Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Secrets – July 7th London Bombings

Zopher while conversing with Job thought he was wise when he spoke these words, “For you have said, ‘My doctrine is pure, And I am clean in your eyes.’ But oh, that God would speak, And open His lips against you, That He would show you the secrets of wisdom!” (Job 11:4 – 6) Well, one day the deep secrets of all will be revealed ‘when God will judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ,’ (Romans 2:16) and yet, we all continue to have secrets. Why is it that we are secretive? Do we have hidden thoughts, the remembrances of deeds we would rather have not done or the fear of revealing something because of personal hurt? There are so many reasons why we should want to keep secrets. Maybe we would not want to embarrass someone or make a person feel obliged to recompense us because of an oversight on their part?
There can be all sorts of legitimate reasons for having secrets. Even in this more open age where one can gain access to documents previously unavailable, such as MPs expenses there are certain Official Secrets necessary for maintaining the stable government of our country. Fortunately, full Public Enquiries can be sanctioned by the Government of the day, such as the call for one about the July 7th London bombings of four years ago.( http://www.julyseventh.co.uk/index.html ) In April 2007, the Home Secretary, John Reid rejected a request from opposition politicians to approve a full enquiry into the intelligence surrounding J7. Until now there has been no full Public Enquiry (http://colinbloom.blogspot.com/2009/06/we-should-have-public-inquiry-into-7th.html ) regarding this tragic event in which 52 innocent people were murdered and for whom a fitting memorial has been dedicated today at Hyde Park. Dignitaries such as Prince Charles, Gordon Brown and Tessa Jowell were there for the unveiling of 52 steel pillars, each similar, and yet different, representing those who died. As these dignitaries gathered around the memorial in remembrance of lives lost, it is doubtful that any of them were cognisant of secrets only available to MI5 which may never be revealed except, ‘when God will judge the secrets of men.’ Surviving and grieving relatives can only live in hope that a full Public Enquiry will be approved soon by the Government so that elusive secrets pertaining to the J7 bombings will be revealed to them

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