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WikiLeaks: Britain secretly advised Libya how to secure release of Lockerbie bomber
Telegraph ^ | Telegraph

Posted on 01/31/2011 3:16:23 PM PST by sunmars

Ministers secretly advised Muammar Gaddafi’s Libyan regime how to secure the successful early release of the Lockerbie bomber, documents obtained by The Daily Telegraph have disclosed.

A Foreign Office minister sent Libyan officials detailed legal advice on how to use Abdelbaset al-Megrahi’s cancer diagnosis to ensure he was released from a Scottish prison on compassionate grounds.

The Duke of York is also said to have played a behind-the-scenes role in encouraging the terrorist’s release.

The Libyans closely followed the advice which led to the controversial release of Megrahi – who was convicted of the murder of 270 passengers on Pan Am Flight 103 – within months of the Foreign Office’s secret intervention.

The disclosure seriously undermines British Government claims that is was not complicit in the release of al-Megrahi, and that the decision to free the convicted terrorist was taken by the Scottish Executive alone.

It will also lead to renewed pressure from senior American politicians on David Cameron to release all internal documents detailing Britain’s role in the scandal. Last summer, the Prime Minister pledged to release the relevant information – but the publication has yet to occur sparking fears that a cover-up may have been ordered.

The Daily Telegraph today publishes more than 480 American documents detailing international relations with the Libyan regime over the past three years.

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


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: almegrahi; assange; britishpetroleum; libya; lockerbie; megrahi; wikileaks
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I'd like to swear.....disgraceful. Sold out for oil contracts by Blair and Brown.
1 posted on 01/31/2011 3:16:25 PM PST by sunmars
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To: sunmars

Good diplomacy Obama.


2 posted on 01/31/2011 3:18:07 PM PST by Dacula (Proud husband of a Breast Cancer survivor.)
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To: sunmars

Wow. I honestly don’t know what else to say.


3 posted on 01/31/2011 3:26:55 PM PST by RoseyT (Piney Woods of East Texas)
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To: sunmars; All

So...are the Liberal Globalists still wanting to execute Julian Assange?

Kinda what many suspected, that the British Govt aided Libya in the release.

Britain is a state sponsor of Islamic Terrorism. While they ban Michael Savage....they aid an Islamic Terrorist state in releasing a terrorist that killed nearly 300 innocent people.


4 posted on 01/31/2011 3:31:26 PM PST by UCFRoadWarrior (Michelle Bachmann would make an excellent President)
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To: sunmars
The Duke of York is also said to have played a behind-the-scenes role in encouraging the terrorist’s release.

Prince Andrew has some explaining to do.

5 posted on 01/31/2011 3:36:56 PM PST by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius, (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: sunmars

I want to hear from those who think getting this information out is bad. I think governments have no right to do this kind of garbage behind our backs. If they function in daylight,,, they might actually have to do that which we would approve of.


6 posted on 01/31/2011 3:44:16 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: sunmars

Those sons of female dogs ...


7 posted on 01/31/2011 3:44:29 PM PST by NonValueAdded (Palin 2012: don't retreat, just restock [chg'd to comply w/ The Civility in Discourse Act of 2011])
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To: sunmars

I want to hear from those who think getting this information out is bad. I think governments have no right to do this kind of garbage behind our backs. If they function in daylight,,, they might actually have to do that which we would approve of.


8 posted on 01/31/2011 3:44:29 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: sunmars

I want to hear from those who think getting this information out is bad. I think governments have no right to do this kind of garbage behind our backs. If they function in daylight,,, they might actually have to do that which we would approve of.


9 posted on 01/31/2011 3:44:29 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: sunmars

The old game still goes on.


10 posted on 01/31/2011 3:45:16 PM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: sunmars

sorry too many identical posts,,,, my droid had to vomit.


11 posted on 01/31/2011 3:47:38 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: redgolum

“The old game still goes on.”

With the same old players.


12 posted on 01/31/2011 3:53:40 PM PST by dljordan ("His father's sword he hath girded on, And his wild harp slung behind him")
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To: sunmars

I have my flame proof undies on so here goes.

Thank God for the wikileaks.

“all will be revealed”


13 posted on 01/31/2011 3:53:40 PM PST by stockpirate (Hey congress, it's our government and our money, DO NOT RAISE THE DEBT LIMIT!)
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To: sunmars

I believe it, and think the the brits are disgusting for doing it....that still does let sAusage boy off the hook for traitorous activity and would not feel bad if Ozzy black ops took him for a ride...or goosed him with an umbrella.


14 posted on 01/31/2011 4:02:20 PM PST by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: sunmars

We’re both guilty of being too cozy with an Arab world that hates us.


15 posted on 01/31/2011 4:05:25 PM PST by americanophile ("The Constitution is the guide which I will never abandon." - George Washington)
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To: sunmars

Others here may disagree but in instances such as this I think WikiLeaks proves that it is a valuable source of information that would otherwise not see the light of day. Good on you, Mr. Assange.


16 posted on 01/31/2011 4:07:52 PM PST by Wallop the Cat
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To: Vaquero

Brits are very weird. They supported us in our wars against Al Queda but at the same time invited hundreds of thousands of Muslims into their country - to vote for New Labour. I was in Scotland when this creep was released. Both Scotland and England peaceniks were convinced this guy was INNOCENT. This has never been reported in the American media. What can I say? Great Britain is a very strange friend.


17 posted on 01/31/2011 4:08:05 PM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: sunmars

18 posted on 01/31/2011 4:08:26 PM PST by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the constitution"-Obama official)
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To: DesertRhino; All
I want to hear from those who think getting this information out is bad.

June 5, 1944. I've got some inside info on a little plan that may affect international relations. Do I post it?

19 posted on 01/31/2011 4:11:33 PM PST by keat
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To: stockpirate; All
Yo, check out the haters on the wrong side of the issue...


Today is a good day to die.
I didn't say for whom.

20 posted on 01/31/2011 4:12:43 PM PST by The Comedian (It's 3am all over the planet.)
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To: stockpirate
Thank God for the wikileaks.

As long as no one gets his head cut off...
21 posted on 01/31/2011 4:12:54 PM PST by kenavi (The good ol' US of A: 57 state laboratories for the future.)
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To: keat

no,,, but if the king had secret agreements that hitler should target American bases and leave london alone,,, you should. They do not have a right to conceal treachery. Unless you equate helping a mass murderer go free with keeping D-day secret,,, silly trite argument.


22 posted on 01/31/2011 4:20:38 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: sunmars

Assange is a narcissistic drama queen, but this stuff shows that our governments really are being run by a bunch of evil people.


23 posted on 01/31/2011 4:21:20 PM PST by MichiganConservative (Terrorists don't commit genocide. That's what governments do.)
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To: Wallop the Cat
Good on you, Mr. Assange.

He's doing it because he loves America and want to keep her safe. /sarc

We like the leaks that serve our cause. Mark my words, Wikileaks will hurt our country and may end up getting people you love killed.

Intelligence is meant for those we entrust it to.

It's not a perfect system but it's all we got.

If I was King, Assange and Manning would have had their necks stretched after a very brief trial.

Hell, these two homos only did it all as blackmail for the repeal DADT and Obama ending up giving that away for free.

This whole thing will be looked back upon as a sad moment in our history.

24 posted on 01/31/2011 4:22:20 PM PST by keat
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To: DesertRhino
no,,, but if the king had secret agreements that hitler should target American bases and leave london alone,,, you should. They do not have a right to conceal treachery. Unless you equate helping a mass murderer go free with keeping D-day secret,,, silly trite argument.

Don't like your premise. You assume I'm against Hitler. My argument stands.

25 posted on 01/31/2011 4:24:09 PM PST by keat
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To: keat
June 5, 1944. I've got some inside info on a little plan that may affect international relations. Do I post it?

Might as well. They know it's coming. They just don't know what day or what beach(es). The Germans have heard all kinds of stories and they have to sort through the misinformation to pick the right one.

26 posted on 01/31/2011 4:27:54 PM PST by MichiganConservative (Terrorists don't commit genocide. That's what governments do.)
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To: sunmars

So what did our admin do to aid and abet?


27 posted on 01/31/2011 4:35:43 PM PST by mewzilla (Hey, Schumer, your Lockerbie report left quite a bit out.)
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To: keat

Soooooo,,,,, are you not against hitler? You’re fight,,, I did assume any save person is against hitler. Crazy me,,


28 posted on 01/31/2011 4:36:57 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: DesertRhino

Hitler had some allies in Spain. The D-Day planners took a cadaver, put some documents on him to indicate where and when the invasion would be and let the body land ashore in Spain. The info was taken to the Germans and based on that info, Hitler set orders for fortifications way north of the actual invasion point.

They weren’t stupid. They practiced counterespionage techniques and gave out misinformation. Hey, they might even have mention Normandy as an alternative. The Germans certainly thought Normandy was an alternative.

But, these leaks are different. They show that the people in the US and UK governments are doing some dirty deals and they are trying to keep secrets from the public.

What national security is threatened by exposing how Hillary Clinton tried to buy support for the Global Warming Copenhagen treaty to enslave American taxpayers?


29 posted on 01/31/2011 4:41:41 PM PST by MichiganConservative (Terrorists don't commit genocide. That's what governments do.)
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To: MichiganConservative

amen,,, what you said


30 posted on 01/31/2011 4:44:10 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: mewzilla
So what did our admin do to aid and abet?

I don't know, but I'm sure the orthodox FReeper response is "I hope the government murders enough foreign nationals before they can release the details on how corrupt it is. Too much information about the evils our government does in the hands of the people is dangerous.".

31 posted on 01/31/2011 4:44:52 PM PST by MichiganConservative (Terrorists don't commit genocide. That's what governments do.)
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To: MichiganConservative

lol,,, so true


32 posted on 01/31/2011 4:48:10 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: DesertRhino
Soooooo,,,,, are you not against hitler? You’re fight,,, I did assume any save person is against hitler. Crazy me,,You also assume Assange is pro-American.
33 posted on 01/31/2011 4:50:00 PM PST by keat
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To: UCFRoadWarrior; sunmars; The Comedian
So...are the Liberal Globalists still wanting to execute Julian Assange?

Yes, I am torn between wanting to see him hanged and wanting to give him a medal.

34 posted on 01/31/2011 5:01:11 PM PST by marron
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To: sunmars

Let’s not forget Obama’s letter suggesting he wouldn’t be averse to the release on compassionate grounds.


35 posted on 01/31/2011 5:02:47 PM PST by Carley (ARAB STREET NO DIFFERENT THAN AMERICA'S LEFT)
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To: stockpirate
Thank God for the wikileaks.

Yes. I never thought I'd say this. Thank God for the wikileaks.

36 posted on 01/31/2011 5:03:07 PM PST by marron
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To: DesertRhino
I want to hear from those who think getting this information out is bad. I think governments have no right to do this kind of garbage behind our backs. If they function in daylight,,, they might actually have to do that which we would approve of.

Dude, I guarantee that you are seeing from wiki exactly what "governments" want you to see.....get a grip and get a clue.....

37 posted on 01/31/2011 5:37:48 PM PST by ScreamingFist (Quiet the Idiot)
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To: Uncle Ike

Whaddiya think.... might Hillary’s huge mass meeting of the embassy heads have something to do with Wikileak documents about Mubarak and the Muslim Brotherhood ... or maybe, even worse?


38 posted on 01/31/2011 5:40:42 PM PST by hennie pennie
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To: sunmars
Any US President worth his salt would have forcefully let the UK know that this would not be acceptable as soon as the issue was first whispered about.

They would not even considered this if Obama told them he would fight it vigorously and retaliate diplomatically and economically.

Of course, for that to have happened, you would need to have a US President that loved the US more than Islam.

39 posted on 01/31/2011 5:46:08 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: sunmars

No kidding. They learned it from the Germans.


40 posted on 01/31/2011 5:47:22 PM PST by Cinnamon Girl (i before e, except after c, except after Reince Priebus)
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To: keat

“You also assume Assange is pro-American,,,”

I know it’s happy hour for you, but i never assumed that. I only noted that England has no right to keep secret what they did. They are using secrecy to hide their anti american treachery.

You seem more worried about governments being able to keep their evil BS hidden, than the fact that the UK and their vaunted royals lied to us, gave us the finger, and released the islamic murderer of hundreds of Americans.

Maybe knowing that their secrets are going to sometimes come to light, will make them think twice before pulling this kind of crap in the future.


41 posted on 01/31/2011 5:49:16 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: DesertRhino
You seem more worried about governments being able to keep their evil BS hidden, than the fact that the UK and their vaunted royals lied to us, gave us the finger, and released the islamic murderer of hundreds of Americans.

Nice trolling, next time tell your handlers to teach you about capitol letters and stringing two sentences together without sounding like a crank head......

42 posted on 01/31/2011 5:57:55 PM PST by ScreamingFist (Quiet the Idiot)
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To: sunmars

With allies lie that,,

the terrorists have won.


43 posted on 01/31/2011 6:00:35 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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like=lie


44 posted on 01/31/2011 6:01:27 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: ScreamingFist

Seen a few too many spy movies, huh? They diplomats are soooooo amazing and smart, that *everything* that happens is part of their grand plan?

Anyway,,i heard the day this happened, there were 6 C-17s full of paratroopers supposedly in “training” near Fort Benning. And two unmarked blackhawks flew low over a ranch in Idaho too!

Spooooooky!


45 posted on 01/31/2011 6:01:33 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: DesertRhino
Anyway,,i heard the day this happened, there were 6 C-17s full of paratroopers supposedly in “training” near Fort Benning. And two unmarked blackhawks flew low over a ranch in Idaho too!

Yea, that's basically it stupid.....try your trolling BS elsewhere.

46 posted on 01/31/2011 6:06:54 PM PST by ScreamingFist (Quiet the Idiot)
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To: mewzilla

This is very personal to me and I have been really angry about it since the release. This confirms my suspicions. Despite the rule of law, our leaders place themselves first and spit in our faces.

I am not quick to embrace conspiracy theories but anyone who followed this story knew it was more about the money than anything. Despicable corrupt bastards!!!!!!!

I was scheduled to be on that flight a week later after visiting my folks (military) for Christmas. I flew home on Pan Am with a different flight number... same flight.

I would love to know what our government knew and what inquiries it made prior to this deal.


47 posted on 01/31/2011 6:07:05 PM PST by volunbeer
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To: DesertRhino
....There are no such things as 'real allies", ... just 'real' interests...
48 posted on 01/31/2011 6:08:47 PM PST by investigateworld (Free Traders don't need guns 'cause they know The Peoples Republic of China are their friends)
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....There are no such things as 'real allies", ... just 'real' interests...
49 posted on 01/31/2011 6:08:57 PM PST by investigateworld (Free Traders don't need guns 'cause they know The Peoples Republic of China are their friends)
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To: DesertRhino
Anyway,,i heard the day this happened, there were 6 C-17s full of paratroopers supposedly in “training” near Fort Benning. And two unmarked blackhawks flew low over a ranch in Idaho too!

And WikiLeaks!...from a couple of fag leftists, is gonna bring down the world government! If only the one fag can get out of jail! Damn......I'm so happy we have asshats like you to tell us these things!

50 posted on 01/31/2011 6:12:26 PM PST by ScreamingFist (Quiet the Idiot)
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