Trunks 25 July 2010Posted by marisacat in 2012 Re Election, DC Politics, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, Lie Down Fall Down Dems, UK.
Chester Zoo’s new male Asian elephant calf, which is yet to be named, takes his first steps in the zoo’s outdoor elephant enclosure Picture: PA
Well… they say it’s a pic of the baby but, really, it’s a photo of trunks. Hard to miss that… It does look like his mother – or someone – is chucking his chin…
I think Lockerbie is heating up, not necessarily for BP (already so hate-able… ) but for the US administration…
At the time, in one instance, I read that the US ultimately agreed to the release and that “some” of the families in the US were consulted.
My own guess is that with the additional investigations over the years, carried out in Scotland, it is more and more possible that Megrahi was framed by US intel entities… and this move got him out of the UK on some illness dodge and, they all hoped, with not too many fingerprints showing….
The London Times claims to have a letter, indicating the US compliance with the ultimate disposition.
Barack Obama’s administration urged Edinburgh to base the release of Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi on compassionate grounds, it has emerged.
Newspapers had quoted a letter from Richard LeBaron, deputy head of the US Embassy in London, to Scottish first minister Alex Salmond.
It read: “If Scottish authorities come to the conclusion that Megrahi must be released from custody, the US position is that conditional release on compassionate grounds would be a far preferable alternative to prisoner transfer.”
Mr Salmond told Sky News this morning that the American government’s position was that they did not want Megrahi to be released – but preferred a compassionate release over a prisoner transfer deal.
“Presumably the reason that they were so opposed to the prisoner transfer agreement is on roughly the same grounds as the Scottish government had for opposing that agreement – because it was signed initially at the same time as an oil deal was being signed in the famous deal in the desert,” he said. snip
On to the next crisis!!