More than a year before the 7/7/2005 attacks, on the 16th of May 2004, an edition of the BBC ONE Panorama programme broadcasted a mock exercise, imagining what would happen if a terrorist-attack was executed in London.
Set in the NEAR FUTURE, the scenario consisted of three explosions on tube-trains in the London Underground, and one explosion on a road vehicle.
The following excerpt from the BBC transcript of the programme, gives us a good idea of why this programme was made…
“PRICE: If there are now bombs going off above ground, in this case a lorry being attacked, it could happen anywhere, so the potential for mass panic across not just the capital, but the whole country, is very much with us.
I think therefore we need to look at more serious measures.
We do have reserve powers in effect to take over the BBC if we were to wish to, and to get them to broadcast whatever we wanted them to broadcast.
Those powers are there in the Broadcasting Act.
My advice to the Prime Minister would be not to use those, but I think we should be talking to the broadcasters about having the Prime Minister on the air very quickly.
GILBERTSON: You wouldn't disagree with that Michael at all?
PORTILLO: No, I entirely agree that the Prime Minister should be out there, and we shouldn't be using the powers to bring in the BBC, but we should certainly be talking to the broadcasters, about the way in which the coverage is going to be organised.” (end quote)
Please note well that he said, “the coverage is going to be ORGANISED.”
In other words, he was saying that they would write the script for, then edit and control, the media coverage of an event in which there were three explosions on London tube-trains, and one on a road vehicle, if such an event were to take place in the near future.
The question that begs to be asked is this: was that what they were actually in the process of planning, and precisely the reason for that programme?
Gavin Esler: This is the kind of terrorist attack the government repeatedly says is going to happen.
March 2004 David Blunkett, Home Secretary: "We've been absolutely clear we can't guarantee that there will never be an attack.
It's quite likely that they're planning one now."
Michael Portillo says, “I am wondering about the purpose and effect of this very programme.”
This BBC Panorama programme appears to have been used by those behind the 7/7/2005 attack, as the means by which the media's response to the attack in the near future was studied, so it could be controlled and directed towards their own ends.
Mr. Price plays the “bad cop” and issues the threat of taking over control of the BBC, and then Mr. Portillo plays the “good cop” and says that there is no need to do that, as long as the BBC behaves itself, and broadcasts whatever they want them to.
The “good cop”, “bad cop” scenario is just theatre, to deceive the viewer.
The reality is that the BBC is a government propaganda machine and is already, and always has been, controlled and used by the government.
Tues May 25, 2004, 09:00 TUBE EXPLOSIONS
3 blasts on London Underground The headlines at 9 o'clock.
In the past hour there have been three major explosions on the London underground.
The first occurred at 10 past 8 on the Piccadilly line between Knightsbridge and Hyde Park Corner.
The second, at 16 minutes past 8, on the Central Line between Tottenham Court Road and Oxford Circus, and the third at 27 minutes past 8 as a train was arriving at Vauxhall Station from Stockwell on the Victoria line.
Emergency services have been called to all three scenes.
There are no reports available yet on the number of casualties, and the police have said that it's too early to identify a possible cause.
London underground is now closed and the police are asking people not to travel.
Peter Power clip from Panorama from 6:45 to 7:00 minutes
Our research indicates that something like 350,000 people alone are making their way towards the city of London at this point, and if the access overload system has been triggered and they can't get onto their mobile telephones, this will have profound indications for them, the next of kin...
Tues May 25, 2004, 10:41 LONDON ATTACKS
Chlorine tanker explodes
We can now confirm that a tanker carrying chlorine has exploded at the junction of Shoreditch High Street and Commercial Street.
Chlorine is extremely toxic in this form and the police are issuing express warnings to people to stay indoors, close windows and remain there until the all clear is given. (end quote)
In the days leading up to 7/7/2005 there were hoax bomb-scares in Nottingham and Sheffield.
Were these false-alarm hoaxes meant not only to cause panic and confusion, but also to lull everyone into a false sense of security, and into thinking that the initial reports in London on 7/7/2005 would also be false-alarm hoaxes, so people would ignore them; until it was too late?