bolts and attach everything to a primitive device featuring a battery, which included a powder to act as a detonator once it had been manually attached to some electric wires". Issac has always said the bombs were not made to injur people, but to be a "demonstrative act". The European arrest warrant, reports the Court, "includes a preliminary appraisal of the bombs found in the four places chosen for the explosions of 21 July, which states that TATP or HMTD explosive material was used for the detonation mechanism. Both these materials are peroxide-based". The requesting judge pointed out that "the contained material has explosive properties. A sample of the white powder found on the detonator of the non-exploded bombs, found in the gardens of Little Wormwood Scrubs, was identified as TATP, which, as HMTD, is often used for bombings, since they are easy to prepare, using widely marketed products". (AGI) -

Anonymous said...

Sir Ian Blair said that the bombs were designed to kill and that London had a lucky escape.

These tall stories are becoming a bit of a habbit Sir Blair.

Anonymous said...

please mind the platform gap

The Antagonist said...

Day 2 of Snowmail and...

Ian Blair’s battle

Also top of the news agenda is the shooting dead of Jean de Menezes. The
Independent Police Complaints Commission has now confirmed that the Metropolitan
Police Commissioner Sir Ian Blair did attempt to delay its initial investigation
and with some success.

This, as relatives of Mr Menezes meet the IPCC at lawyers' officers in north
London while it has emerged that the coroner who carried out the post mortem was
misinformed that Mr Menezes had leapt the ticket barrier and tripped at the tube
train. Surely, by then, the police knew this information was false?

Loads of questions, yet Sir Ian, so keen to push his version of events into the
public domain a few weeks ago, now won't say a thing in public. We keep trying.

Apparently Blair has now said, "There wasn't a cover up!".

Luckily, ITN/ITV News have been firing, all guns blazing, since they broke this story.

Auntie Beeb, on the other hand, appears to have a completely new editorial team.

Anonymous said...

Finially someone else has come into the light from the darkness of lies that the media and "sir"(i wonder who gave him that tittle)Ian Blair have been spreading like wildfire and how could it be possible to identify bodies in the carnage of a "bomb" so yet again Peter power and the met police messsed up