Scottish fingerprint scandal - connection to Lockerbie?

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  1. Most informed commentators (does that mean tinfoil hat?) believe that the Lockerbie terrorist bombing was perpertated by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine with Iranian inspiration in revenge for the Airbus shootdown. The Libyans were set up to avoid exposing some dodgy dealings on the intelligence front and because Iran was a convenient counterbalance to Saddam's Iraq. I am inclined to agree with this view.

    Meanwhile, in Scotland, a policewoman has been handed the best part of a million quid for wrongful prosecution and a subsequent cover-up. Apparently the FBI were none to happy about the prosecution being investigated, as any exposure of the failings in the fingerprinting system in Scotland would undermine evidence used in the Lockerbie trial (full of holes as it was anyway).

  2. It was always a very, very dodgy case. Some of you may remember about a year ago a former police officer signed an affidavit saying that the CIA had planted evidence. You'd think a story like that would get lots of coverage but it didn't.

    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.

    The police chief, whose identity has not yet been revealed, gave the statement to lawyers representing Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi, currently serving a life sentence in Greenock Prison.

    The evidence will form a crucial part of Megrahi's attempt to have a retrial ordered by the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission (SCCRC). The claims pose a potentially devastating threat to the reputation of the entire Scottish legal system.

    The officer, who was a member of the Association of Chief Police Officers Scotland, is supporting earlier claims by a former CIA agent that his bosses "wrote the script" to incriminate Libya.