The British specialist who examined the Lockerbie bomber revealed yesterday that he warned the Scottish Government that the cancer which won the Libyan his freedom would not kill him.
The US backed the release of Lockerbie bomber Abdel Baset al-Megrahi.
The Australian reported:
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THE US government secretly advised Scottish ministers it would be “far preferable” to free the Lockerbie bomber than jail him in Libya.
Correspondence obtained by The Sunday Times reveals the Obama administration considered compassionate release more palatable than locking up Abdel Baset al-Megrahi in a Libyan prison.
The intervention, which has angered US relatives of those who died in the attack, was made by Richard LeBaron, deputy head of the US embassy in London, a week before Megrahi was freed in August last year on grounds that he had terminal cancer.
The document, acquired by a well-placed US source, threatens to undermine US President Barack Obama’s claim last week that all Americans were “surprised, disappointed and angry” to learn of Megrahi’s release.
And apparently BP had no role in his release.