Saturday, August 22, 2009
In certain countries, if you are found guilty of murder, even killing one fellow human being, you will be sentenced to death or life imprisonment.
But in a certain country, a mass murderer who killed 270 people will go scot free and released after serving only 8 years, i repeat 8 years in prison.
Tell me, is this justice or what?
Well, this is where the so called justice system failed.
Libyan, Abdel Baset al-Megrahi is the only man convicted of blowing up a Pan American jumbojet during a Trans Atlantic flight in 1988.
Pan Am Flight 103, a Boeing 747 jumbo jet carrying 259 passengers and crews was on its way from London to New York, on 21st December 1988, when a bomb planted by terrorist(s) in the luggage sections, exploded.
There were no survivors.
It was so quick, there was no time for the pilots to make a MayDay call.
Another 11 people in the Scottish town of Lockerbie were also killed by falling parts of the plane.
A total of 180 US citizens, 169 passengers and 11 crews died in the harrowing incident.
Another 52 Britons perished.
It was Britain's worst terrorists attack.
Abdel Baset, a Libyan intelligent agent, was only convicted of involvement in the bombing in 2001.
He was sent to life imprisonment, but released after serving only 8 years, on the ground of humanitarian reasons for he reportedly have only 3 months to live due to some kind of cancer.
Come on, did Abdel Baset and his gangs showed mercy on their 270 innocent victims on 21st December 1988...????????????
On Friday, Britain condemned the "upsetting" scenes of jubilation in Tripoli at the return of Abdel Baset al-Megrahi and considered canceling a royal visit to Libya as a sign of displeasure.
US President Barack Obama said the warm welcome in Libya was "highly objectionable."
The families of the 270 people who died in the Lockerbie bombing, were understandably furious.
What if Abdel Baset al-Megrahi live more than 3 months??
What if terrorists carry more bombings on civilian aircrafts? Will they be pardoned as well???
Sometimes justice system fails.