This is a story about disappearing terrorists, nonexistent bags, and botched investigations, but most of all, this is a story about magic bombs.
It’s Crime Scene Investigation 101. It’s the basic law of physics. It’s so elementary, my dear Watson, that even a dancer who was dazed from the shock of being seated directly over the spot where one of the bombs was planted in the London tube carriage two weeks ago could figure it out.
In a seemingly innocuous article in the British newspaper Cambridge Evening News, 32 year-old dance instructor Bruce Lait, in an interview from his hospital bed, said that “The policeman said ‘mind that hole, that’s where the bomb was’. The metal was pushed upwards as if the bomb was underneath the train. They seem to think the bomb was left in a bag, but I don’t remember anybody being where the bomb was, or any bag.”
Read that last part again, very slowly, and let it sink in. “The metal was pushed upwards as if the bomb was underneath the train.” “They seem to think the bomb was left in a bag, but I don’t remember anybody being where the bomb was, or any bag.”
And the British authorities on the crime scene missed that, and just assumed that it was a carry-on bomb? C’mon, how many times have you seen that bad TV show where the eccentric detective figures out that the crime was an “inside job” because the glass was outside the broken window, not inside where it should have been. I repeat: Crime Scene Investigation 101. Basic physics.
While describing the scene, Lait said about he and his dance partner Crystal Main, “Out of that whole carriage, I think Crystal and I were the only ones who were not seriously injured, and I think we were nearest the bomb.”
He went on to describe those sitting closest to him and Main when the bomb went off. “I remember an Asian guy, there was a white guy with tracksuit trousers and a baseball cap, and there were two old ladies sitting opposite me.” He described the woman whose body was lying on top of him when he regained consciousness as a “middle-aged woman who had blonde curly hair, was dressed in black, and could have been a businesswoman.”
Again, play close attention here. “We were nearest the bomb.” An Asian guy, a white guy, two old ladies, and a blond businesswoman……and two dancers.
So…..if the bomb was in a bag carried on by the terrorist, how could two dancers be “nearest the bomb”? And why didn’t the person who was the closest eyewitness see the bomber, or even ANYONE, sitting where the bomb went off? Why was the metal pushed upwards if the bomb was inside of the train carriage?
Let’s put this in perspective, piece by piece:
“The metal was pushed upwards as if the bomb was underneath the train.”
“I don’t remember anybody being where the bomb was, or any bag.”
“We were nearest the bomb.”
An Asian guy, a white guy, two old ladies, and a blond businesswoman……and two dancers.
Here we go again. Another terrorist event with more questions than answers, questions that the major media (yet again) aren’t even asking.
Hell, I’ll even take a stab at answering them:
The metal was pushed upwards because THE BOMB WAS UNDERNEATH THE TRAIN.
Lait didn’t remember seeing anyone, or a bag that could be holding a bomb, near the point of detonation because there was no bomber sitting there, there was no bag. THE BOMB WAS UNDERNEATH THE TRAIN.
An Asian guy, a white guy, two old ladies, and a blond businesswoman……and two dancers. There was no Islamic radical, no Mideastern terrorist sitting in that carriage. THE BOMB WAS UNDERNEATH THE TRAIN.
Dance partners Bruce Lait and Crystal Main were nearest the bomb…..again, no Islamic radical, no Mideastern terrorist sitting in that carriage. THE BOMB WAS UNDERNEATH THE TRAIN.
We were praised by some, and criticized by others, for posting an article by Jeff Buckley (entitled “London Calling”) the day after the first London bombings two weeks ago that questioned the motives behind the bombings, and that asked readers to view the inevitable “official government response” with a healthy grain of skepticism.
Here’s how Jeff so aptly put it:
“So, when you see the headlines dominated by this story and the mounting evidence of lies, deception, and treason being forever pushed to the back burner, be sure to ask yourself, ‘Who benefits from this?’ Before you throw your support behind administrations that only have doublespeak, deceit, and death to show for their efforts, be sure to ask yourself, ‘Who benefits from this?’ And, before you allow yourself to be steamrolled and swept away by the inevitable surge of jingoistic retaliatory euphoria, be sure to ask yourself, ‘Who benefits from this?'”
“Who benefits from this?”
So here we are, barely two weeks (and another “symbolic” bombing episode) later, and the voices of the Far Right are busy spinning this as yet another excuse for the war in Iraq…..even though the suspected terrorists are Pakistanis. (Sound familiar? The 9/11 terrorists were mostly from Saudi Arabia, so….”Let’s bomb Iraq!”)
“Who benefits from this?”
Here we are barely two weeks later, and the disciples of doublespeak are busy blaming a group of suicide bombers with carry-on bags, even though those who died are the most unlikely group of “suicide bombers” ever to commit an act of terrorism.
“Who benefits from this?”
Here we are barely two weeks later, and Bush and Company is using the London bombings to…..successfully…..push through the renewal of the Patriot Act. “Screw the Constitution, they’re bombing us!”
The official spinmeisters are either ignoring the signs that something is just not right here, or dismissing those of us who are questioning the official response as the usual bunch of fringe conspiracy theorists.
Well guess what? If we don’t keep asking the hard questions, and demanding honest, straightforward answers to those questions, then no one will. They’ve deceived us a million times before, and if honest Americans….and Englanders….don’t continue to hold our public officials accountable for their actions and demand the truth, then they will continue to spoon feed us lie after lie after lie….until we eventually all suffocate under the weight of mass deception. And THAT’S the Faulking Truth.