Police chief- Lockerbie evidence was faked
A FORMER Scottish police chief has given lawyers a signed statement claiming that key evidence in the Lockerbie bombing trial was fabricated.
The retired officer - of assistant chief constable rank or higher - has testified that the CIA planted the tiny fragment of circuit board crucial in convicting a Libyan for the 1989 mass murder of 270 people.
So says one of the lead stories in the Scotland on Sunday section of The Scotsman. Of course, the “intelligence commnity” and their handlers have rushed to the CIA's defense, suggesting all sorts of motives to discredit the police officer's testimony. As well they should. After all, we don't want things to erupt in Libya the way they did in the Middle East after Newsweek's story of guards flushing a copy of the Koran down a loo at Guantanamo Bay, now do we?