Skip to content


Obama: Get Lockerbie Bomber

Abdul Baset al Megrahi (L) freed in 2009

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.

Be Sociable, Share!

Posted in Middle East, The New Cold War, War On Terror.

Tagged with , , , .


3 Responses

Stay in touch with the conversation, subscribe to the RSS feed for comments on this post.

  1. Frankly says

    The US government, along with the UK government, proposed the UN Security Council resolutions that set up the Lockerbie trial at Camp Zeist. Both governments thereby
    undertook internationally binding obligations to comply with the legal processes thus set in motion.

    The USA cannot lawfully renounce those obligations either unilaterally or in conjunction with whatever new government it chooses to recognize in Libya. To have Abdelbaset Megrahi lawfully handed over to the USA would require a further UN Security Council resolution. The USA, as a permanent member of the Security Council could, of course, propose such a resolution. But would the other members support it? The USA could
    also, naturally, simply ignore international legality (as it did, with the UK’s supine support, in launching the invasion of Iraq) and seize Megrahi by force (with or without the
    connivance of a new Libyan regime).

  2. Frankly says

    The US government, along with the UK government, proposed the UN Security Council resolutions that set up the Lockerbie trial at Camp Zeist. Both governments thereby undertook internationally binding obligations to comply with the legal processes thus set in motion. The USA cannot lawfully renounce those obligations either unilaterally or in
    conjunction with whatever new government it chooses to recognize in Libya.

    To have Abdelbaset Megrahi lawfully handed over to the USA would require a further UN Security Council resolution. The USA, as a permanent member of the Security Council, could, of course, propose such a resolution. But would the other members support it? The USA could also, naturally, simply ignore international legality (as it did, with the UK’s supine support, in launching the invasion of Iraq) and seize Megrahi by force (with or without the connivance of a new Libyan regime).

  3. Aryan says

    And let them jail the scumbags who are helping that insane camel-jockey Gaddafi in his quest to regain eastern Libya as well.

    See: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8rBb1yMYhA&playnext=1&list=PL6A1E5B11D197D776

You must be logged in to post a comment.



Seo Package Quote