Thursday, November 22, 2007

Two suspected suicide bombers successfully searched - hours before de Menezes was shot.

From the Daily Mail, 22 November 2007, page 17 :

Two suspected suicide bombers were pinned to the wall by unarmed police just hours before Jean Charles de Menezes was shot dead, it emerged last night.

Both were held after members of the public became concerned that the two were about to let off bombs at London railway stations...

The suspects were simply searched, found to be carrying no explosives and, after questioning, allowed to leave.

In both incidents, firearms teams were sent to the scene...

Details of the these incidents come from court documents, according to the Daily Mail.

Why was Jean Charles de Menezes treated differently? Why was this innocent man shot dead on an underground train?

Did elements of the security services want to have an innocent man killed on the train as part of 'strategy of tension'?

1. The police failed to stop and question de Menezes as he emerged from the Scotia Road premises where he lived. (Brown backs police chief despite Old Bailey ruling)

2. The police failed to have a firearms team at the block of flats when Mr de Menezes emerged from the communal doorway.

3. The police failed to identify a "safe and appropriate" area where those leaving the Scotia Road premises could be stopped and questioned.

4. The police failed to deploy firearms officers at relevant locations in time to stop Mr de Menezes getting on to the bus and into the Tube station.

5. There was a failure to take effective steps to stop Tube trains or buses or take other "travel management steps" to minimise the risk to the travelling public.

6. De Menezes was allowed twice to get on to a bus and to go into the Tube station.

7. Reportedly, there was a failure to give accurate information to Commander Dick about where specialist SO19 officers were when she was deciding whether they or Special Branch (SO12) officers should stop de menezes.

8. There was a failure to minimise the risk in arresting Mr de Menezes by armed officers "whether in relation to the location, timing or manner of his arrest".

Reportedly, among the surveillance team in Scotia Road was a soldier from a new "special forces" regiment -the Special Reconnaissance Regiment (SRR).

"According to security sources, SRR personnel were involved in the tailing operation that saw de Menezes leave the block of flats, board a bus, and then enter the tube station at Stockwell. SRR personnel are also believed to have been on the tube train when he was shot.

"The SRR soldier at Scotia Road (given the codename Tango 10) used equipment which sent realtime pictures of all who came and went from the flats. Those receiving the pictures could check them against footage of who they were looking for. One security source said: 'In this kind of operation you never leave. You need to pee: you use a bottle; if there’s no bottle, tough. You never leave.'

"The police account says there is no footage of de Menezes leaving because the SRR soldier had to relieve himself. The police account says he sent out a message calling the man who left [de Menezes] an 'ICI' – a white northern European..."

According to The telegraph, while de Menezes was being followed by surveillance officers, Commander Cressida Dick was aware that de Menezes was NOT a terrorist. (London Telegraph)

Commander Dick gave the final command: “Do not let surveillance intervene.” (CCTV proves police lied: de Menezes behaved normally before being ...)

Surveillance officers had been following the bus on which de Menezes was travelling. These officers were preparing to stop the bus and apprehend de Menezes in order to interview him. Then Commander Dick gave the order that the surveillance officers were to stand down and not intervene.

De Menezes was allowed to enter the London Underground and board a crowded tube train. At this point, a shadowy government force shot and killed de Menezes. The police then claimed to have shot a dangerous terrorist and they began to tell what looked like a series of lies.


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