Britain feared Libya would take “harsh and immediate action” against it if the Lockerbie bomber died in jail, the cables published by WikiLeaks have revealed. So, good little whore that he was, Gordon Brown spit on the souls of 270 innocent victims for some oil contracts.
Obama didn’t even try to intervene to stop the release of the man that murdered over 100 Americans on that plane. But why would he? After all, getting one of his Muslim brothers out of jail was worth it.
SKY NEWS–The latest documents claim Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi made “thuggish” threats to halt all UK trade deals and harass embassy staff if Abdelbaset al Megrahi was not freed.
The cables also suggest Tripoli offered the Scottish government a “parade of treats” to let the convicted mass killer go – although the incentives were refused.
In January 2009, the US ambassador to Libya confirmed in a memo that “dire” reprisals had been threatened against the UK should al Megrahi die in prison. Gene Cretz wrote that UK embassy officers had been convinced the consequences “would be harsh, immediate and not easily remidied”.
He added: “Specific threats have included the immediate cessation of all UK commercial activity in Libya, a diminishment or severing of political ties and demonstrations against official UK facilities.”
Suffering from terminal prostate cancer, al-Megrahi was released on compassionate grounds by the Scottish government in August 2009.
But the move provoked anger in the US amid rumours it was linked to lucrative British oil deals with Libya. (But not with Obama)
That fury deepened when al Megrahi received a hero’s welcome on his return to the country. He is still alive more than a year later. Sky News’ US correspondent Robert Nisbet said the revelations will “fuel further anger”. He added: “This reawakens a story that will not die down.
“There are a lot of relatives of people who died on that Pan Am flight who still believe the truth hasn’t come out and believe that al Megrahi’s release was a big mistake.”