Ex-spy calls for London 7/7 bombing inquiry
The Sunday Sun
Monday, December 11, 2006
Former spy David Shayler has cast doubt on who was responsible for the London bombings and called for a public inquiry.
The Middlesbrough-born ex-MI5 man has claimed the official version of the attacks on three underground trains and a double decker bus in the capital on July 7 last year is riddled with inaccuracies.
He has produced a 40 minute documentary in which he questions a number of issues ranging from the September 11, 2001, attack on the US, and the 7/7 attacks in London.
Shayler acknowledges that many people listening to his claims will believe he has gone mad but argues that an objective examination of the facts surrounding most terrorist atrocities in the last six years will leave people with the same conclusion he has reached . . . that the truth has yet to be uncovered.
The former analyst then goes on to claim the London bombings were orchestrated by "people who want to control society".
He said: "I'm saying the evidence to show that these three men from Leeds and the one from Aylesbury were responsible is simply not there."
Shayler, who spent time in self-imposed exile in France before returning to the UK where he was found guilty of breaching the Official Secrets Acts, claims CCTV footage of the four men entering Luton train station before embarking on their journey to London has been faked.
He said: "If you look at the picture taken at 7.21am outside Luton allegedly of the four you really can't identify them from that picture and I have been to check it out myself at Luton and I believe that picture is fake . . . that they weren't there that day." Shayler also claims there are other discrepancies in the official report.
He said: "For example the train they are supposed to have got according to the official Home Office narrative the 7.40am from Luton, that day was cancelled. So clearly the official story starts to fall down basically." On the reason for the 7/7 bombings he added: "At that point a lot of people, in Parliament even, were asking questions about the ID scheme for example. That has now gone through Parliament, that has now become law. They have also as a result of 7/7 passed even more draconian terror laws.