Join Date: Aug 2008
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Re: Report: UK greased al-Megrahi's release
Hey Gandy, read the first paragraph......
The report finds that senior officials under former British Prime Ministers Tony Blair and Gordon Brown quietly and repeatedly pressured Scottish authorities to release Abdel Baset Ali al-Megrahi, the former Libyan intelligence officer convicted of the bombing.
They did so in order to protect British business interests in Libya, including a $900 million BP oil deal that the Libyans had threatened to cut off, as well as a $165 million arms sale with a British defense firm that was signed the same month al-Megrahi was freed from prison, the report states.
“This was a case in which commercial and economic considerations trumped the message of our global fight against terrorism,” said Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., one of the four senators who commissioned the report by a Senate investigator.
Britain’s ambassador to Libya, Sir Vincent Fean, "directly participated" in an October 2008 meeting with Scottish government and senior Libyan officials to discuss a "way out" for Megrahi, it states.
Now read this......
Other British officials repeatedly warned the Scots that "British interests, including those of U.K. nationals, British businesses and possibly security cooperation would be damaged — perhaps badly — if Megrahi were to die in a Scottish prison," according to a statement British Foreign Minister William Hague provided the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
It is the "officials" in government job to look out for us not BP. I also understand it was not our government the screwed the pooch.
It is also a common issue that the people that are in government are only looking out for themselves.....
This article just points out that the "buck" stops nowhere......
I have a philosophy? Who knew. Ok, where's the beer?
In lockstep to the end of the world....
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