I believe that some of the statements made by BATF Richard Sherrow deserve attention.
For the first couple of days in Lome, we were getting the “run around” and we were unable to conduct the investigation…
Why the delay? What was going on during these two days? In any case, not nearly the smooth mission described at the trial…
The equipment seized from the rebels was supervised by a 6’4″ heavy set colonel. On several occasions, he became very upset. At one point, he drew his weapon in anger.
I really hate it when that happens!
The MST 13 timers were located on the table with the explosives.
Well, I looked at the picture of that table again. Still nothing.
Batteries were in place on both timers. The connecting wires had been soldered to the posts.
I have a bad feeling about this one. I need to look at the SCCRC report again.
Both batteries were considerably drained.
This is a bit weird. New batteries should last quite a bit on this device. [Exact number will be posted soon.]
The timer (that he brought back to the US) was highly accurate.
Well, it all depends on your definition of “accurate”. But by “Swiss quality standards”, it is not that accurate. We will discuss this point when we analyse the MST-13 timer.
No item seized from the rebels had a male connector compatible with the female connector of the timers.
That is too bad!
Sherrow believes that the two MST13 timers had been added to the material seized from the rebels.
Why did Sherrow feel this way? We simply do not know. Why do we not know? Because nobody EVER asked him! Was is not worthy of a simple question at the trial? I guess not.
Attempted Coup in TOGO (23 /09/1986)