Pan Am Flight 103 was destroyed by a bomb that detonated in the baggage compartment as the plane made its climb out from London passing over Lockerbie, Scotland en route to New York. A total of 270 people died including 11 residents of the Scottish town. According to investigators, the bomb was built into a Toshiba radio cassette player and packed in a brown hard-case Samsonite suitcase that was being unlawfully shipped as unaccompanied baggage. This would later prove to be questionable or planted evidence.
Unraveling this case has been very difficult due to the shadowy players involved who might have had terrorist motives. Libyan Dictator Col. Gadafy may have been trying to avenge a US air strike against him in 1986. Iran may have been seeking to avenge the shoot-down of Iran-Air Flight 655 by the US cruiser Vincennes in July of 1988. Our own CIA was also deeply involved in drug operations in the Middle East (drug operations are one of the CIA’s main sources of income for black operations in order to avoid budgetary explanations to Congress) as well as trading weapons with Syrian, Palestinian, Libyan, and German terrorists to assist in getting hostages released–something the US claims they never do.
The CIA’s involvement in this tragedy is particularly prominent. They had regular dealings with all the terrorist nations and groups now suspected of the bombing–including Libya. In the Iran-Contra affair the CIA supplied Syrian and Palestinian terrorists with arms in exchange for drugs. Similarly, while still claiming that Libya was a terrorist nation, the CIA regularly supplied Gadafy with weapons and explosives. When one of its “cut-outs” (an agent being paid through a secret third-party) was arrested for shipping explosives to Libya, the CIA used the standard procedure of simply denying he ever worked for them. I believe the quid-pro-quo with Libya was that Gadafy agreed to keep his terrorists in check. The US government wants America reserved for domestic terrorism so it can portray the right-wing elements as radical enemies.
Robert Mueller was appointed as chief investigator of the 1988 bombing of Pan Am 103 in Scotland. The account Mueller produced was a flimsy story that accused a Libyan named Megrahi of coordinating placement of a suitcase bomb that allegedly traveled unaccompanied through several airports to find its way to the doomed flight. Despite Mueller’s persistent defense of this unbelievable tale, Megrahi was released from prison in 2009 and died three years later in Libya.
With the Pan Am 103 case, Mueller was covering up facts related to some of the of victims of the bombing—a group of U.S. intelligence specialists led by Major Charles McKee of the Defense Intelligence Agency. McKee had gone to Beirut to find and rescue hostages and, while there, learned about CIA involvement in a drug smuggling operation run through an agency project called COREA. As TIME magazine reported, the likely explanation for the bombing, supported by independent intelligence experts, was that U.S. operatives “targeted Flight 103 in order to kill the hostage-rescue team.” This would prevent disclosure of what McKee’s team had learned. That theory was also supported by the fact that the CIA showed up immediately at the scene of the crash, took McKee’s briefcase, and returned it empty. Mueller’s diversions led to his leadership of the Criminal Division at the U.S. Department of Justice, putting him in charge of investigations regarding BCCI.
Just as the CIA can easily have one of their own agents arrested (when the agent gets queasy about all the illegal activities) simply by tipping off the authorities to an illegal act the CIA assigns an agent to do, they can easily frame any number of cooperating terrorist/drug dealers for acts the CIA itself pays them to perform. When the CIA has multiple operations going on and is regularly transporting drugs and weapons via civilian airliners, it is easy to finger any number of their partners involved in these transports to take the blame for the CIA’s own purposeful sabotage. This appears to be what they did in the attempt to prosecute the two Libyans Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi and Lamen Khalifa Fhimah. These two men have a long history of involvement in black operations, and were most likely involved in some type of drug transshipment known to the CIA. So it was a simple matter to write them into the script of Pan Am 103 and say they shipped a bomb rather than drugs.
HERE IS THE OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT SCENARIO:
Within days of the 1988 shootdown of Iran-Air 655 in the Persian Gulf, the fundamentalist regime in Tehran gave orders to its surrogates in Syria–led by the renowned terrorist Ahmed Jibril of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP)–to plan an attack on a US airliner. Jibril’s chief bomb-maker, Marwan Khrecat traveled to Germany and built five bombs into Toshiba portable cassette-radios designed to detonate at altitude, Jibril’s preferred method of operations (MO). However, in October Khrecat was arrested by German security police who had been tracking his movements. Conveniently for this version, the police reportedly confiscated one of Khrecat’s Toshiba radio bombs. Supposedly this is how the CIA is certain the Pan Am bomb was in a Toshiba radio. The CIA claims that Jibril then went to Col. Gadafy in the fall for help to carry out the plot–which is hardly plausible since Jibril still reportedly had other bombs made by Khrecat and other terrorist assets available to him in Europe. It is then claimed that Gadafy tasked two Libyan agents working undercover for Libyan Arab Air in Malta to assemble another Toshiba radio bomb (activated by time delay) and tag it as unaccompanied baggage to Frankfurt with a final destination of New York. One of the Libyans supposedly left a diary behind to be discovered where he mentioned his intent to tag the luggage (highly unlikely for a trained terrorist who had the expertise to build a sophisticated bomb). At Frankfurt it is alleged that Jibril’s agents were able to smuggle the suitcase past Pan Am security, still unaccompanied, on the first leg of Pan AM Flight 103 to Heathrow (London) where it continued on to New York.
This was the official version in 1991, but it was full of holes. Since it was against regulations for such unaccompanied baggage to be allowed on Pan Am, the probability of the suitcase getting through two separate security checks was slim. Obviously they couldn’t have used an altitude triggering device so it is presumed that they used a timer. Conveniently the CIA claims to know the type and manufacturer of the timer by a fragment of a circuit board found a year after the crash in the pocket of a piece of clothing (if you can believe that). The CIA was making furtive contacts with this same Swiss timer company 8 days after the crash, so the claim tying this Swiss timer to forensic evidence found a year later is suspicious. Of course, the Swiss company sold several to the Libyans, but they also sold hundreds to others as well which have turned up in terrorist arsenals. The whole timer theory is suspect because of the difficulty in estimating where the suitcase was going to be when it went off.
Enter version #2:
Now the CIA claims that the Libyans still planned the attack and built the bomb but got Jibril to induce a Lebanese-American named Khalid Jafaar to check the suitcase onboard, telling him it was a heroin shipment. The young Jafaar was part of a major Syrian drug dynasty operating out of the Bekaa valley and was accustomed to such assignments. In Jafaar’s mind, getting the heroin into the US was no problem since the CIA had Mafia contacts throughout the Kennedy Airport system that could divert the baggage around customs inspectors. Jafaar, according to Lester Coleman, ex-CIA/DEA whistleblower and author of “Trail of the Octopus,” was also working for the CIA. While stationed in the DEA Cypress office, he had seen Jafaar there, so he knew he was a CIA asset. When Coleman challenged the official version in his book, he found himself under indictment for a passport violation (using an alias assigned him by the CIA) and had to flee the country. Under government persuasion, no US publisher would touch the book.
The official CIA response to Coleman’s charges and its normal cover for its secret drug operations was the term, “controlled delivery.” Ostensibly, in order to catch all the participants in a giant drug ring, the CIA allows a “few” drug shipments on board civilian airlines in order to trace how it gets into the US. However, Coleman and others in the DEA couldn’t help but notice that a much greater quantity was being allowed to go through than would be necessary for a sting operation. In addition many military pilots and ground operations personnel have discovered large quantities of drugs moving even on military cargo aircraft–which certainly couldn’t have qualified as “controlled delivery” or a sting operation.
In any case, one German baggage handler claims the CIA told them to let it through without checking. The CIA has admitted to this specific practice before, but claim they didn’t have any such operations in December of 1988 (plausible deniability at work). This is false. There is other testimony that on 21 December the CIA sent two brown “Samsonite” suitcases from Berlin via Frankfurt to Seattle in a drug operation called “Korea.” One of these suitcases was subsequently discovered in Lockerbie, the other one did arrive in Seattle on a different flight. Is it only coincidence that the CIA uses the same kind of brown “Samsonite” suitcases that terrorist bombers use?
Even more ominous are the stories coming from Scottish police and investigators claiming they were prohibited from going through the wreckage in Lockerbie for two days while CIA and FBI plainclothes agents feverishly searched through and hauled off numerous pieces of baggage. They were then threatened if they revealed anything about the US interference. So, some big questions remain: what was the CIA trying to recover that was so sensitive? and did the CIA know it was heroin or a bomb when it gave instructions to let the suitcase pass in Frankfurt? Heroin was also found among the wreckage, so obviously both drugs and a bomb were on the plane.
DID THE US GOVERNMENT KNOW THE PLANE WAS DOOMED?
As in the OKC bombing case, there is evidence here that certain government personnel were warned in advance to cancel reservations on Pan Am 103. At least two warnings about a bomb on a US airliner came through the FAA and various agencies in Germany. Here is a partial list of US and South African officials who suddenly backed out of flight 103 to New York: Steve Green, assistant administrator, office of intelligence DEA; Oliver Revell, son of Buck Revell, FBI-head investigation for the Lockerbie case; John McCarty, US ambassador to Cyprus; Pik Botha, the former South African foreign minister (who sold out SA to the globalists); and Botha’s entire delegation of 22 persons, including General Mallon, Defense Minister, and General Van Tonda, head of the South African Secret Service (BOSS).
Enter scenario #3 (Silence the Whistleblowers):
Strangely, one group of the CIA’s own, a Middle East team who had knowledge of CIA illegal drug and weapons operations, was not warned. CIA agents Charles McKee, Matthew Kevin Gannon, Daniel Emmet O’Connor and Ronald Albert Lariviere died in the explosion of Fight PA-103. At least one source from within the government has claimed that McKee and his team had complained about CIA weapons shipments to Syrian terrorists as well as about the large quantities of drugs the CIA was facilitating for shipment to the US. Higher-ups in the CIA had allegedly tried to stonewall their demands for answers (as has been the case in several other documented cases involving drug operations in the military and the DEA). In frustration they were flying home on their own accord, against orders, to present evidence to Congress. It is my opinion that the CIA likely considered them a substantial threat, and chose to eliminate them before they could reach the US.
If true, this is a story that will never see the light of day in the mainstream press. Due to space considerations in this brief I have left out myriad details relative to the so-called forensic evidence against the two Libyan patsies. There are books full of troubling data on this issue, pointing out the CIA’s fantastic claims (e.g. clothing inside the bomb suitcase miraculously surviving the blast so that it can be traced to a single shop in Malta). The conclusions I have drawn are my own. It’s relatively easy to come to other conclusions due to the CIA’s entanglement in drugs and all the main suspects, including terrorists. But I have learned over long experience that the story the government tries to suppress the most is usually closer to the truth. Other bits and pieces will undoubtedly leak out from time to time, but my basic suspicion that the CIA was silencing a group of its own whistleblowers probably won’t change. Of one thing I am certain. The dark side of the US government is so deeply involved in illicit activities and is so intent on keeping them secret that they will stoop to almost any means to suppress the truth.
President George Bush (Sr.) needed Syria’s cooperation in the planned attack on Iraq, known as the Gulf War. If the Syrian-based terrorist group was charged, Syria’s cooperation would be blocked. Since Libya had been a favorite target of President Reagan since Libya objected to U.S. Navy maneuvers in Libya’s territorial waters, it was decided to build a case against Libya, and ignore the overwhelming evidence involving Iran and the Syrian terrorist group.
LOCKERBIE CLOSURE OR COVER-UP?
The Scottish court did the bidding of the US and found one of the two Libyan agents guilty in the bombing attack that brought down PanAm Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. Like all other cover-ups involving dark-side CIA crimes, guilt was diverted away from the real culprits and transferred to a token patsy. The court refused to hear any of the evidence of CIA involvement with drug shipments and terrorists in the Middle East, or how commercial airliners, in knowing collusion with the CIA were used for transshipment of dangerous materials and illegal drugs. Nor did the court allow attorneys to question US government officials about why CIA agents took complete control of the crash site on the first day and removed numerous articles of baggage and whisked them out of the country before Scottish police were allowed to investigate. The US was, in my opinion, trying to cover up their purposeful sabotage of this civilian flight, which happened to be carrying an entire CIA team coming home from the Middle East, in direct rebellion against CIA orders, with the intent to testify to Congress about secret US government involvement in drug and arms trafficking with terrorist organizations. Review my Sept. 8, 2000 brief for more details on this issue.
http://www.defraudingamerica.com/lockerbie_index.html (Excellent site with much more information on PanAm 103)
Following the downing of Pan Am Flight 103, Department of Justice personnel:
- Placed bogus evidence, a thumb-size timer, miles from the crash scene, months after the disasters, in a scheme to blame Libya for the bombing. (The timer fragment was obtained from a former employee of the manufacturer.)
- Bribed several witnesses to give perjured testimony.
- Threatened other witnesses to withhold testimony revealing the DOJ tactics.
- Protected the actual terrorists responsible for the bombing, for political reasons.
- Falsely charged two innocent Libyans for the bombing.
- Created conditions conducive for more terrorist attacks on U.S. airliners.
Evidence of these corrupt acts were in the appeal papers scheduled to be released in November 2009. Allegedly on compassionate grounds, the Libyan charged with the murders was released a month earlier—but only on condition that he withdrew the appeal, thereby preventing this information becoming known.
If the Scottish authorities and the FBI were not covering up for these crimes, they would have insisted upon the information in the appeal papers be released and further investigation made. But the object was to keep the information from becoming known. The matter of the deaths of several hundred people from terrorist attacks was obviously a sufficient reason for making public the evidence that was hidden from public view.
Segments in a Department of Defense document—marked secret—identified Iran and the Syria-based PFLP group as responsible fore the Lockerbie bombing. This information is kept from the American people by U.S. media and members of Congress. The last paragraph in that multi-page document states:
Mohtashemi is closely connected with the Al Abas and Abu Nidal terrorist groups. He is actually a long-time friend of Abu Nidal. He was recently paid 10 million dollars in cash and gold to these two organizations to carry out terrorist activities and was the one who paid the same amount to bomb Pan Am Flight 103 in retaliation for the US shoot-down of the Iranian Airbus. [Underlining added.]
That Department of Defense document clearly stated that Iran and the Syrian-based Abu Nidal group (PFLP) was responsible for the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103—directly opposite of the political statements and those of Department of Justice personnel. Think for a moment of the implication of implications of the American people being lied to in this fashion, protecting the murderers of 270 people, shifting blame upon an innocent Libyan and upon a nation that suffered from U.S. sanctions, involving an endless series of criminal acts directed by FBI-DOJ personnel with the knowledge—or direction—of a president of the United States, and joined by an endless number of groups profiting from the scheme and conspiracy!
Further, the lies, the criminal acts, the scheme, being supported by whole groups of people, some profiting by aiding and abetting one of the biggest hoaxes played on the people of an entire nation. Then, do a little more reading to understand how this deception and culture enabled to occur a series of even worst terrorist attacks and where they led to, including two wars that would not otherwise have occurred. And this is only one of multiple areas in which the sheep-like American public has been defrauded during the last half century!
Despite the gravity of the corruption and high-level personnel involved in this great air disaster, and the catastrophic ripple effects from that corrupt culture, the American public, among the main victims of the blowback effects, were kept uninformed, or deceived. More information and evidence on the Lockerbie crimes are available for those that want the facts.