Tag Archives: Pan Am 103 (Lockerbie)

20 Years Ago — Kangaroo Zeist Court issues Infamous Lockerbie verdict (January 31 2001)

“The disparity between historical reality and the description of history in books and newspapers can lead our youth only to lack of belief, to cynicism, whereas we need belief, but real belief can be based only on the truth.” Russian … Continue reading

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On This Day — United Nations Security Council Adopts Resolution 731 (January 21 1992) [2021]

“So Resolution 731 was adopted. Everyone at the Security Council knew it was wrong. Everyone knew that Libya had nothing to do with the Lockerbie bombing, and that Libya had once again been made a scapegoat by the United States.” … Continue reading

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On This Day — US Staff in Moscow Warned to Avoid PAN AM 103 (December 13 1988) [2020]

“There was a real push in the embassy community to make sure that everybody was aware that there had been a terrorist threat made, and that people flying Western carriers going through Frankfurt should change their tickets.” Karen Decker — … Continue reading

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35 Years Ago — Remembering Arrow Air Flight 1285 (December 12 1985)

“Hours after the crash the Islamic Jihad – a Shiite Muslim extremist group – claimed it destroyed the plane to prove [its] ability to strike at the Americans anywhere.” UPI — Anonymous caller to a French news agency in Beirut … Continue reading

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On This Day — Operation Autumn Leaves (Germany — October 26 1988) [2020]

“Having considered the evidence concerning these matters and the submission of counsel we accept that there is a great deal of suspicion as to the actings of Abu Talb and his circle, but there is no evidence to indicate that … Continue reading

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On This Day — Remembering UTA Flight 772 (September 19 1989)

“With respect to UTA 772, the U.S. Government concluded that  the method of operation employed in the downing of that aircraft in September 1989 was similar in virtually all important respects to that used to destroy Pan Am 103 in … Continue reading

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40 Years Ago — Remembering Aerolinee Itavia Flight 870 (USTICA – June 27 1980) [UPDATE — A Lesson to the Lockerbie Families]

“81 slowly pulsating lights hang from the ceiling, representing 81 souls oscillating between being forgotten and remembered.” Ustica Museum “We still hope the truth will come out. We know that very probably the plane was struck down by a missile. … Continue reading

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Lockerbie — Diabolical Endgame — Part I : SCCRC & The Grounds of Appeal [UPDATE — Kenny MacAskill : New trial will not provide closure on Lockerbie.]

“The Devil’s cleverest wile is to make men believe that he does not exist.” Charles Baudelaire — “Le Joueur Généreux” (Le Figaro –1864) On March 11 2020, the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission [SCCRC] decided to refer the Lockerbie case … Continue reading

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Lockerbie — Diabolical Endgame [Part I : SCCRC & The Grounds of Appeal]

“The Devil’s cleverest wile is to make men believe that he does not exist.” Charles Baudelaire — “Le Joueur Généreux” (Le Figaro –1864) On March 11 2020, the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission [SCCRC] decided to refer the Lockerbie case … Continue reading

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On This Day — Operation Flavius [Death on the Rock] (March 6 1988)

“For the government to claim the right to kill British people, based on highly unreliable secret intelligence and a secret declaration of legality, is so shocking I find it difficult to believe it is happening even as I type the … Continue reading

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