Insider view: the UK Terror plot


Richard Moore

From: "Tim Murphy" <•••@••.•••>
To: "Tim Murphy" <•••@••.•••>
Subject: Craig Murray - The UK Terror plot: what's really going on?
Date: Mon, 14 Aug 2006 20:02:56 +0100

Mr. Craig Murray is the former British Ambassador to Uzbekistan.  He 
was dismissed from his job after he exposed the fact that there were 
no actual Islamic terrorists in Uzbekistan. His investigations showed 
that the alleged terrorists were merely innocent local Muslim people 
who were being systematically tortured into signing false 
confessions. These confessions were then gleefully received by the US 
and the UK despite the fact they knew them to be false. For these and 
other favours from the Uzbek dictatorship the US paid a lot of money 
and supported this tyrannical regime.

As British Ambassador to Uzbekistan, Craig Murray obtained from a 
relative photographs of the corpse of an Uzbek person who died under 
interrogation in prison in Uzbekistan. He sent the pictures to a 
forensic specialist on the UK who expressed the view that in his 
professional opinion the pictures clearly show that the person had 
died under torture (boiled alive).

This item below is his thoughts on the the UK terror plot.

August 14, 2006

The UK Terror plot: what's really going on?

I have been reading very carefully through all the Sunday newspapers 
to try and analyse the truth from all the scores of pages claiming to 
detail the so-called bomb plot. Unlike the great herd of so-called 
security experts doing the media analysis, I have the advantage of 
having had the very highest security clearances myself, having done a 
huge amount of professional intelligence analysis, and having been 
inside the spin machine.

So this, I believe, is the true story.

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.

In the absence of bombs and airline tickets, and in many cases 
passports, it could be pretty difficult to convince a jury beyond 
reasonable doubt that individuals intended to go through with suicide 
bombings, whatever rash stuff they may have bragged in internet chat 

What is more, many of those arrested had been under surveillance for 
over a year - like thousands of other British Muslims. And not just 
Muslims. Like me. Nothing from that surveillance had indicated the 
need for early arrests.

Then an interrogation in Pakistan revealed the details of this 
amazing plot to blow up multiple planes - which, rather 
extraordinarily, had not turned up in a year of surveillance. Of 
course, the interrogators of the Pakistani dictator have their ways 
of making people sing like canaries. As I witnessed in Uzbekistan, 
you can get the most extraordinary information this way. Trouble is 
it always tends to give the interrogators all they might want, and 
more, in a desperate effort to stop or avert torture. What it doesn't 
give is the truth.

The gentleman being "interrogated" had fled the UK after being wanted 
for questioning over the murder of his uncle some years ago. That 
might be felt to cast some doubt on his reliability. It might also be 
felt that factors other than political ones might be at play within 
these relationships. Much is also being made of large transfers of 
money outside the formal economy. Not in fact too unusual in the 
British Muslim community, but if this activity is criminal, there are 
many possibilities that have nothing to do with terrorism.

We then have the extraordinary question of Bush and Blair discussing 
the possible arrests over the weekend. Why? I think the answer to 
that is plain. Both in desperate domestic political trouble, they 
longed for "Another 9/11". The intelligence from Pakistan, however 
dodgy, gave them a new 9/11 they could sell to the media. The media 
has bought, wholesale, all the rubbish they have been shovelled.

We then have the appalling political propaganda of John Reid, Home 
Secretary, making a speech warning us all of the dreadful evil 
threatening us and complaining that "Some people don't get" the need 
to abandon all our traditional liberties. He then went on, according 
to his own propaganda machine, to stay up all night and minutely 
direct the arrests. There could be no clearer evidence that our 
Police are now just a political tool. Like all the best nasty 
regimes, the knock on the door came in the middle of the night, at 
2.30am. Those arrested included a mother with a six week old baby.

For those who don't know, it is worth introducing Reid. A hardened 
Stalinist with a long term reputation for personal violence, at 
Stirling Univeristy he was the Communist Party's "Enforcer", (in days 
when the Communist Party ran Stirling University Students' Union, 
which it should not be forgotten was a business with a very 
substantial cash turnover). Reid was sent to beat up those who 
deviated from the Party line.

We will now never know if any of those arrested would have gone on to 
make a bomb or buy a plane ticket. Most of them do not fit the 
"Loner" profile you would expect - a tiny percentage of suicide 
bombers have happy marriages and young children. As they were all 
under surveillance, and certainly would have been on airport watch 
lists, there could have been little danger in letting them proceed 
closer to maturity - that is certainly what we would have done with 
the IRA.

In all of this, the one thing of which I am certain is that the 
timing is deeply political. This is more propaganda than plot. Of the 
over one thousand British Muslims arrested under anti-terrorist 
legislation, only twelve per cent are ever charged with anything. 
That is simply harrassment of Muslims on an appalling scale. Of those 
charged, 80% are acquitted. Most of the very few - just over two per 
cent of arrests - who are convicted, are not convicted of anything to 
do terrorism, but of some minor offence the Police happened upon 
while trawling through the wreck of the lives they had shattered.

Be sceptical. Be very, very sceptical.


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