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British press: Widow of 7/7 bomber hunted in terror alert
British media's ever-increasing campaign of war, fear and hate-mongering is an ominous sign of new wars abroad and severe repression at home.
The Times, 29 February 2012
London Evening Standard, 29 February 2012
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British press: Widow of 7/7 bomber hunted in terror alert
compiled by Cem Ertür
2 March 2012
Widow of 7/7 bomber hunted in terror alert
Kenyan police investigating new plot seek woman with multiple identities 7/7 bomber's widow hunted in terror alert
by Sean O'Neill, The Times, 29 February 2012
A woman who police believe may be the widow of one of the July 7 bombers is wanted for questioning by Kenyan authorities about a suspected terror plot, The Times has learnt.
Anti-terrorist officers in Nairobi suspect that Samantha Lewthwaite, 28, who was married to Jermaine Lindsay, the suicide bomber who blew up a Tube train at King's Cross [in Central London] in 2005, may have been part of a cell planning a terror attack in the coastal city of Mombasa last Christmas.
The Kenyans are hunting a female suspect who evaded capture when police swooped on the group last December. [...] She has had three identities in the past and that [Samantha Lewthwaite] is one possible identity," Eric Kiraithe, a Kenyan police spokesman, said yesterday. [...]
The Kenyan authorities have been liaising with the [London] Metropolitan Police over the continuing operation. The Met [i.e. the London Metropolitan Police] sent a large team of detectives from its Counter Terrorism Command to Nairobi to assist with the investigation and attempts have been made to trace her in Britain. [...]
The terror cell is thought to have been directed by al-Shabaab, the Mujahidin group which is waging a guerrilla war against Kenyan security forces in neighbouring Somalia. There are between 30 and 40 Britons at present fighting with al-Shabaab, which is affiliated to al-Qaeda, in the Somali conflict.
Head of state 'funded al-Qaeda and knew of 7/7 terror attacks'
Members of an Asian head of state's family have funded al–Qaeda and had advance knowledge of the July 7 terrorist attacks on London, according to claims made public by MPs and peers yesterday.
by Christopher Hope and Robert Winnett, Daily Telegraph, 25 February 2012
Somali terrorists warn of reprisals on British streets
Islamists tell West not to intervene as London summit discusses future of war-torn state
by Nigel Morris, The Independent, 24 February 2012
Al-Shabaab: armed, violent and recruiting young Britons to its ranks (*)
Intelligence agencies say young extremists are traveling to training camps in Somalia as they once did in Afghanistan
(*) title of the print edition
by Nick Hopkins and Richard Norton-Taylor, The Guardian, 22 February 2012
Don't panic: scheduled terror event
About 2,500 people are taking part in "Operation Forward Defensive", a large-scale Olympics counter-terrorism training exercise, the "most complex" that has been attempted to date.
by Tom Peck, The Independent, 21 February 2012
'Lone wolf' terror threat to Britain
British terrorists returning from international conflict zones are posing a growing "lone wolf" threat to the UK, a think tank has warned.
by Neil Millard, The Sun, 7 February 2012
Syria releases the 7/7 'mastermind'
The alleged terrorist mastermind behind the July 7 London bombings is reported to have been freed from a Syrian jail by President Bashar Assad's regime.
by Jason Lewis, Sunday Telegraph, 5 February 2012
Gang inspired by al-Qaida admit plot to bomb landmarks across London: Targets included Stock Exchange and Big Ben
'Linchpin' warned he faces 13 years in prison
by Sandra Laville, The Guardian, 2 February 2012
from the archives:
UK on alert for women bombers
Two women suicide bombers are plotting a terrorist outrage timed to coincide with a conference of world leaders being held in London this week.
by James Murray and Ted Jeory, The Express on Sunday, 24 January 2010
Terror cops seize widow of 7/7 bomber
Atrocity ringleader's wife and brother among four held
by Lucy Thornton and Jeff Edwards, Daily Mirror, 10 May 2007
Paratroopers readied for future social unrest in UK
Repressive techniques perfected in Northern Ireland are being deployed for the first time on the British mainland.
by Paul Stuart, World Socialist Web Site, 25 February 2012
Britain’s secret proxy war in Syria
The UK has been instrumental in consolidating relations between the disparate and isolationist opposition groups in Syria—not because the British elite want genuine democracy, of course, but because Syria’s President Assad would not acquiesce to the neo-liberal economic policies of the Broader Middle East and North Africa Initiative (BMENAI).
by T. J. Coles, Axis of Logic, 8 February 2012
Security conference for London Olympics plans massive police operation
The Royal United Services Institute, in partnership with the Home Office, held a conference on security for the upcoming Olympic Games in London.
by Paul Stuart, World Socialist Web Site, 1 February 2012
2012 Olympics: Police-state measures for London as super-wealthy party
Preparations for the 2012 Olympics in London are being approached based on the calculation that Britain is a country on the edge of mass social conflict.
by Paul Stuart, World Socialist Web Site, 7 December 2011
False flags a fluttering: The history of deception and the London 7/7 bombings
The conjunction of disinformation and violence
by Tom Secker, Global Research, 7 December 2010
7/7: Crime and Prejudice
A brand new investigative and analytical documentary from the maker of 7/7: Seeds of Deconstruction. It explores the 7/7 cold case via new evidence from the recent inquests and discusses the war on terror in the context of numerous miscarriages of justice and acts of violence committed by the state.
by Tom Secker, Global Research TV, 13 September 2011
London 7/7: Seeds of Deconstruction
Tom Secker's recently released film about the 2005 London Bombings "7/7: Seeds of Deconstruction" shows how the official story of what happened has been radically adapted and revised over time.
by Tom Secker, Global Research TV, 8 December 2010
The Guardian: UK weighs up military strikes against Somalia rebels
by Cem Ertür, San Francisco Bay Area Independent Media Center, 28 February 2012
British government: 13,500 troops to be deployed for the London 2012 Olympics
by Cem Ertür, San Francisco Bay Area Independent Media Center, 16 December 2011
British government: We wasted millions chasing wrong terrorist threats
by Cem Ertür, 911Blogger, 6 June 2011
UK Foreign Minister: We will continue to fight against terrorism wherever it rears its head
by Cem Ertür, 911Blogger, 5 May 2011
WikiLeaks: London is a hub of al-Qaeda’s global terrorism network
by Cem Ertür, 911Blogger, 29 April 2011
UK minister: Britain at risk of a new Lockerbie
by Cem Ertür, 911Blogger, 26 March 2011
Daily Telegraph uses Wikileaks cables as an instrument of war propaganda
by Cem Ertür, Global Research, 5 February 2011