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Adequately Explained by Stupidity?: Lockerbie, Luggage and Lies [Paperback]

Morag G. Kerr
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16 Jan 2014
Tunnel vision or organised cover-up? How the Lockerbie investigation got the wrong man. Twenty-five years after Maid of the Seas crashed on the town of Lockerbie, this groundbreaking book introduces an entirely new perspective on the controversial investigation and subsequent conviction. Concentrating almost entirely on the transfer baggage evidence, it exposes shocking deficiencies in both the police inquiry and the forensic investigation, which led the hunt in entirely the wrong direction. Cleverly constructed to lead the reader through the complexities of the case, the book provides insights which will be new to even the most seasoned Lockerbie pundit, while remaining accessible to those with little or no previous familiarity with the subject. The reader will see all the main aspects of the official account of the Lockerbie disaster comprehensively destroyed. This is the first book about Lockerbie to deal rigorously with the detail of the transfer baggage evidence. Dr. Kerr has been given access to reports, statements and photographs not previously available to the general public, and has analysed the information with forensic rigour. This analysis proves conclusively that the bomb that brought down the plane was introduced at Heathrow airport and not at Malta as claimed. The book is being published on the 25th anniversary of the Lockerbie disaster, which happened on 21st December 1988. Morag has been Secretary Depute of 'Justice for Megrahi' since 2010, and is the author of the widely-acclaimed pamphlet Lockerbie: Fact and Fiction. On 23rd December 1988, Morag was driving on the A74. This was the stimulus for her research into the subject.

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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Matador (16 Jan 2014)
  • Language: Unknown
  • ISBN-10: 1783062509
  • ISBN-13: 978-1783062508
  • Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 1.8 x 23.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 274,318 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'A remarkable piece of work, comprehensive in its analysis of the evidence and what was missed or hidden and why.' -- James Robertson The Professor of Truth 'The evidence painstakingly uncovered and meticulously analysed by Dr Kerr leaves absolutely no room for doubt that the bomb suitcase was already on the Pan Am luggage container AVE 4041 before the feeder flight from Frankfurt arrived at Heathrow. Whoever was responsible for the bombing of Pan Am 103, Morag Kerr has conclusively demonstrated that it was not Abdelbaset al-Megrahi.' -- Professor Robert Black

About the Author

Morag G. Kerr was born in Lanarkshire, Scotland, in 1953. She qualified as a veterinary surgeon in 1976 (Glasgow University) and continued post-graduate study in biochemistry. Morag was awarded a PhD in 1985, and specialised in clinical pathology and laboratory medicine. She is the Secretary Depute of "Justice for Megrahi".

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5.0 out of 5 stars The case explained 30 Dec 2013
By wa233
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Morag Kerr has resolved the mysteries of the Lockerbie Bombing better by far than anybody else ever has, including of course the Camp Zeist judges.

Her case for the bomb having been planted in the baggage-container at Heathrow, namely the unexplained suitcase seen by baggage-handler John Bedford, persuades me completely. Her analysis of the photo-identification and MEBO timer evidence destroys any value these items retained as evidence against Megrahi. This is the definitive work on the subject.

The shame is that it has taken so long to get to the truth, that an innocent man suffered years in prison, and of course that the real culprits remain at large.

Edit: I wrote a full review on my blog at:
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5.0 out of 5 stars Where detail becomes fun 6 Feb 2014
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This is an extraordinary opportunity to delve into the fine details of the forensic case against Megrahi and all its weaknesses, and scary errors, misdirections, or underplaying of evidence that might occur in any enquiry. There is a whiff of politics in the air, where the Brits and Germans offload the blame onto poor Malta who appears to have had by far the tightest airport procedures. Key testimonies from Bedford and Manly go against the grain and point to the bomb being placed in London. And what placing. The bomb was quite small, but ‘miraculously’ found itself right next to the fuselage where it could do damage. The chances of that occurring through coincidence were miniscule. A super book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Key to a Scandal. 17 April 2014
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This a work of stupendous forensic brilliance. Such a pitiful shame for Mr Megrahi that the professionals involved in the Zeist trial failed to reach her stature.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Pluses and minuses 13 Feb 2014
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On the minus side, I had to skim through pages of technical detail. Could some of this go into the appendix? It takes a long time to build up to the conclusion

On the plus side I was impressed by the overall conclusion. I had thought that the 'need' to have Syria as an ally in the 1990 Gulf war was the prime cause of the focus on Libya, but this book makes clear that the forensic investigation was incompetent from the word 'go', and was focusing on Libya well before Saddam invaded Kuwait. The incompetence of the forensic investigators should not be surprising when you recall the flawed convictions of the Guildford 4 and Birmingham 6 in the 1970's.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A very thorough analysis 1 Feb 2014
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If everything written here is true then there are some really incompetent "experts" involved. Which of itself casts some doubt on the conclusions. Of course the author admits that she was not privy to all the facts, but what she does provide seems pretty conclusive.

This is very well written for a non-fiction book and kept your interest. In other hands it could have been very boring but I enjoyed reading it very much. Makes you think
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