Thursday, 28 November 2013

World views Lockerbie verdicts as work of Uncle Sam via a puppet state

[Today’s edition of The Scotsman contains a letter from Tom Minogue.  It reads as follows:]

Lockerbie lies

Without wishing to detract from the merits of the fine contributions of Iain McKie and Thomas Crooks (Letters, 27 November) regarding the Lockerbie witness reward monies, I was convinced that the trial was a farce long before the reward information was made public.

My disgust at the trial proceedings came when the United Nations appointed observer, Professor Hans Koechler published his first report in 2003 and criticised the interference in the presentation of evidence to the court by representatives of foreign governments.

Reporting on the appeal, Prof Koechler was similarly critical, to which the Crown Office responded by stating that it is a matter for the court itself to regulate who should be present. Explaining that the High Court of Justiciary has, “for long accepted that it is a matter for the Lord Advocate and Crown Counsel whom they choose to have in court in their support”.

Of course, the Crown Office can do as they like, but they should not be surprised if by having anonymous United States ­officials supervising in the dock of a Scottish court they have abandoned any hope of appearing impartial in a political sense.

That was how Prof Koechler saw it and we shouldn’t be surprised if the world (excluding the US) views the Lockerbie trial and appeal verdicts as the work of Uncle Sam via a puppet state.

[I overlooked Thomas Crooks’s letter yesterday.  Here it now is:]

In the context of the Lockerbie trial, a Maltese newspaper has published extracts of police documents that said Mr Gauci had “a clear desire to gain financial benefit” from his evidence.

Documents released since the trial have repeatedly suggested the Gaucis expressed an interest in being paid for their testimony under the Reward for Justice programme controlled by the Department of Justice in the US.

A senior investigator in the inquiry has conceded that the brothers would have known about possible payments, but that nothing was offered before the trial and it had “never been discussed with them at any time prior to the trial – so it’s absolutely above board. There is no suggestion that there was anything underhand. It was all above board.”

After the trial, the senior investigator wrote to the US Department of Justice to recommend the pair receive a reward because he said the Gaucis fitted the criteria.

Last month the Crown Office stated: “No witness was offered any inducement by the Crown or the Scottish police before and during the trial and there is no evidence that any other law enforcement agency offered such an inducement.”

Arguably, no direct “inducement” was required. The Gaucis would have known they “fitted the criteria” for the reward. They had, before the trial, in the context of the justice programme, imbued their “evidence” with a monetary value.

The entire proceedings were scented with the aroma of reward – and it is arguable that the aroma scented the quality of the evidence provided by the brothers. Any jurisdiction with a reputation for the pursuit of justice would be concerned with the implications of such an aroma.

In this jurisdiction, the integrity of the proceedings reign supreme – irrespective of the objective material that points to the possibility of a colossal miscarriage of justice.

1 comment:

  1. MISSION LIFE WITH LOCKERBIE, 2013 -- Go on ground to new facts... After examining several hundred police documents by Swiss (ex BUPO) - there are new questions. Because of legal version only in German language.
    Entitled inquiry to the Scottish Police 'Lockerbie Investigation Operational Team'Michael Dalgleish Detective Superintendent Police Scotland , Specialist Crime Divisio, Division 14 HQ Dumfries DG1 1PZ, SCOTLAND

    Nach erlaubter Einsichtnahme (durch Bundesanwalt Dr. Lauber) in mehrere hundert Akten und Abhörprotokolle bei der Schweizerischen Bundesanwaltschaft (Sommer/Herbst, 2013, in Bern) - werden für Edwin Bollier (MEBO AG) neue Fragen in Sachen "Lockerbie-Affäre" an die nationalen und internationalen Untersuchungsbehörden vorbereitet.
    Im neusten Fokus steht Mr. Hassan Badri (ABH) --- Welche Rolle spielte Badri in der unmoralischen "Lockerbie-Affäre"- gerichtet gegen das damalige Gadhafi Regime in Libyen und später gegen seinen ehemaligen Freund, Abdelbaset al Megrahi; in möglicher Verbindung mit offiziellen "ORGANEN" in der Schweiz ? (Gemeint ist nicht eine Beteiligung am Attentat auf PanAm 103, über Lockerbie, am 21. Dezember 1988, sodern an der Verschwörung gegen das Gadhafi Regime in dieser Angelegenheit).
    Abgestützt auf dubiose "Tatsachen", muss untertsucht werden, wieweit Hassan Badri, möglicherweise, als geheimer Mitarbeiter oder "Counterman", von westlichen Geheimdiensten - als Koordinator innerhalb der "Lockerbie Affäre" gegen das damalige Gadhafi Regime, eingesetzt wurde ? Badri's fragwürdige Aktivitäten zu dieser Zeit rechtfertigen diese Annahme...
    Für welche obskuren Bestimmungen waren - Hassan Badri's verschiedene ABH "Agenturen" in der Schweiz (mehr oder weniger verdeckt) eingerichtet und unterhalten worden ?

    Folgende "Agenturen" oder "Residenturen" waren der schweizerischen Bundesrichterin Frau M. SAUDAN, zuvor bekannt. Durch Nachforschung über diese dubiosen ABH "Agenturen", wurde der Bundesrichterin SAUDAN, vom Handelsregisteramt des Kanton Zürich, am 26. Juni 2000 bestätigt, dass folgende ABH - Firmen, nicht im offiziellen Handelsregister registriert waren:

    1.) Office ABH, Badenerstr. 414, 8004 Zürich ZH (Untermieter bei MEBO AG);
    2.) Aviation Business Holding (ABH), Postfach 1457, 8058 Zürich-Flughafen ZH;
    3.) ABH, c/o LAA, Airport, 8058 Zürich;
    4.) ABH, Fabrikstr. 3, 8152 Glattbrugg ZH;
    5.) ABH, Sagereistr. 24, 8152 Glattbrugg ZH (evtl. c/o Homac Aviation).

    Wie am Gericht in Kamp van Zeist 2000 bekannt wurde, spielte die Firma ABH in Zürich 8004, eine fragwürdige Rolle in der Verwicklung von Abdelbaset al Megrahi in die "Lockerbie-Affäre" !
    Wo befindet sich Hassan Badri und seine Frau heute ? Weitere Nachforschungen in dieser Angelegenheit sind in Arbeit.

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