Monday, August 31, 2009

News Talk Online August 31, 2009: Was The Lockerbie Bomber Released For Oil?

"In the end," said a friend of mine who is an active observer about these affairs, "it's the only thing that makes sense."

He was referring to a British newspaper report that claims that the only Pan Am bomber to be convicted was released to Libya - not for humanitarian reasons because of his ill health - but so that the government could cut an oil deal with that nation.

The Scottish government is denying the allegation - but it isn't beyond the scope of possibilities that oil was the overriding reason. If so, then the release of Abdel Baset al-Megrah becomes far more than a poor decision. It becomes a reprehensible one.

One of the Pan Am family members told CNN today that if the allegation is true then something must be done about it. She likely was just expressing her frustrations. Since, it's pretty obvious, that nothing can be done. There's already been reporting speculating that the decision to release al-Megrah wasn't finalized until after the White House gave the UK the green light.

My friend concludes, "this just shows that terrorism does pay." Sadly, I fear that he's right.


fnthngs said...

With or Without Oil, the release of al-Megrah was Deplorable and "speculating" that the White house gave the UK the green light is just as deplorable.

Anonymous said...

If true, and it appears to be, it is despicable. And there is a question of whether or not he even HAS cancer as they used a Libyan Dr. who would have an ulterior motive. Another terrible decision by the new administration.

Deborah Young

Anonymous said...

John McCain's Tweet on 8/15:

Late evening with Col. Qaddafi at his "ranch" in Libya - interesting meeting with an interesting man."

Wonder what the back story on that visit was....

(How do you spell his name, anyway? There must be 6 or 7 variations.)

Anonymous said...

Do we ever get to the bottom of these issues once politicians get involved? I doubt it!
What makes me think that maybe there is some truth in the oil for terrorists suggestion is the involvement of Peter Mandelson in the whole issue. He is probably one of the most corrupt self seekers the UK has had the missfortune to have in any sphere of influence.
There is no excuse for allowing this man to go free, especially as there now appear to be suggestions that the requisite number of doctors did not actually certify the man's condition.

Bahaneh said...

Hello Gary,
well it's sad but truth. killers & terrorists are walking away easy this days since CHANGE came.what can wee do dear,we think we are living in free world but we are not,free world is in my dreams,where all love each other, there is no gun,no torture,no hanging, no killing,no STONING, in days that barbaric laws use to rules. :( So we are still living in some ways in past like 1400 years ago but the difference is more we are computerize,,,,sad but this is reality, accept it sir,,,, we can not make rules for our own life how we want to live safe,they make rules ,,,,you have to live with killers & terrorists lose in society ,,, hehe ,,,disgasting

Anonymous said...

I have an idea. Let's apologize to the poor terrorists, beg their forgiveness, invite them to be part of the UN and honor them with lavish gifts and get aways on Princess Cruise Lines.

Then they'll like us and none of this will ever happen again.

-LD McLellan