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28 August 2011

WPC Yvonne Fletcher - A miscarriage of justice 27 years in the making

Yesterday Channel 4 News revealed the face of the latest person to be named as the Yvonne Fletcher murder suspect, as captured in footage from the 1984 Libyan People's Bureau siege (Note: Libyan People's Bureau, not 'Libyan Embassy'):
A Libyan diplomat reportedly seen firing a machine gun from the country's embassy in London on the day WPC Yvonne Fletcher died has been named for the first time.

An eyewitness said he saw Abdulmagid Salah Ameri shooting from the building after demonstrators opposed to the rule of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi gathered outside in April 1984.

For those who like spotting connections between things, keep your eyes peeled for the 7-7 banners being waved about by the anti-Gaddafi protesters in the news footage below, who numbered among them none other than Guma El Gamaty, now the British co-ordinator for the rebel interim National Council of Libya. El Gamaty and his cronies have been a long time waiting for the NATO/US/UK/French/Italian/CIA/MI6 sponsored and supported 'rebels' to launch their murderous coup attempt in Libya.

This isn't the first time that the news media have claimed amazing revelations in the 27 year old murder investigation into how WPC Yvonne Fletcher was shot and killed outside the Libyan People's Bureau. Five months ago it was claimed Yvonne Fletcher's murder suspect had been located, only last time around his name wasn't Abdulmagid Salah Ameri but instead Dr. Omar al Sodani.

Of course, it's not just Channel 4 News reporting this information but Channel 4 have been singled out here simply because it was one of Channel 4's own programmes, Dispatches, contemporaneously researched, made and broadcast in the wake of Yvonne Fletcher's murder that demonstrated through detailed research and the testimonies of ballistics experts how Yvonne Fletcher was categorically not shot from the Libyan People's Bureau.

Further, Dispatches suggested that it was possible the fatal shooting, which happened during a barrage of shots that also wounded 11 anti-Gaddafi protesters (but not Guma El Gamaty), could have come from an adjacent building used by the British 'Security Services'.
Murder in St James
"On Dispatches this week and next, back on the trail of one of the most important investigations the programme has mounted. Dramatic new evidence on the killing of policewoman Yvonne Fletcher in London's St James' Square.

Tonight: How the official version of the events behind her murder cannot be true. How she can not have been shot from the Libyan Embassy."

Investigation into the murder of WPC Yvonne Fletcher, who was shot whilst on duty during a protest outside the Libyan Embassy in 1984. The two-part documentary suggests that she was killed, not by someone inside the Embassy as originally claimed, but by a gunman in an adjacent building used by the British security services.

The film probes deeper, and finds evidence indicating that the murder was carried out by an anti-Gaddafi terrorist organisation backed by the CIA.

By killing a British police officer and blaming Gaddafi's Libya, the plan, it seems, was to start a coup in order to remove Gaddafi and install a puppet regime to seize Libya's oil.

Channel 4, Dispatches, Murder in St James's - Part 1

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Channel 4, Dispatches, Murder in St James's - Part 2

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If, as Channel 4's Dispatches brilliantly showed, supported by the ballistics and forensics evidence gathered at the time of the shooting, WPC Fletcher was not shot from the Libyan People's Bureau then her killer can't possibly have been Dr. Omar al Sodani and nor can it have been Abdulmagid Salah Ameri either. But little details like facts won't stop the propagandistic news agencies from trotting out the official State doctrines of naming, shaming and implicating whoever it has been decided it is opportune to blame for having committed the crime.

Yet still the only dictatorship we hear about is the apparent dictatorship of Gaddafi. Factor in the State and media's glorification of 'the rebels' looting sprees in Libya, compare them with the same organisations' condemnation of the petty looting that occurred during the UK riots and the irony and hypocrisy at play by those that endeavour to maintain both positions
simultaneously is as magnificently majestic in its bestial nature as it is sickening and stomach churning.

The rather crude and desperate attempts to finger someone -- and, seemingly, anyone will do -- for Yvonne Fletcher's murder 27 years after the event are part of the ongoing propaganda campaign (broadcast 'Live from Tripoli India' accompanying NATO's warmongering in Libya and involve just about every covert psyop and black-op trick in the book. These efforts provide absolutely no justification for NATO's ongoing crimes against innocent Libyan people, or against the country whose wealth is systematically being pillaged by the same war criminals and financial interests that continue to massacre innocent Iraqis and Afghans.

A lesson in how not to create jubilant crowd scenes in Photoshop

If anyone remains in awe of how many on the anti-Capitalist and anti-Imperialist left have been so completely wrong-footed in their analysis of events in Libya, and whom they have elected to support in the carefully manufactured Libyan conflict, suggested avenues of further investigation are minority 'special interest' groups such as the British Libyan Solidarity Campaign. The BLSC curiously launched itself at Marxism 2006 of all places and, five years later, still doesn't have its own Wikipedia entry. However, its efforts have been primarily dedicated to cognitive infiltration of 'the left' to market and manufacture consent for the Anglo-American, NATO, French, Italian, etc. attempts to overthrow Gaddafi, in tandem with their combined efforts to eradicate the rights and sovereignty of the Libyan people.

Similar scepticism and reference to the facts, such as they can be known to be, should also be exercised in connection with repeated mentions of the alleged Lockerbie bomber, Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi.


Bridget said...

Disunity amongst the TNC?

None other than Peter Power was also present:

Peter Power was the deputy forward controller at the Libyan People's Bureau siege at which WPC Yvonne Fletcher was shot. Fletcher's murder would later become a major factor in the then prime minister Thatcher's decision to allow U.S. President Ronald Reagan to launch the USAF bombing raid on Libya in 1986 from American bases in Britain.

Anonymous said...


It’s also worth looking at the web sites purporting to be from Libyan youth, notably http://www.libyafeb17.com/ or http://twitter.com/EnoughGaddafi. Also quite professional, and no Arabic language site connected with them. Curiouser. However, the English-language ShababLibya/LibyanYouthMovement twitter and Facebook sites do have an Arabic web site (http://shabab-libya.com/). What do we learn there? That the “director of Youth Site for Libya” is a certain Allaedin Ezzedin, a “senior on-line marketing expert in the Bay Area, California,” one of whose role models is Hasan Al Banna, founder of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. Shades of the Google marketing exec Wael Ghonim who left his posh villa in the United Arab Emirates to set up a Facebook site in Egypt that attracted many youth. And recently the London Financial Times (12 March), in an article about “Civil Society on Rise in Rebel Areas of Libya,” interviewed Ahmed ben Musa, a founder of the Libyan Youth Movement, who just happens to be a “30-year-old Halliburton employee.” Halliburton?! Are Dick Cheney’s cronies in on this?

Something’s fishy here, and, as you suspected, it’s all connected … to the United States Government. LibyaFeb17 and EnoughGaddafi are pushed by Movements.org, the web site of an Alliance of Youth Movements. This “alliance” turns out to be a USG-sponsored outfit “dedicated to identifying, connecting, and supporting digital activists from around the world.” It was launched by, and funded by, the State Department in 2008 with corporate sponsors including Facebook, Howcast, MTV, Google, YouTube, AT&T, Pepsi, CBS News, MSNBC, JetBlue, Gen-Next and Access 360 Media, as well as Columbia Law School (see graphic, right). The Alliance’s 2009 Summit was addressed by Hillary Clinton, heard papers such as one by State Department official Jared Cohen (now Director of Google Ideas) on “Moldova’s Twitterrevolution,” and included such “youth movements” as the Teheran Bureau, Un Millón de Voces contra las FARC (Colombia) and the Movimiento Joven de Venezuela which has been active against the government of Hugo Chávez. These are “youth movements” made to the measure, and on the orders, of imperialism.

Libyan Showdown

Tom said...

"Shabab" in Somalia is designated as a terrorist affiliate of "Al Quaeda". This could all get doubleplus cogdis.

There's an article in the current TIME called "A famine we made?" but I can't find a free version of it.

Minim said...

"Is the left despite all the professors and lecturers in their ranks, all their sinecures inside the “bourgeois” institutions they affect to despise, a rather silly group who just don’t pay attention to what is going on or are they a reserve propaganda arm of the militarists, a sort of B team to catch any who fall through the net of the mainstream media."

From: The British left spreads misinformation about Libya By Cailean Bochanan

Bridget said...

SAS squad hunt killer of Pc Yvonne Fletcher amid fighting in Libya | News

Bridget said...

Yvonne Fletcher murder suspect 'shot dead' - Africa, World - The Independent

The Antagonist said...

Nice to see extra-judicial execution doesn't just happen at Stockwell Tube station or in Tottenham. Not.

Bridget said...

Libya: suspect in killing of WPc Yvonne Fletcher found by rebel government - Telegraph

The administration has confirmed that it knows the whereabouts of Matouk Mohammed Matouk, who was named in Crown Prosecution Service papers as one of two “conspirators” who could be charged in connection with the killing outside the Libyan Embassy in London in 1984. He is the last named suspect believed to still be alive.

They could always have a look closer to home if they are really intent on finding the killer.

The Antagonist said...

Thanks for all the links, Bridget.

Interesting how there's no shortage of suspects materialising 27 years after the fact, some of whom were named in a report two decades ago.

Nothing suspect about that, or the way the names are being released in the midst of the latest in a long line of Imperial conquests.

Minim said...

The Lockerbie Case