The world is full of injustice: Like the â€œSerenity Prayerâ€, most of us live each day trying to change what we can while not driving ourselves crazy over the things we canâ€™t. Itâ€™s that â€œwisdom to know the differenceâ€ part thatâ€™s tricky.
But some things are so outrageous, so full of avarice and evil that you wonder how people who are subjected to them, survive.
Thatâ€™s how I feel about what appears to be the blatant murderer-for-oil swap that has taken place between Great Britain, British Petroleum, and Libya. My thoughts in their entirety are available in my latest column on The Daily Caller.
Itâ€™s bad enough that mass murderer al Megrahi, the only person convicted for the Pan Am 103 bombing over Lockerbie Scotland, was released at all, but to now hear that the doctor whose report set al Megrahi free, was bought off, and to know that Gadafiâ€™s son admits Libya told the British the oil deal would be stalled without al Megrahiâ€™s release, is beyond infuriating.
And as if the feeling of helplessness could be any worse, four senators are calling for a State Dept investigation. Yes, that will do a lot of good: Our leaders in Washington are so effective, Iâ€™m sure that BP will shake in terror at the thought of a U.S. investigation. Thatâ€™s why our Gulf Coast is drowning in BP oil.
Al Megrahi is living in luxury in Libya and BP is about to start a billion dollar drilling operation off the North Africa coast, while the families of the Pan Am 103 victims have seen their loved ones memories trampled.
The amount of wisdom needed to handle that much injustice is more than I can imagine.
An excerpt from â€œThe human pawns of Pan Am 103â€:
In August of 2009, when al Megrahi was released by Scotland on humanitarian grounds, the story that it was a business arrangement to allow British Petroleum access to Libyaâ€™s oil fields, started to circulate among the Pan Am 103 inner circle on the secure website provided to them by the Scottish government. With the perception of a grieving mother, Jane Schultz wrote a personal letter to Scottish Secretary for Justice, Kenny MacAskill, stating:
Make no mistake that in the coming days and years, Qaddafi will make a mockery of the Scottish compassion shown today. Libyaâ€™s oil and gas fields are the only winners in your decision.