Sources claim latest "terror plot" a hoax cooked up to divert attention from Blair's and Bush's woes
By Wayne Madsen
Journal Contributing Writer
Aug 12, 2006, 00:18
According to knowledgeable sources in the UK and other
countries, the Tony Blair government, under siege by a Labor Party revolt,
cleverly cooked up a new "terror" scare to avert the public's eyes
away from Blair's increasing political woes. British law enforcement; neocon
and intelligence operatives in the United States, Israel, and Britain; and
Rupert Murdoch's global media empire cooked up the terrorist plot, liberally
borrowing from the failed 1995 "Oplan Bojinka" plot by Pakistan- and
Philippines-based terrorist Ramzi Ahmad Yousef to crash 11 trans-Pacific
airliners bound from Asia to the United States. In the latest plot, it is
reported that liquid bombs were to be detonated on 10 trans-Atlantic planes
outbound from Britain to the United States.
The London terror plan was "known" last Sunday by
British and American authorities, according to the Indian press.
American Airlines flight 109 from London Heathrow to Boston boarded a family of
five, however, after the plane left Heathrow authorities determined that the
father appeared on a British suspect list drawn up after the 7/7 London transit
attacks. At first, the pilot was instructed to fly all the way to Boston where
U.S. authorities could claim credit for apprehending the suspect. However, the
pilot, fearing for the safety of his passengers and crew, refused and quickly
returned to Heathrow without informing the passengers. Once on the ground, it
was discovered that the male had in his carry-on baggage the type of
combination liquid explosive and electronic device now being hyped by the
British and American media.
British sources report that the reason for the delay in
informing the airlines and traveling public about the liquid bomb on the
American flight was to maximize the beneficial political impact for Blair and
George W. Bush, both plummeting in the polls from the situations in Iraq and
Earlier this week, two employees of Murdoch's London
tabloid, News of the World, were charged with hacking into the voice and
text cell phone messages of three members of the staff of Clarence House, the
residence of Princes Charles, William, and Harry. One of those charged with the
wiretapping was Clive Goodman, the Royals editor of the News of the World.
The same paper earlier tried to politically damage two
anti-Iraq war British politicians -- Scottish Socialist Tommy Sheridan and
Respect Party MP George Galloway. The paper charged that Sheridan was
unfaithful to his wife by going to swinger's clubs. He won a quarter million
dollar lawsuit against the paper. Galloway was confronted by Mazher Mahmood, an
individual who uses the moniker "Fake Sheik," who posed as a wealthy
Arab businessman and tried unsuccessfully to get Galloway to accept cash and
make anti-Semitic remarks. In fact, Mahmood was and continues to be a reporter
for News of the World, his continued employment approved by Murdoch.
Goodman has merely been suspended by Murdoch but he has not been fired.
However, what prompted Murdoch and Blair to hype a new
global "terror" threat was what Murdoch learned from eavesdropping on
the phone calls of Prince Charles' staff at the future king's office, home, and
limousine. The eavesdropping revealed that Charles was working with Chancellor
of the Exchequer Gordon Brown, who is to the left of Blair, to conduct the same
type of political maneuver that John Major used to oust Margaret Thatcher from
office. London's left-wing Mayor, Ken Livingston, was also in on the
Charles-Brown plan and it was expected that in return for his support,
Livingston would get a senior position in a Brown cabinet -- a development that
sent shock waves through the neocon circles in London, Washington, and
Jerusalem, including British Home Secretary John Reid and Homeland Security
Secretary Michael Chertoff.
The Charles-Brown plan was briefed by Blair to Bush during
the former's recent visit to Washington. However, because the phony terror plot
was known to both leaders -- they decided to be away on vacation when the
terror plot was "uncovered." Bush is vacationing at his Crawford,
Texas "ranch," while Blair is on vacation in Barbados, staying at Sir
Cliff Richard's luxurious villa.
After Blair met with Bush in Washington, he flew to
California where on July 30 he attended Murdoch's News Corporation private
corporate executive conference at the posh Inn at Spanish Bay golf resort in
Pebble Beach. Blair met with Murdoch, Israeli former Prime Minister Shimon
Peres, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Newt Gingrich, and various Fox, Star, and Sky
News executives. The final touches were agreed to by Blair and Murdoch on how
the fake terror plot would play out in Murdoch's media empire.
Blair told Bush that a Brown government would move to
withdraw British troops from Iraq, break the "special relationship"
with the Bush White House, and move closer to the European Union and the United
The Israeli attack on Lebanon created a rift within Blair's
Cabinet with some former Blair loyalists signaling their support for the
political coup against Blair. As a result, a suspect passenger was permitted to
board an American aircraft at Heathrow with a liquid bomb to lay the groundwork
for the media and travel hysteria five days later.
The wiretapping of Charles' messages also indicated that he
has weighed in with various European royal families to discourage them from
inviting Bush on state visits to their nations. This reportedly upset the Bush
and Blair regimes, who were working together to improve Bush's image in Europe.
The White House's displeasure with the monarchies in Spain, Belgium, Sweden,
Luxembourg, and Norway are a direct result of the Murdoch eavesdropping on
Not surprisingly, after Galloway tore into a Sky News
reporter on a recent televised interview, The Sun, a Murdoch paper, is
now reporting that one of the 24 British aircraft liquid bomber suspects now
under arrest, Waheed Zaman, met with Galloway "many times." The paper
quotes the sister of the suspect. A Galloway spokesman denies that Galloway
knows the suspect. What is suspect is the Murdoch media empire that makes up
news and commits illegal acts to provide cover for the false flag operations
being conducted by Britain, the U.S., and Israel.
Pakistan's Inter Service Intelligence (ISI) agency has
helped provide the cover story for the alleged liquid bombers. Working with
British and U.S. intelligence, the ISI says it broke up the plot after
arresting terrorist suspects in Lahore and Karachi. However, the ISI claims
that the men were affiliated with the Kashmiri terrorist group Lashkar-e-Toiba,
a group that is run and funded by the ISI itself.
The disclosure of the Charles-Brown plot has already created
a backlash from the neocons. The Murdoch media is already floating the rumor
that Home Secretary Reid is now Blair's chosen successor, while there will be
an effort to scandalize Charles in an effort to convince the British public
that it would be best to skip over him and have Prince William assume the
throne upon Queen Elizabeth's death or abdication.
British commentators are noting that it is Reid, a noted
neocon, who is chairing national security "Cobra" meetings in Blair's
absence. Blair bypassed Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott and many political
observers believe that Prescott was passed over because of evidence that he was
involved in supporting the Charles-Brown coup. Prescott chaired Cobra meetings
in the wake of the July 7, 2005 (7/7) London transit bombings.
Meanwhile, Republican governors Arnold Schwarzenegger and
Mitt Romney used the occasion to boost their sagging popularity by placing
their states' National Guardsmen at major airports in their states.
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