POLITICAL observations & opinions

* Not only should Lockerbie bomber al-Megrahi be brought to justice, there should also be an accounting with the British and Scottish officials who let him go. That release was an incredible insult to those who died and to all Americans, and it should not be forgotten.

Posted by Lew Weinstein on August 23, 2011

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AP reports (8/23/11) …

  • New York’s U.S. senators Schumer and Gillibrand have asked the Libyan transitional government to hold the convicted Lockerbie, Scotland, plane bomber fully accountable for his terrorist actions.
  • Abdel Baset al-Megrahi was convicted and imprisoned in Scotland for the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103. The bombing killed 270 people, including 189 Americans; 35 were Syracuse University students returning home for Christmas after studying in Britain.
  • The Scottish government released al-Megrahi in 2009, believing he’d soon die of cancer. He was greeted as a hero in his native Libya and met with leader Moammar Gadhafi, whose 42-year rule now teeters on the brink of collapse.
  • “The release of al-Megrahi was a total miscarriage of justice,” Gillibrand said in a statement. “Seeing him participate in good health at a pro-Gadhafi rally recently was another slap in the face not just for the families of the Lockerbie victims, but for all Americans and all nations of the world who are committed to bringing terrorists to justice.”

read the entire article at … http://news.yahoo.com/ny-senators-ask-libya-imprison-lockerbie-bomber-213510880.html

see also …

 * the truth is known … Brits pressured Scotland to release the Lockerbie bomber who was convicted of killing 270 people, many of them Americans

* is Great Britain also culpable in the despicable release of the Lockerbie murderer?

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LMW COMMENT …

Not only should al-Megrahi be brought to justice, there should also be an accounting with the British and Scottish officials who let him go. That was an incredible insult to those who died and to all Americans, and it should not be forgotten.

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One Response to “* Not only should Lockerbie bomber al-Megrahi be brought to justice, there should also be an accounting with the British and Scottish officials who let him go. That release was an incredible insult to those who died and to all Americans, and it should not be forgotten.”

  1. Hugh said

    Eh, something the entire rest of the world has since realized but somehow Americans have not: Al-Megrahi did not do it. That seems to be crystal clear to everyone but the Americans. Actually look at the facts of the case, and listen to the experts who observed and studied the case. We all want someone to suffer for the Lockerbie bombing, but this guy just ain’t that someone. Seriously, catch up.

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