Tag Archives: Pan Am 103 (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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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 — Remembering Arrow Air Flight 1285 (December 12 1985) [2019]

 “Hours after the crash the Islamic Jihad – a Shiite Muslim extremist group – claimed it destroyed the plane to prove [its] ability to strike at the Americans anywhere.” UPI — Anonymous caller to a French news agency in Beirut … 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 — Operation Autumn Leaves (Germany — October 26 1988) [UPDATE 2019]

“Following the arrest of Dalkamoni and others […], it is possible to conclude that at least the core of the cell structure has been removed. It is not possible to say that all persons involved in the terrorist activities had … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — Apartheid Foreign Minister Pik Botha Dies [Lockerbie Conspiracy]

“Had he known of the bomb, no force on earth would have stopped him from seeing to it that flight 103, with its deadly cargo, would not have left the airport. The minister is flattered by the allegation of near … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — Christine Grahame MSP : “Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied” [Lockerbie]

“In the meantime, yet to be completed and sent to the Crown Office is the separate police-led Sandwood inquiry into the actions at the time of police, prosecutors and forensic officials. The inquiry, which is investigating claims of attempts to … Continue reading

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CIA — The Language of Espionage : Lockerbie & The CIA Darkest Blunder [UPDATE]

“We’re investing in foreign-language excellence as a core attribute for our officers. We’re strengthening our language training to ensure that our people are more capable and better attuned to the cultures in which they operate.” CIA Director Gina Haspel “[Our … Continue reading

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Fred Burton & The Lockerbie Case [POLL]

“There is no concrete indication that any piece of luggage was unloaded from Air Malta 180, sent through the luggage routing system at Frankfurt airport, and then loaded on board Pan Am 103.” FBI Briefing Paper “I would rather have … Continue reading

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On This Day — Megrahi, Convicted in 1988 Lockerbie Bombing, Dies in Tripoli (May 20 2012)

“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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