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Barack Obama faces rising pressure to publish Lockerbie bomber release letter
guardian.co.uk ^ | 7/25/10 | Severin Carrell

Posted on 07/25/2010 1:10:16 PM PDT by Nachum

Scottish officials say US memo giving grudging support to freeing Abdelbaset al-Megrahi undermines president's criticisms

Barack Obama is under growing pressure to release a letter that reveals the US grudgingly supported freeing the Lockerbie bomber on compassionate grounds.

The letter was sent to Scottish ministers by a senior diplomat at the US embassy in London last August, eight days before Abdelbaset al-Megrahi was released from prison because he was dying from inoperable prostate cancer.

Obama's administration has refused to allow publication of the letter, in which the US says allowing Megrahi to live at home in Scotland would be "far preferable" to sending him back to Libya under the prisoner transfer deal brokered by former prime minister Tony Blair in 2007.

(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: almegrahi; barack; bomber; britishpetroleum; lockerbie; megrahi; obama
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Taquiah... kind of rhymes with Maria...
1 posted on 07/25/2010 1:10:20 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...
The list, ping

let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

2 posted on 07/25/2010 1:11:14 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

I would like to know if there is a Stroker-Free Zone to hang out in.


3 posted on 07/25/2010 1:13:37 PM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November from my house.)
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To: Nachum

Obama lied again.

No surprise.


4 posted on 07/25/2010 1:14:28 PM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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To: Nachum

Transparency?!!! People nbeed to be hammering Harry Reid on this. Get Congress on the hot seat for Zero’s stonwalling.


5 posted on 07/25/2010 1:15:25 PM PDT by rod1
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To: Nachum

There’s a lot more than that letter to release.


6 posted on 07/25/2010 1:15:25 PM PDT by mewzilla (Still voteless in NY-29. Over 250 roll call votes missed and counting...)
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To: Nachum
Ah, so the official MSM/White House meme on this scandal is "grudging."

Obama went along with it, but he really didn't want to. He was effectively powerless to disagree.

7 posted on 07/25/2010 1:16:47 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: Hoosier-Daddy

Schumer and Hillary are gonna get hung out on this one. And Obama is laughing.....


8 posted on 07/25/2010 1:17:19 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: Nachum
Barack Obama is under growing pressure to release a letter that reveals the US grudgingly supported freeing the Lockerbie bomber on compassionate grounds.

Until the letter's released there's really no way to say how grudgingly the support for his release was.

9 posted on 07/25/2010 1:18:03 PM PDT by MAexile (Bats left, votes right)
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To: Nachum

I’m sure Chuckup Schumer will be demanding this letter for his publicity st...uh, investigation.

Each time a story like this appears, I wonder if it will be the one to wake up the 43% who keep giving this abysmal president “strongly approve” in the Rasmussen polling. It seems some cannot (or will not) acknowledge evil in their midst.


10 posted on 07/25/2010 1:19:04 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving.)
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To: Nachum

Wonder how upchuck and others are feeling right about now.

Going after BP when all along the liar was involved.

No wonder Cameron refused to reveal any information. It was as a favor to the jackass.


11 posted on 07/25/2010 1:21:02 PM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: Nachum

Most transparent administration ever. Show us the certificate, er, I mean the letter!!


12 posted on 07/25/2010 1:21:03 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (JUST VOTE THEM OUT! teapartyexpress.org)
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To: Jim Robinson

This is big I think.


13 posted on 07/25/2010 1:25:00 PM PDT by streetpreacher (Arminian by birth, Calvinist by the grace of God)
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To: Nachum

http://www.philly.com/dailynews/national/20100714_Did_BP_aid_Lockerbie_bomber_.html

It’s all coming together, isn’t it?


14 posted on 07/25/2010 1:26:37 PM PDT by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG 49) "Freedom's Fortress")
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To: Nachum

ping


15 posted on 07/25/2010 1:27:28 PM PDT by Ulysse (s)
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To: LostInBayport

The stooges at JourNOlist will be working overtime to make this story disappear. Nothing see see here, move on.


16 posted on 07/25/2010 1:27:42 PM PDT by rbg81 (When you see Obama, shout: "DO YOUR JOB!!")
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To: Nachum

C’mon Barak...make our day...you old POtuS you...


17 posted on 07/25/2010 1:27:59 PM PDT by jessduntno (Each day, I await a fresh insult to America by this usurper...he never fails to deliver.)
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To: neodad

Yeah, like a bad disease.


18 posted on 07/25/2010 1:29:43 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Yup, Lying dogs—well—they LIE


19 posted on 07/25/2010 1:31:02 PM PDT by texican01
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To: Nachum
If we actually had a real press they would be digging into this story big time. Of course we don't have a real press so it's left up to Fox to do the work.

Should we hold our breath that Fox will do some investigative reporting and go over the MSM's head?

20 posted on 07/25/2010 1:34:47 PM PDT by sydbas
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To: Nachum
So, Was this letter bought with BP’s campaign contribution to Obama?
21 posted on 07/25/2010 1:36:27 PM PDT by FR_addict
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To: Nachum
You knew the Scots would not do this without clearing it with B.Hussein.
22 posted on 07/25/2010 1:38:19 PM PDT by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it freedom has a flavor the protected will never know .F Trp 8th Cav)
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To: Nachum

He can’t ......it starts with “Mohamhed, saint be upon us....has a bunch of America screwed up in the middle....and ends with “Allah Akbar!!!!” (aieeeeyeeeeyeeeeyeeeeeeyeeeeeyeeeee! in the background from the Obama women)


23 posted on 07/25/2010 1:38:24 PM PDT by Gaffer ("Profiling: The only profile I need is a chalk outline around their dead ass!")
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To: FR_addict

Quid pro quo. We just need a majority in the house and senate, then for one of his lackeys to squeal. Then their who house cards comes down.


24 posted on 07/25/2010 1:38:53 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

why doesn’t Britain\Scotland just release the memo ?


25 posted on 07/25/2010 1:39:44 PM PDT by stylin19a (Never buy a putter until you first get a chance to throw it)
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To: Nachum

Hussein wants to release all the 9/11 perps. Slap them on the back and give them taxpayer’s money to start life anew.

Is this a surprise? I’m sure it was his idea to release the Lockerbie bomber in the first place. We can’t appear to be mean to the mooselimbs. Can we? We need to embrace them and give them lots of money. They’re just misunderstood.

All the terrorism around the world.....The bus bombings, the plane bombings, the beheadings etc. is because the Western world failed to spread their wealth around and understand Islam. The religion of peace. /s

The POS in the White House is not a traitor. You would have to be an American first.....He’s the enemy within. He’s both a foreign and domestic threat to the Constitution and our very survival as a nation. It’s a coin toss whether we make it or not.


26 posted on 07/25/2010 1:41:46 PM PDT by Electric Graffiti (I'm armed and Amish.)
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To: Nachum
"Grudgingly" my ass.

Is anyone surprised?

27 posted on 07/25/2010 1:50:14 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Nachum

Headline on Drudge:

“THE US government secretly advised Scottish ministers it would be “far preferable” to free the Lockerbie bomber than jail him in Libya.

Correspondence obtained by The Sunday Times reveals the Obama administration considered compassionate release more palatable than locking up Abdel Baset al-Megrahi in a Libyan prison.

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The document, acquired by a well-placed US source, threatens to undermine US President Barack Obama’s claim last week that all Americans were “surprised, disappointed and angry” to learn of Megrahi’s release.

Scottish ministers viewed the level of US resistance to compassionate release as “half-hearted” and a sign it would be accepted.

The US has tried to keep the letter secret, refusing to give permission to the Scottish authorities to publish it on the grounds it would prevent future “frank and open communications” with other governments.”

http://drudgereport.com/


28 posted on 07/25/2010 1:53:36 PM PDT by Humal
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So, Was this letter bought with BP’s campaign contribution to Obama?

Someone's got to squeal for us to find out.

29 posted on 07/25/2010 1:58:00 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Electric Graffiti

Bang On!


30 posted on 07/25/2010 2:12:13 PM PDT by himno hero
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To: Nachum

Funny how the leaks never quite seem to work in our favor. If this letter had the potential to hurt Bush, we’d have read the full text in the NYT years ago. If it’s going to hurt Obama, suddenly the leakers have better things to do.

My theory is that after Nov, if the Dems take a sufficient drubbing, we will see a trickle of damages leaks, followed (as his poll numbers erode) by more and better leaks. At least, that is my hope.


31 posted on 07/25/2010 2:19:25 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: Fantasywriter
Now that we know about "JournoList", we know EXACTLY why the leaks do not work in our favor.

http://www.nachumlist.com/JournoList.htm

32 posted on 07/25/2010 2:23:38 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

This administration cares more about the welfare of a terrorists killer than his 200 plus American victims.


33 posted on 07/25/2010 2:26:37 PM PDT by Americanexpat
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To: texican01

hey, that is an insult to my dog. ;>)


34 posted on 07/25/2010 2:28:01 PM PDT by Americanexpat
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To: sydbas

There’s still a couple of reporters out there, plus - we have FReepers who are good researchers with contacts.


35 posted on 07/25/2010 2:32:08 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: Nachum

Obama’s love for terrorists is only outdone by the cult leader figure mohamhead.


36 posted on 07/25/2010 2:33:25 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: LostInBayport

Each time a story like this appears, I wonder if it will be the one to wake up the 43%.....

They will never change, never. They must be isolated and defeated.


37 posted on 07/25/2010 2:36:30 PM PDT by HChampagne (I am not an AARP member and never will be.)
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To: Nachum

Good point.

Otoh, I don’t think the MSM has yet grasped the full implications of the leak of the Journolist posts. They don’t seem to realize that their already weak credibility just took a body blow.

I saw where David Corn tried to downplay the whole thing as just a case of ‘progressives’ talking amongst themselves. Ahem. That’s kind of the point, isn’t it? That they’ve outed themselves as ideologically committed to one end of the spectrum.

Let the fall out continue. The dinosaur media wasn’t dying fast enough, so the death panel of Journolist decided to give it a shot in the arm. ;)


38 posted on 07/25/2010 2:43:00 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: Nachum

Thanks for posting this. It needs a lot of attention. Here we have someone responsible for the deaths of 271 people from 21 countries (190 of them Americans). This guys served 8 1/2 years of his sentence and he wanted compassion because he was ill in prison - and he was offered it - by our country? Justice?


39 posted on 07/25/2010 2:55:15 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: Nachum

On please


40 posted on 07/25/2010 2:55:22 PM PDT by onona (dbada)
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To: Sacajaweau

The diplomat that was the intermediary had best have a copy of the letter or he find out how much room is under the bus.


41 posted on 07/25/2010 2:57:20 PM PDT by wiggen (Government owned slave.)
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To: HollyB

One more item for the eventual impeachment hearings.


42 posted on 07/25/2010 2:59:13 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: wiggen
Both Hillary and Holder called the Scottish Minister and objected to the release. 8/14/09

Hillary made another try on 8/19/09. She may have violated protocol by doing this.

43 posted on 07/25/2010 3:05:28 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: Sacajaweau

Who do you think is involved with this letter?


44 posted on 07/25/2010 3:10:28 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: HollyB
Because this whole little play aimed against BP came out via Schumer, I'd say Hillary but anything she does is dictated by the President.

If anything negative flows to the administration, she goes under the bus.

45 posted on 07/25/2010 3:15:40 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: All

Bp signed the contract with Libya in 2007...two years before he was released.


46 posted on 07/25/2010 3:19:49 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: Sacajaweau

I don’t think she’ll go quietly. At least I hope not.


47 posted on 07/25/2010 3:21:28 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: Sacajaweau

No doubt but it will be easier to toss a nameless diplomat from the embassy under the bus. He needs Hillary’s supporters to vote his way.


48 posted on 07/25/2010 3:25:28 PM PDT by wiggen (Government owned slave.)
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To: rbg81; Nachum

So, now that the Journolist has been 86’d, where have they reconvened?


49 posted on 07/25/2010 5:54:13 PM PDT by bootless (Never Forget. Never Again. (PursuingLiberty.com))
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To: bootless

I have heard rumors, but I am not sure.


50 posted on 07/25/2010 6:33:11 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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