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Lies Gordon Brown Has Told Us!

For the past week, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has insisted there is no connection between release of the Lockerbie bomber and financial discussions between his nation and Libya. According to Brown the only consideration was humane, allowing an ill man to die at home. For some reason, Gordon Brown forgot to inform members of his Cabinet about the party line of compassion. Justice Secretary Jack Straw told the Daily Telegraph, that trade and an oil exploration deal between BP and Libya were factors in deciding whether to make Abdelbaset al Megrahi eligible for transfer to a prison back home.

Asked if trade was a factor in the release, Straw responded without any pretense of spouting the nonsense coming from the prime minister: “Yes, a very big part of that. I’m unapologetic about that… Libya was a rogue state . We wanted to bring it back into the fold. And yes, that included trade because trade is an essential part of it and subsequently there was the BP deal.”

The truth is refreshing when finally heard. Now, Gordon, what do you intend to say tomorrow about the compassion aspect of the deal?

Fairy Tales By Gordon Brown

First, we were told George Bush was a compassionate conservative, now we are told that Prime Minister Gordon Brown is a compassionate Socialist. He apparently devotes considerable energy to ensure that prisoners serving life sentences be according their human rights for compassion and mercy. Brown denies any role in the release of Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi from a Scottish prison where he was supposedly spending his time preparing to die. The prime minister did admit he sent word to the Libyan government that both foreign secretary David Miliband and himself did not wish to see Megrahi die in a Scottish prison.

The Scottish parliament apparently does not agree with the government’s explanation since they voted 73 to 50 against a proposal to accept the lame excuses of Scotland’s government. Isn’t it about time, the people of Great Britain and the United States who lost loved ones in the disaster received an honest accounting of how a mass murderer is free?

Unanswered Questions On Libya Deal!

A mystery still remains concerning the extraordinary “compassion” shown by the Scottish government in releasing a mass murderer who was dying of cancer. Justice Secretary Jack Straw wrote letters to his counterpart in Scotland, Kenny MacAskill, which emphasized that it was in the UK’s “overwhelming interests” not to exclude Abdelbaset al-Megrahi from any prisoner exchange program. Two years ago during discussions between the UK and Libya over oil, Straw noted that “wider negotiations are reaching a critical stage” and the name of the Lockerbie bomber entered discussions between the UK and Scotland.

The United Kingdom needs a thorough investigation into this matter. Was oil the driving point in securing the release of this two bit muderer or was concern about “compassion” for a dying man the reason? Of course, it would be interesting to uncover how many murderers over the past decade were released from a lifetime sentence due to “compassion” on the part of the government. There is something smelly in the ancient kingdom of Scotland.

Gordon Brown Once Again Strikes Out!

Release by Scottish officials of Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, the notorious Lockerbie bomber, adds one more problem to the enormous plate of issues Prime Minister Gordon Brown must deal with in order to restore his popularity. He told a media conference in no uncertain terms, “I was both angry and repulsed by the reception that a convicted bomber guilty of huge terrorist crime received on his return to Libya.” He insisted the decision to release was entirely the responsibility of Scottish officials. His comments came after days of angry comments by Conservative opponents for his silence on the release.

Behind the scene disputes continue as Scottish officials are preparing to release documents from the Brown government to them regarding a proposed prisoner release agreement between Libya and the UK government. Frankly, no one knows at this time if there was a connection between the release of the mass murderer and some Libyan action for his return.

Regardless of how this plays out, it is still another strikeout at the plate of public opinion for Gordon Brown.