But first read this – it’s quite unbelievable.

http://www.lrb.co.uk/v29/n12/mile01_.html

I don’t know how many of you remember the Lockerbie bombing. I do, because actually a group of school kids on that flight were from a town right next to mine in NY. It was horrific, and I remember scanning the news and feeling nothing but relief when the bomber was brought to justice. Then, a few days ago, I read the bomber was being released. At first I was horrified, then I read he had only three months to live, and compassion won. I thought to myself, ‘well, it’s not as if he’s getting out of jail free’. I kept reading articles, and a few things caught my eye. For one, he’s always protested his innocence. Well, most murderers do, I believe, so that didn’t really bother me. What bothered me was the coincidence of an American capt. who shot down a plane full of civilans about a year prior to that – the plane was Iranian. The incident was murky, and the capt. got a medal, if you can believe that. And, another article posted this link, (link above) that I put off reading for some reason until today, and the bomber was released. Then I decided I wanted to know more…

The article makes horrifying reading. And when I was done, I was glad the man was back in Libya – at home.

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