Wednesday, January 06, 2010


The BBC is now exposing the 'Flaws' in the key Lockerbie evidence concerning the fragment of 'bomb timer'.

'Flaws' in key Lockerbie evidence (Newsnight at 2230 GMT on BBC Two, then on the Newsnight website. Newsnight)

It has long been believed that the fragment of 'bomb timer' is a fake.

BBC's Newsnight, on 6 January 2010, is reporting on tests aimed at reproducing the blast.

The tests suggest that the fragment, which linked the attack to Megrahi, would not have survived the mid-air explosion.

Newsnight has exposed serious doubts about the police forensics.

The fragment was allegedly found three weeks after the attack.

The fragment was in a piece of clothing, marked with a label saying it was made in Malta.

Newsnight has discovered that the fragment was never subjected to chemical analysis or swabbing to establish whether it had in fact been involved in any explosion.

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.

Wyatt has recreated the suitcase bomb, using the type of radio in which the explosive and the timer circuit board were allegedly placed, and the same kind of clothes on which the fragment was found.

In each test the timer and its circuit board were obliterated.

Wyatt told Newsnight: "I do find it quite it extraordinary and I think highly improbable and most unlikely that you would find a fragment like that - it is unbelievable.

"We carried out 20 tests, we didn't carry out 100 or 1,000, but in those 20 tests we found absolutely nothing at all - so I found it highly improbable that you would find anything like that, particularly at 10,000 feet when bits are dropping into long wet grass over hundreds of miles."

WHY is the BBC now defending the Libyan Megrahi?

Is the BBC now going to blame IRAN?


There is evidence supporting the idea that the CIA carried out the Lockerbie bombing.

"An unnamed former senior Scottish police officer said that he had planted the (bomb timer) fragment at the crash site by order of the CIA." - Lockerbie: The Real Cover Up

A former Scottish police chief has given lawyers a signed statement claiming that key evidence in the Lockerbie bombing trial was fabricated. CIA Involvement: Police chief: Lockerbie evidence was faked

Ulrich Lumpert a Swiss engineer who was "a crucial witness" has now confessed that he lied about the origins of a timer switch.

Recently, Lumpert gave a sworn declaration to a Swiss court, which read "I stole a prototype MST-13 timing device" and "gave it without permission on June 22, 1989 to a person who was officially investigating the Lockerbie affair". - From Gulf News, 4 September 2007

What was found at Lockerbie?

According to historian Lisa Pease: "Drugs. Heroin, to be exact.

"Additionally, locals were perturbed by the immediate presence of large numbers of Americans who showed up in Lockerbie within a couple of hours of the downing of the plane...

"Among the victims was ... U.S. Army Major Charles McKee, a Defense Intelligence Agency employee who had been assigned temporarily to the CIA.

"McKee had been accompanied by four others that were later identified as CIA men: Matthew Gannon, the CIA’s Beirut Deputy Station Chief; Ronald Larivier, Daniel O’Connor, and Bill Leyrer..."

In Frankfurt, "during the loading of bags, a BKA (German federal police) agent noticed a bag that looked different than the usual drug bags.

"Since he was on alert for a potential bomb, he notified CIA-1 (a CIA team), which again passed that information to its control.

"The report (made for PanAm) said, 'Control replied: don’t worry about it, don’t stop it, let it go.'

"The report said CIA-1 gave no instructions to BKA, and BKA did nothing to stop the bag.

"In one of its most startling allegations, the report said, 'The BKA was then covertly videotaping that area on that day. A videotape was made. It shows the perpetrator in the act. It was held by BKA. A copy was made and given to CIA-1. The BKA tape has been ‘lost.’ However, the copy exists at CIA-1 control in the U.S'..."

In 1990, ABC and NBC did reports on a drug ring link to the bombing.

"Time magazine ... stated ... that McKee was heading back to Washington to expose the CIA unit’s operations with the drug dealers."


Patrick Haseldine said...

A little known fact about the Lockerbie disaster is that, of the 270 victims, UN Commissioner for Namibia, Bernt Carlsson, was the most prominent. I believe Carlsson was targeted on Pan Am Flight 103 by the apartheid regime of South Africa. This is why:

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1. On 27 September 1974, the UN Council for Namibia (UNCN) enacts Decree No 1 which prohibits all exploitation of Namibia's natural resources - particularly diamonds and uranium. The Decree provides for the payment of damages to the future government of an independent Namibia.

2. UN Security Council Resolution 435 of 1978 orders apartheid South Africa to withdraw from its illegal occupation of Namibia.

3. On 1 July 1987, Bernt Carlsson is appointed an Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations and the UN Commissioner for Namibia. Within two weeks of Carlsson's appointment, the UNCN institutes infraction proceedings against the uranium producer URENCO in the Netherlands, and signals similar action against Belgium, the Federal Republic of Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States.

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Patrick Haseldine said...

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4. The Reagan/Gorbachev summit of June 1988 decides on Namibian independence. The New York Accords are scheduled for signature on 22 December 1988 by US/Soviet client states: South Africa, Cuba and Angola.

5. In July 1988, UN Commissioner for Namibia, Bernt Carlsson is invited to address the Development Committee of the European Parliament in Brussels on 20 December 1988.

6. Early in December 1988, Carlsson appears in the Granada TV documentary "Disappearing Diamonds" and criticises De Beers for illegal extraction of Namibia's diamonds (value $18.7 billion at 2009 prices). As a result, De Beers summon him to a meeting in London on 21 December 1988. Three days before his departure from New York to Brussels on 19 December 1988, Carlsson cancels his return flight booking from Brussels to New York. Instead, he books himself on British Airways Flight 391 to London for the meeting with De Beers, and on Pan Am Flight 103 from Heathrow to JFK. (This information is derived from Jan-Olof Bengtsson's article in the Swedish newspaper iDAG of 12 March 1990. It has never been published in English. Why?)

7. A 23-strong delegation from South Africa are also booked on Pan Am Flight 103. Their South African Airways flight from Johannesburg is forbidden by the US Comprehensive Anti-Apartheid Act of 1986 from continuing to New York. So Foreign Minister, Pik Botha, Defence Minister, Magnus Malan, Director of Military Intelligence, General Van Tonder, and 20 negotiators have to suffer the indignity of alighting at Heathrow and of taking the US carrier, Pan Am, to JFK. In the event, none of the 23 South Africans travelled on Carlsson's flight. Six are reported to have taken the morning Pan Am Flight 101 to New York, and 17 are understood to have returned by SAA to Johannesburg. (The fact that Pik Botha's delegation were booked on Pan Am Flight 103 was suppressed for six years - until the Reuters news agency reported it on 12 November 1994. Why?)

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Patrick Haseldine said...

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No attempt has yet been made to formally investigate the murder of UN Commissioner for Namibia, Bernt Carlsson. The decision not to investigate was taken by a junior Scottish policeman, Detective Constable John Crawford, on the basis of information supplied to him by "a very helpful lady librarian in Newcastle" ("The Lockerbie Incident : A Detective's Tale", by John Crawford, 2002, pages 88/89).

Former MEP Michael McGowan has called for urgent action by the UN. He is the 17th signatory of an online petition which demands a United Nations inquiry into the murder of UN Commissioner for Namibia, Bernt Carlsson, in the 1988 Lockerbie bombing.

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