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The crater caused by Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie.

The bombing of Pan Am Flight 103

Full article: Pan Am Flight 103

Pan Am Flight 103 was destroyed by a bomb over Lockerbie, Scotland. This was little understood at the time, but may have been a covert assassination of UN Assistant Secretary-General, Bernt Carlsson, who was on his way to attend a ceremony at United Nations headquarters in New York to grant independence to Namibia.

United Nations Convention Against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances

The United Nations Convention Against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances, introduced in 1988, is one of three main drug treaties still in force.

Exposure of George Bush

Full article: Rated 5/5 George H. W. Bush/Exposure
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1988 saw the publication of two UG government documents about the CIA career of George H. W. Bush. One of these was the source for a July article by Joseph McBride in The Nation, entitled The Man Who Wasn't There, 'George Bush,' C.I.A. Operative[1] This report was picked up the 11 July 1988 issue of the New York Times, which headlined their story "'63 F.B.I. Memo Ties Bush to Intelligence Agency".[2]


 

Events

EventDateDescription
Operation PaperclipA transfer of top German scientists to USA.
Cold WarThe official narrative had 2 diametrically opposed systems locked in combat with one another since soon after WW2. Each of the "superpowers" and its team of allies needed to outdo each other by creating ever more and deadlier weapons, creating a kind of perpetual war for perpetual peace, with the warring parties engaging mainly in covert/proxy wars. Deep state interests blossomed in the climate of fear and paranoia.
The Troubles
Operation Condor
InslawThe Inslaw affair was a complex financial/political fraud the full dimensions of which were never uncovered, but some of which were forced onto the official record.
Project STARGATEProject STARGATE aimed to gain domination over entire nations by making them cede their autonomy and privacy to the controlling person or group.
1980s Afghan war
Arms-to-Iraq
Iran-Iraq war
Al-Yamamah arms dealA complex series of multi billion dollar arms for oil deals set up under the government of Margaret Thatcher, involving a bunch of deep state arms dealers, and her son - who earned £12 million. Fines levied have been in the hundreds of millions, while kickbacks amount to billions.
Savings and loan fraud"The largest theft in the history of the world", carried out in broad daylight, with legislative assistance. So many US politicians were directly or indirectly involved, that it was never properly exposed and efforts are ongoing to try to hide the fact that it was no mere accident.
Pergau Dam affairA "fateful arms-for-aid deal" signed off at the highest level.
Le Cercle/1988 (South Africa)
Franklin child prostitution ring
Bilderberg/1988
Iran Air Flight 655
Pan Am Flight 103/Cover-upJust a few weeks after the December 1988 newspaper reports, Bernt Carlsson's name was more or less erased from the corporate media reporting of the Lockerbie event.
Pan Am Flight 103When Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie, Scotland on 21 December 1988, killing all 259 passengers and crew on board, news reports cited UN Assistant Secretary-General, Bernt Carlsson, as its highest-profile victim. US and British intelligence operatives, posing as Lockerbie investigators, ignored the evident targeting of the UN diplomat and instead focused on the jumbo jet. With the result that the wrong country was blamed and an innocent person convicted of the Lockerbie bombing.

 

New Groups

GroupImageTypeDescription
Center for Security PolicyGroup.pngLobby
National Whistleblowers CenterNWC logo.pngAdvocacy organisationAdvocating Whistleblower Rights for Three Decades
Liberal DemocratsLiberal Democrats.png
Office of National Drug Control PolicyGroup.png

 

New Website

EventImageURL
Pakistan ObserverPak-observer.pnghttp://PakObserver.net

 

Groups that were Wound Up

GroupImageDescription
UK/Liberal PartyUK Liberal Party logo.png
Council of Foreign BondholdersGroup.png
United Nations Commissioner for NamibiaCarlsson Pan Am 103.jpgChief Administrative Officer (Governor-in-waiting) of the UN Trust Territory Namibia, illegally occupied by apartheid South Africa (1971-1990)
Red BrigadesRed Brigades.svg
The 61Group.pngBrian Crozier's private intelligence agency, which he used to oppose the nuclear disarmament movement.
Resistance InternationalGroup.png

 

==Quotations== 

Deaths

TitleBornDiedPlace of deathCause of deathSummaryDescription
Norman Skelhorn19091988Lawyer
Duncan Chaplin Lee19131988Spook
Thomas Buchanan19191988France
Paris
Multiple myelomaAuthor
Researcher
Gaston Eyskens1 April 19053 January 1988Belgium
Leuven
Politician
Con O'Neill3 June 191211 January 1988
Isidor Rabi29 July 189811 January 1988New York
U.S.
Physicist
Seán MacBride26 January 190415 January 1988Dublin
Ireland
Prominent Irish and international politician, Nobel laureate
James Theberge28 December 193020 January 1988JamaicaHeart attackDiplomat
Economist
James Killian24 July 190429 January 1988Massachusetts
Cambridge
U.S.
Academic
Ernest Cuneo27 May 19051 March 1988Washington DCAuthor
Spook
Lawyer
Athlete
Jack Bennett19018 March 1988Banker
Kurt Georg Kiesinger6 April 19049 March 1988Germany
Tübingen
Politician
Turan Feyzioglu192224 March 1988Turkey
Ankara
Politician
Academic
Dulcie September20 August 193529 March 1988France
Paris
GunshotDiplomat
Activist
ANC member, anti-apartheid activist, and political prisoner who went into exile in London. She was assassinated in Paris.
Edgar Faure18 August 190830 March 1988France
Paris
Author
Politician
Historian
William McMahon23 February 190831 March 1988Australia
New South Wales
Potts Point
Politician
Lawyer
Evo Fernandes1944April 1988Portugal
Lisbon
Le Cercle attendee, Murdered in unclear circumstances.
Denis Hamilton6 December 19187 April 1988LondonEditor
Alan Paton11 January 190312 April 1988South Africa
Durban
Author
Activist
John Stonehouse28 July 192514 April 1988Southampton
UK
Politician
Paul Freeman29 June 190717 April 1988Monterey CaliforniaSoldier
Kim Philby1 January 191211 May 1988Russia
Soviet Union
Moscow
Spook
Double agent
Frank WilleJuly 1988New YorkHeart attackLawyer
Victor Umbricht25 October 19154 July 1988Switzerland
Basel
Diplomat
Judge
David Atlee Phillips31 October 19227 July 1988SpookWidely fingered as a key player in the JFK Assassination.
Antony Fisher28 June 19158 July 1988San FranciscoBusinessperson
Ole Myrvoll18 May 191116 July 1988Academic
Economist
Allan Adair3 November 18974 August 1988Norfolk
England
Edward Bennett Williams31 May 192013 August 1988Lawyer
John Wendell Holmes18 June 191013 August 1988London
Ontario
Diplomat
Academic
George Barry Bingham10 February 190615 August 1988
Fred Peart30 April 191426 August 1988
William Sargant24 April 190727 August 1988Researcher
Spook
Psychiatrist
A UK equivalent of Dr. Ewen Cameron, who used insulin comas and ECT to destroy the minds of his subjects to save them.
Jean Marchand20 December 191828 August 1988Union organizer
Michael Goodwin31 January 19167 September 1988Spook
Propagandist
Broadcaster
Lauris Norstad24 March 190712 September 1988Arizona
Tucson
Soldier
Albert E. Jenner20 June 190718 September 1988Illinois
Deerfield
Lawyer
Boxer
Haluk Ozgul193024 September 1988Austria
Vienna
Diplomat
Mae Brussell29 May 19223 October 1988California
Carmel-by-the-Sea
CancerResearcherA renowned researcher and investigative journalist in the field of deep politics.
Franz Josef Strauß6 September 19153 October 1988RegensburgPolitician
Deep politician
A deep politician and politician, a known attendee of Le Cercle, accused in connection with the Lockheed bribery scandals.
Graham Hutton3 April 190414 October 1988Propagandist
Kingman Brewster17 June 19198 November 1988Oxford
England
Diplomat
John N. Mitchell15 September 19139 November 1988Washington DC
U.S.
Lawyer
Lyman Lemnitzer29 August 189912 November 1988Washington DCSoldierThe Chairman of the JCS who approved the now infamous Operation Northwoods, later made NATO's Supreme Allied Commander Europe.
Amiram Nir8 December 195030 November 1988Mexico city?Plane crash?Spook
Journalist
Deep state actor
Mossad Iran Contra figure who was murdered in 1988 and whose documents were subsequently mopped up by unidentified spooks.
John Baker-White12 August 190210 December 1988Spook
Politician
Propagandist
Kari Kairamo31 December 193211 December 1988Finland
Espoo
BusinesspersonA Finnish businessman who reportedly hung himself, something his company, Nokia initially lied about.
Brynmor John18 April 193413 December 1988London
UK
England
Politician
Bernt Carlsson21 November 193821 December 1988Diplomat
Social Democrat
Nieves de Larracoechea3 March 194921 December 1988
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Births

TitleBornPlace of birthDiedSummary
'Jihadi John'17 August 198812 November 2015
Patrick Collison9 September 1988Limerick
County Limerick
Ireland
Programmer
Businessperson
Joshua Schulte25 September 1988Whistleblower
Hope Hicks21 October 1988Connecticut
Greenwich
U.S.


References