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July 02, 2007

Conspiracy Theorists Once Again Claim Sky Is Conspiring To Be Blue

Time has run a surprisingly long story about the possible reopening of the Lockerbie bombing. Even more surprising is that it does mention that some people think Iran was behind the attack. Fortunately, it explains that this nutty belief is held only by "a wide range of conspiracy theorists" who, as is their wont, believe in "ever-popular and persistent conspiracy theories."

I've sometimes wondered whether the U.S. will turn on a dime and suddenly begin accusing Iran of the bombing if it's needed for the propaganda buildup to a new war. If so, I look forward to the idea's sudden transformation in the pages of Time from "conspiracy theory" to "sober conclusion well supported by extensive evidence."

Posted at July 2, 2007 09:13 AM | TrackBack

I wrote an article for the Portland Free Press (it no longer exists) a couple of years after the crash. Evidence pointed to the bomb being in luggage planted in Frankfurt by someone working with the PLP-GC in conjunction with arms dealer/drug smuggler Monzer al Kassar, who at the time was supplying both weapons for allies in Iran and heroin for the kids on America's streets.

There was the Interfor Report, done by an Israeli investigator for Pan Am, which also went into detail about the "McKee Team," a group of military intelligence people who'd been in Beruit and were coming back to the U.S. against orders to reveal something. Supposedly, German intelligence knew the luggage was switched and notified the CIA, who said, "Let it go." They did.

In any case, the evidence against the Libyans was thin gruel.

Posted by: Bob In Pacifica at July 2, 2007 09:50 AM

Not to worry. Counterpunch will, any day now, expose this as a "false flag" action, carried out by, who else, the (gasp! shudder! they gonna' get yo momma) Mossad, source of 43% of all the world's evil.

Posted by: donescobar at July 2, 2007 10:09 AM

I have heard tell that it was in retaliation for our shooting down the Iranian airliner and that Khadafi et al had nothing to do with it. Conspiracy theorists aside, it wwould have been a fair tit for tat. Since it was done years ago so not to worry about it being added to the brief against Iran, not. It probably is not good to be anti-conspiracy theory en toto. There are conspiracies don't yah known.

Posted by: Ernie at July 2, 2007 01:36 PM

Moussad is a group of arrogant thugs who care nothing for human life, Jewish or Arab and only the criminally delusional see them as anything else.

When will you get it Donny?

Langley = Tel Aviv = Tehran. Period; No argument possible much less needed. Put quite another way; Do you honestly believe that Israel doesn't relish the idea of the extermination of the Arabs as much as they do the Jews? Please think before you write sir....

Posted by: at July 2, 2007 05:10 PM

Donny, more sarcasm please! That stuff keeps on getting sweeter and sweeter. Especially with that hint of hypocrisy. Oh so sweet!

My only hope is that you don't even suspect you're own hypocrisy, so you just keep on coming with that sarcastic goodness! God I really love sarcasm. I should probably stop, I think I have diabetes.

Posted by: at July 2, 2007 05:37 PM

Well, at, you obviously have thought before you wrote, and with disastrous consequences.
1. Who is this "Moussad" fellow? Interesting slip. What would Sigmund have to say?
2.Everybody is a murdering thug, from the CIA to Tel Aviv to Iran. This is the insight from your "thinking?" Try knitting.
3. My earlier comment was, for the most part, in jest.

Posted by: donescobar at July 2, 2007 05:44 PM

@donescobar: Then it's a particularly lame and in-apt jest, since Alexander Cockburn has been among the most consistent and energetic of those reporting on the reasons to believe that the Iranian-PFLP responsibility was being suppressed by the prosecution, under pressure from the U.S.

Posted by: Nell at July 3, 2007 01:20 AM

Don't feed facts to Donny. He just spits them out when they don't match his opinions in which he has pegged as facts. Insight only matters when it adheres to his way of thinking.

It seems I must have the answer to all of life's meaning to post here and challenge his one sided view. What a joke you are Donny Boy!

Posted by: at July 5, 2007 11:05 AM