None of suspects charged with headline-grabbing plan to blow up airlines, alleged ringleader completely acquitted
Paul Joseph Watson
September 9, 2008
The much vaunted liquid bomb “terror plot” that provoked paranoid airport security measures, an overnight change in baggage procedures, and at one point led to mothers having to drink their own breast milk, completely collapsed yesterday in court after the alleged ringleader was completely acquitted and none of the other suspects were charged with conspiracy to blow up an airliner.
“Seven men admitted plotting to cause a public nuisance. An eighth man was cleared at Woolwich Crown Court,” reports the BBC.
“But after more than 50 hours of deliberations, the jury did not find any of the defendants guilty of conspiring to target aircraft.”
“Mohammad Gulzar, 27, who Scotland Yard accused of being a ringleader in the plot, was cleared of all offenses,” adds the Register.
Despite the fact that all the suspects were cleared of charges of targeting aircraft, some quarters of the media are still bizarrely citing the verdicts as a reason to continue the inane and pointless restrictions on liquids in carry-on luggage.
Numerous airliners as well as Britain’s largest airport owner are now calling on the government to repeal the measures.
“We would expect the government to review its security regulations following the outcome of this case,” said Roger Wiltshire, chief executive of the British Air Transport Association, whose members include BA and Virgin, reports the Guardian.
BAA, the owner of Britain’s top three airports, including Heathrow, said: “Today’s verdict seems like a good opportunity for the government to consider the security measures currently in place at British airports.”
Whether the government will cave in to pressure and reverse their much cherished behavior compliance airport security measures remains to be seen, but the fact that the “liquid terror plot” was a complete fabrication became apparent from the very start.
In every single major terror bust or terror alert we have proven the evidence to be flawed and the charges to be cooked up nonsense aimed at prolonging the illusion that terror cells are lurking around every corner waiting to cause mayhem. The geopolitical agenda of the U.S., Britain and Israel depends on the proliferation phony terror threats in order to continue the farcical war on terror and take more of our innate freedoms at home to stifle dissent against the plot for worldwide hegemony.
In a series of reports following the August 10th scare, we traced the source of the alleged attack plot to Pakistani and British intelligence and were rapidly able to confirm that the story was nothing more than a manufactured ploy to frighten travelers at the height of the holiday season.
The reason being cited for the failure to convict the suspects of being behind a plot to blow up airliners is that the U.S. government wanted the men apprehended before MI5 were able to collect all the evidence against them.
In reality, as we reported at the time, an MI5 spy had infiltrated the group at an early stage which is often the case when agent provocateurs are attempting to radicalize a group and provoke them into committing acts of violence.
The announcement of the foiled plot was made on August 10th, but officials stated that they wanted to wait at least another week before busting the group, meaning August 17th or thereafter. According to the very timescale of the plot put forward by authorities, the attack was scheduled for August 16th, meaning authorities only wanted to bust the group after the attack had taken place.
Evidence that the suspects identified were mere patsies in a wider conspiracy became clear when it emerged that they didn’t even have passports and could not have boarded a transatlantic plane.
Echoing the activities of the 7/7 bombers, some of the main suspects in the case exhibited behavior that in no way suggested they were preparing to launch mid-air suicide attacks on jumbo jets. Far from preparing his last will and testament, psyching himself up for his imminent death or acquiring the necessary materials to conduct the operation, Tayib Rauf was caught on CCTV hours before the launch of the plot doing something far more mundane – he was buying cakes for his father’s confectionary business.
Former British Ambassador to Uzbekistan Craig Murray slammed the so-called foiled plot story as “propaganda” on behalf of Bush and Blair who yearn for a “new 9/11″ to reinvigorate their flagging support base.
“None of the alleged terrorists had made a bomb. None had bought a plane ticket. Many did not even have passports, which given the efficiency of the UK Passport Agency would mean they couldn’t be a plane bomber for quite some time,” said Murray.
The embarrassing collapse of another government-concocted terror fairytale should immediately mandate the repeal of ridiculous measures in airports that do nothing to stop would-be terrorists and everything to hassle and inconvenience innocent travelers – but don’t expect the authorities to give up a key aspect of their prototype police state without a fight.