VIDEO (embedding disabled) Emotions run high over possible Lockerbie bomber release
The Lockerbie Bomber, a TERRORIST (not a man-made disaster causer), freed to "die with compassion"? His VICTIMS, innocent all, didn't have that luxury.
One of my greatest fears is that this slippery slope America is currently on will have us end up like you. I'm ashamed of my Scottish heritage today; I'm ashamed for my entire maternal family, who all still live there. What happened to your Country? A Country full of fierce, brave fighters; a Country filled with people of strong backbone, always willing to fight and even die for Freedom.
"Scotland will forever remember the crime that has been perpetrated against our people and those from many other lands," said Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill.
But he said: "Our justice system demands that judgment be imposed but compassion be available. Our beliefs dictate that justice be served, but mercy be shown."
The decision comes amid thawing relations between Libya and Britain, which were arch-enemies in the 1980s and 1990s.
Libya has the largest proven oil reserves of any country in Africa, much of it still untapped, and British firms including BP and Shell have signed major exploration deals in the country in recent years.
Saad Djebbar, a lawyer who has worked with the Libyan government on the case, told BBC radio that freeing Megrahi would be a huge boost to relations between Britain and the whole Arab world.
"Britain and Scotland will grow in the eyes of the Arab states," he said.
Did you do this for the oil? Or for the feel-goody "let's all be friends" naively dangerous mindset you seem to embrace? Do you understand that Terrorists can't be bought off with huggles and cookies? They want to KILL YOU and will continue to do so no matter how infuriatingly and perilously sycophantic you act. In fact, they are likely laughing at you right now. And they will now treat Al-Mehrahi as a hero. Some justice.
Do you understand that this evil (yes, evil. Evil does exist, contrary to your childish beliefs) man served just over 11 days per murder?
Terrorist who killed 270 people: Freed to die in the loving bosom of his family. His innocent victims? Meh. Their lives weren't worth more than 11 days each.
You sicken me. That is all.
My thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims .. people to whom you've just flipped the bird and slapped in the face. Innocent people who did not "die with compassion"; They died in terror. And horrific pain. And they did so without being able to have so much as a "good-bye" to their loved ones.
That's "Compassion"? Not so much.
(cross-posted at snarkandboobs)
UPDATE: Yes, he IS being greeted as a hero. Happy now? You absolute fools **. Shame on you.
Libya crowd cheers Lockerbie bomber
(UKPA) – 1 minute ago
Thousands of Libyan people have greeted Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi on his return to Tripoli.
Some displayed Megrahi's picture on T-shirts while Libyan and Scottish flags were also being waved by members of the crowd at a military airport.
Megrahi, who has terminal cancer, was released on compassionate grounds by Scottish Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill.
** * P.S. Stop getting your knickers in a bunch, Scottish folks ... I don't mean the Scottish people as a whole, with a broad brush; I'd be denigrating my ENTIRE family if I did. I am obviously referring to your *cough* esteemed *cough* Leaders and those on your Left, who believe in feel-goodiness hugs and kisses with Terrorists. And the buffoon of a Judge.