Obama White House preferred Release of Lockerbie Bomber

So now it is coming out. The Obama White House gave the unofficial go ahead to the Scottish Government to release the thug terrorist responsible for the brutal murder of Americans over Lockerbie Scotland.  Remember last week Obama said, “that all Americans were “surprised, disappointed and angry” to learn of Megrahi’s release.   Well it turns out Obama was not really surprised disappointed or angry.  In fact the Obama White House “ secretly advised Scottish ministers it would be “far preferable” to free the Lockerbie bomber than jail him in Libya.” The Obama White House has fought tenaciously to keep the diplomatic letter that gave the U.S. position on this matter between the U.S.  and Scottish Ministers a secret.  This  is no surprise.  The letter demonstrates that Obama’s so called shock and surprise was an acting job worthy of an Academy Award nomination.   The letter was sent by Richard LeBaron, deputy head of the US embassy in London to Scottish Ministers.  “In the letter, sent on August 12 last year to Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond and justice officials, Mr LeBaron wrote that the US wanted Megrahi to remain imprisoned in view of the nature of the crime. The note added: “Nevertheless, if Scottish authorities come to the conclusion that Megrahi must be released from Scottish custody, the US position is that conditional release on compassionate grounds would be a far preferable alternative to prisoner transfer, which we strongly oppose.” In diplomatese this letter says that if you let the guy go we won’t make a stink about it.  In fact this is the Message the Scottish Ministers got.  Again, “Scottish ministers viewed the level of US resistance to compassionate release as “half-hearted” and a sign it would be accepted.” Remember, last August, Obama was still in apology mode and thought that being “compassionate” to murderous thugs would make them like us. Any righteous American would have communicated to the Scots that in no way would any release be acceptable.  Obama  should have stated that any release would involve consequences.  Instead in his typical limp wristed approach to foreign policy, Obama gave the tacit go ahead to the release of a murderous thug bent on the destruction of America and the killing of Americans.  One has to really feel for the relatives of the victims of the Lockerbie Bombing.  Once again Obama has betrayed decent Americans.  Abdel Baset al-Megrahi is free in Libya and is treated like a hero.  The victims of Abdel Baset al-Megrahi are cold in their graves.  Thank You Barack HUSSEIN Obama. Article on Lockerbie Bomber:  http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/white-house-backed-release-of-lockerbie-bomber-abdel-baset-al-megrahi/story-e6frg6so-1225896741041

5 thoughts on “Obama White House preferred Release of Lockerbie Bomber”

  1. I am not one to defend this administration, but in the interest of truth and fairness;

    “Nevertheless, if Scottish authorities come to the conclusion that Megrahi must be released from Scottish custody, the US position is that conditional release on compassionate grounds would be a far preferable alternative to prisoner transfer, which we strongly oppose.”

    Key word; if. “…if Scottish authorities…”

    The Obama position- ‘compassionate release’- advocated that if Megrahi were to be released, he would remain in the UK, not be returned to Libya.

  2. Rick actually the U.S. position was that compassionate release was preferred to jailing in Libya (Yeah like that was going to happen) The U.S. diplomats officially stated that release in Scotland would have been preferred to release in Libya. The problem with any Scottish placement would have been the huge costs of protecting this thug.

    The U.S. was certainly aware of this. I am sure that the U.S. was also aware of the Libyan oil leases being offered to BP at the same time.
    Obama made no effort to stop this. The full weight of the U.S. Government was not brought to bear. Obama then said he was “shocked”. This was certainly a lie.

  3. Yeah, that’s true, but the documents still say ‘if.’

    If I were President, I’d tell ‘Scotland’ (not actually a sovereign nation but a suzerainty of GB) to never ask us for anything, ever. Period.

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