Monthly Archives: August 2015

AUGUST INTELLIGENCE SUMMARY – 31/08/1988

“The truth [about Pan Am 103] has not come out. I think the investigation found what it was told to find.” Martin Cadman, father of Bill, who died in the bombing of Pan Am 103 In the aftermath of the … Continue reading

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US AND IRAN IN SECRET TALKS OVER HOSTAGES – 30/08/1988

“I have very important and serious things to say. The reports that attribute Lockerbie to others are lies. We are behind it.” Abu Nidal Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar told representatives of Britain, China, France, the Soviet Union and … Continue reading

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IRAQIS GAS THOUSANDS OF CIVILIANS AT THE TURKISH BORDER – 29/08/1988

“The Shatt al Arab has been a river of Iraqi sovereignty through all stages of history. Any attempt to minimize the full sovereignty of Iraq over this vital lane would be faced with categorical rejection from our side.” Sadoun Hamadi, … Continue reading

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NAVY VIDEOTAPE REVEALS DRAMATIC SCENE ABOARD US SHIP – 28/08/1988

”In their campaign against the Kurds, we got the impression that the Iraqis wanted to finish the whole business.” A regional diplomat After having learned of the existence of a videotape made by the Navy which documents the events that … Continue reading

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TEHRAN EXECUTES THOUSANDS OF POLITICAL OPPONENTS – 27/08/1988

“It is naive to show mercy to those who wage war on God. I hope that with your revolutionary rage and rancor toward the enemies of Islam, you can satisfy the Almighty.” Ayatollah Khomeini, letter ordering the execution of political … Continue reading

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IRAQ AND IRAN OPEN DIRECT TALKS IN GENEVA – 26/08/1988

“Your presence here clearly indicates your Governments are quite prepared to pursue the path to peace. Against the background of the cease-fire, our discussions will be businesslike, constructive and indeed productive.” Javier Perez de Cuellar, United Nations secretary general On … Continue reading

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BAGHDAD USES MUSTARD GAS ON THE KURDISH REBELS – 25/08/1988

“Survivors painted a grisly picture of noiseless bombs producing yellowish smoke smelling of bad garlic or rotten apples; of people, plants and livestock dying instantly as dead birds and bees fell from the sky. The bodies of the dead burned … Continue reading

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