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Alex Salmond calls for release of Lockerbie files

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posted on Jul, 25 2010 @ 11:33 AM
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Alex Salmond calls for release of Lockerbie files


www.bbc.co.uk

The Scottish first minister has called on the UK and US governments to publish all of their documents relating to the release of the Lockerbie bomber.

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 government.

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posted on Jul, 25 2010 @ 11:33 AM
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Vindicate the Scottish government? I don't think so. Megrahi had put in an appeal against his convinction. An appeal that was extremely likely to win.

He reached a deal with the powers that be (whoever they are in this case) that he would drop the appeal (and the subsequent embarrassment that it would cause). He was jailed on the basis of a child's cardigan bought in Spain!!!! The other man arrested with him had to be released after waiting 12 years for a trial in detention.

We know the scene. Guilford four, Birmingham six. (all innocent) If a crime is high profile enough they will alway 'get' someone - anyone as it happens...and to hang with justice.

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posted on Jul, 25 2010 @ 12:37 PM
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What I find interesting is the power game being played. On one side, the Obama administration appears to be clutching at straws what with their recent posturing over BP and their role in the Gulf oil disaster. Then you have Afghanistan and when are the troops really coming home? Now the administration's sights are set on the Libya issue. This is small fry in comparison to other political problems and you have to ask yourself why? The global power axis is shifting firmly eastwards and to take a cynical view, one might think America is looking to loosen its ties with Europe and further their political and economical relationship with the east.



 
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