The Pied Piper of the London Bombing Audio mp3
Former anti-terror cop closely linked to three separate, serious incidents on the London Underground network. Most recently on 7/7 when bombs on the tube trains killed scores.
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presented by Fintan Dunne & Kathy McMahon.
by Kathy McMahon & Fintan Dunne, Editor
BreakForNews.com 1st August, 2005
The first was in 1984 and the second was in 1987. Both were fires. The latter was in King's Cross station and took over thirty lives. Power was the the police scene commander at the fire. He now runs a private security consultancy, and is a former detective inspector in counter-terrorism.
Our investigation also shows that Power has a long-term close relationship with the current London Met Police chief, Sir Ian Blair. At the scene of the 1987 fire with Power, was detective inspector (at the time) Ian Blair. Power describes them as knowing each other very well.
The off-duty Peter Power had fallen asleep while commuting home, when smoke began pouring into the train and the people started to panic. Power donned his police jacket, made an announcment over the train's public address system and helped lead passengers to safety.
His is a tellingly worded account:
"Eventually I made it through followed in a Pied Piper fashion by over a hundred passengers. I picked up the handset and... tried to reassure the people [there was] nothing to worry about. But what I was saying was nonsense. We had no communication with above and the smoke was getting worse, but I was appealing to people's desire to believe me."Power's next underground emergency came just three years later on 18 November, 1987, when 31 people died after a fire at King's Cross station in central London.
[This is the same station from which -police recently claimed- the alleged London bombers split up after arriving from Luton, each to carry out their separate attacks. The station has both underground and surface mainline trains.]
Back in 1987, the blaze reportedly began in a machine room under a wooden escalator -while hundreds of commuters were in the station. Many were trapped underground as the escalator was engulfed in flames.
Power was sent to the scene to co-ordinate emergency services efforts. He was in charge of the Met's forward command post. He recounts the scene on his arrival:
"There was a scene of confusion - a lot of people trying to get on with the grisly job in hand. The present deputy-commissioner of the Met Police, Ian Blair, was already on scene as a detective inspector. We knew each other very well and he turned to me and said, "Peter, I think we've had a bomb explosion here."That tale of a bomb has never been confirmed elsewhere, and the fire is regarded likely to have been initiated by a lighted match. But there were ususual factors which raised the suspicions of fire investigators. Arson has still not been ruled out.
I asked him why and he said, "At least one of the casualties has metal deep inside him... but we're not going to go public on it."
"Reports of an earlier incident in the evening on an adjacent escalator in a nearby shaft  raised the question as to whether the Kings Cross fire could have been caused maliciously. There had been several accounts by witnesses who described a small fire existing at the base of an escalator in the [nearby] Victoria line shaft just minutes before the  major conflagration. This smaller fire involved an item of burning paper that appeared to have been rolled up and thrown down the shaft from or near the top of the escalator." [Source]Power remained on the scene until late at night and at one point he gave a televised briefing to journalists.
THIRD TIME UNLUCKY?
His third and most recent encounter with an underground emergency was the London tube bombing on 7 July, 2005.
Power stirred controversy by recounting in a number of interviews how his security consultancy was running a 'terror exercise' on the morning of the bombings -which involved some of the same locations the bombs struck.
Alex Jones of InfoWars.com wrongly claimed that the exercise was a full scale event to provide cover for the real bombers --a covert state-sponsored team, said Jones. We immediately published a rebuttal on BreakForNews.com, pointing out that the supposed 'terror drill' was a merely a corporate training session for a handful of managers -conducted entirely on paper.
The Jones story spread widely on alternative news websites -despite our early rebuttal. Later, the UK Channel 4 television quoted our story in their article which not only rubbished Jones' claims, but by implication smeared all other so-called 'conspiracy theories' about the London bombing.
Power's comments and their early misreporting by Jones certainly have the look of a planned decoy controversy. One aimed at trying to spoil the pot for wider investigation of the London bombings by others.
Our previous articles on Power show him to be very well connected, both in industry and in the media -especially the BBC. In the wake of terrorist-related incidents, he frequently appears on BBC news and informal current affairs shows. He has also sat on a Canadian security board with a partner in former New York mayor Rudi Guiliani's quite similar security consulting firm.
In recent weeks, Sir Ian Blair has been warning that the U.K. is still a likely target for another bombing attack. Our uncovering of a confirmed close relationship between Sir Ian and Peter Power certainly raises the spectre of a security nexus encompassing the police and the corporate sector in circumstances where both stand to gain from such 'terrorist' attacks. Though, it's clear there is no evidence that either have been complicit in activity which is criminal.
Peter Power's remarkable proclivity for involvement in underground emergencies, and the joint supervision by Sir Ian and Power at an Underground fire which may have been deliberately set, is only sure to add to those concerns. Despite there being no evidence either were complicit in any fire-related criminal acts.
Nevertheless, considering a backdrop of clear political benefits in the event of terrorism attacks, for the U.S. and U.K. governments and the military industrial complex, and there is a clear potential supporting our analysis that the London bombings were a covert black operation.