Crooked cops planting evidence?
As AFP notes:
BBC investigation has cast doubt on key evidence in the case against
the Libyan convicted of blowing up a US jet over the Scottish town of
Lockerbie in 1988, the broadcaster said Wednesday.
fragment of the timer allegedly used to blow up Pan Am flight 103 --
crucial in linking Abdelbaset Ali Mohmet al-Megrahi to the bomb -- was
not properly tested and was also unlikely to have survived the
explosion, it said...
According to the BBC's Newsnight programme,
the fragment of the timer -- found embedded in a charred piece of
clothing three weeks after the bombing -- was never tested to confirm
if it had actually been in a blast.
Anyone who's watched a tv detective show knows that crooked police officers sometimes plant false evidence in order to frame an innocent person for the crime (and see this video).
Or police sometimes plant false evidence to convict someone who really is a criminal, just to strengthen the case.
that light, remember that Seymour Hersh - the Pulitzer prize-winning
reporter who uncovered the Iraq prison torture scandal and the My Lai
massacre in Vietnam - wrote:
of the investigators believe that some of the initial clues that were
uncovered about the [9/11] terrorists' identities and preparations,
such as flight manuals, were meant to be found. A former high-level
intelligence official told me, "Whatever trail was left was left
deliberately -- for the F.B.I. to chase".
And see this.
In addition, the passport from one of the 9/11 hijackers was found a couple of blocks from the Twin Towers. But the passport-owner's hijacked plane was almost completely lodged in the building's core.
government stated that the areas inside the Twin Towers where planes
crashed were infernos so hot that they caused the collapse of the
massive steel cores in the center of the towers. Indeed, the New York
Times points out:
combination of an uncontrolled fire and the structural damage might
have been able to bring the building [World Trade Center building 7]
down, some engineers said. But that would not explain steel members in
the debris pile that appear to have been partly evaporated in extraordinarily high temperatures
(pay-per-view). Note that evaporation means conversion from a liquid to a gas
; so the steel beams in building 7 were subjected to temperatures high enough to melt and
is also substantial eyewitness evidence by fireman, engineers,
hazardous waste experts and others that the World Trade Center had
molten metal under the basement for many weeks after 9/11, despite a
torrent of water pouring on ground zero.*
If the timer fragment couldn't have survived the Lockerbie explosion, a paper passport couldn't have survived the catastrophic destruction of the Twin Towers.
course, if the passport was ejected from the plane prior to explosions
and fire, then it might have survived. But it would be quite a
I'm not addressing whether or not the hijackers are
the only people guilty for pulling off 9/11. I'm simply asking whether
evidence was planted in the ruins of 9/11 to make sure
that the hijackers were found guilty?
* Here's a partial list:
- A rescue worker "crawled through an opening and down crumpled stairwells to the subway"
Submitters Bio:George Washington
- See also witness statements at the beginning of this video.
As a political activist for decades, I have rejoiced in victories for the people and mourned in defeats. I chose the pen name "George Washington" because - as Washington's biographies show - he wasn't a very good strategist, but he was incredibly persistent. He hung in again and again during the worst setbacks and bleakest winters for years. That is what made him great: he simply refused to quit. George Washington therefore inspires me to be a life-long activist.
As an attorney and former law school professor, I am a firm believer that no one - even the high and mighty - are above the law.
As someone trained in environmental systems analysis, I am always looking at how different trends influence each other ... and the big picture.