* The ongoing saga with the 5 Bulgarian nurses accused of injecting the AIDS virus in some Libyan children makes some Europeans nervous: Some would rather pay the extortion money just to get it over with. The outgoing BLiar nearly released the incarcerated Lockerbie bomber in exchange for nothing
News of the reformation of Libyan strongman “Colonel” Muammar Gaddafi (He of the Many Spellings) may have been premature. He now says he’ll release the doctor and nurses ludicrously convicted of injecting children with AIDS, if the EU and the US compensate the “victims’ families,” and release the terrorist convicted of the Lockerbie bombing: Bulgaria: Qaddafi Wants Money and Lockerbie Attacker for Nurses’ Release.Â
Muammar Qaddafi has officially stated his conditions for the release of the five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor sentenced to death in Libya, a website of the Libyan opposition claims.
Cited by the Bulgarian national radio, the site claims that Qaddafi has sent an official note to the EU country members and the US, requesting compensations for the families of the HIV-infected children and the release of the terrorist from Lockerbie.
In his note Qaddafi admitted that there were problems in his country’s health system. He vowed that if Bulgaria pardons Libya’s debt, then Libya would offer the Balkan country options to take part in programs for fixing Libya’s health system.
Qaddafi also stated that a Bulgarian non-governmental organization should be the one to negotiate the financial compensations with the medics’ relatives.
The UK should help with the release of the Lockerbie bomber, the note also says. He could be released because he has already served his sentence, or he could receive amnesty, or be extradited to Libya, Qaddafi suggests.
Bush doesn’t mind to suck up to Gaddafi:Â
Â Bush writes to Kadhafi to push for closer ties: US President George W. Bush has written to Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi calling for the development of ties between Washington and its one-time foe, the official JANA news agency said on Tuesday… The message was handed to Kadhafi by Bush’s homeland security advisor Frances Townsend during a visit to Libya… JANA said Bush described as an “historical and brave measure” Libya’s decison to end programmes which could result in weapons of mass destruction.
Â EU External Relations Commissioner Benita Ferrero-Waldner said in a separate statement: “I firmly hope that clemency will be granted to the medical staff.”
Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates said his country,
which holds the EU presidency, would do all it could to find a
In Brussels, EU Justice Commissioner Franco Frattini said
his reaction to the ruling was “absolutely negative”.