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    Birthday bash for 'dying' Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Al-Megrahi sickens crash victim

    If they executed the man he would not be celebrating his 58th birthday as a free man.

    Birthday bash for 'dying' Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Al-Megrahi sickens crash victims' kin

    Birthday bash for 'dying' Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Al-Megrahi sickens crash victims' kin
    The Lockerbie bomber celebrated his 58th birthday on Thursday at a Libyan mansion, defying the imminent death Scottish officials predicted when they compassionately freed him from prison nearly eight months ago.

    The thought of Abdelbaset Al-Megrahi partying with family and friends - reportedly thanking God for his survival - left his victims' loved ones sick to their stomachs.

    "It's absolutely despicable. It's horrific because my daughter had only 20 birthdays," said Susan Cohen of Cape May, N.J.

    Cohen's daughter, Theodora, a student at Syracuse University, was among 270 killed Dec. 21, 1988, when Pan Am Flight 103 was bombed in midair over Lockerbie, Scotland.

    "I actually had my birthday on the 27th [of March], and this is a pretty awful late birthday present," said Cohen, 72.

    Megrahi, the only terrorist convicted of the bombing, was sentenced to life in prison in 2001 for assisting in the mass-murder bombing.

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    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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

    Yeah socialist Scotland is one of the many sissy nations across the pond. I was on another board awhile back and a few of the Scottish members were boasting about letting the scum bag free. They said the reason they released him was to "defy the American bullies".
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    Re: Birthday bash for 'dying' Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Al-Megrahi sickens crash vi

    He didn't do it, it was the Syrians.
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    Re: Birthday bash for 'dying' Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Al-Megrahi sickens crash vi

    He's the worst kind to let go free. A dying man has even less to fear from a suicide bombing. At least if you're young you get deprived the best years of your life. When your ticket is about to be punched, there's nothing stopping you from going out with a bang, no pun intended.

    The real problem is that America is receiving too many of the attacks. Europe needs a few more 7/7s and Madrids so they can wake up and not speak from a safe anecdotal perspective. When you know they can bring the fight to your backyard, you watch a little closer from that pedastal.

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

    Manc Skipper has it right.

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

    He was convicted on all charges and sent to prison. He is guilty.
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    Re: Birthday bash for 'dying' Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Al-Megrahi sickens crash vi

    Quote Originally Posted by PonyBoy View Post
    Yeah socialist Scotland is one of the many sissy nations across the pond. I was on another board awhile back and a few of the Scottish members were boasting about letting the scum bag free. They said the reason they released him was to "defy the American bullies".
    According to our fellow socialist in office, terrorists deserve rights and freedom too. Even after they murder innocent people. This is a typical failure of socialist policies and weakness in action.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by PonyBoy View Post
    He was convicted on all charges and sent to prison. He is guilty.

    Then you know nothing about what happens in the UK Justice system then. We frequently and particularly in cases where there is a huge demand to see someone convicted, convict the wrong people and need to release them later.

    There are indeed huge questions over this trial and whether he was guilty.

    While I am sure this brings it all back to the families of those who died, I am sure they too would like to see the right people convicted.

    As to his release this is simply Scottish Law. If it is believed you are going to die within 6 months you are released.
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    Re: Birthday bash for 'dying' Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Al-Megrahi sickens crash vi

    Quote Originally Posted by alexa View Post
    Then you know nothing about what happens in the UK Justice system then. We frequently and particularly in cases where there is a huge demand to see someone convicted, convict the wrong people and need to release them later.
    How many cases are actually like this?

    There are indeed huge questions over this trial and whether he was guilty.
    Then that should be investigated.Not release a terrorist due to some idiotic compassionate grounds BS.


    While I am sure this brings it all back to the families of those who died, I am sure they too would like to see the right people convicted.

    As to his release this is simply Scottish Law.
    For some reason I have a hard time believing that the UK just sat by and let one of their states or territories release a terrorist,especially considering the alleged oil and trade deals for that terrorist release.


    Lockerbie bomber's release linked to trade deal, claims Gaddafi's son - Telegraph

    Lockerbie bomber 'set free for oil' - Times Online

    If it is believed you are going to die within 6 months you are released.
    This is a good reason to have a death penalty.Just in case some scumbag in office over here makes a idiotic law like that basically makes compassion synonymous with retarded.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

    Cicero Marcus Tullius

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

    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.
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