The US authority finally announces that the Lockerbie bombing culprit has been charged on terrorism grounds. The Libyan man is the suspected maker of the fatal bomb that caused the Pan Am Flight 103 tragedy. The incident took place when the aircraft was passing Lockerbie, Scotland, in 1988. That is why the incident is still called the Lockerbie bombing tragedy.
According to advocate General William Barr, the suspected Lockerbie bombing culprit, Abu Agila Mohammad Masud, is finally facing the brunt of his act after 32 years. That fatal bomb blast on the Boeing 747 claimed 270 lives. Out of the same, 190 were American citizens. Therefore, punishing Agila Mohammad is a pending duty of the US authorities.
The country’s prosecutors are demanding the extradition of the culprit to begin with the trials. According to the claims of US authorities, the Libyan man is a former intelligence officer. It seems that 32 years back, he followed the late Muammar Gaddafi’s strict orders, the famous Libyan leader.
The Lockerbie bombing tragedy of the London-New York flight stands as the worst terrorist attack in the UK’s history. It is also rated as the #2 deadliest terrorist attack as per US history. Apart from the 270 people on-board the flight, at least 11 ground staff also lost their lives during the blast. Among the total lot of people who lost their lives, 35 were US students returning home to celebrate Christmas with their families.
The British and American police are working as a team in this case.
After the latest modifications in the Lockerbie case, Mr. Barr’s role in this entire case comes to a full cycle. The same attorney general was also in the same position when the US announced charges against two other Libyan suspects in 1991.
At that time, George HW Bush was the President of the USA, and Mr. Barr assigned the task of supervising the bombing case to Mr. Mueller. The latter was an expert investigator who also led the Russian Meddling incident during the Presidential elections 2016.
Over the years, both Mr. Mueller and Mr. Barr have never missed a chance to stand by the Lockerbie tragedy victims’ families. On the other hand, the Scottish Police’s chief constable also expresses his opinion regarding the contemporary twist.
He states that it is a considerable development that must undergo a thorough investigation. So, the Scottish police are working closely with the US authorities on this matter. However, it is inappropriate to pass any other comments on the proceedings right now.
William Barr says he is happy to learn that the USA authorities are pressing criminal charges against the third Lockerbie bombing culprit. He also adds that no distance or time barrier can restrict the Scottish and American authorities’ proceedings and coordination. Moreover, it is pleasing to see that both teams work so hard together to bring justice to the victim families.
Mr. Barr also reveals the breakthrough point of the latest incident. He states that the charges announcements became evident when the Libyan authorities send the US team an interview with Mr. Masud. Barr says that the culprit is confessing his role in making the explosive alongside two other people.
The Lockerbie bombing culprit reveals his interaction with Gaddafi.
It seems the man is proud enough to state that Muammar Gaddafi personally congratulated him after the attack’s success. It is a proud moment that finally, the man who stands responsible for the life loss of so many Americans will receive punishment. Mr. Barr is very optimistic that the Libyan authorities will surely let the US team take over the proceedings very soon.
It is undoubtedly a reward for a very long wait for Mr. William Barr. It was almost 30 years ago that he announced the suspects’ indictments for the first time. Presently, this announcement is one of his very last duties as the best legal officer in the Donald Trump team. Therefore, Mr. Barr states that it feels like a full circle after the charge revelation against Mr. Masud.
Mr. Barr also told the journalists that every terrorist must be aware of one thing in a press release. They should remember that the authorities will catch them one day or the other. Over so many years, there was so much discussion regarding the Lockerbie tragedy. Fingers were pointing to several countries, including Iran, Palestine, and Syria. However, finally, everyone knows that Libya is the culprit.
On the other hand, it seems that both British and American officials were quite sure about the truth. Somehow, they were confident that the attack was the plan of Libyan agents under the leadership of former dictator Gaddafi. Finally, all other charges are officially vague, and the world knows the real truth.
My Brother’s Bomber reveals essential details about the culprit.
Mr. Masud or Abu Agila Mohammad was the best bomb-maker working for Muammar Gaddafi. In 2015, journalist Ken Dornstein went all the way to Libya to interact with Abu Agila. It was part of a documentary that Ken was making called My Brother’s Bomber. The journalist’s brother David was a part of the people who lost their lives in the 1988 attack.
Ken Dorstein mentions that Mr. Masud was nothing short of a mysterious man during his journey to Libya. However, it was already clear from various sources that the latter was a technical expert and an incredible mastermind. According to Ken’s documentary, there are allegations that Mr. Masud was also the man behind a German bombing tragedy in 1986.
The US authorities are going through all the travel records of the Lockerbie bombing culprit. Results suggest that Mr. Masud traveled from Tripoli, Libya, to a place in Malta in 1988. Moreover, he met with another intelligence officer after his flight. Just after six days, two other people joined Masud in Malta. It was here that the team of three was working on the bomb.
According to the allegations, the conspirers successfully wrapped the bomb cassette with clothes they bought from a Malta store. Later, Mr. Masud carried the bomb on December 21. Soon, a suitcase containing the bomb was fixed on feeder flights. The same was going from Malta to Frankfurt, and then to the Heathrow Airport in London. Finally, the load was transferred to the Pan Am flight.
A cold-blooded crime
On the same day, Mr. Masud went back to Tripoli, and after several days met with another senior intelligence officer. Along with Masud was a fellow conspirer during the meeting. As per reports, it was during this meeting that the senior official was praising these two.
The families of the Lockerbie victims are breathing a sigh of relief after the latest news. They believe that it is the best outcome of their long wait. Moreover, all they wanted was justice for their loved ones, and finally, there is some ray of hope. Earlier, in 2001, another conspirer and Libyan national was convicted. Abdelbaset al-Megrahi was punished for 27 years in prison.