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Sep 26, 2009 11:58 PM by John Romero

Colorado Springs woman meets with Libyan leader

Colorado Springs lawyer Lisa Gibson sat down with Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi Wednesday to discuss the current state of Libya. Her brother was one of 270 killed in the 1988 Pan Am Flight 103 bombing. Libya has always been blamed for the attack.

Gibson says she feels that she was able to make peace with the attack. "I wanted him (Gadhafi) to know that at least there's some family members who have a desire to focus on the future now looking at reconciliation." she explains, "There's many of us who have forgiven and are moving forward and I wanted him to know that."

Part of that healing process was Gibson's creation of the Peace and Prosperity Alliance to help bridge gaps between developed and developing countries. "I've been focused on that for the past three years, doing humanitarian and education projects in Libya." she explains. Gibson tells News First 5 she and Gadhafi talked about ways to make a difference in his country. For her it's time to leave the past behind and work towards a better future for the people of Libya. "I have had to make a conscious shift that we've achieved justice as far as I'm concerned. We got a conviction and acceptance of responsibility." she says, "Now it's time to focus on the future. It's time to focus on how we prevent things like this from happening again."

Link to Peace and Prosperity Alliance website.

 

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