Thursday, 30 November 2017

Alex Salmond casts doubt on Lockerbie bomber conviction

[This is the headline over a report published this afternoon on the website of The Herald. It reads in part:]

Alex Salmond has cast doubt on the conviction of the Lockerbie bomber, suggesting it was based on evidence that was “open to question”.

The former First Minister – who was in office when Abdelbaset al Megrahi was controversially freed from prison on compassionate grounds – said it was possible “for someone to be guilty, yet wrongly convicted”.

He made the comments after interviewing former justice secretary Kenny MacAskill, who came under fire for releasing Megrahi in 2009, on his Russian TV chat show. (...)

Mr Salmond said: “As Kenny MacAskill has told us he made his decision to release Mr Megrahi according to the law of Scotland and on compassionate grounds.

“Here is my view: Is it possible for someone to be guilty, yet wrongly convicted? Yes it is.

“Kenny MacAskill was correct, the forensic evidence complied by the Scottish authorities and the FBI clearly identified Libyan involvement and Malta as the place where the bomb was planted.

“Mr Megrahi was a high ranking Libyan intelligence official on the scene at the time. This supports the charge that he, acting with others, was part of the Lockerbie conspiracy.

“However, his conviction was not just based on the strength of that evidence but on identification evidence which is to say the least open to question.

“Back in 2009 Kenny MacAskill was aware of this, as was I as Scotland’s First Minister. And we were aware of something else – the total cynicism of some of those who attacked the Scottish Government for our decision.

“Throughout this period the British government, of first Tony Blair and then Gordon Brown, were secretly acting to promote Mr Megrahi’s release. And not on the grounds of compassion or justice, but for trade, for big business and for oil. Such is State hypocrisy.”

[RB: The spuriousness of the argument that Megrahi, although perhaps wrongly convicted, was nevertheless involved in Lockerbie is demonstrated here and here.]


  1. I had dealings with the FBI. A CIA official told me that the bomb was put on the plane in London. PM major used a baggage handler, who was discredited in the trial, to point to Malta. I worked on computerized flight plans in 1988 and can prove it was London unless the terrorism were morons. If the terrorist put the bomb in Malta, they would set the timer 5 hours later to make sure it went off over water. Otherwise, at Christmas time, the terrorists could not allow for Christmas delays. It could have gone off in Germany, London, etc. Remember, 10 more minutes and the plane would have blown up over water, losing most evidence. If it blew over over the Atlantic, it probably would have been labelled a mechanical problem. It blew up in a way everyone knew it was a terrorist statement.

    The Chinese printed this article I wrote on the FBI. The FBI is more poltical than everyone thinks. Remember, J E Hoover was so corrupt even the National Geographic did a show on them. Nothing really changed after he left. is my article

  2. DOSSIER LOCKERBIE, 2017 > Under the direction of SIO chief, Superintendent Stuart Henderson, accompanied by experts Dr. Thomas Hayes, Allen Feraday (RARDE) and Mr. MacLean, the FBI was deceived in June 1989, with a new "fake" MST13 timer fragment (PT35) !

    With this second circuit board (PT35) rigged from a MST13 Timer board, a new fake piece of evidence was fabricated to deceive the experts in the FBI lab,deliberately; Because the same circuit boards (fabricated by Thüring) were also installed in the MST13 timers delivered to Libya.

    Thus it is understandable that after a forensic comparison with the TOGO- K-1,timer, FBI, could be lawfully set out that verified fragment comes from an identical circuit board of a MST13 timer, which was uset in the MST13 timers delivered to Libya..

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