DEREK LOWE on the Tripoli Six: “Speculation is that all of this will come down to paying Libya some sort of ‘compensation.’ That’s a nice word for what’s really just an ugly, immoral shakedown – the sort of thing that the better class of gangster might feel is beneath them. Not the government of Libya, however. The Libyan people deserve better. The medics in this case, for their part, deserve to be freed immediately.”

Healthcare providers should boycott Libya — and Libyan bigshots who travel abroad.