BP to Start Drilling Off Libya – Coincidence?

Saturday, July 24, 2010

BP will begin drilling off the coast of Libya coast within a few weeks, the Financial Times reports Saturday, as controversy swirls over the oil giant’s connections to the north African nation, Scotland and the release of the convicted Pan Am flight 103 bombers, Abdelbaset Ali Mohmet al-Megrahi.

The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee is set to investigate whether BP played a role in the Scottish government’s decision last year to release the Lockerbie bomber from prison on compassionate grounds due to his alleged terminal cancer. Both BP and UK Prime Minister David Cameron strongly deny any connection.

Some U.S. lawmakers charge that the British-based oil giant, which has faced sharp criticism in the United States for its handling of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, lobbied for Megrahi’s release to make the acquisition of new oil leases easier.

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8 Responses to BP to Start Drilling Off Libya – Coincidence?

  1. feminazi says:

    I don’t believe this is a coincidence.

  2. Tim Waters says:

    I’m Shocked and appalled ! No I’m not, it’s exactly what you could expect from The Evil BP.
    Just confirms all our suspicions.

  3. bradfrmphnx says:

    They are denying it with a vengeance, but we all know the truth. This is no coincidence. Justice and ally, only go as far as the pocket book will allow.

  4. R.J. says:

    This is more than just a coincidence.

  5. Right. Like a giant corporation would put profit ahead of everything else. Betcha tomorrow you concoct a story of the discovery of a non-pedophile priest.

  6. fran says:


    Oil, money & politics all rolled into one.
    Big oil has played a major role preventing us from making true alternative energy transitions.

    Big oil is known to have killed mass transportation efforts.

    Killed the roll out of the electric car.

    Influenced government from requiring much more efficient miles-per-gallon standards.

    BP has one of the worst worker safety records in the US & was assessed the largest fine in US history.

    BP is breaking records…. worst safety, many deaths, biggest US environmental disaster.
    But will be ban them from doing business here?

    It’s all about profit.

    Drill baby drill
    Spill baby spill
    Kill baby kill

  7. fran says:

    Ooops! Meant to say

    But will WE ban them from doing business here?

  8. Pechanga says:

    I hope Sen. Schumer is successful and gets the facts on this matter.

    Personally, I am profoundly distrustful of BP and for that matter, the government of Britain. They may be our allies but at the end of the day, they don’t care about the victims of Flight 103 — they care about themselves.

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