1) The main defendant, Yasser Chraidi was being used as a scapegoat by the German and American intelligence services. At one point, a Berlin judge found the evidence against Chraidi so weak that he threatened to release him. This was when Musbah Eter entered the story.
2) At least one of the defendants, Musbah Eter, worked for the CIA.
According to Frontal, Eter is "the key figure in the La Belle trial"; in 1986 Eter paid regular visits to the US embassy; Eter admitted that he brought the operating instructions for the bomb to the flat of a codefendant.
3) Some of the key suspects did not appear in court, because they are being protected by Western intelligence services.
4) Mohammed Amairi, the right-hand man of "Mahmoud" Abu Jaber is an agent of Mossad.
When Amairi moved to Norway he was arrested and branded "a danger to the country" on the front page of tabloids. But then the Israeli secret service Mossad took charge of him and "everything changed."
"Was Amairi a Mossad agent?" asked Frontal. "He was a Mossad man," answered Drevland.
At the Berlin disco bomb trial, the prosecution was unable to prove that Libya's Colonel Gaddafi was behind the attack. The court blamed this failure on the "limited willingness" of the German and US governments to share intelligence. (BBC NEWS World Europe Flashback: The Berlin disco bombing)