Dr. Ludwig de Braeckeleer

Ludwig De Braeckeleer has a Ph.D. in nuclear sciences. Ludwig teaches physics and international humanitarian law. He blogs on "The GaiaPost."

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EXCLUSIVE — Belgian Mercenary Killed Dag Hammarskjold // UPDATE — Story Confirmed!

Jan 14, 2019 — Dr. Ludwig de Braeckeleer

“I also received information regarding an unauthenticated claim made by a Belgian pilot, “Beukels”, to Claude de Kemoularia in 1967 that Beukels shot down or otherwise forced SE-BDY to crash. In the course of my work, I was for the first time given access to the originals of De Kemoularia’s agendas, as well as many of his personal records, which appear to verify his meeting with “Beukels” and other mercenaries in 1967. I also reviewed De Kemoularia’s letters showing that he had gone to the French and Swedish authorities regarding Beukels’s claim much earlier than previously understood. However, without further information, I was not able to verify other aspects of the claim, including, most notably, the identity of Beukels.”—Mohamed Chande Othman — UN Report A/71/1042

November 2 2017 — A very credible source told INTEL TODAY that Jan Van Risseghem was the Belgian mercenary responsible for the death of Dag Hammarskjold. Perhaps, more people will come forward and speak out. Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY—MORE….

The Spying Game — Is ‘No Rules’ the New Rule?

Oct 14, 2018 — Dr. Ludwig de Braeckeleer

The Spying Game — Is ‘No Rules’ the New Rule,

Tom Bishop (Brad Pit)—Ah, Jesus Christ, you just… You don’t just trade these people like they’re baseball cards! It’s not a # game!

Nathan Muir (Robert Redford)—Oh, yes it is. It’s exactly what it is. And it’s no kid’s game either. This is a whole other game. And it’s serious and it’s dangerous. And it’s not one you want to lose.—Spy Game (2001)

“Although no one had written them down, they were the precepts we all understood… By the time they got to Moscow, everyone knew these rules. They were dead simple and full of common sense…”.—Tony Mendez—The Master of Disguise

“There was only one rule: to win.”—Oleg Kalugin—Former major general in the KGB

“We are drifting as a society into what can be fairly described as a post-truth world…where there is no longer a basic understanding of what objective facts are.”—General Michael Hayden—Former CIA and NSA Director


UK—National Archives Release Prime Ministerial 1993 Papers, Withhold Lockerbie File

Jul 28, 2018 — Dr. Ludwig de Braeckeleer

Margaret Thatcher at the scene of the Lockerbie bombing
“[Operation El Dorado Canyon] turned out to be a more decisive blow against Libyan-sponsored terrorism than I could ever have imagined. … There were revenge killings of British hostages organized by Libya, which I bitterly regretted. But the much-vaunted Libyan counter attack did not and could not take place … There was a marked decline in Libyan-sponsored terrorism in succeeding years.”—British prime minister Margaret Thatcher—The Downing Street Years (Memoirs 1993, pp448-9)

“The Cabinet Office, which is responsible for the release of the records at the National Archives, declined to comment on the record when I asked, specifically, why files on the Scott inquiry and Lockerbie were being withheld. (…) That body has not had the inclination, and the staff of the National Archives have not had the clout, to argue with Whitehall departments, and in particular the Cabinet Office, the powerful bastion of official secrecy at the heart of government. Until and unless they do, or the act is reformed, we will continue to be prevented from knowing about, and learning from, our recent history.”—Richard Norton-Taylor—Guardian (July 25 2018)

On July 24 2018, the National Archives released files from the Prime Minister’s Office and Cabinet Office predominantly covering the year of 1993. A Lockerbie file dated 1992-93 has been withheld, as well as four files relating to the Scott arms-to-Iraq inquiry. This amazing ‘coincidence’, unnoticed by the media, deserves some explanation for it may not be a coincidence at all. Follow us on Twitter: @Intel_Today

How was the Lockerbie Key Evidence Forged?

Dec 20, 2017 — Dr. Ludwig de Braeckeleer

How was the Lockerbie Key Evidence Forged
“Could the CIA have planted the evidence? I don’t know. No one ever came to me and said, ‘Now we can go for the Libyans’, it was never as straightforward as that. The CIA was extremely subtle. For me the significant evidence came when the Scottish police made the connection with Malta. [Pressed for his own view, Fraser cites a Scottish murder case, that of Patrick Meehan, in which, it was alleged, the prosecution case had been “improved” by the planting of evidence.] Was there a similarity? I don’t know, but if there was one witness I was not happy about, it was Mr Bollier [Founder of MEBO], who was deeply unreliable.” —Lord Fraser — The Lord Advocate at the time that charges were brought against Abdelbaset Megrahi and Lamin Fhimah for the destruction of Pan Am 103

Was Lockerbie Key Evidence Antedated?

Jul 2, 2011 — Dr. Ludwig de Braeckeleer

Q   Well, I understood you to tell us that these were contemporaneous notes that you prepared as you were carrying out your examinations; is that right?
A   Yes.  But presumably our definitions of “contemporaneous” are different.
—Testimony of Dr Hayes at the Lockerbie trial, Page 2592.

The discovery of a tiny fragment of a Swiss timer played an essential role in the Lockerbie investigation. In fact, according to the FBI agent who led the US part of the investigation, an indictment would have been impossible without that piece of evidence.

Jim Swire, to Scottish Justice Secretary, Kenny MacAskill July 1, 2009

Jul 4, 2009 — Dr. Ludwig de Braeckeleer


The prisoner transfer agreement (PTA), which is among the subjects we will raise with you today was born in what the media have come to refer to as ‘the deal in the desert’ between Prime Minister Blair and Colonel Gaddafi.

The controversial yield of North Korea’s second nuke

May 27, 2009 — Dr. Ludwig de Braeckeleer

“We have successfully conducted another nuclear test on 25 May as part of the Republic’s measures to strengthen its nuclear deterrent.”—KNCA news agency, Monday May 25, 2009

At 0054 GMT Monday, a seismic event occurred in the north-eastern region of North Korea around the town of Kilju, the site of North Korea’s first nuclear test.


May 10, 2009 — Dr. Ludwig de Braeckeleer

“If the appeal is heard, there is not a snowball’s chance in hell that the prosecution case will survive.”

Those are the words of Dr. Jim Swire, father of Flora, who died on Pan Am 103.

In the first session of the appeal, which began April 28 and will run until May 22, the defense team is determined to thoroughly discredit the testimony of the main trial witness, Tony Gauci.

Lockerbie suitcase bomb: Scientific implausibility

Mar 1, 2009 — Dr. Ludwig de Braeckeleer

Science without conscience is the soul’s perdition. François Rabelais—PANTAGRUEL, 1532.


We argue that the original reports regarding the location of the bomb that exploded aboard Pan Am 103 are seriously flawed. We conclude that the verdict is scientifically implausible.

FBI lab in serious trouble

Feb 16, 2009 — Dr. Ludwig de Braeckeleer

“My hope is that this report will provide an objective and unbiased perspective of the critical needs of our crime labs.” - Senator Richard C. Shelby, Republican of Alabama

In a few days, the National Academy of Sciences will release a report regarding forensic science in the US in general. The report takes a special look at the FBI forensic laboratories.

Lockerbie witnesses were paid

Feb 10, 2009 — Dr. Ludwig de Braeckeleer

Now it appears there is a blustery effort on the part of the Clinton administration to convince the skeptics it is finally getting serious. First, there was the unveiling of the WANTED poster, featuring a photograph of the two Libyans on the inside lid of a suitcase laden with $4 million cash bounty… Those who financed and planned the deadliest ever terrorist attack on American citizens continue to remain unindicted. The remarkable silence invites suspicion that the US government is engaged in little more than another calculated effort to ignore the larger issues: Iran’s motivations for revenge, and the US government’s responsibility.
U.S. Navy Captain Dave Carlson, April 9, 1995:

Tehran hands over the remaining funds to Jibril PFLP - GC

Dec 23, 2008 — Dr. Ludwig de Braeckeleer

Part 174 –DECEMBER 23 1988

“The PFLP-GC has returned to conducting terrorist attacks outside the Middle East. This trend began in August 1987 with an attack on a train in West Germany which the terrorists apparently believed was a duty train. In December 1988, Jibril conducted his first major international terrorist act since 1969, the bombing of Pan Am 103. At the same time, Jibril has maintained his militia force, supported Syrian military initiatives in Lebanon, and attacked Israel targets in Israel and Lebanon” - DIA Document Uncovered by the Author— Date Unknown

Suspicious activities at the crash site

Dec 22, 2008 — Dr. Ludwig de Braeckeleer

Part 173 –DECEMBER 22 1988

“I need not go into the rest of the story and the explosion, except to say that some of us believe that, within hours, the Americans had guessed, at a very high level, what had gone wrong. It is a matter of fact that the American helicopters were on site within an hour and 25 minutes. It began back in December 1988, New Year’s Eve to be precise, when a police officer, a constituent and friend, came to me and said that he was very worried about so many Americans, on the awful site of Lockerbie, searching and rummaging through the wreckage, and possibly destroying important evidence.” Tam Dalyell [1]

Pan Am 103 Explodes over Lockerbie

Dec 21, 2008 — Dr. Ludwig de Braeckeleer

Part 172 –DECEMBER 21 1988

“When I heard about the Lockerbie bombing, I thought My God, it dit happen. The warning was right.” - Rodney Wallis, Director Security for International Air Transport Association

US double agent tips Tehran Reg McKee travel plans

Dec 20, 2008 — Dr. Ludwig de Braeckeleer

Part 171 –DECEMBER 20 1988

“Twenty-four hours before the flight, Mossad tipped off the German BKA that there could be a plan to plant a bomb on flight 103. The BKA passed on their tip to the CIA team working out of Frankfurt who said they would take care of everything.” - Joel Bannerman, publisher of an Israeli intelligence report, 1994.

US Major Charles McKee return flight confirmed

Dec 19, 2008 — Dr. Ludwig de Braeckeleer

Part 170 –DECEMBER 19 1988

“A couple of my black ops buddies in the pentagon believe that the Pan Am bombers were gunning for McKee hostage-rescue team. But they were told to shift the focuss of their investigation because it revealed an embarrassing breakdown in security.” - Gene Weathon—Retired US military Intelligence Officer

Letter from the architect of the Lockerbie trial

Dec 1, 2008 — Dr. Ludwig de Braeckeleer

“As a result of today’s meeting, I am satisfied that not only was there a wrongful conviction, but the victim of it was an innocent man. Lawyers, and I hope others, will appreciate this distinction.” - Pr Robert Black, Meeting with al Megrahi in prison, November 1st 2007

DIA warns against threats against US interests

Dec 1, 2008 — Dr. Ludwig de Braeckeleer

Part 152 –DECEMBER 1, 1988

“Reports of surveillance, targeting and planning of actions against US persons and facilities are continuous.” - DIA DITSUM,  dated Dec. 1st 1988

Was Abu Nidal CIA asset?

Nov 29, 2008 — Dr. Ludwig de Braeckeleer

Part 150 – NOVEMBER 29 1988

Will there therefore be more attacks, more operations?

Yes. But at the present, I am content to watch Arafat destroy himself with this so-called moderation and peace process.

Irangate: Just arms for hostages - plain and simple

Nov 28, 2008 — Dr. Ludwig de Braeckeleer

Part 149 – NOVEMBER 28 1988

‘‘I don’t care if I have to go to Leavenworth; I want the hostages out.’’ - President Ronald Reagan