Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Lockerbie victim

[This is the headline over a letter from Neil Sinclair published in The Scotsman on Thursday, 16 August, which has just come to my attention.  It reads as follows:]

It will soon be the third anniversary of the release of the Lockerbie bomber.

At the time of Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi’s release the pious justice secretary Kenny MacAskill spoke of how “Mr al-Megrahi now faces a sentence imposed by a higher power”.

However, on his return to Libya, Megrahi did not live for the predicted three months but for 33 months.

So this “higher power” 
decided to defer the death 
sentence on Megrahi, perhaps 
as a message to the Scottish 
Government to open an inquiry into the whole Megrahi affair, from his “sole” responsibility for the Lockerbie bomb to his early release.

There were 271 victims of the Lockerbie bomb: 270 people and then Scottish justice itself. 

[An interesting post on the forgetmenot525 blog on the same subject can be read here.]

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