January 15 2021 — Today, Lord Carloway — The Lord Justice General in the appeal — delivered the opinion of the Scottish Appeal Court. The decision is available online. Without surprise to the readers of this blog, the Court has upheld the verdict of the trial court. Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY
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Lockerbie — Three Decades of Lies: J’Accuse…!
QUICK NOTE — To make it easier for the readers to retrieve various chapters of my 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…!
UPDATE (January 15 2022) — Although Intel Today had long predicted the outcome of this third appeal, the judges have nevertheless found a way to amuse me.
In January 2001, the three Lockerbie judges wrote [Court Opinion] :
 At 1903 hours on 22 December 1988 Pan Am flight 103 fell out of the sky. The 259 passengers and crew members who were on board and 11 residents of Lockerbie where the debris fell were killed. The Crown case is that the cause of the disaster was that an explosive device had been introduced into the hold of the aircraft by the two accused whether acting alone or in concert with each other and others.
 It is not disputed, and was amply proved, that the cause of the disaster was indeed the explosion of a device within the aircraft. Nor is it disputed that the person or persons who were responsible for the deliberate introduction of the explosive device would be guilty of the crime of murder.
Twenty years later… Posted on the official website “Judiciary of Scotland” on January 15 2021 , the first sentence of the Megrahi decision summary reads:
“Mr Megrahi was convicted in January, 2001 of the murders of 270 people after a bomb was planted on a passenger plane which flew from London to New York. The plane disintegrated over the town of Lockerbie on 22 December 1988.”
On November 2 2016, the UK Government [Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS)] decided to withhold all Lockerbie air accident investigation reports [dating from 1990 Jan 01 to 1992 Dec 31] until at least 2026, and possibly indefinitely.
The last chapter of my book begins with this sentence:
“Pan Am Flight 103 disintegrated in flight over Lockerbie on December 21 1988 — not December 22 — because of a massive structural failure due to well-known issues of metal fatigue in section 41 and 42 of the Boeing 747, not because of an explosive device.”
I have always known that I would have to be patient and wait at least until 2026 to prove that no bomb was involved in the disintegration of Pan Am Flight 103.
RELATED POST: Lockerbie — Why I ruled out the bomb theory [Technical Analysis of the Debris Lines]
But surely, after one trial, two decisions by the SCCRC and three appeals, the judges could at least agree on the correct date of this tragedy. Is it too much to ask?
PS — Alistair Duff, 67, who represented Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, retired on December 1 last year after a 45-year career. The “Good Sherrif” was arrested last month. Duff has been charged in connection with matters which will become public when he appears in court shortly. Although I will not reveal why Duff has been arrested, I can tell you that “stuff on his computer” speak volumes about Scotland’s judicial system…
END of UPDATE
On March 11 2020, the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission [SCCRC] decided to refer the Lockerbie case back to the High Court of Justiciary for determination.
As a result of the Commission’s decision, Mr. Megrahi’s family was therefore entitled to instruct an appeal against his conviction.
The first procedural hearing took place on August 21 2020. The Appeal started on November 24 2020 and ended 3 days later.
The Court of Criminal Appeal in Scotland rejected both grounds of appeal and therefore the appeal against conviction is refused.
As soon as the grounds of appeal were available, Intel Today predicted correctly this outcome.
I will provide an analysis of the verdict as soon as possible. Stay tuned!
PS — On March 16 2020, I wrote [Lockerbie — Diabolical Endgame] :
“Oliver Cromwell died in 1658. His body was exhumed in 1661 to be hanged in chains. Later, he was decapitated and his head was displayed on a pole outside Westminster Hall until 1685. There is a pole waiting for Megrahi’s head.”
I was entirely correct and it should have been obvious to all.
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One Year Ago — Lockerbie Third Appeal : Judges uphold guilty verdict [UPDATE : Errare humanum est, perseverare diabolicum]
America gets what America wants in the corridors of power!
Remember, these are regimes who elude accountability for they hold the controls there too.
We only have to see the witch hunt against Prince Andrew to see who pulls the strings over there.
People in the UK (where the legal age of consent is 16) are outraged but need to ask themselves why is a 16 year old any different anywhere else?
Those behind the witch hunt as relentless as they are will continue in their pursuit claiming they give a damn. But I know that they and their ills will be next!