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♣Gawain♣
August 20th, 2009, 09:16 PM
Megrahi(spelling?), the one who is responsible for the bombing of Flight 103, was released from prison today after being sentenced for life in 2001. The reason is, he is dying from cancer. He is welcomed as a hero in Libya, which is quite ironic because he killed 270 people. I watched this on CBS news. I forgot the link though.

What are your comments regarding this?

Esper
August 20th, 2009, 10:11 PM
Story here (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/8213077.stm) or here (http://english.aljazeera.net/news/africa/2009/08/2009820211715901888.html).

Abdel Basset al-Megrahi. He's dying of cancer and the law there states terminally ill people can be released from prison so they can die at home. Although it's going to have murky repercussions by angering some victims' families, in the end I think it is better to send a message by taking the moral high ground and showing compassion.

♣Gawain♣
August 20th, 2009, 10:41 PM
Thanks for the link. Well, at least he'll regret for his deeds.

Charliezard
August 20th, 2009, 11:15 PM
What makes you think he'll regret it? Some people have diffrent morals, terroists believe they're doing the right thing, we believe they're doing the weong thing. Just because you'd regret it if you did it, doesn't mean he would.
Anyway, it'll anger some people but doing something like this is quite compassionate :) If the families of the victims were instead families of the criminal, they'd want the same.