Photo: Al Megrahi’s hero’s welcome back in Libya following his transfer (The Guardian)
Pan Am Flight 103 was Pan American World Airways‘ third daily scheduled transatlantic flight from London Heathrow Airport to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. On Wednesday 21 December 1988, the aircraft flying this route—a Boeing 747-121 named Clipper Maid of the Seas—was bombed killing all 243 passengers and 16 crew members. Eleven people in Lockerbie, southern Scotland,
were killed as large sections of the plane fell in and around the town,
bringing total fatalities to 270. As a result, the event has been named
by the media as the Lockerbie Bombing.
The Lockerbie Muslim bomber Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, a Libyan intelligence officer and the head of security for Libyan Arab Airlines (LAA), was convicted of the murder of 270 people. Last September, he was released ……….. to cheers and crowds and open arms of Libyan President Qadafi. Heinous.
Back in September 2009, when the jihadi mass murderer, Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, was released when he should have been executed, I called for Obama’s impeachment, knowing full well that the Obama administration had to have known, had to have signed off on it, had to have approved it. At the time, the Obama spin was that Megrahi’s release blindsided Washington, and that it was appalled by the decision.
LIE. This is another terrible betrayal and crime against the American people by the Post-American president.
Today, the Australian reported that the Obama administration secretly advised Scottish ministers that it would be “far preferable” to free the Lockerbie bomber than to jail him in Libya. More of Obama’s transparency.
Correspondence obtained by The Sunday Times reveals the Obama
administration considered compassionate release more palatable than locking up Abdel Baset al-Megrahi in a Libyan prison.
He knew. He didn’t stop it. This would never happen under Bush.
Obama bold-faced lied. Where are our leaders calling for a special investigation into this? Where are the good and the decent and honorable elected officials who took an oath to protect and defend the American people? Who is watching out for the people? Americans were murdered in one of the most notorious Islamic attacks on America and the West, and Obama is compassionate to the jihadi?
Embrace: Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, (right), who was found guilty of the
1988 Lockerbie bombing, is greeted by Libyan leader Gaddafi in Tripoli (photo here)
Here is Obama would be seeking to prosecute CIA agents
for keeping this country safe after the the most heinous attack on
American soil in US history. It is breathtaking that Obama weeps immoral
tears at the mass murderers that planned the invasion and takeover of the USA on 911. Now, 8 twisted years later, Obama will begin criminal
proceedings to jail great patriotic Americans who worked to stop the
next wave of 911 attacks on the greatest nation. Obama will appoint a special prosecutor; Holder, his chinless hatchet man, is on it.
does it say about your President that he signed off on the release of a
Muslim terrorist who took down Pan Am flight 103, killing 270 people,
while at the same time going after CIA agents protecting this nation?
Here is what John Bolton said back in September:
Given this history, America obviously had a profound and continuing stake in
Megrahi’s status, after the conviction as well as before. Indeed, because of the
Clinton concessions allowing for Scottish jurisdiction, the US victims’ families
were assured at that time that Megrahi would serve his sentence in Scottish
jails — not in a specially created “UN prison,” as some proposed, and certainly
not in Libya.
Now Megrahi’s commutation from any incarceration makes a mockery of
all these supposedly good-faith arrangements.
It is simply inconceivable that Britain and Scotland would free Megrahi if
President Obama had clearly and forcefully articulated his opposition.
Here, the White House’s public explanation has been inconsistent. First,
spokesmen quickly asserted that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had worked
for “weeks and months” to avert Megrahi’s release, and that Attorney General
Eric Holder heard about clemency for Megrahi as early as June. Some contend that
Obama’s national-security transition team was briefed well before the
Yet now the administration spin is that Megrahi’s release blindsided
Washington, and that it is appalled by the decision.
Find out why this is completely unsurprising in The Post-American Presidency. “White House backed release of Lockerbie bomber Abdel Baset al-Megrahi,” by Jason Allardyce and Tony Allen-Mills in The Australian, July 26 (thanks to all who sent this in):
THE US government secretly advised Scottish ministers it
would be “far preferable” to free the Lockerbie bomber than jail him in
Correspondence obtained by The Sunday Times reveals the Obama
administration considered compassionate release more palatable than
locking up Abdel Baset al-Megrahi in a Libyan prison.
What about compassion for the 270 people al-Megrahi murdered in the name of Islamic jihad?
The intervention, which has angered US relatives of those
who died in the attack, was made by Richard LeBaron, deputy head of the
US embassy in London, a week before Megrahi was freed in August last
year on grounds that he had terminal cancer.
The document, acquired by a well-placed US source, threatens
to undermine US President Barack Obama’s claim last week that all
Americans were “surprised, disappointed and angry” to learn of Megrahi’s
Scottish ministers viewed the level of US resistance to compassionate release as “half-hearted” and a sign it would be accepted.
The US has tried to keep the letter secret, refusing to give
permission to the Scottish authorities to publish it on the grounds it
would prevent future “frank and open communications” with other
In the letter, sent on August 12 last year to Scottish First Minister
Alex Salmond and justice officials, Mr LeBaron wrote that the US wanted
Megrahi to remain imprisoned in view of the nature of the crime.
The note added: “Nevertheless, if Scottish authorities come to the
conclusion that Megrahi must be released from Scottish custody, the US
position is that conditional release on compassionate grounds would be a
far preferable alternative to prisoner transfer, which we strongly
The Scottish first minister has called on the UK and US
governments to publish all of their documents relating to the release of the
The Sunday Times claimed to have seen a letter from the US administration to
the Scottish government before the release of Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi.
It said the US government did not want Megrahi released from prison.
But it said a compassionate release would “preferable” to transferring
Megrahi to a jail in Libya.
Alex Salmond said the documents would “vindicate” the Scottish
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