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  • Lockerbie bomber's health deteriorates 'dramatically' as he fights for life after blood transfusion

    04/13/2012 11:13:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | PUBLISHED: 18:42 EST, 13 April 2012 | UPDATED: 19:52 EST, 13 April 2012 | Nabila Ramdani and Victoria Allen
    The Lockerbie bomber has been given an emergency blood transfusion following a sudden deterioration in his health, his brother revealed last night. Libyan Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi, who is suffering from terminal cancer, was taken from his home in Tripoli to the intensive care unit of a private hospital. The news came less than a fortnight after he celebrated his 60th birthday. He was released from prison in August 2009 on compassionate grounds with three months to live, but has survived for more than two-and-a-half years. … Last night, Megrahi's condition was not known, but his wife Aisha was...
  • Lockerbie bomber, no longer in "coma," says his role was exaggerated

    10/04/2011 5:06:01 AM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 10-4-11
    Remember at the end of August, when Tripoli was falling and Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi took a timely turn for the worse? He was portrayed as "comatose" and the rebels refused to extradite him; after all, he was supposedly very, very near death. It's a miracle. In what appears to be a new interview, he's conscious, coherent, and talking, and says his role was "exaggerated," even as the National Transitional Council gives mixed signals on how much it will cooperate in further investigations. "Megrahi says his Lockerbie role exaggerated," by Mahmoud al-Ghirbani for Reuters, October 3: TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Abdel...
  • The slippery grip of justice on Libya's Megrahi

    08/30/2011 8:54:59 AM PDT · by SmithL · 4 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 8/30/11 | Debra J. Saunders
    When the Scots released convicted Pan Am Flight 103 bomber Abdel Basset Ali al Megrahi on Aug. 20, 2009 - ostensibly because prostate cancer left him less than three months to live - Megrahi presented a stooped, frail figure as he boarded his getaway plane. Hours later when he landed to a hero's welcome in Tripoli, however, Megrahi appeared triumphant and radiant. Two years later, Megrahi is still alive - although perhaps not for long. CNN's Nic Robertson talked his way into Megrahi's supersize mansion, where he videotaped the freed terrorist "apparently in a coma." Maybe. Maybe not. While some...
  • Springtime in Libya for terrorists with Lamborghnis

    03/09/2011 12:42:32 PM PST · by SmithL · 7 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 3/9/11 | Debra J. Saunders
    Meanwhile someone is happy in Libya. The Scottish Daily Record reports, convicted Pan Am bomber Abdelbasset al Megrahi spends his days being chauffered in a Lamborghini to check out his under-construction three-story mansion in a tony Tripoli neighborhood. Every once in a while you see reports that Megrahi -- who killed 270 innocent people in the bombing, and served less than two weeks for each casualty -- is near death and in a coma, but apparently those rumors aren't true. . . . The worst of it is: What does it say about the United Kingdom and the United States...
  • Lockerbie documents: Labour 'did all it could' to secure bomber's release (BP lobbied UK government)

    02/07/2011 8:27:43 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 10 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 02.07.11 | Simon Johnson
    The former Labour Government did "all it could" to help Libya secure the release of the Lockerbie bomber, Britain's most senior civil servant said today. David Cameron will this afternoon publish a dossier of 150 pages of letters, memos and minutes related to the case after he promised Barack Obama, the US President, to review all the paperwork and see what could be made public. In an accompanying report, Sir Gus O'Donnell, the Cabinet Secretary, concludes: "Policy was ... progressively developed that Her Majesty's Government should do all it could ... to facilitate an appeal by the Libyans to the...
  • WikiLeaks: Britain secretly advised Libya how to secure release of Lockerbie bomber

    01/31/2011 3:16:23 PM PST · by sunmars · 103 replies
    Telegraph ^ | Telegraph
    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...
  • A Closer Look at Britain and the Culture of Death

    09/04/2010 5:09:38 AM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies
    NC Register ^ | September 4, 2010 | EDWARD PENTIN
    Ahead of the Pope’s upcoming visit to Great Britain, there’s been a vigorous debate in some sections of the British press over whether the UK is the centre of the ‘culture of death.’ The discussion was sparked by a timely interview in Zenit with the director of pastoral affairs for the Westminster archdiocese, Edmund Adamus, and in particular this comment he made near the beginning: “Whether we like it or not as British citizens and residents of this country—and whether we are even prepared as Catholics to accept this reality and all it implies—the fact is that historically, and continuing...
  • Gadaffi's son to throw party to celebrate release of Al Megrahi one year ago

    08/15/2010 9:58:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/15/10 | Gerri Peev
    The son of Libyan dictator Colonel Gadaffi is to celebrate the first anniversary of the Lockerbie bomber's release by giving a party for him. Saif Gadaffi, whose friends include Tony Blair and Lord Mandelson, will attend the revelry for Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi in his two-storey house in Tripoli. He will foot the bill for food and drink, following a day's fasting during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. When Megrahi, 58, was released on August 20 last year, Scottish authorities said he had only three months to live and was 'going home to die'.
  • Gadaffi's Son to Throw Party to Celebrate Release of Al Megrahi One Year Ago

    08/15/2010 3:44:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 15th August 2010 | GERRI PEEV
    The son of Libyan dictator Colonel Gadaffi is to celebrate the first anniversary of the Lockerbie bomber's release by giving a party for him. Saif Gadaffi, whose friends include Tony Blair and Lord Mandelson, will attend the revelry for Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi in his two-storey house in Tripoli. He will foot the bill for food and drink, following a day's fasting during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. When Megrahi, 58, was released on August 20 last year, Scottish authorities said he had only three months to live and was 'going home to die'. Frank Duggan, a lawyer...
  • Scottish Cardinal attacks US over Lockerbie bomber reaction

    08/07/2010 11:07:29 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 27 replies
    BBC ^ | 8 August 2010
    The leader of the Roman Catholic Church in Scotland has made an outspoken attack on the United States over the release of the Lockerbie bomber. Cardinal Keith O'Brien said the Scottish government was right to free Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi last year on compassionate grounds. US lawmakers want Scottish politicians to explain to a Senate committee their decision to release Megrahi. But the cardinal said ministers should not go crawling to the US like lapdogs. Kenny MacAskill, the Scottish government's justice secretary, released Megrahi, who has prostate cancer, after being told that three months was a "reasonable estimate" of his life...
  • Britain's New Export: Islamist Carnage

    08/03/2010 2:26:49 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies · 5+ views
    Daniel Pipes ^ | 8/3/2010 | Daniel Pipes
    Britain's largest and longest-running terrorist investigation ended last month with the conviction of three British Muslims. Their 2006 plot involved blowing up trans-Atlantic airliners with the hope of killing up to 10,000 people. That near-disaster offers a pungent reminder of the global danger poised by U.K.-based radical Islam.The Heritage Foundation calls British Islamism "a direct security threat" to the United States and The New Republic dubs it "the biggest threat to U.S. security." Officialdom agrees. The British home secretary compiled a dossier in 2003 that acknowledged his country offered a "significant base" for terrorism. A CIA study in 2009 concluded...
  • Britain slams 'unconstitutional' plan to ban BP from drilling in US

    08/01/2010 9:14:54 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 46 replies · 17+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 8/1/2010 | Rowena Mason in London and Alex Spillius
    BP will this week step up its fight against an "unconstitutional" proposal to ban it from new US offshore drilling, which the British Embassy has warned could be seen as protectionism. US lawmakers have been working for more than a month on new legislation to stop any company from winning offshore oil licences if it has contributed to the deaths of more than 10 workers in the last seven years. The proposal cleared another hurdle by passing through the House of Representatives late on Friday night, but it still has some way to go before becoming law. Its progress has...
  • Don't Believe a Word of It (Lockerbie bomber release)

    07/29/2010 8:48:17 AM PDT · by Qbert · 9 replies
    NRO ^ | 7/27/2010 | David Pryce-Jones
    The whole story of Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, the Lockerbie bomber, is evidence of the shifty conduct of those supposed to represent us but who in reality disgrace themselves and their offices. Megrahi was released from prison in Scotland on the grounds that he had terminal cancer and would die within three months. Here he is a year later, at home and apparently thriving. A cancer specialist, Dr. Karol Sikora, examined him and is the one who gave him three months. It turns out that the Libyan authorities paid him, and he says now that Megrahi might live ten or even twenty...
  • The Lockerbie Lie

    07/27/2010 6:22:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies · 2+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 27, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Terrorism: The administration says it was surprised and angry at the Lockerbie bomber's "compassionate" release. Now a letter reveals that it actually lobbied for it. Was this malicious intent or mere incompetence? Last week, at a joint press conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron, President Obama was asked what he thought about a possible Senate investigation into the "Lockerbie bomber stuff" — namely that British Petroleum, among its other sins, lobbied the British government to release convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi in order to win oil contracts from the Libyan government. Obama replied: "I think all of us...
  • Obama Lied on Lockerbie Bomber

    07/26/2010 3:36:29 PM PDT · by starczar66 · 21 replies · 1+ views
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 7/26/10 | Rush Limbaugh
    ...So we've got a mosque at Ground Zero, the regime has not spoken out against it. They want to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in New York City. They want NASA to reach out to Muslims; the same regime that has spent millions of American taxpayer dollars supporting a constitutional referendum in Kenya legalizing abortion there; the same regime that looked the other way when the Iranian people had an opportunity to get their freedom back; the same regime that has done nothing to stop Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons; the same regime that has beat up on Israel like a...
  • Obamas Take Four Vacations in One Month.

    07/26/2010 3:49:31 PM PDT · by inkling · 75 replies · 3+ views
    ExurbanLeague.com ^ | July 26, 2010 | Jon
    While many Americans are cutting back on their vacation plans or eliminating them altogether, Barack Obama is setting an aspirational example for all of us. Sure, times are tough, but perhaps we can enjoy a life of leisure vicariously through our betters. On July 16-18, the Obamas enjoyed their first summer vacation in beautiful Bar Harbor, Maine. The idyllic town has long been favorite summer getaway for the rich and powerful going back to the Gilded Age. Truly a resort fit for a king public servant. Anticipating exhaustion from two long weeks in Washington, D.C., Michelle Obama is hosting her...
  • Dem Calls for an Investigation Over Release of Lockerbie Bomber Highlights Obama Admin Support

    07/26/2010 1:01:48 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-26-10 | Mike's America
    How are they going to hush this one up?Just 12 days ago Senate Democrats were demanding an investigation into the efforts foreign oil giant BP may have made to get the Lockerbie Bomber (responsible for the deaths of 270 persons after Pan Am flight 103 was blown out of the sky over Scotland) released from Scottish jail and returned to Libya. Megrahi was released last year after Scottish officials came to the erroneous conclusion that his terminal prostate cancer left him with only a few months to live. He's outlived their dire predictions for over a year and a Libyan...
  • Todd Whines: 'Easy To Back-Seat Drive' Obama Admin On Megrahi Release Letter

    07/26/2010 5:41:16 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 15 replies · 4+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    So there was Robert Gibbs on the White House lawn, defending to Mika Brzezinski the letter from the Obama administration saying it favored a compassionate release of the Lockerbie bomber over a prisoner transfer. Oh, wait. That wasn't the White House press secretary—it was Chuck Todd. Sorry about that. But when you view the video I think you might forgive my error. Todd certainly came across like a paid administration flack . . . In the course of his conversation with Mika on today's Morning Joe, Todd labelled "outlandish" the depiction by the Sunday Times of London of the US...
  • Lockerbie Probe May Prove Uncomfortable for Obama Administration (Our Elvil Regime Not US Friendly)

    07/26/2010 4:20:17 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 14 replies
    CNS News ^ | 7/26/2010 | Patrick Goodenough
    CNSNews.com) – The four Democratic U.S. senators probing the early release of the Libyan convicted in the Lockerbie bombing believe there were links to a BP oil deal, but their inquiry may have the unintended consequence of raising questions about just how strongly the Obama administration opposed the Libyan’s release. Abdel Baset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi was the only person convicted of the 1988 Pan Am Flight 103 bombing in which 270 people were killed. Sentenced to life in prison, he was freed and sent home last summer “on compassionate grounds,” after medical experts said he was dying of prostate cancer....
  • Barack Obama faces rising pressure to publish Lockerbie bomber release letter

    07/25/2010 1:10:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 51 replies
    guardian.co.uk ^ | 7/25/10 | Severin Carrell
    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...
  • DOCTOR: I SAID LOCKERBIE BOMBER WOULD SURVIVE

    07/25/2010 3:06:50 AM PDT · by Scottish Knight · 16 replies
    Daily Express ^ | July 25, 2010 | By Ben Borland
    A SPECIALIST who examined the Lockerbie bomber revealed yesterday that he warned the Scottish Government that the cancer which won the Libyan his freedom would not kill him within three months. The warning, revealed to The Sunday Express by Professor Jonathan Waxman of the Hammersmith Hospital, London, heaps further pressure on Scottish Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill to justify the decision to release terrorist Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi on compassionate grounds 11 months ago.
  • Scottish minister defends Lockerbie bomber release (doesn't regret action taken in 'good faith')

    07/21/2010 10:29:58 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 1+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 7/21/10 | Alice Ritchie
    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...
  • David Cameron orders release of secret Lockerbie bomber documents

    07/20/2010 1:15:37 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 38 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | July 20 2010 | Robert Winnett
    David Cameron is to order the release of secret Government documents disclosing how BP pushed Labour ministers to agree to a controversial deal which led to the release of the Lockerbie bomber. The release of the confidential memos and letters could pave the way for a full British inquiry into the alleged involvement of the oil giant in the release last year of Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi, a Libyan intelligence officer.
  • Lock up the Lockerbie bomber

    07/17/2010 3:34:08 AM PDT · by Scanian · 30 replies · 1+ views
    NY Post ^ | July 17, 2010 | Editorial
    Now even the Brits admit it: Handing a get-out-of-jail-free card to a terrorist who brought down Pan Am 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, killing 270, was a mistake. It's about time. But why stop there? London should now do everything in its power to get Abdel Basset al-Megrahi back from Libya and behind bars, where he belongs. Washington should hold Britain's feet to the fire on that. And press Libya, too. "The new British government is clear that Megrahi's release was a mistake," a UK envoy said this week, echoing a statement by a spokesman for Prime Minister David Cameron. Megrahi...
  • Did the Brits help Lockerbie terrorist fake his “terminal cancer” to trade him for oil?

    03/05/2010 6:04:04 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 14 replies · 900+ views
    The Collins Report ^ | March 5, 2010 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    Remember last August when the British twisted the arms of Scottish authorities to force the release of Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi, one of the bastards who blew Pan Am Flight 103 out of the sky over Lockerbie Scotland killing 270 people? Remember we were told by United Kingdom representatives he was being released for “humanitarian reasons” so he could go home to his beloved Libya and die in about three months from the “terminal prostate cancer” he was suffering from? Remember the pictures of this bum being carried onto a plane looking like a concentration camp survivor? Finally do...
  • Lockerbie bomber Megrahi living in luxury villa six months after being at 'death's door'

    02/22/2010 3:15:42 PM PST · by CharlesThe Hammer · 14 replies · 876+ views
    Telegraph.co.uk ^ | 2/22/2010 | Andrew Alderson and Robert Mendick
    The man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing is living with his family in a luxury villa in Libya six months after he was released from jail on compassionate grounds because he had less than three months to live. Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi, who is suffering from terminal prostate cancer, no longer receives hospital treatment after ending the course of chemotherapy that he had been given after returning to his homeland last August. Professor Karol Sikora, the London-based doctor who examined Megrahi and predicted he would be dead by last October, admitted this weekend that the fact the bomber is still...
  • Lockerbie bomber Megrahi living in luxury villa six months after being at 'death's door'

    02/20/2010 7:12:29 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 24 replies · 1,009+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 2/20/2010 | Andrew Alderson and Robert Mendick
    Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi, who is suffering from terminal prostate cancer, no longer receives hospital treatment after ending the course of chemotherapy that he had been given after returning to his homeland last August. Professor Karol Sikora, the London-based doctor who examined Megrahi and predicted he would be dead by last October, admitted this weekend that the fact the bomber is still alive might be "difficult" for the families of the 270 victims of the attack. The latest disclosure will incense many of the relatives of those who died in the bomb blast in December 1988 when Pan Am Flight...
  • Relatives of Lockerbie victims begin new legal fight for public inquiry

    01/02/2010 12:04:09 PM PST · by george76 · 4 replies · 337+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 02 Jan 2010 | David Barrett and Robert Mendick
    UK Families Flight 103, the relatives' campaign group, will use human rights laws in a bid to uncover the truth about the terrorist attack, which claimed 270 lives in December 1988. The group has hired Gareth Peirce, the prominent human rights solicitor better known for her work representing terror suspects, to devise a legal strategy to secure the inquiry for which families have long campaigned. It is the first time the families have formally hired lawyers to pursue an inquiry. The development comes after Gordon Brown, the Prime Minister, rejected the group's latest demands for an independent review of the...
  • Lockerbie Bomber Goes Truant

    12/16/2009 10:41:10 AM PST · by jazminerose · 20 replies · 800+ views
    joytiz.com ^ | 12/16/2009 | Joy Tiz
    Lockerbie bomber, Abdul Baset Ali al-Megrahi has been misplaced. The terrorist was released by Scottish authorities back in April in a show of great compassion for the barbarian who slaughtered 270 innocent citizens in 1988. Based on the assertion that Megrahi was suffering from prostate cancer and had one foot in the land of seventy-two virgins, the savage was exempted from doing any more prison time contingent upon his pinky swear that he would behave himself and die forthwith. Even Barack Obama took a non-nurturing posture regarding this particular terrorist. Miraculously, the terrorist is still getting around months later. He’s...
  • U.S. senator calls on Britain to demand 'immediate return' of Lockerbie bomber Al Megrahi

    11/21/2009 7:13:33 AM PST · by george76 · 19 replies · 813+ views
    dailymail ^ | 21st November 2009 | James Chapman
    Gordon Brown was told last night that he must seek the immediate return of the Lockerbie bomber to Britain. A senior senator in the United States has written to the Prime Minister to protest that Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi's early release on compassionate grounds on August 20 was granted on the assumption he had only three months to live. Charles Schumer said that period had now elapsed and there was speculation that the severity of the Libyan's condition had been exaggerated. There is growing pressure for all of Megrahi's medical papers to be published, as well as monthly updates...
  • Scottish lawyer denies reports Lockerbie bomber dead

    10/31/2009 11:22:38 AM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies · 418+ views
    Asia One ^ | 10/22/09
    Scottish lawyer denies reports Lockerbie bomber deadThu, Oct 22, 2009 AFP LONDON, UK- A lawyer for Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali Mohmet al-Megrahi denied Wednesday a report that he had died, two months after being freed from a Scottish jail. Sky News television, quoting unidentified sources, said there were reports that Megrahi had died. He was freed from a Scottish prison and returned to Libya on August 20, on the grounds that he was dying of prostate cancer. "It's not true... he's alive and I know that for a fact," Scottish lawyer Tony Kelly told AFP, while declining to give details...
  • Terror and the theatrical paradigm

    10/11/2009 12:53:22 AM PDT · by neverdem · 6 replies · 720+ views
    American Thinker ^ | October 11, 2009 | J.R. Dunn
    Pittsburgh was treated to an impressive show the week of the recent G20 conference. A nice assortment of military choppers of various types and missions, along with odder aircraft difficult both to identify and explain. Both police and the National Guard were out in force, with downtown nearly sealed off. None of this hardware was used against the "3,000 - 4,000" (more like a few hundred) anarchist demonstrators when they turned their righteous wrath on a dozen Starbucks and a Whole Foods store. No serious confrontation was expected and none occurred. Because all of it - the Guard troops, the...
  • Sister of American Lockerbie victim visits Gadhafi (Mega Hurl)

    09/25/2009 2:51:53 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 11 replies · 790+ views
    CNN.com ^ | 09/25/09 | Joe Sterling
    (CNN) -- Lisa Gibson -- who lost her brother in the 1988 Lockerbie bombing -- sat down the other day with the man many blame for the notorious attack: Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. "I welcomed him to America," Gibson told CNN. The 39-year-old Colorado Springs lawyer said she and another relative of a Lockerbie victim went to see the controversial figure in New York on Wednesday, the same day he delivered a rambling speech to the U.N. General Assembly. Calling herself an "ambassador of reconciliation," she views the encounter as the latest step in a journey to build bridges between...
  • No.10 turns on Obama and Clinton for criticising decision to release Lockerbie bomber

    09/06/2009 10:10:38 AM PDT · by fiodora · 167 replies · 9,351+ views
    Daily Mail Online ^ | 3:14 AM on 06th September 2009 | Simon Walters
    President Obama and the US Secretary of State fuelled a fierce American backlash against Britain, claiming Abdelbaset Al Megrahi should have been forced to serve out his jail sentence in Scotland – but a senior Whitehall aide said their reaction was ‘disingenuous’. British officials claim Mr Obama and Mrs Clinton were kept informed at all stages of discussions concerning Megrahi’s return. The officials say the Americans spoke out because they were taken aback by the row over Megrahi’s release, not because they did not know it was about to happen. ‘The US was kept fully in touch about everything that...
  • Brown To Obama-Quit Your Bitching, You Knew About the Lockerbie Release the Whole Time

    09/06/2009 6:38:25 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 64 replies · 3,426+ views
    UK Daily Mail/The Lid ^ | 9/6/09 | The Lid
    Wasn't Barack Obama supposed to be the guy who was loved all across the world. During the campaign didn't they do public opinion polls that showed how the Obamessiah was the choice over McCain in all of our allied countries as well as our enemies? Those days are gone. Remember how he he upset the entire country of Great Britain by dissing their Prime Minister; no state dinner, no press conference and to top it all off President Obama gave the Prime Minister a crappy take-home gift, old DVDs that were in a format that couldn't be played in a...
  • Obama knew about the Lockerbie bomber every step of the way

    09/07/2009 12:31:02 AM PDT · by scottiemom · 24 replies · 1,703+ views
    Hot Air Blog ^ | 09/06/09 | Allahpundit
    UK sources: Obama knew about the Lockerbie bomber every step of the wayObama seems to have screwed up really big (Again!) British officials claim Mr Obama and Mrs Clinton were kept informed at all stages of discussions concerning Megrahi’s return. The officials say the Americans spoke out because they were taken aback by the row over Megrahi’s release, not because they did not know it was about to happen.
  • A Lockerbie indictment-Who specifically authorized the attack? Who conceived it? Who built the bomb?

    09/05/2009 6:16:27 PM PDT · by SJackson · 16 replies · 1,186+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 9-5-09 | DAVID HOROVITZ
    Who specifically authorized the worst terrorist outrage ever perpetrated in Britain? Who conceived it? Who built the bomb? And how is it, amid the new controversy over the release of the only man ever convicted in the blast, that investigators never found answers to these most fundamental of questions, and never charged those responsible? The Iran of the early 1990s was considerably more circumspect than it is today about its drive for nuclear weaponry. But it was no less ruthless in the pursuit. And that is why, on August 14, 1993, a very high level group of Iranians, including two...
  • UK sources: Obama knew about the Lockerbie bomber every step of the way

    09/06/2009 5:45:56 PM PDT · by rvoitier · 23 replies · 1,758+ views
    Hot Air ^ | September 6th, 2009 | ALLAPUNDIT
    British officials claim Mr Obama and Mrs Clinton were kept informed at all stages of discussions concerning Megrahi’s return. The officials say the Americans spoke out because they were taken aback by the row over Megrahi’s release, not because they did not know it was about to happen. ‘The US was kept fully in touch about everything that was going on with regard to Britain’s discussions with Libya in recent years and about Megrahi,’ said the Whitehall aide. ‘We would never do anything about Lockerbie without discussing it with the US. It is disingenuous of them to act as though...
  • SURRENDERING BY INSTALLMENT

    09/02/2009 3:03:09 AM PDT · by Scanian · 2 replies · 407+ views
    NY Post ^ | September 2, 2009 | THOMAS SOWELL
    BRITAIN'S release of Abdel Baset al-Megrahi -- the Libyan terrorist whose bomb blew up a plane over Lockerbie, Scotland in 1988, killing 270 people -- is galling enough. But it's even more troubling as a sign of a larger, growing mood: The West is surrendering on the installment plan to Islamic extremists. The late Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn put his finger on it when he said: "The timid civilized world has found nothing with which to oppose the onslaught of a sudden revival of barefaced barbarity, other than concessions and smiles." This administration epitomizes the "concessions and smiles" approach to our implacable...
  • Suicide of the West? (Thomas Sowell)

    08/31/2009 8:40:07 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 53 replies · 2,317+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | August 31, 2009 | Thomas Sowell
    Britain's release of Abdel Baset al-Megrahi — the Libyan terrorist whose bomb blew up a plane over Lockerbie, Scotland in 1988, killing 270 people — is galling enough in itself. But it is even more profoundly troubling as a sign of a larger mood that has been growing in the Western democracies in our time. In ways large and small, domestically and internationally, the West is surrendering on the installment plan to Islamic extremists. The late Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn put his finger on the problem when he said: "The timid civilized world has found nothing with which to oppose the onslaught...
  • Scarborough: Obama Admin Must Have Signed Off On Lockerbie Terrorist Release

    08/31/2009 6:12:55 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 81 replies · 4,027+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    If Joe Scarborough is right, this could be a game-changing blow to Barack Obama . . . On today's Morning Joe, Scarborough left no doubt that he believes the Obama administration acquiesed to the release by the British government of Abdelbaset Al Megrahi, the convicted Lockberbie murderer and terrorist. View video here.
  • Lockerbie bomber 'set free for oil'

    08/29/2009 4:03:12 PM PDT · by bad company · 16 replies · 1,300+ views
    www.timesonline.co.uk ^ | August 30, 2009 | Jason Allardyce
    The British government decided it was “in the overwhelming interests of the United Kingdom” to make Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi, the Lockerbie bomber, eligible for return to Libya, leaked ministerial letters reveal. Gordon Brown’s government made the decision after discussions between Libya and BP over a multi-million-pound oil exploration deal had hit difficulties. These were resolved soon afterwards. The letters were sent two years ago by Jack Straw, the justice secretary, to Kenny MacAskill, his counterpart in Scotland, who has been widely criticised for taking the formal decision to permit Megrahi’s release. The correspondence makes it plain that the key...
  • Did the White House Green Light Lockerbie Bomber's Release?

    08/28/2009 7:38:17 AM PDT · by DogBarkTree · 20 replies · 888+ views
    Foxnews.com ^ | 8/28/09 | Ken Blackwell
    The recent events in Scotland show the futility of treating a war as a criminal justice issue. Did Gordon Brown get a green light from the Obama administration to let a convicted murderer, Al Megrahi, go "scot free"? By now we all know that the Obama administration would prefer to call the War on Terror an "overseas contingency operation." And they'd prefer to pursue CIA interrogators more than they'd like to go after terrorists. All of this is in keeping with their September 10 mindset. They want to return us to the way the Clinton administration viewed terrorism-- as a...
  • Medical Advice On Lockerbie Bomber ‘In Doubt’ (no kidding)

    08/27/2009 5:02:32 PM PDT · by pissant · 12 replies · 787+ views
    Nat. Terror Alert ^ | 8/27/09 | Staff
    Justice secretary Kenny MacAskill was last night under pressure to reveal more details of the medical evidence that led to the release of the Lockerbie bomber, after it emerged that only one doctor was willing to say Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi had less than three months to live. Labour and Conservative politicians have demanded the Scottish Government publish details of the doctor’s expertise and qualifications, amid suggestions he or she may not have been a prostate cancer expert. The parties have also raised questions over whether the doctor was employed by the Libyan government or Megrahi’s legal team, which could...
  • Mass Murderer Megrahi Moved - Britain capitulates to terrorism

    08/24/2009 5:54:00 AM PDT · by Christus_Rex · 163+ views
    Christus Rex Eternam blog ^ | August 24, 2009 | Christus Rex blogger
    Once again liberal Old Europe leads the way when it comes to how dealing with remorseless mass murderers - the compassionate way! Jihadists like Megrahi are set free while Christian preachers are censured for daring to speak out against the barbarism that all too often is expressed in 7th century modern Islam. Shame on you Scotland and England.
  • Was Oil Part of a Deal for the Lockerbie Bomber?

    08/23/2009 2:29:06 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 6 replies · 421+ views
    time.com ^ | August 22, 2009 | Vivienne Walt
    Was it an oil deal? Convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi flew home from a Scottish prison on Thursday, freed by the Scottish government on compassionate grounds because doctors say Megrahi's cancer will kill him within three months. But was that the real reason? Could Britain have traded Megrahi in return for lucrative deals with the energy-rich North African nation? British officials strongly deny any such arrangement with Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, who has nevertheless thanked British Prime Minister Gordon Brown for the release of Megrahi and claimed that Brown "encouraged" the Scottish Government to take this decision. Gaddadi...
  • MacAskill's job on the line (Trouble in Scotland?)

    08/23/2009 1:25:58 PM PDT · by devane617 · 12 replies · 854+ views
    Scotland On Sunday ^ | 08/23/2009 | Tom Peterkin
    KENNY MacAskill's political career was on the line last night after the head of the FBI said that his decision to free the Lockerbie bomber had "made a mockery" of justice. FBI director Robert Mueller wrote to MacAskill to tell him he had given "comfort to terrorists" around the world as opposition MSPs planned to force a vote of censure that could result in his departure as justice secretary. Mueller called the release of Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi "inexplicable and detrimental to justice" as international fury grew over MacAskill's decision to free the mass-murderer convicted of killing 270 people two decades...
  • Gaddafi plans party with Abdelbaset al-Megrahi as his trophy

    08/22/2009 7:37:24 PM PDT · by myknowledge · 14 replies · 822+ views
    The Guardian ^ | August 23, 2009 | Jamie Doward
    Prince Andrew is set to pull out of Libya visit for the anniversary of military coup, as claims grow louder that Westminster 'cut a business deal' with Tripoli over the release from a life prison sentence for the Lockerbie bomber on compassionate grounds. If Gordon Brown is hoping that the furore over Abdelbaset al-Megrahi's release will die down now that the only man convicted of bombing Pan Am Flight 103 is back in Libya, he will be disappointed. According to reports in the Arabic press, Megrahi will be at the centre of next month's celebrations to mark the 40th anniversary...
  • Lockerbie Bomber: Lord Mandelson Faces New Questions Over Libya Links (Trade for Oil, Gas)

    08/22/2009 1:45:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies · 817+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 22 Aug 2009 | Andrew Alderson, Patrick Hennessy and Colin Freeman
    Lord Mandelson faced fresh questions over his links to Libya last night following the decision to free the Lockerbie bomber.The Business Secretary denied that the Government had done a deal to free Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al Megrahi, who was convicted of the 1988 terrorist atrocity that claimed 270 lives. However, his claims were contradicted by Saif Gaddafi, the son of the Libyan leader, in a conversation with Megrahi as the pair flew home from Glasgow. In a transcript obtained by The Sunday Telegraph, Mr Gaddafi tells Megrahi: “You were on the table in all commercial, oil and gas agreements that...
  • Deal Or No Deal? Mandelson Denies Trade Move ( Oil for Lockerbie bomber )

    08/22/2009 11:39:48 AM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies · 820+ views
    Sky News ^ | August 22, 2009
    Lord Mandelson has dismissed claims that the release of Lockerbie bomber is linked to a trade deal - as the head of the FBI slams the Scottish government. The claim was made by Seif al Islam, the son of Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi, in a television interview filmed as Abdelbaset al Megrahi was flown home. "In all commercial contracts, for oil and gas with Britain, (Megrahi) was always on the negotiating table," he said. "All British interests were linked to the release of Abdelbaset al Megrahi." He said he had met Colonel Gaddafi twice in the past year, and on...