7/7: Practise Makes Perfect
Nick Kollerstrom – Terror on the Tube October 27, 2010
Most of us who have been paying attention have known for some time that there were two ‘drill’- type events associated with the 7/7 London bombings.
The first was the Panorama programme of May 2004 during which one overground and 3 underground explosions take place over a short space of time during the morning rush hour.
The second was the famous ‘drill’ revealed by Peter Power on the day of 7/7 itself when he said that drills were taking place in the same 3 stations and at the same time as the bombs actually went off.
For many, including this author, these were coincidences beyond all reason.
However, astonishingly, it has been revealed to the 7/7 Inquest, in minor documents presented to the court last week, that there were at least two other separate drills in London prior to 7/7 that used as their template the same 3 underground bombs scenario.
We now have a group of public services practicing FOUR TIMES for the exact circumstances that prevailed on the terrible morning itself.
Does it not eventually become reasonable to suppose that those that organised ALL THESE VERY SIMILAR DRILLS also organised THE IDENTICAL EVENT ITSELF?
The media, as usual, has failed to report these staggering facts but let us appeal to them right now.
All the anomalous evidence in this Inquest points in the direction of 7/7 being a classic ‘false-flag’ state-sponsored attack. The evidence that supports the official narrative is dubious and much of the evidence nailing the new (twice-altered) timeline has not been seen before this Inquest.
Here is a detailed run-down of the drills:
1. The Panorama Program
BBC’s Panorama ran what looked like a management training exercise on screen fourteen months before 7/7. Present round the studio table were various leaders of government, public and police services, including the Conservative ex-minister Michael Portillo and Peter Power, head of Visor Consultants.
The crisis scenario had three blasts on the central London underground, around 8.20 am, and one above ground an hour later.
This program made the then-fictional events seem like real news: ‘The headlines at 9 o’clock. In the past hour there have been three major explosions on the London underground’. It added, ‘The Home Secretary has said the attacks bear the hallmarks of Al-Qaeda,’ (A year later on the day of 7/7 we heard Jack Straw intoning the same phrase, ‘The attacks bear the hallmarks of al-Qaeda.’)
Panorama also used the memorable phrase, ‘The fictional day of terror unfolds through the immediacy of rolling news bringing the catastrophic attack into our living rooms;’ adding – a bit too knowledgeably – that the event was ‘Set in the future - but only just.’
Let’s here quote Webster Tarpley:
“No terrorist attack would be complete without the advance airing of a scenario docudrama to provide the population with a conceptual scheme to help them understand the coming events in the sense intended by the oligarchy.” (9/11 Synthetic Terror, 2008, p.408).
Tarpley here alludes to the seemingly unthinkable……large-scale state-sponsored terror. Such events are, he demonstrates, not at all uncommon over recent nor distant history.
2. The contemporaneous 7/7 drill
On 7/7 itself Peter Power conducted a terror drill that shadowed the cataclysm as it happened – over the same three tube stations at more or less the same time.
On the afternoon of 7/7 he was interviewed on Radio 5’s Drivetime programme:
POWER: “…at half-past nine this morning we were actually running an exercise for, er, over, a company of over a thousand people in London based on simultaneous bombs going off precisely at the railway stations where it happened this morning, so I still have the hairs on the back of my neck standing upright!”
3. Atlantic Blue
The massive-but-totally-secret Atlantic Blue exercise was held over 5-8 April, 2005. All echelons of government participated in this big, international terror-drill. Walking wounded were taken into hospitals etc, and its difficult to ascertain how far this was really happening on the pavement etc versus being on a video screen. Two thousand Met police were involved, plus 14 different government departments, the NHS etc. It involved terrorist attacks upon UK transport networks that coincided with a major international summit. Visor Consultants were involved, in co-ordination with the US department of Homeland Security. It was co-ordinated from Hendon, the same place that ‘Gold Command’ police acted from once 7/7 started to happen (It thus had a connection with the Northern line of the London Underground). Total secrecy was imposed upon the British media. The Observer was able to publish a brief outline of what had happened in the UK’s Atlantic Blue exercise, but only from Washington sources: it revealed that this had been the biggest transatlantic counter-terrorism exercise since 9/11 and that it included bombs being placed on buses and also explosives left on the London underground.
After July 7th, the Independent, carried out an hour-by-hour analysis of the catastrophe, and made the following comment upon what had happened at 9.10 am:
By an extraordinary coincidence, all the experts who formulate such plans are together in a meeting at the headquarters of the London Ambulance Service – and they are discussing an exercise they ran three months ago that involved simulating four terrorist bombs going off at once across London.
What a surprise, the top London Ambulance Service experts were all gathered together on the morning of 7/7, and they just happened to be reminiscing about a game-simulation they had been involved in three months earlier – i.e., Atlantic Blue. We would like to be told exactly when the four mock-bombs went off, during the Atlantic Blue terror-game.
London’s mayor Ken Livingstone was over in Singapore on the day of 7/7 – to celebrate Britain’s being awarded the Olympic Games for 2012, the day before – and in giving his evidence to the July 7th Review Committee he recalled the Atlantic Blue exercise a few months earlier:
”I said from Singapore that we had actually done an exercise of multiple bomb attacks on the Underground as one of the exercises…”
That is almost the only British statement about Atlantic Blue! America and Canada also participated in the event, which overall was called ‘Global Shield.’ The US exercise was called TOPOFF3. (alluding to Top Officers, and 3 as the 3rd such event) The latter had an intriguing ‘Red Team’ which generated the ‘enemy’ simulation…
4. Operation Hanover
London’s police hold a little-known yearly terror-drill practice, called Operation Hanover. On 2005 it just happened to be held on 1-2 July. Its game-plan was threefold: three ‘simultaneous’ bomb attacks on three underground stations. The police have been reticent about discussing this astounding precursor event, mere days before 7/7, only revealing it in 2009:
“The Metropolitan Police Service told the Committee that they had, in the past, run exercises with scenarios similar to what actually happened on 7 July 2005. Since 2003, they have run an annual exercise known as Operation HANOVER which develops different scenarios for attacks on London and rehearses how the Metropolitan Police Service would respond. By coincidence, their 2005 exercise, run by the Security Co-ordinator’s office in the Anti-Terrorist Branch, took place just a few days before the attacks – on 1–2 July. The office-based scenario for this exercise was simultaneous bomb attacks on three London Underground trains at Embankment, Waterloo and St James’s Park stations. Once again, the scenario is quite similar to what actually took place, and the fact that it took place so close to the actual attacks is an interesting coincidence.”
We do need to know the time for that Operation Hanover simultaneous-bomb mock-event.
Questions for the Inquest
If the Inquest wants to find out the cause of death of 52 Londoners, then the most important and crucial questions which Lady Justice Hallett could possibly ask the Met, concern these four terror-drills:
1. Concerning the Panorama program, to the producers of the program: From where did they get the idea?
2. Concerning the Atlantic Blue terror-drill: What were the times and locations of the four bombs in the ‘game’? Were they three on tubes and one on a bus? We would also like full disclosure concerning the whole event.
3. Likewise for Operation Hanover, let the Met state times and locations of the tube bombs in the exercise.
4. Likewise Peter Power should be asked for the exact times and locations of the four bombs imagined in the Visor terror-drill that morning.
The ‘coincidences’ we have here looked at go astronomically beyond what is feasible. These impossible coincidences point to the startling fact, that these terror-drill rehearsals are clearly the design of the 7/7 event itself. Most of the participants may have been quite unaware of this. The gestation of the 7/7 event has to be via this sequence of drills we have just reviewed.
It is not in any way reasonable to suppose that this sequence of central-London imaginary-drill events be a mere coincidence!
Peter Power and the “Gennifer Flowers” defense
There was much head-scratching as to why a participant at the very centre of the 7/7 drills would decide to ‘go public’ about these exercises, immediately, on that same day.
Gennifer Flowers came forward during Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential Campaign alleging that she had had a twelve-year relationship with him. There were rumours (at the very least) that some of Clinton’s ex-lovers were proving to be very ‘unlucky’ young women. It was widely speculated that Flowers decided to ‘get it out there’ so that any future accident that might befall her would act against, rather than in favour of, the Clinton interests. She was, it seems, very interested in staying alive.
Likewise, this is the most obvious explanation for Power’s seeming “faux-pas”. He knew he held very dangerous information and feared this made him a possible target of the dark forces of the state…….and this is a man who really understands just how dark those forces can be……so he got the facts out there, pronto!
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