Monday, December 05, 2005

Lies of London

There is a good story in the Independent describing some of the lies told by the London police concerning their execution of Jean Charles de Menezes. The actual shooting occurred while the victim was being held in the grasp of a firearms officer, pinning his arms. There was no need to shoot, and in fact the shooting might have accidentally set off the bomb they were supposedly worried about, endangering the lives of the police and the passengers. I have to wonder whether dum-dum bullets were used to ensure that the bullets stayed in the victim, and didn't accidentally hit the pinning officer. I would still like to know whether this is an example of extreme-right influence in the SAS trying to set an example by murdering someone to keep the darkies in their place (from their point of view, the only mistake was they thought they were murdering an East Asian). That would explain the series of lies told by Sir Ian Blair and other authorities. The fact that Sir Ian Blair still has a job is one of the unexplained mysteries of the world.