COP SUES OVER DE MENEZES COVER-UP 27 August 2011 A Christian counter-terrorism officer involved in the killing of Jean Charles de Menezes is suing the Metropolitan Police over allegations that senior officers tried to cover-up vital evidence.He says his faith compelled him t o blow the whistle and he is now claiming thousands of pounds for loss of overtime pay and promotions after Special Branch bosses allegedly sidelined him. One allegation involves anti-terror officers perverting justice by replacing a chief inspector with another to give more favourable evidence at the 2008 inquest into de Menezes’s death.
Two more serious concerns were reported about issues within the Met Police’s counter-terrorism department, known as SO15, last December that form the main part of his tribunal case. He is also suing for religious discrimination and loss of earnings. A senior source said: ‘The allegations are about such a sensitive subject that top brass are very worried about what could come out in a tribunal.
A Met spokesman said: ‘The Metropolitan Police Service can confirm that it has received two employment tribunal claims from a Detective Sergeant lodged at London Central employment tribunal offices.
Kratos – Demon god of Strength
Kratos: Be quick then; put the fetters on him before the Father sees you idling.
Hephaistos: Here, then, look! The iron wrist bands are ready (he begins to fix them).
Kratos: Take them; manacle him; hammer with all your force, rivet him to the rock.
Hephaistos: All right, I’m doing it! There, that iron will not come loose.
Kratos: Drive it in further; clamp him fast, leave nothing slack.
Hephaistos: This arm is firm; at least he’ll find no way out there.
Kratos: Now nail his other arm securely. Let him learn that all his wisdom is but folly before Zeus.
- Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound.
Pinned down on the floor, Jean Charles de Menezes could not move. There was a rumour that he had seemed to recognize his assailants. But, after seven bullets in the back of his head the world would never learn why or how he came to be chosen. They were dum-dum bullets, which explode upon impact. The bullets were pumped in slowly, with several second intervals between each. He was on the floor of a Northern Line tube at Stockwell Underground station at 10 am on 22nd July 2005, and this was Operation Kratos. The Special Branch or FRR – whoever they were, they were certainly not the Met – were showing off to all the world the special training they had received from the Israeli army.
But, the just-shoot-them-in-the-head Kratos policy was supposedly for ‘suicide bombers’ and nothing about this young electrician matched this description. The gang who shot him wore no police uniform, and after the killing they went about terrorizing other tube users and even pinned the train driver on the platform at gunpoint (1). The officer who murdered de Mendezes in cold blood remains unnamed and was supposedly sent off on a holiday, to de-stress (2).
The Israeli training for “Operation Kratos” – of specialist London Police units such as SO19, who might have done this – included the shoot-to-kill policy of at least five shots to the head. Armed ‘police officers’ fired eleven shots at Jean Charles de Menezes – evenly spaced over 30 seconds. ‘At the time the eyewitness reports which were made public stated that five or six shots had been fired, but that went up to eight a few days later, then finally eleven.’ To quote Alex Jones. Wiki has 11 shots fired, 6 of which entered his head – not that it matters.
Cressida Dick, the ‘Gold Command’ in charge of the operation that led to de Menezes being shot seven times in the head after he was mistaken for a suspected suicide bomber, was in February 2007 promoted to the senior rank of Deputy Assistant Commissioner. Officers shooting ordinary citizens appear to do so with impunity: since 1993, there have been 30 fatal shootings by the Police with no police officer successfully prosecuted for any one of them.
On a visit to Stockwell tube, passing the rather touching shrine to De Mendezes, one is stared at by an uncountable number of CCTV cameras, as if trying by sheer number to make up for the fact that none of them were, allegedly, working, on that fateful day. All the things that the public were told about De Menezes swiftly turned out to be untrue – that he was wearing a bulky jacket that ‘might’ have contained something underneath it, whereas he was merely wearing a blue denim suit; that wires were protruding from underneath it, that he ran from his pursuers and leapt over the ticket barrier, not stopping when ordered to, and that his 6-month visa to be over here had expired. etc. ‘Bomber is Shot dead’ screamed the Evening Standard headline that same evening.
First, here are a couple of conjectures, which may – or indeed may not – be helpful:
1. Muad’Dib in his Ripple Effect:
“We are told that the first reports were of an electrical power-surge that occurred, and then later we were told that there were bombs that exploded on the tube-trains, and that it was an Al Quaeda terrorist attack, with Muslim suicide-bombers carrying backpack home-made explosive-devices onto the tube-trains.
“A couple of weeks later, a Brazilian contract electrician is brutally and publicly murdered, on a tube-train, and again we are told lies by the police and media, about him. He was a contract electrician. For whom had he been working, and what had he been working on, in the days leading up to the 7th of July 2005? Remember that the first reports from the media about 7/7/2005 were of an electrical power-surge, and Jean Charles de Menezes was a contract electrician. Was he hired, as part of the terrorist exercise’s 1000 people, to wire up devices for mock-explosions, to be set off by a power-surge? Did he see the explosive-devices being fastened under the tube-train carriage floors, and later realise what had really happened, and was starting to talk about it?
“Did THEY (The Hierarchy Enslaving You) publicly execute him, to shut him up, and as a warning to others to keep their mouths shut? We have been unable to find out where he worked. We know about his cousins who live in London, and his family coming over from Brazil, but we do not know where he worked. Why?”
2. The remarkably insightful Anonymous (who sounds like an Israeli professor (3)), and is learned about false-flag terror:
‘It is unlikely that the police shot Mr de Menezes, the Brazilian electrician, because he knew too much. The Government surely had its own operatives who could wire fake or real bombs if necessary. This shooting reinforces the theory that the Government was unaware of the 21/7 plot, which was purely a political protest albeit one which played into the Government’s hands. But it is true that eleven shots at point blank range – “marksmen” missing altogether in three cases with bullets lodged in the carriage, plus another shot to the shoulder – suggests that not only was there deliberate intent to kill, but they knew full well there was zero risk of an explosion. The police would have been under political pressure to come up with at least one of the 21/7 culprits within a very short space of time. Selecting a foreigner for the hit, they were gambling that there would be no eyewitnesses, that the target had no relatives or had poor relatives who could be bought off, and that the target was a Muslim.
There were two overwhelming reasons for ensuring that Mr de Menezes was allowed to get on the train rather than shot on the streets of London: (i) Guaranteed “failure” of CCTV and minimal witnesses, or witnesses too terrified to speak out. Police would instantly seize videotapes or discs, bringing them back later and claiming that there was “nothing on them”; the system must have been “not working”. A suitable large magnet, heater, or hammer would do the trick… (ii) The police could use the excuse of losing radio contact with their control; thus the decision to shoot had to be taken by field officers.
Not the police
The finger of accusation points at the Army’s new Special Reconnaissance Regiment set up in April of 2005, only months before the London bombings. The group responsible appears to be above the law, in that they do not have to answer to anyone:
‘This take-out is the signature of a special forces operation. It is not the way the police usually do things…. this has special forces written all over it.’” According to security sources, SRR personnel were involved in the tailing operation that saw de Menezes leave the block of flats, board a bus, and then enter the tube station at Stockwell. SRR personnel are also believed to have been on the tube train when he was shot. (Sunday herald 21.8.05)
The Times commented on the type of gun which one of the agents was seen with: ‘the Heckler & Kock G3K rifle was a weapon only used by Special Forces and SAS/SBS’ it explained – not by the SO19, the ‘Special Operations’ anti-terror branch of the Met. People commented that the much-feared dum-dum bullets used could not have been available to SO19 armed police, being illegal in mainland UK police operations.
One felt that the Met much desired to be allowed to deny they had any role in the killing – but they just could not, they had to shoulder the blame. In the telling phrase of Michael Chossudovsky,
Essentially what we are dealing with is the formation of a death squadron mentality under the auspices of what is stilled officially considered a “civilian police force”.
That was the horror of the situation. And, that ‘death squad’ must have known very well that De Menezes was not wearing a suicide vest, because of the manner in which he was tackled on the floor of the Stockwell tube train. Quoting the ex-police officer Andrew MacGregor:
Tackling a person wearing a suicide vest is one way to lose an anti-terrorist squad very quickly (4).
The British army’s new Force Reconnaissance Regiment ought to be investigated for its role in the Menezes assassination, also for the gunning down of three young men as ‘terrorists’ at Canary Wharf at 10.30-11 am of 7/7; and maybe also for the London bombings themselves. They had bomb-making expertise from their previous experience with the IRA. They seem to have such high ‘clearance’ that other groups have to shoulder the blame for what they do, such as the police having to aver that they were responsible for the Stockwell tube shooting:
2.12.08: The jury at the inquest into the death of Jean Charles de Menezes will not be permitted to consider returning a verdict of unlawful killing, the coroner conducting the hearing said today.
No, of course not – just an innocent man shot in the head with seven dum-dum bullets, nothing unlawful M’Lud.
The Met’s Special Branch may haverushed into the Stockwell tube, immediately after the deed had been done – but these were not the hit-team:
The assassins that executed Jean Charles de Menezes watched his flat, watched de Menezes leave the flat, watched him as he walked to the bus stop, watched him on the bus all the way to the railway station, watched him as he entered the station and then watched him as he boarded a train, and only then did they ‘arrest’ him and murder him without any just cause. And then, a fourth member of the assassins squad lead in a team of about 20 SO19 police onto the platform where the train was, and then claimed they had shot a ‘suicide-bomber’.
Two days after the event, on 24th July, Michael Chossudovsky in Canada posted up an article, apparently based upon an Israeli report, his only cited source – posted up on the JINSA website ‘The Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs’. That now-deleted statement must have been posted up before 5 pm (London time) on 23rd July, 2005 – when the Met announced that the terrible mistake had been made (5). That is more or less within one day of the event. Quoting from Chossudovsky (‘British Cops trained in Israel “Operation Kratos”: London Met Police Special Operations Unit “Shoot to Kill”):
The “Israeli counterparts” refers to Israel’s National Police (INP), Shin Bet (the Israel Security Agency) and Israel’s Ministry of Internal Security. But the police antiterrorist operations conducted by the INP against Hamas and Islamic Jihad are carried out in close coordination with the Military (Israeli Defense Force) and Mossad. Israel has also collaborated in the training of members of the FBI and the LAPD. Top law enforcement officers of the FBI were trained in Israel under a program sponsored by the The Jewish Institute for National Security.
Chossudovsky appears as having put straight down what he read on that Israeli site, in his hastily-written article. Had Special Branch SO19 officers indeed gone Israel to meet ‘Israeli counterparts,’ to gather helpful tips, such as shooting in the head rather than to the body? That could have been an unduly early Israeli statement.
British police need to sear into their souls that their duty is to protect life not to take it. I urge any of them to come out and tell the story of what exactly was the unit which shot De Menezes – a lot could depend upon it.
Just a Brazilian electrician
Christ knows what he came here for
But hollow point was the ammunition
Now its our turn for shock and awe.
Awake arise you drowsy sleeper
Awake arise its almost day
No time to lie, no time to slumber
No time to dream your life away.
It was a gorgeous summer’s morning
It was a gorgeous summer’s day
His cotton jacket was all he carried
As he walked out to face the day.
July 2011: Cressida Dick, the police chief in charge of the operation that led to the death of Jean Charles de Menezes, has been promoted to become Scotland Yard’s highest ever ranking woman officer. She is now the assistant commissioner – her second promotion since the shooting of the innocent Brazilian four years ago.
- This seems only to have been reported in the Morning Star, Mon 25 July 2005, citing a Union spokesman who did not wish to be names.
2. November 2006: ‘The police officer who fired the shots that killed Jean Charles, shoots and kills another member of the public during an alleged attempted robbery in Kent.’ (I’m not accepting this view) http://z13.invisionfree.com/julyseventh/index.php?showtopic=543
3. Andrew MacGregor who contributes quite a bit to this site, reckons the anomymous author is Nobel-prize winning Robert Aumann, professor of the Jerusalem Hebrew University’s centre for Rationality.
4. From an unpublished essay by Andrew MacGregor.
5. The Guardian first reported Operation Kratos on the 23rd July, the day after.