Letters Between the British government and Libya Show Damning Oil-Lockerbie Connection

August 30, 2009

(ChattahBox) — A new story tracing letters exchanged between the British government and Libya seem to prove access to oil was the impetus for a deal leading to the Lockerbie Bomber’s Freedom. The Times of London obtained ministerial letters sent two years ago by Jack Straw, the justice secretary, to Kenny MacAskill, the Scottish justice secretary, showing the British government had decided it was “in the overwhelming interests of the United Kingdom” to release the Lockerbie bomber. In a missive dated July 26, 2007, Straw said he preferred to leave convicted Lockerbie Bomber Abdelbaset Ali Mohmet al-Megrahi out of any such agreement.  But the justice secretary allegedly dropped his attempt to exclude Megrahi from a prisoner transfer agreement after discussions between Libya and British Petroleum (BP) over a multi-billion dollar oil exploration deal became bogged down, the Times of London reported. Libya had refused to ratify the deal for six months. “The wider negotiations with the Libyans are reaching a critical stage and, in view of the overwhelming interests for the United Kingdom, I have agreed that in this instance the [prisoner transfer agreement] should be in the standard form and not mention any individual,” Straw wrote in a letter dated Dec. 19, 2007.  Six weeks after the government allegedly reversed its position on the bomber, the BP deal magically went through. The son of Libya’s leader, Saif Gaddafi, said it was “obvious” the two countries were talking about Megrahi during the negotiations. The damning letters appeared to confirm suspicions that the cancer-stricken Megrahi was released Aug. 19 after an unholy deal was struck.  Supposedly freed by the Scottish government on compassionate grounds, Megrahi flew home from a Scottish prison to a hero’s welcome. Medical reports casting “significant doubts” that Megrahi will die within the next three months, which was supposedly the basis for the decision that allowed the convicted Lockerbie bomber’s release on supposed compassionate grounds in the first place have further raised questions whether this was really all about British national interests.


One Response to “Letters Between the British government and Libya Show Damning Oil-Lockerbie Connection”

  1. Old Man Dotes on August 30th, 2009 12:31 pm

    As always, enough money means you can get away with mass murder.

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