It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

Libya: Lockerbie Bombing Case 'Is Closed'

page: 1
1

log in

join
share:

posted on Sep, 26 2011 @ 03:03 PM
link   

Libya: Lockerbie Bombing Case 'Is Closed'


news.sky.com

Libya's interim justice minister has said the Lockerbie bombing case "is closed" following a request by British lawyers for help with their inquiries.

The Scottish Crown Office said on Monday afternoon that it had asked the newly-ruling National Transitional Council (NTC) to make available any evidence and witnesses.

Abdelbaset al Megrahi was convicted of the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 in which 270 people were killed over Lockerbie, Scotland.

However, a spokesman for the Scottish prosecutors said it accepted Megrahi "did not act alone".

It was hopeful recent political
(visit the link for the full news article)




posted on Sep, 26 2011 @ 03:03 PM
link   
So without taking any time to re-open the case and look at all the evidence relating to the Lockerbie bombing the Interim Government have firmly closed the door.

I wonder why this is?

Scottish prosecutors have reason to believe Megrahi didn't act alone. Yet it has taken the Interim Government a matter of hours to decide he did?

I wonder who really has put the block on this? You would have thought that they would maybe at least had taken a look at any evidence they had and then made a decision. How can they be in a position to make such a quick decision on this?





news.sky.com
(visit the link for the full news article)
edit on 26/9/11 by Cobaltic1978 because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 26 2011 @ 03:33 PM
link   
I suspect they're protecting some valuable benefactors of their own. There have been questions from the start about al Megrahi being offered up as a scapegoat. I have no idea who actually did it; I'm just offering the obligatory conspiracy theory that someone or ones in international halls of power have reason to quash further inquiries. That's probably about as far as we'll ever get--until the documents are declassified 75 years from now, when it won't mean a tinker's damn to anyone.



posted on Sep, 26 2011 @ 03:59 PM
link   
There was never a hope of reopening this particular enquiry and I have oft wondered why that is..

I guess we can guess at the reasons..

But this move is surprising since we already know no extradition will take place even if another culprit is found, I suspect even if they did find another culprit they would have conveniently died during the fighting anyway..

So while it could have put another nail in the coffin of the Gadhaffi regime.. I have to wonder at such reticence.



posted on Sep, 26 2011 @ 04:04 PM
link   
Now that they are in the pockets of those who actually perpetrated the crime is it any surprise? Don't bite the hand that feeds you.



posted on Sep, 26 2011 @ 04:05 PM
link   
Would be really interesting to know what went down in the Lockerbie case.

On the other hand, i can understand the justice minister of Lybia's interim gov.
Imagine you are in a state/situation where everything is unclear, lots of things happening and it's very crucial to mak the nexts steps toward a future with a working state. And in all this chaos you got a phone call from scotland
" Sir, we need to look further into this case from ages ago, can you provide us information on that?"

My answer would be a rude version of, "we have other problems at the moment".
The diplomatic version would read "case closed".

Very unfortunate timing of the scots. Should have come earlier or wait a bit til Libya get's on his feet again.



posted on Sep, 26 2011 @ 04:07 PM
link   
reply to post by thoughtsfull
 


I know what you are saying, but it was the speed in which the interim government made the decision.

I wasn't really expecting them to hand anybody over, but to quickly dismiss the request seems odd.



posted on Sep, 26 2011 @ 04:47 PM
link   
reply to post by Cobaltic1978
 


The speed at which this was made ,would be because the CIA don't want anymore attention brought to this case ,as after all these years and private investigations ,it became clear the whole Lockerbie bombing episode ,was the result of a CIA internal war taking place at the time and was a serious cover up.

And its also came to light that the BBC claimed that Libya have taken responsibly for it within a hour of it happening ,when in fact Libya denied it strongly at the time ,and even after many years later when they paid compensation to the Lockerbie family's ,they made a statement refuting responsibly for Lockerbie ,but it was the only way to get sanctions lifted on Libya.



posted on Sep, 26 2011 @ 05:49 PM
link   
Interesting development.

The Foreign Office are now claiming that the Libyan Interim Government will co-operate with a new inquiry, despite earlier suggestions that the 'Case was closed.'

So I'm guessing they have seen their mistake and anyone else involved has been killed in the fighting, just like the person who shot W.P.C Yvonne Fletcher.



posted on Sep, 26 2011 @ 06:28 PM
link   
reply to post by Cobaltic1978
 


Gotta love that whole "blame the foreigner for our problem" game of the intelligence services. Here's the last guy they did it to that came from Libya. Abdelbaset al-Megrahi.
"Several legal experts as well as the UN observer at the Lockerbie trial have vehemently challenged the verdict that convicted Megrahi,[3] while Ulrich Lumpert, the Mebo AG engineer who testified to the validity of a key piece of evidence, admitted in an affidavit to lying in court and stealing the object from his employer after the attack whereupon it was planted."
Source: en.wikipedia.org...
Case definitely closed



posted on Sep, 26 2011 @ 08:02 PM
link   
I'd be willing to wager that the NTC are the bombers.



posted on Sep, 26 2011 @ 08:08 PM
link   

Originally posted by TheMaverick
And its also came to light that the BBC claimed that Libya have taken responsibly for it within a hour of it happening ,when in fact Libya denied it strongly at the time ,and even after many years later when they paid compensation to the Lockerbie family's ,they made a statement refuting responsibly for Lockerbie ,but it was the only way to get sanctions lifted on Libya.


Wow this sounds really similar to Bin Laden.. Interesting that...



posted on Sep, 27 2011 @ 06:02 AM
link   
As an American, I agree that the case is closed. Double Jeopardy. He was tried, found guilty, and put in prison. They decided to let him out....whats done is done. To go back on that is tyranny.



posted on Sep, 28 2011 @ 05:32 PM
link   

Originally posted by bigfatfurrytexan
As an American, I agree that the case is closed. Double Jeopardy. He was tried, found guilty, and put in prison. They decided to let him out....whats done is done. To go back on that is tyranny.


They decided to let him out to avoid the case going to further appeal. I do not believe any court could have lawfully and morally convicted in that situation. Whether or not he did it is another matter. Personally I do not believe that he did.



posted on Sep, 28 2011 @ 08:04 PM
link   
reply to post by EvillerBob
 


Well, not alone. Of course, there will be someone come along eventually and claim it was the CIA. can't say i would argue about that too much.



posted on Mar, 17 2012 @ 03:40 AM
link   
It looks like this is far from being closed if the Truth was the goal. The Scottish detective convinced me of that fact as he doesn't sound like a dummy.

Lockerbie: Cased closed



posted on Mar, 17 2012 @ 08:33 AM
link   

Originally posted by bigfatfurrytexan
As an American, I agree that the case is closed. Double Jeopardy. He was tried, found guilty, and put in prison. They decided to let him out....whats done is done. To go back on that is tyranny.


They haven't found any proof, a 'Case was closed usual means that they dont have proof.



new topics

top topics



 
1

log in

join