Gaddafi's Lockerbie Settlement:|
A Case Of EXTORTION Mob Style
Extortion is the unjust extraction of an exorbitant charge or payment
through the misuse of authority or power. In other words, it is the
felonious act of extorting money using violent means or the threat of
Unfortunately, this is exactly what the US and UK are now engaging in the
Middle East and North Africa. The not so subtle blackmail of the Arab
autocracies in Saudi Arabia, Yemen, and Egypt following the 9/11 terrorism,
and flagrant threats against Syria, Iran, and Lebanon in the wake of the
invasion of Iraq are all but examples of the new world "order" based on
Bush's values ("guided" of course by the not so secret lobby in the
The moral decline in the ruling elite in the West has reached such a tragic
low that the once highly respected (to the point of reverence) democracies
in Europe and America suddenly look and feel no better than shabby
autocracies of the Middle East, and the President of the United States, once
a symbol of national pride and moral stature, is now hardly distinguishable
from the little Middle Eastern dictators he frequently receives in the White
Otherwise, how can you fathom the descent of American foreign policy to the
point of mob style extortion?!!
How can the US government exploit the total helplessness of the Libyan
people and use Gaddafi, an exhausted aging buffoon, to siphon a big chunk of
the national income of an entire people?
Bush and his "advisors" are fully aware that Gaddafi has never been elected
by the people of Libya, and therefore he has no legitimate standing, legal
or constitutional basis to rule the country. Gaddafi himself even denies
having an official title or position in the Libyan government.
In short, Gaddafi is nothing but a criminal, a gangster who holds an entire
country, people and property hostage. Therefore, the only right the US has
in Libya is to seek and capture Gaddafi and his accomplices. These are the
individuals responsible for the Lockerbie tragedy. The Libyan people would
no doubt welcome the opportunity to get rid of this coward and his cowardly
followers, but Libyans vehemently reject extortion, which is what this
settlement truly is.
As much as the Libyan people sympathize with the victims families and as
much as they desire to see justice done and punishment exacted from the
perpetrators, the Libyan people refuse to bare any moral or financial
responsibility for the Lockerbie tragedy.
The Libyan people consider any financial commitment made by Gaddafi or his
appointed accomplices null and void and no agreement signed by Gaddafi or on
his behalf will be respected by any future legitimate government of Libya
Mustafa Mahmoud Al-Mansouri