Despite official denials from Her Majesty’s Government, the son of Libya’s strongman says the British government cut a deal with his country to release a despicable terrorist in order to promote trade between the two countries.
Moammar Gaddafi’s son, Saif al-Islam, was quoted by Reuters as saying to Lockerbie bomber Abdel Basset al-Megrahi upon his return to Libya
In all British interests regarding Libya, I always put you on the table. All the visits of the ex-Prime Minister Blair and the big secret and public work that all the parties entered into was carried out in order to release you. The exploitation of British-Libyan political and trade interests was always done with the aim of releasing Abdel Basset al-Megrahi.
Gaddafi’s son has been using his charity for years as a form of public diplomacy. As Capital Research Center’s executive vice president Robert Huberty noted Friday, al-Islam is chairman of Gaddafi International Charity and Development Foundation, identified two years ago in a CRC paper by Eliza Gheorghe as a public relations gimmick to manipulate world opinion.