Posts Tagged ‘Abdelbeset Ali Mohmed al Megrahi’

Hero’s welcome for Lockerbie bomber

Friday, August 21st, 2009

The Scots showed him compassion, the Libyans gave him a hero’s welcome,

Terminally ill Lockerbie bomber lands in Libya

The man convicted of murdering 270 people by blowing up Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, two decades ago received a boisterous welcome when his plane landed in his native Libya on Thursday.

Abdelbeset Ali Mohmed al Megrahi, suffering from terminal prostate cancer, was freed from prison in Scotland, with Scottish Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill citing compassionate grounds for the release and saying al Megrahi was “going home to die.”

A large crowd, waving flags and honking horns, greeted al Megrahi at the military airport in Tripoli.

Here’s raw footage of the hero’s welcome at the airport and through the city,

Al Megrahi calls himself a family man. He has shown no remorse.


Megrahi should die in jail.

It’s that simple.

Unfortunately, he won’t. Every day he lives as a free man in an injury to the families of the Lockerbie dead.