Lockerbie bomber fuels anger just by staying alive

Aug 18, 2010 Full story: Action 3 News 10

A year after Scotland's release of the terminally ill Lockerbie bomber caused an uproar, Abdel Baset al-Megrahi is still stirring outrage simply by surviving.

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#4 Aug 19, 2010
The Obama administration gave its approval to this release. They don't care about those that lost their lives on that Lockerbie flight. That same disregard is apparent in the debaucle at World Trade Center mosque.

The British and US are warming to Libya and Gadhafi's son. Make nice.
Glasnos

Fabens, TX

#5 Aug 19, 2010
More of that Odumbo "tranparency" ... acting all incensed at the release, when they had previously given their approval.
The deceit, lies, bigotry, and elitist arrogance of this Odumbo administration is almost too much to take.
Obama Insane

Pineville, SC

#6 Aug 19, 2010
Why did Obama back the release of this Murderer? What is wrong with Obama!

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Canton, OH

#7 Aug 19, 2010
It's a sad day for America when our own president sides with the Murderous Lockerbie Bomber in his release citing he'd rather him released than face a Harsh Libyan Prison!

Obama is one big piece of Filth.
ascendo tuum

Palo Alto, CA

#8 Aug 19, 2010
Curtis Lowe wrote:
I still don't understand why Obama let him loose? Oh wait, Obama is a Muslim too. Now it all makes sense.
Obama... cut him loose??!! ROTFALMFAO!!! What an idiot!

“your life is great”

Since: Aug 09

you poop in clean water

#9 Aug 19, 2010
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/jul/25/bara...
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"The existence and content of the US embassy note was first disclosed by the Guardian last August, at the height of the controversy over Megrahi's release, and its full text has now been leaked to the Sunday Times.

In it, the deputy head of the US embassy in London, Frank LeBaron, said the US believed Megrahi should remain in Greenock jail because of the seriousness of his conviction for killing 270 passengers and crew, and 11 Lockerbie townspeople, by bombing Pan Am flight 103 in 1988.

But he added: "Nevertheless, if Scottish authorities [conclude] that Megrahi must be released from Scottish custody, the US position is that conditional release on compassionate grounds would be a far preferable alternative to prisoner transfer, which we strongly oppose."

LeBaron said releasing Megrahi but making him live in Scotland "would mitigate a number of strong concerns we have expressed with regards to Megrahi's release."

Scottish officials took that to mean that the US had only "half-hearted" opposition to Megrahi's release: the embassy comes under the direct control of the US secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, who became the most vigorous critic of Megrahi's release

Allowing Megrahi to live outside prison in Scotland was one of the options considered by MacAskill. Megrahi's wife and sons had a family home paid for by the Libyan government in the prosperous Glasgow suburb of Newton Mearns. But that option was rejected after police advice that this would cause immense security and logistical problems, and cost 100,000 a week to protect him. The house would need a 24-hour armed guard, while Megrahi would need heavy security for his regular trips for medical treatment.

To Salmond and MacAskill's embarrassment, Megrahi is still alive after being allowed home to Tripoli. MacAskill had stated the Libyan had less than three months to live when he was released. They now concede that his life has probably been prolonged from being at home with his family and receiving better medical care."

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sounds to me like the US was against his release.
what I don't get is how Obama is responsible for the actions of other countries, perhaps someone on this thread can explain that to me?

“Uzi Does It”

Since: Nov 08

UZILAND

#10 Aug 19, 2010
anneutral wrote:
sounds to me like the US was against his release.

what I don't get is how Obama is responsible for the actions of other countries, perhaps someone on this thread can explain that to me?
They won't be able to explain it to you, because they themselves who are claiming that Obama released the prisoner are Hilary Clinton supporting, racist, progressive democrats, who mistakenly believe that the US has the power to rule over all other sovereign nations simply because the US was able to successfully invade Iraq illegally and get away with it.

“your life is great”

Since: Aug 09

you poop in clean water

#11 Aug 19, 2010
Richard_ wrote:
<quoted text>
They won't be able to explain it to you, because they themselves who are claiming that Obama released the prisoner are Hilary Clinton supporting, racist, progressive democrats, who mistakenly believe that the US has the power to rule over all other sovereign nations simply because the US was able to successfully invade Iraq illegally and get away with it.
hahahahahahhahahaha
that's great!!!!
I'm not sure if I agree or disagree with your description of them, but you sure are right that they can't tell me why this is Obama's fault!!!!!!
Wondering

New Albany, MS

#12 Aug 19, 2010
anneutral wrote:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2 010/jul/25/barack-obama-megrah i-release-lockerbie
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"The existence and content of the US embassy note was first disclosed by the Guardian last August, at the height of the controversy over Megrahi's release, and its full text has now been leaked to the Sunday Times.
In it, the deputy head of the US embassy in London, Frank LeBaron, said the US believed Megrahi should remain in Greenock jail because of the seriousness of his conviction for killing 270 passengers and crew, and 11 Lockerbie townspeople, by bombing Pan Am flight 103 in 1988.
But he added: "Nevertheless, if Scottish authorities [conclude] that Megrahi must be released from Scottish custody, the US position is that conditional release on compassionate grounds would be a far preferable alternative to prisoner transfer, which we strongly oppose."
LeBaron said releasing Megrahi but making him live in Scotland "would mitigate a number of strong concerns we have expressed with regards to Megrahi's release."
Scottish officials took that to mean that the US had only "half-hearted" opposition to Megrahi's release: the embassy comes under the direct control of the US secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, who became the most vigorous critic of Megrahi's release
Allowing Megrahi to live outside prison in Scotland was one of the options considered by MacAskill. Megrahi's wife and sons had a family home paid for by the Libyan government in the prosperous Glasgow suburb of Newton Mearns. But that option was rejected after police advice that this would cause immense security and logistical problems, and cost 100,000 a week to protect him. The house would need a 24-hour armed guard, while Megrahi would need heavy security for his regular trips for medical treatment.
To Salmond and MacAskill's embarrassment, Megrahi is still alive after being allowed home to Tripoli. MacAskill had stated the Libyan had less than three months to live when he was released. They now concede that his life has probably been prolonged from being at home with his family and receiving better medical care."
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sounds to me like the US was against his release.
what I don't get is how Obama is responsible for the actions of other countries, perhaps someone on this thread can explain that to me?
You would think that Megrahi would have the decency to go ahead and die after being released for that purpose.

“your life is great”

Since: Aug 09

you poop in clean water

#13 Aug 20, 2010
wondering- right?

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