Pres. Obama did a brief TV appearance talking about Libya. He said the violence is ‘unacceptable’ and violates ‘every standard of common decency’, without mentioning Gaddafi (he of the many spellings), who, by the way, is the guy that actually ordered the Lockerbie bombing, according to Libya’s ex-justice minister,
Gadhafi has accepted Libya’s responsibility for the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, which killed all 259 people on board and 11 on the ground, and paid compensation to the victims’ families. But he hasn’t admitted personally giving the order for the attack.
Abdel-Jalil told Expressen that Gadhafi gave the order to Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, the only man convicted in the bombing.
“To hide it, he (Gadhafi) did everything in his power to get al-Megrahi back from Scotland,” Abdel-Jalil was quoted as saying.
Al-Megrahi was granted a compassionate release from a Scottish prison in August 2009 on the grounds that he was suffering from prostate cancer and would die soon. He is still alive.≤/blockquote>Obama said he was studying a “full range of options” to pressure Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi’s regime to halt attacks against Libyans. However, as long as there are any Americans remaining in Libya, one can’t expect that Obama will do much.
And you can bet Gadhafi is betting on that.25155