The Inquest heard about three simultaneous underground bomb attacks that were rehearsed in a police terror drill –  one week before the three simultaneous underground bomb attacks actually took place, on July 7th, 2005. Was that just a coincidence? Here’s what they said:

The Inquest hears about the Met’s terror drill called, ‘Hanover’ (July 1-2, 2005)

Q. We know from the documents which have been disclosed to us in these proceedings, and indeed which are in the public domain, that on 1 and 2 July 2005, Metropolitan Police officers from your Anti-terrorist Branch conducted a table-top training exercise which had at its core an attack on the London Underground.

A. (Assistant Commissioner Christopher Allison) the presentations I’ve given about 7/7, that extensive training programme which I think stood us in extremely good stead on 7 July. All the people responding knew each other, trusted each other. There were plans in place that we’d exercised and we knew whether they were going to work or not.

Q. Thank you for that. The exercise itself, as I understand it, envisaged simultaneous bomb attacks on trains, Waterloo, Embankment and St James’s Underground stations. Again, so there’s absolute clarity about this, this was nothing more than a coincidence, there was no intelligence to suggest that attacks of that nature were about to take place?

A. That’s entirely correct, sir.                                         (Feb 1, am, 53 – 54)

They compared this with a previous anti-terror drill, on the London Underground:

Q. …this was the second training exercise within a period of two years that had had at its core an attack on the Underground system? My Lady’s [i.e., Lady Justice Hallett] received evidence already about Operation Osiris which took place in September 2003.

Note the occult-sounding title, ‘Operation Osiris’ for a bomb-simulation exercise. But, were there not rather more than two such ‘training exercises’? The Inquest might also have alluded to the following anti-terror drills leading up to 7/7 (NB, here consult ‘Practice makes perfect.’):

  • May 16th 2004 Panorama program ‘London Under Attack,’ about explosions on 3 tube stations plus one central-London road, going off at 8.30 am, ‘Set in our future – but only just’ as the commentator explained; where ‘Al-Qaeda’ was responsible. Britain’s terror-czar Peter Power guided the narrative as it unfolded.
  • Atlantic Blue April 4-5, 2005: explosives on the London Underground plus bombs on buses, synchronising with a major international summit, all echelons of government participating, including ‘two thousand people from the Metropolitan Police Service, City of London and British Transport police services’ (Source: the Met., ‘Atlantic Blue Tests International Readiness’) – all details classified as top secret. How odd that such a massive police presence at the biggest UK-US anti-terror drill since 9/11 should somehow have slipped the mind of Assistant Commissioner Christopher Allison. 
  • Operation Osiris   September 2003, at Bank tube station. That was followed at yearly intervals by exercises at Lambeth, in September 2004, then at Tower Hill in June 2005. Of the Bank station exercise, the BBC reported, ‘The cadets used as victims had been fully briefed, and of course ordinary members of the public wouldn’t have know what was going on.’ So this exercise (on a Sunday) was really in the tube station.

Limits of Coincidence

Was it ‘just a coincidence’ that the number 30 bus which blew up in Tavistock Square, had a serial number 17758 – on the date of 7/7/05?* Or, that it had the advert, ‘Absolute Terror-Bold and Brilliant’ on its side, for the new film released? In Douglas Adams’ humorous novel, ‘The Long, Dark Tea-time of the Soul’ such coincidences happen all the time – but, in real life?

Britain’s terror-czar Peter Power, on BBC’s Radio 4 on July 7th, explained about the terror-drill he had been conducting, that exactly shadowed the real terror-events of the day: ‘In short our exercise … quickly became the real thing and the  players that morning responded very well indeed to the sudden reality of events.’

The next day he commented further on ‘the sudden reality of events’. On July 8th a news report quoted Power: ‘Yesterday we were actually in the City working on an exercise involving mock broadcasts when it happened for real. When news bulletins started coming on, people began to say how realistic our exercise was – not realising there was an attack.’ 

In his interview in Canada on the Saturday 10th at a disaster management conference, after 7/7, Power explained, concerning the anti-terror drill he just happened to be running, that his team suddenly had ‘… to stop the exercise and go into real time, and it worked very well, although there were a few seconds when the audience didn’t realise whether it was real or not.’

 Extreme Improbability

These several statements by a shocked Peter Power (whereby he evaded questioning by Scotland Yard) indicate that the synchrony

{terror drill <–> terror event}

was pretty well exact. If we surmise that a false-flag terror act has to happen between 8-10 am to get into the news that day, and not say in the afternoon or evening, then let’s estimate a figure of 1 in 100 for having the time of day exact to a minute. You could put it much higher if you wish. Then let’s say there were two such anti-terror drills per year (again one could make this figure higher or lower) and we get a probability of 2/260 as there are 260 working days in the year, assuming no-one would do it on a holiday.

Finally, if there are 275 tube stations and they are equally likely to be chosen, the likelihood of Peter Power’s Visor terror-drill choosing the exact same three – as he stressed more than once – would be 3/275 x 2/274 x 1/273. One could say that the outer-London  tube stations were not likely to be chosen, and so divide that by eg a factor of 3; or, you may say that Edgware Road and Aldgate have very high Muslim populations, so it was highly unlikely that Muslim terrorists would choose them, which would greatly increase the improbability. But, let’s just omit these two counterbalancing factors.

Then, the likelihood of Peter Power’s terror drill synchronising by chance with what happened on 7/7 is:  1/100 x 2/260 x   3/275 x 2/274 x 1/273  =  1   in   44,569,525,000

One in 44 billion. Peter Power would need to have Douglas Adams’ sci-fi ‘Improbabilty drive’ to get near that figure. Our verdict on Power, and on the British Establishment that supports him: guilty, guilty as hell.


*   Marie Fatayi-Williams, in her book ‘For the love of Anthony’ (2007), tells how she was shown the No. 30 bus remains, at Acton depot. She felt that, surely, this amazing relic ought to be kept in some museum? (It was destroyed soon after – primary evidence for the crime scene,  they just destroyed it.) She was struck by its serial number, 17758, written on the side.