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A disgraceful decision [Pan Am 103 terrorist released]
The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune ^ | August 25, 2009 | Editors

Posted on 08/25/2009 6:17:14 AM PDT by rrstar96

The 270 victims who died in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 more than two decades ago included 189 Americans, among them dozens of college students and military personnel heading home for the holidays.

Former Libyan intelligence agent Abdel Baset al-Megrahi was convicted of the terrorist act in 2001 and sentenced to 27 years in a Scottish prison.

That's where this monster should have ended his days.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: almegrahi; britain; decision; disgraceful; editorial; greatbritain; libya; lockerbie; louisiana; neworleans; panam103; scotland; terrorism; unitedkingdom

1 posted on 08/25/2009 6:17:14 AM PDT by rrstar96
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To: rrstar96

Yeah, thanks Scotland. No wonder you’re still subjects of the crown.


2 posted on 08/25/2009 6:18:54 AM PDT by ScottinVA
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To: ScottinVA
But President Obama's initial reaction, calling Mr. al-Megrahi's release "a mistake," angered relatives of American victims who had appropriately expected a more forceful condemnation.

A mistake?

Boy Obama loves to butcher the English Language.

A "MISTAKE" is when you forget to carry the one. A mistake is when you do something when you are not paying attention.

This was no "mistake". It was a deliberate act of appeasement. They did exactly what they intended to do, they let a mass murderer loose on the world whose body count more than doubled the highest estimates for Ted Bundy, The Hillside Stranglers, The Manson Family, the Boston Strangler, John Wayne Gacy, the Night Stalker and Jack The Ripper combined.

And Obama calls this a "mistake".

Typical.

3 posted on 08/25/2009 6:31:17 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: rrstar96

“....and sentenced to 27 years in a Scottish prison.

That’s where this monster should have ended his days.”

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Um, no.

This scum should have died scared and alone in a Scottish execution chamber 20 years ago.

In this way, decent society would have achieved some measure of justice, and not been subject to the weak, cowardly decisions of incompetent political fops.


4 posted on 08/25/2009 7:13:18 AM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: rrstar96

Marc Rich, Eric Holder, Bill Clinton, the cop-killing Weatherman and now Lockerbie......all the wrong people getting pardoned and all the wrong people doing the pardoning.


5 posted on 08/25/2009 7:16:48 AM PDT by Titus-Maximus (Light from Light)
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Scottish Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill, who approved Mr. al-Megrahi's release, called Tripoli's actions "a matter of great regret" that "showed no compassion or sensitivity to the families of the 270 victims."

I am not kidding you, this is Kenny MacAskill:


6 posted on 08/25/2009 7:56:39 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("A cultural problem cannot be solved with a political solution." -- Selwyn Duke)
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To: Albion Wilde

On his announcement to release the Libyan terrorist: “This is where my foot went.”


7 posted on 08/25/2009 8:13:21 AM PDT by rrstar96 (Strength and Honor!)
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To: ScottinVA

The proud Scottish kilt has become a wimpy skirt.


8 posted on 08/25/2009 8:14:51 AM PDT by rrstar96 (Strength and Honor!)
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To: P-Marlowe

This is just another demonstration of how dismissive Ohbummer is of his responsibility to protect the American people’s security.

Based on the hero’s welcome this al-Megrahi lowlife received at home, you have to wonder if Ghadafi/Qaddafi/Khaddafy/whatever is itching to get back into the terrorism business, especially when terrorits have nothing to fear from the con-man living in the White House.


9 posted on 08/25/2009 8:21:50 AM PDT by rrstar96 (Strength and Honor!)
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another example of how the world sympathizes for the bad guy but couldn't care less for the innocent.
10 posted on 08/25/2009 8:40:15 AM PDT by beachn4fun (They swore to defend the Constitution against all enemies...can they defend it against themselves?)
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To: rrstar96

and so just EXACTLY is the difference between Britain releasing THAT terrorist and 0Bama’s releasing OUR terrorists formerly housed at CAMP HOLIDAY GITMO into the paradise of Bermuda??


11 posted on 08/25/2009 11:43:02 AM PDT by prophetic (God, let 0Bama and his evil plans for this country fail & let him be utterly disgraced like HAMAN!!)
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To: ScottinVA

I think your history and knowledge of Scotland is all over the place.


12 posted on 08/25/2009 3:19:02 PM PDT by the scotsman
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