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Lockerbie bomber. Serve his sentence in Libya? What a joke!
« on: August 15, 2009, 01:24:12 AM »
US wants Lockerbie bomber to serve sentence


Pan Am Flight 103 was blown up over the Scottish town of Lockerbie in December 1988, killing 270 people.

    
The United States has voiced concern about the possible release of the man jailed for life for the 1988 Lockerbie airliner bombing.

The US is stepping up its pressure on Scottish authorities who are considering freeing 57-year-old Abdelbaset al-Megrahi because he has terminal prostate cancer.

State Department spokesman PJ Crowley says senior Obama administration officials have called Scottish authorities.

"Secretary Clinton has in the past day talked to Justice Minister should Kenny McCaskill and expressed strongly the United States' view that Abdelbaset Ali Mohmet al-Megrahi should serve out the entirety of his sentence in Scotland for his part in the bombing of the Pan Am 103 flight," he said.

He says the US has also made it views clear to the British and Libyan authorities.

Al-Megrahi may be returned to his native Libya next week after abandoning his appeal against conviction.

His lawyers say he has applied to abandon his second appeal against his conviction, a move that clears the way for him to serve the rest of his sentence in Libya.

The application will be heard in an Edinburgh court next week.

Throw the bloody key away!

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Re: Lockerbie bomber. Serve his sentence in Libya? What a joke!
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2009, 04:11:19 PM »
Just read they decided to release him! What an injustice for the victim's families. They should put him in a drone at 35000' and blow up the plane so he dies like his victims!
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Re: Lockerbie bomber. Serve his sentence in Libya? What a joke!
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2009, 05:06:11 PM »
Just read they decided to release him! What an injustice for the victim's families. They should put him in a drone at 35000' and blow up the plane so he dies like his victims!

Couldent have said it better myself.
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Re: Lockerbie bomber. Serve his sentence in Libya? What a joke!
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2009, 09:53:10 PM »
Torture him to make him suffer like the victims familly.
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Re: Lockerbie bomber. Serve his sentence in Libya? What a joke!
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2009, 12:16:49 AM »
Well as a consolation dying of terminal prostate cancer could be a suitable ending anyway.

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Re: Lockerbie bomber. Serve his sentence in Libya? What a joke!
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2009, 11:48:08 AM »
Well i just read and saw images on the the news that he is getting a heros treatment when he landed in Libya. I hope the cancer will make that a-hole  suffer for a long time in inmentionable ways. >:(
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Re: Lockerbie bomber. Serve his sentence in Libya? What a joke!
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2009, 04:26:54 PM »
Well at least our F-111s did their damage as a little bit of retribution.
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Re: Lockerbie bomber. Serve his sentence in Libya? What a joke!
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2009, 12:12:54 AM »
This extract is from the BBC news this morning................

21:52 AEST Fri Aug 21 20098 hours 13 minutes ago


A hero's welcome given to the Lockerbie bomber in Libya sparked fury in the US and Britain which both warned Tripoli of serious diplomatic repercussions.

Hundreds of people waving Libyan and Scottish flags greeted Abdelbaset Ali Mohmet al-Megrahi as he landed in Tripoli late on Thursday


They were waving Scottish flags? What?
Fury by the British government? What a joke!
Just what the hell is going on over there in that mad country [and I don't mean Libya]
Surely the British Home Office has the final say about this matter. To allow this mass murderer to be released by this mob of left wing radicals is beyond belief.

Bloody hell I wish we had some forum members from Scotland on here so the shooting could start.

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Re: Lockerbie bomber. Serve his sentence in Libya? What a joke!
« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2009, 05:44:24 AM »
Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi arrives in Libya at Tripoli airport. Photograph: Amr Nabil/AP

Thousands of young men were on hand at the military airport in Tripoli where his plane landed. As he disembarked, cheering supporters, some wearing T-shirts bearing his picture, threw flower petals in the air and waved Libyan and miniature Scottish flags, while Libyan songs played in the background.



Wearing a dark suit and burgundy tie, Megrahi left the plane with the Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi's son, Saif, who raised his hand to the crowd before they left. Megrahi was reportedly on his way to meet his 95-year-old mother.

Earlier on, in a carefully choreographed day, it took just 67 minutes to free the man who it had taken more than a decade to catch and convict for plotting Britain's worst terrorist atrocity, the bombing of Pan Am flight 103.

At 1pm, the Scottish justice secretary Kenny Macaskill told a press conference of his decision to free Megrahi because spreading prostate cancer is killing him.

At 2.29pm, the white A300 airliner touched down in Glasgow while at Greenock prison, Megrahi, frail and bowed by his illness, walked slowly into a prison van, his face swathed in a white scarf.

At 2.37pm, a small convoy of six police vehicles flanked by a police outriders swept him under the prison's arch. About 80 local residents had gathered outside the gate. Some shouted abuse while some cheered ironically, as the convoy passed.

Roads were closed as the convoy was shepherded through Greenock by its outriders and down the M8 to Glasgow airport, shadowed by a small squadron of police and TV helicopters.

At 3.09pm, Megrahi stepped from the van onto the airport tarmac, his face obscured by a white baseball cap and the scarf. After a handshake with prison guards, Megrahi leaned on a walking stick and pulled himself up the aircraft steps.


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Re: Lockerbie bomber. Serve his sentence in Libya? What a joke!
« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2009, 11:21:55 PM »
Here's a scathing letter from FBI Director Robert Mueller to Scotland's Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/6076025/Lockerbie-bomber-Letter-from-FBI-director-Robert-Mueller.html
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Re: Lockerbie bomber. Serve his sentence in Libya? What a joke!
« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2009, 05:54:39 PM »
These people are disgusting.

How about drooping a Nuke right in the middle of those celebrations?
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