British PM Cameron: “Lockerbie Bomber Should’ve Died in Jail”

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

British Prime Minister David Cameron, making his first official visit to Washington since taking office, said the decision to release the Lockerbie bomber ghoul, Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, was “profoundly misguided” and should’ve “died in jail,” but in true anglophile fashion, denied the beleaguered oil giant, BP, played a role in obtaining his release.

Cameron had previously said he was too busy to find time for talks with U.S. Senators pressing for a new investigation into the case but under public pressure, now says he will agree to meet with the American lawmakers.

The political firestorm over BP in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, sought to distance himself from the decision last year of the Scottish Government to allow al-Megrahi to return to Libya.

Cameron told NPR in Washington:

“I will say to the U.S. Senators that I agree that the decision to release al-Megrahi was wrong. I said it was wrong at the time. It was the Scottish Government that took that decision. I just happen to think it was profoundly misguided. He was convicted of the biggest mass murder and in my view he should have died in jail.”

But, Cameron wasted no time defending BP:

“But let’s be clear about who released al-Megrahi; it was a Government decision in the UK. It was the wrong decision. It was not the decision of BP, it was the decision of Scottish ministers.”

The majority of the 270 people who died on Pan Am flight 103 in 1988 happened to be Americans. I believe PM David Cameron wouldn’t be so quick to defend BP if the majority of the passengers on the Pan Am flight had been British.

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8 Responses to British PM Cameron: “Lockerbie Bomber Should’ve Died in Jail”

  1. TOM339 says:

    Our relationship with Britain is old and reliable.

    I have to wonder, if the investigation proves a quid pro quo arrangement between BP, the Scotland and Libya to obtain new oil leases for the oil giant, will David Cameron apologize to the American people for his remarks?

    Don’t hold your breath.

  2. retahyajyajav says:

    What the hell is it with politicians and BP?

    Are they afraid BP is sending in the oil police to kidnap their children and parents? Cameron needs to zip it and stop playing both sides against the middle.

  3. Charles Norrie says:

    Why should Cameron apologise to the US when the destruction of Pan Am 103 was provably an American crime?

  4. Arizona Leatherneck says:

    Charles Norrie – Do you know how to read?

    The issue is David Cameron’s defense of BP before we know for sure that a wink and a nod didn’t take place to secure al-Megrahi’s release and in exchange, BP would get Libyan oil leases.

    Personally, I wish David Cameron would just stay at Number 10. There’s no reason for him to even be in my country.

  5. Eric Equality Kuntz says:

    What’s shocking to me about this Cameron douchebag isn’t his defense of BP (he’s British, they’re British, what do you expect?) but, he initially refused to meet with members of the US senate investigating the BP/Libya connection and the release of al-Megrahi.

    I thought the US and UK were the most important allies to one another? What happened? BP?

  6. Joe in Colorado says:

    As I understand it, former Prime Minister Tony Blair visited Libya in late May 2007, a few weeks before he stepped down as prime minister to be replaced by Gordon Brown. It’s curious because there was never a good, working relationship between the UK and Libya and Blair, is said to quite close to Tony Hayward. If there is no smoking gun, then David Cameron should welcome the investigation. The findings should clear the air and allow the USA and UK to start anew. Unless there is something to hide? Then all bets are off.

  7. Walk on Socks says:

    If David Cameron had a moral center, he would’ve agreed to meet with the families who lost loved ones on Flight 103 and reassured them that he would agree to cooperate fully with the American investigation into the alleged quid pro quo between BP, Libya and the Scottish Justice ministers.

    But Cameron is the new Tony Hayward. An ugly reminder of the power of Big Oil and its influence on the political systems of the world’s most powerful nations.

  8. Stephan Iversonn says:

    As a result of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the economic repercussions for BP and the hundreds of thousands of retired British citizens is grave.

    BP’s stock is worth half what it was before April 20, so I am would not the least bit surprised to discover at the urging BP, the Scottish government released Abdelbaset al-Megrahi early on a humanitarian basis, if Libya moved BP to the head of the pack.

    International business — especially when oil is the business, is rife with corruption.

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