The Anonymous Widower

We Should Let al Megrahi Die in Peace

I’ve just heard the father of one of the Lockerbie victims say this on the BBC.  He is right, as Megrahi does really seem to be close to death according to this typical report among many. After all as the victim’s father said, Gaddafi has killed a lot more of his own people than the number that died in the PanAm jet at Lockerbie.

However, we shouldn’t let up though on finding out who was ultimately responsible for Lockerbie.  It is all too convenient to put the blame on Gaddafi, who surely will soon be dead, as I can’t see him being captured alive or escaping to a safe haven. And if he did the latter, he has made enemies, who would not hestitate to assasinate him.

After I saw Lockerbie: Unfinished Business at the Gilded Balloon last year in Edinburgh, I posted this. I stand by every word I said.

August 29, 2011 - Posted by | News | , ,


  1. I dont know whether al Megrahi is guilty or innocent, and I dont really know whether or not it was right to release him. I do gather than in Libya there was palliative chemo available to extend his life which was not available in UK, or at least not available to him in UK, which would explain his apparent improvement.

    I have two main comments. In the current situation in Libya he may be dying without adequate palliative pain management, which is wrong for any human being, regardless of what they have done, but the drugs may not be able to get through – he wont be alone in this. The second is that if he is actually dying now, it will save a lot of hassle ove whether Scotland should demand his extradition or not, which just gets in the way of the setting up of a new regime over in Libya and isnt helpful. However, I think to stopp conspiracy theorists in their tracks, I think we need to be absolutely certain by DNA or similar, that the guy dying really is him!

    Comment by liz | August 29, 2011 | Reply

    • One of the most heartwhelming statements today was from Dr. Jim Swire, who said that he would be prepared to travel to Libya and make the remaining few days of Megrahi’s live as pain free as possible.

      Dr. Swire is one of the few to come out of the Lockerbie disaster with any credit.

      Comment by AnonW | August 29, 2011 | Reply

  2. I read that about Dr Jim Swire, that is an act of great humanity. Every human deserves to die as pain free and dignified death as possible, if we deny that right to anyone we are as bad as the killers themselves. Revenge often hurts the avenger more than anyone else.

    Comment by liz | August 29, 2011 | Reply

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