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Wikileaks: Lockerbie Dead Sold Out For Weapons And Oil

by | 9th, December 2010

WIKILEAKS and Lockerbie : Three years ago and a lifetime away Anorak readers were asked the question:

“The name Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al Megrahi ring any bells?”

It soon did.  Anorak had foreseen the bomber’s release which came on August 20, 2009 and this is the last clear photograph taken of him as he boarded a Libyan jet at Glasgow airport.

The man remains Britain’s worst ever convicted mass murder and as a prostate cancer victim he will die with that tag around his metaphorical big toe. He did not die in the three months predicted before the release on compassionate grounds and there is no real sign of him turning up his toes in the Tripoli home provided for him by a grateful Libyan state leader

His daughter, right on cue, has today told the BBC the bomber is now in “a coma” and has no real knowledge of anyone around him.

There are those would breathe a sigh of relief at that news since when the Scottish Courts were set up to try him and another at Camp Zeist in Holland the belief was he may have been killed by assassins for what he could tell rather than the Lockerbie Bombing.

When the question was asked the convicted former Libyan intelligence agent was residing at HM Prison Greenock. A lovely spot high on a rolling hill with panoramic views over the River Clyde.

Anorak said:

“He was convicted, after a lengthy trial, for his part in the events leading to December 21, 1988, when Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie, Scotland, killing all 259 people on board as well as 11 on the ground. It was clear a bomb had caused the disaster but it took more than eleven years to bring anyone to trial.

“Time tends to fade memories a little, so it may help to point out the downing of Flight 103 is the biggest single act of mass murder in British history

“Bells ringing?”

Yesterday the Daily Mail ( and straight-faced too) carried a lead story based on a Wikileaks leak. This while on same day the Wikileaks founder was sitting in a British jail awaiting developments on analleged Swedish sex charge .
His site has exposed the fact that:

“The Lockerbie bomber was freed following ‘thuggish threats’ from Colonel Gaddafi, above, to take ‘harsh and immediate action’ against UK interests in Libya.”

The  Mail then went on say:

“The dictator ­threatened to cut Britain ‘off at the knees’ unless Abdelbaset Ali Al-Megrahi was sent home and offered a ‘parade of treats’ to the Scottish government.

“By releasing the bomber, Scottish leaders sparked fury among the relatives of the 270 killed in 1988 when a Pan Am plane was brought down over Lockerbie.”

The Daily Mail claims here these were “shock revelations contained in leaked diplomatic cables finally torpedo the claims of the UK’s then Labour government that commercial considerations played no role in the release of the man convicted of Britain’s worst terrorist atrocity.

The U.S. documents, show reveal Libyan officials ‘convinced UK embassy officers that the consequences if Megrahi were to die in prison… would be harsh, immediate and not easily remedied’.

Among the ‘specific threats’ were the ‘immediate cessation of all UK commercial activity in Libya, a diminishing or severing of political ties, and demonstrations against official UK facilities’.

Not really new news. Also three years ago Anorak said:

“The Glasgow Herald’s Chief Reporter Lucy Adams has today done a terrific round up of the whole affair.

Her conclusions? Well guess.

Arrived there yet? Oil and gas exploration and Bae weapon system sales have an awful lot to do

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