Former CIA Operative Claims Iran ‘True Perpetrator’ of 1988 Lockerbie Bombing

Middle East

In December 1988, Pan-Am Flight 103 exploded over the Scottish town of Lockerbie en route from London to New York, killing all 259 people on board, including 190 Americans, as well as another 12 on the ground. The US accused Libya of the attack. Recently, the US Justice Department charged a new Libyan individual in relation to the terror attack.

John Holt, a former CIA operations officer in the Middle East, claims that “the true perpetrator” of the 1988 bombing of a Boeing 747 over the Scottish town of Lockerbie while en route from London to New York, was Iran, instead of Libya, and has called for holding the Islamic republic accountable.

Holt, a long-time handler for Abdul Majid Giaka – a key US government witness in the Lockerbie trial conducted at The Hague in 2000, said that he has been “telling the CIA and FBI since being interviewed by them in early 2000” that he, along with “many other intelligence officers do not believe” that Tripoli was responsible for the bombing, which killed everyone aboard, including 190 Americans.

The professor of political science suggests that the US government’s key witness in the Lockerbie trial, Libyan agent Abdul Majid Giaka, “knew nothing” about the Libyan government’s alleged involvement and “never provided any evidence pointing to Libya”.

The US Department of Justice announced recently that two new charges had been filed against Abu Agila…

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