911 was ugly and evil. People are forever trying to rewind and work out how it could have happened. Applying rational thinking to the irrational, deluded acts of a tiny group of fanatics.
The fact that so much evidence was completely destroyed in the inferno of the twin towers, before they collapsed, in many ways adds to the conspiracy theories that range from blaming the US government for carrying out an “inside job” (to provide a pretext for war in Iraq) to accusations of a cover-up pact between senior Bush White House neocons and the right wing press.
In 1988 the bombing of Pan-Am Flight 103 was seen by many as “pay back” for the accidental downing of an Iranian passenger jet , Iran Air Flight 655, by the U.S. Navy guided missile cruiser USS Vincennes, earlier that year.
The men who were convicted of carrying out what became known as the Lockerbie bombing, who by planting explosives in a cassette radio in the 747’s cargo hold and detonating them over the small Scottish town of Lockerbie, are now believed to be innocent, even by many of the people who’s evidence was used to convict them; their minds now changed by flimsy and provably false evidence used against them in court.
In this BBC film we hear from people who, because they were in the wrong place at the wrong time and thanks to the so-called ‘Helsinki warning’, stories and speculation on a grand scale – that the FBI and the CIA were behind the killing of 243 passengers and 16 crew, in what remains the worst terrorist attack to take place on British soil since 1988 – continue to cloud the truth of who actually carried out the attack.