Saturday, 30 November 2013

Getting to the truth of the Lockerbie bombing

[Today’s edition of The Herald carries a feature in which various Scottish figures are asked to select their favourite books of 2013. Here is James Robertson’s selection:]

I thoroughly enjoyed Wayne Price's short story collection Furnace (Freight, £8.99) - understated, sultry, passionate, sometimes menacing tales that show a real mastery of mood and language. John Herdman's Another Country (Thirsty Books, £7.99), is a rich, insightful and witty memoir of literary and nationalist personalities meeting, and often clashing, in the pubs of 1960s and 1970s Edinburgh. A cause with which I strongly empathise - getting to the truth of the Lockerbie bombing 25 years on - is tackled in two new books: John Ashton's Scotland's Shame: Why Lockerbie Still Matters (Birlinn, £7.99) is a slimmer assessment of the whole sorry saga than his previous study Megrahi: You are my Jury, but no less damning; while Morag Kerr's meticulous examination of the facts, Adequately Explained By Stupidity? Lockerbie, Luggage And Lies (Matador, £12.99) effectively demonstrates how the bomb was loaded not in Malta but directly on to Pan Am Flight 103 at Heathrow. Finally, I welcome The Collected Plays Of Robert McLellan, edited by Colin Donati (Luath, £25). McLellan's is a very significant voice in 20th century Scottish theatre, not least because of his consistently articulate use of Scots, and it is great to see this volume at last.

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  1. MISSION LIFE WITH LOCKERBIE, 2013 -- Go on ground to new facts... (google translation, german/english):

    Had Andrew the Apostle patron saint of Scotland and therefore the patron saint of Luqa in Malta, protected me Edwin Bollier (MEBO) - so I did not must fly with the deliberately planned/booked return flight to Zurich via Malta, with flight AirMalta, KM-231 (Tripoli - Malta) on 20 December 1988 (16:30 clock) - and after a day of waiting time in Malta - was intended with AirMalta, KM-200, on 21 December (08:00 clock), to go to Zurich.

    With the same flight KM-231, at (16:30 clock), Abdelbaset al Megrahi had to travel to Malta, arranged by (XXX)...

    After interviewing al Megrahi, by journalist Ian Ferguson, in prison at Scotland, al Megrahi did not know that Bollier, was booked together with him, on the same flight KM-231, to Malta.

    Supported on curiouse machinations and manipulated evidences, today is for Bollier clear that an (Intelligence Service) had planned, to involve both, Edwin Bollier and Abdelbaset al Megrahi, in the Pan Am 103 bombing and in the questionable EVENTS in Malta.
    On 20 December 1988, Bollier was able to travel with a SwissAir direct flight from Tripoli to Zurich - fortunately !

    The "fatal" planning of (Intelligence Service) was compromised ...
    For a solution, (compatible behaviour of intelligence manner) short hand the Station Manager of the Libya Arab Airline (LAA) in Malta, Mr. Fhimah, Lamin Khalifa, was from (Intelligence) replaced with Bollier. Later on 14/15 November 1991, Fhima together with Al Megrahi was accused with a UK/US Indictment, for the bombing of PanAm 103 over Lockerbie....

    The former Gadhafi regime and the official Abdelbaset al Megrahi have nothing to do with the "Lockerbie tragedy" respect wise, with the PanAm 103 bombing !
    The unfortunately died too early Abdelbaset al Megrahi , is the Lockerbie victims nr. 271.

    In the Name of ALLAH, the most Compassionate, the most Merciful. Many thanks to Apostle patron Andrew.

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