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Lockerbie bombing ‘was work of Iran, not Libya’ says former spy
Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11:00PM GMT 10 Mar 2014 | Gordon Rayner

Posted on 03/10/2014 5:08:47 PM PDT by Olog-hai

The Lockerbie bombing was ordered by Iran and carried out by a Syrian-based terrorist group, a former Iranian intelligence officer has admitted.

Abolghassem Mesbahi, a defector to Germany, said Pan Am flight 103 was downed in 1988 in retaliation for a US Navy strike on an Iranian commercial jet six months earlier, in which 290 people died.

He claims the Ayatollah Khomeini, who was Iran’s Supreme Leader, ordered the bombing “to copy exactly what happened to the Iranian Airbus”. …

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Germany; News/Current Events; Russia; Syria; United Kingdom; War on Terror
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1 posted on 03/10/2014 5:08:47 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

So, we killed old Colonel Q for nothing.


2 posted on 03/10/2014 5:12:05 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon

He was a dictator and a thug, but he was our dictator and our thug. At least he kept things under control over there, until we destabilized him. Slaughtering islamists is no crime.


3 posted on 03/10/2014 5:17:56 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: Viennacon

We didn’t even do that right.

Still amazes me that Iran is always “hands off” as far as DC is concerned.


4 posted on 03/10/2014 5:20:59 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

We need to turn Teheran into a sea of glass.


5 posted on 03/10/2014 5:24:22 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Who but a TYRANT shoves down another man's throat what he has exempted himself from?)
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To: carriage_hill
He was a dictator and a thug, but he was our dictator and our thug. At least he kept things under control over there, until we destabilized him. Slaughtering islamists is no crime.

Friggin demonrats all they are good for is causing America grief, just as jimmy the peanut brought about our Iranian problem by dumping the Shah, so has obamaramadingdong and hitlary thrown more oil on the fire in Libya.

6 posted on 03/10/2014 5:24:53 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Olog-hai
Follow the money ...

True in Britain, France and Germany, and true in the US.

7 posted on 03/10/2014 5:27:03 PM PDT by texas booster (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team # 36120) Cure Alzheimer's!)
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To: Olog-hai

nothing new


8 posted on 03/10/2014 5:30:11 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Olog-hai
Imagine that! They were Iranian. . .coincidentally. . .
9 posted on 03/10/2014 5:42:16 PM PDT by wtd
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To: Olog-hai
After a period, the truth usually comes out.

Twenty-eight years for Pan Am 103, fifty and counting on the Kennedy assassination, just fifteen with the downing of TWA 800. That one may get resolved before all he!! breaks loose in the next and final ME conflict, although I have my doubts.

Col. "Bo" Gritz, no flaming liberal he, had it pegged within days of the bombing as Iran's doing, in retaliation for the accidental shoot-down of an Iranian civil aviation Airbus by our Navy six months earlier. But then nobody would take seriously a "conspiracy theorist."

10 posted on 03/10/2014 5:46:04 PM PDT by logician2u
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CORRECTION: That would be 18 years this coming July for TWA flight 800. (memory lapse)


11 posted on 03/10/2014 6:02:18 PM PDT by logician2u
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To: logician2u
Col. "Bo" Gritz, no flaming liberal he, had it pegged within days of the bombing as Iran's doing, in retaliation for the accidental shoot-down of an Iranian civil aviation Airbus by our Navy six months earlier.

I thought the same thing: tit-for tat.

12 posted on 03/10/2014 6:06:36 PM PDT by null and void ( Obama is Law-Less because Republican "leaders" are BALL-LESS!!)
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To: Mastador1

Add-up Egypt, Libya, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, and has undermined Turkey, Jordan and Saudi Arabia. Quite a ‘resume enhancement’ in just 5 years.


13 posted on 03/10/2014 6:18:40 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: Olog-hai
The case against Iran/Syria and PFLP-GC seemed pretty clear just months after the Lockerbie disaster, but then the first Gulf war followed by the Madrid conference and Syria and the palis were politically off-limits....
14 posted on 03/10/2014 8:43:03 PM PDT by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: Olog-hai

What difference, at this point, does it make?

(This is why you just blow up all your enemies - certainty.)


15 posted on 03/11/2014 1:14:37 AM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (HELL, NO! BE UNGOVERNABLE! --- ISLAM DELENDA EST)
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To: Olog-hai; onyx; SJackson; SunkenCiv
From this article (Lockerbie Doubts ):

The direction of the case shifted dramatically in the fall of 1990 as President George H.W. Bush was scrambling to assemble a coalition to drive Iraqi troops out of Kuwait. The Bush administration was in need of Iranian and Syrian help, too, in freeing U.S. hostages then held by Islamic militant groups in Lebanon.

And a most pertinent and valuable conclusion:

How did we get so far off track on this story? In part, by not having a truly independent media to investigate and report on the truth behind this case.

See also:

Lockerbie bombing: A change of belief

16 posted on 03/11/2014 11:07:06 AM PDT by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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The Three Amigos

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, Russia's Vladimir Putin and Turkey's Tayyip Erdogan meet in Sochi, Russia November 22, 2017. (photo credit: SPUTNIK/MIKHAIL METZEL/KREMLIN VIA REUTERS)

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17 posted on 05/02/2019 12:20:07 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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To: Olog-hai

That guy is a liar.


18 posted on 11/11/2019 2:57:00 AM PST by Krosan
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