On 26 December 2010, we read in the UK's Herald (Letters: borne out)
"The recent enquiry into the death of the British code breaker, Gareth Williams, was named Operation Finlayson...
"There is an old story in Highland Scotland about a Mary Finlayson, who at a dance in Ross-shire announced she would dance any man in the hall, even the devil himself, off his feet...
"'Next morning they found the girl lying cold, spread-eagled on the floor of the hall'.
"This story... is an allegory of the dangers facing anyone who challenges the dominant order...
"Is it possible that Gareth Williams, like Mary Finlayson, overstepped the mark and suffered death not just as a personal reward but as a clear signal to others that political hubris will not be tolerated?"
There are many theories about why Gareth Williams was a target.
An 'intelligence source' told the UK Daily Telegraph that Gareth Williams's job involved the banks.
He was "to defend the banking system on which Britain's banking, commerce and all our public services depend...
"He was also in a position to know about huge money transfers out of the Middle East..." (Concern grows over foreign involvement in spy's death )
Certain bankers seem to know in advance when terrorist attacks are going to take place, and so they can successfully bet on certain shares falling in price?
'Rogue trader' Jerome Kerviel worked for the French bank Societe Generale.
(SocGen rogue trader Jerome Kerviel 'hit the jackpot' on 7/7 ... / 'Rogue trader' Jerome Kerviel.)
According to Kerviel, "The best trading day in the history of Société Générale was September 11, 2001.
"At least, that’s what one of my managers told me.
"It seems that profits were colossal that day.
"I had a similar experience during the London attacks in July 2005."
On 7 July 2005, 52 people were killed by a series of bus and tube train attacks in London.
A few days before 7 July 2005, Kerviel bet on a fall in the share price of Allianz, the German insurance giant.
"Thanks to the positions I had, I earned €500,000 in a few minutes. It was the jackpot. I was jubilant," says Kerviel.
So, Kerviel made 500,000 euros as a result of London's 7/7 attacks.
Kerviel eventually lost £4 billion while working as a trader with Societe Generale.
Kerviel, 32, claims that his colleagues and bosses had been aware of his actions.