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Email links Lockerbie bomber's prison transfer to 400m Libyan arms deal
The Guardian ^ | July 28, 2013 | Andrew Sparrow

Posted on 07/29/2013 8:53:28 AM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi

Edited on 07/29/2013 8:55:59 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

An email has emerged suggesting a connection between the prisoner transfer deal negotiated between Libya and the last Labour government, that could have allowed the release of the Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, and a 400m arms deal.

The document, which shows that Sir Vincent Fean, the then British ambassador to Libya, wrote to Tony Blair in June 2008 saying that the prisoner transfer agreement was "ready for signature in London" as soon as Libya went ahead with the purchase of an air defence system, was obtained by the Sunday Telegraph.

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KEYWORDS: blair; khadafi; lockerbie Comment #1 Removed by Moderator

To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

What’s Tony Blair doing with Bob Dylan?

2 posted on 07/29/2013 8:54:33 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

That is Dustin Hoffman not Dylan!LOL

3 posted on 07/29/2013 9:02:12 AM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: dfwgator; COUNTrecount; Nowhere Man; FightThePower!; C. Edmund Wright; jacob allen; Travis McGee; ..

Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping!

To get onto The Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping List you must threaten to report me to the Mods if I don’t add you to the list...

4 posted on 07/29/2013 10:16:01 AM PDT by null and void (You don't know what "cutting edge" means till you insult Mohammed.)
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To: null and void

Hey, N&V, here’s the real news flash. I was NOT on Pan Am flight 103, which blew up over Lockerbie in 1988.

I was planning a trip with a travel agent, but every time she got into the system to make my reservations, the system crashed. This happened repeatedly. So I threw up my hands and swore, and went somewhere else.

The worst part of the crash, besides all those formerly wonderful dead people, was the demise of Pan Am. In financial trouble (like the rest of the airlines at that time), Pan Am had made the very bad decision to sell it’s Asian routes and concentrate on Europe. After the crash, you couldn’t pay people to fly Pan Am. I actually did, come to think of it, a few months later, because PanAm was practically giving tickets away. But you had to get to the airport hours in advance to go thru PanAm security, because they checked everything thoroughly while the other airlines’ security lines were a breeze.

As for the politics of prisoner exchange, who would expect anything but corruption? I ask you?

5 posted on 07/29/2013 10:34:10 AM PDT by Veto! (Opinions freely expressed as advice)
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To: null and void

right next to unobtainium

6 posted on 07/29/2013 10:51:03 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: Veto!

I loved Pan Am! I got teary eyed seeing that blue circle that was going to take me home after flying in those Russian tin boxes.

7 posted on 07/29/2013 11:05:14 AM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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