Friday, 8 February 2013

Libyan spy chief linked to Lockerbie sought by ICC

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

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has ordered Libya to hand over Abdullah al-Senussi -- the man suspected of having 
orchestrated the Lockerbie bombing.

Experts believe that Senussi, Colonel Muammar al-Gaddafi’s former spy chief, has information that could help the US and UK establish the full facts about the 1988 bombing of Pan Am flight 103, in which 270 people died. But the order places the Hague-based court on a collision course with Libya’s new rulers, who say Gaddafi-era leaders in their custody should face local justice over charges of mass-
killings and other atrocities.

Senussi is suspected of having been responsible for recruiting Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi, the only man convicted in connection with the bombing, who died in May last year following his release from a Scottish jail on compassionate grounds in August 2009 by justice secretary Kenny MacAskill.

Both Senussi and Megrahi were members of one of Libya’s biggest tribes, the Magarha.

Yesterday, ICC judges said Libya must extradite Senussi over his alleged role in orchestrating reprisals against protesters in the 2011 uprising that overthrew Gaddafi.

“Libya remains under obligation to comply with the surrender request,” the judges said.

They also insisted that he should be allowed to see his lawyer, adding they would decide later how to respond if the north African state continues to hold Senussi. The court has the power to refer the matter to the United Nations Security Council. (...)

Despite having risen from relatively low beginnings, Senussi became one of Libya’s most powerful individuals. His marriage to Gaddafi’s sister-in-law saw him brought into the ruling circle, taking on various senior roles including deputy chief of external security.

He was also said to be a close adviser to Saif al-Islam, according to leaked US embassy documents.

The former intelligence chief is thought to have information about Libyans kidnapped and assassinated in Europe and elsewhere during Gaddafi’s rule, and the financing of terrorist organisations, especially in Africa.

[A similar report in The Guardian can be read here.  It contains the following paragraph:]

Senussi's lengthy service as spy chief means he may be in possession of crucial information relating not only to the Lockerbie bombing but also to the 1984 shooting of police officer Yvonne Fletcher outside the Libyan embassy in London, as well as arms shipments to the IRA.


  1. MISSION LOCKERBIE, 2013 (google translation, german/english):

    It shows once again how the UN was abused, depending on interests, so under 'National Security' policy matters can be brought to a certain direction ...
    To the two accused Libyan official Abdelbaset Al Megrahi and Lamen Khalifa Fhimah, for questions about the murder of 270 people on the "Pan Am 103 bombing" over Lockerbie, demanded U.S. and Great Britain (UK) that the defendants, with help of the UN, could be handover to a Scottish court.

    Sanctions (EMBARGO) of the United Nations against Libya led to the extradition of the two defendants to the Scottish police. Libya accepted only a third country, namely the Netherlands, as a forum. UN sanctions against Libya and protracted negotiations with Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gadhafi secured the handover of the accused on 5 April 1999 to Scottish police at The Hague, Netherlands. The court at Kamp van Zeist was selected under Scots law.

    It is now clear: If according to the latest investigations in "Lockerbie Case"
    -an "other State" be held accountable - it must first be proved with the new MEBO Evidence and statements by new Libyan witnesses, that Al Megrahi and the former Gadhafi regime had to do nothing, with the "bombing on PanAm-103" over Lockerbie, on 21 December 1988.
    For ongoing follow-up in the 'Lockerbie Case', announced by British Prime Minister David Cameron, should the U.S. and the UK, again with help of the UN, the new 'State of Libya' (Libya Now) request that the two persons sought by the ICC - 'Saif al-Islam Gaddafi' and the former intelligence head Abdullah al-Senussi to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Hague handover, otherwise would have the same action by the United Nations (UN embargo) against the 'State of Libya' until the handover in the Hague is completed !

    INTERNATIONAL Criminal Court (ICC) judges have Demanded Libya hand over Muammar Gaddafi's former intelligence chief Abdullah Senoussi and Saif al-Islam!

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

  2. MISSION LOCKERBIE, 2013 (only in german language):

    Es zeigt sich einmal mehr wie die UNO je nach Interessen missbraucht wird, damit unter 'Nationaler Security' politische Angelegenheiten in eine gewünschte Richtung gebracht werden können...
    Zur Erinnerung:
    Um die beschuldigten libyschen Offiziellen Abdelbaset Al Megrahi und Lamen Khalifa Fhimah, am Mord von 270 Menschen durch das "PanAm 103 Attentat" über Lockerbie befragen zu können, verlangte USA und Great Britain (UK), dass die Beschuldigten mit Hilfe der UNO, vor ein schottisches Gericht gestellt werden konnten.

    Sanktionen (EMBARGO) der Vereinten Nationen gegen Libyen führten schließlich zur Auslieferung der beiden Angeklagten an die schottische Polizei. Libyen akzeptierte nur einen dritten Staat, nämlich die Niederlande, als Forum. Es wurde daher in 'Kamp van Zeist' ein Gericht eingerichtet, das nach schottischem Recht zu judizieren hatte.
    Am 5. April 1999 wurden die beiden angeklagten in "The Hague" der schottischen Polizei übergeben.

    Heute ist klar: Sollte nach neusten Ermittlungen im "Lockerbie-Fall", ein - ander Staat - zur Verantwortung gezogen werden, muss zuerst durch die neue Beweislage von MEBO und Aussagen von den neuen libyschen Zeugen bewiesen werden, dass Al Megrahi und das ehemalige Gadhafi Regime, mit dem Anschlag auf PanAm 103, am 21. Dezember, 1988, nichts zutun hatten.
    Für die laufende Nachuntersuchung im Lockerbie-Fall, angekündigt von British Prime Minister David Cameron, müssten die USA und UK, mit Hilfe der UNO, den neuen 'State of Libya' (Libya Now) auffordern, dass die beiden vom ICC gesuchten Personen 'Saif el Islam Gadhafi' und "the former intelligence head Abdullah al-Senussi" an den internationalen Gerichtshof (ICC) in 'The Hague' auszuliefern, andernfalls müssten die gleichen Massnahmen durch die UNO (UN Embargo) gegen den 'State of Libya' eingesetzt werden, bis die Auslieferung nach 'The Hague' vollzogen ist !

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

  3. Senussi has the crucial qualification for being on the ICC invitee list. Those who should not know what that would be, can get the impression by checking out this list of all current ICC cases:

    I can only say one word: laughable.

    Koechler says it better:

  4. MISSION LOCKERBIE, 2013 (google translation, german/english):

    The bursting Air-Bubbles around the "PanAm 103- Bombing" over Lockerbie:

    1) Abelbaset Al Megrahi has to do nothing with the Lockerbie tragedy >> BURST..

    2) Mustafa Abdel-Jalil, former chair of the National Transitional Council (NTC) had promised he have evidence, that Gadhafi had orchestrate the "PanAm 103- bombing "- but he even not submit a trace of evidence >> BURST...

    3) With a great blaa ... blaa ... Officials from Scotland announced, Moussa Koussa know the backgrounds of the PanAm 103 bombing ! This was also a scratch bubble >> BURST...
    Moussa Koussa Muhammad (headed the Libyan intelligence agency) after fled from Libya 2011 and was invited to the UK and asked about the "Pan Am 103- bombing", by Scottish Police. After the visite, his blocked bank account has been opened and Moussa Koussa was able to leave UK in direction Qatar. Nothing new information >> BURST...

    4) It is hoped that former intelligence head of Libya, Abdullah al-Senussi and Gaddafi's son, Saif al-Islam, to be transferred to the International Criminal Court (ICC) at the Hague. It is likely too early to hope for enlightenment >> It is also with highly probable >> BURST ?

    Abdelbaset al Megrahi and Libya have nothing to do with the "Lockerbie Tragedy".
    The Scottish Justiciary should please check their own manipulated evidences, inter alia the crucial MST-13 Timerfragment, PT/35 (b), which involved Libya in the Pan Am 103-Affair ...

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

  5. The creation of the ‘International Criminal Court’ is an idea that dates back through Zeist, Nuremburg to the Soviet Union show trials devised by the Marxists.

    This idea allows the side who control the court (but who pretend otherwise) to claim the moral high ground by claiming to follow due legal process when prosecuting their victims for real or imagined crimes.

    Except of course, the court will not issue arrest warrants against those who control the court for the self-same or worse crimes.

    The inherent deceit and double-standard in this idea is the reason the ICC was opposed by most Conservatives.

    However following the neo-con ascendancy in America this Marxist idea has been adopted as an instrument of American/neo-con imperialism, with the ICC issuing arrest warrants on behalf of, but not against the American/neo-cons.

    For example, the destruction of Libya was against International law, UK law, the UN Charter, NATO Charter and the USA Constitution.

    But the ICC only issued arrest warrants against Gaddafi and Saif al Islam and now Senussi!

    The wicked irony of the Senussi warrant is that the destruction of Libya was intended to close the Lockerbie Case.

    Now we could get Megrahi II, with the Libyan’s threatened with renewed sanctions unless they give up this ‘accomplice to Lockerbie’?