Introduction to Bombing of Pan Am Flight 103

The Libyan government announced on May 20, 2012, the death of the so-called Lockerbie bomber, Abdelbeset Ali Mohmed al Megrahi. He was 60 and died from prostate cancer. Unknown to most uninformed Americansdumbed down by the mainstream mediathey were deceived by key people in the federal government, with an endless list of enablers, into believing Megrahi was actually guilty in that catastrophic event. The facts show he was innocent.

Complicity of NTSB Board Members in Deception

When a U.S. airliner crashes in another nation, the investigation is led by the nation in which the crash occurred. The NTSB assists, and sometimes is in control due to their greater expertise) as a representative of the U.S., the nation of manufacturer of the aircraft, and the nation of the aircraft operator. The nation in which the crash occurred may  also delegate the remaining investigation and preparation of the final report to the NTSB. This is in accordance with ICAO Annex 13. This would have been the normal procedure with the downing of Pan Am Flight 103—making the NTSB fully aware of the corrupt actions taken by personnel of the U.S.  Department of Justice, covering up for the actual perpetrators and shifting blame to innocent parties.

The politics of the political board members of the NTSB was repeatedly seen by FAA airline safety inspector during his time with the FAA. Among the airline disasters in which they covered up was the United Airlines fraud-related crash at Salt Lake City,  and one at Portland, Oregon in the 1960s, among others; the 1978 crash of a PSA airliner into San Diego, which was the subject of a federal lawsuit filed by Captain Rodney Stich; the American Airlines Flight 587 that was downed during initial departure from New York City on November 12, 2001, among others. Details in the book, History of Aviation Disasters: 1959 to 9/11s, by Stich.

Key Lockerbie Issues in a Nutshell—Censured in U.S.!!

Highlights on a broad series of corrupt acts involving U.S. personnel and the extension of that culture into a series of highly deadly catastrophic events affecting the United States and its peoplewith no end in sight. The following is a brief highlight of the series of events that constitutes the culture in the United States today and in the future:

Department of Defense Document
Identifying the Actual Perpetrators

Segments in a Department of Defense documentmarked secretidentified 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 103directly 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 knowledgeor directionof 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!

Critical Evidence Withheld From American Public


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.


Petition to Open an International Investigation for the Truth

Suggest signing the petition to force an investigation into the Lockerbie bombing, by Dr Swire, the father of a British victim in the Lockerbie disaster.

If that fails to force Scotland to conduct a meaningful investigation, an investigation by an independent group, and possibly the United Nations, will be necessary due to the resistance by Scottish officials to have the world discover the role of key Scottish officials in this sordid matter that led to even worse disasters.

Sampling of Evidence Contradicting U.S. Charges

Massive amounts of evidence are available to those who will make the effort, and include the links shown at this site, including for instance the following:

United Nations Reports Showing Massive  Errors in The
Lockerbie Investigation and Prosecution

The following are some of his reports, which also refers to evidence from other sources, including witnesses that were paid to give perjured testimony, a witness that provided a timer that was then planted by FBI or CIA agents, and much more.

Probably never in any judicial proceeding, or terrorist trial, has there been such a great amount of blatant corruptionand evidence showing the corruptionengineered by the United States through corrupt personnel in the U.S. Department of justice, with the knowledge of presidents, members of Congress, and media people

Lockerbie Observer Mission of Dr. Hans Koechler.  Home page of United Nations concerning the Lockerbie trial. 

Statement by United Nations international observer on the conduct of the trial, Feb 3,2001. United Nations February 3, 2001 report on trial irregularities.  UN Observer's appeal report, March 26, 2002.

Report by UN international observer, March 26, 2002, revealing a literal conspiracy by Scottish judges and prosecutors, and U.S. Department of Justice personnel.

Note concerning the status of Prof. Hans Koechler as international observer at the Lockerbie trial. June 2, 2002. UN report on trial irregularities. August 23, 2003. United Nations blast FBI forensic credibility. October 14, 2005.

UN statement to European media, October 14, 2005 on massive fraud during Lockerbie investigation, prosecution, and trial before both levels of Scottish courts. June 29, 2007. Prof. Koechler's statement and criticism about SCRRC long delay in referring appeal to the high courts, and withholding information.


Statement by the United Nations international observer to the Lockerbie trial, and his reference to serious misconduct, including reference to the political and intelligence segment of the United States. June 29, 2007, relating to the upcoming second appeal. (Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission to the High Court of Justiciary.) UN Observer's statement on sworn affidavit by Lumpert, the former employee of Mebo Corporation, that unlawfully took a timer fragment and sold it to an FBI agent, which was then planted as newly discovered evidence, and who then provided perjured testimony during the trial. Statement by UN observer about evidence of perjury relating to timer fragment allegedly found by FBI agents. February 25, 2008, and any chance of honesty by the appeal judges was not possible. UN report on British judicial block. June 23, 2008. UN report on overwhelming obstruction of justice. August 10, 2009. UN statement on release of al Megrahi--the U.S.-branded murderer of 270 people. August 21, 2009.

Sampling of the many media sources providing information on this matter that mainstream U.S. media withholds from the American public.

Hundreds of articles in the British and Scottish mediawhile U.S. media had a tight censor on the information.


Check another file on related evidence.


Planted Bogus "Evidence" Provided by FBI-DOJ Personnel
For Charging Libya and two Libyans with 270 Murders

Much of this information has been accumulated, and combined with other insider information, in books written by former federal agent Rodney Stich, that combines the Lockerbie frauds with other frauds:


Continuing Deadly Blowback from the
Corrupt Culture Within the FBI-DOJ

As could be expected, there were a continuing series of blowback or ripple effects from the scheme carried out by FBI and other Department of Justice personnel orchestrated by the U.S. Attorney General. Details follow:

Requirement to Continue the Hoax to Prevent Exposing
Massive Corruption in Key U.S. Government Positions

Further Proof that the Humanitarian Release was a Hoax

Continuing Enablers of Massive Corruption
Of U.S. Government Leaders

In 2010, former federal agent and activist against corruption in government, Rodney Stich, sent letters with details and evidence sources to dozens of people and groups. Except for a small group in Great Britain, they all covered up. In doing so, they shown contempt for the victims and aided and abetted the crimes of key people in the government of the United States—plus their shills in Scotland.

 Al Jazeera Support

Years after Stich provided the information about the the actual people responsible for placing the bomb on Pan Am Flight 103, the Al-Jazeera America channel in March 2014 broadcast similar information.  The following came from the Al-Jazeera America channel:

From Lockerbie to 9/11: Iran is Let Off the Hook

Clare Lopez  —   March 16, 2014
Al-Jazeera America channel presented compelling new evidence that Iran and the Syrian-based Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Counsel (PFLP-GC) directed and carried out the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 that crashed into Lockerbie, Scotland on 23 December 1988. “Lockerbie: What Really Happened?” presented formerly classified documents and never-before revealed accounts from two of the investigators in the case—American attorney Jessica De Grazia and her Scottish colleague, George Thompson—both of whom were part of the defense team for Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, the Libyan security official eventually convicted of planting the bomb.

Aware that Al-Jazeera America has its own agenda and that this story may just fit rather neatly into it this time, the evidence presented by credible sources nevertheless makes this documentary worth serious consideration. Other, especially U.S., media have tended rather consistently to pass over evidence of the Iranian regime’s long record of support for terrorism (both Shi’ite and Sunni), even when that support has involved American citizen deaths, as in the two cases presented here. This Al-Jazeera documentary diverges from that typical media coverage of Iran and so earns our attention.

In the documentary, De Grazia and Thompson discuss classified U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) cables they obtained and shared with Al-Jazeera, but never had the chance to present in court. Specifically, they document a March 1988 meeting in Malta among representatives of Hizballah, Iran, Libya, PFLP-GC, and Syria. According to a protected source who attended the gathering, this apparently disparate group found common cause in hatred for Israel and the U.S., and met to discuss general cooperation in targeting Americans and Israelis. The Iranians were willing to direct terror operations, but wanted both the fig leaf of deniability that proxies could provide as well as the demonstrated explosives expertise for which both Hizballah and PFLP-GC were known. Syria long has allowed PFLP-GC to keep its headquarters in Damascus.

The collaborative arrangement that began with that meeting in Malta received its first operational assignment shortly after the USS Vincennes mistakenly shot down an Iranian civilian airliner in the Persian Gulf on 3 July 1988, with the loss of all 290 on board. Although the U.S. insisted the tragedy was due to misidentification of the Iranian plane and ultimately paid more than $100 million in compensation, a high-level Iranian defector reported that the Iranian regime nevertheless decided to seek revenge in kind, and quickly, by shooting down a similar U.S. civilian aircraft with a like number of passengers on board.

Abolghassem Mesbahi ran operations for the Iranian Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) in Europe before he defected to Germany in the early 1990s. His testimony about Lockerbie is especially credible because he also has testified in other cases involving Iranian complicity in terror attacks, including the Paris assassination of former Iranian Prime Minister Shapour Bakhtiar in 1991, the 1992 Mykonos Cafe assassination of Kurdish leaders in Berlin, and the 1994 bombing of the Jewish cultural center in Buenos Aires. Mesbahi was one of three Iranian defector witnesses in the Havlish, et al. v. bin Laden, et al. legal case, in which Judge George Daniels of the Southern District of New York Federal District Court ruled in December 2011 that Iran and Hizballah “materially and directly supported al Qaeda in the September 11, 2001 attacks and are legally responsible for damages to hundreds of family members of 9/11 victims who are plaintiffs in the case.” (The author was an expert witness for the Havlish legal team and co-authored one of the affidavits, which is cited herein.)

Mesbahi’s original 1996-97 Lockerbie testimony (as well as his more recent contribution to this newer documentary) is further bolstered by striking parallels in his later recorded testimony in the Havlish case. As described to the Havlish legal team, the Iranian regime’s efforts to galvanize pan-Islamic unity to attack U.S. and Israeli interests did not begin with the 1988 meeting in Malta, but rather a couple of years earlier, in the mid-1980s, during the depths of the Iran-Iraq war. It was then that the plan known among Iranian intelligence circles as “Shaitan Dar Atash” (“Satan in the Flames” or “Satan in Hell,” meaning America, known as the “Great Satan,” in the flames). Because it was acknowledged that Iran lacked the military power to confront the U.S. directly, the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) and MOIS were tasked with devising asymmetric means to destroy America. According to Mesbahi, the IRGC and MOIS discussed ways of attacking the U.S. critical infrastructure (electric, fuel, water distribution, etc.) and using civilian aircraft as “bombs inside U.S. cities” such as New York and Washington, D.C. The ultimate intent was to bring down the U.S. economy.

Efforts to unify the Islamic world across Shi’ite-Sunni sectarian lines redoubled after Iran’s revolutionary leader, the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, died in 1989. In the early 1990s, when Usama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri were living under the protection of Sudan’s pan-Islamic Muslim Brotherhood leadership, President Omar al-Bashir and Hassan al-Turabi, his sometime political ally, organized a gathering of jihadist forces from across the Islamic world. The various Palestinian factions, including the PFLP-GC, plus Hizballah and the Iranian leadership all attended. It was in Khartoum that then-Iranian president Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani offered bin Laden the explosive expertise of Imad Mughniyeh, his top Hizballah terror operative. That is the partnership, which endures to this day, that led eventually to the attacks of September 11, 2001.

In the wake of the July 1988 shoot-down of Iran Air flight 655, Iranian planners turned to PFLP-GC operatives who had made a name for themselves with several prior airliner attacks. According to De Grazia and Thompson, the DIA documents identify four PFLP-GC members who were involved in the Lockerbie plot: Ahmed Jibril, the PFLP-GC leader who possibly masterminded the attack; Hafez Dalkomoni, who led the German-based PFLP-GC cell suspected of involvement; Marwan Khreesat, a Jordanian master bomb-maker who may have made the bomb used on Pan Am Flight 103; and Abu Talb, the Egyptian-born leader of PFLP-GC’s Swedish cell, who is suspected of having couriered the Lockerbie bomb. German security forces were monitoring the Dalkomoni cell and arrested both him and Khreesat in October 1988, but a bomb found in Dalkomoni’s car was an exact match for the one that later brought down the Pan Am airplane. Both bombs were covered in Toblerone chocolate candy wrappers and concealed inside a Toshiba cassette player. Other bombs were discovered in Dalkomoni’s apartment, but the Germans recovered only a total of four out of five of the bombs they knew existed. The fifth exploded over Lockerbie, Scotland on December 23rd.

By the following summer of 1989, the British and Scottish investigators were ready to issue arrest warrants for fifteen PFLP-GC members they had identified as connected with the attack. According to investigators De Grazia and Thompson, the case was for all intents and purposes solved; all involved with it (including American, British, German, and Scottish intelligence and security representatives) were in agreement that the PFLP-GC had carried out the attack on orders from the Iranian regime.

And then, sometime in mid-1989, according to former CIA operative Robert Baer, President George H.W. Bush made a phone call to British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and asked her to back off the case against PFLP-GC. In the Al-Jazeera America film, Baer claims that the U.S. government made an executive decision that the role played by the PFLP-GC (and by extension, its sponsors in Damascus and Tehran) would be quietly submerged and instead, the Libyans would be made the sole scapegoats. After that, the Lockerbie prosecution went after Megrahi and the Libyans, eventually convicting Megrahi, who spent eight years in a Scottish prison before being released on humanitarian grounds, dying in 2012 of cancer.

It is difficult to know why U.S. leadership decided to protect the PFLP-GC and Iranian regime, when all the investigative work had been done and all the evidence pointed strongly at their responsibility for the Lockerbie bombing. Gathering tensions with Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein over his Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) programs and the perceived need for Syrian support and, at a minimum, a pledge of non-interference from Iran may have been part of it. In the final analysis, though, Iran still has not been held to account: not for the murder of 270 people, mostly Americans headed home for Christmas, over Lockerbie, Scotland, and not for the nearly 3,000 killed on 11 September 2001. It is time that Iran is brought to account for its crimes against humanity.

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