October 17, 2007

Provocative Ideas from Robert Fisk

Robert Fisk has provided great insight in reporting about Lebanon and Iraq for the London paper, The Independent. This is a risky proposal, but this is also the post-9/11 world. All bets are off. If you know something, share. Please.
Robert Fisk: Do you know the truth about Lockerbie?
I urge anyone who is aware of government lies over Flight 103 to come forward.
"This reached a peak when my father was told by a member of the American Presidential Commission on Aviation Security and Terrorism that our government knew what had happened but that the truth would not come out. In the truth vacuum, the worst-case scenario – that lives were sacrificed in expiation for the Iranian lives lost in June 1988 – takes on a certain degree of credibility. The plane was brought down in the last dangerous moments of the Reagan presidency."
Now I should explain here that the Iranian lives to which Mrs Irvine refers were the Iranian passengers of an Airbus civilian airliner shot down over the Gulf by a US warship a few months before Lockerbie and before the end of the eight-year Iran-Iraq war.
By Robert Fisk, 10/13/07 "
The Independent" http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article18548.htm
You might also enjoy reading Mr. Fisk's report on recent events in Turkey:
Robert Fisk: A reign of terror which history has chosen to neglect
Published: 12 October 2007

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