whoever was behind the bombings and the apparent failed bombings, they have achieved their aim - to create fear, distrust, and a society where the government and its agencies can trample on the rights and freedoms of ordinary people.
with random searches going on at many tube stations, are the police following the law and issuing search dockets giving reasons for each search, or have we entered a phase where anyone can be stopped and searched at any time in the 'interests of security'? i urge everyone stopped in this way to demand their paperwork and not allow our freedoms to vanish through fear.
although i am a bit cynical of so-called 'conspiracists' (although as someone else pointed out, for bombs to be planted there must be a conspiracy of some sort!), there are many things about the bombings that worry me and which just don't make sense.
first, there is this whole issue of 'visor communications' and the ex-spook 'peter power' that runs it, who went on tv and radio talking about running an exercise on the 7th july simulating a bomb attack "at those very same stations". now some people have misreported what he said and suggested that the simulation involved a thousand people on the ground when it is actually clear it probably involved a few people in an office who were resposible for the safety of a 1000 people in a business or some other unknown organisation. but it still seems unfathomable that by mere chance this could have happened - the same day and in his words the exact same stations - no, not possible. so who is this guy, who was his client, and is it true? if his story is true then much deeper investigation is urgently required. it's bizarre that the mainstream media doesn't appear to have followed this up?
the second thing that disturbs me is all those cctv pictures. now, i'm not trying to draw a particular inference from this - i honestly have no big theory on who was behind recent events, and on who might have been controlling whom - but i really am concerned something's not quite right.
in the various pictures of the '7th july bombers', it seems that in every one they are pictured without anyone else around them. first at luton station, at a time when many people would be making their journeys into london, and then during the rush hour in london itself.
again with the 'attempted bombings' this week, we see pictures of a man in a completely empty tube corridor, the other two tube bombers alone, and most bizarre of all, the guy apparently fleeing a totally empty top deck of the bus. about the latter, i have to ask, if he were a bomber, wouldn't it have been sensible to be where the other passengers were? was the top deck empty and he yet still he thought "this would be a good place to bomb", or was he the last one off the bus AFTER the detonator had gone off, in which case, didn't one single person try to stop him? none of it adds up.
now, i don't want to start another conspiracists v express-reading (did u see today's 'shoot all bombers' headline!) trolls argument here on indymedia (although i probably have!), but if anyone's got any sensible comments on these matters i'd love to hear them, and even better, any true eye-witnesses who can shed some light.
thanks for reading this if you have, and apologies if you don't think it's good use of indymedia bandwidth.