cj#811> Parveez Syed on Lockerbie incident

1998-08-03

Richard Moore

Date: Mon, 3 Aug 1998
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Subject: Subverted justice questioned?

Monday 03 August 1998 London-UK

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Subverted justice questioned? [EDITORIAL]
by Parveez Syed (c) Shanti RTV news agency

LONDON-UK (SC-SRTV) - In February 1998 the International Court of
Justice (ICJ) at the Hague, The Netherlands, ruled that it has
jurisdiction to hear Libya's complaints against Britain in
connection with the bombing of a Pan Am jet over Lockerbie,
Scotland in December 1988. Then in March 1998 ICJ ruled against
US and British objections to the court's involvement in the case.

This editorial poses a number of legitimate, thought-provoking
questions to help assess if the accused can expect a fair trial;
would the verdict be acceptable to the US-UK politicians, and what
about appeal court?

Pan American flight 103 exploded above the village of Lockerbie,
Scotland on Wednesday 21 December 1988 enroute to New York,
killing 259 people on board and 11 on the ground. According to
intelligence sources and whistleblowers "a briefcase full of CIA
approved and protected drug-run was switched enroute stopovers
with an identical briefcase containing a bomb. A few years
before that British woman police constable Yvonne Fletcher was
fatally gunned down by CIA agents in front of Libyan embassy in
London to help engineer a pretext to bomb and kill 37 civilians
in Libya in April 1986. US agents and their assets hope that with
the passing of time the world will forget their crimes".

US-UK arrogance is growing beyond all bounds. They show contempt
even for their own tools, the UN and ICJ. London and Washington
repeatedly moved the goal posts; they initially blamed Iranians,
Syrians, Palestinians, and then accused two Libyans for the
attack; then they engineered the UN resolution demanding the
extradition of two accused to be tried in Britain or the US.
They have repeatedly refused to countenance a trial in Libya or
a third country beyond their sphere of control and influence.
They have todate failed to provide irrefutable, credible
evidence that could implicate the two Libyan suspects who are
being used as scapegoats. ICJ, the principal judicial organ of
the United Nations (UN), ruled that UK and the US acted
unlawfully in insisting on the extradition of the suspects. ICJ
found that it has jurisdiction to deal with the merits of the
case brought by Libya against the UK.

Would more than ten years of trial by mass media in the case lead
to an fair 'trial'? Could the accused get a fair trial in the in
the US and the EU? Under the 1971 Montreal Convention - which
sets out guidelines for bringing to justice 'suspects' in
terrorist attacks on civil aircraft - Libya still has the right
to try the suspects in Libya and refuse to surrender them. But
some British and US lawyers claim the UN-SC resolutions ordering
Libya to surrender the suspects for trial in an American or
Scottish court over-ride the convention.

Why is the ICJ's full jurisdiction was not good enough for the
US-UK governments? Why is it necessary to strip and undermine
ICJ's jurisdiction, integrity and sovereignty, and replace it by
extending Scottish or UK laws? Is ICJ's integrity now compromised
and undermined? Would some convincing pretexts help adjourn or
transfer the trial to the UK or US before reaching the verdict?

"There is no provision in Scottish law for a Scottish court to
sit outside Scottish jurisdiction. Nor could we possibly take a
Scottish jury to sit in a third country," British foreign
secretary Robin Cook said on Tuesday 23 September 1997. But
Scots law expert professor Robert Black of Edinburgh University
has now drawn up a protocol which would permit a Scottish Court
to sit overseas to try the two accused. Is it a game to be
played, for the great kudos of politicians or the enhancement of
global bullies' pride? Is the "trial" about finding out if the
accused are guilty or innocent? Why not transplant Libyan laws
and install Libyan judge and jury at ICJ for the trial? US-UK
laws, the UN-SC Resolutions and vetos are often subject to
political subversion.

"Those in possession of absolute power - can not only prophesy
and make their prophecies come true, but they can also lie and
make their lies come true," US philosopher Eric Hoffer (1902-83),
noted in 'The Passionate State of Mind' in 1955. Today the public
portrayal of Muslims, Arabs, Iraqis, Libyans, Iranians and Islam
is coherently, effectively and routinely distorted by US, UK and
Israeli politicians, their agents, their assets and their
mainstream mass media groups. They protray Muslims are
terrorists, criminals, uncivilised or inhumane. Why is there so
much distortion, coverup and lying?

For every measure of social, economic, political and mass media
dysfunction, Muslim rates are often more than twice the US-EU
natives. Muslims in the US and EU are denied access to and
excluded from mainstream mass media groups. The systematic
denial of basic human rights and exclusion, simply can not be
dismissed as irrelevant in any civilised country. Civilised
justice system have rules. Those rules don't allow politicians
to be the accuser, prosecutor, judge, jury and executioner.

Why is it necessary to transplant Scottish, British, UK or US
laws and procedures in the Hague? Why is it necessary to try the
accused without an impartial, unbiased, balanced jury? Why is it
necessary to replace the jury by an international panel of highly
selctive judges presided over by a senior Scottish judge? Why is
it necessary to fix the judicial system, evidence, jury or
judges? Are the judges lined up to secure the verdict US and the
UK require? Would there be a right of appeal? Where would the
appeal court sit, under which country's laws, who will be the
appeal cout judge(s) or jury?

Is the law transplanted to operate in a discriminatory or
prejudicial manner or to secure conviction? Would the transplant
and the trial without a balanced jury make The Hague venue a
kangaroo court farce? What is the US-UK-EU record on race,
colour or religious discrimination? Is there a covert, subtle,
intentional, historical or widespread form of religious or
racial discrimination or prejudice in the UK-EU-US?

Is race, colour or religion a factor in disproportionally high
number of fishing expeditions or raids; stop, search, arrest,
convict and sentence? Why move the goal-posts endlessly? Why
shift blame to suit political needs of the day before and after
the Gulf assault in 1991? Can the accused Libyans really expect
justice from the transplanted laws and judicial system from the
country which has repeatedly supported and encouraged US bombing
and killing of Libyan and Iraqi civilians?

Is there a systematic, insightful or critical link between law
enforcement and the colour, race and religion of the accused or
the convicted? So, who would guarantee a fair trial and justice?

Aren't the accused already tried and convicted by the US-UK
politicians and their mass media outfits? Would a verdict, other
than guilty, be acceptable to them, their allies, agents and
assets? The perpetrators of all evil deeds, genocide and crimes
against humanity should be brought to civilised justice.

Would the US government now send their Navy Admiral, who ordered
the downing of Iranian Airbus 655 during tensions in the Persian
Gulf, to be tried in Libya under Iranian laws? The brave admiral
bombed and killed more than 300 Muslims civilians traveling from
Iran to Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Michael Sheinbaum, who is alleged to have murdered of a young man
in the US, for eaxmple, reported to have fled in 1998 to Israel
where officials claimed that they will not allow a Jew to be
tried in a Gentile court. Let us not forget Alex Odeh who was
killed in LA, California and the FBI and the CIA never did much
to apprehend the Jewish terrorist who is at large in Israel. Is
Israel being embargoed for harbouring the terrorists and other
killers of Americans? Justice for all or some?

Double standards; highly selective rough justice; rule of the
jungle; kangaroo courts in civilised world? Is the US and its
allies subverting justice? Is this the 'New World Order'? Or is
it the New World DisOrder? Is the world being led by decree from
London and Washington high offices of crooks able to abuse power,
commit perjury, subvert the courts, the justice, the mass media
outlets and billions of hearts, minds and souls? Is the world
heading toward a virtual, global dictatorship where US, UK and
Israeli leaders are above the laws? Is this a good example for
the rest of the world to follow?

ends;
Presented by: Shanti RTV (c) 03 August 1998.
[Parveez Syed is an investigative journalist. He has exposed many
political liars and subverters. His copyrighted, unique features
are often developed into probing factual tv documentaries. The
features are archived on more than 16,000 websites worldwide.
Moles and whistleblowers e-mail leaks/briefings to Parveez Syed].
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