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    BP to drill for Libyan oil despite Lockerbie bomber furor

    Help the UK release a terrorist in exchange for drilling. This almost sounds like some conspiracy forum ****.



    BP to drill for Libyan oil despite Lockerbie furor - World news - Europe - msnbc.com
    BP has admitted that it lobbied the British government over a prisoner transfer deal with Libya in late 2007, but denied playing any role in the actual decision to release al-Megrahi nearly two years later.
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    Senator Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., also speaking on TODAY, said: "The whole thing has deep circumstantial evidence that points to the fact that there was a trade-off — release the terrorist in exchange for an oil contract."

    "It also says that our war on terrorism — this is one of the worst terrorists of the last century — can be traded off for blood money," he added.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: BP to drill for Libyan oil despite Lockerbie bomber furor

    Even if there wasn't an agreed exchange, their reason for doing the lobbying is clear. Some people really will do anything for money.
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    Re: BP to drill for Libyan oil despite Lockerbie bomber furor

    I bet you guys would do the same for a couple billion dollars.

    This is nothing new. It's been going on since capitalism started. It is capitalism.
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    Re: BP to drill for Libyan oil despite Lockerbie bomber furor

    Libya and Ghadafi are enemies of ours. I say let BP drill there all it wants to.
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    Re: BP to drill for Libyan oil despite Lockerbie bomber furor

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post

    This is nothing new. It's been going on since capitalism started. It is capitalism.
    Like it or not, without capitalism, there would be alot more starving and dying people in the world. I could live with it, but I doubt that many people could.
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    Re: BP to drill for Libyan oil despite Lockerbie bomber furor

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    I bet you guys would do the same for a couple billion dollars.

    This is nothing new. It's been going on since capitalism started. It is capitalism.
    Capitalism is an economic system. Selling out laws for money is a political issue. Capitalism isn't to blame, it's the British government and BP for doing this.
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    Re: BP to drill for Libyan oil despite Lockerbie bomber furor

    Like it or not, without capitalism, there would be alot more starving and dying people in the world. I could live with it, but I doubt that many people could.
    Dumb argument. Straw man.

    Capitalism is an economic system. Selling out laws for money is a political issue. Capitalism isn't to blame, it's the British government and BP for doing this.
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    Re: BP to drill for Libyan oil despite Lockerbie bomber furor

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Libya and Ghadafi are enemies of ours. I say let BP drill there all it wants to.
    What about all the other countries around the Mediterranean sea and BP springs another leak that takes 2-3 months to fix?
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    Re: BP to drill for Libyan oil despite Lockerbie bomber furor

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    Dumb argument. Straw man.
    Is not invoking capitalism as the cause of this a straw man argument?
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    Re: BP to drill for Libyan oil despite Lockerbie bomber furor

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    Capitalism is an economic system. Selling out laws for money is a political issue. Capitalism isn't to blame, it's the British government and BP for doing this.
    I would tend to agree with you that it was the British Government, but try to think this through.
    The present British Government is a coalition of Liberal Democrats (Not too similar to your US Democrats) and the Tory and Unionist party of Great Britain.
    This particular Government did not sanction the release of that terrorist.
    That terrorist was released by the agreement of the NU-Labor Government of Gordon Brown.
    The present Government headed by a David Cameron who actually objected in the British House of Parliament to the then proposed freeing of that Terrorist.
    So Gordon Brown and his cohorts were the ones to blame.
    BP so far as I can tell did not directly seek this Terrorists release on Compassionate or any other reason.
    What they did do was ask for the decision as to whether all 27 Libyan Prisoners held in British Prisons might be sent back to Libya to serve out their sentences in their home country, should Libya have had any British nationals in Libyan Prisons, these might be returned to UK and serve out their sentences in British Prisons.

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