The Aldgate Blast
Terror on the Tube – Nick Kollerstrom
The first blast on the morning of July 7th – at 11 minutes to 9* – ripped apart the second coach of a Circle line train, shortly before it entered Aldgate station. Was it done by a suicide bomber, or by explosives placed under the train? We are at last in a position to evaluate this question, thanks to the detailed map of the coach provided at the Inquest. Inevitably, the material discussed here is rather macabre.
However, we can now ask the questions: Who died? Who was injured? What were the nature of the injuries?
You, reader must be the judge, as to the frightful evidence placed before you.
The distribution of dead bodies (shown in red on the diagram) is fairly symmetric around the long axis of the coach, not, in itself, indicating one side of the carriage or the other as the source of the blast.
And yet, the Inquest was told that the deadly rucksack was in a corner, by the first set of double doors.
The first comment we get about this comes a couple of hours after, from the British Transport Police:
10.37 BTP Master Log: “From what I can see, the injuries are consistent with a bag device and not a person borne device. Appears the device was placed left by the walk through doors. This is the first indication from what I can see. Above relates to Aldgate.”
We note that, if it was ‘left by the walk through doors’ then there would be no need at all for Tanweer to have committed suicide.
This diagram only shows the front part of the coach: red figures are fatalities.
The Three Testimonies
We now hear from three different witnesses in that coach, whose testimonies are coherent, they are in accord with each other. They suggest that the blast came from under the floor. They were all given some years ago, i.e not long after the event.
Had anyone on that coach recalled seeing the young Islamic terrorist (allegedly Shehzad Tanweer) lurking in the corner, then we might not feel at liberty to recall such evidence. However, that is not the case. There absolutely are no such witnesses: not one.
The 22-year old Emma Brown was standing holding the pole in between the second set of double doors. Have a look at position 22 in the diagram, where she was, it’s a very key position:
“Emma was thrown from the pole she was holding, the vent under her feet exploded and flames shot up through the hole.”
That is from the testimony which she gave to the London Assembly, in 2006, testimony that sums up all the questions that have not been raised about the horror which befell London.
Admittedly, she did not seem to recall it too well in her Inquest testimony (Oct 20th am, 89:21-25).
2. The best-known Aldgate witnesses are Bruce Lait and his dancing-partner Crystal, who were sitting next to each other (positions 18 and 20 in the diagram). From his hospital bed Mr Lait recalled:
“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…We’d been on there for a minute at most and then something happened. It was like a huge electricity surge which knocked us out and burst our eardrums. I can still hear that sound now…We were right in the carriage where the bomb was … 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.”
This evidence, as with the evidence of Emma Brown, clearly indicates that the blast came from below, under the train – with not a Muslim or a rucksack in sight.
3. Police officer Lizzie Kenworthy came into the carriage where the blast had taken place, entering from the first carriage into immediate proximity of where the bomb had gone off. The gruesome sight confronted her, of people with feet blown off:
“I crawled through the interconnecting door, which had blood on the glass. One woman sitting on the seat was twisted round. She was trapped and there wasn’t much left of her leg. The chap next to her had lost his leg and there was a woman to their left who was on her back “trapped in the metal, which had twisted up through the middle of the carriage”. The roof was still on, but the lining of the carriage had been blown off. The sides had also come off and there was a big hole in the floor. A guy was writhing around on a big sheet of metal a bit further up.”
These accounts surely indicate a blast from below the centre of the floor – not from a bomb left in the corner. For comparison, the Inquest heard PC Kenworthy’s testimony on how the hole in the floor of the carriage was ‘like a ravine … as if the floor was cleaved’ (Oct 20 am 10:15-20).
Hole in the Floor
An account of a big hole in the floor comes from the testimony of Mr Terrence Hiscock. He had previously given several sworn-affidavits to the police about his experience, as well as being interviewed by an author for a July 7th book. We see him seated at position 27 on the diagram. Asked to locate the ‘crater’ he replied:
Well, it was below — it was in front of where Mr Brown was sitting, so it would have been, looking at that, somewhere between 18 and 15, but it wasn’t so much a crater or a defined hole as just an area where the floor seemed to have gone… (Oct 20th am 10:8-14)
Checking out that area on the floor in front of the seats 18 and 15, we find it corroborates Emma Brown’s testimony, being right in front of where she was standing.
The Wrong Eye?
William Walsh (number 3 in the diagram) was sitting immediately next to ‘the bomb’ but was not killed, nor have we any record of him suffering injuries. Greg Shannon was standing right beside the bomb and, incredibly, survived (there seems to be no record of his injuries), while Martine Wright (position 2) sitting opposite lost both legs and Andrew Brown sitting next to her (position 4) lost one. Thelma Stober lost a leg but survived (position 23) – and she was rather far away from ‘the bomb’.
Philip Duckworth, sitting more or less opposite Bruce Lait, was blinded in his left eye. If the blast had come from the corner shown in the diagram, should it not have been his right eye? The white arrow shows where he was hurled, right across the carriage: would a blast from the corner have such an effect? If he gets hurled any where it ought to be away from the blast: it looks more as if (the force that propelled him[there may have been two simultaneous explosions outside the carriage for all we know) came from outside the carriage as two people were sent right across this carriage - shown in the diagram by the two arrows?
Newspapers have reported that Mr Duckworth was blinded by ‘a piece of the bombers shinbone.’ For this to have happened in his left eye he would presumably have had to have turned right round to stare at ‘Tanweer’ in the corner (as the bomb went off) – in which case he would likely have had some memory of him being there, or of his appearance.
Naturally, the Inquest omitted all these matters, steering according to its dogmatically fixed conclusion. It heard the testimony of Bruce Lait and Lizzie Kenworthy on the afternoon of 19th October, with no questions being asked relating to their previous statements suggesting a bomb blast from below, neither being asked questions that would permit them to broach this, surely rather important, issue.
An electrifying Experience
For the five people sitting directly opposite the ‘bomb’, their accounts of what happened in that coach were primarily electrical. These are position 4, 12,15,18,20 in the diagram. They were all sitting next to each other, except that a door separated the first two. Did any of them tell the Inquest about the blast of the bomb?
What they described was rather more strange.
1. Andrew Brown (position 4, who lost one of his legs)
"When I regained consciousness, I was actually lying backwards, flat, with my back resting on the window frame through the broken window, and at the time I remember I was -- I had a sensation as if I was being electrocuted, because I was aware that I was unable to move and it was the electrocution that was making my body rigid... within a few seconds of me regaining consciousness, the electrocution was seemed to reduce, and I was then gradually, over about -- it's difficult to estimate the time, but I would say, over 30 seconds to a minute, I was -- the electricity diminished and I was able to move and sit up." (Oct 20th am 23:1-6)
2. Cynthia Chetty (position 12 – next to Ms Daniels)
“I remember, first of all, it was like a clicking sound and then there was just a bright white light that seemed to go on for quite a while and, during that white light, I thought it was only me affected, I don't know, maybe there was a power failure or something and I was being electrocuted, that's what I thought. And I could hear screaming and I could smell smoke.” (19th am 4:4-9).
Ms Catherine Daniels was sitting right next to Bruce Lait, on his left (position 15), and here is what happened to her:
“I suddenly felt a huge amount of pressure on my whole body. I felt as if I was being electrocuted. I thought I was dying and I think I shouted 'Lord, please forgive me'. This pressure lasted for about four seconds. It was then pitch black and I sat up. I had been pushed back in my seat. I think I said 'I'm alive, but I can't see'. Then the emergency lights came on.” (Oct 20th am 29:2-9):
She was right next to the area of where ‘the bomb’ was supposed to be!
Bruce Lait (position 18):
“We'd been on there for a minute at most and then something happened. It was like a huge electricity surge which knocked us out and burst our eardrums. I can still hear that sound now”.
5. His dancing-partner Crystal (position 20):
“ I was really tired. I had my eyes closed for about 20 seconds and all of a sudden I felt as if I [was] having a fit and couldn’t control myself. I slipped to the side. It was as if I had been electrocuted and thousands of volts were going through me. My face was really sore. I slowly opened my eyes and it was dusty and foggy and black.”
(These last two testimonies are not from the Inquest, but from right after the event)
Plus, from a bit further along the coach, we have Dr Gerardine Quaghebeur at position 26:
“I think the first thing was that it went dark, and there was a very — like a whoosh, a very strong wind. It almost felt like something electrical, because my hair just went up on end, and that was the first thing I remember, was that everything seemed to be electric. There was a lot of it was very dark, but there was lots of like sparks, just funny feelings.” (Oct. 20th pm 4:6-8)
These electrical experiences tend to suggest something outside the coach as having caused the blast, whereas they do not seem at all compatible with a ‘suicide bomb’ backpack going off. I guess that’s why our credulous and servile media don’t ever mention them. These experiences have been surgically removed from the story, whereas they are probably the most consistent thread of persons in the Aldgate coach.
Aldgate testimonies have sparks and “orange flames” seen outside the coach – for example, Mustafa Kurtuldu in the adjacent coach recalled: ‘It went white and there were flames outside the train, but they died down quickly.’ Sarah Reid in the next carriage recalled, ‘There was a fire beside me. I saw flames outside the window of my carriage,’ and she saw those flames before the blast went off. Derek Price told the Daily Telegraph, ‘A flash of flame went down the side of the train.’ Manjit Dhanjal, 26, was a couple of coaches away from the one that blew up; she first saw ‘a few sparks’ and thought it was ‘just a power surge’, then a fireball appeared and everything went black: she saw the sparks before the fireball. These Aldgate-blast experiences (from Chapter 9, Eyewitness Testimony, of ToT) are strangely different from what we are meant to believe.
The massive electrical failures that took place throughout much of the East London underground after the blasts are surely quite relevant here.
Survivors are placed under pressure from the media to ‘remember’ the suicide bomber – a person who, on the basis of the vast majority of witness testimony as well as the nature of the explosion evidence itself, simply was not there.
Three Trains, that Morning
The Edgware Road blast derailed the coach, as became evident from Mark Honigsbaum’s testimony. Would a detonation inside a coach do that? When survivors of the Piccadilly line blast emerged and gathered at Russell Square station, talking amongst themselves, they assumed it had been caused by something outside the coach – either a power surge or that the train had hit something (testimony of ‘George’ to London Assembly, ToT p.123). Comparisons here could be useful.
The evidence we have looked at helps to show why no journalist or member of the public was allowed to inspect the blasted coach remains.
There is only one obvious explanation as to why the scene of the crime could not be revealed.
The British media unanimously reject the position here argued, as beyond the pale of discussion. But, if the evidence supported the accepted narrative, we can be sure that every last confirming detail would have been placed before us and anyone else that wished to look. Collectively, are we unable to manage calm and informed debate on this terrible issue?
*The official time of the explosion is 08:49.00 – exactly 11 minutes to 9. (11 Oct pm 16:3-5) Likewise the Madrid bombs went off exactly 911 days after 9/11. Here we have identical ‘false flag’ fingerprints. This might appear like a fable to the uninitiated, but to those familiar with strategic state crimes carried out by intelligence services on behalf of the international globalist oligarchy, an occult significance may often appear as embedded somewhere in the numbers: see here and here. NB, the J7 team has disagreed, averring the blast was some minutes earlier.
Last updated 02/11/2010