Thursday, August 20, 2009

The real REAL story behind the "Compassionate Release" of the Lockerbie bomber. (updated)

It is well known that the majority of a person's health care usually happens in the last 6 months of life. By releasing this man when he has only 3 months to live, what the British are really doing is saving that money on his end of life care and foisting it off on Libya. You will forgive me if I don't get too worked up about it.

UPDATE: In the Sunday Times of London (H/T Dr. Kevin Whited) it was revealed that the real reason This scumbag was released was as a bargaining chip in order to get a multi-million Pound drilling contract between Libya and British Petroleum ratified. So it looks like I and everyone else was wrong on this. It had nothing to do with compassion OR with saving a little money. it was all about getting a choice drilling contract for the state run oil company.

Was it illegal? Probably not, but at this level of abstraction, there really are no rules but one...Win. Was it ethical? not in the slightest, but since when do ethics come into play? Every other country in the world recognizes that bribes and corruption are part and parcel of business when dealing with such corrupt third world pustules, it is distasteful but everyone else realizes it is just part of the game. The US on the other hand, actively ties our businesses hands in that regard. We cannot compete with countries that can buy the oil minister of a third world cesspool a new G-V jet so he can galavant over to Switzerland to roll about with his concubine du jour in his numbered bank account vault filled with cash, because it is illegal for a US company to pay bribes, whereas it is not only legal, it is accepted practice in the rest of the world.


Blogger Trent said...

Wow. I had never thought of it that way. Very interesting analysis.


August 23, 2009 4:50 PM  

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