* Blair Refuses a Public Inquiry into the 7/7 Bombings:- *
We learned this week that the Blair and Co are to deny us a Public Inquiry into the 7/7 London Bombings. Instead of a full and frank inquiry into how and why four young British Muslim men apparently managed to detonate 4 bombs in London, Killing 52 people and injuring 700 more, we are to get a 'Narrative of Events' written by a senior civil servant to tell us what happened.
Rachel From North london survived the London Bombings, she was 7 feet away from one of the bombs when it went off, and she has been doing a stunning job of representing many [not all] of the victims in the media, especially those who are disgusted with how they have been treated and represented:
Unsprisingly, they [and we] are more than a little pissed off by Blair and Co's apparent attempts to cover up what happened, and fob us off with a report from a civil servant.We all feel that the only way to attempt to prevent further attacks, and to lower the terrorist threat is to find out what happened, how it happened and why it happened. A government civil servant writing a 'narrative' is not going to do that. It will simply give us the government version of events from which they and we will learn nothing.If you feel the same, would you consider posting details of this story, and linking it to Rachel's blog [the above link] and the petition they have started?
http://www.petitiononline.com/July7th/petition.htmlThis does not just concern UK residents, it concerns everyone. If the price paid for not learning any lessons that might prove unpalateable for Blair and Co is public safety - that affects anyone who might visit as well as those who live here. According to Rachel:"Yes - the petition is open to anyone - tourists, non-British public, freedom-loving peoples everywhere, please sign up if you want an honest evaluation of what the hell has been going on."Rachel's article on the subject for today's Sunday Times is here: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2092-1937542,00.html