Theodore's World: 'Dying' Lockerbie Terrorist Abdel Baset al-Megrahi May Live 10 Years

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July 12, 2010

'Dying' Lockerbie Terrorist Abdel Baset al-Megrahi May Live 10 Years


A doctor who said the man convicted of the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 had only three months to live now says the Libyan could survive another 10 years, London's Sunday Times reported.

Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, who was convicted of 270 counts of murder for being behind the 1988 bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland, was released on compassionate grounds in 2009, after doctors said he only had a few months to live.


Hmmmmmmm check this out the connection to BP oil : ~ Wild Thing

Lockerbie bomber 'set free for oil'

London Sunday Times

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 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.

Downing Street had also said Megrahi would not be included under the agreement.

Straw then switched his position as Libya used its deal with BP as a bargaining chip to insist the Lockerbie bomber was included.

The exploration deal for oil and gas, potentially worth up to £15 billion, was announced in May 2007. Six months later the agreement was still waiting to be ratified.


Wild Thing's comment.......

The scam to get this terrorist out of the slammer worked.

.... Thank you Jim for sending this to me.

Posted by Wild Thing at July 12, 2010 03:49 AM


Another small victory for islam. The West has grown way too soft over the decades since WWII.

America has enough oil/gas to lose it's dependence on foreign supplies. We have enough for ourselves and our allies. If we would just drill. Then we could become completely detached from the Middle and use them as a bombing range anytime there is a terrorist attack.

Posted by: TomR,armed in Texas at July 12, 2010 11:33 AM

All this means is they can go on in business for a long time. whether or not they stop the leak/gusher. And once they pull out of the Gulf there won't be thing one obama can do about it.

In a way this is Justice and then there is the oil to clean up and stop the leak. Hopefully they will stop the oil and take care of the damage, this mess is going to last a long time.

Posted by: Mark at July 12, 2010 03:37 PM