July 7th Books

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July 7th Books

The Antagonist
Joined: 25 Nov 2005, 11:41

09 May 2006, 12:45 #1

To date we've had the Crispin Black, '7/7 What Went Wrong', Milan Rai's collection of newspaper stories and zero independent research, '7/7: The London Bombings, Islam and the Iraq War' and, today, I stumbled across the following book, due to be published in June 2006, which looks rather more interesting for its stated approach:
Duckworth Publishers - The London Bombings - N. Mosaddeq Ahmed
"The London Bombings
An Independent Inquiry

N. Mosaddeq Ahmed

    * ISBN 0715635832
    * June 2006
    * £8.99 / B Format Paperback, 256 pages
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    * Subject: Economics, Politics & World Affairs


On July 7th 2005 London experienced its most serious terrorist attack since the V-2 raids of WW2. We still don’t know who planned the attacks or whether they remain at large in the U.K.

At first the police were sure that the bombers used weapons-grade plastic explosives and sophisticated timers. Two weeks later they changed their minds – the bombs were home-made and were detonated manually. Since then the official account has changed repeatedly and remains riddled with anomalies and confusion. The government is resisting calls for a full inquiry and instead intends to present a ‘narrative’ written by a civil servant that will stand as the definitive account of what took place. As Mosaddeq demonstrates in this exhaustive investigation, such an approach cannot hope to provide the public with an adequate explanation of what took place. He further shows how the attacks can only be fully understood in the light of extensive co-operation between the Islamist extremists and Western Intelligence in Central Asia, and U.S.–U.K. state interests. The London bombings, much like the attacks on New York in 2001, were a widely predicted consequence of the West’s global strategy. If we do face a future of terrorism we should at least understand the extent to which our governments have accepted this as the price of business as usual.

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Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed has written three books since the 9/11 attacks tracing the realpolitik beneath the rhetoric of the War on Terror: The War on Freedom, Behind the War on Terror and The War on Truth. He lives in North London.

Source: http://www.duckw.com/general/title.php? ... sue_id=329
Media Monitors has a full profile of Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed.
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cmain
Joined: 19 Jan 2006, 21:24

12 May 2006, 21:29 #2

Well spotted.

A quick browse through the Duckworth web site shows they are serious publishers. In their Politics section they have published Norman Lamont, Jimmy Carter and the English translation of Bernard Levy's Qui a tue Daniel Pearl, which was highly recommended in The Economist a couple of years ago.

It will therefore be difficult for people to reject this as conspiraloon stuff. Let's hope the book lives up to the description.
Innocent until proven guilty
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cmain
Joined: 19 Jan 2006, 21:24

05 Jun 2006, 21:41 #3

My local bookshop is quoting 15th July as the current predicted availability date of "The London Bombings" by N. Mossadeq Ahmed, but they advised me to check again at the end of June.
Innocent until proven guilty
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Bridget
Joined: 26 Nov 2005, 01:46

05 Jun 2006, 22:07 #4

Nafeez is arranging for his publishers to send us an advance copy for review, it should arrive soon.
�To those who are afraid of the truth, I wish to offer a few scary truths; and to those who are not afraid of the truth, I wish to offer proof that the terrorism of truth is the only one that can be of benefit to the proletariat.� -- On Terrorism and the State, Gianfranco Sanguinetti
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astro3
Joined: 23 Jan 2006, 19:34

06 Jun 2006, 08:45 #5

Also, 'One Day in July' by survivor Prof John Tulloch is just published. Of Khan allegedly sitting opposite him before the blast he now recalls: 'I am now fairly certain that we looked at each other across the second carriage of that Circle line train...'
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fedor
Joined: 12 May 2006, 13:11

06 Jun 2006, 09:56 #6

astro3 @ Jun 6 2006, 08:45 AM wrote: Also, 'One Day in July' by survivor Prof John Tulloch is just published. Of Khan allegedly sitting opposite him before the blast he now recalls: 'I am now fairly certain that we looked at each other across the second carriage of that Circle line train...'
where is that quote from Astro?

cheers
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The Antagonist
Joined: 25 Nov 2005, 11:41

07 Jun 2006, 02:25 #7

fedor @ Jun 6 2006, 10:56 AM wrote:
astro3 @ Jun 6 2006, 08:45 AM wrote: Also, 'One Day in July' by survivor Prof John Tulloch is just published. Of Khan allegedly sitting opposite him before the blast he now recalls: 'I am now fairly certain that we looked at each other across the second carriage of that Circle line train...'
where is that quote from Astro?
Derren Brown: Mind Control?

Or maybe something like this.

Hearts and minds, guard them with your lives.
"The problem with always being a conformist is that when you try to change the system from within, it's not you who changes the system; it's the system that will eventually change you." -- Immortal Technique

"The media is the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that's power. Because they control the minds of the masses." -- Malcolm X

"The eternal fight is not many battles fought on one level, but one great battle fought on many different levels." -- The Antagonist

"Truth does not fear investigation." -- Unknown
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