On This Day — Key Lockerbie Witness Admits Perjury (September 15 2007)

“Cretton [Real name : Swiss Inspector Hans Knaus] expressed his concerns (…) The first was that the CIA had planted the chip [PT/35(b)] in the wreckage found at Lockerbie. [Detective Superintendant (SIO) Stuart] Henderson and I told him this thought had also crossed our minds. Neither of us believed the CIA or any government official would do such a thing, but we had discussed the possibility.”

Richard Marquise — the FBI Agent who led the US side of the Lockerbie investigation

“The Lockerbie Affair has taken yet another extraordinary twist. On Friday August 31st 2007, I received from Edwin Bollier, head of the Zurich-based MEBO AG, a copy of a German original of an Affidavit.

The document is dated July 18th 2007 and signed by Ulrich Lumpert who worked as an electronic engineer at MEBO from 1978 to 1994. I have scrutinized the document carefully and concluded that I have no reason to doubt its authenticity or the truthfulness of its content.”

Intel Today — Global Research (September 15 2007)

September 15 2020 — On December 21 1988, N739PA — the Boeing 747 aircraft operating the transatlantic leg of Pan Am Flight 103 — broke up in flight over Scotland. All 243 passengers and 16 crew died as well as 11 residents of Lockerbie. This horrific crime has been called the world’s biggest unsolved murder.

On September 15 2007, I posted my first report on the Lockerbie Affair. New Evidence and Logic have led me to rewrite 30 years of History. Pan Am Flight 103 disintegrated in flight over Lockerbie on December 21 1988 because of a massive structural failure due to well-known issues of metal fatigue in section 41 and 42 of the Boeing 747 (Series 100 & 200), not because of an explosive device.

The MST-13 timer played the central role in the cover-up of this tragedy, as it neatly blames the destruction of Pan Am 103 on Libya. As a result of my research, I expected that the FAA would investigate similar Boeing manufacturing flaws as new generations of Boeing airliners may have inherited a mild form of that disease. It is happening. Coincidence?  Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY

RELATED POST: Lockerbie – The TRUTH, And Now What? [Leo Tolstoy on Time and Truth] — [UPDATE : Quick Note from Lobster Magazine]

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Ulrich Lumpert was a key witness (N° 550) at the Camp Zeist trial, where a three Judges panel convicted a Libyan citizen of murdering 270 persons who died in the bombing of Pan Am 103 over Lockerbie.

In his testimony, Lumpert stated that: “of the 3 pieces of hand-made prototypes MST-13 Timer PC-Boards, the third MST-13 PC-Board was broken and [he] had thrown it away.”

In his Affidavit, certified by Officer Walter Wieland, Lumpert admits having committed perjury.

“I confirm today on July 18th 2007, that I stole the third hand-manufactured MST-13 Timer PC-Board consisting of 8 layers of fibre-glass from MEBO Ltd. and gave it without permission on June 22nd 1989 to a person officially investigating in the Lockerbie case. (The official is Swiss Inspector Peter Fluckiger.)

It did not escape me that the MST-13 fragment shown [at the Lockerbie trial] on the police photograph No PT/35(b) came from the non-operational MST-13 prototype PC-board that I had stolen.

I am sorry for the consequences of my silence at that time, for the innocent Libyan Mr. Abdelbaset Al Megrahi sentenced to life imprisonment, and for the country of Libya.”

In just seven paragraphs, the Lumpert affidavit elucidates the longstanding mysteries surrounding the infamous MST-13 timer, which allegedly triggered the bomb that exploded Pan Am 103 over Lockerbie on December 21st 1988.

In 1988, Marwan Khreesat — the bomb-maker for the PFLP-GC — was still wanted in connection with the bomb on an El Al flight (August 1972).

Despite being a “person of interest” in Switzerland in connection to the still unexplained  1970 Swissair-Crash (Würenlingen)] and being wanted in Italy (El Al Flight), Khreesat was granted a 15 days visa from Switzerland on September 12 1988.

Khreesat had applied for a visa to travel to Switzerland on September 6 1988 at the Swiss Embassy in Amman. This information could very well be the source of the story covered in two Secret documents sent from the King of Jordan to John Major in 1996.

A particularly interesting aspect of this visa is the fact that the paperwork at the Swiss Federal Police was handled by Inspector Peter Fluckiger.

That is right. This is the same Inspector Fluckiger who visited MEBO In June 1989 to pass MEBO timers related material to the CIA.

In June 1989, the Lockerbie investigators had zero knowledge of the MST-13 timer and MEBO. What on Earth was going on?

This strange episode is a clue that should not have been ignored by the Lockerbie investigators. It is like the loose thread of a sweater. Pull on it, and the whole story of the cover-up simply unravels.

Lockerbie — Three Decades of Lies: J’Accuse…!

QUICK NOTE — To make it easier for the readers to retrieve various chapters of this book, I have created a special page  “Lockerbie” where all the links to the chapters will be listed with a brief description. You can access that page directly as it appears at the far right of the top bar of this blog.

Lockerbie — Three Decades of Lies: J’Accuse…!

Swiss people are not very talkative. Swiss Intelligence and Police officers speak even less.

So, when a Swiss Inspector such as Hans Knaus tells FBI Richard Marquise and Scotland Superintendent Stuart Henderson that he believes the CIA has planted PT/35(b), the key piece of evidence in the Lockerbie case, I suggest that we should all pay very serious attention to this most extraordinary accusation.

In truth, Inspector Knaus was of course not guessing. He knew full well that the CIA had planted the evidence and he also knew that the boys from Langley had done so twice before.

And Inspector Knaus knew all this for fact because, with his colleague Peter Fluckiger, they had been part of this international conspiracy since 1984.

A Glitch in the Official Timeline of the Lockerbie Investigation

According to the official narrative, Lockerbie investigators made the link between PT/35(b) and MEBO on the last days of August 1990.

However, as always in the Lockerbie Case, nothing is what it seems…

On June 22 1989, Swiss Inspector Peter Fluckiger met with Ulrich Lumpert, a MEBO employee, in Zurich.

On June 6, 2008, Lumpert told me that he gave Fluckiger a MST-13 timer prototype as well as additional materials related to this timer.

Lumpert explained to me that Fluckiger requested this device and other material at the demand of a “friendly Intelligence Agency”, namely the Central Intelligence Agency.

Many years later, Lockerbie investigator George Thomson researched this event and confirmed this information.

“During a recent investigation in Switzerland, our team managed to get our hands on an official government document which confirms that in June 1989 Swiss Police did receive from a MEBO source documents and materials in relation to MST timers.

The document goes on to confirm that this material was then handed over to the Americans.”

In June 1989, the Lockerbie investigators had zero knowledge of the MST-13 timer and MEBO. What on Earth was going on?

Linking PT/35(b) to MEBO — Who and When?

As we have learned before, there are at least four different stories about who discovered PT/35(b).

Well, it seems that there are at least as many different stories about who linked PT/35(b) to the MST-13 timer, and who connected this timer to the Swiss company MEBO.

None of these stories is true. The Lockerbie investigators never found out who had manufactured the MST-13 timers.

Despite all the scientific research and the enormous efforts of the Lockerbie investigators, no EVIDENCE ever led to MEBO. It is INTELLIGENCE that “solved” this case.

In a fax dated August 28 1990, the UK Security Service MI5 queried how clear the designation was on the FBI timer (Togo) and asked whether, rather than reading “M580”, the designation might comprise the letters “MEBO”.

In a not too subtle way, MI5 suggested that if that were the case it might relate to Meister and Bollier of Zurich, described as “a company known to be involved with others in the provision of electronic devices to Libya.”

The brilliant forensic work of the RARDE Sherlock Holmeses is nothing more than a fairy tale.

CIA Request to MI5 : “Deter or Delay the Meeting at MEBO”

When the link between PT/35(b) and MEBO was finally established at the end of August 1990, the Police investigators decided to go to Zurich and meet the owners of the company.

Little did they know that their investigation was being interfered with. The Lockerbie trial revealed the following facts.

“In early September 1990 members of the Scottish Lockerbie inquiry team, together with officers of the British Security Service, were making arrangements to travel to Switzerland. Their intention was to meet members of the Swiss Police and Intelligence Service.

The purpose of the meeting was to take forward a line of inquiry suggesting that the company MEBO might have been the manufacturers of the MST 13 timing device. Such a device had already been identified as forming part of the improvised explosive device responsible for the destruction of Pan Am 103.

Prior to the departure of these officers a request was made by the CIA to the British Security Service to deter or delay the members of the Scottish Lockerbie inquiry team from making the visit.”

As this request was refused and the visit proceeded as planned, CIA officers decided to meet with the Swiss Police and Intelligence Service on the day before the visit made by the Scottish Lockerbie inquiry team and the British Security Service.

Why would the CIA want to deter or delay the members of the Scottish Lockerbie inquiry team from making the visit to MEBO?

Why was it necessary for them to meet with Hans Knaus and Peter Fluckiger before they could speak with the Lockerbie investigators?

The Graham Fuller Memorandum

The involvement of the CIA in the MEBO business began many years before Lockerbie. Here is a very short summary of this story.

In May 1985, Graham E. Fuller — National Intelligence Officer for Near East, including North Africa and South Asia [NESA] – wrote a Memorandum for the Director and the Deputy Director of Central Intelligence.

This document eventually led to the covert sale of United States weapons to Tehran in what became the Iran-contra affair.

At the same time, Fuller argued that the US should use Libya as a geopolitical punching bag just to show to the world that Reagan and Bush were tough guys.

But there was one problem. The White House needed evidence that Gaddafi was involved in terrorist attacks against the US and there was not a shred of supporting evidence because it was simply not true.

So, the CIA was tasked with fabricating and planting the ‘evidence’ of Libyan terrorism. The first opportunity occurred during the Summer 1986 in Togo.

The CIA’s Adventures in Africa — Imbroglio in Togo

On August 11 1986, The New York Times reported that a terrorist attack on the United States Embassy in Togo using explosives sent from Libya had been thwarted.

This was a piece of obvious disinformation. According to a White House Memorandum (Poindexter August 14 1986):

“U.S. intelligence officials have concluded in August [1986] that Gadhafi was quiescent on the terrorist front.”

Then, in September 1986, two MST-13 timers allegedly appeared in Togo after an event described as an attempted coup.

This is again a lie. There is clear evidence that there never was any MST-13 timer found in Togo.

Richard Sherrow (BATF) left Washington DC on September 27 1986 for Lomé (Capital of Togo) at the request of the U.S. Department of State.

Sherrow was accompanied by Edward Owen (BATF) and James Casey (Dept. of State).

On October 4 1986, Sherrow and his colleagues departed from Togo and returned to Washington DC.

James Casey took one of the two MST-13 timers back to the US in a diplomatic pouch and then to the BATF laboratory.

I have discovered that these three men were actually accompanied by a fourth person from the Central Intelligence Agency.

None of them ever mentioned this CIA person during the Lockerbie trial. His identity is unknown to this day.

On October 7 1986, James Casey wrote a report entitled: “Investigation of the “Terrorist Activity in Lome, Togo”.

The Casey Report goes on to list the weapons and equipment seized from the rebels. The list runs from A to X and does not mention a MST-13 timer.

Later, in his FD 302 (a document used by FBI agents to report or summarize the interviews that they conduct), Casey’s list has been extended to (Y)… which is a description of a MST-13 timer!

In September 1990, Detective Inspector Watson McAteer and Detective Sergeant Peter Avent went on a mission to Togo.

As always in the Lockerbie case, the Yanks were on the ground a bit before them. FBI agent Craig Bates had arrived a day before them.

Detective Inspector Watson McAteer and Detective Sergeant Peter Avent were sent to view the weapons seized and also to show the authorities some photographs of the MST-13 timer.

President Eyadema and his chief of Police, Colonel Walla, welcomed them and showed them one of the seized timers.

That is already a bit of a surprise because one of the two MST-13 timers had been taken back to the US by Sherrow and the other had been given to the French!

According to DI Watson McAteer, they were shown a large amount of military vehicles and hardware that had been seized by the Togo Government following this attempted Coup.

DI Watson McAteer concluded:

“The perpetrators had intended to use FLASH timers, which bear absolutely no relation to MST-13 Timers.”

That is right! The timer shown to them does not resemble in any way to a MST-13 timer.  Moreover, it bears the name “FLASH”.

The inspectors went on to view the hut in which all the material seized from the rebels had been displayed on tables.

Everything was still laid out exactly the way it was when BATF Sherrow and his colleagues had visited the place four years earlier.

And lo and behold, they could indeed locate a second identical “FLASH” timer on the table. Keep in mind that Casey’s list does not mention a FLASH timer.

D.I. McAteer decided to show the president, his chief of Police and the officer in charge of the coup investigation (Colonel Assih) some pictures of the MST-13 timer that Sherrow had taken back to the US.

The three men categorically stated that they had NEVER seen such a device before.

While working for the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (BATF), Sherrow was asked to identify the timer. He was certain that he knew the origin.

Rather than implicating the MST-13’s original manufacturer MEBO, Sherrow believed that a company in Florida made the timer, and made it exclusively for the CIA.

When Sherrow brought this information to the attention of senior personnel at BATF, he was reprimanded and immediately removed from active duty and taken off the Lockerbie investigation.

A comparison between the INA (Institut National des Archives – France) videos and the pictures taken by Richard Sherrow and his colleagues is excellent, indeed almost perfect!

I have studied this video frame by frame, and all items listed by James Casey can be seen except for two of them.

There is no evidence of the two MST-13 timers among the items seized from the rebels.

Obviously, the Togo timers were actually planted by the Central Intelligence Agency in order to feed false accusations to the media about “Libyan Terrorism” activities in the context of the 1986 Disinformation Campaign.

The 1986 Disinformation Campaign

On October 2 1986, the Washington Post published an extraordinary story written by legendary journalist Bob Woodward: “Gadhafi Target of Secret U.S. Deception Plan”.

Under orders from the White House, the US Intelligence Community was planting false information in the US media regarding totally made-up Libya-sponsored acts of terrorism.

The American Media were not amused. On October 3 1986, The New York Times published 5 stories about this scandal, three on the front page. Later that day, journalists directly accused the US President of lying.

“Your White House, specifically your national security adviser, constructed an operation whereby the free press in this country was going to be used to convey a false story to the world, namely that Qaddafi was planning new terrorist operations.”

On October 4 1986, Senator William S. Cohen — Republican of Maine and  a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee — said that he grew worried during summer while reading news reports indicating that Colonel Gaddafi had become increasingly unstable and was facing internal threats.

“That did not seem consistent with other information I was looking at. I can only conclude that the reports were without foundation or someone was deliberately seeking to plant such information.”

On October 8 1986, Bernard Kalb resigned as chief spokesman for Secretary of State George P. Shultz in protest at the government’s “disinformation” program directed at Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi.

Then, on November 3 1986,the Lebanese magazine Ash-Shiraa exposed the Iran-contra and the MSM had a new scandal to cover. The US media quickly forgot about the “disinformation” program directed at Libya and the Togo fairy tale of the MST-13 timers.

Both Fuller’s ‘brilliant ideas’ had turned into major disasters and George H. W. Bush knew one thing for certain. If an impeachment ever came his way, he had zero chance of survival.

There is no doubt whatsoever that the Togo Timers (MST-13 from MEBO) were actually planted by a  US Intelligence Agency in order to feed false accusations to the media about “Libyan Terrorism” activities in the context of the 1986 Disinformation Campaign.

The CIA’s Adventures in Africa — Tribulations in Senegal

According to American political scientist Edward Luttwak,

“There have been only two kinds of CIA secret operations: the ones that are widely known to have failed—usually because of almost unbelievably crude errors—and the ones that are not yet widely known to have failed.”

One would think that the embarrassment in Togo was bad enough that the CIA would not attempt to play a second act. Alas, one would be wrong…

The story of the two Togo timers is idiotic. But the tale of the Senegal timer is pure fantasy.

Jean Collin — the number 2 man in the country at the time — once explained to the Lockerbie investigators that the official CIA narrative is simply out of an American serialized novel. That bad!

The MST-13 timer “discovered in Senegal” was supposedly part of an arms cache seized from two Libyans and their Senegalese accomplice who were arrested when they arrived at Dakar airport on February 1988.

However, the Western media failed to report that Ahmed Khalifa Niasse — the Senegalese accomplice — was in fact a Senegalese government informant.

The arrests were by no means an ordinary police operation. It was a full-fledged Intelligence sting directly supervised by the government of President Abu Diouf, with direct involvement of the French DGSE and the CIA.

Richard Marquise, the FBI agent who led the US side of the Lockerbie investigation, wrote:

“Saber denied knowing […] Ahmed Khalifa Niasse, another LIBYAN allegedly involved in the plot to smuggle weapons in Senegal. ”

That is entirely wrong. First, Niasse is a Senegalese citizen. Second, Saber never denied knowing Niasse. In fact, both Saber and Marzouk explained that they came to Dakar at Niasse’s request.

During their interview, both Libyans consistently claimed — and obviously they were not asked very nicely — that the suitcase did not belong to them, but to Niasse.

What ever happened to the MST-13 timer? To this day, nobody knows… Both CIA agents  [Kenneth Steiner and Warren Clemens] involved in the case have alleged that the Libyans took it back when they returned home! Seriously?

That rather ridiculous allegation did not please the Senegalese authorities. According to Jean Collin, the MST-13 timer was actually returned to the CIA at the end of the operation.

Ahmed Khalifa Niasse is one of the most prominent businessmen of Senegal, with a fortune estimated at over 100 billion CFA francs ($210 million). When the President of France visits Senegal, he bows in respect to Ahmed Khalifa Niasse.

Why did FBI Richard marquise lie about him? Why did the New York Times publish a completely fraudulent account — obviously written by the CIA — of this event?

Speaking about the arrest of the two Libyan citizens in Dakar on February 20 1988, President Diouf writes in his biography:

“They had been trapped by Ahmed Khalifa Niasse, who first led them to Benin, before taking them to Senegal, while keeping us informed at all times.” [Intel Today — Translation]

President Diouf could not be any clearer than that. Their arrest was a sting operation. But who provided the MST-13 timer? Where did it come from?

Niasse never revealed that he was working directly for Jean Collin who, in turn, was acting as an operative of the Central Intelligence Agency under the not very subtle codename S/2, like in Senegal n°2.

In 2007, the SCCRC investigation concluded:

“There is no doubt in the minds of the investigating officers that the witness Jean Collin has much more information on this matter but chooses not to disclose it.

In the course of his interview he stated angrily that he did not think the presence of American FBI personnel was proper and inferred that the Americans knew the whole story.” 

The SCCRC uncovered a document that seems to indicate that Jean Collin was interviewed in the US (December 1990) just prior to his official interview with the Lockerbie investigators in Caen, France (February 1991).

One further matter that should be noted in relation to this issue is the suggestion in Harry Bell’s diaries that Mr Collin may have been interviewed in the US on or around 3 December 1990, i.e. prior to the formal interview in France described above.

In an entry for Tuesday 4 December 1990 in volume 11 of the diaries regarding a meeting in the deputy SIO’s room with other officers, it states ‘Jean Collin and wife, apparently in the USA for interview, advised at 1630 hours on Monday 3rd December 1990.’  [SCCRC 8.119]

Jean Collin stated that the MST-13 timer discovered in Senegal could not have been used for terrorist purposes.

According  to confidential notes uncovered by the SCCRC, it was known to Dumfries and Galloway police that Jean Collin had commented that the timer had been given to “an intelligence agency”[CIA].

The Commission requested from D&G consent to disclose that section of the confidential notes but this was refused. And, of course, Jean Collin is dead…

In a MEMO dated March 1991, Stuart Henderson — the Lockerbie Senior Investigating Officer — concluded:

“After the recent interview of Collin, it is now more clear than ever that the circumstances surrounding the recovery of the ‘boxed MST-13 timer’ in Senegal must be clarified beyond doubt.

The whole essence of the ‘MST-13 timers’ is the sole manufacture by the MEBO company in world terms and the explicit distribution to the Libyan ESO.

Unless we can consolidate the precise number of MST-13 timers circuit boards manufactured to fit the ‘boxed timers’ and confirm the fact they were distributed, solely to the Libyans, then we have serious problems with our direct evidence.”

Prior to the trial, defence lawyers were told that they had been misled by the Crown regarding the Senegal timer.

Moreover, Crown Office’s David Hardie had told Richard Keen’s team (Megrahi’s lawyers) to look carefully at the “CIA Senegal Cables”  and compare them to the evidence obtained from CIA John Orkin (Real name: Jack Christie) and FBI Thomas Thurman.

Sadly, the advice was ignored.

CIA & the Script ZERO

In 1988, Marwan Khreesat — the bomb-maker for the PFLP-GC — was still wanted in connection with the bomb on an El Al flight (August 1972).

Despite being a “person of interest” in Switzerland in connection to the still unexplained  1970 Swissair-Crash (Würenlingen)] and being wanted in Italy (El Al Flight), Khreesat was granted a 15 days visa from Switzerland on September 12 1988.

Khreesat had applied for a visa to travel to Switzerland on September 6 1988 at the Swiss Embassy in Amman. This information could very well be the source of the story covered in two Secret documents sent from the King of Jordan to John Major in 1996.

A particularly interesting aspect of this visa is the fact that the paperwork at the Swiss Federal Police was handled by Inspector Peter Fluckiger. That is right. This is the same Inspector Fluckiger who visited MEBO In June 1989 to pass MEBO timers related material to the CIA.

Obviously, the CIA did not want the Lockerbie investigators to know that they had organized a visit for Khreesat — a Jordanian/CIA asset — in Switzerland prior to his trip to Germany in the Fall of 1989.

That is why the CIA met with Inspectors Knaus and Fluckiger prior to the visit of the Scottish Lockerbie inquiry team to MEBO in Switzerland.

And indeed, Inspector Peter Fluckiger never told them that he had arranged the visa of Khreesat in violation of international law.

Amazingly, the FBI never found out about this most unusual visit. Great investigation?!?

Too Subtle for the FBI?

The story of Khreesat speaks volumes about the FBI’s so-called investigation. How could it be that they never discovered that Fluckiger had made the arrangement for Khreesat’s Visa at the request of the CIA?

Surely, they were aware that the CIA was hiding some facts. For more than a year, the CIA refused to let the FBI interview Khreesat in Jordan. Was that obstruction not telling?

When the FBI finally met Khreesat in November 1989, the FBI investigators believed Khreesat when he told them that he had made fake IEDs.

They accepted that the senior PFLP-GC bomb maker went to Germany to build 5 inoperative IEDs. I wonder how the parents of the German police officer killed in April 1989 while trying to disarm one of these ‘dummy’ IEDs feel about the FBI?

I am quite sure that I know what they think of the CIA as there is no doubt that, while trying to plant fake evidence to blame Libya, they actually killed an innocent German Police officer.

That is of course the reason why the CIA invented the story of the 5th device — not built by Khreesat — in their first script in order to deflect the blame for this murder. I was even able to identify the CIA officer who planted that story in the German media.

By the way, did you ever ask yourself why the CIA picked a Toshiba radio for that script? The answer is rather obvious. In 1988, the CIA was at war with the Toshiba Corporation.

The Agency claimed that Toshiba illegally exported equipment to make computer chips to Czechoslovakia in 1979 and even sold a sophisticated computer assembly line to East Germany in 1986.

And why did the boys from Langley choose that Samsonite suitcase? The answer is almost hilarious.

The CIA picked that model because that suitcase possessed a lockable catch numbered 351.

And of course, the last 3 digits of Megrahi coded-passport are 351!

This is one breadcrumb from the CIA trail the imbeciles of the FBI failed to pick up. Too subtle for the G-men, I guess?

MEBO — The Unknowns of the MST-13 Timers

MEBO Telecommunications AG (formed in 1969 and registered in Zürich on 24 March 1971) was owned by Swiss businessmen Erwin Meister and Edwin Bollier. MEBO employed a single technician: Ulrich Lumpert.

All of them were regarded as being not trustworthy by those who attended the Lockerbie trial. The trial court found Mr Bollier to be “at times an untruthful and at other times an unreliable witness.”

When asked if he believed that the evidence of a MST-13 timer had been planted at Lockerbie, Lord Fraser answered:

“I don’t know, but if there was one witness I was not happy about, it was Mr Bollier [Founder of MEBO], who was deeply unreliable.”

We will probably never know the full story of the MST-13 timers but a few facts about the owners of MEBO are indisputable.

Paul Anthony Harris was born on July 22 1948 at Bexleyheath in Kent. He died on May 24 2018. Paul Harris has been the co-founder of a pirate radio station, a journalist, a writer and a publisher. Harris was also a former MI6 agent.

In a piece published by The Herald on February 1 2001, Paul Harris wrote:

“Western intelligence agencies knew of the activities of Edwin Bollier as far back as 1971.

The envelope which should have brought Edwin Bollier’s career to an end — he was then an agent for the Stasi East German intelligence — was handed to MI6 in the summer of 1971.

I know because I handed the envelope containing the evidence to “W”, my MI6 controller, retired Perth Detective Superintendent, in an office in Guild Street, Aberdeen.”

In an email to Intel Today (November 16 2017), Harris told me that he believes that Bollier had become a CIA agent.

Harris was convinced that the CIA connection explains why Bollier’s illegal activities were tolerated, and perhaps encouraged.

One thing is certain. The CIA knew all about MEBO since 1984 and there was never any doubt that the MST-13 timers had been manufactured by MEBO.

In his Crown Precognition dated 15/09/1999, CIA ‘John Orkin’ (real name Jack Christie) explained what actually happened.

“I further recall, at that time, that the red and black connectors visible in the photographs of the Senegal timer also rang a bell.

What I recall is having seen similar devices on a radio controlled device for a briefcase bomb seized by the Chadian Government in 1984, which was the subject of my report 85SP002 (Chad Report).

As depicted in Figure 46 of 85SP002 the “LED” has been inserted by drilling out a hole after the component has been manufactured.

Based upon inquiries through liaison channels I recall that the Motorola Pageboy devices utilized in the Chad briefcase bomb, and similar devices, was traced to multiple orders placed by MEBO and delivered to that firm by Motorola Europe of Wiesbaden, Germany.

The Chad device which is the subject of 85SP002 was returned to representatives of the Government of Chad who later displayed it at the United Nations.

At this same meeting, I pulled out photos of the Senegal timer, gave them to Tom [Thurman] and told him he may want to check out “MEBO”.”

So, why did FBI Thurman invent all these stories about “M580” when he had been told that the timers were made by MEBO?

And why did Thurman hide that key information from the Lockerbie investigators, thus delaying the investigation for a full three months?

And why did the MEBO owners never reveal their interaction with the CIA to the Lockerbie investigators.

Perhaps, you now understand why the CIA wanted to deter or delay the visit of the Lockerbie investigators to MEBO in September 1990?

You also understand why the CIA sent Peter Fluckiger to MEBO in June 1989 to collect some material related to the MST-13 timer.

REFERENCES

Key Lockerbie Witness Admits Perjury — Global Research (September 15 2007)

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On This Day — Key Lockerbie Witness Admits Perjury (September 15 2007)

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