Lockerbie Whistleblower Cleared of Perjury
We  received the item below from a respondent. The article they sent
was printed in the Sunday Times (U.K.).

Of COURSE all MENTION of this entire case has been utterly BLOCKED from
the news in the United States. So--HERE IT IS!

The article says how right after the Pan Am/Lockerbie airliner bombing,
one Lester Coleman of the Defense Intelligence Agency had made known to
investigators of the plane crash his view that the infiltration by
terrorist agents of a U.S. intelligence drug-running operation resulted

Apparently Coleman's testimony was a little too close to the mark,
because in short order he found himself ostracized from his employing 
agency, cut loose from all contact and the target of severe harassment.
Coleman thought the whole outlook was unfavorable, hit the trail and was
granted asylum in Sweden and later Spain (thanks, amigos!)

The subject of a massive and EXPENSIVE global manhunt by US authorities,
Coleman last year decided to "turn himself in" and duke it out legally.

Here's where it gets interesting. Though he plead guilty to and was
convicted of perjury, given some months in jail and a $30,000 fine,
Coleman's conviction has JUST BEEN OVERTURNED! He is NOW suing the
federal government for TEN MILLION bucks for their treatment of him.

I guess there WAS something to what Coleman had maintained all
along--that U.S. intelligence agencies were and are engaged in
drug-running operations in this case AND all over the WORLD; for any of
a number of wretched, filthy purposes; and in running these operations,
do business with the most disreputable and dangerous elements
imaginable--except of course for the intelligence agents themselves.  

WHAT a pile of ROT our "feral" federal "government" has become! What a
bunch of outrageously criminal THUGS!

And by the way… right on, Lester!

John Quinn/NewsHawk Inc.

Did this newsworthy item get properly aired in the United States? Help
out old Lester Colman out.

At least he tried to do the right thing.



June 13 1999 SCOTLAND
Court clears Lockerbie claim agent
by Marcello Mega

A FORMER American intelligence officer convicted of perjury after
alleging United States complicity in the Lockerbie bombing has been
cleared by a court of appeal.

Lester Coleman, who was convicted of perjury last year, had the verdict
overturned last month. He is living with his wife and three children in
Kentucky and in the past few days has launched an action for $10m
against the American government.

Three judges issued a sealed ruling, an unusual step which means that
not even Coleman and his lawyers can read why they quashed his
conviction. Reporting restrictions also ensured the case received little
attention in the United States.

Coleman was dismissed as a conman by American investigators and the
Scottish Crown Office when he expressed a theory that an American
intelligence-controlled drug-running operation had facilitated the
loading of a bomb on Pan Am flight 103.

The bomb exploded over Lockerbie on December 21, 1988, killing 270
people. Two Libyans are to be tried for the mass murder by a Scottish
court in Holland next year.

Coleman was ostracised by his bosses and found himself facing charges of
applying for a passport in a false name and committing perjury in an
action heard some years before. The passport application, he said, had
been made under orders from his bosses at the Defence Intelligence
Agency (DIA).

When he found he could not reach his superiors, he decided to flee the
country. He and his family were granted political asylum in Sweden in
1990. In 1994 they moved to Spain.

Coleman's story - that American agents were allowing deliveries of drugs
on transatlantic flights in a sting operation which allowed terrorists
to switch a case containing drugs for one holding a bomb - was widely discredited.

Coleman's credibility took a severe knock in 1993 when the publishers of
The Trail of the Octopus, a book he cowrote about the bombing, had to
pay substantial libel damages.

The American authorities went to great lengths and huge expense to
discover his whereabouts and to seek his extradition. Eventually Coleman
decided in 1996 to return of his own volition and face charges. After
months of imprisonment he was released last year after a guilty plea and
a fine of $30,000.

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