"But I think that France betrayed its own people for reasons I do not know.
I don't know where France betrayed their own people. First, when France tried to settle the UTA attack, it did not use the UNSC
nor UN imposed sanctions to pressure Tripoli. Second, as QB001 pointed out above, France wanted to prosecute Khadafi instead of just having him 'take the blame' formally and pay the relatives.
From the different articles you've been so kind to link above, I understand that to the victims' relatives, although the monetary compensation is important, many believe Khadafi is directly responsable for the death of their loved-ones.
Honestly, I believe France has done anything but betray their own people as they went after Khadafi and not after the money.
" Libya will have to actually quit sponsoring terrorism in order to be removed from the list.
Of course they will have actually stop sponsoring terrorism! But the lifting of the US sanctions (list of terrorism sponsoring states) is also
linked with the payment to the relatives.
Don't you think it's a bit ironic: here we have Mr Khadafi, who has a very long record of sponsoring terrorism
and who's ultimate responsability in the Lockerbie terrorist
attack is unquestionable, and the US will let him get away
by paying the relatives!
And you blame France of betraying their people?