'Palestinians' commissioned by Gadhafi carried out Lockerbie bombing?
Saturday will mark 25 years since a suitcase with a bomb brought down Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, killing all 259 passengers and 11 people on the ground. Now, a senior Israeli security source has told the Times of Israel that the attack was carried out by Ahmed Jabril's Popular Front for the Liberation of 'Palestine' - General Command
. At the behest of Libyan dictator Muammar Gadhafi.
The Israeli source, who spoke to The Times of
Israel on condition of anonymity, said Israel was “listening in” during
the months prior to the December 21, 1988 bombing on preparations for
what “we thought was a plan to target an Israeli plane” and that it was
“clear that Jibril prepared the operation.”
The comments came ahead of Saturday’s 25th
anniversary of the worst terrorist attack ever carried out on British
territory, and the worst terror attack on American civilians with the
exception of 9/11. The anniversary is prompting another slew of
conspiracy theories as to who was responsible.
Among the claims that have come to the fore in
various newspaper reports, TV documentaries and new books in the last
few days are allegations that the bomber was Palestinian terrorist Mohammed Abu Talb, who carried out a series of bombings in Copenhagen and Amsterdam in 1985; that the CIA subverted the investigation; and
that a fair-minded examination of the evidence demonstrates that the
bomb, rather than beginning its fateful journey in Malta, was smuggled onto Flight 103 via a baggage container at Heathrow Airport.
The Israeli source did not dispute that Col.
Muammar Gaddafi’s Libya, which in 2003 accepted responsibility for the
bombing and paid compensation to victims’ families, had commissioned the
attack. And he said that while an Iranian role made sense, Israel had
found no proof of Iranian involvement. (Iran, a prime orchestrator of
international terrorism, had pledged to avenge the July 1988 accidental
downing by the USS Vincennes of Iran Air Flight 655 in the Persian Gulf,
with the loss of all 290 people on board.)
Several Israeli prime ministers and former
heads of the Mossad intelligence service have told this reporter over
the years that it is their belief that the Libyans instigated the
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The source, who was a senior figure in the Israeli military intelligence
hierarchy at the time of the Lockerbie blast, said there was a “huge
alert” in the Israeli security establishment in the months before the
bombing, because of indications that the PFLP-GC was about to strike.
“We told the British and the Americans what we knew, which was that
there was an intention to hit an Israeli plane,” he said. “We didn’t
warn about a British or an American plane because we didn’t know that,”
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