While Galloway has declared himself a non-supporter of Muammar al-Gadhaffi’s regime, a recent revelation being offered by Mustafa Abdel-Jalil, Libya’s former Justice Minister, still pose intriguing questions to the former British MP.
In a 2009 column appearing in the Daily Record, Galloway wrote about the furor over the British government’s release of Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, who had been released from prison under compassionate grounds.
al-Megrahi remains the only individual convicted for the Lockerbie bombing. On December 21, 1988, a Pan-Am flight from New York to London exploded over Lockerbie, Scotland. 270 people in total were killed.
In 2009, Galloway claimed to have the inside track on the Lockerbie bombing. al-Megrahi, he insisted, was an innocent man.
“Libya was framed for the horrific crime at Lockerbie, and Megrahi was merely a fall guy,” Galloway wrote.
In fact, Galloway claimed that the Lockerbie bombing was committed by a Palestinian terrorist group, retaliating for the accidental shooting down of an Iranian passenger jet.
“I've always been close to the Palestinian cause, so I know what I'm talking about when I say the Pan Am airliner was downed by a Palestinian splinter-group, the PFLP - General Command, led by...More >>