This New York Post article quotes an interview by Sweden’s Expressen with Libya’s Justice Minister Mustafa Abdel-Jalil.
In the interview, Abdel-Jalil says that Libyan leader, Moammar Khadafi personally ordered bomber Abdel Baset al-Megrahi to destroy the Boeing 747 Pan Am Flight 103 and kill all on board, and that he had written proof of this. 259 people on board the flight were killed along with 11 people on the ground.
As you may know, Scotland released the bomber, al-Megrahi on “compassionate” grounds, saying that he had only 3 months to live. That was August 2009, and Mr. al-Megrahi is still living a comfortable life in Libya. The interview said that getting al-Megrahi released had been a priority for Khadafi.
I was with TWA at the time and temporarily based in Frankfurt Germany when this event took place. I visited our operations center at the airport on that morning and remember a Pan Am Boeing 747 pushing back from the gate when I was there. So this issue is a personal one for me.
We all hope that justice will finally be meted out to the perpetrators, to all government officials who ordered the bombing, and to the bomber(s).
Pan Am Flight 103