Abdelbeset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi has been released this week. He has been serving a life sentence as the only convicted person concerning the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 which blew up over Lockerbie, Scotland. He was released on compassionate grounds because he is terminally ill.
Ralph Schoenman and Mya Shone said on their WBAI FM, Pacifica radio program ‘Taking Aim’ that it was really the US government which blew up the Pan Am flight and then blackmailed Libya into accepting blame for the bombing. They claim that Libya agreed to take the blame for the attack in order to escape from three levels of sanctions by the USA and NATO. The flight had been bombed by the CIA in order to cover up US government involvement in drug trafficking.
To listen to the story, first go to the taking aim radio achieve list:
Scroll three-fourths down the list of audio programs and click on:
030902Libya and Lockerbie: The Untold Story
Consortiumnews.com writer Lisa Pease also writes in an August 21st, 2009 article entitled: ‘Lockerbie doubts:’
“While I don’t know if the alternative theories of the Pan Am 103 bombing are true, what I do know is that there is a lot more support for some of them than there ever was for the conviction of the unfortunate and now cancer-ridden al-Megrahi, whose release on Thursday was widely condemned by U.S. officials and media figures with almost no reference to the lingering doubts about his conviction beyond brief mentions that he continues to assert his innocence.
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.”