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UK terror 'ricin plot' was a government lie



The British regime engineered an elaborate hoax to convince the public that Islamic extremists are plotting to use the lethal nerve agent ricin in a terrorist attack.

In a high-profile operation, the new "anti-terror police" raided a flat in London and claimed to have found "ricin". A so-called "gang" or "cell" of Muslims were arrested as suspected "terrorists". The incident was the top news story for two days, and the famous "ricin plot" is frequently mentioned by senior politicians and others when trying to justify the "war on terror".

Eventually, very quietly, the "suspects" were cleared and released because, in fact, there was no ricin after all. In fact, there was no reason whatsoever for the police even to mention ricin, let alone to announce that the poison had been found in the home of these men.

The police sent "samples" taken from the flat to a military laboratory, and the tests showed instantly that there was no ricin present, yet the results were not released for several months. The public is expected to believe that, in the meantime, nobody mentioned the results of this high-profile operation to the police, the government, or any other authority. Had the authorities genuinely wanted to prevent a terrorist attack they should have wanted to see these results immediately, but this was obviously not the case.

Unfortunately, the truth was never reported in the TV news on any mainstream channel. Most people will never be aware that this major news story turned out to be absolute nonsense.

Tony Blair personally cited the "ricin plot" when he presented his case for attacking Iraq. Colin Powell referred to it in his famous pre-war speech at the UN which is now known to have been a pack of lies from beginning to end.

As always in the mass media, the lie is more newsworthy than the truth, especially when the truth undermines state propaganda.


SOURCE

The Independent, "Laboratory did not reveal absence of ricin in plot cited by Blair", 16 September 2005.
http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/legal/article313000.ece
    Vital evidence in a terror case that was used by Tony Blair to justify the war with Iraq was withheld by Britain's top chemical weapons laboratory.
    Tests demonstrating that no ricin was found at a flat linked to a gang suspected of planning a poison attack on the London Underground in January 2003 were not disclosed to police and ministers by officials at Porton Down.
    The case, in which the suspects were later cleared, was cited by the Prime Minister and Colin Powell, the US Secretary of State, in the weeks leading up to the decision to go to war with Iraq.
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BBC News, "Terror police find deadly poison", 7 January 2003.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/2636099.stm
    Doctors have been warned to look out for signs of exposure to the potentially lethal poison ricin, after it was found by anti-terrorist police at an address in north London.
    Six Algerian men are being questioned in connection with the discovery, made following an intelligence tip-off.
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Daily Telegraph, "Ricin terror gang 'planned to unleash terror on the Heathrow Express'", 17 April 2005.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2005/04/17/nricin17.xml
    A poison attack planned by al-Qa'eda-trained operatives was aimed at the busy Heathrow Express rail link and would have been "our September 11", the Metropolitan Police has revealed.
    ...
    Until today, the public has not known the full extent of the ricin plot. Senior Home Office and police officials were deliberately vague last week about the target because they did not want to cause panic or encourage copycat attacks.
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The Guardian, "Six arrests in ricin investigation", 13 January 2003.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/terrorism/story/0,12780,873838,00.html
    Six people were being questioned today by anti-terrorist detectives involved in the investigation into the London ricin poison find.
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The Times, "I was tortured, says ricin plotter", 9 May 2004.
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2-1604436,00.html
    AN INFORMANT who revealed an al-Qaeda plot to make and use deadly ricin poison in Britain is claiming that he was tortured before admitting his role in the conspiracy.
    Mohammed Meguerba, 37, who trained in terrorist camps in Afghanistan, was held in a secret detention centre for 17 months by the Algerian intelligence service (DRS). His relatives have told The Times they were unaware he had been held from December 2002 until he was moved to Sakardji prison in Algiers last year.
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