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Did GCHQ incepted Omagh bombers calls during bombing?

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Gromit | 12:10 Mon 15th Sep 2008 | News
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It is claimed intelligence chiefs at GCHQ - the British secret organisation which intercepts electronic communications - recorded the bombers' mobile phone calls on the day of the attack.

If this claim is true, then they have known all along who the bombers are. Yet the investigating police were never told and their enquiries have been thwarted at every turn.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-105563 6/Intelligence-chiefs-prevented-Omagh-recordin g-bombers-phone-calls-BEFORE-blast.html

Do you think the British Government turned a blind eye, to ensure that the peace process was not derailed?

If GCHQ have know who carried out the attacks, should the Government be prosecuted for perverting the course of justice?

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"Pressure to establish a public inquiry into the Omagh bombing in 1998 intensified after it was revealed that British intelligence was monitoring the bombers� mobile telephone calls as they carried out the attack."
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/ir eland/article4754029.ece

"GCHQ, the Government's organisation for intercepting electronic communications, was monitoring the conversations that the bombers had during the 90 minutes it took them to take the bomb from the Irish Republic to Omagh.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/norther nireland/2911310/The-words-that-might-have-sav ed-Omagh.html

"The bombers' calls were recorded as they drove 500lb of explosives into Omagh - for what would be the worst single atrocity of the Troubles."
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2008/ 09/15/horror-over-tv-claim-on-spy-failings-in- massacre-115875-20737321/

"Evidence has emerged that intelligence chiefs recorded the terrorists on their way to plant the 500lb car bomb which caused the single biggest atrocity of the Troubles."
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/arti cle1688854.ece

There have been two lengthy and costly trials which did not result in a successful prosecution. Yet the Government may have known those who were responsible all along.
Raggy/Tetjam

Are you serious???

Do you think this should be swept under the carpet?

I don't get it. If the same story were about Muslim fanatics, you'd be all over it like marmalade on toasts.

Why do you want to ignore this story?
Word Muslim is not there so don't worry it is not important. Ignore it.
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It would appear Raggy/Tetjam do not give a stuff about the 29 people murdered (including 9 children, 2 unborn children).

And they are quite happy for the fantatics to remain free and go unpunished so as not to embarrass the Government.
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Raggy

Okay...so leaving that aside for a moment. Is the story worth attention, or would you argue that now there is peace in the province, raking up this story would do more harm than good?

I too hate the Daily Mail for it's constant right wing bias, but let's give the paper it's due. It's chosen to print a story which might actually have some validity.

I mean...it was bound to sometime this decade.
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That is why I phrased my question, "It is claimed..." and "If this claim is true..."

You're not usually reticent at pointing the finger or waiting until allegations have been proven in court before commenting on Muslim fanatics.
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Tetjam

I'm not blaming the Government for the bombing. It is well established that Real IRA fanatics planted the bomb to scupper the peace process.

I asked if the claim is true that the perpetrators were being monitored before, during, and after the bombing, then their identities must be known. To continue to let the cowardly murders get away with it is criminal and I am surprised that you are happy with that.
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From what I know, the equipment at GCHQ was programmed to record any conversations from that mobile which it did. However an MI5 collator would not have had access to the recording until the Monday morning at the earliest. That said, the RUC should have been made aware in order for valuable forensic evidence to be taken from the suspects.

Another example of the incompetence shown by the Blair government
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Thanks for the confirmation that you are happy for murdering scumbags to get away with it.

Admittedly, if the Government protects them for 10 years, then it is fair for them to think that we don't care about the 29 dead (222 injured) as that is all water under the bridge.
Tetjam

Instead of blaming the government and security services, why not think about blaming the actual bombers? Or does that not fit into your liberal-leftie-badge-wearing-tree-hugging-ideology?

Dude...the Omagh bombing was in 1998...when a leftie liberal government was in power (called 'Labour').

So this isn't a 'party line' question.

And we're not talking about who's guilty of the bombing, we're talking about a possible subsequent cover up.

If it were your child who had been blown apart so completely, would you be so flippant?

Would it be 'next question' then?

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Tetjam,

This father and son, along with the person taking the photograph were blown to bits when the red car was detonated.

But that water under the bridge...
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