Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Libyan trip is a ‘contrived distraction’

[This is the headline over a letter from Thomas Crooks published in Monday’s edition of The Scotsman.  It reads as follows:]

Informed bystanders would be justified in interpreting the pilgrimage of Crown Office prosecutors to Libya (...) as an exercise in contrived distraction.

Faced with considerable doubts as to the merits of Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi’s conviction for the Lockerbie bombing, (including the findings of the Scottish Criminal [Cases] Review Commission), the Crown Office responded by ignoring the unpalatable evidence that undermines that validity of the conviction. This includes evidence withheld from Megrahi’s defence team and claims of a discrepancy in the metal analysis of a circuit board – a key piece of evidence in the case. These issues were underlined in John Ashton’s book, Megrahi, You are my Jury, (published in 2012).

The Crown Office, on red alert about the possibility of a miscarriage of justice, ignored the book and compounded that show of concern for the fundamental tenets of justice by failing to contact the scientists who carried out the tests on the circuit fragment.

To nurture a growing reputation for leaving every stone undisturbed in the pursuit of justice, the Crown Office responded to the contents of John Ashton’s book, to the work of the aforementioned scientists and the consequent concerns of the families of the Lockerbie victims, by unfurling the flag of evasive pomposity: “As we have stated repeatedly, the only appropriate forum for the determination of guilt or innocence is the criminal court.

“As the investigation remains live, it would not be appropriate to offer further comment.”

Clearly, although the “investigation remains live”, it is not “live enough” to inspire the Crown Office to contact the scientists whose work and tests on the circuit board appear to undermine the essence of the Crown’s case against Megrahi. Instead, Crown Office prosecutors preferred a pilgrimage to Libya, a country deep in the chaos of post-war tribal strife, in a desperate, and rather pathetic attempt, to uphold the “integrity” of the Scottish legal system.


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

    The Truth moves closer anyway and the fraud will come to light...

    Forget the statement of the temporary Libyan justice Minister Salah al-Marghani: "the Lockerbie case is 'closed and the matter was settled with the Gaddafi regime."
    It is a further distraction, because no incriminating evidence of participation in the "Pan Am 103 bombing", through the official Abdelbaset al-Megrahi and the ex Gadhafi regime can be presented.
    Already ex "Chairman" of (NTC of Libya) Mustafa Abdul Jalil, had boastfully promised, he can bring evidence against Gaddafi in the Lockerbie case - to day still nothing... !

    Reminder: to get support from NATO in the Libyan civil war, claimed Jalil in an interview with the Swedish newspaper "EXPRESSEN" (Feb. 24, 2011) "that he could bring evidence, that Gaddafi have orchestrated the 'Pan Am 103 bombing' - and he will present to the world at a later stage the evidence in the Lockerbie Case".

    It is interesting to note that Mr. Jalil today regrets at that time accepted the post as Minister of Justice in the Gaddafi Rregime, with the support of Saif el-Islam, have to.
    On the edge of Economic Forum 'WEF' in Davos (January, 2009) Jalil with Gaddafi's son, Saif el-Islam and Edwin Bollier (MEBO) was at a meeting in the House of Rothschild (Kloster) in the monastery below Davos.

    There, Jalil was showed the "forensic" proof of a sample of the timerfragment (PT/35) in the "Lockerbie-Affair" - professionally presented by me (Bollier)...
    Jalil, at that time he was with full power on the side of Saif el-Islam and was excited and convinced that Abdelbaset al- Megrahi had nothing to do with the real 'Pan Am 103-bombing' - and that he clearly is a political prisoner...

    The evidence used at the court in Kamp van Zeist was of the flimsiest kind and some of the witnesses were clearly working for the American Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
    The $ 2.7 billion was paied, in compensation to the families of the victim, has not come from the ex Libyan government; it has been made by the private Gadhafi International Foundation For Charity Associations (GIFCA) of Saif El Islam (Geneva) - who want an end to sanctions imposed by the United Nation and the United States !

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

  2. Well, let's see.

    The SCCRC did a pretty good job in showing that whoever bought clothes from Tony Gauci, it wasn't Abdelbaset al-Megrahi. They maybe didn't cover themselves with glory as regards the rest of the evidence, but on the clothes purchase they were pretty sound.

    If one examines the reasoning of the court, one sees that this in fact destroys the conviction on its own, as the court would not have been able to infer anything incriminating about Megrahi's presence at the airport at Malta that morning if they had not already decided he bought the clothes.

    Next up, the metallurgy evidence presented by John Ashton in his book demonstrates that the infamous PT/35b was not what the prosecution said it was. It was not part of one of the 20 MST-13 timer units supplied to Libya by MEBO. This actually breaks the link with Libya and means there is no evidence even to show that Libya was involved, never mind that Megrahi was involved.

    Third, we have evidence presented to the Dumfries and Galloway police which demonstrates that the bomb was actually introduced at Heathrow airport in the afternoon, not at Malta in the morning. This completely exonerates Megrahi, because not only did he not buy the clothes, he wasn't at the airport when the bomb was introduced either! It also torpedoes the entire premise of the Crown case by showing that their proposed modus operandi was wrong.

    There is nothing left. They got the wrong modus operandi, they got the wrong country, and they got the wrong man. The investigation was a foul-up of monumental proportions.

    What is needed is an entirely new investigation to see if it is still possible to figure out who introduced the bomb at Heathrow.

    The Crown Office knows all this. Patrick Shearer and the D&G Constabulary know all this. So what are they doing about it? Wasting taxpayers' money by jaunting off to Tripoli in the quest for Megrahi's alleged Libyan accomplices who helped him put the bomb on the aircraft at Malta. They might find the unicorn and the phoenix while they're at it I suppose.

    What recourse do citizens and taxpayers have when public servants behave in such an atrocious manner?