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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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 – 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 ^ | 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...