Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Scots to Release Pan Am 103 Lockerbie Murderer

Best argument to date for capital punishment:
Sky News television and the BBC reported Wednesday that al-Megrahi will be released from prison on compassionate grounds. The BBC added that his release had been expected before the end of the week. Neither network cited the source of its information.

Al-Megrahi, 57, has terminal cancer.

He was convicted in 2001 of taking part in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 on Dec. 21, 1988. The airliner — which was carrying mostly American passengers to New York — blew up as it flew over Scotland. All 259 people aboard and 11 on the ground died when the aircraft crashed into the town of Lockerbie.
There's even a Mumia-style movement of braindead and evil Eurotrash to get his conviction overturned. All this fuss could have been avoided if this vicious animal had been put down after his conviction.