Monday, 8 July 2013

Mandela intervention over Lockerbie

[The following are brief extracts from a long article just published on the website of the Israeli newspaper Haaretz:]

Nelson Mandela is inextricably linked to the emergence of post-apartheid South Africa. Although he long withdrew from active politics after a one-term presidency (1994-99), he remained his country’s moral conscience in terms of domestic issues, and a principled defender of human rights internationally. (...)

Internationally, Mandela’s iconic status impacted beyond South Africa’s borders. He pressed the warring factions into a power-sharing constitution in Burundi in 2000, although the civil war did not cease. Before his retirement, he continued to lead by example, whether on AIDS education or as the lone critic of a Nigerian military dictatorship when nobody dared to follow him. In contrast, his successor, Thabo Mbeki, supported the Nigerian military strongman Sani Abacha after the execution of the Ogoni activist Ken Saro-Wiwa. Mandela also intervened successfully in the long simmering Lockerbie bombing crisis, by sending his chief of staff to work out a deal with Ghaddhafi in Libya. [RB: This is a reference to Jakes Gerwel.]


  1. MISSION LOCKERBIE, 2013 (doc. nr. 9980.rtf) google translation, german/english) Call for urgent inquiry:

    UN and EU must provide a new order to inquiry the backgrounds in the bombing of the flight 'PanAm 103' over Lockerbie - specifically about the connection with the death of passenger (seat nr.17H) - Bernt Carlsson Wilmar, diplomat, Assistant-Secretary-General of the United Nations and United Nations Commissioner for Namibia.

    Today refer to sth crucial facts out why the attack on PanAm 103, on the special date, 21 December 1988 was planned.
    The timetable in 1988/89 by PanAm shows that the Shuttle flight PanAm 103, from Frankfurt to the main flight PlanAm 103/b, at Heathrow and New York, daily was.
    Thus the date for an attack on PanAm 103, on a random day in December 1988, had can be scheduled. What was behind that all aspects of the bombing, were specifically prepared for the December 21, 1988 ?
    Suspecte preparations for the Attack focused clearly of the date of 21 Dec,1988.

    Since November 1988, was announced that Bernt Carlsson, will be signing the Namibia accords by U.N. in New York, on 22 December 1988...

    The attack on flight PanAm 103, had to be used for various "base projects" at the same time.

    The attack was first provided for the Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations and UN Commissioner for Namibia, Bernt Carlsson, secondly it was also ready for a accusation of IRAN - PFLP-GC and/or the Gadhafi regime !

    Supported among others over various questionable transfers (cancellations and bookings on the 21st December) by other "special" passengers on (PA-103) supports the plan, to "eliminate" Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations and UN Commissioner for Namibia, Bernt Carlsson (passenger on flight PA 103).

    The flight KM-180 of AirMalta to Frankfurt and the Shuttle flight PanAm 103/a from Frankfurt to Heathrow, had proven nothing to do with the transport of a "bomb bag" for main flight PanAm 103 !

    The deceased Abdelbaset al-Megrahi and Libya, as well as the MST-13 Timerfragment (PT-35) alleged found in Lockerbie, have nothing to do with the crash of PanAm 103. (evidence fraud) !

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

  2. I have allowed this comment to be posted. But no further such comments will be permitted. Patrick Haseldine's ravings are completely without foundation in evidence -- a concept of which Mr Haseldine lacks the slightest understanding -- and no further publicity for his malign misrepresentations will be permitted on this blog.

  3. There are 3 decisive pieces of evidence which rule out Bernt Carlsson as a target in the bombing of PA 103.

    1) If you are planning an act of state sponsored terrorism you make pretty sure the Foreign Minister, Defence Minister, Head of Secret Service and a large number of senior officials of the sponsoring state are nowhere near the commission of the act.

    2) Carlsson intended to travel on PA 101 but, of his own volition changed his mind late in the day. Pro-Namibia activist Ed Johnson awaited his arrival on 101 as arranged.

    3) The survival of the Apartheid regime in SA during the 80s on the support of, arguably, it's closest allies, the governments of the USA and the UK. It is unthinkable the regime would have entertained the destruction of a US plane leaving from a UK airport.

  4. The conspiracy theory that claims the bomb was inside Carlsson's suitcase is completely wrong, that's for sure. Carlsson's suitcase was sitting upright immediately behind the bomb suitcase, and the explosion damage to its metal frame clearly shows the explosion was outside the case, close to one side, exactly where it should have been from the evidence of John Bedford. Bedford was able to describe exactly where he put Carlsson's case in the container, and where it was in relation to the bomb bag which he also saw when it appeared in the container a couple of hours later.

  5. What is the alleged size of the 'bomb' in Carlsson's suitcase?


  6. Forget this nonsense, Mr. Carlsson had no bomb in his suitcase.

  7. For once, I entirely agree with Edwin. There was no bomb in Bernt Carlsson's suitcase. Better ask the fruitcakes who think there was, what size they are envisaging.

  8. Actually, John, you're point #2 can't be right unless the "day" you're referring to wasn't 21st December. Bernt Carlsson flew in from Brussels on BA391 which landed about 11 o'clock in the morning. His suitcase was already booked on PA103 through the interline system when he checked in for that flight at Brussels quite early in the morning.

    When do you think he changed his booking from PA101?

  9. Rolfe, I don't know that for certain. Apparently too late to alert (Rev?) Johnson to his change of plans. In those days I recall telecommunications took longer than they do today.

    I should add that I have this information from a member of the staff of the SWAPO office in London whom Johnson contacted as soon as he realised what had happened and it's possible implications for the Namibian independence process.

  10. I imagine he must have changed his flight the previous day, if not earlier.

    Looking at all the transfer baggage evidence, it's astonishing to the amateur how many people were originally booked on a different flight but ended up on PA103. And yet, this number is apparently not out of line for any similar flight. People re-arrange their journeys, or miss their flights, all the time it seems. So my default position on Bernt Carlsson being one of that group is that it was probably just coincidence like the rest of them.