Thursday, October 23, 2008

'United States Scapegoated Libya': Tam Dalyell

Tam Dalyell was a Labour member of the House of Commons from 1962 to 2005. During his rather astonishingly long career in the House, Dalyell has led no less than 17 Adjournment debates on the Lockerbie bombing, in which he repeatedly demanded answers by the government to the reports of Hans Kochler, the United Nations observer at the Lockerbie Trial. His latest comments are extraordinary. "If I thought there was any scintilla of possibility that he was guilty of mass murder, I might agree with Ruth Cohen, the intransigent American relative, who says she has no pity. But the American relatives, intent on vengeance, should understand that the United States scapegoated Libya, a country which had nothing whatever to do with the Lockerbie crime, at a time when they wanted to blame someone, small and unpopular, in order not to have trouble with Iran and Syria, who harboured the real perpetrators, before the planned invasion of Iraq," Dalyell wrote."The dreadful question has to be asked -- if Mr Megrahi's illness is as terminal as is indicated in medical bulletins, what happens now? Do we just sweep it under the carpet; do we allow it to evaporate or go away? Certainly not, say some of us. The issue is not only Mr Megrahi, but the integrity and good name of the Scottish legal system." Read full story

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

The Goben Memorandum

Peter Thiel is living in a small village just outside Frankfurt. He used to work at Frankfurt airport. When the BKA raided his home on Oct. 26, they found three messages from Martin Kadorah asking to contact him as soon as possible. Kadorah, who was arrested in Yougoslavia, never provided the police with a satisfactory explanation for these suspicious phone calls. Nevertheless, both men were released in a matter of hours and never investigated again.When the BKA raided the house of Martin Kadorah, they found ammunition, gun cleaning equipment and, quite amazingly, an Israeli Ministry of Interior stamp! The BKA also found a notebook belonging to Kadorah. Read full story

The Maltese Connection

Abu Talb, still in Cyprus, contacted one of the directors of the bakery and will meet with them in Malta in a couple of days. [1]On the same day, Dalkamoni and Yassim Kam-Nakche return to Neuss. From his flat at 16 Isarstrasse, Dalkamoni calls Habib Dajani who owns a restaurant, the King s take Away, in Nicosia Cyprus. Dajani says that he has obtained a Visa for Germany. Dajani informs Dalkamoni that he will arrive in Berlin on Monday Oct. 24. Dajani will later admit that he used to pass messages to and for Dalkamoni. Among the usual callers, Dajani recalls Abu Nidal and Abu Talb. The Lockerbie investigation never found evidence of a link between Dalkamoni and Talb. Read full story

The PFLP-GC Bomb Maker Goes Shopping for Radios

Khreesat is looking for tuners and monitors with no particular brand or model in mind. As a rule, Khreesat prefers older models because the newer models are digital and much more compact. It is harder to alter a newer model, since there is less room inside. It is of course critical to keep the radios functional to defeat security screening at the airport.Later in the day, Dalkamoni calls and visits Martin Khadorah, who lives at 68 Bernadottstrasse, Frankfurt. Born Mahmoud Kadorah, the Palistinian is suspected of belonging to the PFLP-GC. In August 1986, his name and phone number was found in the notebooks of two members of the organization when they were arrested in London. Soon after the visit of Dalkamoni, Kadorah departs for Yougoslavia where he meets Bilal Dalkamoni. Bilal, the younger brother of Haffez, lives in Maribor, Yougoslavia. The PFLP-GC maintains several arms cache in Yougoslavia. Read full story

The PFLP-GC Bomb Maker: Marwan Abdel Khreesat

Marwan Khreesat was born in 1945 in Amman, Jordan. At the age of four, he attended an Islamic College. He studied there until the age of 14. He never did military service nor learned a trade. He helped his father business as an electrician. But in truth, Khreesat was no ordinary electrical appliance repairman. He was the senior bomb maker of Jibril PFLP-GC. According to MOSSAD, Khreesat was implicated in the 1970 bombing of a Swissair airliner in which 47 people died. There is also strong evidence that Khreesat had been instrumental in the 1972 bombing of an El Al plane. The bomb consisted of 250 grams of explosive hidden in a radio and triggered by a barometric switch.Khreesat retired from terrorism activities soon after the bombing of the El Al airliner. And then, in 1986, he rejoined the PFLP-GC for reasons that have never been explained. Read full story

The PFLP-GC Bomb Maker Arrives in Germany

The telephone is answered, and he asks for Imad Chaaban's brother. He waits some time, and then Jihad Chaaban and Mohamed Sami Orfali arrived. All three drive to the shop belonging to Hashem Abassi, at 4040 Neuss, Neumarkt 14, Germany. Mohamed Moghrabi is introduced to Hashem Abassi.Between 13th and 14th October 1988, Mohamed Mougrabi resides at 16 Isarstrasse, Neuss, Germany. Shortly after his arrival at that appartment, Hafez Dalkamoni, aka Hafez Hussein, arrives carrying a package. [1] Dalkamoni is introduced to Mohamed Mougrabi by Hashem Abassi. Read full story

Mohamed Moghrabi Drives to Germany

According to Mohamed Moghrabi, the purpose of the trip was to assist the brother and cousin of Imad Chaaban, Jihad Chaaban, and Mohamed Samir Orfali, to gain illegal entry to Sweden. [3]On Sept. 5, 1988, Jehab Chabaan, Ziad Chabaan and Samir Ourfali entered Germany on a flight from Damascus. Ziad is another brother of Imad Chabaan. [See Part 65 -- Sept. 5, 1988]Imad Chabaan, who changed his name to Martin Imandi a few years earlier, resides in Uppsala, Sweden. Imad Chabaan is a close associate of PSF member Abu Talb. Imad Chabaan had met the three men at Munich airport and attempted to drive them illegally to Sweden. But Danish police arrested them at the border city of Rodbyhavn on charge of carrying false documentation. Read full story