Let us go back to early 1989.
“When Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary began its investigation into the bombing, it believed the PFLP-GC was involved. A report written in 1989 by Supt Pat Connor identified 15 members of the organisation he wanted arrested and questioned, and the then Transport Minister Paul Channon invited selected journalists to an off-the-record briefing to set out the case against Iran and the PFLP-GC, adding that arrests were imminent.
But by the middle of 1989 the investigation had suddenly changed track, reportedly following a phone call between President George H W Bush and Baroness Thatcher in March 1989. The two leaders, it is claimed, were anxious not to antagonize the PFLP-GC’s guardian, Syria – a key strategic power in the Middle East – and decided that Libya, which had taken part in the meetings in Malta, should be the focus of the investigation.”
Let me say it again. By the middle of 1989, the investigation had NOT changed track. Just waiting to see what would happen next…
The Report from Det. Supt. P. Connor — dated June 5 1989 — contains a few puzzling statements. Here is one for you to ponder:
Dalkamoni appears to be responsible for bringing Khreesat to West Germany where he made a number of IED’s for use on the bombing of aircraft. A short time after this Pan Am Flight 103 is destroyed over Lockerbie by a similar bomb. The make up of the bomb which destroyed Pan Am 103 is very similar to that recovered in the Ford Taurus motor vehicle used by Dalkamoni. Both bombs being of 2 barometric construction and concealed in a Toshiba radio which was thereafter placed in a ‘cardboard carton for a radio’.
You read correctly. In June 89, the investigators “knew” that the ‘IED’ was a barometric one! Not a timer…