British Intelligence Services: My Part in their Downfall

by Anthony C Heaford - 20 October 2018
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The week before I joined the British army I telephoned the British anti-terrorist hotline. I told them I'd visited Yemen in 1997 and believed I'd met al Qaeda members. My call was transferred to a more senior intelligence officer.

I reported suspicions that meetings I attended in and near Taiz in 1997 were with very senior al Qaidah (the correct spelling) members who would go on to plan the 9/11 attacks. The Intelligence officer already knew the name of the factory I had visited, YemPak, but made no actual comment on my report and they've never contacted me for further information.

The next week I swore my oath of Loyalty to the British military with a clear conscience. However foolish my suspicions of meeting with the al Qaidah members in Yemen might have been, I had done my duty and reported my 'intelligence' to the appropriate service.

2015 - 2017
A few days after the Saudi led coalition assault on Yemen began I called British intelligence services again, repeating the details of my meetings in Yemen with suspected al Qaidah members.  I spent the next 2½-years calling and emailing British intelligence services with mounting evidence that my 2009 report had been accurate.

British intelligence services have never responded to any call or email. They have listened to me each time, given me assurances that my information had been noted and ‘passed on’ but nothing more.


09 March
A  US army officer emailed me requesting an interview to discuss my experiences in Yemen in 1997. The officer is a senior investigator working on behalf of the 9/11 Military Commission (MC) engaged in the trials being held at Guantanamo Bay.

I was advised that a delegation from the 9/11 MC were visiting London in June. They suggested a team of 9/11 MC investigators visited me in Manchester after their London visit to interview me between the 08 & 12 June. I initially accepted this invitation but later declined it citing a lack of confidence in the judicial integrity of the MC.

25 May
I was aware that a US delegation of 9/11 MC investigators would be arriving in London over the coming days. I also speculated that US security service personnel would be in London preparing for President Trump’s visit on 12 June.

With these visits in mind I decided to use the 9/11 MC interview request as leverage to prompt British security services to respond to my 9-years of reporting my suspicions to them. I called the anti-terror hotline and stated:

“I know investigators working for the 9/11 MC are visiting Britain next week. They’ve asked to interview me about my meetings with al Qaidah and I am really scared for my safety in light of this ‘validation’ from the US military. Can you help or advise me please?”

Before hanging up on me the British intelligence officer simply said:

“Not our problem”

30 May
I tweeted:

04 June
This is the day I expected a team of US 9/11 MC investigators to be attending meetings in London with British intelligence officers. I also expect other US security service were working with British intelligence services preparing security for President Trump’s London visit. So I expected this to be a busy week for British intelligence agencies trying to give their best impression of competence to their US counterparts.

So for British Home Secretary Sajid Javid to chose this day to make an announcement of unprecedented changes to British security services seems very odd. At the start of this busiest of weeks for British intelligence, on the Monday morning after my revelatory tweet of Thursday 30 May, Mr. Sajid Javid announced:

In a highly unusual move, MI5 will share information about around 20,000 people who have been investigated but are not active suspects

"Key" biographical data will be given to neighbourhood police, councils and the charity commission in London, Midlands and Manchester trial schemes.

"While it might seem self-evident today, it was not really happening before," he said.

 I believe my revelation of joining the British army the day after I reported myself to British intelligence for having met with al Qaidah was the trigger for this “highly unusual” announcement by the British Home secretary.

My Justifications

British security services have ACTIVELY refused to acknowledge my attempts to pass valid 9/11 and al Qaidah intelligence to them for NINE YEARS.

The Manchester Arena suicide bomber’s suspected radicalization was reported to British security services FIVE TIMES in the years before the attack. British military intelligence services even helped evacuate the future murderer of 22-people from War torn Libya and eventually to my home city, Manchester.

British security services criminal acts are only just coming to light. British Intelligence services have been permitted by British Prime Ministers to act outside of the law  from the 1990s to at least 2012. They and their agents and informers were authorized to commit crimes up to and including murder. 

Based on public reporting, I believe British intelligence services are responsible for the murder of military intelligence employee Gareth Williams in 2010 and that I am very lucky not to be one of their victims too. 

I believe that reporting these details publically is my best defence against a government agency that operates outside the laws of our land – they are Outlaws. I also really hope someone is paying attention to this and that I will be offered the witness protection my revelations and efforts justify.

Truly, for some of us nothing is written, unless we write it 
© Anthony C Heaford - The Quiet Mancunian