French spy expert claims that CIA and FBI know but have covered the information up The CIA has allegedly always known that Iran and not Libya was behind the deadly 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 which came down over Lockerbie, Scotland causing the deaths of 270 people. Ignored for almost 25-years as an unverified conspiracy theory, the respected New York Times journalist and Middle-East expert Robert Worth claims in a recent piece that a former CIA operative confirmed to him an Iranian role in the December bombing. The controversial claim that 'the best intelligence' on the Lockerbie bombing leads to Iran, rewrites a quarter of a century of accepted history that Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's Libya ordered the terror outrage as revenge for a 1986 U.S. attack on the North African country. Girard De Villiers claimed in an interview with New York Times journalist Robert Worth that Iran was responsible for the Lockerbie bombing of 1988 - a claim that Worth says he has had confirmed Unearthed during a New York Times interview Worth conducted with French spy novelist Girard de Villiers, the evidence that Iran was responsible is allegedly classified and therefore cannot be used in court. Buried deep in a profile on the wildly successful novelist is an exchange where de Villiers is asked about his next novel in his SAS series of spy stories. 'It goes back to an old story,' he said according to the interview. 'The book is based on the premise that it was Iran - not Libya - that carried out the notorious 1988 airliner bombing. 'The Iranians went to great lengths to persuade Muammar Gaddafi to take the fall for the attack, which was carried out in revenge for the downing of an Iranian passenger plane by American missiles six months earlier.' The motive for the attack by Iran was as revenge for Iran Air Flight 655, which was shot down over the Persian Gulf in July 1988 by the USS Vincennes, killing all 290 passengers and crew members on board. While conspiracy theories regarding the terrorist atrocity have long centered around the role of revolutionary Iran and the Ayatollah Khomeini in the 1988 attack, they have never been found mainstream acceptance or acknowledgement - until now.
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