Lockerbie: Was PT/35(b) Evidence Fabricated?

DP/10 is undoubtedly the smallest and most important piece of evidence Lockerbie experts have never heard of.

On this shortest and saddest day, I have decided to re-post this analysis. It is my hope that serious investigators will follow this potentially very important lead. Warm Regards, Ludwig.

DP/508 A

DP/508 A

Before and after the identification of PT/35(b), the police consulted a British company called Circuit Foil UK about the copper used on both PT/35b and the Thuring boards.

One of their projet managers – Michael Whitehead – looked at both PT/35(b) and DP/347(a) – The Thuring board supplied to MEBO – and concluded that the copper on the Thuring boards had been made earlier. Continue reading

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The Togo Timers: Preliminary Results of Our Investigation

“In our opinion, it is very likely that the Togo Timers were actually planted by a  US Intelligence Agency in order to feed false accusations to the media about “Libyan Terrorism” activities in the context of the 1986 Disinformation Campaign.”

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Former CIA Graham Fuller

How and why? There was probably a minor event on or around 23 July 1986. With or without help from Libya, these individuals were carrying explosive and FLASH TIMERS. Continue reading

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Boeing 747 — The End of an Era?

“Aviation investigations are replete with accident scenarios that couldn’t happen. And given the lack of bomb evidence so far, neither scenario has been ruled out, officials said.

First is the possibility that the doomed plane’s front section, which has a history of structural fatigue cracks and must undergo regular inspections, simply unzipped from the rest of the plane as weakened structural frames gave way.”

Washington Post August 1 1996

Boeing has delivered more than 1,500 of the jets since 1970. Now, the company says  it might stop production of the 747.

AO747

The destruction in flight of three Boeing-747 remains the subject of intense debates to this day: AIR INDIA 182, PAN AM 103, and TWA 800.

AIR INDIA 182

Air India Flight 182 was an Air India flight operating on the Montreal, Canada–London, UK–Delhi, India route. On 23 June 1985, the Boeing 747-237B serving the flight (c/n 21473/330, registration VT-EFO, “Emperor Kanishka”) was destroyed by a bomb at an altitude of 31,000 feet (9,400 m). It crashed into the Atlantic Ocean while in Irish airspace. It was the first bombing of a 747 jumbo jet. A total of 329 people were killed, including 268 Canadian citizens, 27 Britons and 24 Indians. [WIKIPEDIA]

PAN AM 103

The aircraft operating Pan Am Flight 103 was a Boeing 747–121, registered N739PA and named Clipper Maid of the Seas, formerly named Clipper Morning Light prior to 1979. It was the 15th 747 built and was delivered in February 1970, one month after the first 747 entered service with Pan Am. At the time of its destruction, Clipper Maid of the Seas was 18 years of age and had accumulated over 75,000 flying hours. [WIKIPEDIA] The plane had 16497 cycles.

TWA 800

Trans World Airlines Flight 800 (TWA 800) was a Boeing 747-100 which exploded and crashed into the Atlantic Ocean near East Moriches, New York, on July 17, 1996, at about 8:31 p.m. EDT, 12 minutes after takeoff from John F. Kennedy International Airport on a scheduled international passenger flight to Rome, with a stopover in Paris. All 230 people on board were killed in the third-deadliest aviation accident in U.S. territory.

The accident airplane, registration N93119, (Boeing 747-131) was manufactured by Boeing in July 1971; it had been ordered by Eastern Air Lines, but after Eastern canceled its 747 orders, the plane was purchased new by TWA. The aircraft had completed 16,869 flights with 93,303 hours of operation. [WIKIPEDIA]

Intense Debates & Suspicion of Cover-up

The official stories are doubted by very serious people, and for very good reasons I must add. In the case of India Air 182 and Lockerbie, Intelligence Agencies are suspected — at the very least — of withholding crucial information. In the case of TWA 800, the FBI is known to have attempted to hide vital information pointing to a mechanical failure while trying to portray the accident as an act of terrorism.

“FBI’s former chief metallurgist, William Tobin, testified that bureau officials repeatedly and angrily dismissed scientific evidence that pointed to a mechanical malfunction.”

“The FBI didn’t want to hear about anything but a missile or a bomb, because otherwise there was no FBI case,” said Grassley, chairman of the Judiciary subcommittee on administrative oversight. “Their conduct was disturbing from the very beginning.” WP May 9 1999

Old before their time

Wherever the  truth may lie, there is at the very least one fact about these disasters that cannot be disputed: in each case the front section detached from the main body of the plane and  thus landed earlier that the rest of the plane.

In the mid 80′, Boeing had noticed a serious engineering problem with the front section of the Boeing 747. In short, due to the unusual shape of that part of the plane, fatigue effects on the structure of section 41 (and to a lesser extent section 42) were far more severe than anticipated. [The issue was expected but underestimated.]

 

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SECTION 41 OF THE B747

Boeing introduced about two dozen “Airworthiness Directives” requiring immediate inspections and repairs. All 747 planes built after the 686th were constructed according to a new design. It is also said that Boeing switched to a different aluminum-alloy for some critical parts.

Carl A. Davies has researched this issue and published a very interesting book: PLANE TRUTH.

F2

Cracks due to the fatigue effect

Davies points out that the 747 had been expected to serve 20 years, 20,000 cycles or 60,000 hours. But the problems encountered with section 41 made it clear that these expectations were not realistic. In some case, “fatigue cracks” would appear as soon as after just 6,500 cycles.

For what it is worth, I understand that in each of these disasters, the “Black Box” recorded one single loud noise believed to have been caused by the breaking-up of the plane.

REFERENCES

Boeing Considers Ending Production of 747

POSSIBLE MECHANICAL FLAWS PROBED IN FLIGHT 800 CASE

FBI Sought to Suppress Report on TWA Crash

BOOK: PLANE TRUTH – Carl A. Davies

 

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US SENATOR JOHN KERRY on DRUG MONEY, SYRIA AND CHINA

“But Washington does not want to upset the Syrians these days. So when the Libyan plastic [PT/35(b)] was discovered, the evidence about the bomb plot of the Syrian-based terrorist gang was judged to be irrelevant to the question of Syrian complicity in murder in the air. Read his lips — Syria became the victim of a bad rap.” NYT Opinion — November 22, 1991

Senator John Kerry led the Senate Subcommittee on Narcotics, Terrorism and International Operations.

This investigation was launched — in 1987 — to look into persistent allegations of contra-drug links.

The “Kerry Committee”  investigated the allegation that the NSC and Oliver North had attempted to divert drug money from a counter-narcotics operation to the contra war.

Basically, the idea was to get financial help from Pablo Escobar to fund projects that the US congress would not approve.

The Kerry Committee report concluded that:

“Senior U.S. policy makers were not immune to the idea that drug money was a perfect solution to the Contras’ funding problems.”

Syria

It has long been rumored that the US absolved Syria from any wrongdoing — despite James Baker’s irrefutable evidence — in the Lockerbie affair as a result of Bush Senior needing the help of Damascus to go into the first Gulf War.

On 17 November 1991, Steven Emerson wrote:

HOURS AFTER the Justice Department announced the indictment of two Libyan intelligence operatives for the bombing of Pan Am 103, President Bush seized the opportunity to exonerate the Syrian government from culpability in the terrorist act. At a photo session with Hispanic Americans at the White House, Bush said, “A lot of people thought it was the Syrians. The Syrians took a bum rap on this.”

China

In his book “Destroying Libya and World Order: The Three-Decade U.S. Campaign to Terminate the Qaddafi Revolution”, Pr. Francis Boyle writes that the US was buying the Chinese vote at the UN Security Council.

John Kerry

Well… You can actually see  in this video John Kerry questioning the rationale of the US New World Order as he uses Syria and China as examples of bad policy.

 

A bad rap?

The New York Times Opinion concluded:

“I do not believe that the White House or the British cooked the evidence to absolve Syria. (The Israelis are not all that trusting.)

But Washington does not want to upset the Syrians these days. So when the Libyan plastic was discovered, the evidence about the bomb plot of the Syrian-based terrorist gang was judged to be irrelevant to the question of Syrian complicity in murder in the air. Read his lips — Syria became the victim of a bad rap.

The President committed a statement for which any civil servant would have been fired. He delivered a not-guilty verdict while the investigation of mass murder, and all its legal, moral and political connections and ramifications, was still going on. That’s the rap. “

Political Considerations

“The unequivocal statement on Thursday by senior State Department spokesman Richard Boucher that “this was a Libyan government operation from start to finish,” coupled with the president’s singular defense of Syria, inevitably raises questions whether political considerations entered the investigatory process.”

“At the very least, the president’s rush to exonerate Ahmed Jabril and Syria all but guarantees that investigators will stop looking for any Syrian or Iranian involvement. Thus, rather than truly being “ongoing” as a senior Justice Department official characterized it Thursday, the Pan Am investigation is now effectively finished.” Steven Emerson

Key dates

On 14 November 1991, the Lord Advocate and the acting United States Attorney General jointly announced that they had obtained warrants for the arrest of Abdelbasset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi and Al Amin Khalifa Fhimah.

On 27 November 1991, the British and United States Governments issued a joint statement calling on the Libyan government to surrender the two men for trial.

On 20 January 1987, Waite agreed to meet the captors of the hostages as he was promised safe conduct to visit the hostages, who, he was told, were ill. The group broke trust and took him hostage on 20 January 1987. Waite remained in captivity for 1,763 days, the first four years of which were spent in solitary confinement. He was finally released on 18 November 1991. [Wikipedia]

Terry Waite

How did Oliver North escape Justice anyway. Quick answer is that he requested secret documents that he claimed were absolutely necessary for his defense. This includes some documents revealing that Terry Waite was “covertly cooperating with the US”. There was of course not a chance that the UK would accept the public use of such documents. Thus, in the name of National Interests, the documents were denied to the defense and the judge could only rule that a fair trial was not possible under such circumstances.

TWAITE

Conclusion

As one US official conceded:

“Logic and political analysis always affect interpretations — it helps determine how you reconfigure the pieces of the puzzle.”

 

REFERENCES

On My Mind; White House Rap By A. M. ROSENTHAL

Published: November 22, 1991

PAN AM 103: TERRORISM WHITEWASH?

James Baker

According to an investigative journalist, the Bush administration knew the role of the PFLP-GC in the bombing of Pan Am 103. In mid 1989, Secretary of State James Baker visited with Syrian Foreign Intelligence Minister Farouk al-Sharaa.

Baker asked:

“What are you doing about the … group?”

“What are you talking about,” asked al-Sharaa? “Jibril,” answered Baker. “We know they are responsible for Lockerbie. What are you doing about them?”

“How do you know that?”

“We have the evidence,” Baker replied. “And the evidence is irrefutable.”

 

 

 

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The Lockerbie Secret Doc: Khreesat and the Swiss

“Marwan Khreesat is still wanted in connection with the bomb on the El Al flight. There can be little doubt that Khreesat is the bomb-maker for the PFLP-GC, that he was brought to West Germany for that purpose and there is a possibility that he prepared the IED which destroyed PA 103. As such he should not be at liberty but should be closely questioned regarding his activities with a view to tracking his associates in the attak.”

Supt. Connor Report — June 1989

Culprits

Khreesat – Dalkamoni – Talb – Jibril

Swiss investigative journalist Otto Hostettler has uncovered a very interesting piece of information.

According to his research:

Khreesat Marwan Abdel-Razzaq Mufdi applied on 6.9.1988 at the Swiss Embassy in Amman for a visa to travel to Switzerland.

Despite being a “person of interest” in Switzerland [unexplained Swissair-Crash from 1970 (Würenlingen)] and being wanted in Italy (El Al Flight August 1972), he was indeed granted a 15 days visa from Switzerland on 12.9.1988 .

(Marwan Khreesat had flown to Germany from Damascus on 13 Ocober 1988. Khreesat stopped at Amman, Jordan, to collect his wife. Khreesat is the senior bomb maker of the PFLP-GC.)

We know that the secret doc alledges that MST-13 timers had been provided to the PFLP-GC organization.

Nothing more is known at this point. But this trip – if it indeed occurred — could very well be the source of the story covered in the Secret doc sent from the King of Jordan to John Major in 1996.

A particularly interesting aspect of this visa is the fact that the paperwork at the Federal Police was handled by Inspector Fluckiger.

Does that name ring a bell?

Inspector Fluckiger met with a MEBO employee (Lumpert) on June 22 1989.

On June 6, 2008, Lumpert told me that he gave a MST-13 timer prototype to Swiss Commissioner Peter Fluckiger

According to Lumpert, Fluckiger requested this device and other material at the demand of a “friendly Intelligence Agency.”

Last night, George Thomson wrote the following comment on this blog:

“During a recent investigation in Switzerland our team managed to get our hands on an official government document which confirms that in June 1989 Swiss Police did receive from a MEBO – source documents and materials in relation to MST timers. THE DOCUMENT GOES ON TO CONFIRM THAT THIS MATERIAL WAS THEN HANDED OVER TO THE AMERICANS.”

REMEMBER: This is one full year BEFORE Super FBI Genius Tom Thurman identified the link between PT/35(b) and MEBO. (June 15 1990). Things are looking up!

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Lockerbie and the Secret Doc: Why the PII Certificate?

“Policy is like a play in many acts which unfolds inevitably once the curtain is raised. To declare then that the performance will not take place is an absurdity. The play will go on, either by means of the actors . . . or by means of the spectators who mount the stage. . . . Intelligent people never consider this the essence of the problem, however. For them it lies in the decision whether the curtain is to be raised at all.”

Prince Klemens von Metternich

When we first heard of the “Secret Doc”, very little was known about it.

“A legal battle to release a secret intelligence report which could free the Libyan man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing is to continue after judges ruled the foreign secretary had the right to suppress the document.”

“The ruling from the Lord Justice General, Lord Hamilton, dashes the hopes of Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi that he would be quickly released.”

“It emerged last year that two secret papers had been given to the UK by a foreign government in September 1996, four years before al-Megrahi’s trial began, but had never been disclosed to his defence team even though Scottish police and prosecutors had seen them.” The Guardian 7 March 2008

We now know that the secret doc originated from Jordan and was sent to John Major in 1996.

The SCCRC concluded that if that document – which we believe  deals with the MEBO timer (PT35b) and the PFLP-GC of Ahmed Jibril – had been made available to the defence of Megrahi, the judges could not have reached some of the conclusions that were necessary to convict Megrahi.

MacAskill explains that (A) he has not seen the document and (B) that the PII was justified because it could steer troubles.

MacAskill writes (P200):

“The British Government, however,  was entirely intransigent. Later information was to show that there were more contemporary events that were driving their desire for secrecy, but at the time it was one of those situations whereby those in the loop knew but could not say and others had suspicions but did not know.”

QUESTION

Which “more contemporary events” is MacAskill possibly talking about? What legal reason (Or excuse?) did the British Government invoke to prevent the document from being used?

GOSINT (GOSSIP INTELLIGENCE)

A well-informed source — who would speak only on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the topic — suggested the following explanation. (As Con Coughlin would say…)

In late 2007, the GID arrested a Jordanian doctor — Humam Khalil Abu Mulal al Balawi —  known for his connection to al Qaeda. Then, in the following months, they re-educated him and turned him into a GID/CIA asset. Well, at least that is what they thought. In theory, this Jordanian asset was going to lead the CIA to Ayman al-Zawahri, the Egyptian doctor who was Al Qaeda’s second in command and possibly Ben Laden himself.

On December 30 2009, al Balawi blew himself up and killed 7 CIA officers   at the C.I.A.’s Forward Operating Base Chapman in the southeastern province of Khost. He also killed Jordanian intelligence officer, Capt. Sharif Ali bin Zeid who was a cousin of the King.

ZEID

King Abdullah II, Queen Rania, and Crown Prince Hussein attended GID Captain Sharif Ali bin Zeid’s funeral.

Here is an analysis from the New York Times:

The attack was also embarrassing for Jordan’s government, which did not want the depths of its cooperation with the C.I.A. revealed to its own citizens or other Arabs in the region.

The United States, and the C.I.A. in particular, are deeply unpopular in Jordan, where at least half the population is of Palestinian origin and where Washington’s support for Israel is roundly condemned.

King Abdullah II and his government, while working closely with Washington in counterterrorism operations and providing strategic support for operations in Iraq, try to keep that work secret.

In Jordan, official media reported that Zeid was killed on a “humanitarian mission” in Afghanistan. There was no mention of the CIA cooperation

And Thus…

The curtain could not be raised for the play would have unfolded inevitably and revealed an incovenient truth. Instead, a “noble lie” would do… At least, some people thougt so.

PS:

“In his last statement issued by the Al Qaeda’s media wing As-Sahab, al Balawi revealed that Jordanian intelligence was co-operating with the CIA to kill or capture senior Al-Qaeda and other militant group leaders. He further claimed that the Jordanian Intelligence Directorate assisted the CIA in killing Imad Mughniyah, a senior Hizbullah militant killed in Lebanon.” [Wikipedia] Imad Mughniyah was killed on 12 February 2008.

REFERENCES

Klemens von Metternich, Aus Metternich’s Nachgelassenen Papieren (1880), vol. 8, p. 190, as quoted by Henry Kissinger, A World Restored (1957), chapter 4, p. 41.

Judges back Lockerbie evidence suppression

LOCKERBIE SECRET DOC – What Do We Know?

The Secret doc, Jordan and the General Intelligence Directorate

Attacker in Afghanistan Was a Double Agent

L’agent double qui a berné la CIA LeMonde

Coughlin has written numerous articles about the alleged Iranian military program such as “Meanwhile, Iran Gets On With Its Bomb,” “Israeli Crisis Is a Smoke Screen for Iran’s Nuclear Ambitions,” “Iran Accused of Hiding Secret Nuclear Weapons Site,” “Iran Has Missiles to Carry Nuclear Warheads,” “UN Officials Find Evidence of Secret Uranium Enrichment Plant,” “Iran Plant Has Restarted Its Nuclear Bomb-Making Equipment,” and “Iran Could Go Nuclear Within Three Years.” Not a single one of these articles quotes a named source. See How MI6 uses the media to deceive the world

 

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The Connor Report

Let us go back to early 1989.

Culprits

Did they make the Connor’s list?

“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…

REFERENCE

Lockerbie bombing: are these the men who really brought down Pan Am 103?

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