Was there Advanced Knowledge of the 7/7 London Bomb Attacks? 7 Years Ago, 7/7 2005 By Prof. Michel Chossudovsky Global Researc

Was there Advanced Knowledge of the 7/7 London Bomb Attacks?
7 Years Ago, 7/7 2005

By Prof. Michel Chossudovsky

Global Research, July 7, 2012

URL of this article: www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=31748

The London 7/7 Bombings

Seven Years Ago, The London July 7, 2005 Bombings

Global Research Analysis and Selected Articles

Michel Chossudovsky (Editor)

On the 7th anniversary of the London Bombings (July 7, 2005), we bring the following collection of articles to the attention of our readers.


Coincidence? Unanswered Questions?

Was there Advanced Knowledge of the 7/7 London Bomb Attacks?

A fictional "scenario" of multiple bomb attacks on London's underground took place at exactly the same time as the bomb attack on July 7, 2005.

Peter Power, Managing Director of Visor Consultants, a private firm on contract to the London Metropolitan Police, described in a BBC interview how he had organized and conducted the anti-terror drill, on behalf of an unnamed business client.

The fictional scenario was based on simultaneous bombs going off at exactly the same time at the underground stations where the real attacks were occurring:

"POWER: At half past nine this morning we were actually running an exercise for a company of over a thousand people in London based on simultaneous bombs going off precisely at the railway stations where it happened this morning, so I still have the hairs on the back of my neck standing up right now.

HOST: To get this quite straight, you were running an exercise to see how you would cope with this and it happened while you were running the exercise?

POWER: Precisely, and it was about half past nine this morning, we planned this for a company and for obvious reasons I don't want to reveal their name but they're listening and they'll know it. And we had a room full of crisis managers for the first time they'd met and so within five minutes we made a pretty rapid decision that this is the real one and so we went through the correct drills of activating crisis management procedures to jump from slow time to quick time thinking and so on."

(BBC Radio Interview, 7 July 2005)

In response to the flood of incoming email messages, Peter Power --who is a former senior Scotland Yard official specializing in counterterrorism-- responded in the form of the following "automatic reply":

"Thank you for your message. Given the volume of emails about events on 7 July and a commonly expressed misguided belief that our exercise revealed prescient behaviour, or was somehow a conspiracy (noting that several websites interpreted our work that day in an inaccurate / naive / ignorant / hostile manner) it has been decided to issue a single email response as follows:

It is confirmed that a short number of 'walk through' scenarios planed [sic] well in advance had commenced that morning for a private company in London (as part of a wider project that remains confidential) and that two scenarios related directly to terrorist bombs at the same time as the ones that actually detonated with such tragic results. One scenario in particular, was very similar to real time events.

However, anyone with knowledge about such ongoing threats to our capital city will be aware that (a) the emergency services have already practiced several of their own exercises based on bombs in the underground system (also reported by the main news channels) and (b) a few months ago the BBC broadcast a similar documentary on the same theme, although with much worse consequences [??]. It is hardly surprising therefore, that we chose a feasible scenario - but the timing and script was nonetheless, a little disconcerting.

In short, our exercise (which involved just a few people as crisis managers actually responding to a simulated series of activities involving, on paper, 1000 staff) quickly became the real thing and the players that morning responded very well indeed to the sudden reality of events.

Beyond this no further comment will be made and based on the extraordinary number of messages from ill informed people, no replies will henceforth be given to anyone unable to demonstrate a bona fide reason for asking (e.g. accredited journalist / academic).

[ signed ] Peter Power"


Was there Advanced knowledge of the Bomb Attacks?

Another Coincidence? Several important people were in London at the time of the bomb attacks including Benjamin Netanyahu and former Mayor of New York City Rudi Giuliani.

According to a report of the Associated Press correspondent in Jerusalem, the Israeli embassy in London had been advised by Scotland Yard of an impending terror event, suggesting that there was advanced knowledge of the planning of the 7/7 bomb attack by the British Home Office. (AP, July 7, 2005)

Benjamin Netanyahu, who at the time was Israel's Finance Minister, had been warned by his embassy not to attend an economic conference organized by the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) in collaboration with the Israeli embassy and Deutsche Bank.

Netanyahu was staying at the Aldridge Hotel in Mayfair. The conference venue was a few miles away at the Great Eastern Hotel close to the Liverpool subway station, where one of the bomb blasts occurred.

Rudolph Giuliani, who was mayor of New York City at the time of the 9/11 attacks, was staying at the Great Eastern hotel on the 7th of July, where TASE was hosting its economic conference, with Israel's Finance Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as keynote speaker.

Giuliani was having a business breakfast meeting in his room at the Great Eastern Hotel, close to Liverpool Street station when the bombs went off.

Israeli Finance Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Rudolph Giuliani knew each other. Giuliani had officially welcomed Netanyahu when he visited New York City as Prime Minister of Israel in 1996. There was no indication, however, from news reports that the two men met in London at the Great Eastern. On the day prior to the London attacks, July 6, Giuliani was in North Yorkshire at a meeting.

After completing his term as mayor of New York City, Rudi Giuliani established a security outfit: Giuliani Security and Safety. The latter is a subsidary of Giuliani Partners LLC. headed by former New York head of the FBI, Pasquale D'Amuro.

It is worth noting that Peter Power's Visor Consultants and Giuliani Security and Safety LLC specialize in similar "mock terror drills" and "emergency preparedness" procedures. Both Giuliani and Power were in London at the same time within a short distance of one of the bombing sites. While there is no evidence that Giuliani and Power met in London, the two companies have had prior business contacts in the area of emergency preparedness. Peter Power served on the Advisory Board to the Canadian Centre for Emergency Preparedness (CCEP), together with Richard Sheirer, Senior Vice President of Giuliani and Partners. who was previously Commissioner at the NYC Office of Emergency Management, and Director of New York City Homeland Security.

Michel Chossudovsky, Global Research, July 7, 2012

This introduction is based on an earlier article entitled 7/7 Mock Terror Drill: What Relationship to the Real Time Terror Attacks? August 8, 2007


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- by Tom Secker - 2012-07-03
The 7/7 London Bombings: Documents Prove that the Official Story Cannot be True

- by Tom Secker - 2012-07-03
The London Police's Mossad-style Execution of a 'Suspect'
- by Professor John Gardner - 2005-07-27
There is no special police licence to injure or kill. If they injure or kill, the police need to rely on the same law as the rest of us. It is no defence in law that the killing was authorised by a superior officer. A superior officer who authorises an unlawful killing is an accomplice.
7/7 Mock Terror Drill: What Relationship to the Real Time Terror Attacks?
- by Michel Chossudovsky - 2005-08-08
A fictional "scenario" of multiple bomb attacks on London's underground took place at exactly the same time as the real bomb attack on July 7, 2005. There have been several documented cases of mock terror drills in the US and the UK, held prior or on the same day as the actual terror event.
British Cops trained in Israel
- by Michel Chossudovsky - 2005-07-24
The shoot to kill policy was undertaken under the auspices of "Operation Kratos". It was carried out by the London Metropolitan's elite SO19 firearms unit often referred to as the Blue Berets.
British terror trial raises question of what MI5 knew about 2005 London bombings

- by Julie Hyland - 2007-05-09

Britain now faces its own blowback
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- by Michael Meacher - 2005-09-11
The ‘Evil Ideology’
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- by Ghali Hassan - 2005-07-25
London 7/7 Attack: Creating the Enemy

- by Ghali Hassan - 2005-07-14
Birth of the London Bomb Official Story
The bombers are all dead, and dead men tell no tales
- by Xymphora - 2005-07-13
London Bombings - "Today we are all Londoners ...."
The innocent always bear the scars, suffer the ultimate sacrifice, of mistaken political policies.
- by Felicity Arbuthnot, Luci Carolan. - 2005-07-13
Pre-7/7 insider trading on British pound?

- 2005-07-28
The July 21 Attack: The Pictures of the Four Suspects: Where are the Other Passengers?

- 2005-07-26
How Black Ops Staged the London Bombings
Evidence regarding the 4 alleged bombers comes from a single CCTV image of 4 similar-looking individuals.
- by Fintan Dunne - 2005-07-25

VIDEO: The US Agent and the Mumbai Massacre
Watch the Sunday Report on GRTV
- by James Corbett, Tom Secker - 2011-06-12
VIDEO: When Criminals Control the Cameras: The Final Word on CCTV
Watch the Corbett Report on GRTV
- by James Corbett - 2011-03-14
What Did the US and Britain Know Prior to the July 7 London Bombings?

- by Robert Stevens - 2011-02-16
LONDON 7/7: Leaked official report damns London Police bosses for Brazilian Jean Charles de Menezes Shooting

- 2006-06-11

Many questions

Much of this and much more are explored in the spooky, somewhat overdone film "7/7 Ripple Effect" from a few years ago. The case presented there is very interesting.


the video embedded

John Hill Created 7/7 Ripple Effect

I don't know how they file Amicus Curia briefs in the UK but John Hill really pissed some people off sending this film to a court connected in this case. "Hill was later arrested and was extradited to the United Kingdom on a charge of perverting the course of justice for sending DVDs of the film to the judge and jury foreman in a trial linked to the attacks, even though he had sent them in care of the court, and not directly to either judge or jury foreman. After spending 151 days on remand in Wandsworth prison, he was acquitted by a jury who were shown his film on 12 May 2011. The film was shown on 9 September 2009 at the 9/11 Film Festival at the Grand Lake Theater in Oakland, California. On 7 July 2012 an updated and expanded new version was released." (Wiki) All suspects were acquitted. From The Guardian: http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2009/apr/28/july-7-london-bomb-trial Of note is that a Brazilian man was shot dead during the man-hunt http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/4712061.stm

Meanwhile, one must remember that Scotland Yard has been squandering precious man/hours post 9/11 making sweetheart deals with News Corp. employees for fodder for their salacious gossip rags putting the lie to the fact that the anyone is actively engaged in any kind of real terror alert vigilance.

7/7: Seeds of Deconstruction Full Version

7/7: Seeds of Deconstruction Full Version


parallel with 9/11

The interview on UK television of Peter Power from Visor Consultants is interesting - he was either caught up in this incident in all innocence, *OR* he had advance knowledge of what was going to happen, and is seen here pulling off an Oscar winning performance in feigning ignorance/innocence. From what I gather, nobody has succeeded since July 2005 in collaring this suspicious character for further on-camera questioning - and he has probably been grilled by the British authorities to avoid the independent media at all costs.

After 9/11, the Bush administration did their damnedest to prevent any inquiry - succeeding for 441 days until their hand was forced. The resulting hairball of an investigation was hijacked by insiders. After 7/7, UK PM Tony Blair also refused to authorize a public inquiry into 7/7... and 7 years later, there still has been no proper investigation by official bodies.

Clearly, there are guilty parties - "officially funded terrorists" - who are being protected by the governments of both countries.

For German readers ...

I wrote an article about this at the 5th anniversary of the London Bombings:


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The Aswat case

has been linked to the murder of an assistant U.S. attorney in Seattle, Tom Wales, in October 2001, which apparently was not fully investigated but was blamed on his gun-control advocacy. Also, the U.S. attorney in Seattle, John McKay, was replaced on Dec. 7, 2006, during what was called a political purge by the Bush Administration. There was speculation at that time that he was removed because he continued to demand a full investigation of the Wales murder. Wales was not officially said to have been involved with the Aswat investigation and actions by Washington to limit it , but he could well have been because he worked closely with those who were and was smart and serious about his work.

7/7 - A strange occurrence (7/7 London Bombings Documentary)

7/7 - A strange occurrence (7/7 London Bombings Documentary)

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