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Monday, May 21, 2012

The Lockerbie Bomber Farce

Convicted Lockerbie bomber dies
Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, a former Libyan intelligence officer who was the only person ever convicted in the 1988 Lockerbie bombing, has died at home in Tripoli, nearly three years after he was released from a Scottish prison to the outrage of the relatives of the attack's 270 victims. He was 60.

Do we all have the memory of goldfish? Al-Magrahee was convicted on an unreliable identification by a Maltese shopkeeper and a Libyan CIA informer. He was said to have planted the Pan Am bomb in a suitcase on a flight from Malta to Frankfurt, which went on to London and exploded as it flew over Lockerbie. After a decade of sanctions Ghaddafi handed Al-Magrahee over and he was convicted largely on the hearsay of discredited witnesses and was sentenced to life imprisonment. Which is where he would stay until his conviction was effectively overturned in his second appeal because the conviction was considered a miscarriage of justice in Scotland.

Al-Magrahee was released under the pretext of illness to avoid further scrutiny of what really happened at Lockerbie, his death seals that chapter closed but I'm astounded by how little anyone is hearing that his second appeal effectively cleared him. This was the Scottish justice system righting a legal wrong, who actually planted the bomb and why the CIA covered it up and framed Al-Magrahee may never be known.

An odd end to a weird case



At 21/5/12 9:28 am, Blogger Unknown said...

Hardly the end! There are a group of deluded Islamists out there (well, that goes without saying, but I'm talking about the ones responsible for this) who have not been brought to justice. Bringing down a 747 full of children and innocent holiday makers is about as serious a crime as any sullen death cult Islamist could perpetrate.

At 21/5/12 9:42 am, Blogger Unknown said...

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At 21/5/12 1:18 pm, Blogger Ovicula said...

Were the US sailors who shot down an Iranian plane full of civilians ever brought to trial? It seems that if you do it with a sophisticated missile it's ok, but with a suitcase it's terrorism. Changing what was said above slightly:
Hardly the end! There are a group of deluded Christians out there (well, that goes without saying, but I'm talking about the ones responsible for this) who have not been brought to justice. Bringing down an Airbus full of children and innocent holiday makers is about as serious a crime as any sullen death cult Christian could perpetrate.

At 23/5/12 9:34 am, Blogger Unknown said...

Oh Christ - you're a religious nut and an America-phobe aren't you? You have an issue with Christians, obviously, and like most post modernists a blind spot when it comes to murder in the name of Islam. What you fail to understand is that there are no sides that can be taken in this. All parties responsible for religiously inspired suffering are equally culpable, So save your hatred for an evangelist, or a bus load of american school children, ignoramus.

At 23/5/12 12:10 pm, Blogger Unknown said...

I'm sorry, I have to come back to it: How amazingly short sighted and disingenuous you foolish comment is. The death of those Iranian civilians was appalling, and I bet you most of those responsible feel just as, if not more appalled than either of us. No one thinks they shot down a plane full of civilians ON PURPOSE. Idiot. The Islamists' murderers who brought down the 747 over Lockerbie are at large. The case is not closed.

At 23/5/12 2:59 pm, Blogger Ovicula said...

Not religious at all, not post modernist and not an America-phobe, but call me all those if it makes you feel better. If the US Navy hadn't been in the Gulf trying to act as world policeman, the Airbus would never have been shot down. They didn't get there by slipping their moorings accidentally or dragging their anchors, so they were there on purpose. The Airbus downing may have contributed to Lockerbie, so my point is that these things can't be looked at in isolation. Even though I'm apparently the idiot, you seem to have missed that entirely.

At 24/5/12 4:56 am, Blogger Unknown said...

They were there on purpose not by accident and therefore...what?? It wasn't an accident, it was on purpose? "The Airbus downing may have contributed to Lockerbie." Yep, it was the Americans fault that the Islamists blew up the plane, got that. I suppose they were the real reason that 9/11 happened, right? Nothing to do with Islam, eh mate? But you're not an America-phobe are you, got that.

The Americans blew the Airbus up because they were unaware that it was carrying innocent people (not dangerous beardies). The Islamist's blew the 747 up precisely because it was full of innocent people. You have all your work ahead of you convincing anyone that those two events smell the same pal.

At 24/5/12 5:03 am, Blogger Unknown said...

Keep an eye on Egypt. The Muslim Brotherhood are about to turn it into a wasteland of barbarism and suffering. Thats what you get when you allow the religion of peace to take charge. Fascism stinks no matter what guise it chooses, and Islam is a particularly nasty variant. Western apologists for Islam could see this too, if their heads weren't packed so tightly up their own..


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