Thursday, 13 June 2013

Canadian PM uses Lockerbie to justify intervention in Libya

[The following are excerpts from a report published today on the website of the Toronto Star:]

Prime Minister [of Canada] Stephen Harper evoked the ideals of Winston Churchill and Margaret Thatcher in a speech to British parliamentarians that stressed the need for shared vigilance in a world threatened by the “monsters” of terrorism. (...)

Above all, he told Members of Parliament and Lords, “Syria cannot be allowed to become another safe haven for the hydra-heads of terrorism.” (...)

The wide-ranging, 28-minute address to more than a hundred Members of Parliament and Lords recounted the risks British and Canadian soldiers have shared from World War II to Libya.

“Britons and Canadians have pursued what is right in the world, often at great cost,” Harper said.

In a reference to former Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi, he said Canada and Britain had used military might to save Libya from “massive and imminent slaughter at the hands of the psychotic architect of the Lockerbie horror.” That recalled the terrorist bomb that brought down a Pan Am flight over Lockerbie, Scotland in 1988.

[I really don't know whether to regard it as sad or as comforting that British Prime Ministers are not the only Prime Ministers to spout nonsense about Lockerbie.]


  1. Must the word "Lockerbie" actually hold out for all political garbage?

    Muss das Wort "Lockerbie" eigentlich für allen politischen Müll hinhalten ?

  2. The reason British and now Canadian PM’s knowingly talk rubbish about Libya and Lockerbie is because both consider it in their national interest to do so.

    See Alan J Kuperman: ‘false pretence for war in Libya’.

    Ever since the Suez debacle, Britain (unlike France until Sarkozy) has almost always (plaudits for Wilson for keeping us out of Vietnam) followed USA foreign policy.

    And now Stephen Harper does the same by supporting the criminal neo-con ‘war on terror’.

    This has puzzled many, because traditionally Canada has supported UN internationalism that helps protect small nations!

    The change is because the on-going Middle-East conflict has transformed the global oil market and led to the development of the Canadian oil sands!


    The USA Big Oil lobby is often falsely blamed for promoting military intervention and conflict in the Middle-East to secure their oil supplies.

    Falsely, because Big Oil want stability rather than conflict in the Middle-East, because this provides a better environment in which to trade and extract oil.

    Instead it is the Military Industrial Complex and neo-con lobby who promote military intervention and genocide in the Middle-East.

    This is done to boost arms sales, reconstruction and security contracts and because the neo-cons think conflict throughout the region and with Russia is good for Israel.


    The success of this neo-con war lobby over the oil lobby has forced the USA to look elsewhere for its oil supplies and the USA will soon be energy independent of the Middle-East!

    And this has turned Canada into a major oil producing nation.

    Ironically in the long term, this energy independence (and demographic change) undermines the neo-con lobby because it is turning the USA towards the Pacific region and makes the cost of Middle-East war on behalf of Israel more difficult to maintain.

    Aware of this the neo-cons and Senator McCain are pushing to start WWIII via Syria to prevent USA from militarily dis-engaging and supporting peace in the Middle-East.

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

    An existential nightmare must have in the future the Scottish Government and "co-responsible" associates...
    Once the Department of Finance and the people of 'LIBA NOW' comes to the taste, a compensation of about - US$ 50 billion - for the Scottish "Miscarriage of Justice" against Abdelbaset al-Megrahi and Libya to demand !
    The supposedly discovered in Lockerbie MST-13 timer fragment (PT-35 - PT-35/b) and the late ex official of Libya, al-Megrahi, have to do nothing with the attack on PanAm, Flight 103, over Lockerbie !
    The crucial fragment (PT-35) was used for a "proof-fraud" against Libya !
    Ein existentieller Alptraum muss in Zukunft die Schottische Regierung und "Mitverantwortliche" haben...
    Sobald das Finanz Departement und das Volk von 'LIBA NOW' auf den Geschmack kommt, einen Schadenersatz von rund - US$ 50 Milliarden - für das schottische "Miscarriage of Justice" gegen Abdelbaset al-Megrahi und Libyen, einzufordern !
    Das angeblich in Lockerbie aufgefundene MST-13 Timerfragment (PT-35--PT-35/b) und der verstorbene ex Offizielle von Libyen, al-Megrahi, haben mit den Anschlag auf Flug, PanAm 103, über Lockerbie, nichts zutun !
    Das entscheidende Fragment (PT-35) wurde für einen Beweis-Betrug gegen Libyen verwendet !

    by Edwin and Mahnaz Bollier, MEBO Ltd. Telecommunication, Switzerland. webpage: