7/7: the terror drill, the military explosives, and the Israeli connection
The official 7/7 account, as with 9/11, is a pack of lies. Though several independent researchers have done a great job in exposing the myth, it has been bolstered by a faux inquest, a fawning corporate media, and a largely unquestioning, overly trusting public.
Most notably, John Hill’s film 7/7 Ripple Effect reviews the evidence and lays out an alternate (and much more credible) narrative. I highly recommend it; you can view it here.
7/7 exhibits eerie similarities with the 9/11 cover-up including the simultaneous drills taking place around the exact same scenarios, military-grade explosives being used, and startling ‘coincidences’ coming to pass.
In the immediate aftermath of the bombings, forensic investigations found traces of military grade high explosives at all four bomb sites. This was widely reported in the media (see sources below). As time went on, the UK government’s (and its mouthpiece, the BBC’s) official narrative changed to ‘homemade explosives’. Reports of high explosives being used are now very difficult to find, and have never been mentioned again.
The presence of military grade high explosives was confirmed by Christophe Chaboud, head of the French Anti-Terrorism Co-ordination Unit, as well as Scotland Yard’s Deputy Assistant Commissioner Brian Paddick. Forensic investigations are a scientific process; the discovery of military-grade explosives, confirmed by experienced professionals, doesn’t just happen by accident.
This important part of the official narrative subsequently changed, and reports of it were largely excised from the media, never to be uttered again.
- Traces of military plastic explosive found in the wrecked Underground carriages and the bus
- “All we are saying is that it is high explosives”: Scotland Yard Deputy Assistant Commissioner Brian Paddick
- Military-grade RDX explosives found at bomb sites
- Senior French Detective: 7/7 Explosives ‘of military origin’
The mock terror drills
In a staggering coincidence on the morning of 7/7, Visor Consultants, a ‘Crisis, Risk and Business Continuity Management’ company was running a mock terror exercise involving simultaneous bombs exploding at the precise locations of the actual 7/7 bombs. The CEO of Visor, Peter Power, gave an interview on ITV news immediately after the attacks:
POWER: Today we were running an exercise for a company—bear in mind now that I’m in the private sector—and we sat everybody down in the city—1000 people involved in the whole organization—with the crisis team. And the most peculiar thing was it was we based on a scenario of simultaneous attacks on a underground and mainline station. So we had to suddenly switch an exercise from fictional to real. And one of the first things is, get that bureau number, when you have a list of people missing, tell them. And it took a long time—
INTERVIEWER: Just to get this right, you were actually working today on an exercise that envisioned virtually this scenario?
POWER: Almost precisely. I was up to 2 o’clock this morning, because it’s our job, my own company. Visor Consultants, we specialize in helping people to get their crisis management response, how you jump from slow time thinking to quick time doing. And we chose a scenario, with their assistance, which is based on a terrorist attack because they’re very close to a property occupied by Jewish businessmen, they’re in the City, and there are more American banks in the City than there are in the whole of New York—a logical thing to do.
INTERVIEWER: How extraordinary today must feel for you as it unfolds…
This incredible coincidence can be understood in the context of a mock terror drill that was designed to ‘go live’. Were four Muslim men recruited as mock terrorists to take part in such a drill, to ‘test national security and emergency response times’? Did they play the part of suicide bombers, carrying dummy bombs to pre-defined locations as part of the exercise, little knowing that it would be the last thing they would ever do?
The alleged bombers bought return tickets when travelling to London that morning, and even put pay and display tickets on their vehicles. This doesn’t sound like four suicide bombers, this sounds like four guys going to London, intending to come home.
“Hey you, Muslim person. Wanna make a hundred pounds? You could use that kind of dough, with a new kid and all. We’re running a terror drill, and all you gotta do is take this here harmless backpack with a fake bomb inside to work with you tomorrow, just to see if the subway guards catch you or not. Mum’s the word, this is national security and all; you can’t tell anyone!”
As part of such a drill, surely the actors would be asked to record a suicide video. That would make the mock terror exercise (and perhaps the resulting training materials) as realistic as possible. Of course Khan wouldn’t be told the details of the plan until later; after all they couldn’t risk the patsies talking about it prior to the event. Notice that neither Khan’s nor Tanweer’s videos contain a single detail of the attacks. No dates, no locations, nada. Not even a cryptic hint.
The BBC tried to play-down the incredible coincidence this drill represented by telling crass lies and attempting to assassinate the character of Hill:
“Muad Dib hangs much of his conspiracy theory on the fact that on 7 July 2005, there was a mock exercise preparing for a possible terror attack on the London underground, with a very similar scenario to what happened – three London stations. This he describes as “an unbelievable set of circumstances…But Peter Power, a former Scotland Yard police officer, says on 7 July, the exercise he ran was office-based and involved just six people from a publishing company.”
Contrast this with the ITN News interview with Visor’s CEO Peter Power from that day, where he clearly states that the exercise involved 1,000 people.
The BBC article goes on with a tirade of desperate, orientalist remarks about Hill being a Muslim convert, or just plain crazy. Discredit the messenger, distort the message.
Usual Suspects – Mossad enters the frame
There exists no CCTV footage of any of the alleged bombers boarding their respective Tube trains. For one of the most CCTV-rich areas of the planet with over 6,000 CCTV cameras covering the Tube network in 2005, this again seems highly unlikely. We are told by the company that provides the CCTV camera system, Verint Systems, that the cameras ‘weren’t working’.
Verint Systems is an Israeli company with over 2,500 employees. Metronet Rail selected Verint in September 2004.
In yet another astonishing coincidence, the camera on the number 30 Stagecoach bus that exploded in Tavistock Square ‘wasn’t working’ either. The security system for London’s buses was provided by another Israeli company: ICTS International. To make matters even more suspicious, a week after the event a Stagecoach employee claimed that the bus had been ‘inspected’ for 20 hours over the previous weekend. Was this bus being rigged with military grade explosives and its CCTV sabotaged?
Right-wing Israeli newspaper Ynet later reported that Mossad’s office in London received advance warning of the attacks. Were they the ones who warned Benjamin Netanyahu not to leave his London hotel that morning?
Hill theorises that the ‘bombers’ received their final instructions at an ICTS office next to Luton rail station, before boarding the train to London.
ICTS international is an Israeli transport security company that, in addition to London’s bus system, also runs security for:
- Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (remember Richard Reid the Shoe Bomber?)
- Boston Logan Airport (one of the 9/11 airports, and also the airport that Richard Reid’s plane was diverted to after his failed attempt at lighting the bomb)
- Amsterdam Schipol (remember Umar ‘Fizzlepants’ Farouk Abdulmutallab?)
Indeed, ICTS does have an office in Luton, make of that what you will.
2002 and 2003 saw unprecedented marches in opposition to the impending invasion of Iraq. The Metropolitan Police’s (conservative) estimate was at least 750,000 whereas organisers put the figure closer to 2 million. This public fury became even harder to contain as British and Iraqi blood began to flow in Iraq, and the reality of the faked, ‘sexed up’ casus belli began to emerge. The timing of 7/7 was most certainly convenient for Tony Blair and the Anglo-American political elite, keen to continue and escalate the fraudulent War On Terror.
Taken in hand with the ongoing cover-up and the startling ‘coincidences’ outlined above (by no means an exhaustive list), a new 7/7 investigation should be at the forefront of every Brit’s mind.