Lockerbie Bomber going home!

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by Dogdrool, Aug 13, 2009.

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  1. BBC Clicky thing
    It would appear the suspected bomber is going home, I do hope its aboard a drone that for some reason has a malfunction and explodes over Tripoli.
  2. OldSnowy

    OldSnowy LE Moderator Book Reviewer

    He's going home to die. I'd be surprised if he got sudden remission from his terminal cancer - unlike, say, Ronnie Biggs or Ernest Saunders (the only man in medical history to have recovered from Alzheimer's).

    I'd be more interested in when someone is going to attempt to prosecute the person who actually did plant the bomb, instead of this fall guy.
  3. I wouldn't hold your breath!

    One good thing, terminal palliative care is extremely expensive, at least we wont be picking up the tab anymore.
  4. I'm not sure I share your view, although many undoubtedly do. Two points:

    1. I've always had my doubts over the strength of the conviction. I don't readily buy into conspiracy theory, but I think there was an element of 'stitch-up'. See below for a snippet and Private Eye's 'Flight From Justice' supplement as well as numerous articles in their ongoing campaign.

    2. Considering the treatment given to Ronnie Biggs, an egocentric, loathsome thug with no sense of regret, I feel it would be unjust to disallow a man who's always protested his innocence the chance to die with some dignity.
  5. agree with OldSnowy - there are plenty of inconsistencies in the case and it deserves further scrutiny though I can't see a judicial review being undertaken, especially once el-Megrahi pops his clogs.
  6. I also can't see him getting the same level of medical care in Libya
  7. He (and Libya), was the US's preferred fall guy.

    Abu Nidal was employed via Syria on behalf of the Iranians to retaliate for Iran Air 655. But being as how Iran-Contra was rather a hot and very embarrassing political potato in the US at the time, they decided not to point fingers.
  8. Command_doh

    Command_doh LE Book Reviewer

    Ironically, the Libyans have been sending all their people with specialist medical requirements to the U.K. for (their) State funded private treatment for years. Doubt that will work in this case, though...
  9. Whether he is guilty or not....

    He was a Libyan working for his Government wasn't he?

    His Gov't have left him high and dry. Nice one Ghaddaffi.

    Let me put that another way.

    Whether he is guilty or not...

    He was a Brit working for his Government wasn't he?

    His Gov't have left him high and dry. Nice one Brown.

    Either way, he's been a Patsy. Let him go home to die.
  10. I know, I used to process their applications from 1995-1997
  11. He's no more guilty of this atrocity than I am.

    The flimsy evidence mainly centered on being recognised by the shopkeeper in Malta where the clothes were purchased that were wrapped around the bomb on the Pan-Am flight.
    The ID took place several years after the 'purchase' and by then al-Megrahi's image was all around the world.
    There's also several allegations regarding the shopkeepers activites with various security and intelligence agencies.
    Even now, a minority of the families of the victims of the disaster think he isn't the person who did it.

    The whole thing stinks and is being whitewashed over at Downing St and Whitehoue level.

    Idle conspiracy or travesty of Justice? I Read Private Eye's 'Flight from Justice' special report.
  12. I agree with most of the views here . An Iranian passenger jet gets shot down by an American warship so a Libyan is convicted of a revenge attack :?