Posted by: hesnotthemessiahhesaverynaughtboy | December 19, 2008

Lockerbie: 20 years on

The BBC reports that Sunday marks the 20th anniversary of the Lockerbie bombing.

While the article waxes on the humanitarian side, there’s little coverage of the farce that resulted form trying to enforce a prosecution, with a mixture of politics, foreign policy, and the judicial system becoming a confused mess as the search went on for the easiest scapegoat.

Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, who was eventually jailed – and is now on his second appeal – is currently suffering from cancer, and even one of the bereaved parents is calling for a compassionate release.

Ironically, it took until last month for Libyan compensation to start being distributed.

In the meantime, on a lighter note, the man who missed Pan-Am 103 by minutes – and lived to tell the tale.

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