The forgetting Lockerbie game
US seeks review of Lockerbie bomber's release
The Obama administration has asked the governments of Scotland and Britain to review the decision last summer to release the Libyan convicted in the Lockerbie airliner bombing.
Do we all have the memory of goldfish? Al-Magrahee was convicted on an unreliable identification by a Maltese shopkeeper and a Libyan CIA informer. He was said to have planted the Pan Am bomb in a suitcase on a flight from Malta to Frankfurt, which went on to London and exploded as it flew over Lockerbie. After a decade of sanctions Ghaddafi handed Al-Magrahee over and he was convicted largely on the hearsay of discredited witnesses and was sentenced to life imprisonment. Which is where he would stay until his conviction was effectively overturned in his second appeal because the conviction was considered a miscarriage of justice.
Al-Magrahee was released under the pretext of illness to avoid further scrutiny of what really happened at Lockerbie, having America throw their toys and link it to BP trying to cut an oil deals with Libya misses the fact that the dodgy CIA manufactured evidence that convicted Al-Magrahee was rejected on appeal!