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Saturday, June 03, 2006

Why they might want to get Susan? Remember Lockerbie!

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Sunday Herald
Scotland's award-winning independent newspaper Est 1999

28 May 2000

Lockerbie: CIA witness gagged by US government

A FORMER CIA agent who claims Libya is not responsible for
the Lockerbie bombing is being gagged by the US government
under state secrecy laws and faces 10 years in prison if
he reveals any information about the terrorist attack.

United Nations diplomats are outraged that the US government is
apparently suppressing a potential key trial witness. Diplomats
are now demanding that the CIA agent, Dr Richard Fuisz, be
released from the gagging order. Fuisz, a multi-millionaire
businessman and pharmaceutical researcher, was, according
to US intelligence sources, the CIA's key operative in the
Syrian capital Damascus during the 1980s where he also had
business interests.

One month before a court order was served on him by the US
government gagging him from speaking on the grounds of national
security, he spoke to US congressional aide Susan Lindauer,
telling her he knew the identities of the Lockerbie bombers
and claiming they were not Libyan.

Lindauer, shocked by Fuisz's claims, immediately compiled notes
on the meeting which formed the basis of a later sworn affidavit
detailing Fuisz's claims. One month after their conversation,
in October 1994, a court in Washington DC issued an order
barring him from revealing any information on the grounds of
"military and state secrets privilege".

When contacted by the Sunday Herald last night, Fuisz said when
asked if he was a CIA agent in Syria in the 1980s: "That is
not an issue I can confirm or deny. I am not allowed to speak
about these issues. In fact, I can't even explain to you why I
can't speak about these issues." Fuisz did, however, say that
he would not take any action against a newspaper which named him
as a CIA agent.

Congressional aide Lindauer, who was involved in early
negotiations over the Lockerbie trial, claims Fuisz made
"unequivocal statements to me that he has first-hand knowledge
about the Lockerbie case". In her affidavit, she goes on: "Dr
Fuisz has told me that he can identify who orchestrated and
executed the bombing. Dr Fuisz has said that he can confirm
absolutely that no Libyan national was involved in planning or
executing the bombing of PanAm 103, either in any technical or
advisory capacity whatsoever."

Fuisz's statements to Lindauer support the claims of the two
Libyan accused who are to incriminate a number of terrorist
organisations, including the Popular Front for the Liberation
of Palestine-General Command, which had strong links to Syria
and Iran.

Lindauer said Fuisz told her he could provide information on
Middle Eastern terrorists, and referred to Lockerbie as an
"example of an unsolved bombing case that he said he has the
immediate capability to resolve".

Lindauer says Fuisz told her CIA staff had destroyed reports he
sent them on Lockerbie. Lindauer also refers in her affidavit
to speculation that the USA shifted any connection to Lockerbie
away from Syria to Libya in return for its support during the
Gulf war.

She added that Fuisz told her: "If the [US] government would let
me, I could identify the men behind this attack today. I could
do the right thing ... I could go into any crowded restaurant
and pick out these men ... I can tell you their home addresses
... You won't find [them] anywhere in Libya. You will only
find [them] in Damascus. I was investigating on the ground
and I know."

The 1994 gagging order was issued following disclosures by
Fuisz during other legal proceedings about alleged illegal
exports of military equipment to Iraq. The order claims that
the information held by Fuisz is vital to the "nation's
security or diplomatic relations" and can not be revealed
"no matter how compelling the need for, and relevance of,
the information". The submission also makes clear that the
government is empowered to "protect its interests in this case
in the future", thereby gagging Fuisz permanently.

Details of Fuisz's gagging have been passed to the United
Nations, including UN secretary general Kofi Annan, Russia's UN
ambassador Sergey Lavrov and the Libyan UN ambassador, as well
as representatives of France and China. The report on the Fuisz
gagging, containing Lindauer's affidavit, refers to "the history
of US interference ... [and] ... sabotage by the United States".

One senior UN diplomat said: "In the interests of natural
justice, Dr Fuisz should be released from any order which
prevents him telling what he knows of the PanAm bombing." With
Fuisz prohibited from speaking, neither the defence nor
prosecution can call him as a witness.

A legal source close to Fuisz said: "We want the truth out. The
naming of knowledgeable witnesses who can't be called would
utterly change the face of this trial. Dr Fuisz obviously
cannot claim he has any knowledge because of national security
issues and he could face 10 years in jail. However, if he is
not allowed to talk the entire case should be dropped.

"Apart from the US government freeing him from the gag, the
only way to allow him to speak would be to subpoena him to
the Scottish Court, but the court has no power of subpoena
in America."

The Sunday Herald will make the Lindauer affadvit and Fuisz
gagging order available to both the Crown and defence if they
require the documents.


And more on Lockerbie:


Tuesday, May 09, 2006 - FreeMarketNews.com

The 1989 bombing of a Pan Am airliner over Lockerbie, Scotland may not have happened as the official story has it.

According to a story in the Scotsman, a former Scottish police chief has come forward with a signed statement indicating that a key piece of evidence in the trial of the alleged perpetrator was fabricated by the CIA.

The small shred of circuit board used in convicting Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi, who is currently serving a life sentence in Greenock Prison, was planted, according to the retired officer's statement delivered to Megrahi's lawyers, who are seeking a new trial for their client. - ST

staff reports - Free-Market News Network



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