Originally posted by sh76
Statement of the justice minister of Libya not enough evidence for you?
Anyway, while Gaddafi certainly did more bad things than just the Lockerbie bombing, that alone would have been sufficient cause to take him out, IMO.
The decision to help take him out was also based on the opportunity tha ...[text shortened]... n to support the rebels was based partially on Gaddafi's history, of which Lockerbie was a part.
No, it isn't since he later repudiated that statement and offered no evidence to support it. It was also made when Abdel-Jalil was an active leader in the revolution and calling for international intervention to support it making such a statement self-serving grist for the gullible like yourself.
The idea that the US can simply decide which leaders of foreign countries it can overthrow when "opportunity presents itself" is a shocking one and contrary to any reasonable interpretation of international law.
EDIT: However, he insisted he had been misquoted by a Swedish newspaper last year which claimed he had evidence that Gaddafi personally ordered the December 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, which claimed 270 lives.
EDIT2: Since the Gaddafi boogie man has been disposed of, it is now fashionable to blame Iran for the Lockerbie bombing. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/terrorism-in-the-uk/10688067/Lockerbie-bombing-was-work-of-Iran-not-Libya-says-former-spy.html
So you should get with the program; of course, if we can oust the ayatollahs there are plenty of other countries that we can unearth new evidence against to "prove" they ordered the Lockerbie bombing.