...At the American senators' urging, the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee has set a hearing for July 29 to investigate all the circumstances surrounding the release of al-Megrahi, including whether BP played a role. Gillibrand and Menendez serve on the Foreign Relations Committee. Menendez will chair the hearing.
BP must be something entirely different then. British Polluters? Butt Plug? Beer Pong?
That's not an inquiry but certain senators "calling for" for an inquiry. That would be a waste of time, however, because the Scottish government is already appraised of all the facts and has stated that BP had nothing to do with it. Inquiries are for finding out what you don't know not confirming what you do know.
What those senators' are doing is indulging in mere idle speculation about Megrahi's illness. But since he was released on compassionate grounds their "dismay" at BP lobbying over and the Prisoner Transfer Agreement (PTA) is a complete red herring. Megrahi was released under s3 Prisoners and Criminal Proceedings (Scotland) Act 1993 which provides:
Power to release prisoners on compassionate grounds
3. — (1) The Secretary of State may at any time, if satisfied that there are compassionate grounds justifying the release of a person serving a sentence of imprisonment, release him on licence.
What has the PTA got to do with anything? How does lobbying the British government relate to an autonomous decision under s3 by the Scottish Secretary of State? Nope, I'm afraid that what your senators are doing is stoking up yet more anti-British, anti-BP hysteria with a rabidly misinformed and misleading public discussion and to be honest I can't see the Scots taking any notice of it.
His needle is hopelessly stuck. I can't recall reading a single post — in this or any other BP-related thread — that was in the least bit critical or mean-spirited about England or the British people. BP has earned every negative remark attributed to them — based on their piss-poor world citizenship, their criminal recklessness, their lies, and their general schmuckiness. None of which have a damned thing to do with Britain. None of which are attributed to Britain. And none of which have expressed any prejudice toward the British people.
I guess he's just so used to criticizing everything U.S. that he fancies this as some kind of nationalistic payback directed toward himself.
His is one of the most sophomoric and misguided examples of blind paranoia I've never read.
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