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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Savage Compassion Has Struck Again

Scotland decided to release of mass-murderer (Lockerbie bomber who killed 270 people) and that is a fucking disgrace to the Scottish people.

From Yaacov at Breath of the Beast:

Where is the compassion for the families of the flight 103 victims?

Where is the concern for the hope that Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi might be squeezed for more information about the plot and its origin in exchange for this “compassion”?

Nobody believes he did this alone- Where is the justice for the other plotters with whom Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi worked? 

Where is the justice for the Libyan government for which he worked?

Where is the compassion for the victims of other terror attacks that are encouraged and validated by this travesty of compassion?

The truth is, Britain is swamped by internal Islamists and greedy for oil deals with Qaddaffi’s Libya. But instead of admitting their cowardly and selfish motivations for not just rehabilitating Qaddafi, but positively fawning and cringing over him, they couch in the deadly language of "compassion". 



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12 Comments:

Blogger Ray Boyd said...

Scotland did it, not Britain. Lockerbie was probably a result of an Iranian airliner full of pilgrims on their way to mecca being shot down by the US Navy. I didn't hear of any trial & conviction on that one.

I remember the Lockerbie bombing well and was just as horrified as the rest of you. The trial of the bomber was a murky affair with the Thatcher government withholding important evidence that may have resulted in a different outcome.

It is quite likely that the guy that they eventually chose to prosecute was a patsy. American justice has a record of patsies does it not.

I am just saying it was a case that was not cast iron.

I think the response from the US on this is typical and to be expected.

Thursday, August 20, 2009 7:08:00 pm  
Blogger Pastorius said...

Ray,
I was not very concerned about this sort of thing back when the Lockerbie bombing happened, so I did not pay much attention.

Why did we shoot an Iranian passenger jet out of the sky? Did we mistake it for something else?

Thursday, August 20, 2009 7:15:00 pm  
Anonymous Total said...

Yes, the USS Vincennes mistook it for an Iranian F-14 making aggressive actions towards it in the Strait of Hormuz.

Thursday, August 20, 2009 7:22:00 pm  
Blogger Pastorius said...

That's quite a mistake.

I just went to Wiki and read about the incident.

I don't know how one can mistake a passenger jet for a F-14.

What's your theory?

Thursday, August 20, 2009 7:31:00 pm  
Blogger Ray Boyd said...

I don't have a theory except it's almost certain Lockerbie was a revenge bombing because the US did not seem to take the incident too seriously.

From a Muslim point of view I guess it would look rather bad.

Thursday, August 20, 2009 8:16:00 pm  
Anonymous Total said...

The Libyans bombed the Pan Am flight directly because of Operation El Dorado Canyon, the U.S.'s bombing of Libya, in which Ghaddafi's own infant daughter was killed. It likely has little or nothing to do with the Iran Air incident.

As you've probably read regarding the Iran Air incident:

"According to the US government, the Vincennes mistakenly identified the Iranian airliner as an attacking military fighter. The officers identified the flight profile being flown by the Airbus A300B2 as being similar to that of an F-14A Tomcat during an attack run. The commercial flight had originated at Bandar Abbas, which served dual roles as a base for Iranian F-14 operations and as a hub for commercial, civilian flights.[3] According to the same reports, the Vincennes tried unsuccessfully to contact the approaching aircraft, four times on the military emergency frequency and three times on the civilian emergency frequency, but never on air traffic control frequencies."

That theory does sound plausible to me. There seems to be little incentive to intentionally shoot down a civilian airliner. Anybody recall the international uproar against the Soviet Union when they shot down the Korean Airlines flight?

Thursday, August 20, 2009 8:41:00 pm  
Blogger Pastorius said...

Total,
I agree. That does sound plausible, and there is no advantage to us in shooting down a passenger jet filled with innocent people.

When Ray said the Lockerbie thing had to do with Iran, it didn't ring true. I don't remember the history that well, because I was a musician and I didn't pay attention to politics until after 9/11.

But I do remember Reagan going after Ghaddafi.

Reagan was a great President, even if I did dislike him when he was President.

:)

I was such a leftie.

Thursday, August 20, 2009 10:05:00 pm  
Blogger Ray Boyd said...

I didn't just dream it up, saw it on some media outlet today . . . can't remember where.

The bombing of Libya took place in 1986, Lockerbie December 1988, iranian airliner shot down July 1988.

Although I don't doubt the 1986 bombing had a part to play maybe the Iranian airliner incident could have also. Gaddafi is a devout muslim and he would have been enraged by that.

Thursday, August 20, 2009 10:53:00 pm  
Blogger Pastorius said...

Could be, Ray. I certainly couldn't know.

:)

I didn't think you dreamed it up. Sorry if my words sounded harsh.

I must admit, I tend to think of Ghaddafi as being a completely egocentric, decadent man, and not really a Muslim in any sense but a tribal one. So, I tend to not really believe Ghaddafi gives a shit about Iran.

But, I could be wrong about that.

If you look at photos of Ghaddafi, it appears that he thinks of himself as a Rap Star - a "Pimp" Gangsta.

Thursday, August 20, 2009 11:14:00 pm  
Anonymous Total said...

In general, the U.S. has had a very messy relationship with Libya that became increasingly hostile as the 80s progressed. Two Gulf of Sidra incidents, the bombing of Tripoli, and the U.S. support of Chad against Libya in the "Toyota War". In the bombing of Tripoli, had Ghaddafi not been warned prior to the attack by the Prime Minister of Malta, he and his entire family would have likely been killed. In the Toyota War, Libya suffered a humiliating defeat to ragtag militias that were supported and supplied by the United States. The Toyota War was likely Ghaddafi's biggest humiliation as tribesman in makeshift tank destroyer trucks armed with small arms continually harassed the Libyan Army and even raided one of their biggest Air Force bases. Libya suffered about 8,500 casualties, 800 tanks destroyed, and 28 aircraft destroyed. Bottom line: Ghaddafi hated the U.S. for a plethora of reasons and has been behind terrorist attacks against Americans throughout the 80s; the Pan Am one was simply the most devastating.

Thursday, August 20, 2009 11:46:00 pm  
Blogger Pastorius said...

Thanks, Total.

Thursday, August 20, 2009 11:48:00 pm  
Anonymous Total said...

I tend to agree with Pasto that Ghaddafi is not a pious Muslims, is extremely self-absorbed, and only cares for maintaining his grip on power. He's just like Saddam, he only cares to keep his grip on power and uses Islam as a rallying cry to keep domestic support. It's no surprise he gave up his nuclear weapons program and opened his country to the world after the U.S. invaded Iraq and evicted Saddam Hussein. He feared for his own ass at the time.

Thursday, August 20, 2009 11:59:00 pm  

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