Isn’t this fantastic? Scotland releases the person responsible for killing 270 people on compassionate grounds and look at the hero’s reception he gets:
He was convicted and still claims he didn’t do it but offers his sympathy to the families of those killed.
Despite strenuous American opposition, the Scottish government on Thursday ordered the release on compassionate grounds of the only person convicted in the Lockerbie bombing, permitting Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi, a 57-year-old former Libyan intelligence agent, to return home after serving 8 years of a 27-year minimum sentence on charges of murdering 270 people in Britain’s worst terrorist episode.
Still protesting his innocence, and offering “sincere sympathy” to the families of those who died in the bombing, Mr. Megrahi was granted his freedom under the terms of Scottish laws permitting the early release of prisoners with less than three months to live.
You would think a person convicted of a crime wouldn’t be released unless he admitted guilt. But nooooo. For this mass murderer, it’s all good.
The Minister of Justice said:
Mr. Megrahi “did not show his victims any comfort or compassion. They were not allowed to return to the bosom of their families to see out their lives, let alone their dying days. No compassion was shown by him to them.”
“But, that alone is not a reason for us to deny compassion to him and his family in his final days,” the official said.
“Our justice system demands that judgment be imposed but compassion be available. Our beliefs dictate that justice be served, but mercy be shown. Compassion and mercy are about upholding the beliefs that we seek to live by, remaining true to our values as a people – no matter the severity of the provocation or the atrocity perpetrated,” he said.
In this case it appears that “compassion” trumped judgment and justice…for the families of those killed by this scum.
The words I want to say regarding this despicable creature and his release cannot be put here.
Sure you get my drift.
He should be rotting in a dungeon. Period.
Should have packed his plane with C-4 and lots of WP. Then set it to go off when he stepped off the plane.
This just saddens me and disgusts me beyond what words can express. I’m of scot heritage, and this pathetic attempt to show their ‘independence’ on the world stage is, well, pathetic. No one really gives a flying fuck about you, Scotland. You don’t matter. Ignore the fact that 15 or so of your own citizens died when that fuckbucket blew up the Pan-Am flight, killing 270 people a few days before Christmas. Piss on their graves to be ‘compassionate’ to a murderer convicted in YOUR courts. Gosh, we’re all impressed with your toughness now.
What is this Scot thinking? Oil for lives I guess?
I feel the most compassion for the victims families. They had no time to spend with their love ones before they died, why should this person? I only hope his death is slow and painful and his family can watch him fade into the next life with anguish and pain as well.
He should have died in prison the way many prisoners die today and will continue to do so. He was convicted and should serve his time in prison until the sentence has been completed. I feel no compassion for him that he has cancer. many others have the same condition and are far less fortunate!
Another reason to avoid Scottish Independence. What a poor mockery of justice this is. Personally I would of preferred the death penalty for mass murder such as this. Compassion has to be a 2 way street.
Britain is S-O-F-T !!!!!!
Life is pretty cheap in Scotland these days. This mass murderer served less than 3 months in prison for each of his victims. William Wallace must be rolling over in his grave.
What an insult to the families of the 270 people that died on flight 103. They never had an option, or a choice. They were blown out of the sky with zero hope of surviving. And the killer walks free. Whys should this pig f–king mussie be free when the families left behind flight 103 have to live their losses each and every day? He should have rotted in prison untl dead from the cancer that was consuming him.There is a place in paradise already reserved for this low life scum. They call it paradise but we know it as HELL. He will not be there soon enough for me.
When it comes to terrorists, I have no sympathy at all- I personally would have withheld pain killers and made tapes for all the families who wanted them. Some people are not good at all- they want to commit evil on the world- indeed they live for the opportunity. Many of the jihadists fall into this category, and until we are willing to get into their frame of mind, we’ll always be reacting, instead of pro- active.
@Mr. Bingley: @Bill W: @GaffaUK:
I agree with each of you to the fullest extent.
All of Scotland is shamed.
This should be a lesson to us all in this war against state sponsored Islamic terrorists – we can count on no other nation’s government to do the right thing. Americans and Scots were murdered and Scotland’s leaders could really give a shit.
If you’ve never read Michael Yon’s blog, please take a look at it and in particular this article:
This one is another fitting tribute to our warriors serving in this conflict:
I remember attending the Edinburgh Military Tattoo about ten years ago. What a complete embarrassment that will be now. In fact, they should no longer hold this salute to the Armed Forces – Scotland is no longer worthy.
You have to wonder where the bravery of William Wallace or Rob Roy has gone. Scots used to be tough fair- minded people, yet now they suffer from this PC crap as badly as the rest of the world does.
Is this some disease you get once in office? Does one need to relinquish their testes in order to be sworn in?
Why are the victims always forgotten, or just given short shrift?
What, all we all of a sudden giving out FREE Lunches? Since when??? Under what premise? Did this guy learn his lesson? I doubt he would have changed his actions if he knew he would have gone to jail. These people don’t care, but only to KILL America. They hate us…helllloooooo!!! Wake up people.
He never expressed sorrow, regret. Convicted of killing 270 innocent souls. He denied his guilt. Justice is not blind on this day she is dead.
Cancer has no religious preference or any mercy. I hope he goes slow and in great pain.
He will see the Lake of Fire soon enough.
This is disgusting. I remember this all too well, as there were several drama students from Syracuse University on that plane – my hometown, and a department I had close ties to, having studied with teachers there and performed with many of the students, they were part of my circle of friends. I attended the memorial service at the Carrier Dome, and vividly remember the pain.
If we show “compassion” for every criminal dying in jail, criminals would be running free everywhere. Everyone dies. This guy should have done so in jail, unnoticed by anyone. Piece of SH*T.
The memorial at the Syracuse University website, including the names of those killed:
Ramadan began on Friday August 21, 2009 … aren’t these people supposed to be fasting and praying not dancing and celebrating ?
Muslims celebrating during Ramadan !!! they’re headed straight to hell… I hope 🙂
I think that the terrorist should have been flown home at 31,000 feet and when he was over Lybia kicked out of the airplane so that he could enjoy the same ending that his victims did.
Even though he is dying,he should not be trusted and he should still be monitored.
Even though he is dying, he should be in prison.
The people that tasked him to kill innocent passengers have not been dealt with, therefore justice has never been served on what amounts to an act of war.
All people deserve wealthy life and loans or just term loan can make it better. Because people’s freedom bases on money.