Thursday, December 20, 2007

LOCKERBIE DEAL


The Libyan al-Megrahi was accused of carrying out the 1988 Lockerbie Bombing (PanAm 103).

His appeal will be heard in a Scottish court in 2008.

At the end of the appeal, Megrahi is almost certain to be declared innocent, and there will be a lot of evidence suggesting corruption by top people.

Reportedly the CIA faked the evidence in the Lockerbie case, to cover up drug smuggling by elements of the CIA. (aangirfan: Lockerbie, Drugs and the CIA / aangirfan: The CIA and the Lockerbie Bomb )

The London government would prefer that Megrahi is returned to Libya before any appeal can hear damaging evidence of corruption.

The Scottish government would prefer to see justice done.

According to The Scotsman, 20 December 2007, (Libya deal on eve of Lockerbie anniversary):

The London government has agreed a deal with Libya whereby Megrahi may be returned to Libya.

Reportedly a letter was sent by Jack Straw, the UK Justice Secretary, to Libya on 19 December 2007, outlining the agreement.

Contrary to previous promises by the London government, the deal will include Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi, the Libyan convicted of the Lockerbie bombing.

Scottish government ministers are supposed to have a veto over whether Megrahi can go back to Libya.

Alex Salmond, the Scottish First Minister, 'last night disputed the claim that ministers would have the final say.'

Government sources in London reportedly said: "Jack Straw will be signing the prisoner transfer agreement with Libya tonight. Megrahi will not be listed in the treaty as somebody who is specifically excluded. The Libyans would not agree to that. But as Kenny MacAskill (Scottish Justice Minister) discussed with Jack, there is a safeguard in that Scottish ministers will have to decide in each transfer case from a Scottish prison. If an application was made to transfer Megrahi, Scottish ministers could say no."

In the summer of 2007, Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond accused Tony Blair of stitching up a deal during a visit to Libya with Gaddafi.

Alex Salmond accused Blair of going back on a pledge to get Megrahi excluded from any transfer agreement.

Alex Salmond said on 19 December 2007,"The timing of this agreement is both insensitive and inappropriate. The case of Mr Megrahi is now before the Appeal Court, and we are approaching the 19th anniversary of the atrocity. The Scottish Government is deeply disappointed that the Lord Chancellor has failed to secure the exclusion of anyone connected to the Lockerbie bombing from the Prisoner Transfer Agreement. This does underline that the previous Prime Minister's administration was less than candid when they claimed the transfer agreement actually excluded Mr Megrahi."

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"One of the key pieces of evidence in the case against Libya — a fragment from a printed circuit board of a timer fuse — was planted by CIA employees, according to the testimony of a Scottish policeman. And engineer Ulrich Lumpert, from the Swiss firm Mebo that produced timers ordered by the Libyan army, recently admitted that he secretly provided a counterfeit board at the request of American intelligence. " - Spookypedia: SlimVirgin / Linda Mack and MI5

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