Thursday, August 17, 2006

Was it all a Scam?

The political blogosphere has been alive with rumours that the latest terrorist plot has been a public-relations stunt. Craig Murray claims that none of the alleged bombers had made a bomb, bought an airline ticket, and most did not even have passports. Many of them had been under surveillance for over a year. The evidence that they intended to blow up numerous planes seems to have come from Pakistan (possible from someone under torture). Incredibly, Reid himself stayed up all night to “minutely direct the arrests”. Murray argues that the timing of this is political. Can it really be true? I suppose we will have to wait and see. But if there are no convictions it will be bad news for John Reid, and the airlines will not be best pleased. Gordon Brown is currently on paternity leave, which may prove to be very wise. Murray's article can be read here:


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