Malcolm Brinded, Royal Dutch Shell Executive director of Upstream International
By John Donovan
In view of current events, it is timely to consider the real motives of the UK government’s complicity in the release of the Lockerbie bomber – a development said to be “casting a long shadow over relations between Britain and United States, where senior figures in the Obama Administration have voiced dismay over the Governments failure to take a stand.”
The White House condemned the decision by Scottish authorities to release al-Megrahi as “outrageous and disgusting. A senior US official said: “The UK has been extraordinarily silent on this issue.
The compilation of articles accessible below provide the answer to why Blair, Brown, and Brinded, have sucked up to the Libyan dictator Muammar al-Gaddafi ultimately responsible for the Pan-Am 103 bombing and other terrorist atrocities. They include the murder of a British police constable Yvonne Fletcher shot outside the Libyan Embassy in London while policing an anti-Gaddafi demonstration. A burst of machine-gun fire from within the building was suspected of killing her, but Libyan diplomats asserted their diplomatic immunity and were repatriated. The incident led to the breaking off of diplomatic relations between the United Kingdom and Libya for over a decade. (paragraph includes extracts from Wikipedia article)
The motive for the current duplicity and hypocrisy is of course the same as for the invasion of Iraq: Oil and Gas.
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Extract: European governments including Britain’s are lobbying hard for business in Libya as it emerges from years of sanctions. Oil companies such as BP and Shell are among several British firms hoping to make big profits in the desert country.