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Senators Call for US to Revisit Role of Libyan Leader in Lockerbie Bombing

Thursday, March 03, 2011

As the international world calls for Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi to step down, some local senators are urging the U.S. to revisit Gadhafi's role in the 1988 Lockerbie bombing.

New Jersey Senators Robert Menendez and Frank Lautenberg and New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand met with the outgoing Libyan Ambassador, Ali Suleiman Aujali, on Thursday to discuss new possible information that Gadhafi ordered the bombing himself.

This information is based on recent claims made by outgoing Libyan Minister of Justice Mustafa Abdel-Jalil.

Earlier this week, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said she also wants the U.S. to look into the Pan Am 103 case again.

The senators are trying to get in touch with the justice minister to discuss the claims.

With Katherine McGee

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Comments [2]

Michael Meltzer

To amend my statement, Gadhafi should have been captured, given a fair trial and hanged a long time ago.

Mar. 08 2011 12:55 AM
Michael Meltzer

That this had to wait until Gadhafi was on his way down and out is a disgusting commentary on the grip that the oil industry has on our economy, our politics, our ethics and every aspect of America's being.
Gadhafi should have been captured and hanged a long time ago, and the U.S. oil industry should be nationalized. Big Oil is why our economy is in trouble and will never truly recover

Mar. 06 2011 12:18 AM

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