Thursday, August 25, 2011

Should the Lockerbie Bomber Go Back to Jail?

This blog post borrows its’ title from a Christian Science Monitor article of the same title available here:

United States and British politicians want the Libyan rebels to extradite Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, the Lockerbe bomber released by Scottland in 2009 on compassionate grounds after doctors gave him three months to live. As far as I’m concearned, he needed to rearrested yesterday.

 Compassion is a luxary best reserved for good and decent people not barbaric murders who take it upon themselves to kill 270 people. Giving him compassion implies something that he doesn’t deserve. If the Scottish government gave a crap about having compassion, they should’ve thought about the thousands of lives ruined by Abdel Baset al-Megrahi. Yet he’s the one who earned compassion [shakes head.]

The man deserves to die, placed firmly behind the cement walls of a jail cell. Scottland can deny it all day long, but this is just another example of the Wests two faced nature of the so called “War on Terror.” You don’t release a guy like Abdel Baset al-Megrahi unless you secured something from the Qaddaffi’s government.

 He should never have been released in the first place and this is a chance for the Scottland leadership and whomever takes control in Libya to show the international community and the Libiyan people that things really have changed.

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