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WikiLeaks: 'Exposing Corruption Between Allies'


By jimstaro - Posted on 27 November 2010

U.S. warns Britain over new WikiLeaks revelations that will 'expose corruption between allies'

 

* 3 million documents set to go online

* Bombshell leak thought to include U.S. assessments of Gordon Brown

* Secret talks on return of Lockerbie bomber to Libya may also be leaked

* Allegations 'include U.S. backing of Kurdish terrorists'

* U.S. diplomats face being kicked out of countries in backlash

* Corrupt politicians expected to be named and shamed

27th November 2010 - David Cameron was warned last night by America that damaging secrets of the ‘special relationship’ are about to be laid bare.

The U.S. ambassador to London made an unprecedented personal visit to Downing Street to warn that whistleblower website WikiLeaks is about to publish secret assessments of what Washington really thinks of Britain.

The website is on the verge of revealing almost 3million documents, including thousands of sensitive diplomatic cables sent to Washington from the American embassy in London.

The bombshell leak is thought to include U.S. assessments of Gordon Brown’s personality and his prospects of winning the General Election, and secret discussions on the return of the Lockerbie bomber to Libya.

Assessments of David Cameron’s election chances and his private assurances to U.S. officials may also be included, Government sources believe.

They fear they will emerge on Sunday in co-ordinated releases in newspapers in Britain, Germany and America. {read rest}

* Secret talks on return of Lockerbie bomber to Libya may also be leaked

I'll provide links to some very important articles about the above topic in an additional post. Libya and Libyans were falsely accused and this was because of the US and UK, both of which knew they were lying; or the US certainly did, anyway.

* U.S. diplomats face being kicked out of countries in backlash

It's very [wishful] thinking, I believe. What countries have political leaders with enough guts to kick out the US? Surely few; or could the US government cables Wikileaks will be releasing affect US relations to the point of the US being booted out while the US is superpower?

* Corrupt politicians expected to be named and shamed

They are so criminal that I wonder if they can really be shamed, that is, be made to feel ashamed of themselves. I'd be very surprised. They have no shame. They know that they're criminal, guilty of mass murder and complicity with mass murder, et cetera.

The U.S. ambassador to London made an unprecedented personal visit to Downing Street to warn that whistleblower website WikiLeaks is about to publish secret assessments of what Washington really thinks of Britain.

That's laughable; as if he needed to go to London for the above purpose. What a joke. A phone call would've been far less expensive.

The bombshell leak is thought to include U.S. assessments of Gordon Brown’s personality and his prospects of winning the General Election, and secret discussions on the return of the Lockerbie bomber to Libya.

There's nothing bombshell-ish about what the US thinks of Gordon Brown. These "elites" surely don't think they all think in truly fond ways of each other.

Some articles:

"WikiLeaks release to feature corruption among world leaders, governments"

by Daniel Tencer, Nov. 24th, 2010

www.rawstory.com/rs/2010/11/wikileaks-corruption-world-leaders

I got the link from a copy of the piece at Uruknet.

The Obama administration on Wednesday warned that the next release of documents from whistleblower Web site WikiLeaks could damage relations between the US and foreign governments. Now, a report from Reuters (linked) offers an explanation as to why that may be.

According to "sources familiar with the State Department cables held by WikiLeaks," the imminent document dump will include reports from US diplomats on corruption within foreign governments and among world leaders.

Reuters reports that governments in Europe and Asia feature prominently in the document release, with Russia and Afghanistan being mentioned by name. However, there were no specifics reported as to the nature of the corruption allegations or which governments are involved.

(snip)

The article briefly quotes from the Reuters piece as well as another one by AP.

The following seems to be a much more serious article.

"Will WikiLeaks unravel the American 'secret government'?"

by Jijo Jacob, International Business Times, IBTimes.com, Nov. 26th, 2010

www.uruknet.info/?p=m72213

(snip)

After making shattering revelations about the U.S. policy -- and its practice -- in Iraq and Afghanistan, WikiLeaks seems to be targeting this time the core of the U.S. government machinery, especially the subterranean diplomatic channels it employs while cutting deals and enforcing compliance in world capitals.

(snip)

The State Department, in an advance fire-fighting mode, has said the consequences of the WikiLeaks bombshell to American interests could be severe as the whistleblower website could reveal instances of allies breaking ranks secretly to pursue policies harmful to each other and squarely contradicting publicly stated stances.

That's funny, for there's certainly nothing unusual about it when considering the US, UK, and, I guess surely, plenty of others. Contradicting publicly stated stances, deliberately lying, deliberately fabricating deception, deliberately making phony promises or pledges, deliberately framing innocent people, et cetera, has been very customary. BUT, with the Wikileaks release, we will have a very unusual way of unmasking the obvious criminals of political leaderships; US leadership anyway.

Continuing the excerpt:

"Without getting into specifics, typical cables describe summaries of meetings, analysis of events in other countries and records of confidential conversations with officials of other governments and with members of civil society. ... They are classified for a very good reason. They contain sensitive information and reveal sources of information that impact our national interests and those of other countries," State Department spokesman P.J.Crowley said.

(snip)

WHAT COULD BE INSIDE LEAKED DOCUMENTS?

(snip)

President Barack Obama's administration will particularly feel the heat as many of the documents to be published relate to the time since he took office. Experts say there could even be cables related to the government's maneuverings to get allies accept Guantanamo detainees as Obama was pressing ahead with the deadline to close the infamous detention camp.

Israel's Haartez daily quoted an unnamed senior Israeli official who said the WikiLeaks material includes diplomatic cables sent to Washington from American embassies throughout the world.

(snip)

EARLIER LEAKS

(snip)

NATIONAL SECURITY STATE AND 'DEEP POLITICS'

That the imperatives of running a 'national security state', which was envisioned in 1947, led successive governments and secret agencies like the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to carry out hundreds of covert operations across the globe is quite a banal piece of information. Documents declassified dozens of years after the events have shown daring, ruthless and diplomatically unjustifiable actions undertaken by the government and secret agencies in the past.

(snip)

"The apparatus of the National Security State, largely established in the National Security Act of 1947, laid the foundations for the extension of American hegemony around the globe. In short, the Act laid the foundations for the apparatus of the American Empire. The National Security Act created the National Security Council (NSC) and position of National Security Adviser, as well as the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JSC) as the Pentagon high command of military leaders, and of course, the CIA," writes Andrew Gavin Marshall in an article in the website of the Centre for Research on Globalization, a Montreal-based independent research and media organization.

He says that the National Security State has been involved in the overthrow of regimes in various parts of the world, including in Iran in 1953 and governments in Latin America, besides undertaking countless operations to dethrone and eliminate Cuba's Fidel Castro.

Marshal, however, points out that from early on, Presidents like Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy had warned against the secret government and its operations.

... Those who support the WikiLeaks agenda would indeed vouch for Eisenhower's prophetic words 50 years after they were uttered.

Marshall points to the term 'deep politics' surrounding governments, popularized by former Canadian diplomat, author and academic Peter Dale Scott, in this context. He says Scott defined 'deep politics’ as "looking beneath public formulations of policy issues to the bureaucratic, economic, and ultimately covert and criminal activities which underlie them." 'Deep politics’ is the functions and actions of the 'secret government', according to Scott.

A laying bare of high-voltage communications and secret deals between governments, which are often executed beneath the diplomatic radar, is going to greatly hurt any administration.

(snip)

Writing in International Zeitschrift, Townsend-Gault says people should rather take lessons from history. "While conflict-weariness is understandable, and indeed continues through the engagement in Afghanistan, there is a risk of some of the important lessons arising from the debacle being lost. More than this: these lessons are not new, not one of them. They have been learnt painfully before, and then apparently forgotten."

HOW DOES WIKILEAKS GET SECRET DOCUMENTS?

(snip)

David Talbott, former Editor-in-Chief of Salon, wrote in his book 'Brothers: The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years' that John F. Kennedy threatened to "shatter the CIA into a thousand pieces, and scatter it to the winds." Kennedy could not do it; but ironically the CIA was his undoing, many Americans still believe.

Will WikiLeaks go some way in helping unravel the workings of the 'secret government'?

We already know a lot about that, but the documents that Wikileaks will be releasing soon will hopefully provide very useful details. Otherwise, we know a lot about how the government operates, nationally and internationally, perhaps especially the latter. F.e., John Stockwell, Phil Agee, Ralph McGehee, Michel or Michael Levine, Michael/Mike C. Ruppert, who are formerly of the CIA, DEA and LAPD, have told us a lot, for anyone who learned of these people and what they've exposed. And plenty of good analysts possessing sufficient knowledge have told us a lot.

But with nearly three million documents or cables, there should be very useful details in this. Whether or not public knowledge of what the cables say will really affect US foreign policy, however, I wonder.

Will these cables include covert ops and wars of the US in African countries? What about the criminal involvement of the US in what happened in Rwanda in 1994 and what's happened there and the DR Congo since? What about US relations with Indonesia? Et cetera.

The article by Andrew Gavin Marshall cited by Jijo Jacob in his article excerpted from, further above, isn't linked, not in the Uruknet copy anyway, so I did a Web search and the following piece is the only match found when using "The apparatus of the National Security State, largely established in the National Security Act of 1947" for search phrase.

"The National Security State and the Assassination of JFK
The CIA, the Pentagon, and the 'Peace President'
"

by Andrew Gavin Marshall, Nov. 23rd, 2010

www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=22071

Regarding "deep politics", Prof. Peter Dale Scott has articles about this at GlobalResearch.ca. A simple search should turn up links.

That definitely is fitting for Jijo Jacob to have referred to.

* Secret talks on return of Lockerbie bomber to Libya may also be leaked

I wonder if the those talks will reveal information like found in the articles, below. Libya and the two Libyans have [always] been falsely accused and this was not an accidental mistake.

"Lockerbie Resurfaces: Police Evidence Points to CIA Involvement and Fake Evidence. Megavi is innocent"

by Marcello Mega, TheScotsman.com, July 23rd, 2010, originally Aug. 28th, 2006

Global Research Editor's Note

This report was published by the Scotesman (sic) in August 2006. "the CIA planted the tiny fragment of circuit board crucial in convicting a Libyan for the 1989 mass murder of 270 people."

Was Megavi released to avoid a retrial in which evidence concerning the role of CIA agents would be presented, not to mention the issue of fake evidence used to indict Megavi.

Michel Chossudovsky, 23 July 2010

The 2006 Scotsman article is not linked in the above GR page and a Web search to try to find it did not turn up any links for a match, an August 28th, 2005 match was found, so the GR editor is off by one year. I don't know who wrote as GR editor for the above article, but the year of the bombing is also off by one. Wikipedia says the bombing happened Dec. 21, 1988.

"Police chief- Lockerbie evidence was faked"
by Marcello Mega, Aug. 28th, 2005

http://scotlandonsunday.scotsman.com/latestnews/Police-chief-Lockerbie-e...

Continuing with the copy of that article at GR:

CIA Involvement: Police chief: Lockerbie evidence was faked
CIA planted tiny fragment of circuit board crucial in convicting a Libyan for the 1989 mass murder of 270 people

By Marcello Mega

Global Research, August 25, 2009
The Scotsman - 2006-08-28

A former Scottish police chief has given lawyers a signed statement claiming that key evidence in the Lockerbie bombing trial was fabricated.

The retired officer - of assistant chief constable rank or higher - has testified that the CIA planted the tiny fragment of circuit board crucial in convicting a Libyan for the 1989 mass murder of 270 people.

The police chief, whose identity has not yet been revealed, gave the statement to lawyers representing Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi, currently serving a life sentence in Greenock Prison.

The evidence will form a crucial part of Megrahi's attempt to have a retrial ordered by the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission (SCCRC). The claims pose a potentially devastating threat to the reputation of the entire Scottish legal system.

The officer, who was a member of the Association of Chief Police Officers Scotland, is supporting earlier claims by a former CIA agent that his bosses "wrote the script" to incriminate Libya.

Last night, George Esson, who was Chief Constable of Dumfries and Galloway when Megrahi was indicted for mass murder, confirmed he was aware of the development.

But Esson, who retired in 1994, questioned the officer's motives. He said: "Any police officer who believed they had knowledge of any element of fabrication in any criminal case would have a duty to act on that. Failure to do so would call into question their integrity, and I can't help but question their motive for raising the matter now."

Other important questions remain unanswered, such as how the officer learned of the alleged conspiracy and whether he was directly involved in the inquiry. But sources close to Megrahi's legal team believe they may have finally discovered the evidence that could demolish the case against him.

An insider told Scotland on Sunday that the retired officer approached them after Megrahi's appeal - before a bench of five Scottish judges - was dismissed in 2002.

The insider said: "He said he believed he had crucial information. A meeting was set up and he gave a statement that supported the long-standing rumours that the key piece of evidence, a fragment of circuit board from a timing device that implicated Libya, had been planted by US agents.

"Asked why he had not come forward before, he admitted he'd been wary of breaking ranks, afraid of being vilified."

"He also said that at the time he became aware of the matter, no one really believed there would ever be a trial. When it did come about, he believed both accused would be acquitted. When Megrahi was convicted, he told himself he'd be cleared at appeal."

The source added: "When that also failed, he explained he felt he had to come forward."

"He has confirmed that parts of the case were fabricated and that evidence was planted. At first he requested anonymity, but has backed down and will be identified if and when the case returns to the appeal court."

The vital evidence that linked the bombing of Pan Am 103 to Megrahi was a tiny fragment of circuit board which investigators found in a wooded area many miles from Lockerbie months after the atrocity.

The fragment was later identified by the FBI's Thomas Thurman as being part of a sophisticated timer device used to detonate explosives, and manufactured by the Swiss firm Mebo, which supplied it only to Libya and the East German Stasi. At one time, Megrahi, a Libyan intelligence agent, was such a regular visitor to Mebo that he had his own office in the firm's headquarters.

The fragment of circuit board therefore enabled Libya - and Megrahi - to be placed at the heart of the investigation. However, Thurman was later unmasked as a fraud who had given false evidence in American murder trials, and it emerged that he had little in the way of scientific qualifications.

Then, in 2003, a retired CIA officer gave a statement to Megrahi's lawyers in which he alleged evidence had been planted.

(snip)

"PanAm 103 Over Lockerbie"
by William Blum, KillingHope.org, Sept. 2nd, 2009

www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=15032

"And on the most exalted throne in the world sits nothing but a man's arse." Montaigne

If there's anyone out there who is not already thoroughly cynical about those on the board of directors of the planet, the latest chapter in the saga of the bombing of PanAm 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland might just be enough to push them over the edge.

Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi, the only person ever convicted for the December 21, 1988 bombing, was released from his Scottish imprisonment August 21 supposedly because of his terminal cancer and sent home to Libya, where he received a hero's welcome. President Obama said that the jubilant welcome Megrahi received was "highly objectionable". His White House spokesman Robert Gibbs added that the welcoming scenes in Libya were "outrageous and disgusting". British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said he was "angry and repulsed", while his foreign secretary, David Miliband, termed the celebratory images "deeply upsetting." Miliband warned: .... 1

Ah yes, "the civilized community of nations", that place we so often hear about but so seldom get to actually see. American officials, British officials, and Scottish officials know that Megrahi is innocent. They know that Iran financed the PFLP-GC, a Palestinian group, to carry out the bombing with the cooperation of Syria, in retaliation for the American naval ship, the Vincennes, shooting down an Iranian passenger plane in July of the same year, which took the lives of more people than did the 103 bombing. And it should be pointed out that the Vincennes captain, plus the officer in command of air warfare, and the crew were all awarded medals or ribbons afterward. 2 No one in the US government or media found this objectionable or outrageous, or disgusting or repulsive. The United States has always insisted that the shooting down of the Iranian plane was an "accident". Why then give awards to those responsible?

Today's oh-so-civilized officials have known of Megrahi's innocence since 1989. The Scottish judges who found Megrahi guilty know he's innocent. They admit as much in their written final opinion. The Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission, which investigated Megrahi's trial, knows it. They stated in 2007 that they had uncovered six separate grounds for believing the conviction may have been a miscarriage of justice, clearing the way for him to file a new appeal of his case. 3 The evidence for all this is considerable. And most importantly, there is no evidence that Megrahi was involved in the act of terror.

(snip)

The scenario implicating Iran, Syria, and the PFLP-GC was the Original Official Version, endorsed by the US, UK, Scotland, even West Germany — guaranteed, sworn to, scout's honor, case closed — until the buildup to the Gulf War came along in 1990 and the support of Iran and Syria was needed for the broad Middle East coalition the United States was readying for the ouster of Iraq's troops from Kuwait. Washington was also anxious to achieve the release of American hostages held in Lebanon by groups close to Iran. ...

(snip)

In order to be returned to Libya, Megrahi had to cancel his appeal. It was the appeal, not his health, that concerned the Brits and the Americans. ...

(snip)

The Sunday Times (London) recently reported: "American intelligence documents [of 1989, from the Pentagon's Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)] blaming Iran for the Lockerbie bombing would have been produced in court if the Libyan convicted of Britain's worst terrorist attack had not dropped his appeal." Added the Times: "The DIA briefing discounted Libya's involvement in the bombing on the basis that there was 'no current credible intelligence' implicating her." 7

If the three governments involved really believed that Megrahi was guilty of murdering 270 of their people, it's highly unlikely that they would have released their grip on him. Or is even that too much civilized behavior to expect.

One final note: Many people are under the impression that Libyan Leader Moammar Qaddafi has admitted on more than one occasion to Libya's guilt in the PanAm 103 bombing. This is not so. Instead, he has stated that Libya would take "responsibility" for the crime. He has said this purely to get the heavy international sanctions against his country lifted. At various times, both he and his son have explicitly denied any Libyan role in the bombing.

Humankind shall never fly

(snip)

Parts omitted in the above excerpt, which is followed by other topics, are of real value, just that I wanted to excerpt enough of the strong content without extending the length of this post.

"Lockerbie Investigator Disputes Story
Richard Marquise led the U.S. task force that investigated the bombing
"

by Ludwig De Braeckeleer, Ohmynews, Oct. 6th, 2007

www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=6996

OhMyNews.com is OhMyNews Interational, which Professor De Braeckeleer refers to as OMNI.

I knew there were plenty of articles with copies at GR, but believe this is the author whose article(s) I initially wanted to find and couldn't recall his name. Ohmynews evidently is english.Ohmynews.com, based on a Web search.

Bio.: "Ludwig De Braeckeleer has a Ph.D. in nuclear sciences. He teaches physics and international humanitarian law. He blogs on "The GaiaPost."". gaiapost.blogspot.com

"Proper judicial procedure is simply impossible if political interests and intelligence services -- from whichever side -- succeed in interfering in the actual conduct of a court … The purpose of intelligence services -- from whichever side -- lies in secret action and deception, not in the search for truth. Justice and the rule of law can never be achieved without transparency." --Hans Koechler, U.N. observer at the Zeist trial On Sept. 6, OhmyNews International published a story related to a sensational document known as the Lumpert affidavit. (See "Key Lockerbie Witness Admits Perjury.)

That article is linked further below.

Ulrich Lumpert was a key witness (No. 550) at the Camp Zeist trial, where a three-Judge panel convicted a Libyan citizen of murdering 270 persons who died in the bombing of Pan Am 103 over Lockerbie.

"I confirm today on July 18, 2007, that I stole the third hand-manufactured MST-13 Timer PC-board consisting of 8 layers of fiberglass from MeBo Ltd. and gave it without permission on June 22, 1989, to a person officially investigating in the Lockerbie case," Lumpert wrote.

On Sept. 7, the agent who led the Lockerbie investigation for the FBI wrote to me and criticized the article on several grounds, but most importantly, he alleged that the Lumpert affidavit was a "total fabrication."

Richard Marquise led the U.S. task force that investigated the Lockerbie bombing. He has authored a book on the subject: Scotbom: Evidence and the Lockerbie Investigation. He wrote to me:

"Lumpert's new statement is a total fabrication. ..."

Since the publication of the article, a well-informed source has told me that Lumpert has signed four affidavits. The documents were certified by notary Walter Wieland under Nr. 2069 to 2072.

I am now in possession of one of these four documents and I have received confirmation from the proper Swiss authority that Wieland indeed certified these documents on July 18 and that he is competent for doing so.

(snip)

Lumpert wrote that he wishes to clear his conscience and that he can no longer "be prosecuted for stealing, delivering and making false statements about the MST-13 Timer PC-board, on grounds of statutory limitation."

Moreover, as I explained at length in the Sept. 6 article, the Lumpert affidavit, in just seven paragraphs, elucidates all of the longstanding mysteries surrounding the infamous MST-13 timer, which allegedly triggered the bomb that exploded Pan Am 103 over Lockerbie on Dec. 21, 1988.

Conspiracy Theory?

I wish to add that I am obviously not the only one who had reached such a conclusion. The possibility that evidence has been fabricated in order to secure the conviction of the Libyans has gained support among many people who could hardly be described as conspiracy theorists.

Jim Swire, Robert Black and Hans Koechler are among the best-informed people about the extremely complex Zeist trial.

Black QC FRSE (Queen's Council and Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh) has been Professor of Scots Law in the University of Edinburgh since January 1981, having previously been in practice at the Scottish Bar. He is now professor emeritus.

(snip)

Black's support for the story is obvious from the fact that he posted my article on his Web site. In a comment posted on OMNI, Black went out of his way to express his agreement with the 18-page analysis of the consequences of the Lumpert affidavit. "A masterly review of the weaknesses in the Lockerbie court's conviction of [Abdelbaset Al] Megrahi," Black wrote.

In April 2000, professor Koechler was appointed by U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan as international observer at the Lockerbie bombing trial that was held at Camp Zeist, Netherlands.

Koechler has also posted the article on his Web site. ...

(snip)

I promised Richard Marquise that I would make an effort "to see things from the other side." And I will. But for now, we must agree to disagree. I leave him with a comment posted by Iain McKie -- someone who knows all about the consequences of forensic mistakes.

(snip)

Meanwhile, new extraordinary revelations have surfaced that support my view that the Lockerbie trial was engineered by Western intelligence services to frame Libya.

'Secret' Lockerbie Report Claim

Crucial information in the possession of the CIA that is related to the timer issue was withheld from the defense. The Heraldof Glasgow revealed on Oct. 2 that "a top secret [CIA] document vital to unearthing the truth about the Lockerbie bombing was obtained by the Crown Office but never shown to the defense team."

(snip)

The prosecutors have refused to make public the ultra secret document on the basis of national security. Many have been wondering what national security has to do with the Lockerbie bombing. ...

After having seen the CIA document, the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission team that investigated the conviction of Abdelbaset Al Megrahi decided to grant him a second appeal. The document has not yet been seen by the defense. ...

(snip)

CIA Offered $2m to Lockerbie Witnesses

It now appears that huge amounts of money were offered by U.S. officials to at least three key witnesses. The defense was never told that the CIA had offered millions of dollars to their star witnesses.

(snip)

"Key Lockerbie Witness Admits Perjury"
by Prof. Ludwig De Braeckeleer, Sept. 6th, 2007

http://english.ohmynews.com/articleview/article_view.asp?menu=c10400&no=...

This is the article of his that I initially sought at GR, where there is a copy; having specifically wanted to find this one because it provides very considerable analysis regarding the PFLP, et cetera, that William Blum briefly mentioned in his piece further above. And it provides a lot more very important analysis that is [always] worth reading and getting very informed by or from.

These two articles by Prof. De Braeckeleer are his only pieces on Lockerbie at GR, currently, but a Google of english.ohmynews.com for articles by him on the Lockerbie story returns links to plenty. His blog has a section specifically on the Lockerbie bombing, but the index apparently does not include all of his related articles. The title of the first entry at the top of the blog home page is about the Lockerbie story and isn't found in his Lockerbie index page. Two other entries in the blog home page are also for related articles and their titles also aren't found in the Lockerbie index page. But people who check will definitely find titles for which the articles should be very interesting, at least.

http://gaiapost.blogspot.com/search/label/Lockerbie

His long series of articles entitled, "Diary of a Vengeance Foretold" definitely has some that are related to the Lockerbie story and the Part 1 piece in this series is entitled, "The USS Vincennes 'Accident'".

http://gaiapost.blogspot.com

Pan Am 103: Bombing, or accidental explosion?

I had never heard or read of the accidental explosion theory before this evening and came across the realOfScotland.com page a little further below this evening. It describes this theory very well and I came across the page while searching for the article by Robert Black and in which he commented on Prof. De Braeckeleer's piece.

There are three parts in the page. The first part is for a copy of an article by Steven Raeburn, editor of The Firm, Scotland's Independent Law Journal, firmmagazine.com, on the accidental explosion theory. The second part is about the need for the US to fully support a real and full inquiry into the Pan Am 103 bombing or accident, whichever it was. And the third part is for a short article by Robert Black about who, between Scotland and England, is responsible on that side of the Atlantic for the inquiry not happening, and he comes to two possible conclusions, naming the two persons of Scotland's legal body, but while one is under authority of England. He adds that Scotland and England could simply do as has happened before and which is to agree to work together to make this inquiry happen.

http://gaiapost.blogspot.com/2008/06/lockerbie-secret-document-confirmed...

Check my post to Prof. De Braeckeleer's blog article, just above, for the necessary links. The post immediately follows his short excerpt from one of his articles at OMNI and was made minutes ago to ask him if he's heard or read about this accidental explosion theory. By using the above link for this post, people will be able to get the intended links and, potentially anyway, his comment on the accidental explosion theory.

I expect he'll see or be notified about my post even if his article is one of 2008. The link to the page for the excerpt was at the top of either the blog home page, or the blog's Lockerbie index.

If the accidental explosion is what really happened, then not only will the two falsely accused Libyans have been cleared, the PFLP, Syria and Iran will also be, which would be great.

Prof. De Braeckeleer and others report that the CIA had planted evidence, and provide theories about the reasons for the CIA doing this, but it's possible that the CIA was trying to help cover up accidental explosion. If that's what happened, then Steven Raeburn's article explains that this was probably, if not certainly, because the US was secretly using the civilian Pan Am 103 to transport military weapons that were very sensitive to VHF or VHF-2 frequencies, f.e., and he says there was a lot of that when the plane exploded. There was a lot because of the pilot communicating or trying to communicate with the control tower or center.

Civilian aircraft are [not] supposed to be used for transporting military weapons according to Steven Raeburn's article, so if these are what exploded, then we could expect the CIA to try to cover this up. It's the government of the US that would have been owing families of victims of Pan Am 103 billions of dollars in compensation; although, I don't like using "compensation" in monetary or material terms for the loss of [loved] ones. They can't be replaced with or by money.

What of all of this will the huge volume of documents that Wikileaks will be releasing soon contain? I wonder.

""War criminals" leak strikes at heart of Israeli society"

by Paul Larudee, Nov. 26th, 2010

www.uruknet.info/?p=m72218

Author, about: He's co-founder of the Free Gaza, FreeGaza.org, and Free Palestine, FreePalestineMovement.org, movements, and is an organizer in the International Solidarity Movement, PalSolidarity.org.

Paul Larudee considers the implications for Israel and its armed forces of the leaking of the details of 200 Israeli military personnel who participated in the invasion of Gaza of 2008-09, which resulted in the murder of more than 1,400 people, primarily civilians, including over 340 children.

"Instead of asking why some groups or individuals in Israeli society are willing to take great risks to hold that society accountable for its actions, Israel prefers to blame the problem on treacherous, self-hating, anti-Semitic Jews, and to instill fear and hatred as the means for preventing Israelis from examining their consciences." (Paul Larudee)

When unknown elements in Israel leaked the name, rank, identification number and other information about two hundred Israeli military personnel who reportedly participated in the 2008-09 invasion of Gaza, the effect was sudden and profound, according to sources in Israel.

Although the first site on which the leaked information appeared was taken down by the host, it has continued to circulate via email, and has appeared on a number of other sites. The Israeli military and other Israeli agencies are reportedly doing all they can to shut down every site on which it appears, and to prevent it from "going viral". At least one popular blog that links to the site has received a record number of death threats.

What is so special about the list? As several critics have pointed out, it doesn't even state the crimes that the listed individuals are alleged to have committed.

The root of the problem, according to the sources in Israel, is a poorly kept secret -- namely, that it is hard to serve in the Israeli military without committing war crimes, because such crimes are a matter of policy. ...

Some, of course, have gone much farther, .... These acts have all been heavily documented ....

(snip)

The publication of the list of 200 changes everything. The list contains the names of a few high-ranking officers, but many of those named are in the lower ranks, all the way down to sergeant. The effect is to make ordinary Israelis concerned that they, too, may be subject to arrest abroad, and without the protection that well-connected higher officials might enjoy. ...

(snip)

This has serious consequences for Israeli society. It potentially increases the number of youths who will try to avoid the military, the rates of emigration and immigration, and other patterns of commitment to Israel and its military. Most of all, according to the sources, it may cause soldiers to begin to question policy and orders far more than in the past, because of the way it may affect them personally. The debate is already taking place around the question, "Can I be held responsible?"

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I would've quoted the whole article, for it's not long and is worth reading in full, but have already made a long post in this page, so don't want to add too much more. Instead, I'll just recommend reading the whole article.

Informed Activist

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