Lockerbie: The Maltese Double-Cross

Allan Francovich

The Maltese Double Cross – Lockerbie discusses evidence and witnesses that would eventually figure at the Pan Am Flight 103 bombing trial in 2000:

• the Mebo MST — 13 timer fragment, which Thomas Thurman of the FBI’s forensic laboratory said that he identified on June 15, 1990;

• Mebo’s Swiss owner, Edwin Bollier, is interviewed at length;

• forensic scientist, Dr Michael Scott, describes DERA’s ‘forensic expert’, Alan Feraday, as a technician without any formal qualifications as a scientist;

• solicitor, Alastair Logan, criticises DERA’s Dr Thomas Hayes for the forensic evidence that was used to convict the Maguire Seven;

• former CIA operative, Oswald LeWinter says the appointment of ‘Libyan dirty tricks expert’, Vincent Cannistraro, to head the CIA’s team investigating Lockerbie ‘would be funny, if it were not an obscenity’;

• Department of Defense Whistle Blower Lester Coleman linked the bomb to a terrorist cell trained by CIA operative, Edwin P. Wilson; and,

• best-selling author, David Yallop, reviews the available evidence and looks at who might have been responsible for the Lockerbie bombing.

The documentary disputes the conclusion reached by the official investigation into the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, instead advancing the theory that the bomb was introduced onto the aircraft by an unwitting drug mule, Khaled Jafaar, in what the filmmaker claims is a CIA-protected suitcase.

Abolhassan Bani-Sadr, former prime minister of Iran, discusses the idea that Iran took revenge for the shootdown by the USS Vincennes of Iran Air Flight 655 in July 1988.