Gadhafi ordered Lockerbie bombing, says former Libyan minister

Ex-justice minister claims to have irrefutable proof

Well, that would explain it. Even after renouncing terrorism, Moammar Gadhafi wouldn’t rest until he’d sprung Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, the man convicted in the 1988 bombing of Pan-Am Flight 103 over Scotland that killed 270 people. Now, as Gadhafi’s grip on power slips, and his methods turn brutal, his ex-justice minister is saying the Libyan president personally ordered the bombing. The Swedish tabloid Expressen quotes Mustafa Abdel-Jalil saying he has proof that “Gadhafi gave the order about Lockerbie,” though he doesn’t specify what sort of proof. “To hide it, he [Gadhafi] did everything in his power to get al-Megrahi back from Scotland,” Abdel-Jalil apparently told the paper.

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