This is going to make me look really silly, the reason this thread has not had more attention is because it is only half of the original thread. it
must have been deleted when the mods made me make a slight change. So here is the rest of it, for those of you who are interested.
BANG! Just after 7pm on the 21st of December 1988 an explosion burst through the suitcase and ripped a hole just under the “P” of the word
“Pan” on the aircrafts fuselage, resulting in rapid decompression of the entire aircraft with fires on board then a few minutes later the plane
smashed down into the sleepy town of Lockerbie killing 270 people (8). Among the dead was a contingent of US intelligence officials who were escorting
the package into America one of them was working the Defence Intelligence Activity (DIA) who was according to some sources about to whistleblowe on
Operation Corea (9).
The following day 22nd of December 1988 in a document by the CIA entitled “Analysis of Claims” said that “A male caller claimed that a group
called the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution had destroyed the plane in retaliation for the US shootdown of an Iranian airliner last July”. The
document goes on to say that “We consider the claim form the guardians of the Islamic revolution as the most credible one received so far; previous
attacks claimed by this group suggest it is pro-Iranian” (6). In this document they say that all intelligence points to the IRG and Iran being
behind the attack not once in this document is Libya mentioned.
Why then, if there is evidence to support a case for the IRG or PLFP-GC (or both!) being the real perpetrators of this plot did Al-Megrahi and Libya
get the blame. Well it stands to reason that America would not want Operation Corea come to light not only because it would raise the possibility that
they had unwittingly helped get the bomb on the plane but also to avoid a repeat of the fall out after the Iran-Contra affair. There was also the
issue of Iraq, during 1989 it was looking increasingly likely that Iraq was about to invade Kuwait something the west were strongly opposed to. When
Iraq did invade the west stepped in to get them out in what was the first Gulf war, but the first Gulf war was a political balancing act if any other
country in the region was to get involved it could have sparked a huge war, similar to that of the 6 day war of 1967. Israel wanted to get involved
because Saddam launched Scud’s into Israel and Iran wanted in because they didn’t like Iraq very much after the Iran-Iraq war of the 1980’s
therefore the coalition had to keep Israel and Iran out of the war. Blaming Iran for the attack and exposing operation Corea is hardly a good way to
keep Iran and public opinion happy. Syria was also an instrumental ally in the first Gulf war as they provide 14500 troops to the conflict (6th
largest force) (10) so they also had to be kept happy because the support of a Muslim state was critical to the war.
For this reason the Americans and British could not afford to have Iran or Syria implicated in the bombing of Pan Am 103 because they needed their
support in Iraq and to prevent Operation Corea coming to light. In a search for someone new to blame they turned their attention to Libya, this
started in April 1989 when President Bush senior made a phone call to Prime Minister Margret Thatcher asking her to stop the Iran and Syrian line of
investigation because it would be necessary to keep them happy if a war was to break out between the US and Iraq. The American and British public
would never be satisfied however unless justice was seen to be done so they turned to Libya. It was win win for everybody except of course Libya.
Libya was known to be supplying terrorists with weapons and finance including Irish republican groups and it was also under UN sanctions, blaming them
would make scene. Iran, Syria and the terrorists are happy because they have just got away with mass murder. Brittan and America are happy because
they have two new allies’ in their future war and are about to blame their old nemesis Libya, whilst keeping the public vote.
Now all they had to do was frame Libya. To start with the investigation was fairly normal a Air crash investigation team scoured the area around
Lockerbie for clue’s and then over a few months reconstructed part of the aircrafts fuselage different bits were taken for forensic tests and
whiteness statements were taken. Then a tiny piece of a circuit board was found with the term “MEBO” printed on it, the prosecution would later
claim that this small piece of cricket was part of a MST-13 timing device that somehow managed to survive the explosion they then went on to say how
MEBO had supplied 20 of these timers to the Libyan secret services (11).
I have a few problems with this piece of evidence. Firstly there are allot of different accounts about how it was found some say it was a couple
talking a walk through the woods or a man walking his dog, eventually it was concluded that the police had found it. However a senior retired police
officer who took part in the investigation has claimed that the CIA planted this piece of evidence (12). Edwin Bollier was the co-founder of Mebo
Telecommunications AG, who manufactured the MST-13 Said that he had supplied Libya with 20 of the boards 2 years before Pan Am 103. He also said that
when he was given permission to examine the boards he found they matched his prototype because it was a brown cricket board, however that the ones
supplied to Libya were Green and therefore could not have come from Libya (13). He also claimed that in 1991 the FBI offered him $4 million if he
would testify that his company had supplied the board to Libya, he did not take this bribe (14), and he also told the court that the evidence had been
As it turns out Mr. Bollier was not the only person to be offered a bribe by the American intelligence community. A Libyan double agent working for
America called Abdul Majid Giaka who claims he delivered the suitcase to Al-Megrahi was also offered a bribe of $4 million (15). This claim is also
backed up in the by the UN’s independent observer at the trail who in his report said that “The Libyan-US double agent Abdul Majid Giaka had
similarly been offered a huge amount for his testimony as a prosecution witness” (14). As well as the possibility that Mr. Giaka had been
compromised in his integrity as a witness through the bribe let’s not forget he was a Libyan secret service agent if he didn’t say what the
Americans and British wanted him to they could have just sent him back to Libya to be tortured and probably killed.
Tony Gauci was another whiteness at the trial and perhaps its most controversial. He claims to be the man who sold Al-Megrahi the cloths that he used
to wrap the bomb. The prosecution managed to find fragments of the clothing that somehow survived the explosion then they traced these fragments back
to a shop in Malta run my Mr. Gauci. Mr. Gauci claims that he remembers Al-Megrahi buying the cloths at his shop thus making Mr. Gauci the most
important whiteness for the prosecution because he was the only person who could directly link Al-Megrahi to the bomb. He was also offered a bribe for
his information of $2 million to testify at the trial (16). The UN’s independent Observer also said that “there is no reasonable basis in the
trial court's judgment for its conclusion that the purchase of the items (clothes that were found in the wreckage of the plane) from Mary's House
(in Malta) took place on 7 December 1988." (17). Then in 2008 the Scottish Criminal Cases Reviews Commission (SCCRC) said that there may have been a
miscarriage of justice in Megrahi’s case because it was revealed that Mr. Gauci had given police a series of “inconclusive” statements (18).
Aside from the three key whiteness all being bribed; there was also the way the approach of the whole trial. There was no jury, the trail was heard by
3 judges who decided if he was guilty or not. Some other witnesses were cut off by the judges at times; one when asked to stand down from the stand
said “That's all? You're not letting me tell the truth. Wait a minute; I know exactly who did it. I know how it was done.” He was not given an
opportunity to elaborate. Other bits of evidence such as the brake in at Heathrow airport and the arrests of PLFP-GC in Germany were ignored.
A number of high profile figures involved in the trail have also raised their doubt over the verdict. Top of this list is Professor Hans Köchler
mentioned already he additionally said that that the dismissal of Al-Megrahi’s first appeal was a “spectacular miscarriage of justice” (19).
Juval Aviv an ex-Mossad agent who led the investigation for Pan American Airways pointed culpability towards the CIA and not Al-Megrahi (20).
Then of course there is Libya admitting involvement. Well in exchange for Libya admitting that they were behind the attacks, the UN sanctions were
lifted and much needed supplies and finance could start flowing in to the country it was there way of “coming in from the cold”. In recent years
trade between Libya and Brittan has soared and Gaddafi is now friends with the west all because he admitted to bombing Pan Am 103. In a recent
interview with the BBC one of Gaddafi’s son’s claimed that the only reason Libya took the blame and paid out the compensation was to have the
crippling sanctions lifted and provided the country with much needed fiscal and industrial stimulus (21)
Now for the most recant event on 4th August 2009 Scottish justice sectary Kenny MacAskill released Al-Megrahi on “compassionate” grounds dew to
his terminal prostate cancer (22). However he didn’t get to go home until he had dropped his second appeal that could have proved his innocence I
think that he dropped the appeal in exchange for going home. If the appeal was to prove him innocent this would be a huge embarrassment on both sides
of the Atlantic and reopen the investigation possibly exposing Operation Corea and CIA drug running as well as the conspiracy I have outlined above
Based on what I have read I believe that Iran through the PLFP-GC, IRG, Hezbollah or perhaps some other terrorist group swapped a bag of drugs for a
bag with of explosives at Heathrow airport. They then tricked the CIA into carrying it on for them telling them it was all part of Operation Cora.
After the plane came down the British and American governments shifted the blame away from Iran and Syria on to Libya in order to prevent Operation
Corea being exposed and dew to international politics at the time. Now that Al-Megrahi has dropped his appeal and been sent home we will never know
the truth unless the government open a public inquiry that won’t happen because we’re all good friends now , besides it would expose the biggest
lie of the 20th century.
3. Killer Elite by Michael Smith
(well worth a read if you want to know more about
operation Corea and CIA being on the flight)
21. BBC One Conspiracy Theories: Lockerbie
25. Special Operations.com list of designated terrorist groups.