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Iranian ex-spy to Al Jazeera: Khomeini ordered downing of Pan Am flight 103
Jerusalem Post ^ | 03/11/2014 | JPost.com staff

Posted on 03/11/2014 10:33:31 AM PDT by Rusty0604

Former Iranian intelligence officer says Tehran ordered downing of plane over Lockerbie in retaliation for US attack on Iranian airliner.

Who was responsible for the 1988 bombing of Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland? While the Libyan government was thought to have masterminded the terrorist attack, a bombshell documentary by Al Jazeera quotes a former Iranian intelligence officer as saying that it was Iran that ordered the atrocity.

The former agent, Abolghassem Mesbahi, who defected to Germany from Iran, is quoted by the Telegraph as saying that flight 103 was downed in retaliation for a US Navy strike on an Iranian civilian airliner six months earlier which killed 290 passengers and crew.

According to Mesbahi, the Ayatollah Khomeini instructed Iranian operatives “to copy exactly what happened to the Iranian Airbus.”

It was previously thought that Libya was responsible for the bombing. A former Libyan intelligence officer, Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, was convicted by a Scottish court for the bombing and sentenced to life in prison.

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TOPICS: Conspiracy
KEYWORDS: iran; iranophobia; khomeini; lockerbie; panam103

1 posted on 03/11/2014 10:33:31 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Rusty0604

DUH I saw original report on Al Jazeera America over the weekend it was good


2 posted on 03/11/2014 10:39:12 AM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Rusty0604

Iran declared war on the United States in 1979 and has not looked back. Meanwhile, they are the root of evil in the middle east and much of the world and while we fight their neighbors, they continue to stir up trouble everywhere they go. We should have let Iraq and Afghanistan die on the vine by waxing Iran in 2003.


3 posted on 03/11/2014 10:44:37 AM PDT by armydawg505
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To: SevenofNine

I missed that.


4 posted on 03/11/2014 10:45:18 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Rusty0604

File Under: Things We Already Knew


5 posted on 03/11/2014 10:53:08 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Rusty0604

We accidentally shoot down an airliner, which ignored warnings during an active engagement. Iran intentionally blows up civilians. How mature and typically Arab. Intentions don’t matter, just blood and hate.


6 posted on 03/11/2014 11:02:35 AM PDT by drunknsage
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To: armydawg505

Amen! I am convinced that the real reason we invaded Iraq after Afghanistan was to “bookend” Iran for a planned regime change there soon after. The traitorous Democrats and their media hounds made sure that any further Middle Eastern adventures by a republican president would be politically impossible, no matter how long overdue the clean out of the vipers nest is!


7 posted on 03/11/2014 11:02:37 AM PDT by cartoonistx
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To: drunknsage

Except of course that Iranians aren’t Arabs. And damn proud of it they are.


8 posted on 03/11/2014 11:17:46 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Sherman Logan

Are their ancestors of the historic Persians, IIRC?


9 posted on 03/11/2014 11:22:30 AM PDT by yield 2 the right
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To: drunknsage

“We accidentally shoot down an airliner, which ignored warnings during an active engagement. Iran intentionally blows up civilians. How mature and typically Arab. Intentions don’t matter, just blood and hate.”

The Iranian’s most likely never heard the warning given on military frequencies. According to Iran the Airbus was “squawking” on IFF (Identification Friend or Foe) as a civilian aircraft. The crew of the “USS Vincennes” interpreted the electronic signal as military.

In defense of the “Vincennes”, they were actively engaged by Iranian gunboats just prior to the appearance of the Airbus on their Aegis Radars. They were probably expecting the Iranian air force to support those gunboats when the Airbus appeared on their Radars.


10 posted on 03/11/2014 11:23:41 AM PDT by Tallguy
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To: Rusty0604

They going show it again tonight at 9pm est and repeat at 9pm pst on Al Jazeera America they really got into it

AL Jazeera America documentaries remind me of PBS frontline just a bit


11 posted on 03/11/2014 11:35:54 AM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: yield 2 the right

Their actual ancestry, like everybody else’s, is of course very mixed. Too many Greeks, Turks, Mongols, etc. rampaging through.

But they certainly think of themselves as the descendants of the Persians.


12 posted on 03/11/2014 11:36:15 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Rusty0604

If true, wouldn’t Mohammar Khadafy have copped to it before receiving the whole Ceaucescu treatment?


13 posted on 03/11/2014 11:36:53 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Sherman Logan

Thought as much....


14 posted on 03/11/2014 11:45:22 AM PDT by yield 2 the right
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To: armydawg505

“Meanwhile, they are the root of evil in the middle east...”

Iran was involved, but if you want the root, look towards the Soviet Union.


15 posted on 03/11/2014 12:01:17 PM PDT by Boogieman
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