An article entitled Libya in 2012: Achievements and Challenges by Karen Dubrowska, formerly London correspondent of the Libyan government news agency Jana and now a freelance journalist, appears today on the website of The Tripoli Post. One paragraph reads as follows:
“The death of the Libyan convicted of the Lockerbie bombing, Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi, seems to have closed a dark chapter in Libya’s history. Libya has agreed to release the Lockerbie files.”
It is disappointing that such a bland statement should be made; but it is perhaps understandable until such time as the present Libyan Government finally makes up its mind whether it is to its political advantage to admit or to deny Libyan responsibility for Lockerbie and hence to cast Megrahi as a tool of Gaddafi in his devilish schemes or as an innocent scapegoat in a Western stitch-up.