The following makes use of what Dr. De Braeckeleer' (The GaiaPost) a professor of physics & international humanitarian law, has written.
On 24 May 2000, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCR) claimed that a Brigadier General Ahmad Behbahani had defected from Iran to Turkey.
(In 2002 it was the NCR that claimed to have exposed two Iranian secret nuclear facilities located at Natanz and Istaphan.)
The NCR alleged that Behbahani had first hand information about Iran sponsored terrorism, including the 1988 Lockerbie bombing (PanAm 103).
In June 2000, America television news program "60 Minutes" investigated the story of the Behbahani defection. CBS made use of Robert Baer, a former CIA officer (suspected by some of being a disinformation agent for Mossad or the CIA).
"If his story can be confirmed... it would not only disrupt the trial of the two Libyans charged with that bombing, it could interfere with the Clinton administration's efforts at relaxing and improving relations with Iran," warned CBS on June 4, 2000.
Turkish officials refused to allow the CBS team to meet the man claiming to be Behbahani. However, Hakakian, a member of the CBS team, reportedly managed to smuggle herself into the place where Behbahani was staying. She says she is convinced that Behbahani was a genuine defector. "He had fallen out of favor with the Iranian officials, with the government of Iran, and he just wanted to get back at them, at any cost."
Robert baer (who may be a disinformation agent) said about Behbahani:
"He's the only person that has tied Libya and Iran into Pan Am 103, into the Lockerbie bombing. This is the first authoritative source that I've ever heard that connected the two countries together."
In July 1997, German prosecutors interviewed Abolghasem Mesbahi, 'an alias used by a former high ranking Iranian intelligence agent'.
Reportedly, Mesbahi claimed that Iran was behind the 1988 Lockerbie bombing (Pan Am 103). Tehran dismissed this testimony as part of an anti-Iran campaign by the German media.
Mesbahi told investigators that Iran had asked Libya and Abu Nidal, 'a Palestinian guerrilla leader', to carry out the Lockerbie bombing.
According to Mesbahi, Iran planned the attack as revenge after the U.S. cruiser Vincennes shot down an Iran Air Airbus over the Strait of Hormuz in 1988.
Mesbahi alleged that the bomb came from Frankfurt but was loaded onto Pan Am 103 in London.
Mesbahi said that Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini personally ordered the revenge attack and that Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Velayati had carried out the planning with Libya and guerrilla leader Abu Nidal.
The CIA stated that it had never heard of Behbahani. The CBS program said the CIA denied knowledge of Behbahani.
The Iranian government said:
1. The defector was not General Ahmad Behbahani.
2. It had never employed a man named Ahmad Behbahani.
3. The defector was Shahram Beladi Behbahani, an escaped convict, who had been imprisoned for armed robbery in 1991, and who had worked with the Iranian opposition Mujahedeen Khalq until 1998.
4. Behbahani might have fabricated his accusations to gain asylum.
The NCR then claimed that Shahram ( also known as Mehdi) Beladi-Behbahani was the younger brother of General Behbahani.
Reportedly, in 1992, Shahram had been arrested in Iraq and provided much information about his older brother. Shahram was then returned to Iran in 1998.
Speaking on behalf of the PFLP-GC, Ahmed Jibril stated that Behbahani's claims were fabricated: "This charge against the PFLP-GC is not new. Whenever they need to pressure the Palestinian opposition, they revive this claim," declared Jibril.
Major Khalil Tunayb, a former chief of intelligence for the PFLP-GC, is said to have confirmed the involvement of the PFLP-GC in the lockerbie Bombing.
In 1992, Tunayb reportedly stated that Khalid Nazir Jafaar had been used by the PFLP-GC as an unwitting accomplice to get the bomb bag aboard Flight 103.
Jafaar was reportedly working in drug operations for the DEA and CIA.
Jibril and Jafaar were reportedly in rival drug organizations.
What age was Behbahani at the time of Lockerbie?
U.S. intelligence reports seem to suggest that he would have been about 20 years old at the time of the Lockerbie bombing and thus too young to have been in charge of such an operation.
CIA debriefers were finally allowed to interview 'the refugee'.
They dismissed him as an imposter.
According to a 1996 report from the British Parliamentary Human Rights Group, during the Rafsanjani presidency (1989-1997), General Behbahani served as head of the Intelligence Section in the President's Office.
Abolhassan Bani-Sadr was elected the first president of Iran's Islamic Republic. On July 1981, he fled to France. In 2000, Bani-Sadr reportedly confirmed that General Behbahani had left Iran in 2000 and that he had sought refuge in Turkey.
Allegations Over Lockerbie (1988)
Reportedly, General Behbahani alleged that:
3. Libyan intelligence operatives were recruited to carry out the attack.
Reportedly, the Federal Criminal Police Office of Germany (in German: Bundeskriminalamt or BKA), working with German intelligence, established that the bomb had been carried to Frankfurt from Damascus via Cyprus.
Neither Israel nor the PLO has ever accepted the conclusion of the Lockerbie trial.
On March 17 1992, the bombing of the Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina, killed 32 people. On July 18 1994, the bombing of a Jewish centre (AMIA) killed 85 people.
Reportedly, General Behbahani claimed that Iran masterminded both bombings, with the assistance of Jibril and Libyan agents.
Mesbahi also accused then President Carlos Menem of accepting a U.S.$10 million bribe to obstruct the investigation.
Khobar Bombing (1996)
Reportedly, Behbahani claimed that Iran masterminded the 1996 truck bombing of Khobar Towers in saudi Arabia in 1996.
The Kassar - Menem Connection
Reportedly, Monzer al-Kassar is a Syrian arms and drugs smuggler.
Kassar has reportedly been involved with Colonel Oliver North and General Richard Secord (Iran-Contra); the International Bank for Credit and Commerce (BCCI); the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command (PFLP-GC) and its leader, Ahmad Jibril, and others.
Kassar and Argentine President Carlos Menem have the same Syrian connections. Their parents were from the same city in Syria, Yabroud.
In the late 80s, Kassar was reportedly running a heroin smuggling operation. Drugs from Lebanon were flown, via germany, to the USA, reportedly with the approval of the intelligence agencies of the USA and Germany.
On 8 June 2007, the DEA (US Drug Enforcement Administration) announced the arrest in Spain of Monzer al Kassar.