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    Doctor: 'Dying' Lockerbie bomber may live 10 years

    I wonder if the victims families feel like the British government just took a big **** right in their mouths by allowing Scotland to free a terrorist due to some retarded idiotic notion of letting some scumbag out of prison due to compassionate grounds. There is such a thing as misplaced compassion and this is an example of it. Misplaced compassion just makes compassion synonymous with stupidity.

    Doctor: Lockerbie bomber may live 10 years - World news - Europe - msnbc.com
    LONDON A doctor who said the man convicted of the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 had only three months to live now says the Libyan could survive another 10 years, London's Sunday Times reported.

    Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, who was convicted of 270 counts of murder for being behind the 1988 bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland, was released on compassionate grounds in 2009, after doctors said he only had a few months to live.

    Specialist Karol Sikora told the newspaper it was "embarrassing" that al-Megrahi, who has prostate cancer and received a hero's welcome upon his return to Libya, had managed to outlive the prognosis.

    The report is sure to re-ignite accusations that Scottish authorities bowed to pressure from Libya and the British government to release al-Megrahi, who American officials accuse of being an officer of the Libyan intelligence service.
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    Re: Doctor: 'Dying' Lockerbie bomber may live 10 years

    The British were conned.

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    Re: Doctor: 'Dying' Lockerbie bomber may live 10 years

    Quote Originally Posted by jujuman13 View Post
    The British were conned.
    The British were wimps. If anybody ever deserved the death penalty, that piece of **** did.

    And now this...

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    Re: Doctor: 'Dying' Lockerbie bomber may live 10 years

    The man was most likely innocent any ways.
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    Re: Doctor: 'Dying' Lockerbie bomber may live 10 years

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    The man was most likely innocent any ways.
    Then reopen the case, don't let him go on false pretenses...
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    Re: Doctor: 'Dying' Lockerbie bomber may live 10 years

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    Then reopen the case, don't let him go on false pretenses...
    I agree, but there was... lets say... motivation for this to happen. By reopening the case, certain agencies and people would be exposed as fools and opened up to massive lawsuits and I bet they wanted to avoid that.. this includes the FBI. It is basically choosing between scandals.
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    Re: Doctor: 'Dying' Lockerbie bomber may live 10 years

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    I agree, but there was... lets say... motivation for this to happen. By reopening the case, certain agencies and people would be exposed as fools and opened up to massive lawsuits and I bet they wanted to avoid that.. this includes the FBI. It is basically choosing between scandals.
    So, another example of cowardly Europeans at work, here. He was convicted. Let him rot in jail...
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    Re: Doctor: 'Dying' Lockerbie bomber may live 10 years

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    So, another example of cowardly Europeans at work, here. He was convicted. Let him rot in jail...
    Actually I suspect it was done to protect the FBI and CIA, since they are the ones who collected some of the key evidence against him, and that evidence has been debunked almost fully after the fact. And the UK aint all of Europe, so please dont say it in that way.
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    Re: Doctor: 'Dying' Lockerbie bomber may live 10 years

    I still have a hard time believing a man convicted of killing 270 people was released.

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    Re: Doctor: 'Dying' Lockerbie bomber may live 10 years

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    I still have a hard time believing a man convicted of killing 270 people was released.
    I am still baffled that he was convicted in the first place. The amount of political pressure from Downing Street and Washington on the judges to convict was huge according to reports and the evidence was tainted big time.
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