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Gaddafi Murders More Than He Killed At Lockerbie: Who Speaks For Them?

by | 21st, February 2011

COLONEL Gaddafi has ordered his own people to be murdered. The reports are of more than 300 dead. The world is outraged. But that number is not far off the 270 murdered in the Lockerbie bombing. Is the world still outraged by that? Are our political elite still demanding action on that?

On 21 December 1988, Pan Am flight 103 was blown up over Lockerbie, Scotland. Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi was head of security for Libyan Arab Airlines. In 2001, he was sentenced at a Scottish court sitting in a disused US air base, Camp Zeist, in the Netherlands.

Libya admitted responsibility and paid compensation to the victims. Al-Megrahi said he was innocent. But his appeal was never heard. He dropped it.

And after serving eight years in prison for mass murder he was released on compassionate grounds for his terminal prostate cancer. He is still alive. Scottish justice secretary Kenny MacAskill was the sap ordered before the camera to offer platitudes and reasons. MacAskill said al-Megrahi would face a “sentence imposed by a higher power” when he died. Cheap moral pap has replaced justice.

The deal makers stayed hidden. Whitehall was invisible. Then Foreign secretary David Miliband did pop to say that it was all nothing to do with him. The buck did not rest with Gordon Brown’s Government, rather it was the Scottish franchise of power that made the big decisions. Miliband boasted of his ignorance, lack of leadership and lack of foresight.

Justice has not been done.

As Hans Köchler, the UN’s trial observer wrote:

It would be childish to be satisfied with the conviction of just one person for a crime that clearly involved a large number of people. I find it very difficult to understand why there seems to be so little pressure from the British and American public on their governments to investigate the bombing properly.
The UK regularly talks of the need to pursue all terrorist atrocities. Yet how can the Government assure the public they really believe that, when they have virtually abandoned their investigation into the worst terrorist attack in the country’s history?

Now over 300 are dead in Libya’s second city, Benghazi. And the British should know the part they played.

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The Mail writes:

The worst unrest of Gaddafi’s 41-year rule comes seven years after Tony Blair’s controversial Deal in the Desert, when the Labour Prime Minister ushered Libya in from the cold in exchange for billions in British business deals.

Since sanctions were lifted in 2004, UK firms have sold sniper rifles, tear gas, wall-breaching projectile launchers and crowd control ammunition to a regime found guilty of ordering the Lockerbie bombing, Britain’s worst terrorist atrocity.

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