The SEVENTH day of the SEVENTH month 2005 saw
London hit by suicide bombers in a co-ordinated attack on the
London Transport system.
At 0850 three bombs exploded in underground
trains just outside Liverpool Street and Edgeware Road and on
another travelling on the Picallilly Line between Kings Cross
and Russell Square stations. One hour later an explosion blew
apart a bus in Tavistock Square, near King's Cross.
Altogether 52 innocent passengers lost their
lives in the attacks and more than 770 people were injured.
The bombers were British aged between 18 and
30 years old.
14 days later 21/7/05 there was another bombing
attempt which failed.
The next day 22nd July the police followed
a young man Jean Charles de Menezes (born SEVENTH January 1978)
mistaking him for a suspected suicide bomber. He was followed
to Stockwell underground station in London, followed onto the
train where he was shot SEVEN times in the head at point blank
range without challenge.
He was innocent a case of mistaken identity!
Even if he had turned out to be a terrorist, this action
is complete overkill. Couldn't they have shot him with a traquiliser
gun or a taser? Maybe then he would still be alive today. But
why did they wait until he was on the underground train before
didn't jump the barrier nor was he wearing a thick padded
coat or a rucksack as initially reported. So why was that reported
at all? and why was all vital CCTV evidence 'missing'? Britian
has more CCTV cameras than anywhere else, but strangely there
was none in this case, despite the country and especially tube
stations being on high alert. Very fishy!!!
This incident was the biggest ever
cock up with the worst possible outcome. But the chief of police,
Sir Iain Blair, commemorated the actions of his men and arrogantly
refused to resign over the incident. He was later asked to resign
by Boris Johnson, the newly elected London Mayor. However no
one was charged or held accountable and Menezez's family have
been denied justice. After an inquest in which the jury were
forbidden from retuning a verdict of unlawful killing the result
was an open verdict. The jury didn't believe the police's account
of what happened but regardless no one was held accountable and
the police said 'sorry'.
Once you could go up to a policeman
and ask for directions but now you'd better be careful how you
approach one! Armed police with itchy triggers,
doesn't equate to public safety - obviously, and doesn't make
me feel safer. There have been quite a lot of accidental killings
by police since this so called war on terror. If there was such
a big threat to our public safety then events such as 9-11 would
happen regularly, it's been nine years since that happened.
Yes there has been a few more incidents since, but these have
been a result of the war and the way Muslims have been treated
since. These incidents probably wouldn't
have happened otherwise.
This whole catalogue of events is the result
of vengence ' The war in Iraq is partly Bush's revenge for 9/11.
The British Governments' alliance with the US in Iraq was the
reason behind the attacks in London and later Glasgow, but just
because a few radicals are behind these attacks there is no reason
to attack a whole country and kill tens of thousands of innocent
people, or send hundreds of young men to their deaths. The fear-mongering
and panic is actively ecouraged by the government as it gives
them a reason to treat us all as potential criminals and remove
our civil liberties, all 'for our own safety'.
If George Bush and Tony Blair are as 'Christians'
as they claim to be, then where is the fogiveness?, Love thy enemy?,
turn the other cheek, though shalt not kill policy?
The threat of Saddam Huissen
and the Weapons of Mass Destruction were later discovered to
be non-existent. If it was a case of just removing Saddam, then
where is 007 when we need him? At least
750,000 people marched against the war in February 2003, but
in this so-called democracy the voice of the people was ignored
and the irony is they are now trying to bring this democracy
to Iraq and now Afghanistan.
On the Seventh of March 2003 Lord
Goldsmith informed Tony Blair that the case for indaving Iraq
was illegal. This wasn't the only illegal act Tony Blair committed,
there was cash for honours, and blocking an inquiry into arms
deals with Saudi Arabia, The death of Dr. David Kelly, He knew
about torture filghts as well as the fact that suspects were
being tortured into confessing. It seems our ex-Prime Minister
was one of the biggest criminals in history although the law
doesn't seem to apply to our leaders, the government or the police?
Tony Blair and George Bush should be charged with war crimes
and actually owning and using weapons of mass destruction.
War only results in death and destruction,
murder of innocent men women and children. These wars, far from
bringing peace are stirring up a hornets nest of more hatered
and resentment and revenge against the West and ultimately putting
us all in danger.
If we look at it another way, how would us brits,
like to be invaded, occupied and have our leader executed and
have another country's will forced upon us? Don't you think we
might object and fight against it?
People are the same all over, there is no such
thing as a Christian, a Muslim, a Buddhist or a Jew, just people
who are exactly the same under the skin. Instead of creating
barriers and pointing out differences in each other we should
recognise the similarities and that we are all
just human no matter how important we think we are, including
our so-called leaders. Remember they can only lead if we choose
follow... you are not a puppet and your will is your own.