The Lockerbie Trial Concludes.
How and Why the Author Became Involved.
The Pan Am 103 verdict is in!
Abdel Basset al-Megrahi was found guilty of murder.
Al-Amin Khalifa Fahima was found innocent.
This conclusion has been well received by many to bring closure to this tragedy. In my book, I suggest that based upon my investigation, these two men are innocent. Like many people who have followed this trial, I'm troubled --- there appears to be too many stones unturned. The three judges made their decision based on the facts presented but did they hear all of the facts? We now know that a mountain of information was ignored.
I wonder what Fhimah and Megrahi were doing between the time of the Pan Am 103 crash and November 14, 1991 when the charges were brought against these two individuals? Were they in hiding in Libya? Were they handsomely rewarded by the Libyan government? Did they just carry on a normal working life?
The Megrahi appeal was lost and he has been transferred to prison in Glasgow, Scotland. I thought the verdict would have been overturned, but it was not. Either way, there are perpetrators and accomplices still at large, so the investigation must continue. Professor Robert Black, Edinburgh Law School, has very serious reservations about the verdict which you can read on the geocities.com webpage below. I am very concerned that Robert Black's name is being criticized in a very vicious manner; let us not forget that without his effort there may never have been a trial.
Is the world being faced with another political fiasco we shall call "Libyagate".
1. Was Libya set up just before the Gulf War in order that Syria would not side with Iraq?
2. Why was Charles Mcgee not notified that Pan Am 103 might be bombed? The infamous "Helsinki letter" was warning other State Department officials of this possibility.
3. Why was $500,000 in cash and a suitcase full of drugs removed from the Lockerbie site?
If you want answers to these questions, read my book.
Why did the Author of "Plane Truth" get involved?
I was working on the Lockerbie case in 1995 -- to bring the accused to the USA or the UK; find out why we had to quit! What was the money value of the contract? Who was involved?
Then there is information on the problems with vintage 747's. Why would I have such data? One comes across interesting documents while working as a merchant banker. Get the details! OK?
I worked as a petroleum engineer in Libya from 1968 to 1973. I was in Tripoli the day Gadhafi took over --- September 1, 1969. Libya is a wonderful country with magnificent Roman cities, which will thrill you; they are so complete. Do not be fooled by the idea of a desert; two thousand miles of sandy, unpolluted beaches. Look up Leptis Magna and Sabratha for starters -- great pictures.
One day, Libya will be a garden spot on the planet. The Libyan desert is underlain with massive aquifers containing enough fresh water to flow the River Nile for 2,500 years! The US geological satellites have scanned the desert with sand penetrating radar and mapped these aquifers. The desert is loaded with plant seeds from all over Africa blown in on the Ghibli winds. There are trillions of cubic feet of gas, uneconomic to reach the world markets, in the Libyan oil and gas reservoirs, which are there for the Libyans to exploit for local purposes. It is feasible to create a forest along the Libyan coast for 2,000 miles and 25 miles deep into the "desert." It rains deep in the desert; I've seen it. In the morning, after a rain, the Gialo plateau will bloom with a carpet of tiny, green shoots only to wither in the noon day sun. Beautiful! Did you know that Libya has built a massive water distribution line from Kufra to the Libyan coast? "The River of Life." Two problems have developed. The water quality is not as potable as hoped and the aquifers are dropping faster than expected. When the sanctions are lifted these problems can be resolved.
Also http://www.libyaonline.com , then go to tourism --- enjoy the trip.
Find out what I think of the Libyan people --- they are just like you and I! Stop these idiotic sanctions. NOW! http://www.ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/dr_ibrahim_ighneiwa/
The Tripoli Reunion, which has been in operation for about 40 years, will be held in Houston, Texas on July 19-22, 2001.
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