posted on Aug, 1 2005 @ 06:01 AM
Watching a Channel 4 news report the other day concerning the arrest of of British national Haroon Rashid Aswat
who was wanted in
connection with the 7/7 bomb attacks in London, I was struck by the fact that little was made of the fact that he had been picked up on the Zambian
border having crossed from Zimbabwe where he had been hiding out. South African intelligence had tipped the British off.
Zimbabwe is a member of INTERPOL, yet Aswat was not arrested. Aswat was wanted for having made 20 telephone calls from his mobile to two of the four
suicide bombers just days before the 7/7 attacks.
President Mugabe's hatred of the UK and it's leaders is well known.
Does his hatred extend to harbouring Islamic terrorists planning to attack London ?
Does it even extend to encouraging or facilitating such attacks ?
If the South Africans knew Aswat was in Zimbabwe and were monitoring his movements and knew he was a wanted man then I find it hard to believe the
Zimbabwe Government and Security officials didn't know he was hiding there.
Many Questions ??
I'll try and find more links but here is one to start with.
Just a quick correction: Many recent stories are suggesting that Aswat is not connected to 7/7 but he is wanted
Counter-terrorism officials said Mr Aswat was "of interest" to them, but there was no evidence linking him either to the July 7 or July 21
attacks. They are irritated by repeated suggestions in the US that he was connected to the bombings. They described Mr Aswat as "a separate
individual of interest in his own right".
www.guardian.co.uk... Please visit the link provided for the complete story.
Lots of claims and counter claims. Very murky!
[edit on 1-8-2005 by John bull 1]