Saturday, August 22, 2009
Follow the Money (Yawn)
The western world is in an uproar over the fact that Scotland released Abdel Baset al Megrahi of Libya, the one man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing which claimed 270 lives. His cover story was that he had terminal cancer and wanted to return to his homeland to die. Reality Check: he showed no compassion at all to the victims of that ill-fated Pan American flight, and now he received a hero's welcome. Incidentally, commercial contracts with the oil-rich North African state were riding on his release. FBI director Robert Mueller, who as a US Justice Department lawyer led the investigation into the 1988 bombing, said the decision to release Megrahi made a "mockery of justice".