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Old 09-05-2009, 01:15 PM   #61
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So, the British let this guy go potentially in order to improve their oil opportunities in the region?

Hey, in the free market, this is a good business decision!
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Old 09-05-2009, 04:49 PM   #62
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So, the British let this guy go potentially in order to improve their oil opportunities in the region?

Hey, in the free market, this is a good business decision!
supply-side-jesus "christians" should be lapping it up

of course it does go against the no-mercy-kill-em-all-death-penalty-and-torture-all-around-except-for-americans "christian" mentality
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Old 11-24-2009, 03:09 PM   #63
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His lawyers say his condition is deteriorating and doctors have given him less than three months to live.
3 months and waiting...
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Old 11-24-2009, 03:11 PM   #64
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Old 01-21-2010, 04:16 PM   #65
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Old 03-03-2010, 10:02 PM   #66
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Lockerbie bomber Megrahi living in luxury villa six months after being at 'death's door' - Telegraph

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Lockerbie bomber Megrahi living in luxury villa six months after being at 'death's door'

The man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing is living with his family in a luxury villa in Libya six months after he was released from jail on compassionate grounds because he had less than three months to live.

The latest disclosure will incense many of the relatives of those who died in the bomb blast in December 1988 when Pan Am Flight 103 exploded in mid air over Lockerbie, Scotland, killing 243 passengers, 16 crew and 11 people on the ground.
Gosh didn't see this coming.

Exhibit One in favor of the capital punishment.
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Old 03-03-2010, 10:04 PM   #67
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Yes, isn't it terrible the way that some people just linger on so inconsiderately after being given a short-term life expectancy?
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Yes, isn't it terrible the way that some people just linger on so inconsiderately after being given a short-term life expectancy?
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The Sunday Telegraph revealed last September that the Libyan government had paid for the medical evidence which helped Megrahi, 57, to be released. The Libyans had encouraged doctors to say he had only three months to live.
But hardly a surprise when the diagnosis is fraudulent.
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Ah. Missed that bit.

Goodness.
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you'd wonder if the telegraph has some sort of agenda.
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But hardly a surprise when the diagnosis is fraudulent.
looking at webmd.com does NOT make you a Doctor....




Don't worry, you can celebrate and rejoice in his death at some point, after all, that WAS jesus' message, right ?

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People (Well, most people) aren't going to be celebrating his death, in fact many in Libya will be mourning it. He killed 270 people, so I don't think he really deserves to live out the rest of his days in a fucking luxury villa.
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Don't worry, you can celebrate and rejoice in his death at some point, after all, that WAS jesus' message, right ?

You champion the oddest causes.
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Exhibit One in favor of the capital punishment.
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You champion the oddest causes.
Really?
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OK, a line has been crossed somewhere. I cannot believe a fellow Interferencer thinks or even commented that Jesus' crucifixion was anywhere in the ballpark of a murderer whether if that poster was trying to be sarcastic, satirical, ignorant or just simply stupid!!!

Not to get religious but the Mohammed bs was simply stupid from a Christian standpoint so either the poster was Islamic, looking for a hard on or just pathetically lonely and wanted attention!
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You champion the oddest causes.
Yes, not putting people to death as a barbaric act of misguided revenge is a truly odd cause.
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Scottish government stands by advice to free Megrahi

Page last updated at 10:26 GMT, Sunday, 4 July 2010 11:26 UK

The Scottish government is standing by the medical advice on which it released the man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing.

It follows claims one cancer expert who gave Abdelbaset al-Megrahi a three-month prognosis last year has said he could survive for 10 years or more.

However, other newspaper reports said he was expected to die within weeks.

The Scottish government said Megrahi, who has prostate cancer, was freed on the basis of medical recommendations.

Megrahi was jailed in 2001 for the atrocity which claimed 270 lives in 1988.

He returned home to Libya after being released from prison last August.

Professor Karol Sikora had assessed Megrahi for the Libyan authorities and estimated he had three months to live.

But according to the Sunday Times, he has now said there was always a chance he could live for 10 or 20 years but that would be "very unusua

The newspaper reported Professor Sikora, dean of medicine at Buckingham University, had denied he came under any pressure from the Libyan authorities.

A spokesman for the Scottish government said: "Mr al-Megrahi has terminal prostate cancer.

"He was released on compassionate grounds and allowed home to die based on the medical report of the Scottish Prison Service Director of Health and the recommendations of the Parole Board and Prison Governor, all of which has been published by the Scottish government."
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CNN) -- A group of U.S. lawmakers have called for an investigation into whether BP may have played a role in lobbying for the release of Abdel Basset al Megrahi to secure an oil contract with the Libyan government.

Megrahi, now 58, was convicted and sentenced to life in prison for the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 which killed 270 people, including 189 Americans.

He was released from a Scottish prison on compassionate grounds in August after he was diagnosed with prostate cancer.

"Reports have surfaced indicating that a 2007 oil agreement may have influenced the U.K. and Scottish governments' positions concerning Mr. Megrahi's release in 2009," wrote Democratic Senator Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey in a letter to the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations on Monday.

"The families of the victims of Pan Am flight 103 deserve to know whether justice took a back seat to commercial interests in this case," Lauternberg said.

Mark Salt, a spokesman for BP in Houston, Texas, declined to discuss the Senators' probe.

"We're not going to comment on speculation," he said.

BP, which plans to begin offshore drilling in Libya in the coming months, touted the 2007 oil agreement as "the single biggest exploration financial commitment an international energy company has ever made to Libya," according to the company's website.

The troubled oil giant stands to earn as much as $20 billion from the deal, according to Lautenberg.

Megrahi, who only served eight years of his life sentence for the bombing, was released by a Scottish court on "compassionate" grounds, citing a doctor's opinion at the time that he was dying from prostate cancer and only had three months to live.

In a letter to the British government last week, Lauternberg was joined by Democratic Senators Kristen Gillibrand and Charles Schumer of New York, and Bob Menendez of New Jersey in calling the validity of such a prognosis into question.

"Mr. Al Megrahi is still alive and reportedly living in luxury," the letter said. "The doctor responsible for the key medical opinion has told the media that not only could Mr. Al Megrahi live another 10 years, but that the Libyan government had commissioned the doctor to make his assessment."

In response, the British Embassy in Washington posted a letter on its website from the British ambassador to Gillibrand on defending Megrahi's release.

"The decision to grant Mr. Megrahi's compassionate release was made on the basis of advice from the Director of Health at the Scottish Prison Service, who drew on the advice of a number of medical experts," the ambassador said.

Brian Flynn, who lost his brother in the attack and fought vigorously to deny Megrahi's freedom, said he isn't surprised that Megrahi is still alive and believes BP was directly responsible for his release.

"You can't allow the process of justice to be corrupted by the cynical mercantilism of one company," Flynn said.
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"The families of the victims of Pan Am flight 103 deserve to know whether justice took a back seat to commercial interests in this case," Lauternberg said.


The whole affair has sounded fishy to me from day one.
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