De Menezes murder cover-up continues
The Association of Chief Police Officers in Britain has concluded
in its inquiry that the shoot to kill policy which was carried out
in the murder of Jean Charles de Menezes is acceptable and should not be altered.
Since de Menezes' behavior gave no sign whatsoever that he was a potential suicide
bomber, this is a strong statement of intent.
Leaked photographic and police evidence of de Menezes' appearance and actions
on the day of July 22 confirm that no police officer with an ounce of common
sense would suspect de Menezes to be a suicide bomber.
This means that de Menezes was directly targeted, tracked and gunned down for
What that reason may be remains subject to speculation. His work as a freelance
electrician could be connected
to the original explanation that the bombs that ripped through three underground
stations were the result of electrical surges. De Menezes could have been the
'5th bomber' - set up by British intelligence as a patsy like the other four,
but changed his mind and escaped when he realized what was unfolding. That knowledge
would have been more than enough to mandate his assassination, as he could have
blown the whistle on the entire inside job.
There can be little doubt that the evidence proving that the police
knew de Menezes was no suicide bomber was deliberately leaked to
send a very clear threat to the British people. The government can order targeted
assassinations on the streets of Britain at any time. Stop asking questions,
shut up and behave yourselves.
Leaked photos from the police investigation directly contradicted suspicious early
eyewitness testimony, which was later connected to the police itself, saying that
de Menezes was wearing a heavy jacket with wires trailing from it. De Menezes
was wearing a light denim jacket and there were no wires to be seen.
Original reports that de Menezes was running through the station and had vaulted
barriers were proven to be fraudulent by CCTV footage which showed de Menezes
walking at a casual pace, picking up a free newspaper, and passing through the
This CCTV footage was originally said to be missing due to a fault according
to the Metropolitan Police. After the London Underground went public to say
that there was no fault and that the footage existed, the police had to change
their story and admit that the footage did exist. This was a blatant attempt
to hide the fact that de Menezes' behavior aroused no suspicion.
De Menezes was shot at least eight times, seven in the head. The police certainly
wanted to make sure that he was dead.
Did they want to make sure he was dead because he was about to detonate a bomb?
The officers who shot De Menezes KNEW he wasn't a threat at the time they accosted
A police source said: "There is no way those three guys would have been
on the train carriage with him [de Menezes] if they believed he was carrying
a bomb. Nothing he did gave the surveillance team the impression that he was
carrying a device.''
Despite the fact that all the evidence points to a monumental cover-up, I have
no doubt that the ongoing Independent Police Complaints Commission investigation
of the shooting, just like Lord Stevens' phony Diana inquiry, will absolve the
Metropolitan Police and Ian Blair of all blame and re-affirm its support of the
shoot to kill policy.
Let's play devil's advocate and say that there was no cover-up, that the shooting
was just a botched job as a result of incompetence. Then why has nobody been
fired? Why is the Association of Chief Police Officers still backing the shoot
to kill policy? They are making a statement.
We are the bosses, we are in control. We can carry out targeted assassinations
on British soil and there's not a damn thing you can do about it apart from
sit down and shut up. Otherwise you just might become the next target of her
Majesty's secret death squad.
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bombing in London, the Menezes shooting and the events surrounding these incidents.