Double-Talk, Double-Think

The Director General of the Security Service, Dame Eliza Manningham-Buller, spoke recently at the Queen Mary College about the threat of international terrorism facing the UK. The main points of her speech are summarised below alongside an examination what she really meant: her words are in italics.

On the international terrorist threat to the UK

“I rarely speak in public. I prefer to avoid the limelight and get on with my job. But today, I want to set out my views on the realities of the terrorist threat facing the UK in 2006; what motivates those who pose that threat; and what my Service is doing, with others, to counter it.”

Here Dame Elizabeth Manningham-Buller introduces herself as a dedicated professional.

“We now know that the first Al-Qaida-related plot against the UK was the one we discovered and disrupted in November 2000 in Birmingham.

”A British citizen is currently serving a long prison sentence for plotting to detonate a large bomb in the UK. Let there be no doubt about this: the international terrorist threat to this country is not new.

”It began before Iraq, before Afghanistan, and before 9/11”.

Indeed, long before 9/11 Manningham-Buller’s predecessors in the US and UK were planning the “War on Terror”. As far back as 1976 plans were being drawn up for a 9/11 style attack which would precipitate a wider global “Clash of Civilisations”.

”In the years after 9/11, with atrocities taking place in Madrid, (also see Joe Vialls investigation into the Madrid bombings, Ed), Casablanca, Bali, Istanbul and elsewhere, terrorists plotted to mount a string of attacks in the UK, but were disrupted”, Dame Elizabeth Manningham-Buller continued.

”This run of domestic success was interrupted tragically in London in July 2005. Since then, the combined efforts of my Service, the police, SIS and GCHQ have thwarted a further five major conspiracies in the UK, saving many hundreds (possibly even thousands) of lives.”

Again, Manningham-Buller portrays herself and her colleagues as professionals dedicated on protecting the public when nothing could be further from the truth. As has been pointed out previously, many of the alleged “terror attacks” have been carried out with the foreknowledge and sometimes the active collusion of shadowy elements in the Intelligence community itself. As to the security services having thwarted further terror attacks: she offers no proof of this and we are supposed to accept this on her word alone.

Manningham-Buller on Current Activities

“What I can say is that today, my officers and the police are working to contend with some 200 groupings or networks, totalling over 1600 identified individuals (and there will be many we don’t know) who are actively engaged in plotting, or facilitating, terrorist acts here and overseas.”

Here she attempts to heighten public anxiety over the alleged terror threat, again without offering any proof (she wont of course and if you asked she would no doubt claim that doing so would compromise investigations). We just have to take her word that she and her team of dedicated professionals have identified those planning such terror attacks. However, without proof the “terrorists” could be anyone Manningham-Buller and her colleagues chose and that includes you or me.

”The extremists are motivated by a sense of grievance and injustice driven by their interpretation of the history between the West and the Muslim world. This view is shared, in some degree, by a far wider constituency.“

Here she starts to widen the definition of terrorists and their sympathisers.

“If the opinion polls conducted in the UK since July 2005 are only broadly accurate, over 100,000 of our citizens consider that the July 2005 attacks in London were justified.”

No mention of the inconsistencies in the official account of 7/7 or why some 100,000 people thought the 7/7 attacks were justified. Of course they weren’t justified but justified or not, don’t expect Manningham-Buller to explain why there were so many inconsistencies in the official account.

”What we see at the extreme end of the spectrum are resilient networks, some directed from Al-Qaida in Pakistan, some more loosely inspired by it, planning attacks including mass casualty suicide attacks in the UK.

”Today we see the use of home-made improvised explosive devices; tomorrow’s threat may include the use of chemicals, bacteriological agents, radioactive materials and even nuclear technology.

”More and more people are moving from passive sympathy towards active terrorism through being radicalised or indoctrinated by friends, families, in organised training events here and overseas, by images on television, through chat rooms and websites on the Internet.”

Again she is widening the definition of “terrorist” and “terrorist sympathisers”, which could include anyone. Even you because you read an article which analysed and criticised Manningham-Buller’s speech.

”The propaganda machine is sophisticated and Al-Qaida itself says that 50% of its war is conducted through the media,” she continued.

No mention here, of course, that Al-Qaida is an invention of Western security services or that the mainstream media performs exactly the same function for Western Intelligence services. This is classic “double-talk, double-think”. For example, Fleet Street, the eponymous hub of Britain’s journalistic community is said to be swarming with those in the pay of the intelligence services.

”In Iraq,” she continued, “attacks are regularly videoed and the footage downloaded onto the Internet within 30 minutes.

”Virtual media teams then edit the result, translate it into English and many other languages, and package it for a worldwide audience. And, chillingly, we see the results here. Young teenagers being groomed to be suicide bombers.“

Of course the mainstream media, which is effectively in the service of Manningham-Buller and her associates deliberately ignores such video footage. So people are forced to go to the Internet to find out what is really going on in the “War on Terror”.

Which brings us to the very crux of her speech: because she is saying, by implication, that anyone trying to discover the truth is a terrorist sympathiser. As pointed out earlier in this article, Manningham-Buller is simply trying to widen the definition of “terrorist” and “terrorist sympathiser”.

She continued: ”We are aware of numerous plots to kill people and to damage our economy. What do I mean by numerous? Five? Ten? No, nearer thirty – that we know of.”

Again, no proof is offered, we just have to take her word for the looming terror threat.

”These plots often have links back to Al-Qaida in Pakistan”, she continued “and through those links Al-Qaida gives guidance and training to its largely British foot soldiers here on an extensive and growing scale.

”And it is not just the UK of course. Other countries also face a new terrorist threat: from Spain to France to Canada and Germany “

Manningham-Buller’s Double-Talk on Al Qaida and Islam

”Al-Qaida has developed an ideology which claims that Islam is under attack, and needs to be defended,“ Manningham-Buller claimed.

Just like the Western Intelligence services claim that the West is under attack by terrorists and needs to be defended.

“This is a powerful narrative that weaves together conflicts from across the globe, presenting the West’s response to varied and complex issues, from long-standing disputes such as Israel/Palestine and Kashmir to more recent events as evidence of an across-the-board determination to undermine and humiliate Islam worldwide…

“Afghanistan, the Balkans, Chechnya, Iraq, Israel/Palestine, Kashmir and Lebanon are regularly cited by those who advocate terrorist violence as illustrating what they allege is Western hostility to Islam.”

Again, she implies that the terror threat originates in Islam. In reality she stoking the fires for the “Clash of Civilisation” outlined over a century ago.

On the role of Intelligence

”I have been an intelligence officer for some 32 years. And I want again to describe what intelligence is and is not. I wish life were like ‘Spooks’, where everything is (a) knowable, and (b) soluble by six people.

“We are faced by acute and very difficult choices of prioritisation. We cannot focus on everything so we have to decide on a daily basis with the police and others where to focus our energies, whom to follow, whose telephone lines need listening to, which seized media needs to go to the top of the analytic pile.

“Because of the sheer scale of what we face (80% increase in casework since January), the task is daunting. We won’t always make the right choices. And we recognise we shall have scarce sympathy if we are unable to prevent one of our targets committing an atrocity.”

Again she emphasises her and her colleague’s dedication, no doubt to win the listeners sympathy and trust. And again she’s emphasises the sheer scale of the threat we are facing: as if to prepare her audience for the prospect of failure in the fight against “terror”. Whereupon, on cue…

On the July 7 London Bombings

“On July 8 last year I spoke to all my staff. I said that what we feared would happen had finally happened.

“I reminded them that we had warned that it was a matter of when, not if, and that they were trained to respond – indeed many had been up all night, from the intelligence staff to the catering staff.

“I told them that we had received many messages of support from around the world, and that we, along with our colleagues in the police and emergency services, were in the privileged position of being able to make a difference. And we did. And we have done so since.”

On the future

“Safety for us all means working together to protect those we care about, being alert to the danger without over-reacting, and reporting concerns. We need to be alert to attempts to radicalise and indoctrinate our youth and to seek to counter it”.

Here she tries again to paint those who are trying to uncover the truth behind the “War on Terror” as terrorist sympathisers.

“Radicalising elements within communities are trying to exploit grievances for terrorist purposes; it is the youth who are being actively targeted, groomed, radicalised and set on a path that frighteningly quickly could end in their involvement in mass murder of their fellow UK citizens, or their early death in a suicide attack or on a foreign battlefield.

“We also need to understand some of the differences between non-Western and Western life-styles; and not treat people with suspicion because of their religion, or indeed to confuse fundamentalism with terrorism.”

As she nears conclusion she begins to adopt a more reasonable sounding tone however. By implication, one that is in distinct contrast to those who embrace “extremism”.

“We must realise that there are significant differences between faiths and communities within our society, and most people, from whatever origin, condemn all acts of terror in the UK”.

This is exactly as planned by Albert Pike over one hundred years and she knows it as she continues with an air of reason and moderation.

“My messages are sober ones. I do not speak in this way to alarm (nor as the cynics might claim to enhance the reputation of my organisation) but to give the most frank account I can of the Al-Qaida threat to the UK.

“That threat is serious, is growing and will, I believe, be with us for a generation. It is a sustained campaign, not a series of isolated incidents. It aims to wear down our will to resist.”


Dame Eliza Manningham-Buller warnings have just been reported on BBC’s 6 O’clock news. However it was not the lead item. That was taken by a report on how the leader of the British National Party – which opposes uncontrolled immigration – had been acquitted of inciting “Racial Hatred”, his second acquittal on the same charge in recent times.

In conseqence, the Chancellor Gordon Brown announced later that the laws on freedom of speech might have to be reviewed.

In contrast, the day before a young Muslim had been convicted on the very same charge after protesting Dutch cartoons depicting the Prophet, an act of sacrilege to Muslims.

The contrast could not have been more provocative. And therein lies the rub: for through such contrasts the Illuminati are trying to provoke friction between Britain’s Muslim, largely immigrant community and its native inhabitants. The ultimate aim being to widen the clash between Islam and Christianity and ultimately ignite World War Three, exactly as had been outlined by Albert Pike over 100 years ago.

Will it happen? This writer is no prophet but one thing is certain: don’t expect the BBC and the likes of Dame Eliza Manningham-Buller to tell you what is really happening.