Saturday, 16 October 2010

Salmond hits back at Senate on Megrahi 'misinformation'

[This is the headline over a report in today's edition of The Herald. It reads in part:]

Alex Salmond told John Kerry, chairman of the US Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee, that despite attempts by the Scottish Government to set the record straight, “misinformation” was still given to the hearing looking into the circumstances surrounding the release of Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi.

While not participating in the hearing, the Scottish Government moved behind the scenes to deny allegations Megrahi had been on chemotherapy in Scotland and that his prognosis was made by a primary care physician who did not have the expertise to determine how advanced his prostate cancer was.

But the claims were still put to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing and medical experts speaking at the Senate forum accepted he was undergoing chemotherapy and argued that would never have justified a three-month prognosis.

Mr Salmond said a letter intended to “set the record straight” had been passed to Senator Robert Menendez before he led the hearing.

It explained that Megrahi was not on chemotherapy while on Scottish soil and that the Libyan’s prognosis came from “the most senior health professional in the Scottish Prison Service”, its director of health and care, Dr Andrew Fraser.

Mr Salmond said: “It was therefore with intense disappointment that I noted that the same misinformation was presented to the hearing, unsupported by any evidence whatsoever, and no reference was made to the correction provided well in advance by the Scottish Government.

“The Scottish Government has made every effort to provide members of the US Senate and their staff with information to assist their understanding of the matter, and it is extremely unfortunate that the concerns that I expressed in my letter of September 10, 2010 ... about the prospects for a credible and impartial investigation, have been realised.

“I should therefore be grateful if you would investigate, as a matter of urgency, how the committee came to be misled in this manner at its hearing.”


  1. This thing about who made the prognosis irks me as a sticking point. It's semantics. Dr. Kay said three months, Fraser referred to that, and then passed it on. Unless my reading is wrong, the Senators are closer to the mark on that point.

    On the chemo thing, not so sure. Menendez seems to be confusing "new" with "true." Seems to fit his mindset that the Scots are all lying to him, so anything favorable (to his conspiracy theory) that he hears or thinks he hears must be a ray of light breaking through.


    Dear US Senators you searches at the wrong place. Please to sign the "Lockerbie petition" and ask the First Minister Alex Salmond and Secretary of Justice MacAskill for opening the SCCRC Dokuments and is possible the Pll ! That could bring more effectivity for your elections in November 2010.

    Attn. ex FBI Spezial Agent Richard A. Marquise.
    Do not forget:
    After further interviews through FBI-Officials and officers of the Scottish Police in Zurich and after Bollier's visites in 1991 at the FBI in Washington and at the Scottish Police in Glasgow he understood clearly: The allegedly found MST-13 timer fragment (Photo) in Lockerbie was a manipulated piece of evidence with the intention to link the state of Libya with the Lockerbie-atrocity...
    In 1991 I, Bollier was invited to the FBI Headquarter in Washington, after 5 days, Commissioner Richard Marquise, offered me up to US$ 4 million from the United States authorities and a new identity in the States, if he would confirm in a police statement that the allegedly found MST-13 timer fragment originated from one of the 20 timers delivered to Libya between 1985 und 1986. He give me also an A/4 "WANTED" poster with the illustration of large US$ (pos. 4mio) bundles packed in two suitcases.
    Now there was no more doubt for me that a huge conspiracy against Libya was on the way...
    (later than as 'MISSION AMSTERDAM' introduced).

    Contrary to the Libyan crown witness against Libya, Abdul Jiacha, - an agent in the sold of the CIA – I, Bollier rejected the offer. Jiacha is currently living in the USA under a new identity and in a rich situation...

    I, Bollier am, like Abdelbaset Al Megrahi, also an abused victim for the Lockerbie affair...
    We know on the basis of clear proofs and supported that Abdelbaset Al Megrahi, Libya, AirMalta and the MST-13 timer from MEBO Ltd, do not have to do anything with the PanAm 103 attempt.

    Apology the continuation is unfortunately in German language it is to complicated translation in English language for me:

    Supported on the knowledge around the conspiracy 'MISSION AMSTERDAM', against the Leader Gaddafi on this time, wurde kürzlich von dritter Seite bestätigt, dass von Org. 'AMSTERDAM' geplant und organisiert wurde, dass am 20. Dezember 1988 Edwin Bollier zusammen mit Mr. Abdelbaset Al Megrahi, alias "Ahmed Khalifa Abdusamad", mit gezieltem Vorsatz, mit AirMalta Flug KM 231 nach Malta reisen sollten.

    continuation down >>>

  3. MISSION LOCKERBIE, continuation >>>

    After today's knowledge what was from organization 'AMSTERDAM' planned?
    Was war von Organisation 'AMSTERDAM' nach heutigen Wissen geplant?

    Ohne Bollier's Wissen sollte von Org. 'AMSTERDAM' der braune Koffer mit Kleider (19 kg) aus einem Warenhaus in der Schweiz, welcher Bollier für Mr. Hassan Badri am 18. 12. 1988, von Zürich nach Tripoli überbringen musste, als angebliches Passagier Bag von Bollier, in Tripoli nach Malta eingecheckt werden !
    Im weiteren war vorgesehen, dass Bollier MST-13 Timer nach Malta überbrachte (nicht bestätigt: eventuell zusätzlich ein schwarzer Toshiba RadioRecorder RTSF-16) ?

    (Bestehender Beweis: Bollier's Ticket No. 085 4433 860 045 69) Flug KM-231 Airmalta von Tripoli nach Malta, 20. Dec. Departure 16:30, 21.Dec. Depart 08:00 mit KM-200 nach Zurich.
    Abdelbaset Al Megrahi Ticket: No. (???) Flug KM 231 AirMalta von Tripoli nach Malta, 20. Dec. Depature 16:30, retour 21. Dec. 09:25 mit LibyaArab Airlines nach Tripoli).

    MEBO Teorie: Bei Ankunft in Malta sollte der "Badri-Koffer" vermutlich einer fragwürdigen Person in Malta ausgehändigt werden, unter Beobachtung eines Zeugen der Organisation "AMSTERDAM", welche später über die Abwicklung für eine Anklage gegen Libyen Zeugnis ablegen sollte ?

    Hätte der geplante "Aktion" stattgefunden, wären später in Lockerbie nicht Kleider aus Malta gefunden worden sondern Kleider aus Zürich, welche wie die Malta Kleider von Gauci, nichts mit dem Attentat auf PA-103 zu tun gehabt hätten... (vorsätzlicher Betrug !)
    Nicht Khalifa Fhimah und Abdelbaset Al Megrahi wären von USA und UK angeklagt worden, mitverantwortlich zusein für das Attentat auf PanAm 103, sondern Edwin Bollier und Al Megrahi, da Bollier, und Al Megrahi, auf dem gleichen AirMalta Flug KM-231 gebucht waren, dazu Al Megrahi unter falschem Namen "Ahmed Khalifa Abdusamad", zur gleichen Zeit in Malta anwesend war...

    Da Bollier mit Hilfe des Stationmanager von Swissair am 20. Dezember 1988 mit einem Direktflug von Tripoli nach Zürich reisen konnte, kam die Planung der Organisation "AMSTERDAM" durcheinander und der vorbereite Ersatz-Plan "B" trat in Aktion:
    Kleider von Gauci's Mary's House in Malta und Stationsmanager Khalifa Fhimah mussten ersatzweise für die fragwürdige Anklage gegen Fhimah und Al Megrahi hinhalten. Dementsprechend mussten auch die Kleider von Gauci aus Malta in Lockerbie gefunden werden...

    Are there holes in the Lockerbie cheese also, or only in the Swiss cheese?

    by Edwin Bollier, MEBO Ltd., Switzerland. URL:

  4. The bottom line is that its none of their business. Salmond should have told them that from the beginning (and I know he tried) but by allowing anyone associated with the Scottish Government to meet representatives of Foreign Governments, because that is what they are, Salmond blew it.

  5. Bollier:
    Are there holes in the Lockerbie cheese also, or only in the Swiss cheese?

    There are holes in both, plenty to go around. But the ones in the case are of course far more important. Don't worry, my/our ribbing on you is a sideline and will not distract from the truth we all seek.

    Jo G:
    The bottom line is that its none of their business.

    Yes and no in my opinion. The US should maintain an interest in something like this, and have an opinion, and so on, if only for the sake of their victimized citizens. Of course, the case should also not a "big lie" that everyone holds onto for ritualistic purposes.

    It's more for pragmatic reasons that I think this "stonewalling" is counterproductive. Like it or not, America at large is behind these jackasses and won't take "none of your business" as a valid answer. It'll get worse and one way or another, I fear this will be the thing that threatens the SNP's very survival. I think a true genius play that changes the whole field would be in order, not these half-measure protests.

    But then again, I don't know any of these things in enough detail, that's just a gut instinct type feeling.

  6. Adam, there is maintaining an interest and there is attempting to take the issue over. In my opinion the US did the latter here and they had no right.

    And if America can't mind its own business presumably we can look forward to other countries being able to interfere in US business in the future without being told to butt out. Yes? No. Thought not.

    Can I say again no one blames them for "taking an interest" but actually they SET UP THEIR OWN INQUIRY AND DEMANDED THAT ELECTED MINISTERS FROM SCOTLAND ATTEND. Sorry for the caps but I'm just emphasising the extent to which they formally interfered in another country's business and actually breached international protocol by doing so.