actually, he was set free because he's in the last stages of prostate cancer. have you ever been around someone who's in the last stages of prostate cancer? it's not pleasant, nor is it a pretty sight.
it is unfortunate that this man had enough belief in a cause to do what he did. he paid his dues, now he's paying the price. it's quite likely that the scottish gov't saw the rising costs in medical bills associated with his incarceration and decided he wasn't worth the effort.
Actually the decision to free him was based on 'compassionate release', which is only available to people with less than 3 months to live and basically just means transfering from prison to medical care for them to die.
Ok, call me a hard-ass, but why should we have any sympathy for this guy? He killed over 200 people. Cancer or not, I think he should be in jail for the rest of his life, whether its three months or thirty years. Maybe he should have thought about it when he was planning these people's murder.
I would have great sympathy for him, though, if it wasn't for that whole 'killing 200 people' thing...
The most disheartening and infuriating issue is this man was welcomed in home Libya as a hero. Thousands cheered not only his release, but primarily his “accomplishment.” This only emblazons and emboldens more with a terrorist mentality.
I never comment on other countries. For me is a lack of respect, as I will be very harsh and maybe hurt some other people feelings. I only hurt people ,when being attacked. And I don't feel like beginning a brawl on a Sunday
I agree that there are always things going on behind the scenes, honestly who really knows the truth. I highly doubt that it was Iran, however. I did my senior research paper in college on the 1988 Vincennes incident and, despite plenty of mistakes all around, claiming that Lockerbie was a retaliation is mere conspiracy theory.
I think it is clear-cut; arguing for his innocence is irrelevant because he has never been proved so. The argument is about compassion for a killer, not a review of the case.