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From John Pilger ...
"No one in authority has had the guts to state the truth about the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 above the Scottish village of Lockerbie on 21 December 1988 in which 270 people were killed. The governments in England and Scotland in effect blackmailed Megrahi into dropping his appeal as a condition of his immediate release. Of course there were oil and arms deals under way with Libya; but had Megrahi proceeded with his appeal, some 600 pages of new and deliberately suppressed evidence would have set the seal on his innocence and given us more than a glimpse of how and why he was stitched up for the benefit of “strategic interests”.
“The endgame came down to damage limitation,” said the former CIA officer Robert Baer, who took part in the original investigation, “because the evidence amassed by [Megrahi’s] appeal is explosive and extremely damning to the system of justice.” New witnesses would show that it was impossible for Megrahi to have bought clothes that were found in the wreckage of the Pan Am aircraft – he was convicted on the word of a Maltese shopowner who claimed to have sold him the clothes, then gave a false description of him in 19 separate statements and even failed to recognise him in the courtroom."
Ah. A quick scan of what Paul Foot is all about shows him to be a journo who is hell bent of finding conspiracy in local and national government and big coorperations.
This guy doesn't go out to find facts, he sets out to find and fan the flames of conspiracies.
Anyone can do that if that is the angle they preffer. All they have to do is publish and article saying something contoversial and people like Butch will spread this theory as proven fact. The up-shot being that the Big Brother viewer mentality that is infecting our society, end up making the myth bigger than the reality!
Butch is right,there are doubts about when he was in Malta,the type of trigger etc. But these are conspitacies that would not have been substantiated in a court of appeal.
There was more than enough (real) evidence to convict him, whereas his fellow countryman was found not guilty. That looks like a fair trial in my book.
And as i said before.The reasons for his release are well known to all right minded people. It fitted in well with trade deals but he had to drop his appeal.
And the appeal was dropped purely because a man cannot be released if he still has an appeal pending. That is the law! So it was his choice to gamble on how long he lived, or go home.
Jesus Butch! When will you wake up and smell the coffee and stop falling for the conspiracy nuts. Some things are exactly as they seem and not a conspiracy.
Whatever next, a New World Order with David Icke as your talisman??
I just been watching the new's, and studying reports in the paper's.
Seems oil did play a large part in the release of Megrahi if the quotes made by jack Straw are anything to go by....despite the constant denials of our one eyed Scottish premier.
oh poor #$%$ butch (google), touched a nerve did i?....'I can discuss these things, and see through the #$%$'...all your discussions #$%$ are simply cut and pasted opinions of others you've got from google...#$%$.
Bolux Dog breath.
He was going to be freed on compassionate grounds but the law does not allow this to happen if the guilty part still has an appeal waiting to be heard. As he had limited time to live he had a choice to make.
1: Go ahead with the appeal and die in prison whilst waiting for the slow turn of the legal wheel.
2: Drop the appeal, which had no guarantee that it would be successfull, and get realesed on compassionate grounds.
He chose option 2. This fitted in nicely with the trade deals that would have been lost if we didn't give him back. It was a win win situation for both parties.
Never let the facts get in the way of a conspiracy Doggboy!!