Sunday, August 23, 2009

Another Op-Ed Piece

I have to express my opinion about the crazy Scottish government. I don't understand why they would release the only terrorist, Abdelbaset Ali Megrahi, convicted of the bombing of Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie Scotland. Terrorists are hard to find, let alone convict one. They either head for the hills or kill themselves in their massacre.
This man and I use that term loosely, was one of who knows how many that was responsible for the killing of 243 passengers, 16 crew and 11 on the ground on December 21, 1988. Finally Megrahi is held accountable and sentenced to life in prison in 2001. Perhaps instead he should have met the same fate as William Wallace did on August 23, 1305. In medieval times people convicted of high crimes received the punishment of being drawn and quartered. This entails first being dragged behind a horse to your place of execution, then being hanged but not quite to death. Upon release of your hanging you were disemboweled and emasculated. In front of your own eyes your genitalia and entrails were burned. Finally you were beheaded, cut into pieces and displayed around town including your head which was dipped in tar and placed on a spike. The difference today is that in civilized nations that would never be done but in those hot bed countries of terrorism they wouldn't hesitate to do that to fellow human beings but their method of choice seems to be blowing people up.
But back to the Scottish government; why in the world would they release this monster just because he's terminally ill? Compassionate release?? Who are they kidding? This animal and others like him showed absolutely no compassion when they blew 270 men, woman and children out of the sky over Scotland. To top it off he receives a hero's welcome when he returned home to Libya. Terrorists 'round the world must be celebrating. Please don't tell me this was all about oil, I hate to think that was the underlying reason.
I am a very compassionate person but this is WRONG.