Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Various plots

Seven on trial over bomb plot

London, 21 Mar 2006:

Seven Britons, some accused of links to al CIAda, have gone on trial charged with plotting to carry out bomb attacks in retaliation for the government's support for the United States.

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The Gunpowder Plot of 1605

Many historians believe that:

1. England's Protestant spymaster, Robert Cecil, invented the Gunpowder Plot, in order to discredit Catholics.

2. At least one of the plotters was working for Cecil.

3. The Gunpowder plotters were framed.

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The Jubilee Plot of 1887

In 1887, the British police uncovered the ‘Jubilee Plot’, a plan to blow up Westminster Abbey, Queen Victoria and half the British Cabinet.

The bombers were linked, by letters, to Charles Parnell and other Irish MPs who supported Irish independence.

The ‘ringleader’ of the plot was Francis Millen of the Clan na Gael. He was allowed to escape to the USA where he died in mysterious circumstances.

The case against Parnell collapsed.

The letters were shown to be forgeries, written by Dublin journalist Richard Pigott and sold to The Times.

Millen had been recruited by the British government 'to stir the Fenians into bombing Britain' – a scheme designed to discredit the Home Rule movement.

Millen was hired with the approval of the Conservative leader, Lord Salisbury, the Prime Minister.

The Jubilee Plot was the work of the British government.

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http://www.timesonline.co.uk/printFriendly/0,,1-3-1050175,00.html

The Times March 25, 2004

Al-Qaeda cleric exposed as an MI5 double agent

By Daniel McGrory and Richard Ford

Allies say warnings were ignored

ONE of al-Qaeda’s most dangerous figures has been revealed as a double agent working for MI5 ...

Among the scores of young militants who came to visit him in London was the chief suspect in the Madrid train bombings. His followers also included people who wanted to be suicide bombers for al-Qaeda, such as Richard Reid, the shoe bomber.

One intelligence chief in Paris was quoted as saying: “British intelligence is saying they have no idea where he is, but we know where he is and, if we know, I’m quite sure they do.”

Almost a year later Abu Qatada was found hiding in a flat not far from Scotland Yard...

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Seven on trial over bomb plot

Mar 21, 2006

Seven Britons, some accused of links to al CIAda, went on trial on 21 March 2006 charged with plotting to carry out bomb attacks in retaliation for the government's support for the United States.

The court was told one of the suspects had wanted to blow up targets such as pubs, clubs or trains.

The prosecutor David Waters told the court: "The allegation is that they (planned) to acquire the ingredients necessary to manufacture a bomb or bombs which would be deployed at the very least to destroy (a) strategic plant within the United Kingdom, or more realistically, to kill and injure citizens of the UK."

The suspects, Anthony Garcia, Jawad Akbar, Omar Khyam, his brother Shujah Mahmood, Waheed Mahmood, Nabeel Hussain, and Salahuddin Amin are accused of conspiring with Canadian Mohammed Momin Khawaja to cause an explosion "likely to endanger life".

Garcia, Khyam and Hussain are also charged with possessing 600 kg of fertiliser.

The suspects, who appeared in court smartly dressed in suits or jackets and surrounded by 11 security guards, deny all charges.

Waters said the plot involved explosive training work carried out in Pakistan.

One of the main witnesses will be U.S. citizen Mohammed Babar, who has pleaded guilty to various terrorism-related offences in New York.

The jury were also told that Waheed Mahmood worked for National Grid Transco, which owns and operates the electricity and high pressure gas system, and that would be "of significance in this case".

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BABAR

The sources for the following include

http://www.cnn.com/2004/LAW/08/11/ny.terror.suspect/
http://news.ft.com/cms/s/1d2c510a-ba97-11da-980d-0000779e2340.html
http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/news/articles/PA_NEWA8328311143130490A0?source=PA%20Feed
Supergrass met Hamza and Omar Bakri

Mohammed Babar is a naturalized American originally from Pakistan.

He grew up in New York.

He has admitted to smuggling money and military supplies to a senior member of al Qaeda (al CIAda) in Pakistan, setting up a jihad training camp and assisting in a bombing plot in the United Kingdom.

Babar faces prison, but Federal Judge Victor Marrero indicated Babar will serve less jail time under a plea deal.

Babar has agreed to cooperate fully with any investigation or prosecution by the U.S. Attorney's Office and he may apply to the witness security program, which would relocate his family under a new identity.

Babar, 29, confessed he supplied people who attended the training camp with aluminum powder and attempted to buy ammonium nitrate for them "with the knowledge that it was going to be used for a plot somewhere in the U.K."

Assistant U.S. Attorney Lisa Baroni said in court that Babar's training camp lasted for three to four weeks in July 2003 and he was involved in planning a bomb plot in Britain from around December 2002 until about March 2004.

Babar is believed to have been associated with a group in London known as al Muhajiroun, which includes Pakistani terrorists, according to law enforcement sources.

Al Muhajiroun was under British surveillance and members of the group purchased nearly a ton of ammonium nitrate, a raw material used to make bombs, the source said.

British police foiled an apparent bomb plot March 30 when they arrested eight men and seized about 1,320 pounds (600 kg) of ammonium nitrate from a self-storage warehouse in west London.

Six of the men - five of Pakistani descent - were charged with conspiracy to cause explosions and possessing ammonium nitrate for possible use in terrorism.

March 2006

Babar has told a court he had decided to fight against America despite his mother being a victim of 9/11.

Mohammed Babar, 31, said his mother had escaped despite being in the first of the twin towers hit in 2001.

Babar has been flown to Britain to give evidence at the Old Bailey against seven British citizens.

He says he was a member of their cell, meeting them in training camps in Pakistan.

He had met preachers Abu Hamza and Omar Bakri.

Babar has been given immunity from prosecution in the UK.

Operation Gladio: Template for the War on Terror

Police chief- Lockerbie evidence was faked




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1 comment:

Postman said...

Curiously Al Mahoujiroun has been mentioned. Like the US Communist Party it probably has more members from the secret services than elsewhere.

Interestingly when Mahoujiroun members from Luton joined a march (without invitation) in Blackburn before the May Election in support of Craig Murray - who should turn up but Martin Shayler and his lovely girl friend both "ex" MI5 employees.... again uninvited.

The Mahoujiroun contingent was led by a burly bearded white English Muslim complete with leaflets and who made himself extremely unpopular wit the use of a battery powered loud hailer.

It will be interesting to see what happens at the trial.

 
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