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UK reiterates BP not involved in Lockerbie bomber's release

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“None of our searches of UK Government material to date have produced any record of an attempt by BP to influence either the UK government or the Scottish executive with regard to Mr Megrahi’s release.”

Basically the same answer Cameron used in Washington, pretty suspicious for them both to parrot the same disingenuous line.

The question is not whether BP influenced anybody. They didn't have to. The question is whether Blair, working on behalf of BP, influenced the decision. And now, the new question is why are the Conservatives so keen to protect Blair, and what are they hiding.

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No one is hiding anything. The American Senate has no ruling over another countries legal or political system. The summoning of BP is a different story as they are an independent company and not a country. To summon a political MP of another country is going too far. The government should do as the Scottish did and decline.

As soon as the Senate relies that they are not ruling the world, and there policies only work in there own country the better. World Government anyone?

Obama and his people need to stop the British bashing.

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Evidence is emerging that this guy wasn't involved at all in the Lockerbie incident. Keep your eyes peeled, there's more to this story than BP.

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Governments regulate business, therefore businesses have every right to lobby government. That said, the Scottish government has explained the reasons behind its decision to release al-Megrahi, its a sovereign nation not in conflict with the US. The US senate is overstepping its remit.

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What's happening here really isn't rocket science. They sold off a terrorist to help their oil interests. They don't want to apologize because it's the US they'd have to apologize to.

The end.

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As a Scot I enjoyed hearing Alex Salmond tell the US Senate to bugger off.

Americans should remember that they have very few friends in this world and try not to make enemies of their allies

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“None of our searches of UK Government material to date have produced any record of an attempt by BP to influence either the UK government or the Scottish executive with regard to Mr Megrahi’s release.”

The British government is "trying" to make it clear that they had nothing to do with the early release of terrorist Abdel Baset al-Megrahi. They "are" making it clear that it is entirely the responsibility of the Scottish government. If anyone has any questions, they should take it up with the Scots. It's Kenny MacAskill that looks like he was played for a fool.

I have NO idea why U.S. Sen John Kerry thinks his committee has the authority to demand that the British PM or Scottish Justice Secretary appear before Kerry's committee.

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just tell the states to get lost,and stop their whining. that country supported terrorist attacks in the uk for a long time,so they can just suck it up. furthermore the guy in question had nothing to do with lockerbie bombing anyway it appears. they should spend their time following the saudi government involvement in 9/11 but cant see that happening can you?

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