The New York Times is running a story about a document prepared by the Joint Terrorist Analysis Center (the coordinating nerve centre of Britain’s anti-terrorism activity) in June of this year. The document was apparently furbished to the NYT by a ‘foreign security service’ and “was not disputed by four senior British officials who were asked about it”. The majority of the article is about how the document lead the UK government to downgrade the security threat level just before the bombings. It also, however, contains this curious sentance:
“Events in Iraq are continuing to act as motivation and a focus of a range of terrorist related activity in the U.K.”
ie the UK government’s own anti-terrorism coordinators were saying it.