We are slowly finding out the truth about the "humanitarian release" of the Lockerbie bomber. At first we heard pious sounding twaddle about "Scottish humanitarian values." Then we heard that the prognosis of 3 months to live is highly dubious. Now it turns out that the doctor who made the assessment is not even a specialist in prostate cancer. Additionally, it was on the opinion of this one doctor that al Megrabi was released. The Daily Mail reports as follows.
It emerged that the doctor who advised that Abdel Baset Ali al-Megrahi had fewer than three months to live was not an expert in prostate cancer.
This advice was instrumental in persuading the Scottish government to release him on compassionate grounds, and allow him to return to Libya - where he received a hero's welcome.
Under Scottish law, the Justice Secretary can consider releasing people if they are thought to be fewer than three months from death.
But the official report on Mr Megrahi's health, which was released yesterday, said that no prostate cancer specialist 'would be willing to say' how long he had left to live.
Was the Scottish government simply being naive and careless? The Times of London, citing e-mails exchanged among government officials cites economic expedience rather than humanitarian motives for al Megrahi's release. The Times of London reports as follows.
"The British government decided it was “in the overwhelming interests of the United Kingdom” to make Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi, the Lockerbie bomber, eligible for return to Libya, leaked ministerial letters reveal.
Gordon Brown’s government made the decision after discussions between Libya and BP over a multi-million-pound oil exploration deal had hit difficulties. These were resolved soon afterwards."
The Times of London is not basing its assertions on flimsy hearsay. It cites in the following paragraphs an e mail by Justice Minister Jack Straw to his counterpart Kenny MacAskill of Scotland.
"On December 19, 2007, Straw wrote to MacAskill announcing that the UK government was abandoning its attempt to exclude Megrahi from the prisoner transfer agreement, citing the national interest.
In a letter leaked by a Whitehall source, he wrote: “I had previously accepted the importance of the al-Megrahi issue to Scotland and said I would try to get an exclusion for him on the face of the agreement. I have not been able to secure an explicit exclusion.
“The wider negotiations with the Libyans are reaching a critical stage and, in view of the overwhelming interests for the United Kingdom, I have agreed that in this instance the [prisoner transfer agreement] should be in the standard form and not mention any individual.”
Within six weeks of the government climbdown, Libya had ratified the BP deal. The prisoner transfer agreement was finalised in May this year, leading to Libya formally applying for Megrahi to be transferred to its custody."
What everyone suspected is now known to be true. The British government sold out the families of the Lockerbie bomber vicktims with cool premeditation. English law does not permit blood money to be paid to the families of murder victims. Islamic law permits a murderer to be freed when blood money has been paid. The British government has added its own cruel twist to the payment of blood money by quietly pocketing it and mouthing pious platitudes to the aggrieved families of Lockerbie's dead.
One of the few advantages of Britain's once proud democracy is that opposing political factions, aided by a free press can make dishonest and cowardly leaders answer for their actions. There are so many signs that Britain has become a vassal state, paralysed by multiculturalism and political correctness.
In examining the abjectly servile behavior of Britain, France, it bears an eerie resemblance to the deferential behavior of the colonies they once ruled. Life seems to have come full circle. The once great colonial powers are puppets on strings, selling out their people for crusts of bread that have been disdainfully brushed from the table by their new masters. Is this what we want? This is what we have come to. Sphere: Related Content