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03/10/11: New 7/7 Video released by Tom Secker: 7/7: Crime and Prejudice

03/06/11: J7 announce the launch of the Official blog of the Free Mohammed Campaign.

21/03/11: J7 publish our Submission to the Inquests regarding resumption of the inquests into the four.

29/10/10: J7 publish 7/7 Inquests transcripts as searchable, print-friendly PDFs.

16/10/10: J7 launch the dedicated new J7: 7/7 Inquests Blog for latest Inquests news and analysis.

07/10/10: J7 publish our Submissions to the 7 July Inquests, a series of documents compiled following Lady Justice Hallett's decision to accept submissions suggesting questions and lines of inquiry for the Inquests.

10/08/10: A new film 7/7: Seeds of Deconstruction has been released that places 7/7 in its wider historical and political context, and examines some of the many unanswered questions that still surround 7 July 2005.

01/08/10: J7 publish a review of another 7/7 related book, Out of the Tunnel, by Rachel 'North'.

07/07/10: J7 publish a detailed analysis of the number 30 bus explosion in Tavistock Square.

01/11/09: J7 respond to two 7/7 articles published in Notes from the Borderland issues 7 and 8. Read our response here.

01/11/09: Debunking 7/7 Debunking: An article in two parts that debunks some of the disingenuous attacks against those not convinced by the official story of 7/7. Read Part 1 here and read Part 2 here. October 2010 update: Debunking 7/7 Debunking Part 3.

04/07/09: J7 publish a revised, updated and expanded list of nine possible Alternative Hypotheses.

03/03/09: J7 publish an exclusive interview with political prisoner Hussain al-Samamra, a Palestinian who sought political asylum in the UK, only to be imprisoned for two years without charge by the British State.

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07/02/08: J7 Exclusive Report: Peter Power's CV Fakery - 7/7 terror rehearsal man and regular BBC 'terror' consultant was suspended from Dorset Police pending an internal inquiry that resulted in a file being sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions. Full story here.

04/01/08: In July 2007 the BBC approached J7 asking for participants in a 'documentary' about 7/7. Six months after initial contact, the BBC revealed the 'documentary' was part of BBC2's risible Conspiracy Files series. On learning this, J7 declined to participate. Find out why in the full J7 response to the BBC.

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24/08/07: Over a year since Dr John Reid acknowledged a fundamental error in the official Home Office 7/7 narrative, J7 receive a response to a series of Freedom of Information requests which includes an amendment to the repeatedly discredited narrative. Read the story and the revised section of the Home Office narrative on the J7 blog.

16/08/07: Channel 4 News' Darshna Soni blogs about the need for a 7/7 public inquiry and asks how independent or public such an inquiry would be under the Inquiries Act 2005, a piece of legislation that puts the government in control of 'independent' inquiries - 7/7 and the public inquiry dilemma, formerly titled, "Why it's time for a public inquiry into 7/7"

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07/03/07: J7 publish a new article by Professor David MacGregor, 'July 7th as Machiavellian State Terror?' an article in which the events of 7/7 are given historical context and examined as potential acts of, 'Machiavellian state terror, spectacular violence perpetrated against the state by elements of the state itself'.

26/02/07: J7 is pleased and honoured to announce the publication of "The economics of 7/7 and other mysteries of capitalism explained", an article written for the July 7th Truth Campaign by writer and journalist William Bowles.

24/02/07: Brand new J7 article Capitalising on Terror - Who is really destroying our freedoms? - A look at how 7/7 has been used as the justification for the imposition of Draconian laws that criminalise everyone.

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J7 London Bombings Dossier

 

Index 27 - Other Bus Explosions

 
Official version of events

There was only one bus explosion. The other explosions around buses were controlled ones carried out by police explosive officers.

Query

Were bombs detonated aboard buses other than the number 30 in Tavistock Place?

Exhibits (OB1a - OB10)

OB2 OB3 OB4 & OB5. Are all extracts from the local Hampstead and Highgate Express which refer in precise terms to additional explosions. OB9 from the same paper contains a quote from a named bus driver Colin Bates which demonstrates knowledge of more than one of his colleagues being injured or even killed.

OB5 (supra) and OB6 independently have references to an explosion taking place on a bus at 9,20am! The latter, which is a Financial Times on line report, also has a named witness Mick O’Cruthers.

OB7 and OB8 both contain references to a bus exploding in Aldgate.

Related Information

Tavistock Bus explosion

Summary

It seems certain that other bus explosions took place. The fact was widely reported on the morning of 7th July. Although Sir Ian Blair at a subsequent press conference said they were controlled ones no further details were ever given. The number of explosions and the extent of casualties are unclear.

References

 
OB1

Two other blasts also went off in other buses, reports said. There were reports of casualties, says the AP.

The explosion near Russell Square occurred not long after blasts on London subways earlier Thursday, police said. Dow Jones Newswires reported that police confirmed explosions on at least two others buses.

Source: News from Russia

OB2

Chaos piled upon chaos when three bombs tore through buses near Russell Square.

Source: Hampstead & Highgate Express

OB3

Kentish Times team reporting from the terror blasted areas
Journalist Neil McKeown says his friend Andrew Northover saw the double decker in Russell Square explode into small pieces.

Mr Northover said: "It blew up right by our office, a guy I work with was on the bus behind it. The police have told us to stay in the building. There are bomb squad and police everywhere. I've never seen so many police."

Source (URL required): Hampstead & Highgate Express

OB4

One West Hampstead schoolgirl described a brush with death.

Alexis Mintah, 15, a pupil at St Augustine's School, Kilburn, said: "I was on my way to work experience at a hairdressing salon in Marchmont Street and I realised I had to do something at school.

"So I got off the 168 and transferred to a 31. Two stops later the bus blew up. I am counting my lucky stars today."

David Jones, a social worker, described how a bus behind him was blown apart by a bomb.

He said: "There was a huge thud. I looked around and the bus behind me was on fire. There was lots of smoke and total panic."

Source: Hampstead & Highgate Express

OB5

Samantha Jenkins, 28, who was on a bus at 9.20am this morning said: "The bus driver told us that there had been a major incident on a bus and everyone got a bit panicky. I had no idea what was going on."

Source: Hampstead & Highgate Express

OB6

Mick O’Cruthers was near Russell Square when an explosion went off on a bus at around 9.20am. Mr O’Cruthers said he saw people coming off the bus covered in blood and glass and was told a bomb had exploded on the bottom deck. He said the people he spoke to had been upstairs.

Source: Financial Times

OB7

Channel 4 News: Witness reports of London blasts
A police officer at the scene said, "I was first on the scene at the explosion at Aldgate all of which has now been evacuated. I was pulling people out of the bus. There are definitely some dead."

He added, "Four bombs have gone off in London already, we are advising people to get off the streets. You are better off in a basement today, anywhere off the street.

Source (removed): Channel 4 News (copy)

OB8

Scotland Yard have confirmed 3 bus explosions (one of which my colleague witnessed at Aldgate). Metronet (who run parts of the tube) confirm at least 3 explosions on the underground network. All London hospitals are on major incident alert and the entire tube and central bus network has been suspended. Reports of multiple fatalities. Finally, an eyewitness on Sky News has just reported a second explosion at Russell Square.
posted by tomafro at 2:45 AM PST on July 7

Source: MetaFilter

OB9

Reporter Patrick Clift talked bus driver Colin Bates. He said: "Our sympathies go out to all our colleagues who have been badly injured or killed even by these blasts.

"Buses are always vulnerable to these sort of attacks. Around 15 years ago a similar explosion happened on a bus in Lewisham. It's terrible what has happened today. Many drivers I know will be terrified now because of what has happened to their colleagues."

Source (URL required): Hampstead & Highgate Express

OB10

Scotland Yard said one packed double decker bus was ripped apart in one explosion in central London - there were two other explosions on buses and several blasts throughout the tube network.

As well as a reported blast at Moorgate tube in the City. There were also possible bus explosions at Marylebone and South Kensington.

Source: Channel 4 News

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