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Stoned "Shoe Bomber" Framed & Blackmailed by CIA-Mossad-MI6 Terrorists (english)
03 Oct 2002
So, what's really happening in Boston and the world? (article 2)
The Hypnotic Shoe Grenade

Psychologically Reinforcing Passenger Fear after 9/11

Joe Vialls, Christmas Eve 2001, Latest Update 20 January 2002

Photo: Richard Reid a.k.a. Tariq Rajah, "Patsy" on Flight 63 Taken
into Custody.

Passengers have learned to accept the unorthodox on airliners
nowadays, from sky marshals idly twiddling with their Glock semi
automatic pistols, to bottles of free champagne designed to restore
your good humor if the sky marshal accidentally squeezes the trigger
and shoots you instead of a hijacker. But hey, you asked for it
really didn't you? Slashing away at your steak on an aircraft with a
plastic knife, is nowadays grounds for lawful homicide.

But what if you decide to change your routine for a while, and do
something unexpected though perfectly legal. Say, for example, you
decide to light a sulfur-based match and wave it around near your own
shoe. Remember, lighting a match on an airliner is perfectly legal
until the precise point at which the flame comes into contact with a
banned and lethal (sic) Lucky Strike or Marlboro cigarette.

What then? Will the sky marshal shoot you full of holes on mere
suspicion of random guilt, or will you simply be treated like any
other bored and eccentric passenger on the flight?

Recent events on American Airlines Flight 63 from Paris to Miami
indicate that if you try any such thing, you will be beaten to the
floor by a bunch of furious passengers, tied to a seat in row 27,
then be heavily "sedated" by two doctors who just happen to be on
the same American Airlines flight.

This is exactly what happened to a man on board Flight 63, despite
the fact he did not suddenly shout "I have a bomb and you're all
going to die!" In fact the man did not say anything until long after
he was wrestled to the floor, whereupon he apparently muttered
"You’ll see. Just you wait and see."

Despite the FBI trying to attach all kinds of sinister implications
to this statement, a more likely explanation is that the man was
probably referring to the legal suit he intended to take out against
the barbarians who suddenly mishandled him.

The man, identified far too quickly by the FBI as Richard Colvin Reid
a.k.a. Tariq Rajah a.k.a. Abdel Rahim, boarded Flight 63 quietly
enough at Paris Charles de Gaulle, took his seat and later ate his
in-flight meal. Then Richard (let's call him Richard for now), lit
his sulfur-based match and the sky suddenly fell on his head. Why?

From the passenger viewpoint there was absolutely no evidence that
Richard was a potential "suicide bomber", nor any visible evidence
that he was armed with anything more dangerous than a sulfur-based

Ask yourself a simple question here. Would you as a normal passenger
on a normal airliner recognise a covert terrorist weapon concealed in
someone's shoe, then raise the alarm? Of course not.

Most airline passengers are not anti-terrorist specialists and would
have no idea what they were looking at. Perhaps the man had some
chewing gum stuck to the sole of his shoe? Few travellers watching
the free in-flight movie would take it any further than that.

We know from his fellow passengers that Richard said nothing at all,
which means that in order to generate the required and resulting
extreme level of activity and panic, someone else sitting near him
must have quietly told the cabin crew that Richard had a bomb. There
is no other possible explanation.

The next question is whether or not Richard actually knew he had a
bomb in his shoe, and whether or not the alleged bomb was actually

Remember, all we know for certain at this stage is that Richard
allegedly had a bomb in his shoe, and the FBI has stated that the
bomb in question was an "improvised" device consisting of a
combination of det cord and C-4 grade plastic explosive, where the
det cord was the "fuze" and the C-4 the "main charge".

But how could the FBI have possibly known this so quickly? Det cord
looks very much like the white plastic washing line you hang in your
garden, and C-4 plastic explosive looks and smells very similar to
the less powerful C-3 and Semtex varieties. To be sure of the
materials, a full chemical analysis would be required, or the FBI
must have known the exact chemical composition of the materials in
advance of the incident.

The most critical point here is that neither Richard nor his assumed
minder had a detonator cap. Thus for the following reasons, there was
less than a one-percent chance of the alleged bomb exploding. As
already stated, det cord (known to most as "Cordex"), looks like
white plastic washing line with a black core.

Though a high explosive in its own right, Cordex needs a detonator to
initiate an explosion. If you light the end of a piece of Cordex with
a match it will start to melt, and eventually drip all over the
floor. A welding torch might have more disastrous results, so please
do NOT try this at home!

The C-4 plastic explosive, known intimately to everyone who has ever
watched a Steven Segal movie, is one of the most overrated explosives
of our time. Sure it is far more powerful than C-3, and sure only
limited stocks are allowed to be kept at individual US military
bases, but it does not possess the magical powers sometimes
attributed to it by filmmakers. For example, 334 grams of its Czech
equivalent "Semtex H", packed in a Toshiba radio, is supposed to have
destroyed Pan American 103 at Lockerbie in 1988. Rest assured this is

The primary reason C-4 is so prized is because it is easy to shape
and relatively hard to set off by accident. C-4's main ingredient is
RDX, which is also used in fireworks. The puttylike substance can be
easily molded by hand. Its shape can dictate the force and direction
of its blast. It is relatively insensitive to impact, friction or

Could simple Richard with the sulfur match have located and acquired
the Cordex and C-4 unaided? Doubtful, unless he had some very useful
contacts, especially for the C-4. And remember that any expert
setting the device up for Richard in advance, would certainly have
included a proper detonator and discreet trigger. Believe me, those
with direct access to C-4 know how to make bombs that work....

Media reports that Richard was travelling on a "forged" passport are
completely untrue and deliberately misleading. Our pretend "suicide
bomber" was travelling on a valid British passport in the name of
Richard Colvin Reid, issued on 7 December 2001 by the British Embassy
in Brussels, Belgium.

The British are very fussy about issuing passports, and normally
require reams of supportive paperwork, signed photographs and so on,
proving the applicant is who he claims to be. True it is possible to
obtain even a British passport by deception, but it is a job
requiring considerable expertise and access.

As with the "designer" high explosives in the dummy bomb that could
not possible have been detonated on the aircraft, this attention to
detail points towards the direct involvement of a person or persons
who knew exactly what they were doing.

With the hard evidence available to date, it is perfectly reasonable
to conclude that the entire incident on Flight 63 was set up as a
psychological reinforcer, designed to re-sensitize Americans and
others to air travel, especially over the Christmas period and in the
run-up to the Winter Olympic Games.

This conclusion is supported by the choice of an American Airlines
Boeing 767, one of which also ripped through the Trade Center in New
York. After this, who would travel "American" or to "America"?

If this is the case then repeat incidents, lethal and non-lethal but
always different, will take place during the next few months. The
American Economy is already on its way down to rock bottom, a process
that can only be accelerated by incidents such as these.

Update 27 December 2001

Discreetly ignored by the establishment media, the Metropolitan
Police in London has confirmed Richard Colvin Reid is indeed British.
"Tariq Rajah" is complete fiction and "Abdel Rahim" might (or might
not) be the name he used to allegedly worship at the Brixton mosque
in south west London.

In a rare and quite extraordinary "coincidence", Mr Reid is now
alleged to have "known" Zacarias Moussaoui, a Frenchman of Moroccan
origin who lived in Brixton, and who has been charged in America with
conspiracy over the September 11 attacks, and suspected of organising
the hijacks of the planes (sic) which destroyed the World Trade

Well now! Here we are with the American Government furiously trying
to convince a skeptical public that physical "Arab Hijackers" flew
the remotely-controlled jets into the World Trade Center, when along
comes a convenient nutter loaded up with C-4 and Cordex, conveniently
"proving" a link between Arab Terrorists and American Airlines, and
between Zacarias Moussaoui and American Airlines. This is the sort of
"lucky break" that intelligence officers have wet dreams about....

This fantastically convenient link was made by Abdul Haqq Baker, 35,
chairman of the Brixton mosque in south west London, who " issued his
warning" two days after Briton Richard Reid appeared in a Boston

Mr Baker said: "If they have got the likes of Rahim, there are a lot
more and we are very concerned about that." Mr Baker added "Mr Reid
may have known another worshipper at the mosque, Zacarias Moussaoui."
He said there was a period at the end of 1998 when the two men
attended the Brixton mosque and may have come into contact with each

The entire Flight 63 incident now bears all the hallmarks of a
fumbled CIA black operation, in this case aided and abetted by its
junior subsidiary British MI6, located on the south bank of the River
Thames in London.

It is no big trick switching someone's shoes for another similar
pair, either on the aircraft while the passenger is asleep, or
earlier in his Parisian hotel room.

Then all you have to do is strike a sulpur match, shout "he's got a
bomb", and your unwitting Patsy is in the bag. The FBI would do well
to check the passengers seated in the immediate proximity of Richard
Reid on Flight 63.

This claim is not made in ignorance. During 1996 I was invited to
travel from Australia to Libya on a diplomatic visa, in order to
discuss my fresh evidence in the WPC Yvonne Fletcher case, which
proved conclusively that Policewoman Fletcher was killed outside the
Libyan Embassy in London in 1984 by shots scientifically backtracked
on video and audio to 8 St James Square, a building occupied by two
American multinationals and the CIA.

That story can be read here. As will be obvious, The CIA and MI6 did
not approve of this trip to Libya and said so discreetly, but I
proceeded anyway.

On arrival at Frankfurt in Germany aboard a Lufthansa jumbo, for
transfer to a flight bound for Malta and then Libya, I found my
shoes had been replaced while I was asleep with a similar (but
slightly different) pair.

Assuming a mistake but unable to locate anyone wearing my own shoes,
I walked to the terminal in my socks for the simple reason I
considered wearing second hand shoes unhygenic. As my old credit card
records show, I then had to pay $200.00 for a new pair of shoes
purchased just outside Frankfurt Airport, at which point I threw my
"replacement" shoes from the Jumbo into a garbage bin.

In isolation this incident proves nothing of course, but a precursor
tends to. When I joined the Lufthansa flight in Jakarta, the aircraft
had a passenger load of about 320 souls, most of them Germans
speaking German and returning from holidays in Bali.

In what was almost a statistical impossibility, I sat down in my
allocated seat, and found myself sitting next to the only other
Englishman on the flight, a "jolly nice chap" who owned a travel
business in southern England, and whose son "was in the Special Air
Services at Hereford [England]", or so he claimed.

At Frankfurt my new chummy friend was first off the plane and I never
saw him again. The visiting card that he handed me on the Lufthansa
jumbo, later turned out to be false. What a surprise!

Do I believe or fear that my "replacement" shoes contained a thin
layer of C-4 between the inner and outer soles, and that I was a
make-believe bomb waiting to be arrested? Hell no!

But I do believe that the replacement shoes probably contained a thin
layer of cannabis resin or opium or cocaine in the same area, and
that Maltese customs would have been tipped off in advance about the
"drug smuggler".

That would have automatically got me twenty or more years in a
Maltese prison, where I would no longer have been even a minor threat
to American or British intelligence. Western intelligence agencies
are famous for black operations like these, and there are dozens of
other documented examples.

Where Flight 63 is concerned, the Agencies effectively killed two
birds with one stone. A false connection was established between Arab
hijackers and American Airlines, and between Zacarias Moussaoui and
American Airlines.

Secondly but importantly, fear of flying was reintroduced and
reinforced greatly, frightening the public and politicians alike.
When frightened, you tend to be far less critical of intelligence
agency "advice" about what to do next. The bottom line is that the
CIA and MI6 engineered the Flight 63 incident to put themselves
firmly back in the driving seat.

Update 29 December 2001

At a hearing in US federal court, FBI agent Margaret Cronin said
Richard Reid was in possession of a "functioning, improvised device,"
which "if placed beside an outer wall could have or would have
created a large hole in the fuselage of the plane." The federal court
heard from the FBI that the improvised device contained an explosive
called TATP.

It seems that one part of the FBI has no idea what any other part of
the FBI is doing or saying. The highly stable C-4 & Cordex bomb
configuration of yesterday, has suddenly changed [or more likely been
switched] to highly unstable TATP today. The full name for TATP is
triacetone triperoxide, a dangerous improvised high explosive known
to have been manufactured by "terrorist" organizations.

Problem! Triacetone triperoxide has a highly distinctive crystalline
structure [and odor] quite unlike the putty explosive substances
found immediately after Reid's arrest.

Perhaps Agent Cronin would like to backtrack those agents who managed
to transform putty into crystals somewhere between American Airlines
Flight 63 and the FBI laboratories. A neat trick by any standard, as
difficult as alchemists of old changing lead into gold....

Agent Cronin's comments on the placement of the explosive substance
are also enlightening, perhaps even Freudian when considering the
FBI's obsession with the crash of Pan Am 103 at Lockerbie in Scotland
during December 1988.

Cronin's comment "if placed beside an outer wall [of the Boeing 767]
could have or would have created a large hole in the fuselage..." are
of course meaningless unless we know the exact quantity of TATP, an
explosive which does not readily adapt to a directed-energy shaped
charge of the kind neeeded to penetrate a hardened aircraft fuselage.

So why on earth did Margaret Cronin make this rambling speculative
comment to the court? After all, Richard Reid was seated in the
passenger cabin, a long way away from the "outer wall" of the
aircraft, which is protected by an inner wall and substantial padding

During the trial of the two Libyans suspects in the Pan Am 103 case
[story here], FBI forensic experts were ridiculed by the defence for
claiming that the aircraft was destroyed in mid-air by a small
Semtex-H charge hidden in a suitcase, which in turn was hidden inside
a baggage container.

Experts for the defence argued, and effectively proved, that such a
small charge could only penetrate the aircraft fuselage if "placed
hard up against the fuselage skin itself". This defence claim was
completely supported by the precise damage found on the wreckage of
Pan Am 103 after fragment recovery.

Think about it. By making this ridiculous claim about TATP on
American Airlines Flight 63, the FBI labs are actually admitting they
were wrong about Pan American 103, or were duped into making claims
about Pan American 103 they would later regret. We will soon find

Once again in one of those rare but convenient coincidences, Libyan
"bomber" Megrahi's Appeal will he heard by the full bench of the
Scottish Court sitting at camp Zeist in Holland in late January 2002,
about three weeks from now.

The down side to this appeal is that, if Megrahi is found not guilty
or not proven guilty, British authorities will be compelled to open
the Lockerbie can of worms all over again, a prospect certain to
chill the blood of a few members of MI6 and the Mossad.

Because the assumed amount of Semtex H could only have destroyed Pan
Am 103 if placed hard against the outer fuselage skin, it follows
that the bomber or bombers would need direct access to the outer
fuselage skin, protected at all times in flight service by that thick
inner skin with padding inbetween. The only place where the inner
skin is ever removed, thus exposing the outer skin for placement of
the Semtex H charge, is at the second-line engineering facilities in

Specifically where Richard Colvin Reid is concerned, his father Robin
Reid has allegedly told a British newspaper that his son was
"determined enough" to commit suicide, but would never have harmed
others unless he was "brainwashed."

Most interesting recent news is that Israeli government officials
have now admitted that Reid traveled to Israel for "around 10 days"
in July, then moved to to Amsterdam, where he worked as a dishwasher
at several restaurants between August and November. Then after a
10-day stay in Belgium where he obtained his passport, Reid
apparently traveled by train to Paris on December 16. Six days later
he boarded Flight 63 in Paris.

Perhaps someone can explain exactly how this part-time dishwasher
came to have enough spare cash to travel to Israel on El Al airlines
without a passport for ten days in July, then even more spare cash
to buy an expensive airline ticket from Paris to Miami aboard
American Airlines Flight 63?

Update 31 December 2001

Stranger and stranger.... According to the Telegraph newspaper of
London, "On December 7, Reid flew to Brussels where he tricked
consulate officials into giving him a new British passport, even
though several pages of his old one had clearly been ripped out in an
effort to cover his tracks."

He did what? British officials do not, repeat NOT, issue replacements
for passports which have been defaced, without first conducting an
inquiry into the matter.

What British officials ARE prepared to do, is issue a replacement for
a passport which bears a visa that might of itself place the passport
holder at risk in another country.

The most obvious example here is the Israeli visa stamped in Reid's
passport for his ten-day visit to Israel, which might well have
placed him at risk in any radical Arab country he visited thereafter.
But Reid must have been told about this special provision. By whom
was he told? Presumably by the Israelis.

Think about it. Quite apart from protecting Reid in any radical Arab
countries he might visit in the future, the new passport also (very
conveniently) removed all evidence of Richard Reid's expensive trip
to Israel earlier this year.

Were it not for a single hawk-eyed western journalist, Reid's funded
trip to Tel Aviv on El Al Airlines would still be a completely
unknown factor.

What we must all do now, is completely ignore the "case" being
"developed" against Richard Reid by the mainstream media, and focus
instead on what we know are hard facts.

We know by their own admission that the Israelis flew Reid to Tel
Aviv on one of their own jumbos from Amsterdam, personally escorted
by an armed guard. We know that Reid boarded American Airlines Flight
63 in Paris, and we know that he was later taken into custody.

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is all we know about Richard Reid in
terms of hard corroborated facts, so the rest must be regarded as
media pulp fiction.

If Reid really had (as the newspapers claim) flitted backwards and
forwards to Muslim Pakistan for two years, the sheer volume of
Pakistani visas in his old passport , carried until 7 December 2001,
would have permanently barred him from access to Israel - so the
Pakistani visas never existed, and Reid thus never went to Pakistan.
It really is that simple?

Now then, why oh why did the Israelis decide to fly this confused
young man to Israel for ten days?


BOSTON (AP) — The man accused of trying to blow up a trans-Atlantic
flight with bombs in his shoes pleaded innocent Friday to nine
terrorism-related charges in federal court.

Richard C. Reid, a 28-year-old British citizen, answered "Not guilty"
to the first eight charges, including attempting to murder the 197
passengers and crew members aboard American Airlines Flight 63 on
Dec. 22. For technical reasons, the defense had the judge enter the
innocent plea on the ninth charge.

Reid appeared in U.S. District Court in Boston in heavy shackles and
looked down during much of the brief hearing.

Reid was subdued by flight attendants and passengers on the
Paris-to-Miami flight after he allegedly attempted to light afuse
protruding from his shoes. Authorities said each shoe contained a
plastic explosive often used by terrorists. They said the homemade
bombs could easily have ripped a hole in the plane if Reid had
successfully ignited them.

The indictment said Reid "received training from al-Qaeda in
Afghanistan," but it provided no other details about Reid's alleged
ties to the network. Reid's case is being prosecuted in Boston
because the plane was diverted to the city's Logan International
Airport. He could get five life sentences if convicted.
Reid's attorney, Tamar Birckhead, has said the indictment does not
indicate that Reid worked on behalf of Osama bin Laden's al-Qaeda
network or any other terrorist network.

Birckhead asked U.S. Magistrate Judge Judith Dein to enter an
innocent plea on Reid's behalf to the ninth charge in the indictment,
attempted wrecking of a mass transportation vehicle. The charge was
created by Congress in an anti-terrorism bill enacted after the Sept.
11 attacks

Birckhead said there was a "potential defect" in the charge. She
questioned whether the American flight would qualify for the charge.
"To allege that a 767 airplane is a vehicle, let alone is a vehicle
used in urban mass transportation, is a stretch," Birckhead said.

Reid has been held without bail since his arrest Dec. 22 on the
lesser charge of interfering with a flight crew. Attorney General
John Ashcroft said in Washington on Wednesday that the charges "alert
us to a clear, unmistakable threat that al-Qaeda could attack the
United States again."

A U.S. official said Reid may be an al-Qaeda target scout, and an
Israeli official said it was possible Reid was gathering intelligence
for large-scale terrorist attacks in Tel Aviv and other cities. Both
spoke on condition of anonymity.

Reid converted to Islam while in prison for petty crimes. He later
worshipped at the same London mosque as Zacarias Moussaoui, charged
with conspiracy in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. In an interview
with Britain's Channel 4 News on Thursday, Reid's father, Robin Reid
of London, said he could not believe his son is an international

"He'd been brainwashed," he said. "I think I know my son well enough
to know that he wouldn't have, he couldn't have, thought of doing
this on his own."

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