Greeted by huge crowds and one on one with Libyan President Kadafi
Lockerbie: 270 people murdered in Islamic attack
Islamic terrorist Abdel Basset al-Megrahi's release on compassionate grounds is so heinous, it is difficult to write about.
The above image grab is taken from a newscast on Libya's official television. It
shows Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi (right) meeting with freed Lockerbie
bomber Abdelbaset Ali Mohmet al-Megrahi in Tripoli. Kadhafi met
overnight with Megrahi amid mounting "Western outrage" over the hero's
welcome he received upon his return. Clearly the Muslim world is not
concerned with "Western outrage" or the actions of our jihad President.
Evil is unleashed in a world where good has decided to sit out the Islam's war on the West. Remember, Kadhafi was so intimidated by President Bush, he voluntarily turned over his WMD. I had my issues with President Bush when he lost his mojo and caved to the left in his second term, but one thing is for certain: Abdel Basset al-Megrahi would never have been released with a patriot in the White House. Abdel Basset al-Megrahi never have been released on the first day of Ramadan without a Muhammadan president in the White House. The chaos from the anti-American presidency has not even begin. Fasten your seat belts.
Thank G-d the 911 homicide bombers died in their deadly attacks on the United States. It would only be a matter of time that they would be telling their heartbreaking story to the NY Times Sunday magazine and NPR.of detainee abuse at GITMO while traveling to meet their Uighurs buds on the island of Bermuda.
Abdel Basset al-Megrahi received a warm welcome from flag waving
Libyan supporters as he stepped off the plane Thursday in Tripoli,
after his release from custody in Scotland on compassionate grounds.
Such an option exists under Scottish law, and Scottish Justice Minister
Kenny MacAskill, announcing Megrahi's release Thursday, said the
convicted bomber and former Libyan intelligence officer is near death
from prostate cancer.
The decision to release him early from prison elicited a firestorm
of condemnation from many American family members of victims of Pan Am
flight 103, which blew up over Lockerbie on December 21, 1988. In all,
270 people died.
In Washington, President Barack Obama called the release a mistake.
In London, criticism was limited to the reception bestowed upon Megrahi
at home in Libya.
Speaking on the BBC, British Foreign Secretary David Miliband criticized Libya's handing of Megrahi's arrival.
"The sight of a mass murderer getting a hero's welcome in Tripoli is
deeply upsetting, deeply distressing, above all for the 270 families
who grieve every day for the loss of their loved ones 21 years ago. But
also for anyone who has got an ounce of humanity in them and I think
that is the overriding emotion that people will be feeling today," he
Libya has maintained that it was not responsible for the downing of
Pan Am flight 103 and Megrahi, who was serving a life sentence, has
maintained his innocence.
On Tuesday, Megrahi dropped his appeal, which would have opened the
door to a close examination of the evidence. That might have shed more
light on those responsible, and also, what warnings may have been known
in the West regarding an imminent attack.
According to Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond, the dropping of that appeal had nothing to do with Megrahi's release.
"In terms of how the Scottish government approached this, then
everything we have done was not about any deals or understandings or
negotiations, it was done on the basis of Scots law, what is there
within our system," he said. "Our motives were the right ones. Other
people must speak for themselves. And, in terms of Scotland's standing
on the world stage, I am not ashamed in any sense of leading a
government, which is prepared to put mercy at the heart of its legal
system," Salmond added.
Abdel Basset al-Megrahi was responsible for the worst-ever terrorist
incident on British soil. Dr. Jim Swire, who lost his daughter in the
bombing, says he does not believe al-Megrahi was behind the bombing but
with the appeal now gone, so too is the chance to answer the big vexing
questions that linger to this day.
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