Constantine comments about the Lockerbie bomber – Burkasrugly
Yesterday Abdel Baset al-Megrahi died of prostate cancer in Libya. He died
at home, in his own bed, surrounded by friends. He was 60 years old.
You might ask who was this man ? Al-Megrahi was the greatest mass murderer in British history. His toll of victims far exceeded Jack the Ripper.He murdered 270 people in a calculated cold-blooded terrorist attack. On Wednesday, December 21, 1988 he slipped a bag containing high explosives on Pan Am Flight 103. Flight 103 was to fly from London’s Heathrow Airport to New York’s John F. Kennedy Field. Over Lockerbie in southern Scotland the bomb in the cargo hold was detonated by remote control. At an altitude exceeding 30,000 feet the plane was blown out of the sky killing 259 totally innocent people. Falling debris killed another 11 Scots on the ground in the tiny village of Lockerbie. There were no survivors.
After extensive, thorough police work it was determined Mr. Megrahi was responsible
for the attack before he made his escape. He was after a long manhunt tried in Scotland. On January 31, 2000 he was sentenced to life in prison for mass murder. He served only eight and a half years before he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. He was released from prison for “compassionate” reasons (though the facts indicate a deal was struck for Libyan oil). At the time he was thought to have less than 6 months to live. He returned to Libya as a national hero. In actuality he lived 2 years and 9 months before cancer claimed him.
Al-Megrahi survived twenty-four years longer than his victims. He only served eight
and a half years in prison. Surely this was the shortest prison term ever for a crime of this magnitude.
None of his victims had the luxury of 24 more years of life. Their lives were ended
in a blinding flash of high explosives. None of them ever had the chance to tell
their loved ones good-bye. All their tomorrows were stolen by this murderous monster who served his murderous god, Allah. How much good would these 270 people done if only they had been allowed to live out a normal life span ? Please say a prayer for the countless thousands of friends and relatives of the 270 butchered passengers who still miss and mourn them every day. Let us all today remember Pan Am Flight 103.
As for Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, he stands before the God of history. From Whom he will receive just compensation for his actions.
In hoc signo,