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Lockerbie Lies: Who Now Speaks For The Murdered 270?

by | 20th, August 2009
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7245511 THE decision to release the Lockerbie Bomber Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al Megrahi will today be announced by the Scottish Government. The convicted mass murderer may even be in the bosom of his family in Tripoli by the time you read this.

The rehearsals are done, already darked vehicles and police outriders have travelled the the few miles of trunk road between HM Prison Greenock to Prestwick Airport. Cold-eyed men carrying powerful weapons have watched and analysed the likely dangers and plotted response scenarios.

The release will be touted as a “humane decision because the former top-ranking Libyan spy has prostate cancer and in the opinion of some medical experts has little time to live. According to this morning’s Glasgow Herald, Libya has given an undertaking that there will be no triumphalism “.

Megrahi, who is serving 27 years in HMP Greenock for the bombing which killed 270 people in December 1988, dropped his appeal against his conviction and sentence in the Scottish Courts this week and is expected to fly to Tripoli in a private jet.

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This has little to do with the sensibilities of the relatives of the 270 dead, or even that of the Scottish Government or peoples. Scotland was merely the crash site and left to pick up the pieces. Many now feel the true victim in this

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