If the Lockerbie appeal had gone ahead:
Megrahi’s legal team was going to produce evidence that a fragment of a timing device, found near the crash site, which pointed to Libyan involvement, could not have survived the explosion.
(US blamed Iran for Lockerbie bomb)
In other words, it was a fake, possibly planted by the CIA.
The legal team also planned to point out that there was no trace of explosive on the fragment.
Some people blame the CIA and Mossad for the Lockerbie Bombing.
Reportedly Mossad had helped a group within the CIA to set up Operation Corea, which involved the export of heroin from Lebanon into the USA.
Reportedly, US intelligence officers Matthew Gannon and Maj. Charles McKee had found out about Corea, and were on their way to the USA to act as whistleblowers.
They were on Pan Am 103. (Bombing of Pan Am Flight 103: Facts.)
Elements of the CIA and Mossad are reportedly trying to blame Iran and a Mr Ahmed Jibril.
It was Mossad which allegedly intercepted a telephone call, made two days after the Lockerbie Bombing, by Mr Mohtashami, Interior Minister in Tehran, to the chargé d'affaires at the Iranian embassy in Beirut.
This call instructed the embassy to hand over funds to Jibril and congratulated him on the success of operation 'equal and just revenge'.
Jibril is alleged to have received $11 million from Iran. (Bombing of Pan Am Flight 103: Facts.)
However, some would say this is disinformation.
A banking audit trail to confirm the payment has never been presented.
Allegedly, a memo about Lockerbie, from the US Defence Intelligence Agency, dated 24 September 1989, states (US blamed Iran for Lockerbie bomb):
"The bombing of the Pan Am flight was conceived, authorised and financed by Ali-Akbar Mohtashemi-Pur, Iran’s former interior minister.
"The execution of the operation was contracted to Ahmad [Jibril], Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine General Command (PFLP-GC) leader, for a sum of $1m (£600,700).
"$100,000 of this money was given to Jibril up front in Damascus by the Iranian ambassador to Sy [Syria], Muhammad Hussan [Akhari] for initial expenses.
"The remainder of the money was to be paid after successful completion of the mission."
Mohtashemi was close to the Ayatollah Khomeini and he is a supporter and advisor of reformist Iranian president Mohammad Khatami
It is possible that elements of the CIA worked with Iran and Jibril to bring down Pan Am 103.
Heroin production in Iran shot up after the Ayatollahs came to power; it may be that certain leaders in Iran were working with elements of the CIA in the heroin trade?
And then there is October Surprise!
"According to Rodney Stich, Robert Hunt, former Navy SEAL commander and deep-cover CIA/ONI operative, described to him a CIA assassination squad called Operation Ringwind.
"This operation, according to Hunt, was under the control of then-Deputy Director of the CIA Robert Gates.
'''They call it Operation Ringwind, formed in early 1981. It was strictly to take care of all participants in October Surprise until they decide to shut the operation down.
"'And that could be tomorrow morning, or ten years from now. Whoever they think is involved.'''
(Bush administration’s Trojan Horse gift to America and the ... / Operation "Mount Rushmore" and "Operation Ringwind" )
'Corrupt CIA officials, allowed the bombing of Pan Am 103 to proceed, because Charles McKee knew too much about Operation Ringwind'