Tuesday, 18 October 2016

A brilliant and forensically precise dissection

In the wilds of the Roggeveld Karoo we have been without internet access for the past three days. Here is what I would have posted on Sunday, 16 October had it been possible.

[What follows is the text of a review by Lindsay Bruce of Dr Morag Kerr’s Adequately Explained by Stupidity? that was posted on this date in 2015 on the Amazon UK website:]

A brilliant and forensically precise dissection of the fog and confusion surrounding the loading of the bomb in baggage container AVE4041 which took the lives of 270 people and precipitated the biggest murder investigation in Scottish history and an international manhunt involving almost every law enforcement agency in the western hemisphere. A noted veterinarian and biochemist, Dr Kerr takes us on a journey through the labyrinthine interline baggage handling procedures of 1988 and uncovers huge gaping holes in the investigation; lost opportunities, speculative leaps, rank incompetence, dodgy testimony, flawed forensics, and political expediency. With all the case evidence laid out in front of her, she patiently and methodically works through analysing each fateful step that led to the loading of the bomb, exploring all the possible contributing factors that lead us to one inescapable and irrefutable conclusion; the bombing of Pan Am flight 103 has yet to be solved and the hunt for justice must continue.

A superbly written tome that despite its mountain of technical evidence will have you gripped from foreword to conclusion, Kerr's analysis is top drawer. Humanised by anecdotes of thoughtful individuals doing their jobs amidst the horror of one of the world's most atrocious pre-9/11 acts of terrorism, her clinical detachment and professional evidence-led approach casts serious doubts on the legitimacy of Megrahi's conviction.

This is a must-read for anybody touched by the Lockerbie tragedy, and all those interested in international justice.

1 comment:

  1. DOSSIER LOCKERBIE, 2016 > google translation German/English:

    This fingernail large MST-13 Timerfragment (PT-35) presented in the Lockerbie trial, dekuvriert after the latest new evidence, once again, as Scottish evidence fraud to the damage against the State of Libya - and has given the Libyan people, including through the UN sanctions--a loss of about 50 billion US$ added.

    Other financial damages caused by the Scottish miscarriage of justice, are $ 2.7 billion for the Gaddafi International Foundation for Charity Associations in Geneva, was paid to the survivors of the victims of the PanAm 103 attack; for Edwin Bollier & MEBO AG a loss, including reputational damage, of US $ 53 million; For AirMalta?
    A new Appeal is essential as a result to enlighten even the "miscarriage of Justice" against the deceased Mr. Abdelbaset al Megrahi.

    Dieses Fingernagel grosse MST-13 Timerfragment (PT-35) vorgelegt im Lockerbie-Prozess, dekuvriert sich nach neuen Beweisen, einmal mehr, als Schottischen Beweisbetrug zum Schaden gegen den Staat Libyen - und hat dem Libyschen Volk, u.a. durch die UN Sanktionen - einen Schaden von ca. 50 Milliarden US$ zugefügt !
    Andere finazielle Schäden welche durch das Schottische Fehlurteil entstanden sind, betragen für die 'Gaddafi International Foundation for Charity Associations' in Geneva, US$ 2.7 Milliarden, bezahlt an die Hinterbliebenen der Opfer des PanAm 103 Anschlags; für Edwin Bollier & MEBO AG, ein Schaden, inkl. Reputationschaden, von US$ 53 Millionen; für AirMalta ?

    Ein neues "Appeal" in Scotland ist aufgrund dessen unerlässlich, um auch das "Miscarriage of Justice" gegen den verstorbenen Mr. Abdelbaset Al Megrahi, aufzuklären.

    by Edwin Bollier, MEBO LTD, Telecommunication Switzerland, Webpage: www.lockerbie.ch