BP is Evil: Lockerbie Bomber Released After BP Lobbied Scottish Government

When I first read the story about the release of the Lockerbie Bomber from prison in Scotland my instinct was that there was something fishy going on. For those of you too young to remember, in 1988 Abdelbaset al Megrahi, a Libyan born jihadi fuck-knuckle placed a bomb on Pan Am flight 103.  He killed 270 people, a majority of which were American. The flight left from London’s Heathrow airport, however the wreckage of the plane ended up falling on the town of Lockerbie Scotland.

After an extensive investigation, in 2001 Megrahi was convicted of the murder of the passengers and crew of Pan Am Flight 103, as well as the 11 people in Lockerbie Scotland who died as a result of a fucking PLANE crashing into their town. He received a 27 year sentence, which ain’t much considering that breaks down to about 40 days for each person he was responsible for murdering. But the story doesn’t end there.

In July of 2009 Migrahi was granted “compassionate release” after a doctor testified that he had absolutely no more than three months to live due to terminal prostate cancer. Don’t ask me how that makes sense, I think someone who murdered 270 people deserves to die slowly and painfully in jail, however mysteriously his release was granted. Add some insult to injury, not only did Migrahi NOT die of prostate cancer in 3 months, but he is STILL ALIVE, and enjoying life as a free man in Libya.

So why am I writing this article? Yes, it’s a tragic tale, and no, I didn’t know anyone personally that was killed in Pan Am Flight 103. I’m writing this article because just yesterday major news agencies started reporting that BP-Fucking-Oil lobbied the Scottish government to release Migrahi so they could seal a multi-million dollar oil deal with Libya. FUCK.

Now the Times is reporting that the case wasn’t as clear cut as that. Apparently the oil deal between BP and Libya hit a rough patch, and while BP claims they didn’t exactly lobby to get Megrahi released, they expressed concerns that it was in the “UK’s overwhelming interest” to make Megrahi eligible for return to Libya in order to seal the oil deal. Leaked memos and letters stand as undeniable proof that the release of Megrahi and the success of the BP oil deal were intrinsically linked.

So what the fuck? Given it’s not like BP has the power to have prisoners released at will. Instead what you have is a whole broke-dick system acting in collusion to set a convicted mass murderer free in exchange for…profit. If that’s not blood for oil, I don’t know what is.

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~ by K. Ritcheson on July 21, 2010.

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