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FLASHBACK 2010: White House backed release of Lockerbie bomber Abdel Baset al-Megrahi
The Australian ^ | JULY 26, 2010 | JASON ALLARDYCE AND TONY ALLEN-MILLS

Posted on 06/01/2014 1:23:14 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

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.

The intervention, which has angered US relatives of those who died in the attack, was made by Richard LeBaron, deputy head of the US embassy in London, a week before Megrahi was freed in August last year on grounds that he had terminal cancer.

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at theaustralian.com.au ...


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KEYWORDS: bergdahl; bowebergdahl; guantanamo; lockerbie; obamaforeignpolicy; obamalegacy; proislamist; proterrorist
Obama has a pattern of secretly negotiating the release of high-ranking terrorists.
1 posted on 06/01/2014 1:23:14 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
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2 posted on 06/01/2014 1:25:44 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Terrorists have a friend in the White House. 0bama is a traitor and a criminal. The FedGov is a criminal enterprise.


3 posted on 06/01/2014 1:36:41 PM PDT by clintonh8r (I wish no harm on Gen. Shinseki, but perhaps he should consider seppuku.....)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

I can’t stand to learn one more thing this wicked, wicked pres’ent has done to undermine this country! Not one.


4 posted on 06/01/2014 1:36:47 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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5 posted on 06/01/2014 1:42:42 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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Whatever makes the US look worse is the course zerObama will take.


6 posted on 06/01/2014 2:25:40 PM PDT by Darteaus94025 (Can't have a Liberal without a Lie)
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