This Guest Post is from Jay Goode at North Texas Conservative:
British Petroleum (BP) needed a deal with Libya to recover oil and gas.
Scottish officials announced that they would release Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi, the Lockerbie bomber, for compassionate reasons. Al-Megrahi reportedly has terminal cancer. OUTRAGEOUS!
The so-called Lockerbie Bomber killed more than 200 innocent people. He did not deserve compassionate release. But the Bloody British needed oil and British Petroleum needed a deal.
Al-Megrahi returned home. He was welcomed home like a hero. He served just 11 days of a life-time sentence for killing each victim!
British Petroleum got their deal. BP’s gasoline will flood into American service stations. Consumers will buy it, and everybody is happy. Right? WRONG!
Less than a week after the release, the Times of London released it’s bombshell on Sunday.
“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.”
In their best interest? That is an outrage!
“Gordon Brown’s government made the de-cision after discussions between Libya and BP over a multi-million-pound oil ex-ploration 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 Times reported
Then the Times concluded:
“The correspondence makes it plain that the key decision to include Megrahi in a deal with Libya to allow prisoners to return home was, in fact, taken in London for British national interests.”
No one included the families of the 200 victims in the negotiations.
Then the British news service Reuters jumped in. LINK
This is a crisis for Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s government. Fox News analyst called it Brown’s Watergate.
Did the British consult with the Obama Regime about the deal? The British and Obama’s press secretary Robert Gibbs denied they talked about it. However, some people don’t believe it. Check this YouTube replay of the Morning Joe news program.
No one is believing that Obama didn’t know that the British would release the Lockerbie bomber.
No one believes that the British released the Lockerbie Bomber for compassionate reasons either!