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Ah Shud Up

Date: 01 August, 2010

By: Chief

Imageery recently (mid July of this year) it seemed as though our entire country had gone berserk. Indeed, the:

were all caterwauling over the fact that Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi, the convicted bomber of Pan Am flight 103 (the Lockerbie bombing), which occurred 21 December, 1988, was being freed from a Scottish prison on "compassionate grounds," quoting the BBC. This is because al-Megrahi has, purportedly, terminal prostate cancer and had 3 months or less to live. It must be noted that al-Megrahi was convicted of 270 counts of murder while his purported cohort, Lamin Khalifah Fhimah, was found not guilty. By the way — al-Megrahi is still very much alive.

What absolutely fascinates me about this whole uproar is the mere fact al-Megrahi was released from prison and flown home to Libya — 20 August, 2009. Nearly one year ago. A little late to start bitching — don't you think? My thoughts exactly.

A dirty little secret

I truly suspect the reason for the late crying session is simply our very own U.S. government:

Now we factually know that "Richard LeBaron [, . . .] Chargé d'Affaires ad interim at the United States Embassy in London from February 6, 2009 until the arrival of Ambassador Louis Susman in mid-August 2009" (quoting the U.S. Embassy web site) forwarded a:

"[C]ommunication from my government that was passed to the Scottish Ministry of Justice on August 9. I am aware that competence for the decision on the matter discussed lies with the Scottish Minister of Justice, but given the gravity of this matter, I thought it important that you receive directly and be aware of the views of my government as your authorities approach a decision" (quoting the letter belatedly released by the U.S. State Department).

LeBaron's cover letter was dated 12 August, 2009. You can read the entire letter here (.pdf).

First, what this means is the actual letter originated from within the walls of our very own State Department. Hence, something of this magnitude could not have been unknown to:

Secondly, the only people who seem surprised at this late date in the game are the same group I mentioned at the beginning of this story — with the exception of the politicians. The rest of the seemingly entire world new about the release. Quoting the Guardian on line (UK) of 20 August 2009:

"The US secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, said it would be 'absolutely wrong' to release Megrahi, and in a phone call to the Scottish justice secretary, Kenny MacAskill, urged him to keep the Libyan in prison. She is not the only member of the Obama administration to publicly oppose his release. The US government is used to getting what it wants but by ignoring pressure from Washington, Holyrood is unlikely to be engineering a rift with the US.

"To some extent US politicians have been forced to express outrage in order to pacify the strong feelings of American relatives of the dead, but they are well aware that there is a tradition in the UK of compassionate release. Like Britain, the US has no desire to see Libya return to the ranks of pariah states" (emphasis added).

Lastly, if you read the link in the above quote (the Holyrood link) you shall find that several U.S. Senators and some family members of victims also knew what was going on and that (quoting the Guardian, UK):

"In the long run, though, the US would still have to swallow it. Libya, once a pariah state and bombed under the Reagan administration, has come in from the cold, and no one in the US administration or the British government wants to endanger that."

Pinning the tail on the wrong donkey

So, amongst themselves, the politicians were starting to panic:

'Oh crap oh dear — That blasted letter is going to be published'. 'What shall we do? 'How shall we protect our image, our power, our spot in the history books'?

And the answer was oh so clear — blame it on someone else. Someone that Americans really hate right now. But who? Then an epiphany struck somebody in Washington, District of Corruption — blame it on BP.

And there you have it. BP is a:

Why Hell's bells boys — it's a deal made for scurvy curs. This way:

The only problem for the politicians is one minor little glitch — the Internet. There is simply far too much information which is stored on the web. People know this. Most importantly We the People know it. Now all we have to do is use it to dismember Washington, District of Corruption.

The election

Remember folks, the dung flung over al-Megrahi because:

All for an election. All for power. The rabid curs.

I say We the People need to show the politicians and especially the DNC and RNC how we wield power. Let us give every single incumbent a boot in his or her butt so hard it will kick them clean into next year — without a cushy government job.

That will shut them up.

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