Adequately Explained by Stupidity?: Lockerbie, Luggage and Lies Paperback – 16 Jan 2014
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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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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: http://3stes.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/why-lockerbie-bomb-was-loaded-at.html
A superbly written tome that despite its mountain of technical evidence will have you gripped from foreword to conclusion, Kerr's analysis is top drawer. Humanised by anecdotes of thoughtful individuals doing their jobs amidst the horror of one of the world's most atrocious pre-9/11 acts of terrorism, her clinical detachment and professional evidence-led approach casts serious doubts on the legitimacy of Megrahi's conviction.
This is a must-read for anybody touched by the Lockerbie tragedy, and all those interested in international justice.
The other half of my review looks at the writing style, and it is here that I have some criticism, purely from a personal standpoint. While reading it I have found certain parts of the text to be unnecessarily sardonic and sarcastic, which has detracted from the point and undermined the objectivity of the author for me. She talks as though she is an aviation industry insider at times, particularly in the parts where she is levelling criticism at baggage handling procedures and safeguards at Heathrow at the time. I don't think it would be difficult for any reader to find fault with what was going on at Heathrow, when faced with the facts contained within the book, and this I feel didn't need to be underlined with such venom.
Nevertheless, despite the above, I would recommend this book to anyone who has an interest in Lockerbie, and is curious to learn more. I haven't decided what my thoughts are about Megrahi yet, but it has certainly made me stop and think, and there does seem to be enough uncertainty in the 'official line' to cast doubt over his conviction. I'm looking forward to reading the author's conclusion.
In meticulous detail the author demolishes the Crown case against the accused, showing clearly how the events are much more convincingly and completely explained by a series of events which seems simply not to have occurred to the investigators, many of whom do not come out of the story with any credit at all. Megrahi was clearly no angel, but the contortions gone through to secure his conviction are in glaring contrast to the straightforward and entirely coherent explanation of the bomb being loaded at Heathrow. How this most obvious explanation escaped even cursory scrutiny can indeed only be adequately explained by stupidity, a lot of people doing their job very poorly, with the added frisson at the end of the mysterious printed circuit board which even Morag Kerr cannot explain.
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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.Published on 17 April 2014 by Robert Forrester
After reading this book I now want to find some other books on this terrible event. I understand their is one called Lockerbie: Fact and Fiction by the doctor father of one of the... Read morePublished on 28 Feb. 2014 by james
On the minus side, I had to skim through pages of technical detail. Could some of this go into the appendix? Read morePublished on 13 Feb. 2014 by Basil
If everything written here is true then there are some really incompetent "experts" involved. Which of itself casts some doubt on the conclusions. Read morePublished on 1 Feb. 2014 by Janie R