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The Lockerbie Bomber: The Case Reviewed

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posted on Aug, 24 2009 @ 07:12 AM
reply to post by ladysharrowandherbarrow

Bloody Mandleson...I might have guessed that evil snake was involved.
Hes like our own Dick cheney-always sneaking around,always up to no good.
If I ran the UK the first thing I would do is send Mad Mandy off to Helmand to do some proper work-on the front line.

posted on Aug, 24 2009 @ 09:36 AM
Its slowly coming together now

posted on Aug, 24 2009 @ 12:52 PM
I read up on this a fair bit at the time of the disaster and whilst i can't remember the names of the publications i do remember some of the content which confirms what has been said earlier.

That there was evidence that the CIA had been helping to smuggle drugs and that they had a contact/operative (I seem to remember who had been recruited in Syria) working as a baggage handler in Frankfurt airport.

US authorities were on the scene either before or 'too soon' after scottish police arrived.

The Scottish police recovered a large amount of 'white powder' and a large sum of money. Despite there being official police statements from the scottish police to this effect, the US authorities denied they had recieved the drugs and money and this evidence wasnt presented in court.

That the coverup involved disinformation that drew attention away from the CIA/drug smuggling operation.

I guess we will now see the same, more stories, and conspiracy theories that dont included the CIA/drug connection.

I will endevour to find the original sources i read but i do remember that a scottish MP Tam Dalyell (who also wrote for new scientist magazine) supported the investigation into the CIA/drugs connection.

Here is an article by Tam Dalyell that appeared in the guardian in 1997

[edit on 24-8-2009 by Wobbly Anomaly]

posted on Aug, 24 2009 @ 01:47 PM
The Mandelson connection in more detail:

Lord Mandelson faced fresh questions last night over his friendship with businessmen close to Colonel Gaddafi's son - who escorted the Lockerbie bomber home. Opposition MPs demanded explanations after it emerged that Oleg Deripaska and Nat Rothschild mix in the same circles as Saif Gaddafi. The Business Secretary himself has twice met Mr Gaddafi, the Libyan leader's son in the past four months. Last month, they met ' fleetingly' at the Rothschild family's £30million estate on Corfu, just a week before it emerged that Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi could be released from jail in Scotland because he is dying of prostate cancer. Lord Mandelson also met the man tipped to be the next leader of Libya at an official engagement in London in May. Mr Gaddafi has claimed that Megrahi's freedom was linked to trade deals with the UK. It emerged yesterday that Mr Gaddafi hosted a lavish party for his 37th birthday where the guests included Mr Deripaska, a Russian oligarch who made his fortune from aluminium, and financier Mr Rothschild.

Really this guy and his sicko buddies do nothing for my confidence in British "democracy."
According to the above link,2 American Senators are demanding an investigation into the possibility the release of al megrahi being connected to an oil deal between Libya and the UK(with good reason IMO).

What I would say to these 2 Senators is :

Investigate Mandelson !!

Then if by any means it is possible-take the snake to Guantanamo Bay-keep it open just for him and his buddies,please.
and I am from the UK.

posted on Aug, 24 2009 @ 03:34 PM
One of the books i read was "Cover-up of Convenience: The Hidden Scandal of Lockerbie"

which details the CIA drug running connections and much of the evidence that wasnt allowed into the public domain during the court hearing.

posted on Aug, 24 2009 @ 08:42 PM
reply to post by Silcone Synapse

"actually think that the US Gov has pressured the UK into RELEASING Al megrahi"

yep so do I

posted on Aug, 25 2009 @ 05:19 AM
I have the feeling that the US put pressure on the UK/Scottish Government too, Gordon Brown's complete silence on the whole affair speaks volumes. Although I think that the crocodile tears and 'furious' rhetoric that is coming from the US CIA etc is pushing things somewhat, the Jocks will only grab their ankles and bite on the wooden spoon for so long and then the awkward questions and retorts will start to come out and from there it will lead to a quietening off as rocks are scurried back under and normal underhandedness continues on it's merry way. Shush shush nothing to see here we're really good friends again honest.. so sorry I must have been on my period come in sit down have a glass of Freedom I mean Scotch

posted on Aug, 29 2009 @ 06:58 PM
reply to post by badBERTHA

i think its starting already ,megrahi has promised to release all documents pertaining to the event after his death....

posted on Aug, 31 2009 @ 08:21 AM
Nope. Have to disagree with the OP on this. If this ever made it to a real court of Scots law, the jury would have acquitted both defendants due to the lack of evidence, suspect witnesses that were paid for by the U.S. for their useless testimonies and the fact that evidence that contradicted the official version of events was withheld.
It doesn't matter that either defendant was part of the Libyan secret service. You can't prosecute if you don't have the proof. The truth will come out on this and will prove to be an embarrassment to the U.S. and Scotland.

posted on Sep, 18 2009 @ 04:32 PM
Abdelbaset Ali Al-Megrahi released his Court files:

posted on Jan, 6 2010 @ 01:22 AM

Originally posted by gambon
I have always felt the finding of a piece of timer ,wrapped in a piece of a t shirt ,with a traceable label ...6 months after the event to be very fortuitous or suspicious...

Seems i was not the only one ...test explosions have failed to replicate the evidence .......

"Tests aimed at reproducing the blast appear to undermine the case's central forensic link, based on a tiny fragment identified as part of a bomb timer.

The tests suggest the fragment, which linked the attack to Megrahi, would not have survived the mid-air explosion. Newsnight has discovered that the fragment - crucial to the conviction - was never subjected to chemical analysis or swabbing to establish whether it had in fact been involved in any explosion.

And the UN's European consultant on explosives, John Wyatt, has told Newsnight that there are further doubts over the whether the fragment could have come from the trigger of the Lockerbie bomb.


He has recreated the suitcase bomb which it is said destroyed Pan Am 103, using the type of radio in which the explosive and the timer circuit board were supposedly placed, and the same kind of clothes on which the fragment was found.

In each test the timer and its circuit board were obliterated, prompting Mr Wyatt to question whether such a fragment could have survived the mid-air explosion. "

posted on Feb, 21 2010 @ 06:58 AM
That sounds all wrapped up. In our "snipped" up world nothing is certain. There is very little information that can be relied upon. We live in an era of spies and secrets and made up evidence. It is very possible that the guy didn't do it. That the evidence of the firing wire in the cassette player was made up. When you have a top notch secret agency like the CIA faking evidence is too easy. They weren't even able to determine that the plane was brought down by a bomb. It could have been brought down by a hand held anti tank missle fired from a private yacht by some country our government didn't want to make trouble for. Our government (and the UK both) are so completely untrustworthy that absolutely anything is possible. It is totally possible that the evidence could have been added after the fact the question to go after is why. Who could have gained from this airplane going down? The problem with justice and courts is that there is no justice if you have total corruption.
Forgive me for posting the reply before reading the posts immediately above mine. Good stuff.The OP does a fantastic reporting job, but on this one I think he's wrong.

[edit on 21-2-2010 by m khan]

posted on Nov, 23 2010 @ 03:15 AM
What a shallow pool.

The truth is known to very few, and I can assure you that ATS doesn't have it.

This attempt to whitewash the affair does no justice to anyone, least of all the relatives.

So after 20 years of looking, they don't get close to your conclusion, which is grossly unsound.

Paul Gaucci identified another suspect before megrahi, the one the police believed was responsible, so your 'FACT' that Megrahi bought the clothes is dependant on a man paid 2 million dollars to say so.

The relatives are owed an apology.

posted on Nov, 23 2010 @ 03:27 AM



The flawed reasoning and any unreasonable inferences found are material to the verdict.

There are a number of examples which apply here: –

• The verdict relies upon reasoning which is illogical or perverse;

• The verdict relies upon inferences which are unreasonable in that they are unsupported by – or too remote from – the evidence;

• The verdict relies upon inferences which are unreasonable in that they are incompatible with the evidence – such as where there are proven facts inconsistent with that inference, or it ignores or fails to take into account relevant facts; and

• In reaching its verdict, the trial court draws inferences which are contrary to the onus of proof.

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