Thursday, August 20, 2009

Lockerbie Bomber Realesed: "Humanitarian Effort?"

The December 21, 1988 terrorist attack on Pan Am Flight 103 over the skies of Lokerbie, Scotland where Abdel Baset Al-Megrahi massacred 270 people is now a thing of the past. Megrahi has been released to return as a hero to his home country of Libya. He has spent 21 years in a Scotland prison for the crimes he committed. Megrahi was the only man convicted for the massacre, of this flight headed to J.F.K. Airport in New York. Frank Lautenberg Democrat, from New Jersey, said in a statement. “Releasing Mr. Al-Megrahi also sends the wrong message about the consequences of international terrorism and increases the threat of terror in the United States.” Megrahi was said to be serving a life sentence for the horrific massacre, but after only 21 years he is free as a “Humanitarian effort” because he is dying of prostate cancer. NBC

Catholic Femina Speaks: In 1988 I was only six years old when my father’s cousin died, from what doctors called internal bruising resulting from his massive fall, in Pan Am Flight 103. Planning to spend a quiet Christmas alone with her son Michael in mourning, my great-Aunt Margaret, a middle-aged Florida elementary school teacher, had not expected what was to come. She and her living son were treated like criminals by the American government and the loss of her son was over looked. The suit-case bomb was at the fore-front of Americans’ minds and the pain of this experience was merely a side-note, the family was investigate unmercifully for the crime against humanity. It was only after Margaret Stoweand her son Michael passed away that the Libyan Government paid millions of dollars in restitution for the crimes of their citizen. Even this year the families of the victims received an additional $2 million dollars apiece. These numbers are astounding and are the source for this criminal against humanity's is release, called a “Humanitarian effort.” The families of victims have been given ample money from the Libya and the Scottish Government has not exposed any funds given to push his release… but I am certain that this bombing plot was not a single person’s effort and I believe the Libyan government is worried about any leeks from Megrahi and has worked tirelessly to have him released. This dangerous killer will be sent home to hailed as a hero during the Ramadan calbration, for massacring Christians who were returning home to celebrate the birth of Christ. No ammount of money should free this man from serving the life sentence he deserved, and I am sorry to see the world free a "Criminal Against Humanity" as a "humanitarian effort." This is just insane!

1 comment:

  1. I'll never forget that Christmas. It was horrible. That was the beginning of the end for poor Aunt Mildred. What a shame this criminal is out of prison. Money sure does buy a lot, doesn't it?!