Thursday, September 30, 2010

Outrage Over The Release Of The Lockerbie Bomber Continues

Cancer Experts Brand Lockerbie Bomber Release 'Ridiculous' -- The Telegraph

Two of America’s most prominent prostate cancer experts have told senators they are “not at all surprised” the Lockerbie bomber is still alive more than a year after his release.

Dr James Mohler said the prognosis that led to Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi, being allowed to return to Libya on compassionate grounds was “difficult to believe and possibly even ridiculous”.

And Dr. Oliver Sartor told the US Senate’s foreign relations committee the chemotherapy the bomber only started receiving after being released from a Scottish prison could extend his life by at least 19 months.

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More News On The Lockerbie Bomber Release

Lockerbie bomber was set free after 'ridiculous' medical diagnosis, U.S. cancer specialists say -- New York Daily News
Lockerbie bomber was not near death, senators told -- Financial Times
Medical experts doubt Lockerbie bomber's prognosis -- AP
Lockerbie bomber diagnosis flawed, doctors tell Congress -- AFP
U.S. Says Scotland Ignored Request to Examine Lockerbie Bomber -- Wall Street Journal
Lockerbie bomber's release 'manipulated' by Scottish government to say he was close to death claim US senators as BP also blasted over affair -- Daily Mail
Senate panel questions Scotland's release of Pan Am bomber -- CNN
Dems explore BP-Libya relationship -- Politico
BP in clear over Lockerbie bomber release -- ABC News (Australia)

My Comment: I have been following this story since the Lockerbie bomber's release last year .... and with more information being published and/or leaked everyday ... it is obvious to me that the Scottish and English Ministers involved in the release of Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi were more concerned about meeting Libya's demand that they release the Lockerbie bomber if they wanted better relations.

When the final decision was made to release the Locerbie Bomber, I suspect that they did not think he would live long, and that media focus on this story would be minimal at best. Well .... they were wrong on all counts.

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