Friday, August 21, 2009


There's something under the header.
(If you believe in psych tests.)
The Libyan government has played down claims Megrahi would return to Tripoli a hero.
Col. Gaddafi turned Libya into a haven for anti-Western radicals. Any group, no matter how bloodstained or discredited, could receive his guns and cash, provided it claimed to be fighting "imperialism". Thus Idi Amin, the Ugandan despot who believed in nothing save self-enrichment and murder, was a particular favourite. When Amin faced a war which eventually overthrew him in 1979, Col. Gaddafi tried to save his friend by sending Libyan troops to fight in Uganda. A host of murderous leaders were sponsored by Col Gaddafi, notably Charles Taylor, the Liberian despot, and Foday Sankoh, the psychotic commander of the rebels who laid waste to Sierra Leone. Col Gaddafi also served as paymaster and arms dealer to the IRA, while helping out a host of extremists on the fringe of the Palestine Liberation Organisation. All this made him a crucial enemy of the West, causing President Ronald Reagan to label him a "mad dog" and order American bombers to strike Tripoli in 1986. Two years later, Pan Am flight 103 was destroyed above Lockerbie. Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi, a Libyan intelligence agent, was later convicted for planting the bomb on the Boeing 747, while Col Gaddafi's regime formally accepted responsibility for this attack and paid compensation to the families of those who died.
In 1988, Pan Am flight 103 was destroyed above Lockerbie, Scotland.
Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi, a so-called Libyan "intelligence agent", was later convicted of planting the bomb on the Boeing 747.
Col . Gaddafi's regime formally accepted responsibility for this attack and paid compensation to the families of those who died.
This morning, the terrorist intelligent agent was released by the Scottish government in the form of Kenny MacAskill, the Scottish Justice Minister.
I do not accept releasing a terrorist murderer because he has cancer or any other disease.
I accept releasing him if it is proven he was not involved.
Reacting to the decision, US president Barack Obama said: "We have been in contact with the Scottish Government, indicating that we objected to this and we thought it was a mistake." He said they had also contacted the Libyan government to ask that Megrahi not be "welcomed back" but instead placed under house arrest.
Uh, maybe BO should have sent Hillary to Libya? Seems his bowing and scraping didn't do any good. It also proves that we're not loved in Libya.


Buck said...

(If you believe in psych tests.)

Well... I like the fun ones, of the mindless drivel sort. Two disclaimer screens were enough to dis-incent me to proceed, tho.

re: al-Megrahi. I'm thinking greetings from either the USAF or the USN (either an F-15 or an F/A-18) in the form of a couple of Sidewinders or AMRAAMs into the Libyan airliner carrying him home would have been appropriate and fitting. But then I suppose there's the crew of the plane to worry about...

Catmoves said...

I agree Buck. Didn't have all that folderol when I saw the original test page. Try this link:
if you want to play with them.
The only thing I can surmise about al-Megrahi is that Scotland (with perhaps private consultations with the US and England) decided it would be better to send the murderer home to die rather than have him die in jail a a martyr.