Thursday, August 27, 2009

LIBYA: What Scotland's Justice Minister Kenny MacAskill did not say

John Mosey, whose 19-year-old daughter Helga was on Pan Am Flight 103, said:

"It seems clear to me that some sort of deal was done between Libya, Britain and America to get Megrahi to drop his appeal.

"We know that these [trade deals] go on ... but if they come at the price of truth and justice, then I'm afraid we no longer live in a civilised society.

"It's obscene. If that is the case here, which does seem likely, it stinks."

(Lockerbie: now it's payback time)

What Scotland's Justice Minister Kenny MacAskill did not say at the time of Megrahi's release:

"Look folks, we all know that the CIA and its friends were the people who brought down PanAm 103 and that the Lockerbie trial was rigged.

"But if we tell the truth about this, it will make Scotland and Scottish justice look pretty corrupt.

"And, more importantly, you can imagine the effect that the truth about the CIA would have on our trade with the USA.

"Scotland might suffer from a CIA destabilisation campaign: bombs might go off in five star hotels, in discos and in buses and trains.

"We all know that Gordon Brown wants Megrahi released, so that all these oil deals will succeed.

"So, to prevent a lot of trouble, a deal has been done.

"Megrahi gives up his appeal and we make it clear that we think he is guilty. That is supposed to please the Americans.

"We release Megrahi, and that is supposed to allow British trade deals with Libya to go ahead."

Trade deal linked to Lockerbie bomber's release

Colonel Gaddafi's son, Seif al Islam travelled to Scotland to accompany Megrahi back to Libya.

Seif al Islam said on Libyan TV that Megrahi's release was linked to trade deals.

"In all commercial contracts, for oil and gas with Britain, [Megrahi] was always on the negotiating table," Mr Islam said in interview to Libyan TV channel Al Mutawassit taped on the flight back to Tripoli.

"All British interests were linked to the release of Abdelbaset al-Megrahi," he added.

Lockerbie: now it's payback time

On 21 August 2009, Col Gaddafi's son, Saif al-Islam, said that Megrahi's release was linked to trade deals with Britain involving:

1. British oil,

2. gas and water treatment companies,

3. banks, security contractors,

4. tobacco firms

5. women's high-street clothing stores

BP signed a deal with Libya for a $900m joint venture. (Lockerbie: now it's payback time)

Libya has the largest proven oil reserves in Africa, at 42 billion barrels.

"The potential is very large," said a spokesman for BP. "There's a lot of hope that new resources will be found there. You could be looking at an investment of $20bn over a couple of decades."

Libya has $5bn to invest in Africa and wants British joint venture partners to match investment in hotels, oil and mineral extraction and banks.

British high-street retailers are moving in to Libya: Next will join Marks & Spencer, Bhs and Monsoon Accessorize. (Lockerbie: now it's payback time)


Wednesday, August 05, 2009

China and Israel in Nigeria.

Model from Nigeria: Ronke Shonibare

In 2006, we learnt that China had secured four oil drilling licences from Nigeria.

"In exchange China will invest $4bn (£2.25bn) in oil and infrastructure projects in Nigeria.

"China will buy a controlling stake in Nigeria's 110,000 barrel-a-day Kaduna oil refinery and build a railroad system and power stations."

(BBC NEWS Business China and Nigeria agree oil deal)

Nigeria has become an important source of oil and petroleum for China's rapidly growing economy and Nigeria is looking to China for help in achieving high economic growth; China has provided extensive economic, military and political support.[3][4]

Two countries that may not be entirely happy with Nigeria are the USA and Israel.

As early as the 1970s, Nigeria was supplying more than 50% of Israel’s crude oil in exchange for military hardware. (Cached)

Several top officers in the Nigerian army have had links to Israeli businessmen and security agents. (Cached)

In 2008, in Nigeria, members of the National Assembly expressed concerned about the alleged invitation of Mossad to train Nigeria's security services under a secret security pact.

( Nigeria: Lawmakers Divided Over Mossad - FG Link)

Nigeria by paulscott56

There has been a lot of violence in Nigeria.

(TIMELINE: Ethnic and religious unrest in Nigeria)

In the year 2000 - Thousands were killed in northern Nigeria as non-Moslems, opposed to sharia law, fought Moslems.

In 2001 - Up to a thousand were killed in Nigeria when there was violence between Christians and Moslems.

In 2002 - At least 215 people died in rioting in Nigeria, following a newspaper article about Prophet Mohammad and Miss World.

In 2004 - Around 1000 people were killed in fighting between Moslems and Christians.

In 2006 - Rioting killed over 100 people after there had been a protest about Danish cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad.

In 2008 - Clashes between Muslim and Christian gangs killed at least 400 people in the central city of Jos.

In February 2009 - Clashes killed at least 11 people. Churches and mosques were burnt down.

In July 2009 - The Moslem group 'Boko Haram' staged attacks in a northeastern city.

The Red Cross and defense officials say that more than 700 people were killed during the five-day uprising.