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So What Was the E-Cig Megabus Alert Really All About?

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posted on Jul, 8 2012 @ 07:56 AM
I have been reading up on this 'M6 Terror Alert' with the totally over the top response all for what turns out to be an electronic cigarette.

Some things about it are posing questions for me, I have to admit.

Some things that happened:
Turns out the driver was not the normal driver and was asked to fill in for his sick colleague at the last minute.

A passenger on the bus that called the police directly, rather than say, go and speak to the driver about something they thought was a bit untoward.

There are several different reports of what the passenger saw : someone poured a liquid into a box and it started smoking, someone poured a liquid into a bag and it started smoking, someones bag started smoking.

As far as I can tell, neither the caller nor the cigarette dude have been named, though they may have been in an article I have not yet come across. Though usually the mainstream name everyone (and give their ages/where they are from etc) who were involved in any incident (unless they are a minor).

Police contacted the driver (not exactly sure how) to pull over just past the tolls, which was about the most convenient open spaced place to pull over at for something like this to take place, so the incident timing was rather spot on in order to allow him to do that rather than if he had been in the middle of the toll road stretch where it would make the whole operation more difficult and less easy to be filmed by news crews.

No one was allowed to leave until the terror squad arrived and even once the squad were there the bus driver was told to bring them off one by one when told to and to tell them they had to make sure they did not put their hands in their pockets.


How usual is it for the Megabus to go down the M6 toll road on that route/time?

Not totally familiar with e-cigarettes, and was under the impression they came with little refill vials that go directly into the cigarette. I have now seen some vids on how to fill them up and it seems you can drip the liquid straight in, though is a bit of a delicate operation and can't see it being too easy on a bus. At no time in any of the videos does it show any vapour/smoke being produced just by pouring the liquid. So why would someone see vapour/smoke appear if it was just an e-cig being refilled? Was this a lie?

Would it be normal, if you saw something on a bus, to immediately call the police rather than initially alerting the driver, since the bus driver is in direct control at the time and the first person in authority?

Why were passengers taken off the bus by the driver and not the specialists that had arrived?

Why were they not all taken off at once? If there was a danger of something on the bus, why delay exiting the bus further? Even in the 'fizzle pants' incident over Detroit, they took everyone off the plane all at the same time, not one by one.

Was there anything else politically going on that day that needed a news diversion whilst all media eyes were covering this?

Are there plans/ have there already been orders for body scanners at bus terminals and they just need the right frame of mind from the public, caused by a terror incident, in order to accept this?

Anyone think I am just being suspicious and paranoid over this?

Thought this might make a good discussion topic as I know all you ATS fans are very good at finding answers.

posted on Jul, 8 2012 @ 07:59 AM
Looks suspiciously like a training exercise of some sort, but normally that doesn't happen around civvies.

Edited to add: There were other 'anti-terror' raids around London at the same time. Not sure what the background is at the moment.
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posted on Jul, 8 2012 @ 08:19 AM
Yeah I also wondered about it being a drill/practice run, but didn't think they would do something like that as a 'surprise' and hold up the entire motorway doing it, nor make it a big media event. Though, perhaps it was training with the added advantage of scare tactics too.
I also read something about other things going on and arrests of 'terrorists' being made in London at around the same time.

posted on Jul, 8 2012 @ 09:13 AM
Havent heard about this incident however it does sound very odd.

A direct call to the police rather than alerting the driver? Thats very odd but if this was a psyops game then its essential because had the driver been alerted and seen it was just a ciggy refill then excuse blown.

Taking them off one at a time? Again very odd but does allow the oppertunity to grow the story.

Yep, another smelly story. I expect we'll soon be hearing "there were wires sticking out of his ciggy"
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posted on Jul, 8 2012 @ 10:00 AM

So What Was the E-Cig Megabus Alert Really All About?

Simple. It was the perception of security before the Olympics.

Like a locked door next to a window.

posted on Jul, 8 2012 @ 10:07 AM
actually there are people that drip instead of using those tips that hold the liquid. And they also drive while doing it. Not so hard to do on a bus.
I thought when I seen the headline that it was just going to be a mod. A e-cig made for using larger batteries. They sometimes look like pipe bombs very much.

I also want to say Don`t Drip while driving it does cause accidents.
edit on 7/8/2012 by Connman because: added last part

posted on Jul, 15 2012 @ 11:07 AM
Yup I agree with all your comments, does seem rather odd and the taking off one by one would certainly give more time for news crews etc to arrive and see the commotion.
Even if it was someone filling the cig up with the drip it in method, that would not cause 'vapour/smoke' to come out of their bag within which they were holding it in case the end bits got lost or it dripped over their clothes or something. Who was it that actually called it in saying they had seen vapour/smoke?? And who was the person with the e-cig? And were they perhaps undercover cops or dudes from a 'drill company'.
As usual our media is not asking these questions, or indeed looking for the answers.
We need Greg Palast!

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