Lockerbie bomber has perhaps eight months to live not three?

August 25, 2009

(ChattahBox) — Freed by the Scottish government on supposed compassionate grounds, convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi flew home from a Scottish prison to a hero’s welcome. Convicted for killing 270 people in the 1988 Pan Am bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland, many in the west are outraged, including many in the UK. The fallout has been a nightmare for the Scottish justice secretary Kenny Macaskill who made the decision to release Megrahi, but has now also tainted British Prime Minister Gordon Brown whose long silence in the matter was deafening.

The UK press wonders, if Britain may have traded Megrahi in return for lucrative deals with the energy-rich North African nation. Now medical reports are casting “significant doubts” that Megrahi will die within the next three months, which was the basis for the decision that allowed the convicted Lockerbie bomber’s release on supposed compassionate grounds in the first place. The Scottish Parliament seems in harmony in their condemnation of the decision, with the Labour MSP accusing MacAskill, of failing to conduct sufficient checks before deciding to release the terminally-ill bomber last week. The Tories went one step further saying that the most recent medical consensus was Megrahi would live eight months. Many feel there should have been no compassion shown to a convicted mass murderer like Megrahi. Certainly one would expect a prisoner serving a life sentence released on medical grounds to be on or very near his death bed, not living out the last 3 months or longer walking around free.


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2 Responses to “Lockerbie bomber has perhaps eight months to live not three?”

  1. jacob watson on August 28th, 2009 1:51 pm

    I say burn him

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