Lockerbie PanAM bomber released?

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    Angry Lockerbie PanAM bomber released?

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    Families outraged at Pan Am 103 bomber's release - CNN.com
    Abdelbeset Ali Mohmed al Megrahi, 57, sick with advanced prostate cancer, was released on compassionate grounds and sent home to Libya to die, Scottish authorities said. Megrahi, who prosecutors said was a Libyan intelligence agent, was convicted in 2001 of placing a bomb on the Boeing 747.
    Right...so you have someone that has already demonstrated their penchant for destruction via bombing, who was tried, convicted and jailed for it, yet you're releasing him on compassionate grounds because he might die soon? So remind me again what reason he has NOT to strap a bomb to his person and take out more people?

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    Quote Originally Posted by packinnova View Post
    So remind me again what reason he has NOT to strap a bomb to his person and take out more people?
    I agree, now more than ever he has nothing to lose in doing this as he is already going to die. I would think that he might want to go out in a blaze of glory instead of dieing of cancer.
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    They should have released him alright.

    Released him at about 30,000 feet in the air.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoJoGunn View Post
    They should have released him alright.

    Released him at about 30,000 feet in the air.

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    The old saying ''There's nothing more dangerous than a man with nothing to lose'' comes to mind. He should have been allowed to die after he was shot by a firing squad.
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    I am horrified that they let him out. If this guy does any additional carnage, they need to hold the people that let him out with a capital crime or crime against huminaty
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    I would be raising all kinds of heck if one of my family members died on that plane,just goes to show you what happens when you let compassion overtake common sense
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoJoGunn View Post
    They should have released him alright.

    Released him at about 30,000 feet in the air.
    Absolutely. Let him experience the same ride some of his victims experienced.

    Concerning his release due to "compassion"... excuse me while I go puke.

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    No compassion here. I hope he dies a long and very, very painful death. And I've seldom wished that on anyone. Compassion my
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    He should have been tortured to give up who else was involved, and then one shot to the head, long ago. My sentiments. He should have faced the death penalty.

    He walked onto the airplane as if he were pale and weak in the UK.

    When he came to the airplane door in Libya... he was jubilant, energetic and waving his arms to the big crowd welcoming him.

    What message did that send ? Uh huh. He makes the bomb that kills 281 people, and walks ... after 8 yrs. No "justice" in any of that. ...... I think he should get the same passion as those he killed got.

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    Its been the lead story on the news here in Syracuse because 35 of the dead were from Syracuse University. Their loved ones have been dragged through the pain all over again because of this, and they are letting it be known.

    Scotland should be ashamed for showing this compassion. None of the people on the plane got a chance to see their families before they died, none of them got to make peace.

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    Big mistake, and a real slap in the face to the families of the victims. OMO
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    I have compassion for him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jojogunn View Post
    they should have released him alright.

    Released him at about 30,000 feet in the air.
    i'll second that .he didn't have any compassion for the people he killed.

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    So, opening up visitation hours for any family members wouldn't have been compassionate enough? Someone with more Brit wit than I will have to explain this one.

    A "life" sentence, but released in 8yrs? This smells like yet another example of how the U.K. values a criminal's life more than the lives of scores of victims and victims' families.



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