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Back to the Future, 'Where it all Began' with PanAm 103: Drugs, Arms & Explosive

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« on: May 16, 2012, 12:04:56 pm »

Pan Am Jet Crashes in Scotland, Killing 270
By Edward Cody
Washington Post Foreign Service
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/inatl/longterm/panam103/stories/crash122288.htm
Thursday, December 22, 1988; Page A01.

'Pan Am's Kriendler said the 747 had been in service since February 1970, but had been disassembled and rebuilt last year under the Civil Reserve Air Fleet Program, a U.S. government program under which airlines receive aircraft overhauls in exchange for making the planes available to the government in an emergency. "Although it was an early-model 747, it was practically a brand new plane" because of the overhaul, Kriendler said.'

  'Kriendler added that the plane had received a base check in San Francisco last week.'


The Associated Press reported the following:

   'The last major crash of a Boeing 747 occurred Aug. 12, 1985, when a Japan Airlines flight crashed into a mountain on a domestic flight, killing 520 people. The last fatal Pan Am accident occurred July 9, 1982, in New Orleans, when a Boeing 727 crashed on takeoff, killing 153.'

And The Terrorism Blog reported in 2008 or thereabouts:

The Lockerbie Case
A commentary on the case of Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, convicted of the murder of 270 people in the Pan Am 103 disaster.
http://lockerbiecase.blogspot.co.uk/2008/11/monzer-al-kassar.html
Tuesday, 25 November 2008Monzer al-Kassar


'  (The following is reproduced, for what it is worth, from the Terrorism blog.)

The full text can be read here .

On 20 November 2008, Monzer Al Kassar, following a three-week jury trial in Manhattan federal court, was found guilty of: conspiracy to murder U.S. nationals, conspiracy to murder U.S. officers and employees, conspiracy to acquire and export anti-aircraft missiles, conspiracy to provide material support and resources to the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC), a designated foreign terrorist organization, and money laundering. (...)

Reportedly, since the early 1970s, Al Kassar was a source of weapons and military equipment for groups engaged in violent conflicts around the world. (...)

Kassar is said to have been a CIA asset, involved with Colonel Oliver North and General Richard Secord. (...)

Reportedly, Rifat Assad, 'the Syrian boss of the Lebanese **** industry', and Monzer al-Kassar took over Lebanon's Bekaa Valley in 1975 with the help of the Syrian Army.

Allegedly, **** was transported from the Bekaa Valley to the USA on PanAm flights with the help of Kassar and elements of the CIA. (...)

Kassar has been linked to the Lockerbie Bombing.

On board Pan Am 103, on 21 December 1988, were Major Charles McKee, of the the US Defence Intelligence Agency in Beirut, and Matthew Gannon, CIA Deputy Station Chief in Beirut.

McKie and his team had reportedly discovered evidence that a 'rogue' CIA unit called COREA, was involved in the drugs business with Monzar Al-Kassar. (...)

Reportedly Al-Kassar 'was part of the secret network run by US Lt. Colonel Oliver North.'

Outraged that COREA was doing business with a Syrian 'who made money from drugs, arms and terrorism', the McKee team reportedly 'decided to fly to CIA HQ in Virginia to expose COREA'.

They flew on Pan Am flight 103 which came down over Lockerbie. (...)

Kassar was arrested just days before the Libyan convicted of the Lockerbie bombing was granted a second extraordinary appeal and 'just days after Blair went to Tripoli to negotiate a deal that would save him the embarrassment of a fresh appeal
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