Welcome to InvestigatingtheTerror.com, a research site on terrorism and the philosophy and politics of fear.
Here you will find my documentaries on 7/7, conspiracy theories and the history of state sponsored terrorism as well as audio conversations, videos and articles. There is also an ever-increasing archive of declassified documents and unsealed files to help you investigate the terror for yourself.
Guillermo of Traces of Reality and I took up the subject of the most recent episode of ClandesTime on the Russell Brand 'revolution'. We honed in on how pop culture and political revolution have become strange bedfellows, and how this is being used to confuse, divert and distract many politically active people. This typically wide-ranging discussion also touched on the irrelevance of ideological conflict and political messiahs, and the importance of ordinary people believing in themselves and making the difference in the world that they want to see. Listen or download here.
Alex G of Red Alert
Radio invited me onto
his show to talk about my
book and how the war on terror is continuing
to play out in the UK and on the African continent. We
started by going over some headlines on everything from energy costs to
soft drinks before getting into the tales of Samantha
Al Liby. We also discussed my research into the
programming of the Woolwich murder of Lee Rigby and
how the strategy
of tension has played out in Britain this year. Listen
or download here.
Following the attack on the Westgate Shopping Centre in Nairobi the Pentagon responded with a pair of special forces raids in Africa. One was a Navy Seal raid in the Somali town of Baraawe sought to capture or kill Al Shabaab leader Ahmed Abdi Godane, though this mission failed. The other raid took place in Tripoli where Nazih Abdul-Hamed al-Ruqai, better known as Anas Al Liby, was captured by commandos presumed to be Delta Force. There are many reasons to question these stories, not least of which that Al Liby has reportedly been captured and in custory for decade. Read article here.
The massacre at the Westgate shopping centre in Westland, Nairobi targeted victims from all over the world. People with at least 13 nationalities are listed among the dead, representing every continent. The official story is replete with confusion and contradictions about the number of attackers and how many were killed in the counter-assault by Kenyan security forces. Reported among the dead was Samantha Lewthwaite, the widow of one of the alleged 7/7 bombers, but today Interpol issued a Red Notice for her arrest. Read article here.
InvestigatingtheTerror's sister site SpyCulture has launched a new podcast series called ClandesTime. The podcast combines the subject matter of both sites into one show, looking at secret agents both past and present in a range of contexts, and examing the intelligence services from multiple angles. You can download the first episode via this page, and subscribe to the SpyCulture.com feed to make sure you don't miss future episodes.
In this talk Guillermo Jimenez of TracesofReality and BoilingFrogsPost and I discussed the psychological impact of 'flashpoint events' like 9/11 and 7/7, and the importance of investigating such events in their proper context. We chatted about my book Secrets, Spies and 7/7, in particular the role of predictive programming in conditioning the public to accept the official versions of such events and to respond in a way that is conducive to the interests of the security state. Listen or download here.
While the 'heat wave' that has 'roasted Britain' has climate changed its way to something more familiar (rain, humidity, constant variation) some patterns remain steady. A third soldier who collapsed during the SAS selection exercise in the Brecon Beacons on in mid-July has now died, which makes him the fifth soldier to have died as a result of military training exercises in that area of Wales since the turn of the year. That's military training exercises 5 - radical Muslims 1. Meanwhile, developments in the Mohammed Saleem case are worthy of our attention. Read article here.
In the latest chat with the hosts of the Smells Like Human Spirit podcast we discussed my book, Secrets, Spies and 7/7 among other topics. We focused in on the 'intelligence failures' in the run-up to the bombings in conjunction with the predictive programming in the same period, and how this adds up to a strong case against MI5 for involvement in the attacks. In the second half of the discussion we talked about the scepticism around Edward Snowden, the supposed NSA-CIA whistleblower, and why his 'revelations' are anything but. We also looked at political apathy, its causes and consequences. Listen or download here.
In recent weeks the UK has been hit by a 'heat wave', or as it is known in most countries, 'summer'. This is not a common experience for citizens of this island nation, who have not known sustained, moderately hot sunshine for several years. The experience has largely been received very well, with the ladies pleased to have an ongoing excuse to eat ice cream and wear revealing clothes, while the gents are pleased to have an ongoing excuse to drink beer and watch the aforementioned ladies. However, it is not all fun and games. Last weekend, as temperatures soared, two soldiers died during a training exercise endurance race in the Brecon Beacons. As such, summer has been responsible for precisely twice the number of British soldier deaths in Britain this year as radical Muslims. Read article here.
A new website has sprung up in recent weeks purporting to explain 'what really happened' in the 7/7 bombings of 2005. Perhaps unsurprisingly, it is largely an attempt to recycle once again the simple-minded, misleading conspiracy theories propagated by some of the weaker-minded members of the 7/7 truth movement. It is important to explain precisely why these alternative theories are misleading, and why a different approach yields far more incriminating results. Read article here.
Henrik of Red Ice Creations and I discussed my book Secrets, Spies and 7/7 in a highly inquisitive and informative conversation. In the first hour we discussed the three probable secret agents surrounding the alleged bombers in the years before 7/7, and a lot of the relevant history of the use of agent provocateurs by the British security state. We analysed how Britain has, for over a century, been fighting some kind of 'war on terror' and that 7/7 is perhaps just the most recent in a long line of such events. Listen or download here.
James and I talked about my new book Secrets, Spies and 7/7 in particular outlining the network of probable/known secret agents surrounding the alleged bombers in the years before 7/7. We looked into the activities of three men - Martin McDaid, Mohammed Quayyum Khan (Q) and Mohammed Junaid Babar, and how they likely played a role in engaging the alleged bombers in incriminating activity on behalf of the security services. Listen or download here.
This is a short film explaining the theory that the alleged 7/7 bombers were set up by MI5. It looks at three probable secret agents who were in contact with the alleged bombers, and how they relate to MI5's knowledge about what was going on. In the years prior to the 7/7 bombings, whenever Sidique Khan or the other alleged bombers got involved in radical Islamic activity, they did so through contact with one of these three men. At each stage in this process MI5 and the other British security services had information about what was going on, but mysterious 'intelligence failures' meant they did nothing to stop it. Each time, the 'failures' covered up Khan et al's connections with these three probable agents. Watch, listen or download here.
Aaron of theageoftransitions.com and I had an in-depth discussion about my new book, Secrets, Spies and 7/7, focusing on the psychological dimension of the attacks and how the discussion was shaped after the event. We talked about how diversionary alternative conspiracy theories were 'seeded' just as much as the official conspiracy theory through predictive programming. Listen or download here.
The recent murder of British soldier Lee Rigby in Woolwich has reignited the fire of the 'war on terror' in Britain. Initial, inaccurate reports said that the victim was beheaded with a machete by a man shouting 'Allah Akbar' and this started a media firestorm. Within hours the killing was labelled as terrorism and the upper echelons of government went through the absurd ritual of two COBRA meetings. Now that the initial wave of fear-filled nonsense has passed, we are in a position to ask some serious questions. Read article here.