MISSING MEGRAHI?

Wonder what you think of this report from the BBC on the just announced death of the Lockerbie bomber? Is it just me or does this seem quite….sympathetic?

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18 Responses to MISSING MEGRAHI?

  1. Guest Who says:

    Certainly was world-shattering enough to warrant one of their ‘special’ emails.
    Guessing the grave dancing fraternity need to be kept in the loop as to whether to pace solemnly around the shrine in sackcloth and ashes, or to convene a twitter flash mob using Paul Mason’s iPhone address book for a golden rain knees up on any of those not as favoured in the Beebocrite Comedic Community.

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  2. brian says:

    Strangely I was more sadden by the news of death of the inventor of the Raleigh Chopper

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  3. As I See It says:

    I would imagine there are a few sighs of relief in Blairite/SNP circles.

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  4. john in cheshire says:

    I know it’s callous but my first reaction was, what took him so long? Was it access to drugs that our wonderful NHS gave to him, but deprives us, the funders of such largesse, of having?

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  5. David Preiser (USA) says:

    Are we sure he’s dead? I noticed the BBC got a dig in at Blair, but curiously omitted the name of the Prime Minister who saw Megrahi sent home to a hero’s welcome.

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    • JAG says:

      Are you surprised? the BBC is busily airbrushing Bruin out of anything which may remind us quite what a disturbed (?) individual he was, and what an embarrassment as prime minister. He can then be relaunched as Nye Bevan II !

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  6. George R says:

    ‘Jihadwatch’s archive on al-Megrahi is useful; among other things, it provides a reminder of the complicity of the Labour government,
    (and of SNP) in this:

    http://www.jihadwatch.org/cgi-sys/cgiwrap/br0nc0s/managed-mt/mt-search.cgi?search=al-megrahi&IncludeBlogs=1&limit=20

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  7. chrisH says:

    Why not a day for calm reflection and for mature grown-up debate, so we can mull and mooch this over?
    I suggest a days silence from the BBC by way of tribute to all of Gadhaffis pals who have suffered in the name of the great man.
    Nah…no excuses needed…shut them up for a day, so we can think for ourselves!

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  8. johnnythefish says:

    I think the article genuinely strives for balance, with the exception of omitting any mention of Brown (but then we know good old Winston at the Records Office has done a fine job there).
    So, in other words, a first.
    However, had he been an Israeli bomber of an Arab airline, more emotive language (‘atrocity’, ‘slaughter’, ‘innocent victims’ etc) would most certainly have been used.

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  9. Framer says:

    http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Justice/legal/lockerbie/CompassionateReleasePro/granted-refused/granted2000-09

    List of those other Scottish prisoners released on compassionate grounds – few survived more than a few weeks.
    Megrahi was released by the SNP because they had the rare power to make what was in effect a foreign policy decision and their prison medical service obliged.
    It would not have mattered to Salmond if Megrahi had only had terminal acne or was not a fine actor.

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    • dez says:

      I’ve watched someone die of Cancer. My friend was given five months although he ‘survived’ for just over two years. It is a truly horrible way to die and the longer it took the more he suffered.

      The general opinion that, because he was released early and then took three years to die, somehow al-Megrahi avoided punishment – is an opinion born of complete ignorance.

      Or in other words: pretty normal on B-BBC.

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      • Reed says:

        But he was allowed to live out his final days surrounded by his family, a comfort that he denied to the hundreds of people he murdered. Save your expressions of empathy for his victims – al-Megrahi never did.

        He should have died an incarcerated man. That he died a free man, considering the enormity of his crime, only deepens the suffering of his victims’ families.

        ..and I expect most of us have witnessed a loved one pass away from a long-term illness – a plea to emotion adds no extra validity to an argument.

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      • jarwill101 says:

        Yet again, awakening briefly from the deep Sleep of the Sanctimonious comes Dez, with a comment that when scrutinised, is really all about him. A few weeks ago he was Ralph McTell, lecturing us long about the increase of homeless people in London, as if he was the only one with eyes to see. What he couldn’t see, of course, was the reason for the housing crisis.
        Many of us, sadly, have seen loved ones die from cancer. We’re adult enough not to wear it like a badge. You could have made your comment about Megrahi’s cancer without any mention of yourself. It must be lonely up there, as the sole beacon of compassion in a brutal world. Do us, & yourself, a big favour: get back in your wanking chariot & go back to sleep, you self-righteous bore.

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      • Barry says:

        “I’ve watched someone die of Cancer.”

        Most people over a certain age have. Most people have not, however, watched someone blown to bits or hit the ground at 120 mph.

        Fool.

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      • David Preiser (USA) says:

        Wait: cancer was Megrahi’s just punishment, then? What a twisted world you must live in, dez.

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  10. Guest Who says:

    It is news, and one means that in the way it used to mean that.
    And, frankly, there are issues beyond the mere fact of his passing.
    What is sad is the inevitably of tribal extremes using it as a banner to push or resurrect other agendas.
    In too many cases it is again the rights (or, more often, symbolism) of one whilst passing over the often many whose deaths lead to a person’s notoriety. As cynical as the Guardian using Milly Dowler and then dropping her family when things took their fancy elsewhere (or things swerved away from where the narrative suited).
    And while it would be hard to imagine anyone untouched by the grief of losing a loved one or sympathy with any facing the calls made in supporting a tragic sufferer, I am sure it would only occur to the lower orders of the MSM and its apologists to drag out personal aspects in complement to add ‘human interest’ to this aspect of the story. About as abnormal as it gets, if predictable.

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  11. George R says:

    “Lockerbie bomber Al Megrahi freed by conniving politicians in squalid pursuit of a fast buck. Oh, the shame.£

    by Stephen Glover.

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2147349/Lockerbie-bomber-dead-Al-Megrahi-freed-politicians-squalid-pursuit-fast-buck.html#ixzz1vVG7Qpq5

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