Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Bombproof Evidence

(Updated July 12 10:30 PM)

(Sky News) Deputy Assistant Commissioner Peter Clarke, who heads the anti-terrorism branch at Scotland Yard is quoted as saying:

"We have since found personal documents bearing the names of three of those four men close to the seats of three of the explosions."

Even the terrorism expert for Rupert Murdoch's Sky News is skeptical:

"Sky News terror expert Steve Park said the documents may have been deliberately planted to "send police the wrong way".

So, not that I'm trying to suggest anything here, but when would those documents have been planted then? I thought the blasts were so powerful that the faces of the victims couldn't be identified, yet, somehow, documents were found "bearing the names of three of those four men close to the seats of three of the explosions."

Does anyone remember the story about a passport that floated from the sky nearly four years ago?

Update

A lot more stuff came out today.

But don't take my word for it. Read the Associated Press version or the Guardian version. If this ends up being the official version, then it seems like this might be the worst nightmare scenario that has been tossed around as a possibility. The suspected terrorists are all ordinary young men with no criminal backgrounds or even peculiarities to speak of (at least, what we've been told so far).

At least two of the suspects are friends, and they were all caught on camera twenty minutes before the explosion carrying rucksacks. I suppose we'll hear more tomorrow.

I guess I'm kind of struck by how the police first focused on the four. One of the relatives reported him missing...and said that he travelled with three others. I would think that the documents that they found near the seats of the explosions would have tipped them off first, but they're talking about the phone call. What do I know?


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