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Remembering CIA Historian William Blum (March 6, 1933 – December 9, 2018)

“The thesis in my books and my writing is that anti-American terrorism arises from the behavior of U.S. foreign policy. It is what the U.S. government does which angers people all over the world.” William Blum “William Blum was at … 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 — FBI : No Evidence of Foul Play in 1996 TWA 800 Crash (November 18 1997) [2019]

“Aviation investigations are replete with accident scenarios that couldn’t happen. And given the lack of bomb evidence so far, neither scenario has been ruled out, officials said. First is the possibility that the doomed plane’s front section, which has a … 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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Remembering CIA Whistleblower Victor Marchetti (December 23, 1929 – October 19, 2018)

“The real reason for the official secrecy, in most instances, is not to keep the opposition (the CIA’s euphemistic term for the enemy) from knowing what is going on; the enemy usually does know. The basic reason for governmental secrecy … Continue reading

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35 Years Ago — The Brighton Bombing (October 12 1984) [Understanding the Lockerbie Solution]

“Mrs. Thatcher will now realise that Britain cannot occupy our country and torture our prisoners and shoot our people in their own streets and get away with it. Today we were unlucky, but remember we only have to be lucky … Continue reading

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30 Years Ago — The Lockerbie DIA Memo [September 24 1989]

“The bombing of the Pan Am flight [103] was conceived, authorised and financed by Ali-Akbar Mohtashemi-Pur, Iran’s former interior minister. The execution of the operation was contracted to Ahmad [Jibril], Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine General Command [PFLP-GC] … Continue reading

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12 Years Ago — Key Lockerbie Witness Admits Perjury (September 15 2007)

“Hans Köchler, a United Nations observer, called the trial ‘a spectacular miscarriage of justice,’ words echoed by Mr. Mandela. Many legal experts and investigative journalists challenged the evidence, calling Mr. Megrahi a scapegoat for a Libyan government long identified with … Continue reading

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