[What follows is a brief excerpt from a speech to service personnel returning from the Libyan campaign given today by Prime Minister David Cameron:]
Gaddafi was hell-bent on going to Benghazi and murdering and massacring his own people and it was the action that NATO countries, that Britain, that France, that America took – that you took – that stopped that
massacre taking place. So I think we have given Libya the chance of a better future and to those people who say, ‘Well, what’s this got to do with all of us back here in Britain?’ I would say two things. First of all we are no strangers to what Gaddafi was capable of. He murdered the police officer on the street of London; he managed to blow up an airliner over the skies of Lockerbie; he gave Semtex to the IRA – Semtex that they’ve probably not even released even to this day. We know what he was capable of.
[If the Prime Minister has evidence that Colonel Gaddafi blew up Pan Am 103 (or ordered it to be blown up) I hope he has made it available to the Dumfries and Galloway police who, we are told, are still actively investigating Lockerbie.]