posted on Jun, 19 2006 @ 08:28 AM
Author Ronald Suskin, in a new book entitled 'The One Per Cent Doctrine', has made claims to the effect that American individuals shared information
with their British counterparts relating to Mohammad Sidique Khan, the 'leader' of the 7/7 London bombers.
Demands for an independent inquiry into the 7 July suicide attacks were stepped up last night, after claims that the CIA identified the leader of the
bombers as a terrorist threat two years before the strikes on London.
The claims are significant because MI5 has denied any previous knowledge of the threat the suicide bombers presented before the attacks.
Mr Suskind said: "British intelligence was certainly told about Khan in March and April 2003. This was a significant set of contacts that Khan had,
and ones of much less importance were exchanged on a daily basis between the CIA and MI5.
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It is alledged that Khan was placed on a no-fly list by American authorities prior to the bombings in London, suggesting that they were sufficiently
worried so as to restrict his entry to the US.
The obvious question is, if Khan had been identified, how was he able to carry out the attacks? Are our resources spread so thinly on the ground that
even if we do identify suspects, they remain essentially free to carry out their dastardly plans?
It would seem that these recent 'revelations' are set to stoke the ongoing debate regarding British involvement and responses to the War On
[edit on 21-6-2006 by UM_Gazz]