Saturday, February 03, 2007

Some more lightning round:

A frequent target for my bile is W. and B-liar's good buddy Moammar Kadafi, who when not counting all the money he's making doing business with Exxon/Mobil and BP is threatening to kill 5 Bulgarian nurses and one Palestinian doctor.

On Wednesday, the NYT reported that Momammar's son, Seif al-Islam el-Kadafi, said "No one is going to execute anyone." []Gosh, how enlightened of the Libyans! Of course, there's a rub to all the good news about this.

"Kadafi . . .suggested that in exchange for the extradition of the workers, the country might ask for the extradition of a Libyan man serving a life sentence in Scotland for the 1988 crash of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, according to the Times. In addition, Libyan officials have said that a re-examination of the health care workers' death sentences would depend on Bulgaria paying compensation to the families of the HIV-positive children."

So they want to trade the release of 5 innnocent nurses who they've been holding hostage since 1999 for someone involved in the bombing of PAN AM 103. And on top of that, they want some ransom from the Bulgarians! I can see why Jack Straw called Kadafi a "statesman" and Tony B-liar couldn't get over to Tripoli fast enough to kowtow to this guy.

[More posts about Kadafi: 1/06/07 -- 5/15/06 ]

Maher Arar get's pay back:

Reuters reported on Friday:

"Canada apologized on Friday to software engineer Maher Arar, who was deported to Syria by U.S. agents after Canadian police mistakenly labeled him an Islamic extremist, and paid him C$10.5 million ($8.9 million) in compensation."

That's great, but he still can't fly anywhere that might lead to a layover in the US. If that were to happen, he'd be on his way back to Syria.

[Read more about Arar further back on this blog]

That'as all I have time for. Someone please donate to the Bushmeister0 fund for getting me internet access at home!


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