[The following paragraph is taken from an article headed Syria and Bahrain – what’s the difference? published yesterday on Peter Hitchens’s blog on the Mail Online website:]
Syria stayed out of the West’s bad books even after it was pretty clear that Syrian-sponsored terrorists had been involved in the Lockerbie mass murder. That line of inquiry was dropped because Syria was ‘helpful’ to the West during the first war against Saddam Hussein. It is this but of politics that is the origin of the bizarre and evidence-free subsequent claim that Gadaffi’s Libya was behind that bomb. Amazing what people will believe and continue to believe, when it suits them.
[Earlier Lockerbie-related comments from Peter Hitchens can be read here and here.]