7/7 London Bombings: The Big Story – Amina Taylor on Press TV (2010)

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Published on 12 Jul 2015

For the London media 7/7 is ‘done and dusted’, but for Tony Gosling, who helped cover the IRA London bombing campaign for the BBC, nothing could be further from the truth
…Our politicians spend their time arguing over the latest public sector infrastructure to be auctioned off, at a loss of billions to the taxpayer, to the real rulers of the roost, the hedge funds. Western ‘democratic’ Governments have been reduced to the role of ‘official receivers’. Families and victims of the 7/7 London bombings are just another group that have been sold short.
The real masterminds and cover-up criminals of 7/7 are on a hiding to nothing. There is a limit to what propaganda can achieve and the London Bombings are a running sore with plenty of fingerprints for those that care to look. Is it such a gigantic leap of the imagination to suggest that the Anglo-American & Israeli establishment who have openly profited from the lies told and chaos wrought in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria and Yemen, might do the same in London?
Why have none of the London media brought up the troubling precedents of the scores of terror attacks across Europe including the 1980 Bologna Railway Station bombing, 1985 Brabant supermarket massacres and 1980 Oktoberfest bombing in Germany which are now attributed, and the perpetrators know few will have the stomach to look, to NATO’s Operation Gladio for which British MI6 and American CIA were the lead agencies? After all the economic colonialism operated through IMF ‘structural adjustment’ does look remarkably like the austerity now meted out to the West’s domestic populations.
Stories of suicide bombers, with all the connotations of fanaticism, are rarely questioned. Genuine suicide bombings are against hard targets such as . It was a 2004 ‘suicide bombing’ that turned out to be no such thing that sparked the Shia insurgency in Iraq. Baghdad’s Al Sadr newspaper was forcibly closed down on 28th March 2004 by US governor Paul Bremer for printing a front page story quoting several eyewitnesses to a suicide bombing at a bus stop saying it was in fact a missile fired from a helicopter. Accompanied by pictures of tangled human body parts the how the explosion took place is habitually presented from anonymous official sources with no evidence to back it up.
Whether or not the four alleged London bombers were the driving force behind the 52 innocent deaths that day the one-sided presentation by press and to courts suggests they weren’t. The evidence for their defence, that someone else was responsible for the deaths and explosions, has trickled out piecemeal and attempts, like mine, to draw it together are dwarfed by the massive resources poured into consolidating the official story by Western governments and the London media.
My own experience as a journalist in the city where I grew up is today’s London media owners and editors treat certain stories such as the 7/7 London Bombings with a puritanical ferocity. The names of dissenting writers go into a ‘box marked trouble’ to be dealt with later. Journalists self-censor in the knowledge that pushing certain points will end their career. You can write about any old nonsense…. so long as you don’t any of raise the handful of questions that really matter.

Technology has made it too easy to control the news
The end result of the 1990s ‘purge’ is a more sophisticated version of the Josef Goebbels school of journalism where theatre becomes news. Ridiculous anomalies, such as BBC presenter Jane Standley’s 9/11 announcement on BBC World of the collapse of World Trade Centre Building 7, twenty minutes before it actually happened and with WTC7 still clearly standing behind her, are labelled ‘conspiracy theory’ and simply ignored.
On July 8th the article Mark Honingsbaum had written on the afternoon of the bombings appeared in The Guardian newspaper where he describes the bombs as exploding in the carriages making no reference to floor tiles being ‘raised up’. When I noticed this a few months afterwards I called him up to ask about the anomaly. After a pause he said, ‘Well Tony, all I can say is not everything I submit as copy ends up in the next day’s newspaper’.
Or as a certain former Indian propaganda broadcaster for the BBC, George Orwell wrote, in Nineteen Eighty-Four: ”He who controls the past, controls the present, he who controls the present, controls the future. On the big stories London’s mainstream media has become little more than a mouthpiece for unelected and unaccountable intelligence services working with their Goliath-like co-conspirators, the overmighty banks and multinational corporations of the Transatlantic elite.
Only by fighting for a Hillsborough style, victim-led enquiry into the 7/7 London Bombings can England get and give true closure to the injured survivors and the families of the 52 murdered victims. To whom, one day, we may even be adding the four alleged bombers.