Lockerbie

Propaganda masks the real reason for release of Al Megrahi

http://www.911oz.com/weblogid/378

For a month we have been bombarded with propaganda from the BBC about an alleged cover-up by the British government of a secret deal to release convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi. Claims have been made that "Libya oil deals" were a factor, and pompous statements made that "releasing a convicted terrorist to enhance trade deals cannot be justified".

Lockerbie disaster

This media circus has been consistently ignoring an elephant in the middle of the room. Megrahi's lawyers were in the final stages of launching an appeal against his conviction:

Vital Lockerbie evidence 'was tampered with'

That's one of the headlines in today's Observer. The article starts:

"The key piece of material evidence used by prosecutors to implicate Libya in the Lockerbie bombing has emerged as a probable fake. Nearly two decades after Pan Am flight 103 exploded over Scotland on 21 December, 1988, allegations of international political intrigue and shoddy investigative work are being levelled at the British government, the FBI and the Scottish police as one of the crucial witnesses, Swiss engineer Ulrich Lumpert, has apparently confessed that he lied about the origins of a crucial 'timer' - evidence that helped tie the man convicted of the bombing to the crime."
http://observer.guardian.co.uk/world/story/0,,2160655,00.html

I liked the last paragraph too:
"Few people apart from conspiracy theorists and investigative journalists working on the case were prepared to believe Bollier until the end of last month, when Lumpert, one of his former employees, walked into a Zurich police station and asked to swear an affidavit before a notary."

Those krazy konspiracy theorists were right after all!