Comments on: Was it right to release the Lockerbie bomber ? http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2009/08/20/was-it-right-to-release-the-lockerbie-bomber/ Insights from the UK and beyond Tue, 15 Nov 2016 20:30:03 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: bella http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2009/08/20/was-it-right-to-release-the-lockerbie-bomber/comment-page-1/#comment-10633 Mon, 24 Aug 2009 22:59:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/?p=3807#comment-10633 I wish people would learn to spell properly before ranting on about other peoples’ ideas…. what will become of this country?

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By: Boris http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2009/08/20/was-it-right-to-release-the-lockerbie-bomber/comment-page-1/#comment-10627 Mon, 24 Aug 2009 11:46:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/?p=3807#comment-10627 Disappointing. Whilel some might think it compassionate to let him go it is certainly not the justice that was due him or the people whom he killed. Vengence? No vengence is killing the man’s family for what he did. Trial and court of law with a life sentces? Justice.

Letting him out without finishing his sentence? Injustices and the reopening of wounds for the familys who lost loved ones, let alone for those that worked so hard to find him, by picking through torn up body parts and unopened Christmas presents for their families. Just a thought less gester, lost on Lybians and hurtful toward allies and friends. Or is America an ally an friend? If sure Lybia never gave hundreds of thousands of lives twice to save Scotland.

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By: Marshall http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2009/08/20/was-it-right-to-release-the-lockerbie-bomber/comment-page-1/#comment-10614 Mon, 24 Aug 2009 01:00:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/?p=3807#comment-10614 So disappointed in the release of a convicted terrorist. I thought the country of Scotland was strongly against terrorism, but as we have learned. It is sending a very dangerous message to the world.
I can not believe that what I thought was a civilized nation could actually spear leniency to a terrorist,
But what do you expect from a nation that deep fry’s cakes and candy!!!!

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By: Libra http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2009/08/20/was-it-right-to-release-the-lockerbie-bomber/comment-page-1/#comment-10584 Sat, 22 Aug 2009 21:43:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/?p=3807#comment-10584 Just putting in a little tangential here. What is the EU position on this one? they are normally quite overriding in their treatment of an otherwise passive GB. They do seem relatively silent on this one.
Paul Harpers comment appeals to me, but he,d better skate fast though, he,s on thin ice.

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By: dave s http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2009/08/20/was-it-right-to-release-the-lockerbie-bomber/comment-page-1/#comment-10579 Sat, 22 Aug 2009 16:35:03 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/?p=3807#comment-10579 When was justice and compassion shown by the USofA when the USS Vincennes shot down the Iranian airliner killing 300. who was brought to trial for that crime?

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By: jane klein http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2009/08/20/was-it-right-to-release-the-lockerbie-bomber/comment-page-1/#comment-10564 Fri, 21 Aug 2009 20:42:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/?p=3807#comment-10564 Put a bounty on his head with money collected from family of survivors. Also all travel to Scotland should be canceled. Western Countries should initiate sanction/boycott on Scotland for specific amount of time.

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By: Rebecca G http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2009/08/20/was-it-right-to-release-the-lockerbie-bomber/comment-page-1/#comment-10562 Fri, 21 Aug 2009 20:19:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/?p=3807#comment-10562 Perhaps it’s time for truth & honesty not ranting rhetoric. Had the US Government prosecuted the Captain of the USS Vincennes following the shooting down of an Iranian airliner in July 1988, killing all 290 people – it’s doubtful that the Pan Am bombing in December 1988 would ever have happened.

To this day no condolences or heartfelt apology has ever been offered by the US Government to these heartbroken and grieving relatives in Iran.

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By: malc (scot) cochran http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2009/08/20/was-it-right-to-release-the-lockerbie-bomber/comment-page-1/#comment-10558 Fri, 21 Aug 2009 11:46:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/?p=3807#comment-10558 If you were around at the time, you’d know what a frame-up this was. It was unbelievable literally & metaphorically.
And the US didn’t jail the crazy naval captain who shot down the Iranian airliner. BBC had a (?) Horizon program with Pentagon data showing how criminal that was.
Of course the murders remain terrible. And I feel genuinely sad. But maybe it’s a chance to review the case.

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By: Paul Harper http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2009/08/20/was-it-right-to-release-the-lockerbie-bomber/comment-page-1/#comment-10556 Fri, 21 Aug 2009 11:06:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/?p=3807#comment-10556 We can either behave as badly as criminals or we can behave better than them; we can either wreak vengeance or dispense justice; we can either be morally equal or morally superior. These are all choices we can make. Thankfully, the Scottish Justice Minister yesterday showed that we are capable of taking the better, but harder route.

The mindless clarion-calls screaming for vengeance should be ignored, since they represent a regressive element of society rather than an evolving, progressive one. The direction in which they point leads to wars, terrorism and tragedy.

In choosing whether to lead from the front or be a part of a mindless pack herd, I am glad that yesterday we chose to lead from the front.

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By: Dunoon Blue Boy http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2009/08/20/was-it-right-to-release-the-lockerbie-bomber/comment-page-1/#comment-10554 Fri, 21 Aug 2009 10:06:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/?p=3807#comment-10554 Sorry can’t understand why we should be compassinate, he obviously didn’t show any compassion as he killed nearly 300 innocent people. It once again makes scotland a total laughing stock. The great train robber ronnie biggs had to fight for years to get compassionate release and that has only just happened and tell me how many people did he brutally murder???
It leaves me with absoloutly no confidence in the scottish legal system.
He gets to go home and spend his last, hopefully slow and agonising days with his family, what have the widows and other devasted famillies got to go on.
Thanks to this terrorist and his scum-bag cowardly organisation they are once again left to pick up the pieces!!

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