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Scottish minister defends Lockerbie bomber release (doesn't regret action taken in 'good faith')
AFP on Yahoo ^ | 7/21/10 | Alice Ritchie

Posted on 07/21/2010 10:29:58 AM PDT by NormsRevenge

LONDON (AFP) – Scottish ministers on Wednesday defended their decision to free the Lockerbie bomber after renewed US anger over the release threatened to spoil the new British premier's first visit to the White House.

Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond said he did not regret freeing Libyan Abdelbaset Ali Mohmet al-Megrahi on compassionate grounds last August.

And Salmon denied claims from US lawmakers that the release formed part of an oil deal between BP and resource-rich Libya.

"If you take a decision in good faith, you don't regret it," Salmond, the leader of Scotland's devolved government, told BBC radio.

He added: "As far as the Scottish government is concerned we had no contact with BP, either written or verbal, as far as the process of compassionate release was concerned."

The decision to free prostate cancer sufferer Megrahi, the only person convicted of the 1988 bombing of a Pan Am jet over the Scottish town of Lockerbie, caused outrage in the United States, where most of the 270 victims were from.

Many of the bereaved families condemned the move, FBI chief Robert Mueller said it gave "comfort to terrorists around the world", and an online campaign was launched for a boycott of Scottish goods.

The anger has now been renewed by claims by US senators that BP -- already under fire over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill -- lobbied for Megrahi's release to safeguard a 2007 oil exploration deal with Libya worth 900 million dollars.

The row threatened to overshadow British Prime Minister David Cameron's first official visit to the White House Tuesday, but during talks with US President Barack Obama the two leaders sought to play down any differences.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; War on Terror
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Not a big fan of boycotts.. but..
1 posted on 07/21/2010 10:30:00 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
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is it any wonder Islamic terrorists laugh at the West?


2 posted on 07/21/2010 10:30:46 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard)
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To: NormsRevenge

Buy Irish Whiskey!


3 posted on 07/21/2010 10:34:18 AM PDT by catman67
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To: NormsRevenge

The British Isles are so forgone. They will be all but completely islamic within a few generations. Sad end to a once mighty empire...


4 posted on 07/21/2010 10:35:07 AM PDT by Ktulu
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To: Ktulu

forgone?

What language is that?


5 posted on 07/21/2010 10:38:02 AM PDT by Androcles (All your typos are belong to us)
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To: NormsRevenge

Me either but the hell with Scotland and BP! I wish there was some way to impose sanctions on Scotland and drive their economy over the edge. They deserve it for this!


6 posted on 07/21/2010 10:42:10 AM PDT by pgkdan (I'm a monthly donor...you can be one too!)
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To: Androcles

Palinese we make up words as we go along. Did you have a problem with Refudiate?


7 posted on 07/21/2010 10:45:30 AM PDT by Ktulu
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To: NormsRevenge

Very charitable by those who have been, perhaps, deceived.


8 posted on 07/21/2010 10:48:15 AM PDT by steelyourfaith ("Release the Second Chakra !!!!!!!" ... Al Gore, 10/24/06)
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To: NormsRevenge
What the hell happened to Scotland?
9 posted on 07/21/2010 10:48:48 AM PDT by Redleg Duke (RAT Hunting Season started the evening of March 21st, 2010!)
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To: pgkdan
Me either but the hell with Scotland and BP! I wish there was some way to impose sanctions on Scotland and drive their economy over the edge. They deserve it for this!

Don't be too harsh - remember that (with good reason) many Scots feel he was innocent (of this crime at least).

The theory - with some interesting evidence, helped by visible flaws in the prosecution evidence - is that Iran (and possibly Syria masterminded the bombing) but that the realpoltik necessities then prevented America from sheeting home the blame to the appropriate quarter.

That said, this is one of those cases where no one cares that much because he's probably gulty of something even if it isn't this...

10 posted on 07/21/2010 10:49:10 AM PDT by Androcles (All your typos are belong to us)
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To: NormsRevenge

The ruins of once-Great Britain..


11 posted on 07/21/2010 11:01:08 AM PDT by ketelone
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To: Redleg Duke
What the hell happened to Scotland?

The good Scots took Dr Johnsons dictum to heart and the socialists stayed at home. It is now run by the Socialists and the Nationalists.

12 posted on 07/21/2010 11:22:32 AM PDT by Timocrat
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To: NormsRevenge

Good Faith = Good Intentions.


13 posted on 07/21/2010 11:50:24 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Isn’t that what the road to hell is paved with?


14 posted on 07/21/2010 1:05:51 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX
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To: NormsRevenge
So you don't regret being made to look like the naive fool you are because of your “good faith”?

Nothing should be regretted if the decision was made “in good faith”?

Well Mr. and Mrs. Smart took a transient into their home “in good faith”. Should they not regret their actions and, perhaps, learn from them?

Should Nigerian e-mails be opened and their instructions followed “in good faith”?

What a loony tune wanker.

15 posted on 07/21/2010 1:11:16 PM PDT by allmendream (Income is EARNED not distributed. So how could it be re-distributed?)
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To: Pining_4_TX

BINGO!


16 posted on 07/21/2010 1:24:37 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: NormsRevenge
The only 'compassion' a terrorist murderer like Megrahi deserves is to have the length of his rope calculated according to the 1913 Home Office table of drops the night before and then for him to dropped through the trapdoor within 20 seconds of the hangman entering the condemned cell...

Sadly, we don't do that anymore, not only do murderers not get executed, they get released from prison when they're 'too ill' to stay locked up.... Thank you 1960s... You are the stupid, wishy-washy, liberal hippy gift that keeps on giving (or rather taking)...

17 posted on 07/21/2010 1:47:47 PM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: NormsRevenge

Murderers are released on “good faith” while innocent Scottish children are butchered before and after birth or taken away from their families for money.

Leftists are demons ruling this world. They are NOT people. I wish there was a way to eliminate every last one of them.


18 posted on 07/21/2010 6:03:20 PM PDT by Soothesayer (“None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but license...")
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To: NormsRevenge
The released tango could meet with an MI-5 induced accident. Not holding breath.

James Bond where are you?

19 posted on 07/21/2010 9:00:33 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama .......yes.......is fascist... ...He meets every diagnostic of history>)
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To: Ktulu; Fred Nerks
Then we have strategery, powned,not guilty,Obamanized, The Won,casterirrigate,$hit,a$$,POS,All your_____are belong to us,Me love you longtime and many others that rarely have the meaning they represent in standard Engish, .....I mean really , we could do an FR syllabary or Thesaurus.We have a commmunity driven vocabulary that surpasses ebonics ( Obonics?)
20 posted on 07/21/2010 9:11:55 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama .......yes.......is fascist... ...He meets every diagnostic of history>)
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To: NormsRevenge

Scotland is simply a country of idiots, a completely worthless country.

Anyone with sense left fro Northern Ireland or America a long time ago.


21 posted on 07/21/2010 9:14:56 PM PDT by denydenydeny ("Why should I feed pirates?"--Russian officer off Somalia)
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To: All

To quote the now recognized, all-seeing, wise oracle Archie Bunker:

Good night, Noyce.

Bye, bye UK.


22 posted on 07/21/2010 9:34:59 PM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: Ktulu
I always tell everyone that English is not my first language but Klingon is.
23 posted on 07/21/2010 9:38:32 PM PDT by guitarplayer1953 (Rebellion to Tyrants is Obedience to GOD! Thomas Jefferson)
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To: guitarplayer1953

I always tell everyone that English is not my first language but Klingon is.

Ha-I’ll have to try that!


24 posted on 07/22/2010 5:53:23 AM PDT by Ktulu
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To: NormsRevenge

“Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond said he did not regret freeing Libyan Abdelbaset Ali Mohmet al-Megrahi on compassionate grounds last August.”

I’ll wager no one is speculating as to what this oat-munching eunuch is wearing under his kilt.


25 posted on 07/22/2010 8:40:35 AM PDT by headsonpikes (Genocide is the highest sacrament of socialism - "Who-whom?")
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