Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Richard Marquise at Syracuse University

The FBI lead investigator on the Pan Am 103 bombing that killed 270 people in 1988 will speak at 7:30 pm Thursday as part of the 2010 Syracuse Symposium at Syracuse University.

Richard A Marquise, a retired special agent with the FBI, will speak on “Evidence and the Lockerbie Investigation” in room 001 of the Life Science Complex. The event is cosponsored by SU’s Forensic and National Security Sciences program, and is free and open to the public.

Marquise will also take part Friday in an invitation-only seminar “International Terrorism: Threat in the U.S. and Proactive Measures.”

The bomb on Pan Am Flight 103 blew up over Lockerbie, Scotland on Dec 21, 1988. The terror attack killed 270 people, including 35 SU students returning from a semester abroad and five others with ties to Central New York.

Marquise was involved with the Lockerbie bombing investigation from its inception through to the indictments and trial. He received the Attorney General’s award for Distinguished Service.

He is the author of Scotbom: Evidence and the Lockerbie Investigation, Algora Publishing, 2006.

Marquise is an expert in counter terrorism and crisis management and is a senior research associate with the Institute for Intergovernmental Research in Tallahassee, Fla.

[From a report on the Syracuse website. Further details can be found on the website of Syracuse University newspaper The Daily Orange.

Caustic Logic on his blog The Lockerbie Divide suggests a number of pertinent questions that members of his audience might care to raise with Mr Marquise.]


  1. There's certainly money to be made on the speaking circuit, as international terrorist, Tony B Liar has shown.

    Reaction and attacke of the powerful campaign for a new inquiry...

    Ex FBI Special Agent Richard Maquise, Task For chief and cordinator, between FBI and CIA in the "Lockerbie-Affair", tries at Syracuse University with its Lies story "SCOTBOM" to attack the truth facts in the case of the real Lockerbie-Tragedy !

    We hope in the same seminar, Richard Maquise will give the OK for indicate the documentary *film "Lockerbie Revisited" of Gideon Levy ?

    * 'Lockerbie Revisited' is a Backlight documentary by Gideon Levy which shows that FBI , CIA and Scottish police have cooperated in tampering...

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  3. No doubt Richard Marquise will continue to say the date of purchase of the clothing on Malta was Dec. 7, 1988 as if that were an established fact, as he did in his book and as he has done in filmed interviews.

    Hopefully Prof. Black's filmed November 9, 2010 explanation of the unchallenged meteorological records and how they cast enormous doubt, if not totally blow away the December 7 date as being the date of purchase, will now receive equal play any time Richard Marquise tells his slanted view of events.

    If Syracuse students want to truly honour their fallen alumni they should ask Marquise why he doesn't tell the full story regarding the date of purchase. Why does he need to lie? Why is he so afraid of explaining what the Court heard instead of putting his spin on the date of purchase and representing his personal view as fact? Of course there is only one answer - the facts point far more to November 23, 1988 as the real date of purchase - a day Megrahi was not on Malta, and that means Richard and his team DID NOT follow the evidence as he so strongly maintains they did.

    No doubt Marquise is aware of the events of yesterday in Scotland. I bet he is starting to sweat.