Comments on: Should the Lockerbie bomber be released? http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2009/08/13/should-the-lockerbie-bomber-be-released/ Insights from the UK and beyond Tue, 15 Nov 2016 20:30:03 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Graham http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2009/08/13/should-the-lockerbie-bomber-be-released/comment-page-1/#comment-11252 Mon, 14 Sep 2009 15:05:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/?p=3682#comment-11252 I think the number of people baying for blood is just alarming. Kill him, let him rot in jail ect ect.I wouldn’t have liked to make the call but, it does seem to me the right thing to do.To those who have said that he should have stayed in prison and faught to prove his innocence let me ask, would you have stayed in jail on principal or take the chance of being released?Americans are now saying they will boycotte Scotland and or Scottish goods, well let them, don’t really care.Just remember that you used to allow Irish terrorists into America to spout thier vile hatered and raise money to send British troops home in body bags. So put your own house in order before dumping on anyone else.

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By: Chris Horgan http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2009/08/13/should-the-lockerbie-bomber-be-released/comment-page-1/#comment-10644 Tue, 25 Aug 2009 08:05:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/?p=3682#comment-10644 While the Americans are bleating about one Libyan who may yet have succeeded at appeal they conveniently forget about Lt Calley. After appeal his sentenced was reduced to 20 years, he was eventually confined for 3 1/2 years under house arrest.Nobody was bleating about justice when he was released.

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By: Lynn Turner http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2009/08/13/should-the-lockerbie-bomber-be-released/comment-page-1/#comment-10629 Mon, 24 Aug 2009 16:43:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/?p=3682#comment-10629 Should one classify reactions al-Megrahi’s release as HEATHENISTIC, ETHEISTIC, or CHRISTIAN?

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By: Gary Brockhouse http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2009/08/13/should-the-lockerbie-bomber-be-released/comment-page-1/#comment-10565 Fri, 21 Aug 2009 20:43:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/?p=3682#comment-10565 I and my friends are so disappointed in the justice system in Scotland. How can this prisoner, sentenced to life, be released? How utterly absured!!

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By: Braam http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2009/08/13/should-the-lockerbie-bomber-be-released/comment-page-1/#comment-10535 Thu, 20 Aug 2009 20:37:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/?p=3682#comment-10535 Who cares only those who havew been directly affected. I pitty them because all those human rights that have been fought for through so many deaths are being rejuvinated by all those who think that his one suffering is made better by all those KILLED. Proof is all you’re flawed proof advocist need to supply prove it.

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By: JayBridge http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2009/08/13/should-the-lockerbie-bomber-be-released/comment-page-1/#comment-10532 Thu, 20 Aug 2009 20:23:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/?p=3682#comment-10532 He was tried convicted and now has been released under Scottish Law.Looks like the US doesn’t like Scottish Law, so look out, it could be regime change for Scotland.All those whisky distilleries could be secretly hiding wmd … in fact, come to think of it …

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By: Jerry Kasten http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2009/08/13/should-the-lockerbie-bomber-be-released/comment-page-1/#comment-10529 Thu, 20 Aug 2009 19:13:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/?p=3682#comment-10529 With all due respect to the Scottish people who are being credited with having great compassion, why release a criminal who showed no compassion for his victims nor has he repented or shown any compassion since to the families of his victims?He has served only eight years of a LIFE sentence and is being released because he supposedly only has 3 months left to live, but how much additional pain will the Scottish people in their great compassion bestow upon the families of all the victims when the killer survives beyond 3 months?

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By: Katherine Irvin http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2009/08/13/should-the-lockerbie-bomber-be-released/comment-page-1/#comment-10519 Thu, 20 Aug 2009 16:16:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/?p=3682#comment-10519 As I read these comments, some so full of anger and disgust, I can only reflect on the events of the past in our world. It should be a matter of faith rahter than “revenge and blame” or “hate and anger”. Mr. al-Megrahi chose his fate long ago, guilty or not. This man is only living out his part in this world. I can understand the anger and blame that can be held onto after loosing someone you love at the hand of violence. I lost a Brother in this way. It will rot your soul. So, when is enough, enough? How much violence, killing and hate must go on befor we, as a society, finally “get it”? There has been too much destruction in the name of God, greed, power and fear. Can anyone really believe God has anything to do with these events? God, in whatever religion, form or name, is Love. Isn’t it time to learn, believe and live this? Five simple rules to live by: Love, Peace, Truth, Non-Violence and Right Action; a win-win situation. Forgive and learn to Love yourself and in turn, Love and forgive your fellow human beings. It is said that “When the power of Love overcomes the Love of Power, the world will know peace”. Namaste

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By: Evan http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2009/08/13/should-the-lockerbie-bomber-be-released/comment-page-1/#comment-10514 Thu, 20 Aug 2009 15:02:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/?p=3682#comment-10514 He bombed an AMERICAN jet… hence he should rot in AMERICAN prisons, where the idea of releasing a terrorist for “humanitarian” reasons goes against all of our core beliefs

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By: ian Kemmish http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2009/08/13/should-the-lockerbie-bomber-be-released/comment-page-1/#comment-10505 Thu, 20 Aug 2009 09:11:02 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/?p=3682#comment-10505 It seems unfortunate that the issue of compassionate release has become tangled up with possible evidential flaws in the original trial. Whether he is guilty or not is irrelevant to the case for compassionate release.Al-Megrahy was tried under Scottish Law, which includes the concept of compassionate release for inmates close to death. If this was objectionable to the US administration at the time, then they should have pushed harder for the suspect to be tried under US Law. But we all know that if they had done that and succeeded, then Libya would never have yielded him up for trial. He would never have served any time in jail.The US administration should refrain from trying to change the rules of the game after it has been played, and from the common malady for US administrations of all political colours of trying to impose US principles of justice upon other countries’ legal systems.

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