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News Terminally ill Lockerbie bomber can live on for a decade.

  1. Jul 5, 2010 #1

    arildno

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    "Terminally ill" Lockerbie bomber can live on for a decade.

    Mainly on basis of Dr. Sikora's unambiguous statements last August, the Lockerbie bomber Al Megrahi was released from jail, and left for Libya where he, according to Dr. Sikora "might not have more than 4 weeks to live".

    NOw, almost a year after, with a still-sprightly mass murderer living at ease in Libya, Dr.Sikora says the situation is somewhat "embarassing":
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...r-doctor-Karol-Sikora-admits-live-decade.html
     
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  3. Jul 5, 2010 #2
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    He killed 270 people, and the authorities let him loose. Amazing.
     
  4. Jul 5, 2010 #3
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    Those authorities were and are his supporters and accomplices.

    They're on my list.
     
  5. Jul 5, 2010 #4
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    Assassinate him. :devil: Why would you let him go because he was terminally ill... :confused:
     
  6. Jul 5, 2010 #5

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    Oh the argument ran like:
    "Oh, he is going to DIE in prison, but not from old age. That is INHUMANE!!! He must be allowed to die of prostate cancer among his near and dear..Are you a racist?"
     
  7. Jul 5, 2010 #6
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    Answer. Yes, now F'off! :devil:

    They should have sent him back, and blown up the airplane just before it landed. :devil:
     
  8. Jul 5, 2010 #7

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    Re: "Terminally ill" Lockerbie bomber can live on for a decade.

    To recapitulate the case:
    1. It was revealed in September 2009 by Daily Telegraph that the Libyan Government had paid doctors, including Sikora, to estimate his remaining time on Earth:
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/wor...ce-that-helped-Lockerbie-bombers-release.html

    2. In that article, it also comes forth an allegation that this was a deal the British Government did:
     
  9. Jul 5, 2010 #8
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    Extortion card, don't leave home without it.
     
  10. Jul 5, 2010 #9

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    I guess the old man DID have some problems with peeing, they generally do.

    Sometimes, even, it can indicate malign cancer in the prostate..
     
  11. Jul 5, 2010 #10
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    I don't want to sound like a conspiracy theorist. This could be a fluke too:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan_Am_Flight_103


    Couple of months before Lockerbie bombing, the US shot down an Iranian passenger airliner:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran_Air_Flight_655

     
  12. Jul 5, 2010 #11

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    Re: "Terminally ill" Lockerbie bomber can live on for a decade.

    You do. Listing those things together implies you think there is or could be a connection.

    Anyway, since I reject the concept of "compassionate release" altogether, I wouldn't do it anyway, but in the case of a mass murder? Crazy.
     
  13. Jul 5, 2010 #12
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    Yes you're right. Just having hard time believing they would free him out of the blue. But it turns out compassionate release is allowed in some countries and states, so his release makes more sense now:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compassionate_release
     
  14. Jul 5, 2010 #13
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    No, it doesn't.
     
  15. Jul 5, 2010 #14

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    I think waht is saying he hadn't heard about "compassionate release" before and so went off on a speculative tangent. If nothing else, compassionate release makes more sense than those idle conspiracy theories.
     
  16. Jul 5, 2010 #15
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    Title is very misleading:
    Otherwise, it has nothing to do with how many people he killed. If the diagnosis carried out was honest and by law the person had to be released under those circumstances, I really do not see what's the problem.
     
  17. Jul 5, 2010 #16
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    Why release him? Let him rot in his hole. :devil:
     
  18. Jul 6, 2010 #17

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    Compassion. That makes the system better than him.

    Not to say that I'm taking a position on this, but, in principle, we as a society do seek the moral high ground.
     
  19. Jul 6, 2010 #18
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    Yeah, I never heard about it before.

    So now the OP diverges into two controversies. One is the question whether or not compassionate release should be instituted. The second is human error in the chain of command which led to the release of a high profile inmate.
     
  20. Jul 6, 2010 #19
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    :confused:
     
  21. Jul 6, 2010 #20
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    Oooh, compassion. Okayyy. :rolleyes: (Not against you, but that argument you put forth).

    He should have been put to death.
     
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