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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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    Fu(kin SCOTTS!
     
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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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