On 22nd May at approximately
22.30hrs a bomb was detonated at the Ariana Grande Manchester Arena
concert, Manchester, UK. Much has emerged in the national press and
television media over the incident. There are some things though that we
In the early hours of the morning of the 23rd May – approximately 02.35BST NDTV via the Washington Post stated quite categorically that: “U.S.
officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity, identified the
assailant as Salman Abedi. They did not provide information about his
age or nationality, and British officials declined to comment on the
suspect’s identity.” This was published at a time when British
police and security services were refusing to make any statements as to
who they thought the perpetrators were because at the time, they were
dealing with the immediate aftermath of the event.
Quite how unnamed ‘US Officials’ wishing to remain anonymous
correctly identified the exact individual exactly four hours after the
incident from 3,500 miles away is anyone’s guess, particularly when
British police and security services continued to make no such