Monday 15 June 2015

The Miraculous bomb fragment

(With grateful thanks to Professor Robert Black and friends)

[It was on this date twenty-five years ago that the FBI’s James ‘Tom’ Thurman, so he says, identified the fragment of circuit board PT/35b as coming from a MST-13 timer manufactured by the Swiss company MEBO. 
 The circumstances are narrated in chapter 4 of John Ashton’s , Book Megrahi: You are my Jury especially at pages 62 to 66. The account that follows is taken from a long article entitled Thurman's Photo Quest on Caustic Logic’s blog The Lockerbie Divide:]

What we have in Thurman's case, with or without the actual piece of evidence, was the crucial identification. And one point that's consistent throughout is that he held a photo only when he found the match. The question at hand is how long it took him to find it and to determine its meaning vis-a-vis who carried out the bombing. 

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