Sunday, July 18, 2010

Libya, Lockerbie Bomber, Blair & BP

The British Foreign Minister wrote to American officials:

"There is no evidence that corroborates in any way the allegations of BP involvement in the Scottish executive's decision to release Megrahi on compassionate grounds in 2009, nor any suggestion that the Scottish executive decided to release Megrahi in order to facilitate oil deals for BP."
Contrast the British word parsing with the statement by Colonel Muammar Gadhafi's son, the night of the Bomber's return to Libya:

"It is to be said for the first time, you (Megrahi) were present on the table in all commercial, oil and gas agreements that we supervised in that period.

You were
on the table in all British interests when it came to Libya, and I personally supervised this matter."

BP CEO Tony Hayward signed the Libyan deal in 2007, as Prime Minister Tony Blair looked on.

I can take Mr. Gadhafi at his word, especially since he avoided confrontation with Israel this week.

Will the younger Gadhafi testify before the Senate? How about fellow Senator John McCain? What did McCain learn at the Gadhafi ranch, the week before the bomber's release? Influence peddlers will insure none of this will surface.

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