Sunday, 7 April 2013

Rewards for Justice and the Gauci brothers

[An Agence France Presse news agency report on the ABS-CBN News website on 4 April contains the following sentences:]

Since its launch in 1984, the Rewards for Justice program run by the Diplomatic Security bureau of the State Department has paid out $125 million in rewards to 80 people for information leading to the capture of terrorists. (...)

The program is also still seeking information on cases in which the trail appears to have gone cold, including the 1983 attack on a Marine Corps barracks in Beirut and the 1988 bombing of PanAm flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland.

[The report does not mention the payments made to the Gauci brothers in the Lockerbie case, nor does the Rewards for Justice website.  This blog’s posts on the issue can be accessed here.]


[I am grateful to Dr Ludwig de Braeckeleer for supplying the link to a page about the Lockerbie case on the Rewards for Justice website.  It reads as follows:]

On December 21, 1988, Pan Am Flight 103, a US registered Boeing 747 en route from London, Heathrow Airport, to JFK Airport in New York, was destroyed when an improvised explosive device, concealed in an item of luggage, detonated in the cargo hold of the aircraft. This explosion resulted in the deaths of all 259 passengers and crew aboard, including 189 Americans, as well as 11 residents of the Scottish town of Lockerbie.

On November 13, 1991, agents of the Libyan government, Abdel Basset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi and Al Amin Khalfia Fhimah, "together with others unknown to the Grand Jury", were indicted in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia for Conspiracy to Destroy a Civil Aircraft of the United States, Kill Nationals of the United States, and on related substantive explosives charges. The following day, the Lord Advocate announced that al-Megrahi and Fhimah had been charged in Scotland with conspiracy and murder offenses.

On January 31, 2001, al-Megrahi was found guilty of the murder of all 270 victims on Pan Am Flight 103, in the air and on the ground in Lockerbie, by a panel of three High Court judges. He received the mandatory sentence of life imprisonment and was required to serve 27 years before becoming eligible to apply for parole. His co-accused, Fhimah was found not guilty and was flown to Tripoli, Libya. On March 14, 2002, al-Megrahi's conviction was affirmed by a panel of five different Scottish High Court judges, and he was moved to Scotland to begin service of his sentence.

Following an application to the Scottish Criminal Case Review Commission (SCCRC), in June 2007, al-Megrahi was permitted to file a new appeal. While that appeal was pending, in September, 2008 al-Megrahi was diagnosed with terminal prostate cancer. On August 20, 2009, based upon the advice of the Scottish Prison Medical Service that he had less than three months to live, and after al-Megrahi withdrew his appeal before the Court could rule, al-Megrahi's application for compassionate release was granted by the Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Justice. Including credit for time served in pre-trial detention, al-Megrahi had served slightly more than 10 years of his life sentence when he was released. As of this date, both al-Megrahi and Fhimah are believed to still be in Tripoli.

Believing that al-Megrahi and Fhimah did not act alone in causing a bomb to be loaded onto Pan Am Flight 103, the US Department of State has authorized a reward of up to $5 million for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of those responsible for the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 and the murders of the 270 victims.

[Note that absolutely no mention is made here of the large sums already paid to the Gauci brothers, payments confirmed by the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission during its investigation of the Megrahi conviction.]



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  2. MISSION LOCKERBIE, 2013 -- (google translation, german/english)
    doc. nr. 9928.rtf.

    Deliberate Camouflage Tactics...
    Ultimate documentary material which may assist the investigation of the Pan Am 103 bombing over Lockerbie (1988), is now (by significant side) intentionally removed from the media coverage !

    Shortly after the start of the new "Lockerbie Air Disaster Investigation" - continued (2013) through Chief Detective Superintendent Michael Dalgleish, Police Headquarters in Dumfries Scotland was allegedly due to copyright issues the most revealing documentary film by BBC > "The Conspiracy Files: Lockerbie "withdrawn as regards the Internet blocked on (youtube)!
    see URL:

    The filmwork on BBC "The Conspiracy Files: Lockerbie" - compared to the filmwork "Lockerbie Revisited", directed by Gideon Levy (awarded the Prix Europa), reveals a "Lies Carousel" by officials > FBI Special Agent Richard Marquise, ex chief of the U.S. Task Force - in addition > the FBI expert Tom Thurman > Investigation senior Officer (SIO) Stuart Henderson (Scottish Police) > UK forensic examiner, Allen Feraday (RARDE) and others...

    The informatieve documentary film "Lockerbie revisited" by Regis-seur Gideon Levy. This film was shown to Scottish members of Parliament about importtant facts concerning the conspiracy against Libya...
    The presented officials, including the person in charge, who had to arrange for the closure of the BBC's film must give answer about the background of their mendacious statements and assertion lines in both films, be interviewed by the rights to investigations commission.

    Authorization for "block on":
    MEBO AG tries for the fastest way from the BBC (Current Affairs) and Edit Store Ltd. UK, the remaining portion of the copyright to use (about 80%) to the future decisive film - "The Conspiracy Files: Lockerbie" (UKTX Master, PN: FKA C843L/01, RX: 19.08.2008 - for publication on the Internet and at future press conferences to ensure.

    by Edwin Bollier, MEBO Ltd., Telecommunication, Switzerland. URL:

  3. In german language:

    MISSION LOCKERBIE, 2013 -- Vorsätzliche verschleierungs Taktik..

    Entscheidendes Dokumentarmaterial, welches die Aufklärung des PanAm 103 Attentat's über Lockerbie (1988) unterstützen kann, wird nun (von bedeutender Seite) vorsätzlich aus dem Medienbe-reich entfernt !
    Kurz nach Beginn der neuen "Lockerbie Air Disaster Investigation"- fortgesetzt (2013) unter 'Chief Detective Superintendent Michael Dalgleish, Police Headquarters' in Dumfries Scotland', wurde angeblich aus urheberrechtlichen Gründen der aufschlussreichste Dokumentar Film von BBC > "The Conspiracy Files: Lockerbie", im Internet zurückgezogen, bezugsweise auf (youtube) gesperrt !
    see URL:

    Das Filmwerk von BBC "The Conspiracy Files: Lockerbie" - gegen-übergestellt zum preisgekrönten Filmwerk "Lockerbie Revisited", von Regisseur Gideon Levy (awarded the Prix Europa), deckt ein "Lügenkarusell" von Offiziellen auf, u.a. von FBI Spezial Agent Richard Marquise, ex Leiter der U.S. Task Force - im Weiteren > von FBI Experte Tom Thurman, > von Senior Investigation Officer (SIO) Stuart Henderson (Scottish Police), > von UK Experte Allen Feraday (RARDE) und anderen.

    Der Dokumentarfilm "Lockerbie revisited" by Regisseur Gideon Levy, wurde den 'Scottish members of Parliament' vorgeführt.

    Die vorgestellten Offiziellen, inklusiv die verantwortliche Person, welche die Sperrung des BBC- Films veranlassen musste, müssten über die Hintergründe ihrer lügenhaften Aussagen und Behaup-tungen in beiden Kommentar Filmen, durch die Untersuchungskom-mission rechtskonform einvernommen werden.

    Genehmigung über "block on":
    MEBO AG versucht auf dem schnellsten Weg von BBC (Current Affaires) und Edit Store Ltd. UK, den restlichen Teil des Urheber-rechts (ca. 80%) zu benützen, um zukünftig den entscheidenden Film - "The Conspiracy Files: Lockerbie" (UKTX Master, PN: FKA C843L/01, RX:19.08.2008 - zur Wider-Veröffentlichung auf dem Internet und an zukünftigen Pressekonferenzen sicherzustellen.

    by Edwin Bollier, MEBO Ltd, Telecommunication, Switzerland. URL:

  4. Is it necessary to pay an average of $1,562,500 per person for information leading to the capture of terrorists?

    If yes, then a genuine reward program would be an effective and value for money way to counter-terrorism.

    But is it genuine when the USA spends $billions inflicting terrorism on defenceless countries that incites the terrorism that has to be countered?

    Surely something for the Senate Audit Committee to investigate!

    And it is this blatant contradiction in policy that reveals the truth.

    These payments are not made to counter-terrorism but to reward people who are prepared to give evidence in court and thereby help maintain the fiction of a legal and moral rather than a criminal and inhumane ‘war on terror’!

    And if this evidence includes perjury, then so be it!