Thursday, February 24, 2011

The former Libyan Minister of Justice says that Gaddafi ordered the Lockerbie bombing

Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi personally ordered the Lockerbie bombing in 1988. That, at least, is what it claims his former justice minister, Mustafa Abdel Jalil, who says that Gaddafi was the one who gave the authorization to carry out the bombing of a Pan Am jet as it flew over the town of Lockerbie (Scotland ), 270 people, mostly American, were killed in the terrorist attack.

"It was he who gave the order to Megrahi," said the former minister, referring to Abdel Basset Al Megrahi, the Libyan terrorist convicted of the crime in 2001. Megrahi was pardoned and released by the Scottish Government at the request of Gaddafi in 2009. "I have proof that Gaddafi was the one who gave the order", stresses the politician, who played a major role in the process of releasing Al-Megrahi, made in 2009, when Scotland terrorist pardoned on medical grounds.

"They did everything possible to bring Megrahi back to Libya, Qaddafi feared for the prisoner were to disclose their participation in the matter." Megrahi was released for humanitarian reasons after only eight years after his doctors diagnosed prostate cancer and give him only three months.

However, Libya is still alive, more than 18 months after his triumphant return to Libya. Some U.S. politicians, angry with the release of the terrorist, accused the government of Edinburgh have bowed to pressure from the British oil giant BP, anxious to improve relations with Tripoli to sign lucrative contracts with Qaddafi.

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