Sunday, July 24, 2005

Jean Charles de Menezes

From the Associated Press story on the execution of Jean Charles de Menezes:

"Hours after the shooting, Police Commissioner Ian Blair said the victim was 'directly linked' to the investigations into attacks Thursday and July 7. In the latter, suicide bombings on trains and a bus killed 56 people, including four attackers.

Police initially said the victim attracted police attention because he left a house that was under surveillance after Thursday’s bungled bombings, in which devices planted on three subway trains and a double-decker bus failed to detonate properly. Stockwell is near Oval station, one of those targeted.

'He was then followed by surveillance officers to the station. His clothing and his behavior at the station added to their suspicions,' police said Friday."

Unbelievable! Clear lying by the Police Commissioner and the police. Note the elaborate details in the police lies from the Knight Ridder story:

"Paul King, a 37-year-old administrator who was politely told to get out of his apartment by armed police as they searched his building, noted that, 'it makes you feel a bit jittery.'

According to the official version of de Menezes' death, police had been watching his apartment block as part of their search for Thursday's would-be bombers. When the man emerged, plain-clothes police followed him from Tulse Hill to the Stockwell station in south London.

Police said they ordered him to halt. Instead, he vaulted the turnstiles and ran onto a train, with police close behind.

The official report simply states: 'He was then followed by surveillance officers to the underground station. His clothing and behavior added to their suspicions.'"

Complete fiction! Had the victim turned out to be Muslim, we would no doubt have heard the whole constructed story of his connection to the bombings, the bombs he had strapped to his body, the excellent work of the police in following him to the scene of his planned attack, their heroism in stopping it, and a long and involved tale of how this nice young man was lured into Islamic extremism by radical Muslims he met at his local mosque. Unfortunately, he was a Brazilian, picked at random by the British paramilitary police unit based on the fact that he looked Asian and was wearing a heavy coat. It appears that they pursued him towards the train and thus towards people who could have been hurt, forced him onto the train, and then executed him - with a theatrical five shots - in front of witnesses. The Israelis aren't just teaching them how to fight terrorism, they're also teaching them how to fake it. The motive can only be to inflame Muslim opinion and attempt to create a race war in Britain. Obviously, this would help the cause of right-wing racists and the cause of the police, who would gain immense power in the ensuing panic. It would be interesting to see if there are direct connections between the paramilitary unit involved in this murder, and extreme right-wing British racist groups.


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