Lockerbie bomber released to help British oil deal: Report
Barry Artiste Op/Ed
We now find the real reason for the Lockerbie Terrorist release,it was because the UK government needed some oil. Oh well that's different! I am sure the vicitims, must be overjoyed to now know the the price of human life is in direct relation to the price of oil. Certainly makes sense to me, Oh Well Carry on, as you were.
LONDON — The British government allowed the Lockerbie bomber to be covered by a prisoner transfer agreement with Libya because that was in the “overwhelming interests of the United Kingdom” as a major oil deal was being negotiated, a newspaper reported Sunday.
The Sunday Times, citing leaked correspondence between Justice Secretary Jack Straw and his Scottish counterpart Kenny MacAskill, said the decision was made as “wider negotiations” with the government of Libya continued.
Abdel Baset al-Megrahi’s request to serve out his life sentence in Libya was later denied by MacAskill, but he released the Libyan on compassionate grounds because he is terminally ill. Al-Megrahi returned to Libya earlier this month.