"Justice Undone"

Comments on the U.S. Senate Report
December 21 2010
last update December 23

I've been not posting much here in recent days, but being the 22nd anniversary of the destruction of Pan Am 103, it's a day to say something. I didn't know what until I just saw this report from MSNBC regarding the long-awaited U.S. Senate report on al-Megrahi's release. This was issued today, to mark the anniversary for maximum effect. Senator Memendez and crew are playing hardball here, with the title also meant to be punchy: Justice Undone: The Release of the Lockerbie Bomber. (report PDF link)

I'll have to read the report before critiquing it (space reserved below for a later update). But the release of Megrahi was not "Jusice undone." Even if you call the verdict "justice," which might be legally true if not really, the legal technicality of his conviction still stands and serves its key purpose for U.S. foreign policy of keeping the real truth legally barred from beiing followed up on.

Justice was undone many years ago, when at an unclear date (sometime in 1989) a decision was made to deny the truth of the attack and pursue strange new clues that started appearing. The injustice of framing a different nation, nd two men within it in particular, was set in stone in November 1991 with indictments against al-Megrahi and "accomplice" Fhimah - charges laced with what we now know are lies (brown suitcase on Malta, explosives at the airport, 1986 report on bombing a plane, at least, all legally dismissed). The final nail in Justice's coffin was hammered in a decade later at Camp Zeist, when the judges accepteed enough of the bogus case to convict one of the two accused.

For now I'll just pass on my comment at the MSNBC article, modified slightly for better effect

"Unrepentant terrorist" is apparently code for someone who maintains his innocence, which is in turn strongly supported, not by the verdict, but by the facts - both the ones before the judges and withheld from them.

Megrahi is an "unrepentant terrorist" not on Malta November 23, the day the clothes in the bomb suitcase were purchased there by man 4 inches taller and 14 years older and of different appearance from himself (so says Tony Gauci's only reliable evidence). Only one questionable scrap of paper, with no corroboration and contradicted by everything else, even suggests there was a bomb on Malta Dec 21, while Megrahi was there under an alias. If one accepts the court's judgment on Megrahi's guilt, why ignore their ruling that he had no legally accepted accomplice, when one was clearly needed? There was a dismissed star witness (Giaka) with a handful of juicy clues found "unreliable," and a back-up star witness (Gauci) whose stories changed in all key regards by trial (since the suspect changed). There are questions over the most crucial physical evidence, at least two multi-million-dollar pay-outs to liars, and a string of bollocks stories from Bollier. And finally, a heap of clues still pointing to an Iranian hand, not a Libyan one, behind the attack and to an English, not Maltese, point of departure for the bomb. (see around the site for details on these underreported facts)

If legal technicalities of conviction or acquittal were all that mattered here, I could see being upset by the early release. But knowing what I do of the actual facts, and that the release only happened after his appeal was safely surrendered, I'm still too mad about other things.

Menendez: ""God forbid there should be another terrorist attack."

Hey, dummy! Megrahi had just gotten in jail when 9/11 happened (ironic side-note - with Libya the first nation, even before this, to target bin Laden and al Qaeda as a dangerous element). Megrahi's accepted guilt stops nothing except the truth about Lockerbie coming out (so far). You of all people are probably aware of that, and hence will never stop your crusade to keep the hex on Libya. Unless...

Mad that a convicted terrorist is free? Then help us revive that appeal and clear his name so an innocent man can die in peace and his family can move out from under that shadow. Sound good?

Review of the report

No, never mind. I'm too busy to read through this piece of crap. I'll let a few others speak on it, via these articles linked on Professor Black's blog The Lockerbie Case.
This Lockerbie bomber nonsense shows US senators have lost the plot
...the cause of the bereaved would have been served better had the senators steered clear of this elaborate conspiracy theory.
'Bonkers' US claim on bomber
[SNP] MSP Stewart Maxwell said: "It is bonkers. It is an absolute work of ill-informed fiction.

"They started off making wild claims about BP lobbying for the release of Megrahi and end up making the most bizarre allegations about the Sainsbury's buyout.

"This report is a piece of politically motivated propaganda that lets down all those who worked long and hard to see justice done in the Lockerbie case."

And "Blogiston's" comment from the second one:
Having now read the report - the subtext is really, ageing imperialist nation on the verge of bankruptcy accuses small friendly nation of corrupt practices and attempts to override its internal judicial process.
Meanwhile, it is impotent to curtail a real and growing threat from emerging east Asian countries with global ambitions who ARE making corrupt deals, refusing to acknowledge human rights, ignoring undemocratic regimes, disregarding environmental issues, on EVERY continent.
American foreign policy (which is governed solely by its own domestic expediency including global commercial interests) does not project overseas to become local domestic policy, anymore - but they ain't assimilating the new data yet, are they?
We should just ignore them now, and move on, because they would hate that - but internal cat-fighting locally will stop that happening, of course.


ebol said...

MISSION LOCKERBIE: google translation, german/english

The contents of the report's Jstice Undone signed by U.S. Senator Robert Menendez, Frank R. Lautenberg, Charles Schumer and Kirstene E. Gillibrand, is a policy of wishful thinking (political bubble) !
The political profession defends its privileges ...

Behind the surprising release of the innocent Mr. Abdelbaset Al Megrahi, did not stand an "Oil Deal" nor a ''Prisoner Transfer Agreement" with Libya, but the FEAR of Scotland's and Great Britain's of the truth, before the result and open secrets of the current Appeals (miscarriage of justice) and the following damages compensation from Libya up to 40 billion US$!

The dropping of the successful promising "Lockerbie appeal" was the central part for the freedom of Mr. Abdelbaset Al Megrahi!

For this legal mission the secretary of Scottish Judiciary, Kenny MacAskill, needed from Mr. Megrahi, the dropping of the successful promising "Lockerbie-Appeal" and a medical certificate for a maximum 3 months life span. The truth is: The "Lockerbie-Affair" (not the PanAm 103 tragedy) was a conspiracy under code (Amsterdam)against Colonel Muammar Gaddafi !
Mr. Megrahi persisted on its innocence and will clear his name. He wants to start a limited criminal investigation over the manipulated circumstantial evidences in relation to the newest defence evidences. Mr. Megrahi cannot be undoubtedly the Lockerbie Bomber !

Some of the Scottish Officials are the true criminals in the "Lockerbie Affair": ex-forensic scientist Dr. Thomas Hayes (RARDE) UK, ex-forensic expert Allen Feraday (RARDE) UK and three known persons of the Scottish police are responsible for manipulating evidence in the Lockerbie Affair and are still protected by the Scottish Justice! (They are not involved in the PanAm 103 bombing, but responsible for the conspiracy against Libya).

The large chance for Mr. Megrahi is coming to be cleared up with a complete investigation in the Lockerbie-Conspiracy against Libya. The honour of Mr. Megrahi and the prestige of Libya must be finally repaired. Libya and its Official Mr. Megrahi have nothing to do with the Lockerbie tragedy!
The Scottish "Lockerbie-Trial" in Kamp van Zeist, was far from fair and proper.
The full U.S. report "Justice Undone," is published on URL:


by Edwin and Mahnaz Bollier, MEBO Ltd., Switzerland. URL: www.lockerbie.ch

ebol said...

MISSION LOCKERBIE: google translation, german/english

The 22nd anniversary of the Lockerbie Tragedy.
With respect to the Families of the Pan Am 103 victims.

For the "Justice Undone"report, signed in December 2010, by U.S. Senators Robert Menendez, Frank R. Lautenberg, Charles Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand, was probably deliberately chosen the wrong target!

It seems obvious, with the enormous effort (58 pages) should be efforts to create a new appeal in the Lockerbie affair distracted and prevented. In this way, the truth is trying to block!

The question for the senators is entitled: Why support not the efforts by the "Megrahi Pedition", the Scottish call on Parliament to arrange for a new investigation into the Lockerbie affair, "and documents of the Scottish Criminal Cases Reappeal Commission (SCCRC) and the document under National Security (PII) to open?

The profession defends its privileges...
The backgrounds of the report should be clear to the initiated. Revealing the truth is that Mr. Abdelbaset and Libya have nothing to do with the Lockerbie tragedy, could the senators politically, morally and financially to a large problem, degenerate with loss of prestige.

In short: If the truth and only the truth, the real goal of the U.S. Senate's is, the senators would have without "ifs and buts", for a new investigation and, opening the SCCRC-Dukumente, the Scottish Parliament to use!
The question whether Mr. Al Megrahi, 20 August, was released in 2009 legally, should therefore be very likely more than just answered...

by Edwin and Mahnaz Bollier, MEBO Ltd.

Caustic Logic said...

As everyone knows, I'm no big fan of Mr. Bollier (ebol, not Ebol), but I don't disagree with what he says here.

I get real sick of hearing people complain that a convicted man shouldn't be free, still doing everything they can to make sure he remains convicted and the public continues to buy it.

Why? Because the actual Lockerbie bomber now lives in Reston VA, working for the schools department? Because it's just too late to turn back now, and has been for nearly two decades?

No, history marches on. It's only too late to turn back gracefully. You guys blew it, and will be exposed along with the all the skeletons that will come tumbling from the closet any time now.

ebol said...

Attn. Gaustic logic: google translation german/english

Mr Adam Larson
I can live with the fact that you are not a fan of mine. I am convinced that the time will come where you have to change not only part way, but 100% of the site by the facts on my side ...
So you know that the real "bomber" of Pan Am 103 near of Hunters Woods Plaza, in a school works. ?...
Could you please also tell us his name ? In return I give you the name from ex agent of M-I6 known as Mr. Mark Allen, who since May 1989 should know for specific reasons that Abdelbaset Al Megrahi and Libya have nothing to do with the PanAm103 bombing. By a very interesting "event", he become Consultant by BP.
Your U.S. Senators, MENENDEZ, LAUTENBERG, SCHUM and GILLBRAND will have no joy when coming through the big facts "Plant Justice Undone, " like a house of cards collapses ...

Edwin Bollier, MEBO Ltd.

Caustic Logic said...

Well, being within a question, it's fair enough, but I should clarify "actual Lockerbie bomber" is not the best term here either. Rather, the man once called Abu Elias, considered by many (like me) to be the most likely single candidate for "Lockerbie bomber," reportedly lives in Virginia and works for the schools dept. under the name Basel Bushnaq. If you missed the (6) very interesting posts here on that, go look now. Especially the first one (where in the world...) and the one on the possible Kubaissi link.

"Sir" Mark Allen, IIRC. He's someone in the know, and has no compunctions working with Libya. He uses his knowledge in secret. I put it out there for everyone to profit from.

The Senators are doing the opposite, inflaming the tissue to block truth flow. Just looking at the comments at that MSNBC article makes my guts sink with the reflexive jingoism and condemnations and calls for missile strikes without the slightest knowledge of the case aside from the noise these senators have been making for the last year.

So far the plan to just bludgeon reality into the shape it keeps trying to lose is working, at least with the US public here. But that won't last forever.