Tony Blair: Libya, Lockerbie, Arms and Betrayals by Felicity Arbuthnot

by Felicity Arbuthnot
Writer, Dandelion Salad
London, England
August 2, 2013

Lockerbie Memorial

Image by Mr Ush via Flickr

“The public cannot be too curious concerning the characters of public men.” (Samuel Adams, 1722-1803, letter 1775)

This will surely have you falling down with surprise. According to documents released under the Freedom of Information Act and obtained by the (UK) Sunday Telegraph, the August 2009 release from Scotland’s Barlinnie jail of Libyan Abdelbaset al- Megrahi, accused of the bombing of Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland in December 1988, hinged on an oil and arms deal, allegedly brokered by roving war monger (sorry, roving “Peace Ambassador”) Tony Blair.

Continue reading

New evidence casts doubt in Lockerbie case + Lockerbie: Case closed

Dandelion Salad

on Feb 27, 2012

The conviction of a Libyan man for blowing up a passenger jet over Scotland in 1988 could be seriously undermined by new evidence. Continue reading

This is what empires do by William Bowles

by William Bowles
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
williambowles.info
crossposted on Strategic Culture Foundation
23 June, 2011

yankee go home found in firenze.JPG

Image by señor mi ley via Flickr

I’m sure that somewhere, in a university or institute, researchers have produced an analysis that measures the rise in the number of armed conflicts as a ratio of the increase in economic instability as capitalism goes into one of its periodic meltdowns. Meltdowns that almost invariably end in large-scale war/s as a means of consuming surplus capital, taking out competitors, getting rid of surplus labour, grabbing new markets, extending the sphere of empire… yada, yada, yada…

Continue reading

Whistleblower Susan Lindauer: Libya, Lockerbie and 9/11, interviewed by Cindy Sheehan

by Cindy Sheehan
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox Blog
Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox
May 22, 2011

US, Keep Your Hands Off Libya

Image by Mohammad A. Hamama, A reflected version! via Flickr

(SOAPBOX #99) – Cindy presents her guest Susan Lindauer, author of Exreme Prejudice: The Terrifying Story of the Patriot Act and the Cover Ups of 9/11 and Iraq.  Ms. Lindauer was a US “asset” covering the Libyan and Iraqi embassies in Washington D.C. and served as a “back channel” during the Lockerbie negotiations.  Thus she was situated in an ideal “fly on the wall” position there.  Continue reading

US paid reward to Lockerbie witness, Abdelbaset al-Megrahi papers claim

Dandelion Salad

by Severin Carrell, Scotland correspondent
guardian.co.uk
2 Oct 2009

Two key figures in the conviction of the Lockerbie bomber were secretly given rewards of up to $3m (£1.9m) in a deal discussed by Scottish detectives and the US government, according to legal papers released today.

Continue reading

Lockerbie: Megrahi Was Framed By John Pilger

By John Pilger
September 04, 2009 “Information Clearing House
www.johnpilger.com

The hysteria over the release of the so-called Lockerbie bomber reveals much about the political and media class on both sides of the Atlantic, especially Britain. From Gordon Brown’s “repulsion” to Barack Obama’s “outrage,” the theater of lies and hypocrisy is dutifully attended by those who call themselves journalists. “But what if Megrahi lives longer than three months?” whined a BBC reporter to the Scottish First Minister, Alex Salmond. “What will you say to your constituents, then?”

Horror of horrors that a dying man should live longer than prescribed before he “pays” for his “heinous crime”: the description of the Scottish justice minister, Kenny MacAskill, whose “compassion” allowed Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi to go home to Libya to “face justice from a higher power.” Amen.

The American satirist Larry David once addressed a voluble crony as “a babbling brook of bullsh*t.” Such eloquence summarizes the circus of Megrahi’s release.

Continue reading

Lockerbie & Kafka’s Labyrinth by Michael Carmichael

Bookmark and Share

https://dandelionsalad.wordpress.com/

by Michael Carmichael
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
PlanetaryMovement.org
August 21, 2009

In December 1988, I was living in the United Kingdom when the searing news of the Lockerbie bombing exploded into the global consciousness.

With 270 victims, Lockerbie was at once the worst act of terrorism on British soil and the most heinous act of terrorism yet perpetrated against Americans. Twelve years later, Lockerbie would produce one of the most expensive trials in world history (75 million pounds sterling, circa $120 million) and what has become a highly contentious verdict.

At the time of the tragedy, an extremist group of Palestinians backed by Iran was selected as the primary suspect, but two years later when Saddam Hussein seized Kuwait the spotlight of suspicion shifted to Libya. Bush, Sr. needed Iranian support for the invasion of Kuwait – a nation courted assiduously by the Reagan-Bush administration through the notorious Iran-Contra Scandal and beyond.

Continue reading

Do you know the truth about Lockerbie? By Robert Fisk

Dandelion Salad

By Robert Fisk
ICH
10/13/07 “The Independent

I urge anyone who is aware of government lies over Flight 103 to come forward

After writing about the “ravers” who regularly turn up at lectures to claim that President Bush/the CIA/the Pentagon/Mossad etc perpetrated the crimes against humanity of 11 September, I received a letter this week from Marion Irvine, who feared that members of her family run the risk of being just such “ravers” and “voices heard in the wilderness”. Far from it.

Continue reading