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Goverment trying to delay/avoid 7/7 public inquiry?

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posted on May, 28 2006 @ 09:19 AM
It would seem that Britain is over stretched in terms of Its intelligance services , fighting the war on terror , with resources being diverted from resolving the outstanding issues regarding the 7/7 London bombings.

An Intresting article from todays sunday Times on comments by home secretary John Reid.

Reid said that the existence of so many plots means that the police and MI5 are fully stretched and cannot divert their precious counter-terrorism resources to a lengthy public inquiry into last year’s London suicide bombings

Further more and from the same article.

Sir Ian Blair, the Metropolitan police commissioner, has said previously that security services have foiled three attacks by Al-Qaeda terrorists since the July 7 suicide bombings. Reid may also have been including at least three more alleged plots where charges are current.

Theese are figures that they choose to discuss , how many more attacks both at home and abroad have the security forces foiled ?, one can only speculate.

However read deeper and notice that theese comments were made at a meeting with 7/7 survivors who are demanding a public inquiry in to the attacks

Rachel North, a survivor who was present at the meeting with Reid, said: “We asked the home secretary to initiate a public inquiry and he said he could not divert police and intelligence resources from tackling 20 major conspiracies they are now investigating.

Truth however upsetting to the survivors victims families? or are the government trying to stifle a public inquiry? your thoughts .

I am reserving judgement for the time being but lean toward a legitimate lack of resources in the security services.

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posted on May, 28 2006 @ 09:26 AM
Here an older article from the Telegraph a frank admission from the head of MI5 on the task facing them, and regaring 7/7.

There was no "culpable failure" within MI5, said the report, even though two of the bombers - Mohammed Siddique Khan and Shehzad Tanweer - were known to MI5, but were considered to be peripheral figures


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