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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.

Pro-AQ group tried to kill both Blair and Carter in Gaza

Posted in counterterrorism, terrorist attacks with tags , , on September 8, 2009 by admin

Today a pro-Al Qaeda group said that it planned to kill both Mr Blair and the former US President Jimmy Carter when they visited Gaza three months ago. Blair’s 15th June visit was reported here.  Jimmy Carter visited the following day, on Tuesday 16th June. The terror group would have been unlikely to have managed to assassinate both of them. Carter’s visit would have been cancelled following any attack on Blair. Somehow that doesn’t comfort me as  much as it might others.

Found here.

I really want to know what’s Carter’s opinion about this plot. Is Israel the responsible? Or for once is he going to acknowledge the existence of Palestinian terrorism?

Related:
‘We tried to kill Carter and Blair’.