On the eve of the four year anniversary of the brutal bombings that took place on 7 July 2005 taking the lives of 52 innocent Londoners, the capital is silent, its media are neutered, the radio waves are quiet. Did this atrocity even take place? Why are we not talking about the biggest attack on London's security in recent memory?
The BBC ran a documentary on the "conspiracy" behind 7/7 trying to discredit the many theories that are being advocated that the British government may have been involved in the attacks, that Mossad was aware and therefore was able to move Netanyahu and other dignitaries away to safe areas at the time in London.
What is being forgotten here is the crux of the entire build up to the terrorist attacks and the aftermath.
Firstly why did 4 British born Muslims believe it justified to carry bombs on trains, buses and the underground and attack the very citizens of the country they were born in?
Why did the intelligence apparatus of this country not monitor, as we have been made aware, known individuals with the potential and knowledge to carry out these attacks? The argument that no one and no system can ever stop someone who is determined to cause murder is valid, but the collating of the right knowledge and training for these types of attacks had been monitored.
The aftermath? We have a muzzled response to the 7/7 attacks, the conspiracy is the way in which London is either afraid or knows too well the consequences of speaking out on these attacks. It has been known that the state broadcaster the BBC is censoring debate on the 7/7 in case it "creates Islamaphobia". The security services are all too aware of the potential for extreme right wing group working extreme Islamic groups in the uK to create an atmosphere of fear and division.
Moreover the capital has failed the memory of the 52 innocent people murdered on 7 July 2005.
City Hall today is marking the tragic anniversary of the 52 innocent Londoners with a memorial service in Hyde Park with Mayor Johnson saying:
‘We will never forget the tragic events that took place in this great city on the 7th July 2005. This memorial echoes the steely determination shown by Londoners in the days following the bombings.
‘We have done much to make London safer, but today reminds us that London’s strength ultimately lies with its people.’