Monday, April 30, 2007

Something for Everyone

In this story about a convicted Al Qaeda terrorist cell in England. While it of course confirms that there are actual terrorists out there (even if they are "mothers and fathers" as Rosie put it), there's something here for the British 7/7 LIHOPers:

With the verdict, however, comes fresh revelations about the full extent of MI5's knowledge about the July 7 suicide bombers. It can now be disclosed that Khyam met Mohammed Siddique Khan, the leader of the 7/7 plotters, at least four times in England while under MI5 surveillance but the link between them was never properly followed up.


The two met each other at least four times in England while Khyam was under surveillance by MI5 in the final stages of his plotting. At one point they were even recorded by Security Service agents talking about terrorism.

Khyam also met another of the 7/7 suicide gang - Khan’s right-hand man, Shehzad Tanweer - while under surveillance by MI5.

Yet despite this, neither Khan or Tanweer were classified as priority targets by the Security Service. Graham Foulkes, who lost his 22-year-old son David on July 7, said that when he learned of the truth about 7/7 he was "absolutely overwhelmed with a sense of sheer disbelief".

A tragic mistake, of course, and we have little doubt that the 7/7 and 9/11 kooks will jump all over this.

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