Thursday, 19 April 2007

The Cropped photo of Hasib Hussain

A film, called "Ludicrous Diversion" has questioned why this photo of the 4th bomber, entering Luton train station, Hasib Mir Hussain, is "inexplicably cropped".

As we are not the police, we may never know, but I would hardly call it "Inexplicable". Usually when you crop an image, it is to zoom into a specific area. Seeing how Hasib Hussain was, ykno, a rather big figure in police investigation, it would probably be good for their investigation for people to know what he looked like.

As I say, we are not the police, and neither are those who call this "inexplicable"

Bombs under the Tube?

David Shayler reported one news article that reported a bomb had exploded underneath the tube. This is false.

Here is what prisonplanet, Alex Jones' conspiracy theorist site reports happened.

"Now another credible source, Guardian journalist Mark Honigsbaum, talked to eyewitnesses at the Edgware Road bombing, who essentially described the same thing.
Eyewitnesses told Honigsbaum that "tiles, the covers on the floor of the train, suddenly flew up, raised up."
How could the floor of the train raise up from a bomb supposedly in the backpack of an individual seated in the carriage, above the floor?
The victims then heard "an almighty crash" as a train traveling in the opposite direction collided, clearly indicating that the train had derailed due to the bomb being placed under the carriage."

Mark Honigsbaum has recently cleared this up...

"I asked passengers what they had seen and experienced and was told by two survivors from the bombed train that, at the moment of the blast, the covers on the floor of their carriage had flown up - the phrase they used was "raised up". There was no time to check their statements as moments later the police widened the cordon and I was directed to the opposite pavement, outside the Metropole hotel.
In the report, broadcast on our website, I said that it "was believed" there had been an explosion "under the carriage of the train". I also said that "some passengers described how the tiles, the covers on the floors of the train, flew up, raised up".
It later became clear from interviewing other passengers who had been closer to the seat of the explosion that the bomb had actually detonated inside the train, not under it, but my comments, disseminated over the internet where they could be replayed ad nauseam, were already taking on a life of their own.
"Did July 7 bombs explode under trains?" read a posting that referred to my report a few weeks later. "Eyewitness accounts appear to contradict the theory that suicide bombers were responsible for killing 39 [sic] passengers on London's tube network that day."
Another went even further: "How Black Ops staged the London bombings: Staged terror events - like magic tricks - rely on misdirection to throw people off the track ... The bombs on the underground were not in the tube carriages. They were under the floors of the carriages.",,1806794,00.html

Warnings to the Jewish?

With every conspiracy theory, there is always a Jew who gets advanced warnings.
Alex Jones, everyone's favourite fundamentalist, implies in his film "Terrorstorm" that one Benjamin Netanyahu got advance warnings of the attack.

"Army Radio quoting unconfirmed reliable sources reported a short time ago that Scotland Yard had intelligence warnings of the attacks a short time before they occurred.
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 economic summit."

First of all, you have to remember it does say "unconfirmed", then the correction that followed afterwards.

"I have just spoken to a source very close to Israeli Finance Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Netanyahu was scheduled to speak later today at an economic conference in a London hotel directly above the site of one of the subway explosions.
"The explosion happened just beneath the hotel at the same time the meeting with businessman interested in investing in Israel was expected to begin," said an aide to Netanyahu.
There were published reports early this morning that Scotland Yard officials contacted the Israelis minutes before the attacks to warn them of imminent terrorist strikes.
My sources in the Israeli Government are denying those reports. They say the Israeli Embassy and the Netanyahu security team received reports immediately AFTER the first explosion, warning Netanyahu not to go to the hotel.
"There was no early information about terrorist attacks," said Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom on Israel Army Radio. "After the first explosion an order was given that no one move until things become clear.""

Obviously this will not be good enough for Mr Jones, as he doesn't seem to realise mistakes happen in the press immediatly after a terrorist attack. A lot like the unconfirmed reports a "car bomb" that was reported to have exploded on 9/11.