Bulgarian Relatives Beg UK to Hand over Lockerbie Bomber
From Ummah News Links.
You see, the horse trade was intended from the very beginning. If it wasn’t the Bulgarian nurses he (Gaddafi) would have found another pretext. He is quite sure the Brits will not bomb him (like Reagan did) neither will Bulgaria. HeÂ just wants his money back, the money he he had to pay to the Lockerby victims, in order to get the sanctions lifted. But now its back toÂ Â ‘pay up or we kill the hostages’- We are, after all dealing with primitives and barbarians. Has anything changed since Thomas Jefferson and his dealings with the Bey of Tunis or the Bey of Algiers?
The relatives of five Bulgarian nurses sentenced to death in Libya have appealed to British authorities to hand over the Lockerbie bomber so their loved ones can be freed, the British Daily Telegraph newspaper reported.
The Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi said in his end of year address that the Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor sentenced to death for infecting Libyan children with HIV would only be released if Scotland set free the Libyan agent sentenced to life in prison for putting a bomb on the Pan-Am flight that exploded over the Scottish village in 1988, killing 259.
“We [the relatives] are begging the British authorities to say yes,” said Stanka Nenova, the mother of one condemned nurse, Nasya Nenova. “I just want them to reach an agreement. Our family members are innocent.”
Dr Zdravko Georgiev, the husband of detained nurse Kristiana Valcheva, said: “It makes me sick that they are trying to make the UK do this. But I want my wife back.”
The Sofia Weekly
Related: Gaddafi: Nurses spared if Lockerbie bomber freed
Update: Charles from LGF sees it the same way:
Gaddafi Goes for the Shakedown
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. (Hat tip: Terp Mole.)
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.