Category Archives: Lockerbie

Lockerbie — Has Iran President Just Admitted Responsibility?

“Those who refer to the number 52 should also remember the number 290. #IR655. Never threaten the Iranian nation.” President Hassan Rouhani  —  Tweet (January 6 2020)  “The accidental shoot-down of Iran Air Flight 655 in 1988 convinced Khomeini to … Continue reading

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Three Years Ago — Former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani Takes Many Secrets to His Grave (January 8 2017)

“With what is happening in the U.S. and the possible instability that is going to come in U.S. policy you needed a voice of reason and pragmatism that had some heft to it. He was that voice. Losing that voice … Continue reading

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On This Day — Pan Am 103 Debris Show Evidence of Plastic Explosive (December 28 1988) [2019]

“I need not go into the rest of the story and the explosion, except to say that some of us believe that, within hours, the Americans had guessed, at a very high level, what had gone wrong. It is a … Continue reading

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Lockerbie (December 21 1988) — Will 2020 be the Year of the Truth?

“Abdul Basset El-Megrahi was framed for mass murder. I hope that in 2020 our application is referred back to the Appeal Court to prove a miscarriage of justice.” Aamer Anwar –Rector of Glasgow University (December 21 2019) “I remain optimistic that … Continue reading

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On This Day — US Staff in Moscow Warned to Avoid PAN AM 103 (December 13 1988) [2019]

“There was a real push in the embassy community to make sure that everybody was aware that there had been a terrorist threat made, and that people flying Western carriers going through Frankfurt should change their tickets.” Karen Decker — … Continue reading

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On This Day — Lockerbie Judges Under the Weather (Malta – December 7 1988) [2019]

“There is no reasonable basis in the trial court’s judgment for its conclusion that the purchase of the items [clothes that were found in the wreckage of the plane] from Mary’s House [in Malta] took place on 7 December 1988.” … Continue reading

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On This Day — Lockerbie : “The Helsinki Warning” (December 5 1988) [2019]

“And he comes in early the next morning, 6 o’clock the next morning, and there is, obviously, confusion and concern. And he is asked to do a number of things. And he is asked to work on Weber’s desk with … Continue reading

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On This Day — Terry Waite Released by Islamic Jihad (November 18 1991) [2019]

“I was taken out, blindfolded again, put into the boot of a car, then another car, and when they took the blindfold off I was with a Syrian intelligence operative, who drove me to the Syrian intelligence headquarters.” Terry Waite … Continue reading

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On This Day — Lockerbie : US & UK indict Libyans Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi and Al Amin Khalifa Fhimah (November 14 1991)

“Without PT/35(b), there would have been no indictment.” Richard Marquise — FBI Agent who led the US side of the Lockerbie investigation “The Lockerbie trial is the most disgraceful miscarriage of justice in Scotland for 100 years. Every lawyer who … Continue reading

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On This Day — Lockerbie Key Witness Dies (October 29 2016) [2019]

“I personally hope that Tony is in a better place and that he is now at peace because he must have led a tortured life knowing that he had jailed an innocent man for money.” George Thomson — Lockerbie Investigator … Continue reading

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