Saturday, December 22, 2007

US Media Breaks Silence Over Lockerbie

Jeff Stein, the national security editor of the Congressional Quarterly Web site, CQ Politics, outlines the problems with the official US-U.K. version of the Lockerbie bombing. Quotes from US security and intelligence operatives confirm the stories reported by OhmyNews International.

"After the verdict convicting Megrahi, I provided leads to the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission [SCCRC], which tracked down specific transactions between Iran and the PFLP operatives," Baer told Stein.I understand that Baer told the SCCRC that an $11 million payment was received by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command (PFLP-GC) on or about Dec. 23, 1988, evidenced by a credit to a bank in Lausanne, Switzerland, and that the payment was moved from there to another PFLP-GC account at the Banque Nationale de Paris, and thence to the Hungarian development bank.Muhammad Hafiz Dalkamoni is a trusted collaborator of Amhed Jibril, the head and founder of the PFLP-GC. In fact, Dalkamoni is known as Jibril's right hand man. Jibril ordered him to go to Germany in the fall of 1988. Dalkamoni was highly rewarded for his services to the "Islamic revolutionary struggle against the West." The Iranian citation praises Dalkamoni for achieving the greatest-ever strike against the West. Dalkamoni was arrested during Operation Autumn Leaves. The Paris account number was found in his possession. Read full story

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