Conspiracy Watch: Is BP Connected to the Lockerbie Bombing?

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There’s an interesting item buried near the end of CNN’s article on the upcoming anniversary of the release of Abdelbeset Ali Mohmed al Megrahi, the former Libyan intelligence officer convicted of the bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland, of Pan Am Flight 103. It’s this little gem of a paranoid conspiracy theory:

U.S. senators have also repeatedly voiced suspicions that Scotland released al Megrahi as part of a deal allowing oil giant BP to drill off the Libyan coast. Salmond has already shot down such concerns, saying “there is no evidence whatsoever” for any link.

While this sounds like crazed tinfoil hat nonsense, there’s almost nothing Americans would put past British Petroleum nowadays, which I think is ultimately a good thing.



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