Obama: Get Lockerbie Bomber
US President Barack Obama reportedly said he wants the deportation of convicted Lockerbie Bomber Abdel Baset Ali al-Megrahi from Libya in return for supporting a new government there, should rebel forces win their revolution against Mohammar Gaddafi.
The statement came from Democrat Senator Robertt Menendez. Reports also state Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Attorney General Eric Holder, and FBI Director Robert Muller met on Wednesday to discuss bringing al-Megrahi and Gaddafi to justice.
In 1998, al-Megrahi was convicted of 270 counts of murder for masterminding the 1988 bombing of Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. He was released in 2009 on compassionate grounds after Sikora and other doctors said he had terminal prostate cancer and was only going to live for another 3 months.
The negotiated release turned into a slap in the face of the Obama admistration after it was revealed that Britain brokered al-Megrahi’s early release to ensure an oil contract between Libya and British Petrolium (BP) worth billions, and the terrorist in fact could live another 10 years.
The UK Mirror reports that al-Megrahi may be bunkered down with Libyan leader Mohammar Gaddafi as a weeks-long protest has errupted into a full-scale civil war in the country. The paper says Megrahi knows all the details of the Pan Am flight 103 bombing and can name who ordered the terrorist attack.