Monday, 24 October 2011

Man who could hold answers to Lockerbie atrocity found in Qatar

[This is the headline over a report published today on the website of the Birmingham Post.  It reads in part:]

The man who the father of a Midland Lockerbie victim believes could hold crucial answers about the atrocity has been traced to a luxury resort in Qatar.

Musa Kusa is believed to have been an intelligence officer at the time of the 1988 Lockerbie bomb in which 270 people were killed.

He made a high-profile defection to Britain in March and was interviewed by police and Scottish prosecutors investigating the bombing.

He left the country following an EU decision to lift sanctions against him, meaning he no longer faces travel restrictions or an asset freeze. (...)

The Foreign Office said Kusa was a “private individual” who had been interviewed voluntarily.

Dr Jim Swire, from Worcestershire, whose 23-year-old daughter Flora died in the bombing, said that if anyone could offer any insight into the “huge questions still unanswered” on Libya’s role in Lockerbie, it would be Mr Kusa.

He said: “When I met Musa Kusa in Libya in 1991 it was clear to me he was the guy who was central to the Gaddafi administration.

“He could tell us just as much as Gaddafi about Lockerbie as he was at the core of the regime.

“He was a very, very key figure and we need answers as to why he was allowed to fly back and any probing over his crimes should be done by the International Criminal Court.”

Pamela Dix, who lost her 35-year-old brother Peter in the atrocity, said she was “incensed” at Mr Kusa being allowed to leave Britain in the first place.

She said: “We cannot turn a politically pragmatic blind eye.

“I do not know what Musa Kusa knows or does not know about Lockerbie but he needs to come back to answer those questions.

“I condemn the attitude of the UK Government in the strongest possible terms. A political hands-off attitude is inappropriate.”


  1. My comment of 12 July 2011 on this issue remains valid:

    If members of "Justice for Megrahi," who obviously think he is not guilty, could possibly arrange a discussion with Moussa, it could clear up a lot of questions. Depending on Koussa's answers, it could reopen the question of who really bombed Pan Am 103.

    A meeting between "Justice for Megrahi" and Moussa Koussa could perhaps be arranged to coincide with the consideration of petition PE1370 by the Justice Committee when the Scottish Parliament returns from its Summer recess on 4 September 2011.

    Christine Grahame MSP might even invite Moussa Koussa to appear before the Justice Committee and ask him to repeat publicly what he told Scottish police and prosecutors in private three months ago.

  2. MISSION LOCKERBIE, 2011, (google translation, german/english):

    If Abdelbaset Al Megrahi and Libya have nothing to do with the "PanAm 103 Bombing", Moussa Koussa can contribute nothing to it.

    Beginning of April 2011, Mr. Koussa spent a week being debriefed by MI'6 at a safe house before being allowed to go free. He was questioned by Crown and police Dumfries and Galloway 1988 about the bombing of PanAm 103 as a crucial "Lockerbie witness".
    William Hague, the foreign secretary, gave the assurance that Koussa would not be given immunity from prosecution. Mr. Koussa was not indicted and have received a EU visa.

    On 30 March 2011, Mr Koussa departed from Tunesia on a Swiss-registered private jet to Farnborough Airfield at Great Britain. At this time Koussa was no longer the represent of the Libyan government.

    Now Mr Koussa had been removed from the EU sanctions list and received its blocked money free; which is a good sign for Abdelbaset Al Megrahi and also for the new Libya 'NTC'...

    By the way, if Great Britain is genuinely interested to find the truth in the "Lockerbie-Affair", opend finally the files of the 'Sottish Criminal Cases Reappeal Commission' (SCCRC) !

    by Edwin Bollier, MEBO Ltd. Switzerland. URL:

  3. mayday-- mayday-- mayday >>

    UN and NATO please protect you Mr.Saif El Islam, so that He suffer not the same fate as his father and brother Mutassim !
    Not forget: Seif El Islam was finally the "DRIVER" for a future democratic Libya ...
    UNO und NATO bitte beschützen Sie Mr.Saif El Islam, damit er nicht das gleiche Schicksal erleidet wie sein Vater und Bruder Mutassim !
    Nicht vergessen: Seif El Islam war schliesslich der "DRIVER" für ein zukünftiges demokratisches Libyen...

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