WE NEED THE TRUTH ABOUT PAN AM 103 (House of Representatives - March 14, 1996)

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(Mr. TRAFICANT asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)

Mr. TRAFICANT. Mr. Speaker, while Congress debates terrorism, the bombing of Pan American flight 103 is still a controversy. The Justice Department says the Libyans did it, and they indicted two Libyans who are still in jail over in Libya. Meanwhile, intelligence experts around the world disagree. They say these two Libyans were mules and runners who were incapable of masterminding and destroying Pan American flight 103. I agree. I say if Qadhafi has responsible for the downing of Pan American flight 103, these two Libyans would have already choked on a chicken bone and would have met their maker by now.

I think Congress deserves the truth. I think the families of the victims of 103 deserve the truth. I think the CIA and the Justice Department are withholding the truth. If Congress is going to stop terrorism, Congress should get the truth. Passing laws, in and of itself, will not stop terrorism.