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WTF? Lockerbie Bomber To Be Released!

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  1. scout

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    A Scotland judge has decided to release the only person arrested, convicted and jailed for the bombing of Pan Am flight 103. The terrorist supposedly had terminal cancer and will be released on compassionate grounds..........................and the 259 people murdered by this terrorist will remain dead.
    I'm at a loss for words.

    Lockerbie bomber to be freed - Terrorism- msnbc.com
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    I am not a real big death penalty advocate, but this why I don't like the argument "they'll never see the light of day". In some case I guess they will.

    There is a few cases were I believe the ultimate punishment is necessary, looks like this is one of them.
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    He should have been beheaded long ago, Scotland must be going nuts too.
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    I wonder if he has any compassion for the victims families.
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    I'd say it depends on how far along the Cancer is. If he can't walk up a flight of stairs anymore then fine, let him go home to die, otherwise F him.
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    Dying in Jail is ok... acting "compassionate" in this case is not.
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    I dunno, that guy in Saw movies killed a lot of people, and he had terminal cancer...
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    Try reading your own linked article, then maybe you won't have to ask "WTF". :rolleyes:

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    Oh, ok. That clears it up. Scout shouldn't be "WTF?" shocked that a convicted terrorist, who murdered 270 or so people, is being let free. Afterall, that type of thing happens everyday. Can I get an amen Reverend Mosey?
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    It should read Fu(kin Scots!) by the way.

    Trust me, we don't like it anymore than the Americans.
    He should have died in prison, and I can assure you that is the view of the vast majority of Scottish people. No-one asked us our viewpoint. Remember, we also lost people on the ground in the Lockerbie attrocity.
    And it wasn't a Scottish judge who allowed him home, it was a Scottish Government minister. He will be repaid in the next election I believe. This guy hasn't been out of the news since he became the justice minister. He wants people out of prisions and back onto the streets because it's not fair for them to be incarcerated! He is a lunatic!


    But please remember one thing, this deal was done mostly in London by Tony Blair and his cronies in order for diplomatic relations to be opened between the UK and Libya. The incompetent knob who sent him home today drew the short straw in doing so.
    It has been a shameful day for politicians in the UK.
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    Thanks for the explanation.
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    No. He doesn't. The guy still claims his innocence...
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    Well said, thank you...
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    Thanks RW.
    Not sure what's more shocking, the judge freeing this terrorist, or a member going against my thread because I'm seen as a liberal.
    Unfukking believable!
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    Scout, I'm not sure anyone is going against your thread. In fact, I think that you and PF1996 are in the same boat as you are both Liberals.

    RW sure wasn't going against your thread.. He was going against PF1996..
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    My thanks to RW was sincere.
    My response to PF1996 is what it is. "Try reading your own link" sounded a little bitter. I might have been wrong concerning his political leanings, for that I'll stand corrected. But the underlying point is this terrorist should be hung by his balls. I'm not sure there's been a bigger miscarriage of justice in the last 20 years. Which is the underlying reason for my "WTF". I don't know why a member would try to discredit this post (which I felt PF1996 tried to do). If I'm wrong, I'll apologize.
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    Funnily enough, those words are eerily similar to one of the UN observers of the trial.
    Furthermore, "Abdelbaset al-Megrahi never wavered in his denial of causing the Lockerbie disaster: now some Scottish legal experts say they believe him."

    Im not saying he's innocent, honestly i don't know whether he is or not. But regardless, when there is serious doubt over whether his conviction was correct and the person in question will surely be dead in a matter of months it is hardly the biggest miscarriage of justice in the last 20 years.
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    The problem with that reasoning is, it is not what has been stated by the Scottish official. It has not been mentioned in any of the news agencies in which I've watched.
    If in fact, that Abdelbaset al-Megrahi is actually innocent, then the government/judge who released him, should own up to it, or at least leave some wiggle room.
    The vast majority of people, diplomats, officials, etc. are condemning this act.
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    Scout, this thread is perfectly rational, and understandable. Lots of people are wondering "WTF?".
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    From the BBC website
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    he is a convicted terrorist but with questions marks over that conviction.
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    Steve Boland was one of my best friends, and he hosted me and a three other cadets from Woo Poo for a memorable wknd in late March of 1988. He even let me use his own bed.

    The next semester he was bound for London, England, and was full of enthusiasm, esp. as his bedroom walls were covered by Beatles posters.

    He was one of the best people I've ever met in my life. He was adopted by wonderful parents, a product of a teenage girl who bravely refrained from an abortion.

    Liam, an old high school acquaintance, has a lovely reminiscence. All aboard Flight 103 // Notre Dame Magazine // University of Notre Dame

    The only thing wrong with it is I hate the g.dd.mn Catholics (ND football).

    There's a wonderful memorial in Arlington National Cemetery, a pyramid type structure made from limestone from Lockerbie, Scotland. Arlington National Cemetery:: Visitor_Information

    The decision to release this mass murderer on humanitarian grounds is extremely inhumane to those of us who suffered. He should have been executed or be left to die in prison.
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    He most definetly should not have been executed, as that would be against the law in Scotland. You can't just go around changing laws back and forth.
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    He probably would have prefered to be Stoned To Death, thats how all those Swine that just gave him a heros welcome home do it.
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    Indeed, that did disgust me.

    Honestly, im not trying to claim he's innocent, just trying to bring a bit of level headedness to the situation. When his conviction is now considered sketchy, i just don't see how its the biggest miscarriage of justice for 2 decades.
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    He could be a scapegoat. We all know how that works. When I saw the news of this person's release, it was not a knee jerk reaction. I had not heard anything about him being wrongly convicted, and by the posts here, no one else had either. It's possible, but I am withholding judgement until there is further information.
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    Hmm...NOT a "knee jerk reaction"? Sorry, but the facts contradict your claim. The article you linked clearly states that there are questions about the validity of his conviction and that most "Brits believe him to be innocent". That these FACTS clearly stated in the article YOU linked didn't motivate you to at least check into the story before creating this idiotic thread indicates either that you didn't read the story yet still felt content to express an uninformed opinion or that you DID read the story but your need to show "outrage at terrorists" overwhelmed whatever interest you have in being informed or that maybe you don't care about being informed. I'll let you decide which of these are correct.

    The fact that most of the righties who crawl around this forum are ignorant isn't an excuse for your own ignorance.
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    finally got out of the can ... didn't know they let people use computers in halfway houses.:rolleyes:
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    IGNORANCE: The article you linked clearly states that there are questions about the validity of his convictions and that most "Brits believe him to be innocent". That these FACTS clearly stated in the article You linked didn't motivate you to at least check into the story before creating this idiotic thread...yada...yada..

    Quote from the Link: "But a 2007 review of his case raised the prospect that al-Megrahi has been a victim of miscarriage of justice and many in Britain believe he is innocent".

    Clearly, someone needs to put the pipe down.

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