Says Former Justice Minister
“I have proof that Gaddafi gave the order on Lockerbie,” said former justice minister Mustapha Abdeljalil.
Abdeljalil, who has defected the crumbling regime decided to wait for twenty-three years to tell the world about Gadaffi's role in the Pan Am Bombing. According to a close associate in the Libyan Justice Department, Mutaji Ben Al Muhami, the delay was because "that mad man with the big mole and wild pajama's may have put a contract out on us, withheld our salaries and removed our club memberships at the Petroleum and Camel Clubs."
When asked the question, "but committing your life to justice issues, did you not feel compelled to get the story out so that the 270 grieving families from all over the world would have had some closure over the deaths of their loved ones?"
"Closure? Closure? Libya gave a huge settlement to the families. Don't you call that settlement a form of closure? Yes, I believe in closure, but nothing I could have said would have brought their loved ones back and I came forward as soon as it was safe and that was at least seven years shorter than what the Egyptians had to endure with Mubarak. Plus it would have cost my family the nice living that they received during that little twenty-three year stretch and my wife liked her Mercedes and the fish wrapped dates and figs that they served at Mr. Gadaffi's pool side parties where she was especially impressed with Beyonce."
When asked how he thought the disclosure of this information will further the cause of democracy in Libya or his own career, the former Justice Minister said, "I'm not sure about the first question, but I was hoping I could get a job in America with whatever law firm the former U.S. Attorney General works for now, Alberto Gonzalez...or a nice cushy job with Halliburton would be nice, too."
"Don't you think that the billion dollar settlement that Gadaffi paid was proof that he was guilty of the Pan Am bombing even though he claimed that the payment was in no way an expression of guilt?" Abdeljalil was asked.
"Yes, I certainly do. Unless that payment was forced with some kind of threat that if he didn't pay things could turn really bad for him and for Libya, but that line of thinking would make what I told you unreliable and you need to believe me, especially now that I have no where to go. After all I'm the Libyan Minister of Justice and I know the truth and justice when I see it."
CIA Agent and author, Robert Baer, has claimed that rank and file CIA agents are aware that Pan Am 103 was bombed in order to keep Matthew Gannon, a CIA agent working the in Middle East, and son-in-law of the Near East Division of the CIA's Directorate of Operations, Thomas Tweeton, from returning to Washington to ask why the Agency kept essential information about the Muslim Brotherhood from becoming common knowledge.