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    Default Lockerbie 'bomber' released .

    Any views ? Im somewhat indifferent myself . I feel that we still dont know what really happened and its all very murky . On a human level , I am glad that he was released . I feel sorry for the victims families as they may never get real justice . In my opinion, allowing a 'scapegoat' to rot in jail while the masterminds were still around , would be an injustice too.

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    In two minds also...but having read this.....


    ...The Libyan man jailed for the 1988 Lockerbie bombing has arrived home from Scotland to a joyous reception after being freed on compassionate grounds.

    Hundreds of young people waving Libyan and Scottish flags greeted the aircraft carrying Abdelbaset Ali Mohmet al-Megrahi as it landed in Tripoli amid heavy security.


    He emerged from the plane wearing a dark suit, his hand held by Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi's son Seif al-Islam, who was in the delegation that flew to Scotland to bring him home.


    Loudspeakers pumped out patriotic songs ahead of a celebration in the heart of the Libyan capital that Megrahi was expected to attend.....


    RTÉ News: Lockerbie bomber arrives back in Libya



    I now feel uncomfortable....very!!!!
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    The Beeb has pics of him landing and disembarking, together with an Obama statement via link : BBC NEWS | Africa | Large crowds greet Megrahi in Libya * Links are useful yokes*

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    I've just had a look at a couple of "conservative " American websites.
    Trailerpark America is apopleptic!
    example
    Little Green Footballs - Scotland's Shame

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    Quote Originally Posted by lapsedmethodist View Post
    I've just had a look at a couple of "conservative " American websites.
    Trailerpark America is apopleptic!
    example
    Little Green Footballs - Scotland's Shame
    I love how some of them are quoting Mel Gibson in Braveheart...

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    Quote Originally Posted by lapsedmethodist View Post
    Trailerpark America is apopleptic!
    Is that Hilarys new nickname ? Did you see 'Trailerpark America' in Africa there awhile back ?Shes 'outpalin Palin' !

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdG6KFGHRfg"]YouTube - Hillary Clinton Loses it in The Democratic Republic of Congo[/ame]

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnfás View Post
    I love how some of them are quoting Mel Gibson in Braveheart...
    And how the Gipper would have scrambled the F-16's!

    Lordy lord. Please vote YES to help distance us from these ghastly people !

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    Article on the topic

    This mentions doubts about the Libyan's conviction. David Horovitz, one correspondent or columnist for the Irish Times, and latterly editor of Jerusalem Post wrote of a Scottish judicial review that it contained “no witnesses or forensic evidence tying Megrahi to the bomb itself.” The possibility is the release was a way of avoiding a quashing of the Libyan's conviction while at the same time securing British oil interests. It is a bit sordid.

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    There are several links and more detail at the thread link I gave above, explaining some of the reasons that many people, myself included, believe Bush and Thatcher colluded in framing the Libyans because it was more politically convenient...

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