Filed under: Democrat Corruption, Freedom, Islam, Middle East, Politics, Terrorism | Tags: Egypt, Islamic Anger, Libya
Pat Condell, British comedian and political commentator is not one to be put off by excessive politenesse. He’s inclined to speak his mind, and it’s always refreshing to get a little clarity, or one might say political sanity.
Filed under: Democrat Corruption, Terrorism, United Kingdom | Tags: Libya, Lockerbie Bomber, oil
The “terminally ill” Lockerbie bomber, who had only three months to live, is living the good life six months late in Libya. Abdel Basset al-Megrahi was granted his release on August 20, last year on humanitarian terms as he was a dying man, and had served eight years of his 27 year sentence. According to the Telegraph:
Megrahi is now living in a spacious two-story villa with his wife and their five grown-up children in a prosperous suburb of Tripoli. …
The Megrahis, who are part of a prominent tribe, are well off and it is understood that his family was paid substantial compensation by the Libyan Government after he was jailed for life.
President Obama was outraged by the decision of the Scottish government, and loudly condemned the action. Some prominent Democrats called for Senate hearings. There were suggestions that the Scottish government may have released the Lockerbie bomber because of a desire to improve commercial ties between Britain and Libya.
Scottish Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill received much of the blame. CNN reported:
He had talked to families of British and U.S. victims, US. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, British authorities, Libyan officials, and al Megrahi himself, declassified Scottish government records show.
No hearings, no inquiries, Senate unanimously voted condemnation and moved on. 270 people (189 Americans) still dead. Old news.