Saturday, August 26, 2006

The ludicrous case of the nuclear suitcase


Three men were cleared a few weeks ago, at the Old Bailey in London.

They had been held for two years, before being cleared of the charges.

They had been accused, based upon 'intelligence' supplied by the British Security services, of plotting to obtain a substance known as red mercury.

Red mercury has been named in numerous documents over the years as one of the components of so called 'dirty bombs', bombs in a suitcase, which explode in a densely populated area, leaving the area uninhabitable for many years.

The only problem with the charges which were cooked up against the men is that, well, Red Mercury is a non existant substance.

It doesn't exist. It's not real. It's made up.

These men were charged with attempting to obtain something which doesn't exist.

Not for the first time, the security services have been scandalously flawed in their 'intelligence'.

Whether it's non existant plots to blow up Old Trafford, non existant Ricin plots, or the non existant bomb at Forest Gate, the security services seem to be out of touch with what is actually happening.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Watching Them, Watching Us said...

Which "British Security services" ? There is no evidence that they were even consulted.

Yhe original allegation appears to have been ignored buy the Police.

They only acted after the News of the World's "fake sheikh" agent provocateur / "reporter" Mazher Mahmood, conducted a "sting" operation where he offered to supply the fictitious substance.

There are serious questions to be asked of Susan Hemming, in charge of the Crown Prosecution Service's anti-terrorism unit, as to why this prosecution was brought in the first place.

Presumably the fact that the News of the World, part of Rupert Murdoch's empire is well connected with the NuLabour spin doctors meant that the jobsworths in the Met Police and the CPS and the Home Office simply went into backside covering mode and refused to risk telling the News of the World to mind their own business.

Would the defendents have been been dragged into court if they were not foreigners from Goa in India ?

Sat Aug 26, 05:41:00 pm GMT  
Anonymous Watching Them, Watching Us said...

Forgot to add that the defendants had no money with which to purchase the alleged Red Mercury anyway, so there was not even a "terrorist finance" ring to "disrupt".

Mazher Mahmood should have been prosecuted under the Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security section 114 Hoaxes involving noxious substances or things

Sat Aug 26, 06:02:00 pm GMT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This "story" has already been proved a fake. So why post it?

Sat Aug 26, 07:21:00 pm GMT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think this might be the most ludicrous incident of them all :-)
The security men all over the world must cut down on those DVD's!

Thu Jan 25, 08:03:00 am GMT  

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