I wondered at the time, then at the time of the trial of the intelligence officers, then when the U.S. renormalized relations with Libya, then when the Brits let the one guy go free –
How in the Hell did it ever happen that the intelligence operatives were arrested and tried and that more or less made everything right? Not that it made everything right, but did we all just kind of go along with the idea that because we had proof they’d been the ones who actually put the suitcase on the airplane, that that was the main event as opposed to a sideshow as to ultimate responsibility?
Did anyone ever seriously think that intelligence operatives of a ruthless dictatorship and known sponsor of terror committed an act of terror without the express permission and direction of the dictator?
Why would it still be newsworthy to report that someone confirmed Qadaffi had his fingerprints all over the crime? Or put differently, how did he and the regime escape a formal accounting for that up till now? I don’t have a GD as such, just an opinion that this has always been . . . really backwards.