DIA Agent's Book, Trail of the Octopus - From Beirut To Lockerbie - Inside The DIA,...

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DIA Agent's Book, Trail of the Octopus - From Beirut To Lockerbie - Inside The
DIA, Exposes Gaddafi-CIA Link, Claims Libya Had No Role in Lockerbie Bombing

WASHINGTON, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- In Trail of the Octopus, Lester K.
Coleman, former agent of the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) reveals
the truth behind the infamous Lockerbie Pan Am 103 bombing.  Published for the
first time in the United States, the book relates Coleman's experiences as an
Arabic-speaking DIA agent, assisting the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
in Cyprus, where the DEA had built cozy relationships with heroin dealers to
supply its state-side sting operations with "controlled deliveries" of
Lebanese heroin.  A Palestinian terror group, paid by Iran's Ayatollah
Khomeini to exact revenge for the downing of the Iranian Airbus by the U.S.
Vincennes in 1987, infiltrated the DEA's heroin pipeline and smuggled the bomb
aboard Pan Am 103 that exploded over Lockerbie Scotland on December 21, 1988.

Coleman says the CIA was the likely source of the explosives and know-how used
to build the bomb.  "CIA agent Edwin P. Wilson recruited Gadaffi in 1977, and
the CIA shipped Libya over 2000 pounds of explosives," but "Libya had no role
in the bombing," says Coleman. Rather, "Gadaffi was the perfect scapegoat to
cover the misdeeds of the CIA and U.S. drug agents that caused the bomb to be
slipped aboard Pan Am 103."  Says Coleman, "Wilson trained many terrorist
cells in the Middle East that could have planted the bomb."  Gadaffi's role as
a CIA asset was exposed in 2003, when Texas U.S. District Court Judge Lynn
Hughes released Wilson from prison after finding that the CIA's claim that
Wilson was not working for the CIA when he recruited Gadaffi was "nothing but

Co-authored by Donald S. Goddard, a former New York Times editor, Trail of the
Octopus weaves the events of Coleman's life into the explosive events that
stunned the world and made the word "terrorism" a household word.

First published in the United Kingdom in 1993, Trail of the Octopus is now
available in its First U.S. Edition on Amazon, including the original text
with illustrations, a new Foreword, and an Appendix containing excerpts from
judicial opinions rendered in the Pan Am civil lawsuit. An interview of
Coleman about the Lockerbie Pan Am 103 bombing is at trailoftheoctopus.net.

For further information, contact 1 Prime Publishing and Charles Carreon, Esq.

SOURCE  1 Prime Publishing

Charles Carreon, +1-520-841-0835, chas@charlescarreon.com, for 1 Prime
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