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Lockerbie: Ulrich Lumpert And The Pro-Syrian Palestinian Faction

by | 29th, August 2007

The Croydonian notes:

I cannot see any reference in the English language media to this bombshell in Le Figaro, so here is a minor filetting of the article:

Swiss engineer Ulrich Lumpert has admitted lying in his testimony made to the court in the trial of Abdelbasset al-Megrahi, currently in the Glasgow big house for involvement in the bomb that detonated on PanAm 103 over Lockerbie in 1988. He has added a claim that he stole a timer from his employer, Swiss company Mebo and to have then given it a Scottish police officer involved in the investigation. Translating directly from Le Figaro, “This assertion accredits a thesis maintained by many people – journalists, lawyers and even parents of victims: there had been a “manipulation” in the investigation to incriminate Libya, whereas the first suspicions pointed out to a pro-Syrian Palestinian faction”.

Mebo had sold timers to Libya in the past, but has always maintained that the timer in question had not been sold by it to the Libyans.

I recall there being much shaking of heads over the suspicion of Syrian involvement being ruled out at the time – when they were seen as being on our side during Gulf War I – and without claiming to have studied the whole affair to any great depth felt that something was not entirely right in the apparently over-neat fingering of Libya to the exclusion of Damascus and its various cat’s paws.

Meanwhile, al-Megrahi was granted leave to appeal in June, although that was prior to this business with the timer….

If someone lies the first time, what says they aren’t lying again?

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