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 Obama Won’t Release ‘Lockerbie Letter’
 From the UK’s Guardian:

          Barack Obama faces rising pressure to publish Lockerbie bomber release
          Scottish officials say US memo giving grudging support to freeing Abdelbaset al-Megrahi
          undermines president’s criticisms

          Severin Carrell, Scotland correspondent
          Sunday 25 July 2010

          Barack Obama is under growing pressure to release a letter that reveals the US grudgingly
          supported freeing the Lockerbie bomber on compassionate grounds.

          The letter was sent to Scottish ministers by a senior diplomat at the US embassy in London
          last August, eight days before Abdelbaset al-Megrahi was released from prison because he
          was dying from inoperable prostate cancer.

          Obama’s administration has refused to allow publication of the letter, in which the US says
          allowing Megrahi to live at home in Scotland would be "far preferable" to sending him back
          to Libya under the prisoner transfer deal brokered by former prime minister Tony Blair in

          Although Megrahi was allowed to go home to die in Tripoli, Scottish officials believe this
          undermines Obama’s vigorous criticisms of the decision to free Megrahi earlier this month,
          when he said he was left "surprised, disappointed and angry" by the Libyan’s release. David
          Cameron said he and Obama were in "violent agreement" that freeing Megrahi was a bad

          The American ambassador to the UK, Louis Susman, said the US was examining whether its
          correspondence on the issue could be released, but he refused to be drawn on the reported memo.

          Senators in Washington are now pressing for the release of all correspondence between
          Obama’s administration and the Scottish government in their investigation into allegations
          that BP directly influenced the decision to release Megrahi to help its $800m oil deal with

 If any Senators are doing so, this is the first we have heard of it. And we suspect that they are not Democrat
 Senators. If anything, the Democrats are probably sorry they even brought up the BP connection to the
 Lockerbie release.

          The existence and content of the US embassy note was first disclosed by the Guardian last
          August, at the height of the controversy over Megrahi’s release, and its full text has now been

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          leaked to the Sunday Times.

 So if the ‘full text’ has been leaked, why does Mr. Obama need to release it? Does the Sunday Times need
 permission from WikiLeaks to publish it?

          In it, the deputy head of the US embassy in London, Frank LeBaron, said the US believed
          Megrahi should remain in Greenock jail because of the seriousness of his conviction for killing
          270 passengers and crew, and 11 Lockerbie townspeople, by bombing Pan Am flight 103 in 1988.

          But he added: "Nevertheless, if Scottish authorities [conclude] 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."

          LeBaron said releasing Megrahi but making him live in Scotland "would mitigate a number
          of strong concerns we have expressed with regards to Megrahi’s release."

          Scottish officials took that to mean that the US had only "half-hearted" opposition to
          Megrahi’s release: the embassy comes under the direct control of the US secretary of state,
          Hillary Clinton, who became the most vigorous critic of Megrahi’s release[.]

          Allowing Megrahi to live outside prison in Scotland was one of the options considered by
          MacAskill. Megrahi’s wife and sons had a family home paid for by the Libyan government
          in the prosperous Glasgow suburb of Newton Mearns. But that option was rejected after
          police advice that this would cause immense security and logistical problems, and cost
          £100,000 a week to protect him. The house would need a 24-hour armed guard, while
          Megrahi would need heavy security for his regular trips for medical treatment…

 Once again Mr. Obama displays his ‘golden touch’ with foreign diplomacy.

 Ultimately, we suspect Mr. Obama doesn’t want to release the letter because it would be a warning to future
 political contributors.

 After all, BP gave more money to Mr. Obama than to any other politician. And yet he would not help them
 swing this deal? What an ingrate.

 Nothing is more annoying than a politician who won’t stay bought.

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 This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Monday, July 26th, 2010 at 12:03 am. You can leave a response.

 9 Responses to “Obama Won’t Release ‘Lockerbie Letter’”

      1.         canary
           July 26, 2010 at 7:43 am

           FOX news said they only went by 1 doctor’s opinion that said he had 3 months to live. He certainly was
           not on his death bed.

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      2.         oki2
           July 26, 2010 at 8:46 am

           Now… did they REALLY say “grudging” and “grudgingly” or is that just the press trying to protect the
           great won?

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      3.         Rusty Shackleford
           July 26, 2010 at 11:04 am

           It is very noteworthy that the boy has resorted to his favorite tactic. He just won’t show anyone the
           letter. Or his transcripts, or his birth certificate, or anything.

           In “obama-lama-ding-dong-land” doing what the Kommisars used to do, which is “withhold everything
           and let the public prattle on” thereby hiding the truth…is the same as a lie. And, interestingly enough,
           the FOIA probably covers that letter and makes it mandatory that it be shown. The American People
           have every right to know and….it’s not classified…..and it’s in the best interest of the American People
           to reveal its contents.

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           That is, unless, you have something to hide and it will look “bad” for you, boy.

           But then, that’s what 90% of The People have now come to expect from you. Childish behavior and a
           whole lot of talk.

           We’re taking the nation back in November, boy.

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      4.         NoNeoCommies
           July 26, 2010 at 11:12 am

           You just don’t get it!
           If “The One” wanted you to see the letter, he would have published it on the front page of every Liberal
           newspaper in the country.
           Since he has decided that you don’t need to see it, you need to just move along.

           Don’t question the anointed one you silly prole.

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      5.         heykev
           July 26, 2010 at 11:17 am

           It’s a wonder that the NYT’s has not gotten a hold of this letter and published it along with our Dear
           Leader’s transcripts, birth certificate, passport, how he into those Universities, etc.

           But what am I thinking, they only publish treasonous materials that help our enemy’s.

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      6.         proreason
           July 26, 2010 at 11:41 am

           Don’t make the mistake of attibuting normal American motives to any detail in this travesty.

           It wouldn’t surprise me if personally Obamy instigated the release. After all, why should a good Muslim
           be punished for simply doing what good Muslims do.

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      7.         Right of the People
           July 26, 2010 at 2:36 pm

           BP has every right to be mad. Used to be in the good old days when you bought a politician the son-of-
           a-bitch stayed bought!

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      8.           Natural Born Citizen

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           July 29, 2010 at 3:22 pm

           There is more to this story since BO has close ties to Gadhafi. Right after al-Megrahi’s release BO’s
           administration gave 400K to charities run by Gadhafis son, and daughter? How convienient.

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      9.         Natural Born Citizen
           July 29, 2010 at 3:33 pm

           Apparently Gadhafi’s son was the one who brokered the release with BP also.

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