Friday, March 31, 2006

The rallying cry!

Last night the BBC added its voice to the call for a public inquiry into the July bombings. They lead with the story on the news at 10. Frank Gardener clearly spelt out the message.

Surely the government cannot keep hiding from this, burying their heads in the sand. This is bigger than politics, it’s not about blame, it’s about learning from mistakes and saving innocent lives.

As long as it is political then the focus will be on apportioning blame. I will not feel any safer on the tube if heads roll at MI5. If I believe that the government are digging deep to uncover the truth and are endeavoring to understand how we came to this, only then will the fear subside.

This is about how and why, not who and what. It’s about truth not politics.

We have already been lied to. Mohammed Sidique Khan and his friends were NOT ‘clean skins’. This blatant mistruth seems to have been forgotten by both politicians and the media. Even with my far from functioning powers of recollection, it is still very much in the forefront of my mind.

They KNEW about them, they were BUGGING Khan. He was not known for ‘petty fraud’. Since when do fraudsters hone their skills in training camps in Pakistan? This arse covering needs to stop. We need to hear the truth.

How is it possible to learn and move forward if the facts are hidden. Lives were lost others were destroyed, we were innocent victims in a game of power. The war in Iraq has fed a breeding ground of hatred and anger, we are fuelling the fire.

Innocent lives are not political pawns with which to gamble. It is the public’s lives which are at risk, hence we have a right to know how and why. There is only route which leads to this destination. An INDEPENDENT public inquiry.