From Craig Murray, former Brit ambassador to Uzbekistan who was forced out of his job after protesting the US/Brit policy of sending prisoners there to be tortured.
None of the alleged terrorists had made a bomb. None had bought a plane ticket. Many did not even have passports,
The informant in Pakistan whose ‘tip’ supposedly broke the case may well have been tortured and “fled the UK after being wanted for questioning over the murder of his uncle some years ago. That might be felt to cast some doubt on his reliability.” Indeed.
We then have the extraordinary question of Bush and Blair discussing the possible arrests over the weekend. Why? I think the answer to that is plain. Both in desperate domestic political trouble, they longed for “Another 9/11”. The intelligence from Pakistan, however dodgy, gave them a new 9/11 they could sell to the media.