Megrahi Roundup

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I don't know if this Megrahi was a good guy but I'm pretty sure he was not guilty as charged.

Lockerbie bomber proclaims his innocence in 'final' interview
Lockerbie bomber, Abdelbaset Al Megrahi, has insisted on his innocence in what he claims will be his last ever interview before he dies.

Megrahi said Dr Jim Swire, whose daughter Flora died in the Lockerbie plane crash, had recently visited him and provided new evidence that would prove his innocence.

Dr Swire, who has often spoken on behalf of the Lockerbie bomber, did not comment on the new information, but it is believed to involve forensic studies of a circuit board from the wreckage.

Megrahi has in the last few months been helping write a book with investigative journalist John Aston. The book is due to be released next year.

"I want people to read the book and use their brain not hearts and make judgement," Megrahi said. " Information is not from me, not from lawyers, not from the media, but experts who deal with criminal law and science. It will clear my name."


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Good to see you posting NJT.

Good to see you posting NJT. I've been threatening to do that myself, one of these days. smiling

I didn't follow all the in and outs of the case, from what I do know, I think is was fairly obvious he was framed. At any rate he is now out of his misery.

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Dominique's back in the news.

Dominique's back in the news. And I couldn't help noticing that the young prostitutes were from Belgium.

Referring to Strauss-Kahn, a Belgian prostitute identified only as Marie-Anne S., aged 25, said: 'He used force. He was holding my hand, he pulled my hair, he hurt me. I weigh 50 kilos, he's heavier than me.'

Marie-Anne S. claimed that Strauss-Kahn tried to sodomize her, adding: 'I refused and told him no, I don't want to. I made it clear that I did not want to, several times out loud.'

Three examining judges asked prosecutors to consider the 'facts of the gang rape', and a spokesman for Lille prosecutors said : 'A formal inquiry has now begun.'

The four men under investigation for the rape include Strauss-Kahn, who has already been charged with aggravated pimping in relation to the Carlton Affair.

Co-accused: Former Lille police chief Jean-Christophe Lagarde is also under investigation
Also under investigation are: Jean-Christophe Lagarde, a former police chief from Lille; David Roquet, head of a subsidiary of the Eiffage building giant; and another businessman called Fabrice Paszkowski, who is said to have regularly exchanged SMS text messages with Strauss-Kahn. "

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This is encouraging. As

This is encouraging.

As Schools Crumble: Quiet Call for Revolution in Philly
By Ellen Brown, Web of Debt

20 May 12

"Slavery is but the owning of labor and carries with it the care of the laborers, while the European plan, led by England, is that capital shall control labor by controlling wages. This can be done by controlling the money. The great debt that capitalists will see to it is made out of the war, must be used as a means to control the volume of money. . . . It will not do to allow the greenback, as it is called, to circulate as money any length of time, as we cannot control that. [Quoted in Charles Lindburgh, Banking and Currency and the Money Trust (Washington D.C.: National Capital Press, 1913), page 102.]

The quotation may be apocryphal, but it graphically conveys the fate of our burgeoning indentured class. It also suggests the way out: we must recapture the control of our money and banking systems, including the issuance of debt-free money ("greenbacks") by the government.

Meanwhile, in Other Unreported News . . .

That alternative vision was put before a conference in Philadelphia in late April that drew delegates from all over the United States. The theme of the first Public Banking in America conference, held at the Quaker Friends Center on April 28-29th, was that to fix the economy, we first need to take back the "money power" - the power to create currency and credit.

Led by keynote speakers Gar Alperovitz and Hazel Henderson and highlighted in an electric speech by twelve-year-old Victoria Grant, the conference was all about solutions. As summarized by OpEdNews editor Josh Mitteldorf:

'There were two visions expressed . . . . The first is the very practical idea that states and cities around America could be rescued from insolvency if they had their own banks, instead of relying on commercial banks to borrow money through bonds. Tax-exempt bond issues supply money to states and municipal governments typically at 5 or 6% interest, while banks these days are able to borrow from the Fed at 1/4% per year.

The second vision is . . . the radically-subversive idea that the system we have for introducing money into the economy is a boon for the banks, but perhaps a major drag on our economy. Perhaps a simple, direct system of money creation by the Treasury Dept instead of the Fed would put an end to cycles of recession, and create a foundation for long-term prosperity.

Banking is a huge leech on our economy. 40% of every dollar we spend on goods and services - 40% of all that we create and all we consume - is siphoned off the top as bank interest in one form or another. (Calculations of Margrit Kennedy) The US Government is in the absurd position of paying interest to a private bank for every dollar that is put into circulation. The Federal Reserve system has privatized the power to create money, which, according to the Constitution, ought to belong to Congress alone. Presently, interest on the national debt costs the Federal government $500 billion in 2011, and (because of structural deficit spending) it is the fastest-growing portion of the Federal budget.'

Five hundred billion dollars could be saved annually just by refinancing the federal debt through our own central bank, interest-free. This is not an off-the-wall idea but has actually been done, very successfully. Among other instances, it was done in Canada from 1939 to 1974, as was detailed by the youngest and oldest speakers at the conference, 12-year-old Victoria Grant and former defense minister Paul Hellyer, founder of the Canadian Action Party. Another Canadian at the conference, Toronto Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam, has proposed that the Toronto city council could improve its finances by forming its own bank.

The direct solution to the economic crisis, urged by veteran money reformer Bill Still, would be for the federal government to simply create the money it needs, as the American colonists did by printing paper scrip and Abraham Lincoln did by printing greenbacks.

But cities and states don't need to wait for a deadlocked federal Congress to act. As Wong-Tam has proposed for Toronto, they can divest their public revenues from the too-big-to-fail banks and put them in their own publicly-owned banks. These banks could then do what all banks do: leverage capital, backed by deposits, into money in the form of bank credit.

This newly-created bank money would then be available for the use of the local government interest-free (since the government would own the bank and would get the interest back as dividends). Among other possibilities, the money could be used to restore the schools. This would not be an expenditure but an investment, as illustrated by the G.I. Bill, which provided education and low-interest loans for returning servicemen after World War II. Economists have determined that for every 1944 dollar invested in the G.I. Bill, the country received approximately $7 in return, through increased economic productivity, consumer spending, and tax revenues.

Legislation for public banks has now been introduced in 18 U.S. states, on the model of the highly successful Bank of North Dakota (BND). Elaborated on at the Public Banking conference by Ed Sather and Rozanne Junker, the BND is currently the country's only state-owned bank and has been a major factor in allowing the state to escape the recent credit crisis. North Dakota is the only state to boast a significant budget surplus every year since the economic downturn of 2008."

Check out Penny's post for more info on (and to watch) the speech given by 12-year-old Victoria Grant. It has been making the rounds in the Canadian Blogoshere/Facebook for the last couple of weeks and now has gone viral with hundreds of thousands of views. She makes it real easy to understand. smiling

Victoria Grant explains the scourge of banking

I remember reading that there

I remember reading that there was a couple of disgruntled FBI agents who died in the Lockerbie crash. They were returning to America to present evidence of some corruption or something they had unearthed within the America security services ,CIA I think .

Does anyone remember reading that or have links ?

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funny Mick, I do recall

I recall having read the same some years back, but during an admittedly brief search on the topic the other day, the only thing I could find was some implications that Iranians or Syrians had really done the bombing instead of Megrahi. Well if that's so, why did the CIA bother to plant the circuit board remnant?

Funny how Iran, the current target of choice of the evil ones, is now the alternate (conspiracy theory) culprit instead of the folks who quite clearly actually did the planting of evidence and manipulating of witnesses.

As I've heard now and again, the truth will out.

Update, this search looks to have the info we want:
but unfortunately that's about all I have time for now... maybe I can read them in a few hours,


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It was about herion smuggling

The FBI agents were heading home to blow the whistle over CIA controlled heroine smuggling out of Cyprus.

"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."

Curiouser and Curiouser !

Curiouser and Curiouser !

Things are so connected it would seen , so naive ,we are .

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