Monday, 17 August 2009

Scotland to rule on Lockerbie bomber in next 10 days

Scotland's justice secretary will make an announcement in the next 10 days on the fate of Abdel Basset al-Megrahi, the Libyan convicted of the Lockerbie bombing, a spokeswoman said on Monday.

"He's cancelled all engagements to consider this matter. We do expect a decision very soon and he'll make a public statement on his decision," the spokeswoman said, adding that the announcement should be made "within the next 10 days."

[From a Reuters news agency report.]



    Dienstag den 18. August '09, muss als wichtiger Tag für Libyen in der Lockerbie-Affäre angesehen werden!

    Nachdem der Plan von Scottish Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill, eine Begnadigung von Mr. Abdelbaset Al Megrahi, verbunden mit Umsiedlung in ein Gefängnis nach Libyen, von US Secretary of State, Mrs Hillary Clinton gestopt wurde, liegt eine Grosse Verantwortung bei Megrahi's Verteidigungs Rechtsanwalt, Mr. Toni Kelly!

    Wenn es Taylor&Kelly Solicitors nicht gelingt, die Richter am High Court in Edinburgh zu überzeugen, dass durch die oben genannte Situation, der Status Quo wieder hergestellt, bezugsweise das aktuelle Appeal weitergeführt werden muss, dann würde für den Staat Libyen eine neue Welle von zusätzlichen Schadensersatz-Forderungen von verschieden Geschädigten, wie z.B. die in Liquidations befindende Pan American World Airways Inc. USA, Versicherungsgesellschaften, Police Investigation etc., in milliarden-Höhe US$ zukommen!!!

    Dies weil ihr Official Mr. Megrahi, rechtsgültig für das PanAm 103 Attentat verurteilt bleiben würde.

    Da Libyen bereits früher durch die Bezahlung von US$ 2.7 Milliarden an die Hinterbliebenden der Opfer von PanAm 103, die Verantwortung für den Schaden welcher ihr Official Mr. Abdelbaset Al Megrahi angeblich verursachte, die Verantwortung durch UN Vermittlung übernommen hatte!

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    by Edwin and Mahnaz Bollier, MEBO Ltd., Switzerland

    A better translation in English follows. Sorry that is only a computer of "Babylon"


    Tuesday 18 August ' 09, must be regarded as an important day for Libya and Mr. Abdelbaset Al Megrahi, in the "Lockerbie-affair"!

    After the plan of Scottish Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill, a pardon of Mr. Abdelbaset Al Megrahi, connected with resettlement into a prison to Libya, was stopt of US Secretary of State, Mrs Hillary Clinton, lies a large responsibility with Megrahi' s defense attorney, Mr. Toni Kelly!

    If it Taylor&Kelly, Trail Solicitors not succeeds, judges to High Court in Edinburgh that by the situation specified above, which status Quo must be resumed be repaired, the concerning current Appeal then it became for the State of Libya a new wave of additional demands for payment of damages of differently damages, like e.g. into liquidation finding Pan American World Airways Inc. USA, insurance companies, policy Investigation etc., in billion height US$ come !!!

    This because its Official Mr. Megrahi, legally for the PanAm 103 assassination attempt would remain condemned. There Libya already in former times by the payment of US$ 2,7 billion to the Families of the victims of PanAm 103, the responsibility for the damage of which its Official Mr. Abdelbaset Al Megrahi allegedly caused, the responsibility by UN switching had taken!
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    by Edwin and Mahnaz Bollier, MEBO Ltd., Switzerland


    I disagree with Edwin Bollier when he suggests (above) that there's going to be a flood of compensation claims against Libya, were Mr Megrahi to abandon his appeal tomorrow. Such claims are specifically precluded by the Libyan Claims Resolution Act, signed by President Bush just over a year ago (

    As a former British diplomat, I think we should look at the bigger picture here.

    While the Lockerbie appeal continues there is the possibility - some would say the likelihood - of Megrahi's conviction being overturned. Three permanent members of the UN Security Council - the US, Britain and France - are desperate to ensure this doesn't happen by having the appeal dropped tomorrow in Edinburgh's High Court.

    That will mean Mr Megrahi remains 'guilty' of the Lockerbie bombing and Libya, having accepted 'responsibility for the actions of its officials' in relation to both Pan Am Flight 103 and UTA Flight 772 (six Libyans convicted 'in absentia'), is firmly in the dock at the United Nations.

    The Libyan leader, Colonel Gaddafi, is scheduled to address the UN General Assembly in New York on 23 September 2009, when he is expected to call for a 'United Nations Inquiry into the death of UN Commissioner for Namibia, Bernt Carlsson, in the 1988 Lockerbie bombing' (see

    What's the betting that next month Gaddafi, an undisputed 'convicted terrorist', will be refused entry into the United States?

    Strange to say, it might actually suit Gaddafi to be able blame the US for his non-appearance at the United Nations. And the Americans would be spared the embarrassment of having President Obama's opening address at the UN being immediately followed by a lengthy diatribe from Gaddafi.

    Also, think of the security nightmare that Gaddafi's arrival in New York would entail: where to pitch his bedouin tent (Central Park?); how to deal with the Amazonian guard and to ward off the inevitable assassination attempts?

    Despite Hillary Clinton's reported protestations, the Americans are perfectly ambivalent on the question of Mr Megrahi's release or whether he spends the rest of his life in a Scottish jail. All that Britain, France and the US (and maybe Libya) want is for Megrahi's appeal to be abandoned at the High Court of Justiciary on 18 August 2009!