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    Re: Birthday bash for 'dying' Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Al-Megrahi sickens crash vi

    That's fine. Maybe a few threats of dirty bombs in your neighborhood and you'll take a more logical and realistic view on situations like these.

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    Re: Birthday bash for 'dying' Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Al-Megrahi sickens crash vi

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    He had an appeal in the pipeline, which looked likely to be successful. The diagnosis presented an opportunity for those in power to avoid the embarrassment of his winning the case, and leaving nobody guilty. The condition for his compassionate release was that he drop his appeal.
    Is there any evidence of this or is it just conspiracy loon stuff? Releasing a terrorist due to some crock shit compassionate grounds is completely idiotic and a possibility of some oil trade deal looks like the UK government sold them out.So you have idiocy and or corruption which looks far worse than someone getting a successful appeal.
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    Re: Birthday bash for 'dying' Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Al-Megrahi sickens crash vi

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Is there any evidence of this
    Here's the best I can find quickly

    Witness kept changing story - but trial never told - Scotsman.com News

    Here's another

    The end game: The fate of Lockerbie bomber - Scotsman.com News

    The appeal was due to begin in earnest next month, and those who have followed the Lockerbie case for the last two decades were waiting with anticipation. For two years, ever since the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission (SCCRC) had agreed the appeal should go ahead, there had been speculation about the evidence it might bring forward. Scotland on Sunday reported in 2007 that Megrahi's lawyers would put forward new evidence that a key witness in the case, Maltese shopkeeper Tony Gauci, had been paid a 2m reward by US investigators for giving crucial prosecution evidence. We also reported how a retired CIA agent had provided new evidence which suggested that Iran was behind the bombing, and had then paid a terrorist group known as the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine to carry out the attack. Perhaps most damning of all, there was talk that evidence had been tampered with by Scottish and American police so as to lead to Megrahi's conviction.

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    But for many, the decision of Megrahi's lawyers to ditch his appeal last week, was proof in itself that a deal had been done. SNP MSP Christine Grahame stepped forward, claiming to have seen a Scottish Government e-mail which said that al–Megrahi had been put under pressure to drop his appeal before his compassionate release would be granted. Oliver Miles, a former British ambassador to Libya, declared yesterday: "It's pretty likely there was a deal." Others close to the case say that there would have been strong pressure from within the Scottish Government's justice department and the Crown Office to ensure that, at all costs, the appeal be dumped. One senior justice figure said: "They (the Scottish Government] don't want an appeal to pick over the justice system and show it to have been wanting. Don't forget that Kenny (MacAskill] is part of that system. He is a legal man through and through. This is an administration which places great stock in establishing its competence. They don't want to see the Scottish justice system dragged through the mud".
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    Re: Birthday bash for 'dying' Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Al-Megrahi sickens crash vi

    Time to put Libya back on the s%*t list until they learn to behave on matters like this and the idiotic row with Switzerland.
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    Re: Birthday bash for 'dying' Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Al-Megrahi sickens crash vi

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    He had an appeal in the pipeline, which looked likely to be successful. The diagnosis presented an opportunity for those in power to avoid the embarrassment of his winning the case, and leaving nobody guilty. The condition for his compassionate release was that he drop his appeal.
    Like his namesake, the Gippers' comments are beneath contempt.
    If he had an appeal then let him appeal.

    Don't release him before he has proven himself innocent.

    But apparently that is too much to ask.

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