“David Davis, the shadow home secretary, has urged Home Secretary Reid ‘to think again’ whether deliberately or not, the government have not told the British public the whole truth about the circumstances and mistakes leading up to the July 7 attacks.” The Guardian
My book “Terror on the Tube, behind the Veil of 7/7″ aims to open up some degree of public debate over who perpetrated the London bombings, and why they might have done it.
It is far from evident that we have been given any proper answers to this grave question. This site includes additional information, updates and news of recent July 7th developments as the investigation continues. Collectively, we have to use our powers of reason. If we don’t do this, then what Goya described in his painting will assuredly happen: When Reason Sleeps, Monsters are Born.”
Politicians want to control you through fear, and so they need ways of invoking fear-and-terror, as told so well in the BBC trilogy, “The Power of Nightmares”. The best way to avoid this, in my view, is through well-informed thought and collective discourse. Shocking though some of my conclusions may be, we must not flinch from reaching them if they are warranted. In my youth, I would never have believed that the Powers that Be could do such things! I was working as a science historian at UCL adjacent to Tavistock Square, where the July 7th bus bomb went off. It seemed to me, as someone who has lived in London for most of his life, that my training as a science historian was relevant and could be useful for investigating this quite technological type of crime.
Explaining the meaning of his song, Masters of War, Bob Dylan explained, “It’s speaking against what Eisenhower was calling a military-industrial complex as he was making his exit from the presidency.” The US is arguably now waging four wars simultaneously, if we include Pakistan and the Yemen, although the latter two are experiencing drone (robot plane) attacks upon villagers rather than boots on the ground. The ambition of PNAC, the Project for a New American century, is now being fulfilled: that the US must be able to ‘fight and decisively win multiple, simultaneous major theater wars.’ After composing that document in 1997, the event of 9/11 was organised so that the people would accept its policies. The now-ongoing wars are a putting into practice of that intended policy. This website is not about war or peace as such, it is about the way in which illusion is fabricated by those who desire war. It is about the difference between what is real and what is not, so it is philosophical in nature. When it comes to the reasons for war that are fabricated by those who create delusion, I notice that my fellow-countrymen are no better than the cats which jump at shadows on the wall. They seem to require that fear and terror, Phobos and Diemos, be given to them, and then they will believe what the politicians say. To try and remedy this, I wrote this book. May the spell be broken, may the illusion be shattered!
Alfred Nobel gained his funds to launch the Nobel Peace prize from his profits from manufacturing dynamite, so perhaps there is a bitter irony in Barack Obama being awarded that prize, while being the ‘commander in chief’ of two wars simultaneously. Over two million young Americans have now done service in either Afghanisan or Iraq. Obama is tripling the US troop presence in Afghanistan. He acknowledged this proudly while accepting the prize, and this has an Orwellian meaning. To quote Cindy Sheehan, the ruling class is telling us by giving Obama that award, and in his speech, that “War is Peace” and the only conceivable way to peace is through war. After accepting the prize Obama signed the Pentagon’s seven hundred billion dollar Pentagon budget for the year. Altogether, the US is now spending well over a trillion dollars a year on war and its military.Is it trying to start world war three? Its always brown skin that fries, Muslims that get demonised. At the present time an escalation of war into Pakistan is happening: “The chosen strategy is to massively export the Afghan civil war into Pakistan and beyond, fracturing Pakistan along ethnic lines.” (Source)
To help us remember the meaning of the word “peace”, I offer these two quotes, one from JFK and the other from Rudolf Steiner:
What kind of a peace do I mean and what kind of a peace do we seek? Not a Pax Americana enforced on the world by American weapons of war. Not the peace of the grave or the security of the slave. I am talking about genuine peace, the kind of peace that makes life on earth worth living, the kind that enables men and nations to grow and to hope and build a better life for their children Peace need not be impracticable, and war need not be inevitable. By defining our goal more clearly, by making it seem more manageable and less remote, we can help all peoples to see it, to draw hope from it, and to move irresistibly toward it. – JFK 10 June 1963
“The ideal of perfect peace can never be achieved if even the smallest drop of blood is shed by means of an instrument of war. Perfect peace must come into the world in quite another way! And whoever says he is fighting for peace, and must continue to make war till the enemy is annihilated in order to achieve peace, is lying, even if he does not realise it, and regardless of who he may be!” – Rudolf Steiner 18 Dec 1916 Dornach.
More Brits Think Government Behind 7/7 London Bombings August 2010, published in Rock Creek Free Press in Washington DC: an excellent brief summary of the story to-date, here is its opening:
The official story is weak: four British Muslims ¡ª Mohammad Sidique Khan, 30, Shehzad Tanweer, 22, Jermaine Lindsay, 19, and Hasib Hussain, 18 “blew themselves up using explosives cooked up in their bath tub, killing 56 and injuring 700 on three Tube trains and a double-decker bus. They had traveled on a mainline train from Luton into King’s Cross Thameslink Station in London, each carrying a heavy backpack of explosives. At least that’s the version of events as presented by a high-level Parliamentary inquiry and a government report, which were published in May 2006, ten months after the events.
One immediate problem was that the accused bombers just didn’t seem to be the type. They were family men, one a teacher, another played cricket the night before; not the actions a fundamentalist jihadist bent on suicide the following day. After viewing the Closed Circuit videos of the men, the police said they looked like “happy hikers”, laughing and joking and carrying heavy bags. London Anti-Terrorist Police admitted that the bombers “did not fit the preconceived terrorist profile.” They parked a rental car outside the train station and paid to park for seven days, then purchased round-trip tickets to London. The suspects were seen to be arguing with cashiers, walking in and out of shops, including McDonalds, and “bumping into people in the minutes before the blasts” hardly the behavior of people who are in the final crucial moments of planning a terror attack in which they will be killed, and who wish to go unnoticed. “I’ve seen the CCTV footage of these people. They do not appear to be on their way to commit any crime at all,” a London Metropolitan Police representative said.
“The roundtrip tickets, the fact that one of them spent a lot recently repairing his car and one of them had a family and was the teacher of the disabled and underprivileged children, it doesn’t ring right,” said Paul Beaver, a security and defense expert in London with close police contacts. “If you had that much commitment, how are you going to take your life?”
That couldn’t have happened, of course. Its just the fairy tale from Hell which they want you to believe. NB, Paul Beaver here quoted is an independent defence and security analyst based in London, formerly editor of the prestigious Jane’s Defence Weekly.