Sunday, 28 November 2010

Wikileaks data contains "significant Lockerbie material"

[This is the heading over a report just published on the website of Scottish lawyers' magazine The Firm. It reads in part:]

The Firm has learned that "significant" case materials relating to the Pan Am 103 debacle are among the 3 million sensitive documents scheduled to be released by the Wikileaks site in the next 24 hours.

Sources close to the UK Government who have had access to the material have briefed The Firm ahead of their release, although the precise nature of the materials has not been disclosed.

On Friday the United States Government alerted its allies through diplomatic channels to forewarn them of the details of some of the materials that they anticipated would be amongst the leaked material. (...)

It is reported this morning that the UK government has issued a Defence Advisory Notice (DA-Notice) to editors not to publish or broadcast extracts from leaks of sensitive US cables that relate to issues of national security, and that David Cameron’s office has confirmed that the US ambassador Louis Susman has briefed the government on what might be contained in the files.

[Given the period covered by the US State Department cables, I remain of the view that the only material in the documents relevant to Lockerbie will be material relating to Abdelbaset Megrahi's repatriation to Libya. They will contain nothing relating to the circumstances of the investigation, prosecution and trial.

I like the following comment from the For Argyll website:]

And what will the coming Wikileaks revelations tell us about American conduct behind the scenes in the Al Megrahi affair? Will the pompous publicity hound, Senator Robert Menendez be discombobulated? We can’t wait.



    WIKILEAKS please open the documents over the real backgrounds for release of the innocent political victim (271) Abdelbaset Al Megrahi, inclusive about the retreat his success promising Appeal and the "sale" Libya to United Kingdom...
    Also that is asked to open the document under national security (PII).
    by Edwin Bollier, MEBO Ltd. Switzerland,

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  4. Two million Americans already had access to this Wikiyawn guff. It will contain nothing whatsoever of any significance.