Wednesday, 31 August 2016

We had to play with words

[On this date in 2008 The Conspiracy Files: Lockerbie was broadcast on BBC Two. Saif al-Islam Gaddafi was interviewed for the programme and said, amongst other things, the following:]
Q - Does Libya accept responsibility for the attack on Lockerbie?
A - Yes. We wrote a letter to the Security Council, saying that we are responsible for the acts of our employees, or people. But it doesn’t mean that we did it, in fact.
Q - So to be very clear on this, what you’re saying is that you accept responsibility, but you’re not admitting that you did it.
A - Of course.
Q - That’s… to many people will sound like a very cynical way to conduct your relationship with the outside world.
A - What can you do? Without writing that letter, you will not be able to get out of the sanction.
Q - So this statement was just word play. It wasn’t an admission of guilt.
A - No. I admit that we play with the words. And we had to. We had to. There was no other… solution.

1 comment:


    Absolut clear - the paied $ 2,7 billion in compensation to the families of the victims of PanAm 103 and Lockerbie, was not an implicit admission of guilt !
    The payment has not come from the government. It has been made by a nummber of Libyan businessmen - summarized under the 'Gaddafi International Charity and Development Foundation', known also as 'GIFCA' in Geneva/Switzerland - who want an end to sanctions imposed by the United Nation and the United States.

    "This has been a political court case, where the verdict already was decided upon in advance", a shocked Professor Köchler -UN-observer at the Scottish Lockerbie Court in the Netherlands - stated".

    A spectacular miscarriage of justice The blood money must be refunded after a new exculpatory appeal !

    LINK to Lockerbie : $2.7 billion Sham and Shame:

    by Edwin Bollier, MEBO Ltd Telecommunication Switzerland. Webpage: