Friday, 7 January 2011

Government Lockerbie documents to be released a few years early

[The following are excerpts from a report in today's edition of The Daily Telegraph.]

Secret files on the downfall of Margaret Thatcher will be made public in just five years as the Government cuts the amount of time that records remain confidential.

Sensitive official documents on the Poll Tax riots, the miners’ strike, the Westland helicopter affair and the Lockerbie disaster will also be published far sooner than they would have been under the old 30-year rule. (...)

Under the Public Records Act 1958, government papers are currently declassified 30 years after being written, and made available in an annual batch by the National Archives at Kew. (...)

Starting in January 2013, two years’ worth of classified files will be published each year for a decade so that by 2023, the records will be only 20 years behind the events they describe rather than 30.

This will mean that 2014 – just three years from now – will see the publication of Cabinet discussions on the miners’ strike of the mid-1980s, the Westland helicopter affair that led to Michael Heseltine’s resignation and the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.

Just months before the planned general election in May 2015, the public could see sensitive information about the Hungerford massacre and the terrorist downing of a passenger jet over Lockerbie. (...)

Under the new plan, certain records could be released before others while details of Government communications with senior members of the Royal family are likely to remain hidden either for 20 years or until five years after the death of the individual concerned.


    An open letter to the Scottish Parliament

    The Truth is not more longer the silence of the desert!

    The Scottish Parliament
    Rt Hon Alex Salmond MSP

    Copy to: Secretary of Justice Kenny McAskill

    Zurich 7th of January, 2011

    Dear First Minister Hon Alex Salmond

    Re: Exonerating evidence in the "Lockerbie case"

    After 22 years of political problems with the "Lockerbie affair" and as an answer to "US Justice Undone", we would like to help the Scottish Parliament with a new forensic procedure of taking evidence to 100% rule out Libya and Mr. Abdelbaset Al Megrahi from involvement in the PanAm 103 attack.

    As a manufacturer and supplier of (green) MST-13 timers, made from 9 layers of fibre glass and delivered to the military procurement in Libya between 1985 -86 (two years before PanAm 103 crash) we could prove under the supervision of UK, EU and US experts in Edinburgh within 15 minutes that the original partial fragment DP/31(a) comes from a (brown) prototype MST-13 timer "circuit board", which was not delivered to Libya.

    The smaller partial fragment DP/31(a) was separated from the (brown) original MST-13 fragment (PT/35) on 27th of April 1990 by Siemens in Munich (DL), allegedly for forensic reasons and registered under label no. 419.

    This partial fragment was manufactured on the basis of 8 layers of fibreglass and therefore comes from a (brown) prototype
    MST-13 timer, which was not delivered to Libya!
    The *larger MST-13 partial fragment (colour brown) correspondingly was also made of 8 layers of fibreglass.
    (Ref: Siemens AG laboratory photographs ZPL-TW11-14).

    *This (brown) original partial fragment was exchanged for a duplicate (colour green) with 9 layers of fibreglass using a criminal machination as (PT/35(b), label no. 353! This was to deliberately make the link to Libya!
    On 13 - 17 September 1999, I recognised the same facts after an assessment by procurator Mirian Watson in Dumfries.
    see **(2 Police reports, Statement Of Witness).

    Unfortunately as a witness in court in Kamp van Zeist (2000) the exonerating statements were refused!
    Reason: Libya could only have been involved in the PanAm 103 attack with a 9 layer fibreglass MST-13 timer Circuit Board (colour green)...
    Hereby I volunteer myself, Edwin Bollier, MEBO Ltd. together with my ex Ing. Ulrich Lumpert in this important matter at short notice.

    NB: ** Statements of Witness, Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary 16th-17th September 1999 can be found on the orientation list, under section "Link" (in red text) on our webpage:

    Yours Sincerely
    Edwin Bollier, MEBO Ltd., Switzerland.

  2. Just five years!