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7/7: the conspiracy theories

By Darshna Soni

Updated on 04 June 2007

Darshna Soni reports on the conspiracy beliefs surrounding 7/7 at seven.

There are a number of apparent inconsistencies in the official version of events surrounding the July bombings which have led to questions, rumours and conspiracy theories.

Many of these can be found on the web. Some call themselves truth campaigners, other are the same people who believe 9/11 and the assassination of JFK were all ordered by the American government.

They list evidence which apparently doesn't add up. For example, the official Home Office report into the bombings stated that the four bombers caught the 7.40am train from Luton to London. However, there was no 7.40 that morning, it had been cancelled. The Home Secretary, John Reid, apologized for the error in parliament, blaming erroneous first-hand witness accounts.

Whichever train the bombers did catch, when they got to London, there appears to be no photograph of the 4 of them together in the capital - no CCTV either, despite London having one of the highest numbers of surveillance cameras of any city in the world.

Of the one photograph there is of the men - questions have been raised about its authenticity. It apparently shows railings coming out of mens' arm.

Close up shot of 7/7 CCTV footage - funny railings?

There are lots of other theories. For example, one company is reported to have been running a security exercise on the day. Another eye witness says no Asians got on the bus at all.

The website links

Here are links to some of the theories on the web - but please note Channel 4 is not responsible for the content on these external websites:

| J7 | The July Seventh Truth Campaign
"This site was set-up in the wake of the London bombings on July 7th 2005 with the aim of getting to the truth about what really happened on the day that 56 people were killed and over 700 injured on London transport."

7/7 London Bus Bomb Witness - Inside Job PROOF -pt1
"Alex Jones interviews Daniel Obachike - witness 7/7/2005 - Bus Bombing London"
YouTube video: 7/7 London Bus Bomb Witness - Inside Job PROOF -pt1

Ludicrous Diversion - 7/7 London Bombings Documentary
"On the 7th of July 2005 London was hit by a series of explosions. You probably think you know what happened that day. But you don't."
Google Video: Ludicrous Diversion - 7/7 London Bombings

7/7 London Tube Bombings Conspiracy
"The wealth of evidence that has emerged in the month following the 7/7 London bombings only leads us to one clear conclusion, that the attacks had to have been orchestrated by or with help from the very highest levels of British intelligence. "
MySpace blog: 7/7 London Tube Bombings Conspiracy

The 4th Bomb - the eyewitness memoir
"The bandaged man in grey was in Tavistock Square rolling about on the pavement 45 metres ahead of the bus wailing seconds after the explosion. His antics were not the kind of sight a man with a heightened sense of alertness given the clear and present danger would just imagine."

Rachel from North London
A 7/7 survivor who doesn't believe in the conspiracy theory but does want an investigation. She writes, "It's not all about bombs these days. And I'm glad about that. "

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