Saturday, August 22, 2009

No Compassion, No Justice For The Victims Of The Lockerbie Bomber

Convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdel Basset al-Megrahi returned to Libya, courtesy of our Scottish friends, and received a hero's welcome.

He received a big hug from Libyan ruler Gaddafi and engaged in a hand holding session with Gaddafi's son Seif al-Islam:

The pictures are courtesy of The Daily Mail who report:

The Prime Minister wrote to the Libyan leader asking him to 'act with sensitivity'. Instead, Megrahi was given a hero's welcome in scenes described by President Barack Obama as 'highly objectionable'.

Thousands turned out to meet his plane as it landed in Tripoli, although Libyan authorities moved many of them away within minutes, apparently in response to the international outcry.

As the sense of transatlantic dismay grows, Mr Brown and Mr Miliband have refused to condemn or back the mass murderer's release on Thursday - insisting it was purely a matter for the Scottish authorities.

Once upon a time we in the United States had a close relationship with Great Britain. Mr. Brown and Mr. Milibrand should honor that relationship and condemn the Libyan actions in the strongest words possible. As for al-Megrahi, Gaddafi and the crowds who cheered a murderers return, our President should impose sanctions against a country who has obviously not changed its ways.

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