Libyan intelligence operative and international terrorist Abdelbaset Ali Mohammed al-Megrahi was released from prison today after serving just 8 years of his life sentence for the bombing of PanAm Flight 103 which killed all 270 passengers and crew plus 11 Scottish citizens on the ground near Lockerbie, Scotland on December 21, 1988.
Disgust and seething outrage are the only words which come close to describing the travesty of justice which has been thrust upon the still grieving families. I don't care what his alleged medical condition might be, this COLD-BLOODED MURDERER OF HUNDREDS OF INNOCENTS should have died in prison and been returned to his Libyan home in a body bag. Period.
Kenny MacAskill, you are a disgrace to Scotland. Your compassion and mercy for the lone convicted terrorist far outweighed your compassion and mercy for the hundreds of family members of his INNOCENT victims. Hang your head in the shame and scorn that you now so richly deserve.
Convicted Lockerbie Bomber Returns Home to Libya, a Hero - ABC News
The release of the Lockerbie Bomber demonstrates fecklessness, not compassion. - Wall Street Journal
Barack Obama attacks decision to free Lockerbie bomber - guardian.co.uk