Monday, October 3, 2011

Lockerbie Bomber Goes To The Well Again

I laughed when I read THIS story about an exclusive interview given today to Reuters by Abdel Bassett al-Megrahi. He's the Libyan intelligence agent convicted in connection with the 1988 bombing of Pan Am 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, which killed 270 passengers. Megrahi was famously released from prison in Europe two years ago, allegedly on compassionate grounds because he had terminal cancer and likely had, "only weeks to live."

But for a man on his death bed, he looked pretty hale and hearty when he arrived back in Libya in 2009, a free man, greeted by Muammar Gadhaffi and his sons (see photo above). And of course, he's still alive two years later.  Predictably, since his unexpected release evidence has emerged that it may have been part of a surreptitious effort by the British government to curry favor with Gadhaffi, in order to gain access to Libyan oil.

Well, now that Gadhaffi has been deposed with NATO's help, Megrahi is once again appearing from his sick bed (there's a photo of him in this article), pleading his innocence of any crime ever, and declaring today, "I have only a few more days, weeks, or months."

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