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Fucked up on so many levels: Blair lobbies Gaddafi for Shell
April 27, 2010, 10:21 pm
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Blair lobbies Gaddafi for Shell
Tue, 27 Apr 2010 21:34:47 GMT
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Libyan leader shakes hands with Tony Blair.
Tony Blair has solicited for support of the Libyan leader on behalf of the Shell oil company to secure a lucrative oil deal, The Times has disclosed.

According to documents obtained under a Freedom of Information request, there is a striking similarity between a letter former British Prime Minister Tony Blair sent to Colonel Gaddafi and a briefing note which was sent by the Anglo-Dutch oil producer Royal Dutch Shell to Blair a couple of weeks earlier sponsoring a £325 million deal.

Shell eventually clinched a £325 million deal to build a liquid natural gas terminal on the Libyan coast.

The documents show that Blair was willing to pull strings on behalf of the giant oil company.

Some pundits say the revelation casts doubt on the motivation behind the British government’s decision to release Abdul Baset Ali al-Megrahi, who was allegedly behind the Lockerbie bombing of 1988.

Some of the families of the victims of the Lockerbie bombing say the British officials who made the decision had ulterior motives, namely gaining access to lucrative oil and gas contracts in Libya.


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