by Jason Jeffrey
New Dawn No. 92 (Nov-Dec 2005)
December 01, 2005
JASON JEFFREY holds
an interest in a wide range of subjects including
geopolitics, the "New World Order", Big Brother,
suppressed technology, psychic/spiritual development,
ancient civilizations and esotericism.
"There are powers at
work in this country
about which we have no
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II
speaking to Paul Burrell,
former butler to the late
On July 7, 2005 bombings on the London
subway system and a bus killed 52 people and injured 700. As the
list of unanswered questions and inconsistencies about the attacks
continued to grow, blame was quickly laid on 'al Qaeda'.
The effects of the London bombings were immediate: There was a
renewed commitment by Western leaders to the 'war on terror'. Most
other stories and scandals were wiped off newspaper front pages,
including UK Prime Minister Tony Blair's plummeting popularity.
The bombings occurred while the G8 Summit was going on in nearby
Gleneagles, Scotland. It was here the topic of terrorism was
beginning to seem tired amid broadening demands for debt
cancellation for impoverished countries.
George Bush's priority - the
'war on terror' - was moving out of the limelight.
Afterwards, with London smoking and bleeding, Bush and Blair were
able to stand up tall and look strong as they declared the 'war on
terror' would be won: "we will prevail and they will not," and, "we
alone are fighting" to defend "the values of Western civilization."
Terror returned to front and centre and further debt cancellation
The bombings were the green light for
Tony Blair to introduce draconian anti-terrorism legislation
which had previously been thwarted by judicial rulings designed to
protect human rights.
Blair said he plans policies for deportation of people who "foster
hatred." Parliament will also be asked to pass a law against
"condoning" or "glorifying terrorism" anywhere in the world, and
giving the government the power to close places of worship. Lists
are to be drawn up of 'extremist' websites, bookshops and centers.
A clampdown on words or actions likely to be seen as 'glorifying
terrorism' could affect groups and individuals unconnected to
'Islamic extremism' - animal rights activists, for example, may have
to change much of what they write if they are not to fall foul of
British MP George Galloway, a
vocal supporter of the Iraqi resistance movement, could be charged
under the new law because the government has demonized the
resistance as 'terrorists'.
Australian Prime Minister John Howard also announced a
similar review to 'tighten up' anti-terrorism legislation.
Who was ultimately responsible for the July 7 bombings remains a
mystery. But authorities seemed to know who was behind it soon after
the attack. London Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Ian Blair
had already made up his mind when he said the investigation into the
bombs will uncover a "clear al Qaeda link."
Responding to news of the July 7 bombings, Ayatollah Ahmad
Jannati, who heads Iran's top legislative watchdog the Guardian
Council, said the British had themselves to blame.
"One possible set of culprits is al
Qaeda. But al Qaeda is Bush and Blair. Who launched al Qaeda?
You must be tried, you who are the mothers of al Qaeda," he told
worshippers at Friday prayers in Tehran.
"The other likelihood is that the British regime may have
carried out the attack itself… because it benefits most… They
want to justify their presence in Iraq and Afghanistan," he
Independent researchers across the world have uncovered information
which contradicts the official version of events and points to the
involvement of intelligence agencies in the bombings.
Hardly any mainstream media picked up the news that 'bombing
exercises' were being conducted in the London Underground at the
same time as the actual attack.
Only hours after
the July 7 bombings, in an
interview on BBC radio, Peter Power, Managing Director of
Visor Consultants, made the extraordinary admission that at
precisely the time the London bombings took place, his company was
running an exercise which drilled the London Underground being
bombed at the exact same locations, at the exact same times, as
happened in real life on July 7.
Visor Consultants is a "crisis
management advice company" or PR firm.
Power said the drill focused around "simultaneous bombings."
Originally the London bombings were thought to have been spread over
an hour, but later it was revealed they were in fact simultaneous.
Also, they were easier to execute as
Britain's terror alert level had just been lowered.
"We had to suddenly switch an
exercise from fictional to real," said Power who is a former
Scotland Yard official, working at one time with the Anti
Responding to a deluge of emails after
his admission, Power strenuously denies any truth to "conspiracy
theories" tying his company to the attacks, but he does confirm the
exercise involved a,
"short number of 'walk through'
scenarios for a private company in London as part of a wider
project that remains confidential."
Some investigators suspicious of Visor
Consultants suggest the company might have released information to
the media that the bombings were a power surge.
For the first hour this was the
explanation given, and one that would give authorities time to
manage the release of information about the explosions. Power has
been hired by the British government before and has on previous
occasions released information after terrorist incidents in London.
This is all too close to dismiss as simply coincidence.
A news report which almost went unnoticed hints intelligence
agencies had prior knowledge of the attacks.
Arutz Sheva, pegged as Israel's national news Internet site,
stated on the day of the July 7 bombing:
"Army Radio quoting unconfirmed
reliable sources reported a short time ago that Scotland Yard
had intelligence warnings of the attacks a short time before
The Israeli Embassy in London was
notified in advance, resulting in Finance Minister Binyamin
Netanyahu remaining in his hotel room rather than make his way
to the hotel adjacent to the site of the first explosion, a
Liverpool Street train station, where he was to address an
This report was subsequently refuted and
changed to say Netanyahu was warned after the first blast.
The importance of Visor Consultant's training exercise cannot be
understated because the exact same scenario played out in the United
States on the morning of September 11, 2001.
The Pentagon and the North American Aerospace Defense Command
(NORAD) conducted drills involving multiple hijacked planes on the
morning of September 11, 2001.
And in what the US government called "a
bizarre coincidence," the US National Reconnaissance Office had
planned an exercise for September 11 in which an errant aircraft
would crash into an office tower.
American Airlines Flight 77, which
crashed into the Pentagon, took off
from Dulles at 8:10 AM on September 11 - 50 minutes before the
exercise was said to begin.
On the morning of 9-11, NORAD radar screens showed as many as 22
hijacked airliners at the same time, but they had been briefed this
was part of the exercise drill and therefore normal reactive
procedure was forestalled and delayed.
The two scenarios are comparable in that
it is a tried and tested method of navigating around everyday
security services, and, more importantly, if the perpetrators get
caught during the attack or after with any incriminating evidence,
they can just claim they were taking part in an exercise.
What are the odds of coincidental 'drills' going on at the exact
same time real life events were taking so many human lives in two
We are also faced with the scenario of four men, one of whom had a
new family, and another whose wife was pregnant, carrying bombs set
on timers and calmly waiting for them to explode.
A statement issued by the family of the so-called "fourth suicide
bomber", Jamaican-born British resident Germaine Lindsay, said he,
"had a kind, caring and calming
presence about him."
"He was a good and loving husband and a brilliant father, who
showed absolutely no sign of doing this atrocious crime. We as a
family had no idea of his plans and are as horrified as the rest
of the world."
The incongruities of the case have
already prompted even some official investigators to suggest the men
were not 'suicide bombers' but may have been duped by their "al
Qaeda handler" into believing they would only place the explosive
devices and not be killed in the blast.
But it also makes sense if the men
thought they were carrying fake bombs as part of a terror drill.
Lending weight to this theory is the fact all four men had paid up
their parking tickets before boarding a train at Luton for King's
Cross and they all bought return tickets to the capital.
The lack of video taped evidence revealing the alleged bombers'
movements is also suspicious. Every London bus and Underground train
carriage is said to have multiple video cameras, but the one on the
bombed bus apparently "malfunctioned."
Videos of the other men have not been
made available, only a few grainy images of the men at the start of
their journey boarding the train at Luton.
Another piece of the jigsaw being pieced together by independent
investigators is the testimony of 32 year-old dance instructor
Bruce Lait, who was just meters away when a bomb ripped through
his train carriage. He miraculously escaped with only minor
Speaking from his hospital bed in an interview with the British
newspaper Cambridge Evening News of July 25, Lait recounts
what happened after the bomb went off and how a policeman helped him
out of the carriage, adding that,
"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."
Then on July 21, two weeks after the
July 7 bombings, four attempted bomb attacks disrupted part of
London's public transport system. By July 29, police had arrested
all four of the main bombing suspects and numerous other people.
The July 21 attacks were immediately linked to the previous
bombings, however it is has now been established there was no
connection between the men involved in both attacks.
The police operation that quickly rounded up all the suspects of the
copycat July 21 attack succeeded in monopolizing media coverage and
taking attention away from growing doubts about the official version
of the July 7 bombings.
Hamdi Issac, one of the July 21 bomb suspects held in custody
in Rome, says his backpack contained only flour and was designed
merely to frighten. This explains why the so-called bombs let off a
small bang followed by some smoke smouldering from their backpacks.
According to Italian daily La
Repubblica, he claims not to have planned to kill anybody in the
attack, "let alone myself." He added that the July 7 bombings in
London, "happens every day in Iraq."
The difference between the two bomb attacks could not be starker.
The bombers of July 7 are all dead and
police have made no arrests of significance in connection with it.
The attacks of July 21 led to the arrest of all those directly
involved including dozens of people who supposedly are 'connected'.
Perhaps one of the biggest indicators of an intelligence agency link
to the July 7 bombings is the revelation that Haroon Rashid Aswat
- allegedly the "mastermind" of the attacks - is controlled by
MI6, Britain's external security service.
Speaking on July 29 to Fox News channel, former US Justice
Department prosecutor and terrorism expert John Loftus
discussed Aswat's relationship to British and US intelligence,
through a British based organization
Loftus added that,
"the entire British police are out
chasing him [Aswat], and one wing of the British government, MI6
or the British Secret Service, has been hiding him…"
Loftus adds that Aswat's role as an
informer or a 'double agent' had protected him from being arrested
by the CIA because he,
"was working for British
Arresting and putting Aswat on trial in
a secret tribunal for organizing the July 7 attacks could be turned
into a two fold victory for the intelligence agencies:
Space does not permit a full accounting of Britain's creation and
manipulation of certain so-called 'Islamic' organizations in the
late 19th and early 20th century.
Close to a century ago the British began
cultivating Islamic groups to counter the rising tide of Arab
nationalism which demanded independence from colonialism. Suffice to
say, as masters of political maneuvering and intrigue, British
geostrategists have for many years struggled to control events in
the oil rich Middle East.
Up until recently, this strategy allowed a flood of 'Islamists' from
Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Palestine, to live in
Britain, a safe haven where they could further promote their various
By the 1980s and 90s, foreign intelligence services were complaining
about the policy. The French were particularly incensed, tracing the
origin of the 1995 bombings of the Paris Metro to cells operating,
with apparent impunity, from London.
The Russians repeatedly expressed displeasure over Britain providing
asylum for Chechen separatists, which they say is a double standard
in the fight against terrorism. Two of the terrorists behind the
massacre of 300 people, half of them children,
in Beslan, Russia in 2004, were
It is well known that for more than two centuries, the West has been
engaged in breaking up - or thwarting - the presence and extension
of Russian influence southward to the Black Sea and beyond.
Destabilizing the Russian republic of
Chechnya is a key aspect of this strategy, part of the 'New Great
The New Statesman revealed in December 2002 that, even a year
after September 11, Britain was
still seen as excessively tolerant.
In a cover piece entitled 'Londonistan',
the Statesman quoted European and American officials as suggesting
"had come to a non-aggression pact
with Islamist oppositionists dating back to the mujahedin
rebellion against the Soviet-backed regime in Afghanistan", a
deal that might explain British immunity from 'Islamic' attacks.
Years before September 11 there were
calls for Britain to give up harboring certain groups, but these
pleas fell on deaf ears.
Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, at the 1997
summit of the Organization of Islamic Conference decried "Western
democracies," meaning in this case, Britain, which,
"give refuge to those of our people
who promote disruptive activities in our countries," even while
accusing Islamic nations of promoting "terrorism."
The 'Islamic Group' that claimed credit
for the November 1997 shootings in Luxor, Egypt which killed over 60
people, mostly foreign tourists, had its international headquarters
Al Ahram, the Egyptian government daily, in a feature entitled 'How
Can We Surround and Extradite London's Lords of Terror?' published
on December 7, 1997, documents how London became an "Islamic"
terrorist haven following the war in Afghanistan, when "legions" of
unemployed mujahideen, who had been drawn to Afghanistan from all
over the Muslim world, flocked to London for protection, and for new
Al Ahram quotes an unnamed security source, in its analysis of
British motives in making London the "world's terror capital," which
partially describes the thinking of British intelligence.
"The British expect to reap a great
advantage through controlling the most dangerous terrorists on
its soil," it quotes the source as saying.
"Through this logic," the source continues, "British
intelligence works contrary to all its counterparts in the
world. The information British intelligence has acquired about
these groups and its members, is an invaluable card, which it
can use to either negotiate, or put pressure on, Middle East
Al Ahram adds that part of the purpose
is to manipulate these groups and take them over, on behalf of
British geopolitical aims.
Al Ahram's source concludes:
"London's 'permanent interests' have
always converged with the lords of terrorism who live in
Britain, and who never underestimate what their existence
represents for British interests.''
After September 11, French intelligence
officials again angrily accused Britain's internal security agency
MI5 of failing to cooperate in stifling 'Islamic' terrorist groups.
The level of assistance received from
British intelligence in tracking down terror cells was described as
being worse than before September 11.
The mid-1990s witnessed a series of vicious wars that led to the
break up of Yugoslavia. The Pakistan-based militant group
Harkat-ul-Mujahideen (HUA) was one of the many organizations to
send a contingent to help Bosnian Muslims in their fight against the
They were sent by the Pakistan
government of Benazir Bhutto at the request of the US administration
under Bill Clinton.
The contingent, which was raised and trained by Lieutenant General
(retired) Hamid Gul, former director general of Pakistan's
Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), included a large number of
British Muslims of Pakistani origin.
According to estimates, about 200 Muslims of Pakistani origin living
in the UK went to Pakistan, received training in the camps of the
HUA, and joined the HUA in Bosnia with the blessings of London and
Washington. Among them was Omar Sheikh, who went on to mastermind
the murder of US journalist Daniel Pearl in 2002.
In the late 1990s, the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) also attracted
many foreign fighters, encouraged by an outpouring of Western
support to help defeat an alleged Serbian genocide.
One of those fighters was David Hicks,
who is now locked up in the Guantanamo Bay prison camp.
Crossing The Rubicon, investigative
journalist Mike Ruppert notes:
"Great Britain - one of the major
players supporting the KLA in Kosovo - also maintained secret
relationships with bin Laden…
In 1996, Britain's exterior
intelligence, MI6, actually funded and worked with al Qaeda in a
plot to assassinate and overthrow Libya's Muammar Qadhafi.
Details of the relationship emerged
after a British domestic intelligence (MI5) officer, David
Shayler, went public with documents detailing the relationship
between Britain and bin Laden."
A decade before Bosnia and Kosovo, the
West had raised and funded a large corps of fighters - including
Osama bin Laden - to help the mujahideen in their jihad against
Soviet troops in Afghanistan in the 1980s.
Most of these 'Freedom Fighters'
returned home, but many remained under Western intelligence agency
control. Some were soon redeployed to North Africa and the Middle
East, to carry out terrorist actions ascribed to 'Islamic terrorist
groups', on behalf of Western geopolitical aims.
Question is: Are some of these fighters participating in the 'war on
terrorism', and who do they work for?
After September 11, terrorism suddenly became enemy number one.
The threat was conflated into the
proportions of an alien invasion. However, whether it was real or
not, the powers-that-be promptly took advantage of the terrorist
Armies could be mobilized against any country alleged to be
'harboring' the new terrorist enemy (i.e. Afghanistan and Iraq). An
elusive enemy could strike anywhere at anytime, which meant
sacrifices at home (anti-terrorism laws).
Such an enemy of vague and ambiguous proportions could be easily
stage-managed. It is now irrelevant whether Osama bin Laden is alive
or dead, or that he controls an actual organization with certain
The myth is born. And now those with
real power - military force and 'informational dominance' - easily
direct the outcome of the new game.
With 'jihadists' on the loose worldwide, we would expect to see many
attacks. Instead, despite the mainstream media's duplicity, since
September 11 the Western world has witnessed only a few spectacular
attacks supposedly carried out by small groups 'connected' to 'al
With great fanfare in the corporate controlled press, large numbers
of Muslims have been rounded up in raids across Britain, Europe, the
US, and Australia.
But most were later released and no one
has been proven to be an 'al Qaeda' operative. For example,
following the well publicized 'ricin affair' in the UK in January
2003, it was later established there was no 'ricin', no 'cell', and
no 'al Qaeda' connection.
The independent British journalist William Bowles notes that,
"with hundreds arrested under
anti-terror laws but not a single conviction of anyone actually
proved as being a member of al Qaeda or even being caught
red-handed with a bomb, it's safe to assume that it's unlikely
al Qaeda actually exists as an effective organization, let alone
operates an 'international terror network'."
Statements of responsibility made in the
name of 'al Qaeda' or the fact an individual claims to be acting on
behalf of it (after being 'softened up' at a secret prison camp),
does not prove such an organization exists.
Official briefings about terrorism, often unverified or unverifiable
by journalists, have become dramatic press stories. Few of these
ominous announcements are retracted if they turn out to be baseless.
Almost no one questions the myth of 'al
Qaeda' because so many people have got an interest in keeping it
It is not too difficult to understand the relative ease in which
intelligence agencies, with all their financial and information
resources, can manipulate data (as we saw in the recent WMD
justification for war on Iraq) and people to achieve objectives.
Is the 'war on terror' running a little flat?
Let's raid the homes of some Muslims and
then leak to the press that 'Muslim extremists' were planning
'terrorist attacks' on Australia's Sydney's Opera House and Harbour
Bridge (such raids actually occurred in Melbourne on June 22).
What's even better, the families whose homes were raided are
prevented from speaking out by new anti-terrorism laws.
Thus, we never know if the raids prevented a terrorist plot or they
were a publicity stunt for the 'war on terror'.
But headlines have the desired effect,
the not so subtle reminder there's a 'war' going on and it might one
day come to your home, your office, or your child's school - just as
it did to commuters in London on July 7.
Can we say the cause of Islam benefits from terrorist attacks that
kill civilians? No, of course not. The beneficiaries are governments
who can 'justifiably' continue to support Bush's 'war on terror'
(which enriches the military-industrial complex) and introduce long
sought laws that curtail civil liberties and limit dissent.
In London today they are now implementing intrusive surveillance and
policing of Muslims and the Muslim community. The attacks have
justified the introduction of ID cards, which will hold substantial
New 'anti-terror' laws being rushed through the UK Parliament
include rules allowing the government to impose curfews and the
electronic tagging of people suspected of terrorism.
A Phony 'War
It goes without saying that the overwhelmingly majority of Muslim
organizations are entirely legitimate and also it cannot be assumed
that all groups cited in this article are simply the products of
What the evidence reveals is that
intelligence agencies have tirelessly worked to infiltrate groups of
all political and religious persuasions in an effort to achieve
The use of agent provocateurs is a well established method that many
states still use against their perceived enemies.
It would be child's play for well
established spy agencies such as Britain's MI6, America's CIA, and
Israel's Mossad to control 'al Qaeda', which barely exists at all,
except as an idea or a myth about cleansing a corrupt world through
Much of the currently perceived threat from international terrorism,
argues the recent TV documentary 'The
Power of Nightmares - The Rise of the Politics of Fear',
"is a fantasy that has been
exaggerated and distorted by politicians. It is a dark illusion
that has spread unquestioned through governments around the
world, the security services, and the international media."
"In an age when all the grand ideas have lost credibility, fear
of a phantom enemy is all the politicians have left to maintain
their power," it says.
A perpetual war against an invisible and
entirely fictitious enemy.
Five continuous years of a 'war
on terrorism' past the point of no return have left the
line between fabricated (intelligence agency-orchestrated) terrorism
and any 'real' terrorism (a response to the provocations and
policies) irrevocably blurred.
As a willing partner in this enterprise, the mainstream media has
distorted the truth by 'pre-packaging' language in a way that paints
the world into black ('terrorist') and white ('us'). Shades of grey
(where truth and reality normally reside) are difficult to describe
in just a few words.
Terms such as,
'act of terror'
...act as familiar signposts for the
public, to be regurgitated in social discourse without any knowledge
of the semantic meaning of the language being employed.
George Orwell warned that an individual's thought processes
were undermined by what he disparaging termed 'journalese' or 'officialese'.
When an individual becomes a slave to
official jargon they are, in a sense, gagged. Individuals are prone
to use 'officialese' and follow the 'mindless thought grooves'
which, in Orwell's opinion, could easily be replaced with more
accurate and thoughtful terms.
In George Orwell's classic novel
1984, the totalitarian state of
Oceania is perpetually at war with either Eurasia or Eastasia.
Although the enemy changes periodically,
the war is permanent; its true purpose is to control dissent and
sustain dictatorship by nurturing popular fear and hatred.
Newspeak, the "official language" of Oceania, reduced the number and
variety of words in use to render dissenting thought obsolete.
Closely related to Newspeak is Doublethink, in which someone is
conditioned to either say the opposite of what he thinks or think
the opposite of what is true.
By the devious abuse of language and spreading the fear of more
terrorist attacks, the government and
the corporate media are numbing us
into blindly accepting the emerging totalitarian state.