Question: Do you remember going to the airport shortly after Mr. Fhimah got his new car and seeing the new car and Mr. Baset and Mr. Masoud there? [on 20/12/1988]
Majid Giaka’s evidence at the Grand Jury in the United States of America
At his Scottish police interview on 2nd August 1991, Majid Giaka said that he witnessed the arrival of Fhimah and Megrahi at Luqa airport on December 20 1988.
“This incident had occurred at about 8.00 in the evening.” (Day 51, page 6929)
Some people have wondered why he never mentioned this travel to his CIA handler.
Marquise offers an explanation.
“Giaka had met his CIA handler in the morning of December 20 1988. […] He next met his CIA handler one month later and this travel was not fresh in his mind.” (Marquise P 215)
Giaka’s evidence (8:00 pm) would have been consistent with Fhimah and Megrahi arriving at Luqa Airport on the LAA flight that evening.
However, it is clearly established that Fhimah, and Megrahi, arrived at Luqa Airport on the evening of 20th December 1988 on the Air Malta flight and not the LAA flight. And the Air Malta flight arrived at about 5.15 pm.
What is going on here?
Actually, Marquise is simply wrong. The meeting of Giaka with his CIA handler occurred in the afternoon of December 20 1988. The safe house had been booked from 12:00 to 18:00. And Giaka was famous for showing up late…
Draw your own conclusions about the FBI, the CIA and their “Man in Malta”.