WPC Yvonne Joyce Fletcher (15 June 1958 – 17 April 1984) was a British police officer fatally shot during a protest outside the Libyan embassy at St. James's Square, London, in 1984. Fletcher, who had been on duty and deployed to police the protest, died shortly afterwards at Westminster Hospital. Her death resulted in the Metropolitan Police Service laying siege to the embassy for the next eleven days, and the United Kingdom severing all diplomatic relations with Libya. Two years later it became a major factor in Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's decision to allow U.S. President Ronald Reagan to launch the U.S. bombing of Libya in 1986 from American bases in the United Kingdom.
Abel Danger Libya notes: In memory of Yvonne Fletcher (British female Police Constable) who was shot with a high velocity military round through the back upper right shoulder which vectored down through her torso at a 60 degree angle at horizontal exiting her left side leaving a gaping hole under her left rib cage (she later died in surgery of the wound). It was a very quick short burst of three rounds (it sounded as if only one round was fired from videos that are available; later under sound analysis it was shown to have been three distinct very rapid rounds that were fired) fired from a military assault-type rifle.
The British police were briefed that morning on April 17, 1984 of the planned demonstration outside the Libyan Embassy that they would be facing a potentially dangerous crowd. The police were instructed to keep the groups separate on opposite sides of the street to avoid any possible violent confrontations between them from breaking out. Previous police experience would have called for Yvonne Fletcher, a small unarmed female officer, to be positioned on one of the flanks of the police line in front of the anti-Gaddafi protestors.
Clearly this was not the case. After one carefully views the images and video, it becomes evident that Yvonne Fletcher was deliberately positioned on the apex of the curve in front of the Libyan Embassy, she was the only female police officer in St. James's Square that day, and she was the shortest police office on the force. She was placed directly in front of professionally operated television cameras, which is where the forensic sound analysis came from used in the discovery of the number of rounds fired, and she was positioned directly in the chosen line of fire from 8 St James's Square.
Going back into the history of the 'dark art' since the time of Caesar, when a victim is targeted for murder in cold blood, and in the case of Yvonne Fletcher on television in broad daylight, the resulting emotional impact on the public has a particularly devastating yet well planned propaganda effect, in this case the video taped murder (snuff film) of Yvonne Fletcher. Just as the same devastating effect resulted in Iran when a beautiful young female, 27 year-old Neda Agha Soltan (Caution advised: this is a very disturbing video), was targeted for assassination in a huge crowd of protestors who was subsequently shot to death on June 6, 2009 in Tehran to incite further violence and rioting in Tehran.
The British at that time in 1984, went to great lengths to secure in the public's mind the safety of their unarmed police officers. The impact of an unarmed police woman being gunned down on the streets of London would have generated enormous anger and even raw hatred towards Libya from the British public, as the purposely planted perception took hold of Fletcher's Libyan killers. This was the obvious intended effect: the British public remained unaware of the real killers as the traumatizing sight of Yvonne Fletcher lying in agony on the street in St. James's Square, dying on national television, was beamed into millions of British homes. Two years later in 1986, the Reagan Administration commenced a bombing attack on Libya, after another 'dark art' operation saw a bomb blow up in the La Belle discothèque in West Berlin, Germany, an entertainment venue that was commonly frequented by United States soldiers. Several US Military soldiers were killed and once again it was blamed on Libya.
The anti-Gaddafi protestors led by Guma El-Gamaty (who today is the British co-ordinator of the interim National Council of Libya), who can be seen in the above video, were injured by the three fired rounds that ricocheted along with apparently fragmented concrete hitting twelve anti-Gaddafi protestors. Yvonne Fletcher was the only person killed in the shooting. Today, there is better and far more accurate information on this event that can now be readily accessed through the internet which was not available back in 1984, to better assess what happened on that day in April, 1984 in St. James's Square in London outside the Libyan Embassy.
Yvonne Fletcher after being shot in St. James's Square in London in front of the Libyan Embassy (April 17, 1984)
At the 4:58 point in the previous video, Guma El-Gamaty can be clearly seen on a bus supposedly headed for St. James's Square outside the Libyan Embassy in London in 1984, along with fellow 'anti-Gaddafi demonstrators.' In the reporting for this video, the reporter only mentions that Guma El-Gamaty is a "businessman and writer on Libya", but does not mention the fact that El-Gamaty is the British co-ordinator of the rebel interim National Council of Libya.
Pay close attention at exactly the 1:02 point in the preceding video: observe the shadow of a man who later walks into view from the left to the right carrying an umbrella and a briefcase. He walks past the now downed Yvonne Fletcher surrounded by policemen coming to her aid, until he disappears off camera to the right. The man appears to be some kind of an intelligence operative; his job might have been to walk through the scene as if nothing had happened, to immediately monitor for police reaction to the shooting of Yvonne Fletcher, or to assess her death. Understand that shots have just been fired and the crowd is beginning to panic, not knowing immediately what had happened; yet this man strolls nonchalantly past the camera and close to the downed Yvonne Fletcher. A woman has just been shot and the man walks through the scene unmolested by anyone – including the police – as if he were out for a Sunday stroll, or on his way to work in St. James's Square?
In the previous video, Guma El-Gamaty can be seen on the bus; in 1984, in London, he was the leader/organizer of the anti-Gaddafi Libyans outside the Libyan Embassy when Yvonne Fletcher was gunned down. Now, 27 years later and aged - and well-dressed too - Guma El-Gamaty discusses in the following video (dated April 2011) the circumstances in Libya, emphasizing his concern for the 10,000 Libyans who have been supposedly killed by Gaddafi. In the interview, Guma El-Gamaty becomes angered at Sukant Chandan, another Libyan, because Chandan won't agree with El-Gamaty on the 10,000 Libyans Gaddafi has apparently killed – all good theatre, of course – and storms off the set where the television interview is taking place; or so the viewer is led to believe.
Guma El Gamaty was present in London when Yvonne Fletcher was assassinated as the head of an anti-Gaddafi organization (resistance), and now here he is twenty-seven years later working as the British co-ordinator for the rebel interim National Council of Libya. Makes you wonder who butters Guma El-Gamaty's bread: the Libyan people he keeps displaying so much perfunctory concern for in the video interview he cuts short by walking off - or the British? Nice tailor-made suit and jewelry, Mr. El-Gamaty: where did you buy them? From one of the expensive shops in St. James's Square?
This recent Sky News interview with Muammar Gaddafi reveals that he expressed his condolences for the death of Yvonne Fletcher, and wished to convey that he would also like to know who the killers of Yvonne Fletcher were. There has been very little objective news from Libya over these intervening years since Muammar Gaddafi came to power. Whatever news has been made available it has consistently been from western sources and horribly biased constantly slamming Libya when ever the opportunity arose to place Muammar Gaddafi always in a negative view in the public's mind.
In the book 'Hitmen and Assassinations' by Richard Belfield, a completely different scenario presents itself, quite contrary to the official boilerplate investigation: proof, according to Belfield, that the bullet that killed Yvonne Fletcher did not come from the Libyan Embassy, but from another building (top floor of 8 James's Square?). In Belfield's book, he also mentions that the British MI5 had for some reason (although this wouldn't be entirely suspicious, since the Libyan Embassy would have been under constant surveillance by MI5 anyway) rented out the floor of a building close to the Libyan Embassy (8 James's Square?) – one which apparently corresponded to the trajectory of the fatal bullet which hit Yvonne Fletcher in the back upper-right shoulder.
At the Crown inquest into Yvonne Fletcher's death, the usual media deception "proved" that Yvonne Fletcher was killed by a shot fired from the first floor of the Libyan Embassy on her left-hand side, at only 15 degrees from the horizontal. This was a contrived report and investigation, because the 15 degrees from horizontal direction of the round that hit Fletcher would mean that it was fired almost horizontally from the first floor of the Libyan Embassy. Why is this important? Because one diligent investigator remarked:
Just four minutes later at 10.19 am a 3-shot burst of automatic fire rang out. Yvonne Fletcher was hit by the first bullet in the upper right back. Bullet entry angle was 60 degrees from the horizontal, with an exit wound visible below the left rib cage. If the entry and exit wounds are lined up with her known height, and her televised position when the shots were fired, the line of fire backtracks precisely to the top floor of 8 St James's Square.
8 James's Square London
Britain and France - through NATO - passed a UN resolution claiming that to "prevent civilians from being killed by Muammar Gaddafi's military", an aerial bombardment was required; and so, shortly thereafter, the bombing of targets in Libya began. Then reports started appearing in Britain (such as this report) discussing the possibility that the killers of Yvonne Fletcher might be located in Libya, after British-backed 'rebels' ousted the government of Muammar Gaddafi. How would that even be possible, after 27 years since Yvonne Fletcher's death in 1984? This is being reported as the British Crown Prosecution being behind an effort, apparently, to track down Yvonne Fletcher's killer - or killers - in Libya. In fact, David Cameron in March, 2011 made calls for a renewed attempt to catch the murderers if Muammar Gaddafi's regime fell just as soon as bombs started dropping on Libya.
How would it be even remotely possible for Yvonne's supposed Libyan killers – all, including Omar Ahmed Sodani, connected to Muammar Gaddafi in some capacity – who have been killed or are now being held by 'rebels' in Libya, to have a fair chance to defend themselves? Defending themselves against accusations they were involved in the death of Yvonne Fletcher 27 years ago, when the entire British and American public through Sky News and other media sources, have just convinced them Muammar Gaddafi and his henchmen were some crazed tyrannical madmen killing Libyan civilians and needed to be violently removed from power?
So another alleged killer of Yvonne Fletcher was then apparently hauled out of hiding in Libya: Omar Ahmed Sodani, who was paraded before journalists by rebels who seized him from a Benghazi bolt-hole where he had been hiding – as can be viewed in the previous video. In this video, Sodani says that yes, he was in Britain at the time of Yvonne Fletcher's murder, but not at the scene where the shooting took place. He also claims he was in police custody during the shooting of Yvonne Fletcher, as a result of a quarrel he was involved in with a policeman in London before the shooting of Yvonne Fletcher. Surely, the British police must have a record of his incarceration – especially considering his prominence in Libyan affairs and his stint in Britain working at the Libyan Embassy. The story goes on to say:
"Omar Ahmed Sodani has been described as one of the prime suspects in the murder of WPc Fletcher 27 years ago outside the Libyan embassy in central London. She was killed in April 1984 from a single round among a hail of bullets fired from a first floor window of the embassy."Described by whom exactly? In August 2011, it emerged that the Crown Prosecution Service believed Abdulqadir al-Baghdadi was a confidant of Colonel Gaddafi and a senior official in the Libyan embassy in London at the time of the 1984 murder of Yvonne Fletcher. Abdulqadir al-Baghdadi has since been shot in the head – as reported by 'rebels' fighting in Libya. Apparently, the Crown Prosecutors allege that al-Baghdadi ordered junior diplomat Abdulmagid Salah Ameri, to fire at Yvonne Fletcher from a window outside the Libyan Embassy. To the victor in war go the spoils; or just call this what it is: 'Fleet Street vindictiveness'. Considering the intensity of the violence in the recent overthrow of Gaddafi in Libya – brutal images, including videotape of what could be likened to a snuff film of Muammar Gaddffi's death – how could one come to any other conclusion? The British Crown Prosecutors could claim almost anything to make it appear that the Libyans – including Muammar Gaddaffi, Abdulqadir al-Baghdadi, Abdulmagid Salah Ameri, and now Omar Ahmed Sodani – all conspired in the murder of Yvonne Fletcher in 1984. (Perhaps capos within the British intelligence services had an ulterior motive for targeting Fletcher specifically – and decided to kill two birds with one stone? This would offer an additional explanation for their desperately inept coverup.)
Then there is the claim of another prime suspect in the murder of Yvonne Fletcher, a Libyan named Matouk Mohammed Matouk, who was sent to Britain from Libya to study and who learned to speak English at a school in Coventry. Matouk also studied business English at the English Studies Centre, in Priory Row, in 1982. The 54-year-old Matouk is currently on the run in Libya following the collapse of Muammar Gaddafi's government. How many other suspects will be trotted out in the following weeks and months to be held responsible for Yvonne Fletcher's death now that Libya is in the hands of Libya's British-controlled interim National Council under Guma El-Gamaty in a leadership position? The British probably offered El-Gamaty a prominent position within the interim National Council government - as well as a lucrative deal once circumstances stabilize in Libya, now that Gaddafi has been eliminated.
Why would Muammar Gaddafi risk a potential war with Britain and NATO, not to mention the United States in 1984, by risking the assassination of a British constable in broad daylight in front of the Libyan Embassy between two supposedly opposed factions (all Libyans) while St. James's Square was manned with fifty British police? How could any of these Libyan factions – especially the anti-Gaddafi group led by Guma El-Gamaty – possibly have benefited from the assassination of a British constable, unless it was the intended plot all along to destabilize Gaddafi in 1984?
Recently, because of the fall of Libya and the death of Muammar Gaddafi, there has been renewed interest in Britain – originating from people related to Yvonne Fletcher in the police and from her family – in finding her killer in Libya. The news article 'Yvonne Fletcher murder suspect killed', about the death of the supposed murderer of the policewoman, shows that the slaying of Yvonne Fletcher is far from simply being forgotten by the British people, who remember this horrible political 'dark art' killing as if it occurred yesterday.
Recently, because of the fall of Libya and the death of Muammar Gaddafi, there has been in Britain originating from people related to Yvonne Fletcher in the police and from her family, a renewed interest in finding her killer in Libya. The news article about the death of the supposed murderer of Yvonne Fletcher can be read titled 'Yvonne Fletcher murder suspect killed' which shows that the death of Yvonne Fletcher is far removed from simply being forgotten by the British who remember this horrible political 'dark art' killing as if it occurred yesterday.
The following is Part One of a series of reports into the death of Yvonne Fletcher:
The capture, beating and snuff film death of Muammar Gaddafi: the end of 42 years of rule in Libya. Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State and diplomat for the United States, cynically remarks: "We came, we saw, he died."