- Elias wrote:
- I would be suprised if only the match commander lied, possibilty that those above told him what to say?
Let's just look at the incontrovertible facts here.
A very similar tragedy was narrowly avoided when Tottenham played Wolves a couple of years earlier when Spurs fans occupied that end.
Hillsborough did not have a valid safety certificate and should never have been awarded the match in the first place.
96 innocent people died with the disaster being shown live on TV as it unfolded.
That makes thousands of eye-witnesses who were there and millions who saw the TV footage.
The whole country knew what had happened as it happened.
There was only one ambulance able to get onto the pitch.
The emergency services were either absent or over-whelmed so much so that fans had to tear off advertising boards to use as stretchers to carry away the wounded, dead and dying.
There was a senior police officer at the ground in control of policing who was in contact with officers all over the ground both inside and out.
The police ordered the gate to be opened which resulted in a chain of events that caused the deaths.
(This was later lied about and Liverpool fans were accused of breaking the gate down.)
The video tape that would have shown exactly what happened at that gate was mysteriously lost amidst circumstances which have never been explained.
Every single policeman in South Yorkshire would have been involved in some way with the planning of the match and the police were the sole body responsible for crowd safety.
You can bet your bottom dollar that an disastrous event of such magnitude would have been instantly flagged at every level all the way to the very top of the police, other emergency services, FA and government.
Within hours The Sun had been briefed and their infamous "The Truth" front page was being readied to publish.
Nothing like that front page happens by chance but fans did not urinate on the backs of ambulancemen and the pockets of the dead were not picked.
The other cause of the tragedy was the fencing at the front of the Leppings Lane End. This was in place as a direct result of government/FA policy to stop pitch invasions. No regard was give to the pitch itself being an escape route or place of sfaety in an emergency.
Government policy was dictated by Mrs Thatcher who had it in for football generally. She hated football and football fans. Remember the ID cards debacle?
Ultimately the head of S Yorks plod and Mrs T were responsible for those deaths.
A cover-up was immediately actioned although it is unclear who ordered it to happen.
Police statements were altered, notebooks lost and other documents falsified. Nobody knows who ordered this.
It was all blamed on drunken football hooligans despite there having been no evidence that either hooliganism nor alcohol were causitive factors.
There then followed a long campaign to smear, query and denigrate Liverpool fans in general all aided and abetted by the spectre of Heysel at which they had also been involved being raised at every opportunity.
Eventually there was an Inquiry for which the cut-off point was 15:06 - when the game was stopped.
This precluded it from examining anything to do with the aftermath.
The Inquiry accepted all the inconsistencies bewteen official and fan accounts and sided with Officialdom.
The first Inquiry was a whitewash. How could a bloody High Court Judge allow his name to be a party to such a sham?
Since then successive governments led by Major, Blair and Brown did not want to know despite a stack of evidence building up that something very fishy had been going on all the way through.
All the way through political figures from Sir Bernard Ingham to Boris Johnson repeated and intensified the smears. Chief cheerleader for all of this was Kelvin MacKenzie, editor of The Sun at the time, who has never apologised or even admitted that he was wrong. Neither has any subsequent Sun editor. The Sun has since rehired Kelvin MacKenzie.
Rupert Murdoch controls The Sun absolutely. That front page would never have gone ahead without his say-so. Rupert Murdoch's paper supported Thatcher has since supported John Major and Tony Blair neither of whom were interested in any further official investigation.
The Sun currently supports the Tory Party which seems to have shelved the 2nd part of the Leveson Report which was going to examine links between the police and the media.
The minister responsible for stopping Leveson 2 is John Whittingdale who has recently been shown to have enjoyed exactly the type of unusually exotic sex life that has been bread and butter for Murdoch's rags for decades but which, unfathomably, have decided that in this instance the public interest would not be served by reporting any of it.
Stir into all of that Milly Dowler's phone being hacked, Andy Coulson, Rebekah Wade (also since rehired by Murdoch) and the close relationship all of them have with Cameron, Osborne, Gove and nearly every other senior Tory and you have a very toxic mix with the stench of corruption filering all the way up through every branch of our establishment from our emergency services, judiciary, politicians, government, journalists, editors and media barons.
Just ask yourself how could all of tihis have gone on without any of them knowing at least what their little corner of it all had been doing?
This is the biggest scandal this country has seen in my life time.
That said we're still not really at the bottom of what happened during The Miners' Strike much of which also featured The Sun, Maggie and S Yorks plod...