Archive for Gadhaffi

What was Mr Blair’s role in Megrahi’s release?

Posted in arrested terrorists, counterterrorism, foreign policy with tags , , , , , , on September 15, 2009 by admin

The Independent had an article some days ago about this that is interesting reading:

MPs are set to demand the minutes of an extraordinary cloak-and-dagger summit in London between British, American and Libyan spies held three days before Mr Blair announced that Colonel Muammar Gaddafi was surrendering his weapons of mass destruction programme.

At the time of the secret meeting in December 2003 at the private Travellers Club in Pall Mall, London – for decades the favourite haunt of spies – Libyan officials were pressing for negotiations on the status of Megrahi, who was nearly three years into his life sentence at a Scottish jail.

 Was Mehgrahi’s release mentioned on that particular meeting? Perhaps 2003 seems somewhat far away but it would help us to understand the actual role of the three parties here.

Before:
Lybian Govt paid doctors to secure Megrahi’s release
Who really freed Megrahi?
UK Ministers release letters about Lockerbie deal.
Lockerbie bomber on show at Gadhafi’s 40th anniversary celebrations.
Lybia’s Gadhaffi: the forgotten story of his links to terror.
Brown denies deal for Megrahi.
Jack Straw’s letter on Megrahi’s release
Scotland denies any oil deal in Mehgrahi case.
US offered money to stop Mehgrahi’s release.
Lockerbie bomber’s release: an oil deal.
On Lockerbie bomber’s release: an oil deal?
Gadhaffi’s son asks why so angry about Lockerbie bomber’s release.
More details on Lockerbie bomber’s health asked.
Victims from Lockerbie bomber against Gadhafi’s visit to NJ.

Gordon Brown won’t press Lybia over compensation for IRA’s victims

Posted in counterterrorism, foreign policy, funding with tags , , , , on September 6, 2009 by admin

Gordon Brown declined to put formal pressure on Libya to get compensation for IRA victims, No 10 has confirmed.The victims say Libya should pay compensation because it supplied the IRA with explosives used in atrocities.

Mr Brown told a victims’ lawyer it was not “appropriate” to discuss the claims, but aides have denied he was trying to protect oil deals with Libya.

Related:
Lybia’s Gadhaffi: the forgotten story of his links to terror.
Will Lybia compensate IRA victims?.

Libya’s jihadis reject violence against “Muslim regimes and innocent civiians

Posted in arrested terrorists, ideology with tags , , , , on September 4, 2009 by admin

Libyan Islamist fighters who once tried to assassinate Muammar Gadaffi are about to publicly spurn violence in a move that is intended to weaken al-Qaida by undermining the religious rationale for waging jihad against Muslim regimes and killing innocent civilians.

Behind bars in Tripoli’s Abusalim prison the top leaders of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group have written a 420-page book which Arab and western governments hope will strike a new blow in the ideological war against Osama bin Laden.

The move is doubly significant because Libyans have long played a key role in al-Qaida. The brother of one key bin Laden aide and Islamic scholar, Abu Yahya al-Libi, is one of the authors of the LIFG recantation document, entitled Corrective Studies in Understanding Jihad.

And what about non-Muslim regimes? Condemning violence against Muslim regimes can give comfort to Gadhaffi but certainly it does not on a global basis. It would also be convenient if they define “innocent civilians”: can non-Muslims be considered as such?

Now Colonel Gaddafi wants to ‘abolish’ Switzerland

Posted in foreign policy with tags , on September 4, 2009 by admin

The eccentric dictator has filed a motion with the U.N. saying the Alpine state should be wiped off the map and split among France, Italy and Germany..

Consecuences of arresting his son accused of assaulting a chambermaid.

Spanish FM will attend acts remembering 40th anniversary of Gadhaffi’s dictatorship

Posted in foreign policy with tags , , , on August 31, 2009 by admin

But he won’t be alone: Italian PM Berlusconi or Venezuelan would-be dictator Chávez will also be present.

Before:
Berlusconi visits Gadhaffi.
Venezuelan Chávez will visit terrorist-linked states next September

Berlusconi visits Gadhaffi

Posted in foreign policy with tags , , , , on August 30, 2009 by admin

BBC NEWS | Europe | Italy PM in Libya to meet Gaddafi

Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi is in Libya to celebrate the anniversary of a friendship pact signed last year.

But he will not attend events marking the 40th anniversary of the military coup d’etat that brought Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi to power in 1969.

Italy occupied the North African country between 1911 and World War II.

Mr Berlusconi’s government has agreed to pay $5bn in the next 20 years to compensate Libya for wrongs committed during its colonial occupation.

Related:
FACTBOX: Lybian investments in Italy.