Ooops! Sorry! We Killed the Wrong Man
News Brief – July 23, 2005
Reuters reports that the man police shot dead on Friday at a London Underground train station was not connected to bomb attacks on the British capital.
"We are now satisfied that he was not connected with the incidents of Thursday 21st July 2005," police said in a statement.
So who was he and why was he shot?
According to a later statement, police named the victim as Jean Charles de Menezes, a 27-year-old Brazillian electrician who had been living in London for three years.
Which is par for the course in the "War Against Terror". A complete innocent is gunned down, thereby helping to induce more fear and apprehension in the public.
Last year London's Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Sir John Stevens, said that a terror attack on London was 'inevitable'.
Well, he's been proved right. But whether that's because he had been warned by the powers that be that such an attack would be staged, is open to debate.
Nonetheless, events like the recent bombings in London – staged or not – and yesterday's shooting on the London Underground, help notch up tension and assist the passage of more draconian legislation.
Still, police have finally admitted they shot dead the wrong man as they hunted for supposed terrorists on London's transport system.
Plainclothes police chased the man into an underground train station on Friday after he ignored warnings to stop. But as we pointed out previously, he might just as well have been a petty thief or simply someone who took fright when confronted by by gun weilding men.
It now appears that we were correct but all the police can now do is say, oops sorry, or words to that effect.
According to a police spokesman on Saturday: "For somebody to lose their life in such circumstances is a tragedy and one that the Metropolitan Police Service regrets." Etc, etc...
The fact is, the police have gunned down an innocent man in a phoney war that is meant to induce more public fear and apprehension, thereby paving the way more stringent legislation.
All of which is preparation for a more authoritarian regime, courtesy Bush, Blair and their carefully staged "War on Terror".
Last updated 25/07/2005