Local Lockerbie Widow Reacts To Libyan Leader Defecting To U.K.

CORAL GABLES (CBS4) – Victoria Cummock’s husband, John, was killed when Pam Am Flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie, Scotland 22 years ago.

U.S. officials have always believed Libya’s Moammar Qaddafi ordered the bombing. But now the former minister of foreign affairs who has defected to the U.K., Moussa Koussa, may hold all the answers about the act of terror.

“He was the one who coordinated those efforts, so he’s got an awful lot to say,” said Cummock, who lives in Coral Gables.

Koussa was Qaddafi’s right-hand man for years. But on Wednesday, he defected to the U.K. and resigned from his Libyan government post.

Cummock is not alone in calling Koussa the mastermind behind the 1988 bombing.

“Moussa Koussa was personally responsible for the actual organization of it,” said Vince Cannistraro, a former CIA official who also told CBS News that Koussa knows all of Qaddafi’s secrets. “He knows where, basically, all of the bodies are buried.”

British officials are questioning Koussa. His answers could allow prosecutors to prove Qaddafi ordered the bombing of Pan Am 103.

But Cummock says she also wants Koussa tried in the U.S. because 189 Americans died in the bombing.

“Either that or we’re sending a very strong message to those who want to use terrorism against America, that [if you] give us enough time, and give us enough money, we’re willing to forgive and forget,” said Cummock.

  • florida.goldengirl

    Libya should have been destroyed long ago, from top down, I am ashamed of the USA for allowing such acts against our country to just go by without terrible retaliation, only if the consequences outweigh the deed will the deed not be repeated. If the terrorists knew that every man , woman and child would be wiped off the Islam face of the Earth, then, the attacks would stop, and only then.

  • Ernest Pattern

    The PC crowd will not want to admit it but Jimmy Carter by destroying the Shah of Iran empowered the Shiites beyond all reason and now they have declared war on the USA.

    Sooner or later America will need to wake up and realize we are at war and at the time we will have 2 options: a HOT war or a COLD war.

    If we choose a HOT war we need to set up a new CRUSADE and kill 100 million diaper heads, like on previous crusades to make them realize their actions are not acceptable.

    If we choose a COLD war we need to starve them. The USA has 200 years worth of oil under the Dacota’s and Wyoming lets use our own oil and stop sending them a penny for the next 200 years. 200 years of eating sand will convince them to be nice.

  • steve

    We should have never shot down the Iranian passenger jet out of sky in the Persian Gulf that started all this. I still think it was Khomeini who ordered the shoot down of flight 103.

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