Megrahi release; Lockerbie disaster (270 victims)
Posted 8/22/09 , edited 8/22/09
On 21st of December, 1988, a Boeing 747 on its way from London to New York got pulverised by a bomb, which killed 259 passengers (crew included), and 11 people in Lockerbie, southern Scotland, were killed due to parts of the plane falling in and around the town, leading up to a number of 270 deaths; Lockerbie Bombing.

Megrahi was convicted of this terrorist act, and received a life sentence, but got released by Kenny MacAskill a few days ago on compassionate grounds for he is suffering from a terminal prostate cancer, and is now back in Libya to "die" with his family where he also received a hero's welcome.
Now MacAskill's decision is being severely opposed by politicians in Scotland, the US government and the victims' family members.

Megrahi only served 8 years of his original life sentence, and has also never shown any compassion to his victims, yet the Scottish government is being compassionate towards him in spite of the tragedy this terrorist caused.

The release of Megrahi is now also subject to a few suspicions or suggests that the UK released him due to oil diplomacy as the words by the Libyan leader are hinting.

"This step [Megrahi's release] is for the benefit of relations between Britain and Libya, and relations of personal friendship between me and them, and it will certainly be positively reflected in all fields of co-operation between the two countries," Col Gaddafi (Libyan leader) is reported to have said during his first meeting with the convicted Lockerbie bomber. [1]



Your thoughts on this subject are welcome.

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Notes:
FBI boss attacks Megrahi release
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/8216122.stm
Lockerbie bomber Megrahi is free
http://edinburghnews.scotsman.com/topstories/Lockerbie-bomber-Megrahi-is-free.5572026.jp
Oil diplomacy in Megrahi release? [1]
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/8215806.stm

What is Lockerbie?
For a more detailed version about this case see the following link: Pan Am Flight 103

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My personal opinion is, that he has no f*cking right to go back to his country to "die" with his family. A life sentence isn't meant to be removed just because said prisoner has a terminal illness. And then...certainly we've also got to imagine what kind of damage this person could cause again...now he won't fear anything any more since his death is already predetermined so who knows what kind of terrorist acts he's going to partake in again...maybe this time blowing himself up in the midst of a crowd? Who knows...he is way too much of a threat to be freely walking around again. And he also never showed any compassion to his victims, so why is the UK government being so compassionate?
To the other, what sane government revokes a life sentence just because of a terminal illness? I've never heard of such a case prior to this one. This highly suggests that there's something bigger rolling in the background as a BBC article already mentioned; Oil diplomacy.
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Posted 8/22/09 , edited 8/22/09
I don't think he should be let out. I think he should stay in jail or be put to death. I don't give a shit about him, he shouldn't have killed all of those people. I hope he rots.
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Posted 8/22/09
money make the world go round or in this case oil
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What?? You've got to be kidding me, they're being too nice on him.
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Justice has not been done. *shakes head*
He did the crime, he should do the time.
If you're caught after something like that, you've forfeited most of your human rights.

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Posted 8/22/09
I saw this on the news a while ago...

They shouldn't sympathize with people like him.
He killed 270 people and his life sentence got revoked just because he has an illness, what kind of bullshit is that <_<
They should have just let him die in prison rather than releasing another threat to innocent people.
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Posted 8/23/09
I am totally feeling bad and not safe anymore. Letting a radical person go because he has a Illness; just an terminal Illness and he's freed?
Man, this already proves how fucked up the world already is. 270 Victims my friend, 270. You can't get even one single person back. Each persons of the 270 who died was loved, cherished and dear to their family and friends. They can't come back, think about it. He killed them all; and he's now going to die and may go home, does he really deserve this?

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Tut tut. I heard he is being celebrated as a "hero" back in his country. WTF! He had no excuse to murder all those innocent people. In my opinion, I do not think he should be released, regardless of the fact that he had terminal cancer or not. Call me heartless but what justice has been served to the victims along with their family? His jail sentence was suppose to be a deterrence yet how is it one because he has been released early. Some people might be encouraged by this and think they can get away with doing such atrocious crimes because the government is compassionate. 8 years is hardly enough. ¬¬
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Posted 8/23/09
I dont see any justice in this.
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before letting him out. they should have drugged him :p so he would die slowly
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i say they sodomize im, put hree dildos up ihis ass, leve them there, and make him stay in jail, with the dildos in tact... and not let him take a shit, let him blow up shittly.... lol.. but seriously, strap some grenades on him and let him die, dont be 'compassionate, fuck that'
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How pathetic to let him released. Dumb people these day. No justice for the victims' families.
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