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Abdel Baset Ali Al Megrahi

My Brother's Bomber, Pan Am 103, and 57 Gatwick

Patrick Hicks | Posted 10.12.2016 | Media
Patrick Hicks

I found out about Pan Am 103 from the evening news, and I remember thinking that it was nearly Christmas. Surely some of the people on that plane were coming home to see their families. What I didn't know was that one of my relatives had the task of mapping where all the debris fell.

Ruinous Victories

Bruce Fein | Posted 12.25.2011 | Politics
Bruce Fein

Politicians are chronically myopic and generally ill-educated. Whenever they claim victory abroad, skepticism is justified. The latest case of Libya is no different.

Andrea Stone

Lockerbie Widow: Libyan Defector Shouldn't Get Immunity | Andrea Stone | Posted 05.31.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- The wife of a Justice Department special agent killed in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am flight 103 said she doesn’t believe officials in B...

Jason Linkins

How To Make Gadhafi Look Good, By Various Lobbyists | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

As noted Tuesday, one of the more interesting things to contemplate as chaos continues to roil Libya and threaten the Gadhafi regime, is the extent to...

Jason Linkins

A Spotlight On The Libya Lobbyists | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The U.S. lifted trade sanctions against Libya in 2004, but reinstated them in 2009. As you might imagine, that brief window led to a ton of influence peddling!

As Libyans Die, a New Jersey Town Subsidizes Gadhafi

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Snipers are picking protesters off from rooftops in Tripoli. But in the city of Englewood, New Jersey the Libyan flag continues to fly high and proud. I see it every day right across my yard.

CON GAMES: Gaddafi's Lockerbie Hoax

Michael Conniff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Conniff

We kid ourselves that justice has been done. But what would the families of the Lockerbie dead say about what happened?

Jason Linkins

Tea Party Slams Menendez For Hitting BP On Libyan Terrorist Controversy | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

You know, typically, I wouldn't dream of suggesting that the Tea Party movement is a group of people who have taken their internalized anger at losing...

Seriously Ill? Head for Libya

David Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Harris

Abdelbaset Ali Mohamed al-Megrahi, the Lockerbie bomber, was suffering from fatal prostate cancer, the world was told, and had no more than three months to live. That was in August. Now, six months later, Megrahi is still alive.

Lockerbie Bomber Missing: Al-Megrahi Can't Be Reached, Reports Times

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

UK authorities do not know where convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdul Baset Ali al-Megrahi is. According to The Times, the Libyan national convicted of in...

Libyans Picked the Wrong New York City Realtor to Try to Dupe

Vicky Ward | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Vicky Ward

New York has a new hero in Jason Haber, who told the Libyan dictator's representatives that he would find them a lavish apartment only if they returned the Lockerbie bomber to Scotland.

The Colonel, Human Rights and Lockerbie

Tom Porteous | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tom Porteous

The furor over al-Megrahi's release has only deepened the suspicions of deal making and compromise that have tainted the West's decade-long efforts to rehabilitate Libya.

President Obama, Gordon Brown, Deaths in Afghanistan and More British Deception Over Lockerbie

Vicky Ward | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Vicky Ward

If applause is what Gordon Brown wants, he's not getting it. When, for the sake of his country, is the British Prime Minister going to do the decent thing -- and resign?

The Scots and the Terrorist: He That Pities the Brute

Heather Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Heather Robinson

It seems pity is all too often reserved for people who commit acts of absolute, irrevocable evil. The worse the offense, the more automatic must be the mercy towards the perpetrator.

Muammar Qadaffi -- The Great Survivor

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Margolis

Rather than the "mad dog" he was called by Reagan, Muammar Qaddafi is far better described as a cross between a cat with nine lives and a sly fox.

The Truth About Lockerbie May Now Never Come Out Thanks to Gordon Brown's Thirst for Libyan Oil

Vicky Ward | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Vicky Ward

Megrahi's release and hero's welcome in Libya, along with the leak of two letters from Britain's justice minister, have prompted calls for British Prime Minister Gordon Brown to stop evading the issue.

This Democrat Is Disappointed With His President and His Party

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Democrats not only own the White House, but also have an overwhelming majority in the House and a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate. Yet oddly they're still acting as if they're on the outside looking in.

Why Britain Should Apologize for Releasing the Lockerbie Killer -- and Why it Won't

Vicky Ward | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Vicky Ward

Imagine if Bernie Madoff were to have cancer and he were to be released like the Lockerbie killer? There would, no doubt, rightly be outrage in the streets.

New Republic Editor Martin Peretz Blasts Someone For Something, Sort Of

Barrett Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Barrett Brown

Not that I'm bothered by Peretz's or anyone else's racism, which is directed only towards mere people. But why his perpetual assault on grammar? Grammar isn't an Arab, Marty. You're thinking of algebra.

How the Lockerbie Bomber Got Away With It

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Wolff

The Brits are in a mess: They have freed the Lockerbie bomber for reasons that nobody truly, or reasonably, believes. And yet, maybe they know what they're doing.

Britain's New Royalty -- The Oil Potentates

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Kowtowing to moneyed Middle Eastern and African oil interests may not be new, but as the release of the Lockerbie bomber shows, this has become Britain's new norm.

The Lockerbie Bomber Speaks: "I’m Very, Very Happy"

Times Online | Martin Fletcher in Tripoli | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Is he the evil perpetrator of the deadliest terrorist attack in British history, or a sick old man, a loving father and grandfather, who has suffered ...

Lockerbie and Kafka's Labyrinth

Michael Carmichael | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Carmichael

Lockerbie remains a compelling and inscrutable tragedy. The victims deserve an unbiased investigation, but at this late date the probability that the perpetrators of Lockerbie will ever be known is diminishing.

The Lockerbie Trial: A Unique Moment in International Justice and Diplomacy

Cynthia P. Schneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Cynthia P. Schneider

The understandable outrage at the release of Megrahi should not overshadow the memory of the trial that brought him to justice.