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BBC Conspiracy Files documentary alleged to be 'incoherent to the point of being implausible'
The conclusions of a BBC documentary Conspiracy Files: 7/7, broadcast 30th June 2009, has been challenged in an academic paper. The study claims that the documentary, produced by Mike Rudin, is "incoherent to the point of being implausible".
By: Social Exchange
Following detailed analysis of the claims in both documentaries, and retrieving press reports for the period 7th - 30th July 2005, it is alleged that the BBC documentary is "incoherent to the point of being implausible"
The paper, written by Dr Rory Ridley-Duff, was prepared for students on a philosophy course to illustrate the difficulties in establishing the truth about complex social events. He was motivated to write the paper after learning that 7/7 Ripple Effect documentary maker, John Anthony Hill, had been imprisoned in Ireland pending extradition to the UK.
"My first instinct," states Dr Ridley-Duff, "was that the documentary must have invented evidence in order to make the claim that three or the four men responsible for the London bombings on 7th July 2005 were shot at Canary Wharf. Having searched news databases and message boards, however, there were no fewer that 15 other credible reports that substantiate the claim that a security crisis occurred at Canary Wharf."
A central issue in both the BBC and Ripple Effect documentaries rests on which train the alleged bombers caught from Luton to London King's Cross. It has been acknowledged by the UK government that its official report made an error in claiming that the four Muslim men caught the 7.40 train. The BBC documentary claims the men caught an earlier train (at 7.25) while John Anthony Hill's documentary claims they caught a train at 7.56, and arrived in London after the tube trains that exploded had left King's Cross.
Another contentious issue is the role of Peter Power, a crisis management expert who organised a simulated terrorist attack at exactly the same tube stations and bus location at the same time as the real attack. The academic paper asks the question:
"What is the likelihood that four men living in Leeds would travel to London on the same day, at roughly the same time, to the exact locations selected for a simulated terrorism exercise organised by Peter Power, if they had not been invited to participate?"
Both the author of 7/7 Ripple Effect and US Radio Show host, Alex Jones, have calculated the likelihood of this occuring as less than a person winning the UK National Lottery at their first attempt. As the paper concludes:
"This being the case, the BBC / Government theory becomes incoherent and implausible."
John Anthony Hill is still awaiting his extradition hearing in Ireland.
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