Saturday, August 29, 2009

Let's See If Obama Has A Pair

Lockerbie bomber 'set free for oil'

The British government decided it was “in the overwhelming interests of the United Kingdom” to make Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi, the Lockerbie bomber, eligible for return to Libya, leaked ministerial letters reveal.

Gordon Brown’s government made the decision after discussions between Libya and BP over a multi-million-pound oil exploration deal had hit difficulties. These were resolved soon afterwards.

The letters were sent two years ago by Jack Straw, the justice secretary, to Kenny MacAskill, his counterpart in Scotland, who has been widely criticised for taking the formal decision to permit Megrahi’s release.

The correspondence makes it plain that the key decision to include Megrahi in a deal with Libya to allow prisoners to return home was, in fact, taken in London for British national interests.

Edward Davey, the Liberal Democrat foreign affairs spokesman, said: “This is the strongest evidence yet that the British government has been involved for a long time in talks over al-Megrahi in which commercial considerations have been central to their thinking.”

Two letters dated five months apart show that Straw initially intended to exclude Megrahi from a prisoner transfer agreement with Colonel Muammar Gadaffi, under which British and Libyan prisoners could serve out their sentences in their home country.

At the very least, having these discussions over a two year period shows that this was not done for any emergency "humanitarian" reasons.

Now the only thing left to see is if Obama has the stones to actually make a fuss about this or if he is going to continue with business as usual and let us keep getting rear-ended by the rest of the world.


Z said...

No, no, no, Chuck...Scotland TOLD US it was for COMPASSIONATE reasons!!! LOL!

DaBlade said...

I'm not so sure Obama has any motivation to do anything. After 20 years of "Chickens coming home to roost" sermons, he'd be more natural in the cheering crowds as al-Megrahi stepped off the plane on Libyan soil.

Always On Watch said...

As I see it, BHO won't give a damn about why the murderer was released. As a metrosexual, he's incapable of growing a pair. Heh.

Chuck said...

Z, right, he's had terminal prostate cancer for 2 years. Happens all of the time.

DaBlade, they didn't time it out with his trip to the Middle East

AOW, metrosexual, LMAO

MK said...

They knew about it all along and this shows to those who want to see, that the elites purporting to lead us have nothing much contempt and loathing for the rest of us.

Chuck said...

MK, it appears that it has gone from suspicion to fact