News Brief – August 17, 2006
that another “terror” suspect has been released without charge.
He is the second suspect held on suspicion of involvement in an alleged plot to blow-up flights bound to the US from Heathrow, to be released without charge.
The man was originally arrested on Tuesday.
Explaining the release, police said in a statement: "This is not unusual and is to be expected in large and complex criminal enquiries where a number of arrests have taken place."
If successful the attack, which is alleged to have targeted up to 10 trans-Atlantic flights, would have eclipsed 9/11.
Police are still holding a further 23 suspects.
Nonetheless, their continued detention has done nothing to dispel doubts about the official version of events.
According to one news industry insider
, the plot was hatched with the covert assistance of intelligence double agents, who coaxed the young men involved into believing they were fighting for a just and noble cause.
Using the young men as unwitting dupes, no more than fall guys in a much bigger plan, the objective was to enhance the illusion of a terror threat from “radical Islam”.
With the ultimate aim of using the tensions created to propel the world toward a final “Clash of Civilisations”
, involving a military showdown between Israel, the Muslim world and the nominally Christian west.
Last updated 18/08/2006