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And People Wonder Why America Is So Hated Around the World...

Posted by libhom Saturday, August 22, 2009

Our embarrassment of an FBI Director opens his mouth and sticks his foot right in. AFP 8/22/09:

In a letter to Scottish Minster Kenny MacAskill dated August 21, FBI Director Robert Mueller said he was "outraged" at the decision to release Megrahi, who is dying of cancer, on compassionate grounds.

"Your action in releasing Megrahi is as inexplicable as it is detrimental to the cause of justice," Mueller wrote. "Indeed, your action makes a mockery of the rule of law.

"Your action gives comfort to terrorists around the world who now believe that regardless of the quality of the investigation, the conviction by jury after the defendant is given all due process, and sentence appropriate to the crime, the terrorist will be freed by one man's exercise of 'compassion.'"

Mueller is a jackass. This is another country's legal system. They get to decide. We don't. It's a typical ugly American attitude that we have any business bullying other countries. Do you agree with the release? Do you disagree? Unless you are Scottish, you should STFU.

Mueller also is the worst kind of hypocrite. The Iraq War is an act of terrorism on a far greater scale than the Lockerbie bombing. The Iraq War is illegal under US and international law, yet Muller refuses to arrest anyone responsible for getting us in that war. Until Mueller starts arresting these American terrorists, he's in no position to criticize anyone else for not being strong enough on terrorism.

 

8 comments

  1. We look the other with regards to Lt. William Calley and his slaughter women and children in Vietnam, but cannot understand the compassion regarding someone who may not even be directly involved.

     
  2. Well-said! It is shocking how often America happily flaunts other countries' sovereignty, but blisters at the thought of its own borders or ideals being broached in some way.

    I hope the world news (and American news) reacts in the right way…

     
  3. Muller should be forced out of office, he's a Bush holdover that needs to go NOW. And we can all learn a thing or two about compassion from what the Scots did.

     
  4. Christopher Says:
  5. I think you're missing the larger point.

    270 people died as a result of Megrahi putting a bomb on Pan Am flight 103. Most of the deaths were Americans. Many of them were students.

    The Iraq war has nothing to do with the Scottish jackass who released Megrahi but certainly oil does.

    You see, Libya has 48 billion barrels of light sweet crude under the sand and America and the UK wants it. All you have to do is stick a straw in the sand and the oil comes through. Unlike the Canadian tar fields, where manufacturing costs are 40 times higher than in Libya.

    Releasing Megrahi makes Qaddafi sing and as long as Qaddafi sings, he lets foreign oil interests suck the black gold out from under the sand.

     
  6. Lew Scannon Says:
  7. You're right, the US has let many war criminals continue to walk around as free men, with no threat of any prosecution.
    As for Megrahi, the appeals process would have shown him to be the victim of a frame up.

     
  8. libhom Says:
  9. Misanthrope, Shafeen, Lew: The double standards you point out are as telling as the Iraq War.

    Christopher: The Iraq War is an act of terrorism under US law. It also is a war of aggression and an act of genocide under international law. Yet, Mueller hasn't arrested anyone in connection with the Iraq War. The connection is Mueller's hypocrisy on the subject of terrorism. I see the larger points being violating the sovereignty of other countries and hypocrisy.

    Dr. Monkey: You make a valid point. All the former Bush regime officials should be removed.

     
  10. Richard Says:
  11. I'm not at all averse to the idea of letting a terrorist die in prison, but...

    The fact is that serious people have serious questions as to the guilt of the "Libyan bomber," including several members of the victim's families. There was enormous pressure, especially from the Americans, to get a conviction ...any conviction. The evidence against him was circumstantial. The FBI was handling the case along with the Gallway Constabulary, and the FBI has a very long history of fabricating evidence in high profile cases in order to get a conviction. I think that the Scottish govt. took all this into consideration. Maybe he is guilty, maybe not, but given the doubts as to his real guilt I really don't care much one way or the other if he dies in prison or in a hospital, but would rather err on the side of compassion for the soon to be dead.

     
  12. two crows Says:
  13. Whenever anyone looks at an act of compassion and calls it an act of 'compassion', I know there's some vested interest going on. Mueller's is so transparent it could be used as a window.

    Get rid of him!

     

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