Maybe don’t let terrorists out of prison

Lockerbie families raise new questions over bomber

The regrets of a cancer expert who assessed the only man ever convicted of the 1988 Lockerbie jetliner bombing have intensified the anger felt by victims’ relatives over Scotland’s decision to release the Libyan on compassionate grounds.

Professor Karol Sikora and other experts had said Abdel Baset al-Megrahi probably had only three months to live when he was freed from a Scottish jail last August and allowed to return home to Libya. But one year later, Al-Megrahi, who is being treated for prostate cancer, is still alive.

Seems maybe the guy wasn’t as sick as they thought. So now there’s all sorts of debate over what the doctors said, what the doctors were asked to determine, how accurate the doctor’s assessment was, and which doctors were involved in the decisions.

How about when you put someone into jail to rot you leave them there until they rot?


  1. No real shock to me. My first two overseas tours were on a diplomatic mission that was two thirds Brit and one third US. All the Brits were vets or retired members of their LE or Criminal Justice community. Universally they all slagged off their own Government, Prison Service, and society for being a soft @$$ bunch of PC, convict hugging, idiots. Until I became used to the stories; I was in shock at the horrendously soft incarceration conditions of most UK cons, and how incredibly laughable (even by US prison living standards)the actual prison time was compared to what they’d been sentanced to do.

    Through in some likely heavy duty financial (oil) interests in LIbya and out pops a terrorist that should have been doused with gasoline and set on fire.

    Did I say that out loud? Oops!

  2. Wow. So if I get tossed in jail over there for a high crime like, I don’t know, protecting myself, can I get out earlier if I have a really bad hang-nail?

  3. I never understood why the simple concept that “life in prison” naturally implies that the person is going to DIE in prison escaped these people. When someone has been given life in prison, you don’t let them out because they’re going to die, that was part of the deal!

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