“I am asked if there was anything specific about the crystal that would time date it. Yes, there was a possibility of establishing a certain period of time in respect of the manufacture of the crystal.” FBI Tom Thurman – Precognition
From the “Chronology of PT/35(b) – Part III”, we have learned the following:
15 June 1990
According to the FD-302 of Tom Thurman that is provided with the police report, he received K1 from Richard Sherrow of the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms Lab on this date.
This position is clearly inaccurate, as was discovered during the precognition process. In fact Sherrow gave the timer K1 to the CIA in late 1987 and it was in CIA possession until June 1990.
John Orkin of the CIA was the person who identified the similarity between PT/35(b) and K-1, not Thurman.
During this meeting, CIA John Orkin* [Real Name: Jack Christie] told Tom Thurman who had manufactured the MST-13 Timers.
“On page 41 of Production 285 there is reference to MEBO. I recall asking [to CIA John ORKIN*] who was MEBO. (…) He then showed me Production 285 at page 41.” (See Thurman Defence-Precognition)
Thurman leaves the meeting with the “Solution” of Lockerbie. He now has in his own hands the timer (K1). His Adminnistration gives him the authorization to “front for the CIA”. (The then Director of the CIA – William H. Webster – was the previous director of the FBI, a unique situation in history…)
Still, Thurman needs a plausible explanation. How did he link K1 to MEBO? Obviously, “I was told so by BIG BROTHER” does not cut it…. Well, that is where the NYMPH quartz comes in. He KNOWS MEBO built K1. And thus, MEBO must have bought the components. The NYMPH quartz was supplied by COMPONA AG and manufactured by SARONIX. All he has to do is to connect the dots. In reverse mode…
The FBI Report dated 20/08/1990 reads:
“Investigation at saronix, Palo Alto, California has determined that the NYMPH (trademark) NYPO 49-12 Quartz Crystal has been manufactured since mid-1983, by Kony Precision Company, Limited, Inchon, South Korea. Officials at Saronix, after reviewing photographs of the quartz crystal utilized in specimen K-1, advised that the crystal was not manufactured until mid- 1986, because the crystal had a gray vinyl wrapping. The equipment for this vinyl wrapping process was not installed at the manufacturing facility until some time in mid-1986.”
With this information, Thurman can narrow the number of companies that could supply the NYMPH quartz to just a few; 12 to be precise. His Report reads:
“A review of the sales records from Saronix, period from June, 1986 (mid-1986) until September, 1986 (the month when the electronic timer was recovered in Africa), has determined that 5,960 crystals were shipped to twelve customers. The following is a summary of sales of the crystal, by company, for this time period.”
And of course, one of these 12 customers is COMPONA AG. All the pieces fit in place. Thurman can already picture himself as Time Magazine “Man of the Year”!
But of course we do know that the NYMPH quartz were bought by MEBO from COMPONA AG in August and November 1985. Allegedly, the MST-13 Timers were supplied to Libya in late 85 to early 86.
Someone caught the anachronism. The credibility of Thurman’s beautiful story had been destroyed. He will not be the “Sherlock” of Lockerbie.
“I received a call in August or September 1990 that someone had gone to MEBO in Switzerland with a photograph and they had identified the fragment as coming from them so any enquiries then stopped and there were no reasons to continue with them”
Of course, we now know that his explanation is not true either. The truth is that MI5 told the investigators about MEBO. (See LOCKERBIE: THE LONG ROAD TO MEBO )
The SCCRC Report is unable to explain why the investigation lost about 3 months from June 15 to September 19?
“A matter which remains somewhat unclear is why, given that the fragment itself had been compared with the Togo timer at the meeting with the Scottish police and Mr Feraday on 22 June 1990 and that the link between the two had been confirmed, investigations did not immediately focus upon MEBO. In fact enquiries in Switzerland did not commence until September 1990, over two months later.” (SCCRC 8.139)
“According to Mr Orkin’s Crown precognitions, when he noted the similarity between PT/35(b) and the Togo timer at the meeting he had with Mr Thurman he specifically told Mr Thurman to investigate MEBO. Mr Thurman’s response was said to be that this information was “not good enough to go to trial” and that he would do his own investigation with particular reference to the components on the Togo timer.” (SCCRC 8.140)
Nymphs have been nymphs. Spooks will be spooks. And a dwarf is a dwarf is a dwarf. Thurman will have to settle for ABC World News Tonight “Man of the week”, and then “removed from all FBI crime labs and disbarred from acting as an expert witness”. (US Inspector General – 1997 Report)