Wednesday, 20 May 2009

End of first stage of appeal

The first stage of Abdelbaset Megrahi's appeal did in fact end yesterday. Here is what the Lord Justice General (Lord Hamilton) said at the conclusion of the proceedings:

'The court is much obliged to counsel on either hand for the careful and comprehensive submissions which have been made at this stage of the appeal. We will now, of course, require to give these submissions detailed and careful consideration. A question will arise as to whether it is appropriate to decide grounds 1 and 2 at this stage or, alternatively, to defer that decision until we have heard argument on other grounds, which are or may be closely related to them.

'We appreciate that having regard to, among other things, the appellant's state of health there will be concern that we deal with these matters as expeditiously as possible. But having regard to their importance to all concerned, we cannot and must not rush to judgment.

'Time has been set aside towards the end of this term for a procedural hearing in relation to further grounds of appeal. And in terms of the interlocutor of 18 March of this year, days were set aside in the week commencing 29 June for that purpose. For reasons which it is not necessary to go into, we intend to change that date or dates to dates in the week following that, that is the week commencing 6 July. We expect that by that time we will have reached a decision as to whether or not we should decide grounds 1 and 2 at this stage and to be able to intimate which course of action, either deciding them at this stage or deferring them, we have decided upon.

'But by this time, we shall simply continue the appeal to the first of the dates which are now substituted for the procedural matters which we have referred to, that is to Tuesday 7 July of this year.'

Media accounts have been provided by BBC News and by The Scotsman.


  1. MEBO Document no. 523.rtf.

    Announcement to some official experts, photographers of RARDE and to some Scottish police officers:

    The main subject dealt with the notorious 'timer circuit board *MST-13 fragment', called PT35B in the court records.
    FBI Special Agent and Task Force Chief Richard Marquise answered Gideon Levy's (VPRO) question G. L.: Would you have a case if you wouldn't have these evidence (MST-13 timer)? R.M.: Would we have a case. It would be a very dificult case to prove. It would be a very dificult case to prove ... I don't think we would ever had an indictment.

    And he said also: But I can tell you that now money was paid to any witness, any witness prior to the trial. No promise of money was made to any witness prior to the trial. G.L.: And was there paid any money after he trial? R.M.: I'm not gonna answer that.

    And he said: If someone manipulated evidence, if somebody didn't invesitgate something that should have been investigated, if somebody twisted it to fit up up Megrahi, or Fimah or Libya, then that person will go to jail. I mean that sincerely, that person should be prosecuted for that.

    We hope the Scottish Justice takes this fact to knowledge and goes into a faster action than with the case of Mr. Abdelbaset al Megrahi..

    *The first evidence photo PI-995 (15. Sept.1989/RARDE) show the original braun coloured MST-13 Fragment with a in-scratched letter "M" on it. This fragment was fabricated from a non function prototype cirquit board!
    The central fragment MST-13, (PT/35B) which is the only piece of evidence to connect Libya allegedly with the PanAm 103 assassination attempt, lies in the archive of the Scottish High Court and is ruled out today as proof, because it has not a in-scratched letter "M" on it and is green coloured. Thus it is free of doubts a falsification!

    More information on our webpage:

    by Edwin and Mahnaz Bollier, MEBO Ltd, Switzerland

  2. Whilst we are waiting it could be time to solve some riddles.
    1. In 1995 the FBI published a poster showing Mr. Megrahi and Mr. Fhimah under the Headline “Give us these terrrorists. We´ll give you up to $4 Million”.
    2. Mr. Marquise, former head of the FBI inquiry into the Lockerbie case, tells us that no money was paid. Never!
    If the FBI poster tells the truth Mr. Marquise must be lying and we cannot trust him. If Mr. Marquise is right then we now know that the FBI was lying and that obviously nobody can trust the FBI. Even not people who want to assist the FBI to catch the money.
    The poster shows us more: In states where law reigns it is impossible that the police labels any person “terrorist” as long as a court has not decided so. In rogue states like the USA of course it is possible that the FBI replaces the court.
    Insofar there is not so much difference left between Mr. Marquise´s views and the FBI-poster.
    Sorry, Mr. Marquise, I have waited a couple of days for your answer to my questions (further down). But if you have no answer, I am sympathetic.

  3. Do not forget! Ne pas oublier! Nicht vergessen!
    MEBO Document no. 3276.rtf.

    Another offer for a reward of up to US$ 4,000,000 from the Federal Bureau of Investigation 1-800-HEROES-1 P.O.Box 96781, Washington, D.C. 20090-6781, U.S.A. (All identities are kept strictly confidential).

    This call was published until 1998 on the Internet, under URL:

    1) DESCRIPTION of Abdel Basset Ali Al-Megrahi
    Date of birth--------------------------to Nationality

    2) Abdel Baset Ali-Megrahi, one of the suspects indicted for the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, is believed to be in Libya. The Libyan Government, against which the United Nations has invoked resolutions and sanctions, has been unwilling to turn Al -Megrahi over to the United Kingdom or United States for trial.

    The United States Department of State and the U.S. airline industry are offering a reward of up to $ 4,000,000 for information leading to the apprehension and prosecution of Al-Megrahi.

    The U.S. Government can also provide for the protection of identity and the possibility of relocation for persons and their families furnishing such information.
    If you have information about Al-Megrahi or the Pan Am 103 bombing, contact authorities or the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate.

    Federal Bureau of Investigation HEROES, Washington, D.C. 20090-6781. U.S.A.

    by Edwin and Mahnaz Bollier, MEBO Ltd, Switzerland

  4. MEBO Document no. 643.rtf.

    Scottish Senior Investigating Officer from Lothian and Borders, Stuart Henderson's contradiction:

    In the documentar film "Lockerbie revisited" by Regisseur Gideon Levy, shown to Scottish members of Parliament about important facts concerning the conspiracy against Libya.
    Officer Stuart Henderson answered to Gideon Levy's: "It was not possible that any important evidence material from United Kingdom was brought outside the country".
    That is a lie! The MST-13 timer fragment was brought u.a. by Inspector Keith Harrower, according to court minutes Kamp van Zeist, to company Siemens, at Munich, Germany, for investigation.

    Appendix 6

    Witness number 261, Inspector Keith Harrower, Court at Kamp van Zeist. (day 7, of June, 2000)

    Q-- Are you Keith Harrower? A-- I am, sir, yes. Q-- Are you an inspector with the Strathclyde police, based at Kirkintillock? A-- That's correct, sir, yes. Having taken the advice of Mr. Rawlings, did you thereafter go to visit premises in Lancashire known as Ferranti International? A-- Yes, I did. -- Q-- Now, at this stage of the inquiry, did Mr. Worrol make any request regarding a fragment? A-- No.
    Q-- Did he examine it for you? A-- Yes, he did. Q-- And did he give to you further suggestions as to what inquiry he might carry out? A-- He did. Q-- As a consequence, did you then go to Germany? A-- I did so, yes. Q-- and did you go to a company by the name of Siemens AG? A-- Yes, sir. Q-- There did you meet a gentleman, Herr Brosante? A-- I did, sir, yes.

    Q-- And did Mr. or Herr Brosante have a request to make of you? A-- He did, yes.
    Q-- Was that to remove annother fragment-- or annother sample, rather--from the fragment? Q-- Would you look for me, please, at Label 419. Do you recognise that, Inspector? A-- Yes. Q-- As being? A-- That's a sample that was removed in Munich, at Siemens. Q-- and can you tell the date? A-- Yes, sir, the 27th of April 1990. Q- Thank you.

    A dishonor for the Scottish police !

    by Edwin and Mahnaz Bollier, MEBO Ltd, Switzerland

  5. Come on Mr Maquise, give ennt mich einfach Adam an answer. Show us you weren't lying.

  6. I believe it is important to ensure that “pundits,” including those who post on this site, do not get the facts wrong. When I see mistakes of fact being reported by so called “experts” and others, I believe it is important to set the record straight. I have no interest in debating Adam over my opinions as that would serve no purpose. I have made statements concerning rewards and stand by them.
    In the United States, law enforcement agencies often offer a reward for information leading to the solution of a crime or the apprehension of those indicted. The US State Department did offer a reward for information leading to the solution of the Lockerbie attack before the indictment. The FBI did offer a reward for information leading to the apprehension of the Lockerbie defendants after they were indicted. However, the two are not necessarily related. Even if someone has an ulterior motive and becomes aware of the reward, the information they provide must be accurate, relevant and truthful. Investigation must still prove what they said was correct. In the second instance—information for capture-- all that was wanted was for someone to provide information which would lead to their arrests—not information about their guilt.
    I will reiterate—for the last time—no witness was promised money for their information. No one was ever told if they said a certain thing, they would be compensated. I have no idea what the expectations were of each witness as they testified but none were promised or paid any money before they testified. Enough said.

  7. 25 February, 1991:
    FBI, Task Force chief, Richard Marquise visited in Bern Switzerland police. Mr. Marquise there in his book "Scotbom: Evidence and the Lockerbie Investigation" make the following public:

    "Before I caught my flight to Switzerland, Tom Jourdan called from Lockerbie. He wanted to ensure I was bringing the Togo timer we had agreed to turn over to Scottish authorities.
    The Scots had a fantastic network of sources in the FBI (who were more than compensated for in the person of Tom Jourdan, the FBI agent now detailed to the (LICC).
    Jourdan passed along some discouraging news. Allen Feraday, the British forensic expert who had been personally examining the evidence, had told the Scottish police that the examinations would take at least six more months".

    The Swiss police wanted guidance in the event any of the people we were looking at came to Switzerland, including Megrahi. Knaus provided me (Marquise) with the *cirquit boards which Bollier had turned over to them so these could be given to Henderson along with the Togo timer.--- Stuart Henderson was happy to receive K-1, the Togo MST-13 Timer.
    NB: not to confound with the brown MST-13 cirquit board (prototype) delivered on 22. June 1989, by engineer Lumpert.

    *MEBO check: This circuit boards was green coloured and machine manufactured MST-13 boards from company Türing, which were inserted with the MST-13 timer supplied to Libya!

    One week later: Henderson told Marquise, 56 piece of the bomb suitcase had been recovered and identified.

    SCOTBOM, Excerpt, Maquise: "The next morning, we met with the US and Scottish prosecutors. I had no doubt the Scots wanted a chance to make their case.
    Henderson said that although much work remained to be done with respect to events in Malta around December 21, 1988, he was comfortable with the idea the bag had been ingested into the airline luggage system for the first time in Malta. He listed the potentional suspects in the case.

    They included Megrahi, Abdusamad, Badri etc. Megrahi and Abdusamad were the easiest to figure out. Megrahi had been identified as the purchaser of tjhe clothing contained in the IED suitcase.---

    29 April, 1991: Excerpt SCOTBOM:
    Scothis police chief William Williamson provided the history of PT-35 which had been traced to MEBO, the Swiss electronic firm. Williamson said that Allen Feraday, the forensic examiner, had sent a fax to Henderson in January 1990 about items he found blasted into a Slalom shirt. In addition to pieces of black plastic, some wire and a piece of the instruction manual for the RT-SF16 radio were discovered. The most significant itm was a fingernail- size chip, green in color, whit solder for a circuit on one side only. This chip became known as PT-35, the evidence designation placed on it by the Scots.

    "Henderson and I (Marquise) had discussed showing the Swiss authorities "PT-35". We wanted them to tell Meister and Bollier, who had only seen photographs, that they had seen the chip and the evidence was real.
    Henderson extended an invitation to Swiss police officials to travel to Scotland for briefings which would be conducted jointly by Henderson and me. I, along with the Swiss, would get our first look at PT-35, the small piece of evidence which had become crucial to the solution of the case.
    Early the next morning Henderson, the Swiss officers and I flew to London and took the train to RARDE.
    We met Allen Feraday and an associate. --- Then he brought out the item we had all come to see, PT-35. This was the circuit board fragment which had led to the identification of Switzerland and MEBO as the source of the timer and subsequently traced to Libyan official.---

    Feraday an Dr. Thomas Hayes, who had been invilved in the forensic examinations earlier in the investigation, said they were 100 per cent certain of the accuracy of what they had examined.

    by Edwin Bollier, MEBO Ltd, Switzerland

  8. Wake up...

    Dr. Thomas Hayes and Mr. Allen Feraday, where is the MEBO MST-13 timer by Libya, taken in possession from CIA in Togo (1987) and hand over from police officer Stuart Henderson, to you by RARDE?

    And where is the first original Polaroid photo with the original image of the brown MST-13 Timerfragment, was made by you, Mr. Feraday, between 10 -15 September 1989, and hand over with the Memorandum to police Inspector William Williamson ? The Polaroid-Photo was signed by me, Edwin Bollier, on November 1990.
    Both parts, until today untraceable !

    by Edwin Bollier, MEBO Ltd. Switzerland

  9. Dear Mr. Marquise, it honours you that you “answer Adam” although you don´t want to “debate Adam”. As I understand your answer the FBI and the State Departement offered rewards for information but did not pay any reward. Strange, isn´t it? Surely as a slip-up you forgot to mention the CIA who did pay witness Mr. Giaka for his – call it contribution.
    You point out that irrespectively of any greedy motives the witnesses must provide “accurate, relevant and truthful” information. I would fully agree. I therefore ask you, Mr. Marquise, whether you seriously maintain, that these principles apply to Witness Giaka?

  10. The tragedy of PanAm 103
    blown up over Lockerbie 1988

    With respect to the families of the PanAm flight PA-103 victims

    Liebe Hinterbliebenen der Opfer von Pan Am 103

    Fast täglich kommen neue Tatsachen über die Lockerbie-Tragödie ans Tageslicht.
    Das Puzzle-Spiel ist bald vollended. Bitte lassen Sie sich nicht länger von einigen Offiziellen Grössen durch weitere widersprüchliche Lügen hinters Licht führen und verlangen Sie unbedingt eine neue Untersuchung durch internationale Advokaten, wenn nötig über die EU, um die tatsächlichen Hintergründe und Urheber des PanAm Attentats zu erfahren.


    Edwin and Mahnaz Bollier, MEBO Ltd. Switzerland
    in English language following

  11. Adam-- post your email address and we might be able to debate--once I know who you are as well as your motivation. I will say this about Giaka--if you were to read the trial transcript of (I believe it was October 5, 2000) the testimony of Frank Skroski of the US Marshal Service who swore--under oath-- that his office would have to have processed any payments to him. He documented the payments to Giaka and his family for the period of 1991 to 2000 and testified that no reward payments were given to him. Even the CIA would be unable to locate witnesses who were in the Marshal's Witness Security Program.
    Personal view-- I know Giaka and believe testified in an accurate,relevant and truthful manner. Many of my critics disagree but then, they do not know Giaka.

  12. Dear Mr. Marquise,
    thank you for your kind invitation. But, you know: so much has been kept under the carpet in this case. Therefore, I prefer to meet in the open. Here and there and anywhere!

  13. Lord Justice General (Lord Hamilton) said at the conclusion of the first stage of Mr Megrahi's appeal: "We cannot and must not rush to judgment."

    There's certainly been no sign of expeditiousness thus far. The SCCRC takes nearly four years to refer the case back for a second appeal. Nearly two years later, the appeal finally grinds to a start (see "Making Haste Slowly" on this blog - and lasts for a month.

    Then the court is adjourned for six weeks to allow their lordships time to decide whether they can safely quash the conviction at this stage.

    I have four words for the five judges: GET ON WITH IT!

  14. Adam,
    A great response

  15. The tragedy of PanAm 103 blown up over Lockerbie 1988
    With respect to the families of the PanAm flight PA-103 victims

    Loved-ones left behind by the victims of PanAm 103,

    Nearly on a daily basis, new facts about the Lockerbie-tragedy come to the daylight. The puzzle game is soon completed.
    Please do not let big officers lead us with further contradictory lies in the dark and request by all means a new investigation, if necessarily by the European Union, in order to experience the actual background and authors of the assassination attempt in the PanAm case.


    Edwin and Mahnaz Bollier, MEBO Ltd. Switzerland 
    babylon trans<

  16. Mr Marquise believes Majid Giaka "testified in an accurate, relevant and truthful manner".

    In June 1996 I wrote to the US Ambassador pointing out who built the bomb and how, where and by whom it was introduced. I also claimed the advertised reward.
    (The supposed $4US million reward for the apprhension of messrs. Fhimah and Al-Megrahi was a sham. If the authorities were interested in apprehending them they would would not have waited until the two were safe in Libya before announcing the indictment.)

    I received a very nice reply from the Legal attache thanking me for my information and informing me that my letter had been passed to FBI HQ in Washington and that the FBI would contact me directly. They did not of course because Mr Marquise, who claims to have prepared the case for trial, had an "eye-witness" to the bomb being introduced at Malta.

    In his article for Malta Today on the 10th May 2009 Mr Marquise claimed "I could never had got away with such an incomplete investigation". Well he did.

    It was the "elimination" of Heathrow, contrary to compelling if not irrefutable evidence that marked the end of an objective investigation and lay the way open for the imposition of the "Libyan solution".

  17. Baz-- I know not who you are but you make several valid points. The claim that I prepared the "case for trial" was not a direct quote from me (more of an assumption by a writer than a quote) inasmuch as my "direct" and day to day involvement in the case ended in 1992. My only subsequent role would be to ready Mr. Giaka for his testimony. I am not aware of the letter you say you wrote to the US Ambassador (where?) but wonder about your "evidence." It was, after all, evidence which convicted Mr. Megrahi. There was no "Libyan solution" as you claim. Our efforts to apprehend both Megrahi and Fhimah were considered long before the indictments were announced and certainly before the offer of a "reward" for their apprehension. I, in fact, opposed that idea at the time but that is another story. Show me your evidence. I am an open minded man but believe the evidence given in court was true and honest. Maybe you would be "brave" enough to provide your email address to continue our "discussion."

  18. I thought Mr Marquise stated that he got the case ready for trial?

    I wrote to the US ambassador in London.

    There was of course a "Libyan solution" to the crime. It was the official version of events.

    If Mr Marquise would like to see my evidence I can only refer him to my blog "The Masonic Verses" at in particular part I "Lockerbie-The Heathrow Evidence".

  19. p.s. If "efforts to apprehend Fhimah and Megrahi were considered long before the announcement of the indictments" why was Mr Fhimah not apprehended when he was living openly in Tunis? Why wait until he visited his family in Libya to announce the indictment?

    Mr Marquise states "he opposed that idea at the time" (presumably the announcement of the indictments) "but that is another story". It isn't.

    As an honourable man Mr Marquise may have been labouring under the delusion that the object of the indictment was to arrest the suspects and bring them to trial.

    I suggest the object was not a trial but sanctions but perhaps Mr Marquise didn't understand why his opponents in that argument were pressing for an indictment.

  20. Mr. Marquise said:
    "... Our efforts to apprehend both Megrahi and Fhimah were considered long before the indictments were announced and certainly before the offer of a "reward" for their apprehension ..."
    Sure, Mr. Marquise. The crucial question in this context is: HOW LONG before? When exactly did you begin to consider any role for Megrahi and Fhimah? My tip: End of December 1990.

  21. Mr. Marquise's
    efforts to apprehend both Megrahi and Fhimah were considered long before the indictments were announced and certainly before the offer of a "reward" for their apprehension ...

    The crucial question in this context is: HOW LONG before? When exactly did you begin to consider any role for Megrahi and Fhimah?
    At the CIA: demonstrable for Al Megrahi on 7th December 1988, and for Fhimah since 20th December 1988! (not 21st Dec)! For FBI Spezial Agent Richard A. Marquise since ???...

    by Edwin Bollier, MEBO Ltd, Switzerland

  22. 1.) Iran Air Flight 655, also known as IR655, was a civilian airliner shot down by US missiles on Sunday 3 July 1988, over the Strait of Hormuz, toward the end of the Iran-Iraq War.

    2.) Mr. Abdul Majid Giaka was in "observative" contact by officers of the CIA in Malta, which is the Criminal Intelligence Agency of the United States of America over a period of months from the 10th of August of 1988 to the 31st of August of 1989.
    (Court Kamp van Zeist: Productionsnumbers 104 -- 804 to 828 are a total of 25 cables which were sent by operatives of that intelligenceorganisation from Malta to their masters in the United States informing the U.S. Intelligence community of information handed over by the man Giaka).

    3.) Megrahi's verdict is a spectacular miscarriage of Justice!
    The Mebo investigation disclose: Not Mr. Abdelbaset Al Megrahi was the Libyan buyer of clothes by Tony Gauci (Boutique Mary's House) on 7th December, but after indications, on 23th November 1988, 18:45 clock, the Libyan secret service defector for the CIA, Abdul Magjid Giaka was the buyer!

    4.) Magjid Giaka alias "Puzzlepiece", was not a "Shirrker" and a "Liar" as the FBI tries to put him today, it was according to the CIA cables and other indications, the central man at Malta, in the conspiracy against Libya and its orders stand still under national security!

    After the PanAm 103 tragedy, it is disclosed in one of the classified cables, Giaka was under pressure from his customer to get additional indication of events against Abdelbaset al Megrahi and Lamin Khalifah Fhimah, inside the Libyan Arab Airlines station at Luqa Airport, before 21th December 1988. Giaka had get the order for the clothes purchase, on 6th November 1988. This meeting was held in safe house at Malta. Another meeting was at 5th December, before Abdelbaset al Megrahi arrived on 7th December in Malta and a meeting was on 20th December 1988, the day before the Lockerbie-tragedy!

    More information on:

    by Edwin Bollier, MEBO Ltd. Switzerland

  23. Was Majid Giaka 6' tall, broad-chested and about 50 years old in 1988? I think not.

    I would also disagree with Adam's "tip" that Fhimah/Megrahi were first considered for a role at the end of December 1990. My "tip" is sometime between the
    3rd July 1988 and the 26th October 1988.

  24. tip happenz!
    Could you explain your bid more detailed, please!
    And, Mr. Marquise, what is your bid?

  25. Adam - explain my bid? Do you find it difficult to grasp that the plan to blame Libya predated the bombing? (it took me a long time to grasp!)

    I have explained this in detail in my blog "The Masonic Verses" and would refer you in particular to parts I,II, III and V.

    Put very simply-

    (a) Whether the clothing was purchased on the 23.11.88 or the 7.12.88 whoever bought it did so in order to create part of the "Malta" illusion for a crime yet to occur.

    (b)Mr Megrahi was in Malta on the 20-21.12.88 (using a false or coded identity.) But the "primary suitcase" (containing the "Malta" clothing) wasn't. It was at Heathrow. Either Megrahi was lured to Malta on that date or his arrival was the signal to introduce the bomb. - ergo the plan to blame him predated the bombing.

    (c) I accept the MEBO/MST-13 evidence could have "emerged" much later but it was the link to MEBO that made Megrahi the ideal candidate. (Mr Fhimah's role was to give credence to the "Malta" scenario.) Indeed as he had left his job at Luqa Airport I suspect the plan to involve him predated his resignation.

    (d) While I doubt the late Majid Giaka purchased the clothing he was I suppose a good source of information in August & September 1988 for the friendship between messrs. Fhimah & Megrahi.

    Hope this helps. Regards Baz

  26. If the plan to set up Libya predated the bombing, then why was the suspicion that Iran had done it vocalised at the beginning of the investigation?

  27. I think this poor horse has finally been beaten to death!! To believe (Baz) that Libya was set up "before" the bombing indicates (he believes)that there was government collusion to bomb the plane. And all the Scottish police officers who collected evidence and Scottish detectives and FBI agents who conducted investigation had to have been part of the plot. If I ever thought that one time, I would have been the first to have "blown the whistle." I do not have a blog so if you want to see how it really happened-- sans conspiracy theories, you will have to read my book which I doubt any of you have--save my friend, Mr. Bollier.

  28. Mr Marquise,
    I believe that there was government collusion to bomb the plane but I would like to know why the investigation first centred on Iran.
    Also I would like to point out that in the plot you omitted the three judges, who gave a verdict that was basically unbelievable.
    I know of three relatively recent judgments in the London Court of Appeal where judges have made decisions equally incredible and in these three cases the only logical conclusion can be to hide state crime.

  29. The "Puzzle-Play" of FBI Spezial Agent Richard A. Marquise, wo led the U.S. Task Force which included the FBI, Department of Justice and the Central Intelligence Agency. He managed all aspects of the Lockerbie investigation, with his favourite FBI expert Tom Thurman on his side:

    Mr. Marquise's book, SCOTBOM: 'Evidence and the Lockerbie Investigation' clears up, that Mr. Marquise played a active role through the trial at Kamp van Zeist (2000). After legal condemnation Abdelbaset Al Megrahi's to lifelong prison, in August 2001, Mr. Marquise received the Attorney General's Award for Distinguished Service, following the successful resolution of the trial.
    Its book is a "logbook", with important data of meetings etc. in the Lockerbie Investigation.
    Important: In addition, manipulated material proofs were deliberately and purposeful suppressed!

    21st of December, 2008,
    on 20th anniversary of the PanAm 103 Tragedy over Lockerbie on graveyard Arlingthon at Washington:

    The main subject dealt with the notorious 'timer circuit board MST-13 fragment', called PT35B in the court records. FBI Task Force Chief Richard Marquise answered reporter (VPRO) Gideon Levy's question G. L.: Would you have a case if you wouldn't have these evidence (MST-13 timer)? R.M.: Would we have a case. It would be a very dificult case to prove. It would be a very dificult case to prove ... I don't think we would ever had an indictment. And he said also: But I can tell you that now money was paid to any witness, any witness prior to the trial. No promise of money was made to any witness prior to the trial. G.L.: And was there paid any money after he trial? R.M.: I'm not gonna answer that.

    And he said: If someone manipulated evidence, if somebody didn't invesitgate something that should have been investigated, if somebody twisted it to fit up up Megrahi, or Fimah or Libya, then that person will go to jail. I mean that sincerely, that person should be prosecuted for that.

    Appears to be a dispute between former Lord Advocate Lord Fraser and retired FBI agent Richard Marquise over whether the timer fragment (PT35b) was taken to the USA for identification (by the FBI Lab's Tomas Thurman) or whether the identification was done at Fort Halstead by RARDE's Alan Feraday...

    Ex FBI expert Tom Thurman, on the same day in Arlingthon, confirm Gideon Levy, about the following: first I have seen the photo of the MST-13 (PT/35B) timerfragment, then I got the original fragment from (Feraday,Scotland) and made in my laboratory at Washington the forensic investigations.

    REVERSE statement of Mr. Marquise on the same day he gave to Gideon Levy about the following answer: The MST-13 (PT/35B) Timerfragment was never in the USA, we have seen the fragment only in London!
    Why the unequal statements: Mr. Marquise wants thereby, that only 1 piece of a green (not brown) coloured MST-13 fragment, which on 15 June 1989, determined from Tom Thurman, was existed!

    Continuation of this article down >>>

  30. >>> Continuation of this article from above

    Private communication from Marquise to the author of Ohmy News, on Feb. 11, 2008:
    In this interview Mr. Marquise say (about) before 15th June 1990 we did not know anything about the MST-13 of timer fragment.
    To the memory:

    1.) 12 May 1989, from Dr. Hayes (RARDE) examinations side no.51:
    1 piece of PT/35 (b), circuit board. Ref. PP'8932 incl. 1 photo
    no.100, with the illustration of the original brown coloured MST-13 timer fragment PT-35B, with the letter "M" on it, together with a part of a Slalom T-shirt etc.

    2.) 15 September 1989, Photos no. 330-334 from expert Allen Feraday (RARDE) with the illustration of the original brown coloured MST-13 timerfragment, with the letter "M" on it.
    Additional 15.9. 1989, 1 MEMORANDUM from Feraday to
    Inspector William Williamson, Scottish police.

    3.) After forensic investigation of the fragment by Siemens AG in
    Munich, Germany, on 27 April 1990, the brown coloured MST-13 fragment (PT/35B) was chanched since 12th May 1990, with a green coloured duplicate MST-13fragment, without a letter "M" on it.

    4.) 15th June 1990, Tom Thurman, make public in a media conference, as person of the week (TV-ABS): We found a timerfragment, which detonated the bomb (IED) which brought the PanAm 103 to the crash

    5.) The first original MST-13 timer fragment, was produced from a not-functioning brown prototype circuit board. Such brown circuit boards were not built into the MST-13 timer supplied to Libya. (Affidavit from eng. Ulrich Lumpert)

    To entangle Libya into the PanAm 103 assassination attempt was produced a MST-13 fragment duplicate from a green circuit board. (The counterfeiters have fortunately forget in-scratch the letter "M" on it!)

    Dear Mr. Marquise should you not already know the true circumstances, then please you take finally the knowledge that the MST-13 timer fragment (PT/35B) was one manipulation and Libya and Abdelbaset Al Megrahi with the PanAm 103 Tragedy have nothing to do.

    Sorry my bad english, It is difficulty for me written in English such complicated reports.

    Faithfully by Edwin and Mahnaz Bollier, MEBO Ltd., Switzerland

  31. (1) Ruth - I can only refer again to my blog. Your question is a good one but cannot be simply answered.

    (2) Mr Marquise makes the quite ludicrous assertion that if the authorities had colluded in the bombing "all the Scottish Police officers and all the FBI agents would have had to have been involved."

    The former Lord Advocate Lord Frasier made a similar fatuous point in respect of himself and his successors in the Levy film where former CIA agent Robert Baer expressly stated, to Mr Marquise's consternation, that the CIA kept the FBI out of the loop.

    While you would need some level of ineptitude (i.e. to "eliminate" Heathrow) I see no need to involve a single Police Oofficer or FBI agent let alone all of them. (The FBI's involvement with Marwan Khreesat does however raise some questions!)

    All you need is an is to follow the two basic principles of successful criminal investigation (and prosecution),

    (a) know which side your bread is buttered and

    (b) don't look a gift horse in the mouth

    As far as I can see the "Libyan solution" was created by the spooks on both sides of the Atlantic.

  32. Dear Mr. Marquise, why do you hesitate to answer my simple question: When exactly, in your investigations, did you connect the names of Mr. Megrahi and Mr. Phimah to the Lockerbie case? And for what reasons? How can it be documented?

    By the way, it is another “dead horse” to argue that if there was a conspiracy then every police investigator must have been part of it. Of course not. And you know it. In a 100.000-parts-puzzle like Lockerbie you only need to replace a few pieces to change the whole essence of the picture. The remaining 99.900 pieces might still be in their right place.

  33. Dear Baz,
    I think, one thing is to blame Libya - the country or regime. I agree that in a certain period the USA were more than willing to blame Libya for all evils on earth and without any evidence.
    The other thing is to accuse two persons of having committed the crime.
    I am asking for the time for the latter.

  34. Mr Marquise,
    Please could you answer Adam's question. Your failure to respond raises deep suspicion.

    There is a tendency when challenged for those in authority to talk of conspiracy theories. My experience is that those who do so are usually part of the conspiracy.

  35. Dear ex FBI Special Agent and Manager of the Locerbie Task Force,
    Mr. Richard Marquise

    After having read your book "SCOTBOM: Evidence and the Lockerbie Investigation"several times I come to the conclusion that your book must be read between the lines. I assume that your publication is nothing else then a "enciphered confession" for your bad conscience !

    Your keywords are: Libya, Malta, Gauci, Magjid Giaka, The Swiss, Bollier, MEBO, MST-13 timer, Bollier and Gauci again and Lockerbie!

    Further I'm convinced that you know the name of the agent who was instructed to visit me on Friday the 30th of December 1988 at MEBO's office in Zurich.

    The conspiracy against Libya begins on the 10th of August 1988 in Malta with the hiring of the Libyan defector Magjid Giaka.

    Followed by the purchase of cloths on the 23th of November 1988 (and on another date) at Tony Gauci's "Mary House" in Malta.

    April 1989: The CIA hands over to FBI "expert" Tom Thurman a complete MST-13 circuit board delivered by the Libyans to Togo. This timer was confiscated by agent Richard Luis Sherrow, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms at the end of 1986 in Togo and was brought to the United States (delivered to the CIA).

    May 1989: A meeting in Wahington D.C. took place. Present were Scottish, British, American and German officials.

    After this meeting Scottish officials visited in June 1989 the Swiss Federal Police (BUPO) in Bern. Police officer Peter Flückiger confiscated at MEBO in the current of the international police cooperation a brown MST-13 circuit board (prototype) for the Scottish police. This brown MST-13 circuit board was handed over to the Swiss police by MEBO Engineer Ulrich Lumpert on the 22th of June 1989 with out Bollier's knowledge.

    From this not functional PC-board the first original MST-13 fragment, with the letter "M" scratched in, was fabricated at RARDE and also at RARDE the first photos were shot on the 15th of September 1989 from this brown MST-13 timer fragment (polaroid pictures No. 330-334) and Photo 100 (Label PI-995, Ref. PP'8932). These photos are mentioned by Allen Feraday in his memorandum to Inspector William Williamson.
    With the original brown non functional MST-13 circuit board, (with the letter "M" scratched in), Libya could not be involved in the PanAm 103 bombing, so from the 12th of May 1990 on by a criminal manipulation a green MST-13 timer fragment (duplicate) was fabricated with the designation PT/35B. (without the letter "M" on it)

    On the 15th of June 1989 FBI "expert" Tom Thurman officially announced that the MST-13 timer fragment (PT/35B) was part of the timer that triggered the bomb which brought PanAm 103 down. From this point in time Libya was definitely brought in connection with the attack on PanAm 103 over Lockerbie !

    Hello Mr. Marquise,
    You present yourself as the former responsible Task Force Manager in the Lockerbie case, which included the FBI, the Department of Justice and the CIA, and managed all aspects of the investigation. Logically you bear the full responsibility for all irregularities appearing by and by in the Lockerbie-affair! With your provocative statements in different telecasts, for example in the BBC documentary "The Conspiracy Files: Lockerbie" you continue to cling to the tissue of lies that Libya was responsible for the atrocity over Lockerbie.


    Edwin Bollier, MEBO Ltd. Switzerland

  36. Adam, Baz, Ruth and Mr. B-- I am not aware of a conspiracy to "frame" anyone in connection with this case. My conscience is clear. We--FBI and Scottish police -- followed the evidence and it led us to the two men who were indicted. A panel of three impartial judges came to their own conclusion about the guilt of one and the acquittal of the other. I could spend my life "defending" against every allegation but do not feel the need to do so. The biggest problem I have seen is the most basic of information concerning this case is unknown to the general public and the media. I recall speaking with an editor in the UK in December 2008 who questioned a statement of mine. She was unaware of some of the basic "facts" in the case. These are the people who are supposed to be "educating" us. I could spend my life "educating" them (and you) but that is not my job--outside of the book. It is up to you who ask the questions to understand the basics of the case. Do not rely on blogs and others opinions. I know what we did and did not do in the aftermath of the Lockerbie attack. Conspiracy to pin the blame for the attack on innocent people (or country) was not one of those things. We followed the evidence.

  37. Dear Mr. Marquise,
    I would never dream of "educating" an experienced FBI officer. I only put simple decent questions to you.
    You cannot advice us not to "rely on blogs" whilst you refuse to answer simple questions.

  38. Mr Marquise,
    1) The judges.
    Professor Hans Koechler, an expert on international law, stated:
    "The present judgment is logically inconsistent. You cannot come out with a verdict of guilty for one and innocent for the other when they were both being tried with the same evidence."

    He said: "In my opinion, there seemed to be considerable political influence on the judges and the verdict. My guess is that it came from the United States and the United Kingdom. This was my impression."

    2) The questions.
    You haven't answered Adam's questions. How can we have any faith in you if you fail to answer simple questions?

  39. I am not in need of education although I continue to learn each day. It is those who throw stones and have no idea why they do so who need it. Read all sides of each issue before making a judgment.
    Megrahi was firmly placed in the frame in Fenruary 1991 when he was identified as the purchaser of the clothing in the bomb suitcase. Fhimah was identified a short time later once the name Abdusamad came to our attention.
    With all due respect to Dr. Koechler--he has zero expertise and experience in the law, law enforcement or justice matters. He is an academic who was present at parts (I am not sure if he wathched the whole proceeding or not) of the trial and he offered his opinion. It should be viewed as such--an opinion. I have said enough in this string. Just note that I have read and know both sides of this argument and encourage each of you to do the same.

  40. Dear ex FBI Special Agent and Manager of the Lockerbie Task Force,
    Mr. Richard Marquise

    Is your criticism over Professor Dr. Hans Koechler also valid for the Scottish Criminal Case Reappeal Commission (SCCRC)?
    Please take the judgement of the SCCRC for Mr Abdelbaset al Megrahi to your knowledge:
    Megrahi's verdict was back pointed in 6 points as possible miscarriage of justice, among other things, like the dresses buyers in Malta, wrong proof of MST-13 fragment etc. With respect of your admirable education, but you need urgent of additional truthful information about the new substantial defence evidences (on URL:!

    By the way, it is an error: Mr. Fhimah was not under wrong names, as alias "Abdusamad" in Malta!

    Sincerely, Edwin Bollier, MEBO Ltd. Switzerland
    babylon trans.

  41. Dear ex FBI Special Agent and Manager of the Lockerbie Task Force,
    Mr. Richard Marquise

    After you want not to accept and stubbornly reject the new strong defence evidence in favour for Abdelbaset Al Megrahi and Libya until today, indicate the fact, that for the US Indictment and before the legal proceedings in Kamp van Zeist, you have supported deliberately the doubtful burden of proof against Mr. Megrahi and Libya !

    Sincerely, Edwin Bollier, MEBO Ltd. Switzerland
    babylon german/english trans.

  42. Dear Mr. Marquise,
    thank you for your answer. By identification as purchaser you surely mean the historic words by Mr Gauci "...he resembles him a lot..."
    From where did you get the photo that was showed to Mr. Gauci? It seeems to have been sort of a passport photo. Was Mr. Giaka helpfull in that?

  43. Dear ex FBI Special Agent and Manager of the Lockerbie Task Force,
    Mr. Richard Marquise

    New questions:
    why do you have your e-mail address closed?
    see: Mail Delivery Subsystem an mich: Delivery to the following recipient failed permanently:

    Thus I must arrive over this public blog at you:

    1.> As I visited your Office, on 11 February 1991, in the FBI headquarters, I could look a copy of a photo book with pictures of test explosions, loaded with suit-cases, radio recorder etc. with the same cargo of container, as of PanAm 103.
    These photos was made on a military airfield in Atlantic City. Some of this tests show not only within cargo of container! The results of thesis tests which thus photogaphed on photo. I asked you for a copy of this photo book. Your answer was negative.

    Question: Why did you withhold this important photo book from the court at Kamp van Zeist?

    Excerpt: A- Yes, sir I did. At Atlantic City. Q- I believe you were accompanied to these tests by Stephan Haines, the RARDE photographer? A- that's correct sir. Yes. Q- Did he photograph the results of these tests? A- He did indeed, sir.Yes. Q- And do you know where these photographs are now, Mr. Feraday?...

    2.> You handed a visitecard from you to me over on this day.

    3.> You handed over to me,1 FBI magazine (tired-shine) with the summary of "Terrorism in USA" for the year 1990.

    4.> You handed also over to me: one label (1 side) light-grey coloured A/4 document; offer up to of 4 mio US$, with the illustration of US Dollar notes, bundled into two opened suit-cases. Without images of Fhimah and Megrahi.

    On all these documents your fingerprints or DNS must be!
    More on URL:

    Sincerely, Edwin Bollier, MEBO Ltd. Switzerland
    babylon german/english trans.

  44. Mr Marquise,
    According to Scotland on Sunday Dr koechler was in court everyday.

    Before Megrahi's first appeal
    Koechler's final message to Kofi Annan was to express the hope that Megrahi's appeal will "correct the deficiencies" of the trial and that will depend on the integrity and independence of the five judges who will hear it.

    Megrahi's trial witnessed all the corrupt features that happen in UK in cases which involve state crime. These include:
    1) Manipulation of evidence
    2) Serious failure to make disclosure
    3) Failure to make all reasonable enquiries in the investigation
    4) The use of witnesses who will benefit.
    5) Judges who make political decisions
    6) The possibilty of the defence working for the prosecution

  45. Dear ex FBI Special Agent and Manager of the Lockerbie Task Force,
    Mr. Richard A. Marquise

    Please note an arab proverb:
    "The truth is the silence of the desert"

    nevertheless more truth information on our Webpage:

    by Edwin and Mahnaz Bollier, MEBO Ltd., Switzerland. e-mail:

  46. Mr Marquise writes "we followed the evidence and it led us to the two men who were indicted". Well of course they were meant to. Evidence that led in another direction was ignored. Mr Marquise asked (comment 26.5.09) that I show him my evidence. I referred him to my article "Lockerbie - the Heathrow Evidence".

    His response was not to comment on that evidence but to claim that if there was a fit-up every man and his dog must have been in on it! (In my limited experience of fit-ups best practise is to keep those in the know to an absolute minimum.) He also stated he would have been the first to "blow the whistle" which would seem to me a compelling reason not to tell him what was really going on!

    He continues - "I know what we did and did not do in the aftermath of the Lockerbie attack". However my "tip" was that the plan to blame Libya was conceived and largely implemented prior to the bombing.

    The central point of Lockerbie is this - the Government of the USA (and the UK) was not going to have its foreign policy determined by the outcome of a criminal investigation. Rather the foreign policy determined the outcome of the investigation.

    Adam - I don't follow your point point "it is one thing to blame Libya" ect. (Your point about the jigsaw was very apt.)

    I think to understand Lockerbie you need to be realistic about the nature of the Libyan regime in order to appreciate why Libya was fitted-up for reasons I have tried to explore in my blog.

    He is above plots of the aggressors,
    And He is the best helper of the oppressed

    "The revised judgement of the Scottish Appeal Justice in the Lockerbie case":

    Mr Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi, not guilty, you are free to go!

    "The trial before was far from fair and proper"

    For your health: You and your family are cordially welcome in Switzerland
    by Edwin and Mahnaz Bollier, MEBO Ltd., Switzerland