Sunday, May 20, 2012
PAN AM BOMBER MEGRAHI, FINALLY DEAD.
Released from a Scotland prison in 2009 in a quid pro quo very lucrative oil deal between the British (Scottish) government and the then Libyan Moummar Gaddafi's government, Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi, the former Libyan intelligence official, sentenced to life in prison in 2001 for the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 which killed 270 people including 189 Americans over Lockerbie S cotland, has finally died. Megrahi died from his afflicted terminal prostrate cancer; he was 60 years old.
"This man was a horrible man. It would have been better had he not died in freedom, but died in prison. That's what he deserved, and I still believe that the Scottish government, perhaps with the participation of the British government, created a major injustice when they let him out." - Chuck Schumer of New York.
Icheoku says in as much as the crime for which this now deceased terrorist was convicted was most egregious, we should learn to accept what we could not change and move on. No one has brought any sanctions on the Scottish.British government for betraying America with their ill-advised release of the now dead Megrahi when they did just because of OIL - a case of the biblical pot of porridge may be? However Al-Megrahi is now dead; whether he died in "freedom" shackled down by cancer and not in prison shackled down by chains, is irrelevant. What is important is that he is dead and gone forever and can never bring harm or cause hurt to anyone any longer. May those whose lives he wasted in that 1988 bombing now confront him accordingly. (Picture courtesy of AFP/Getty Images)