Lockerbie Bomber Was Released In A Deal For Oil

Americans should be outraged by a a couple of new revelations that prove, once and for all, the Lockerbie Bomber was released in a deal for oil.

 

One revelation came when classified documents were found in Libyan Intelligence files that show Britain was coerced into letting the terrorist go free.  The story did not get enough play in this country.  I urge you to read this story out of London that proves Moamer Kadhafi was threatening the British Government and they responded by releasing Abdelbaset al Magrahi.

 

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jaDI3jSkXTEAXhNkxbSwM23LWaqw?docId=CNG.baf6915241b5315c221d1e92332ab1a6.591

 

Here is the passage of the story that jumped out at me:

 

The confidential documents showed that British diplomats feared that the reprisals might include the harassment -- "or worse" -- of British nationals; the cancellations of lucrative oil and gas contracts with British firms; and the end of counter-terror cooperation and defense deals.

 

Also from London, read this from the Daily Telegraph.

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/libya/8716240/Libya-live.html

 

It is Libya's former Foreign Minister admitting to the oil for justice deal:

 

Abdulati al-Obeidi told the BBC that Britain had accepted Libyan indications that Abdelbaset al-Megrahi’s release was an unwritten quid pro quo of the multi-billion pound contract.

  

Asked if an exchange of the prisoner was part of the talks, Mr Obeidi said: “This is what I think”.

  

The question now is - what are we going to do about it?  This man killed 270 people including 90 Americans when he blew up Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland.  So far Secretary of State Hillary clinton has only issued a stern warning after the Libyan Transitional Council refused to turn Magrahi over.  That's it?

 

We are about to turn over to the transitional government Billions of dollars in frozen assets.  We need to make that transfer contingent on Magrahi sent to America for interrogation and possibly a new trial.  No Magrahi - no money - no US support!  If not, then I guess oils still is more important than justice.