Terrorism Solving the Lockerbie Case

Two Libyans are indicted for the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 -- but how can Gaddafi's regime be punished?

A charred piece of shirt, a shred of green plastic the size of a fingernail, the letters MEBO and a cryptic diary entry. Those were the clues that finally unlocked a three-year-old mystery: Who planted the bomb that blew up Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, just before Christmas in 1988, killing all 259 people aboard and 11 more on the ground? The answer writ small, according to indictments issued last week in Washington and Scotland, is two Libyan intelligence officials: Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi and Lamen Khalifa Fhimah. They allegedly fabricated the bomb in Malta, packed it in a...

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