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Lockerbie Bomber Released

Former BART Officer Released From Prison

Turnstyle | Posted 08.13.2011 | Los Angeles

Former BART officer Johannes Mehserle was released at midnight after 11 months of his two-year sentence for shooting and killing 22-year-old Oscar Grant on New Year's Day.

Green News Report: December 9, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Crunch time...

Church Of Scotland Cleric Says Lockerbie Bomber Release Justified

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Trevor Grundy Religion News Service EDINBURGH, Scotland (RNS/ENInews) The Scottish government was right to show compassion and to release the Liby...

Orphaned By Job Loss: The Death of Pan Am

Helen Davey | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helen Davey

December 21, 1988, the day that Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie, Scotland, has been called "the day that the heart of Pan American died."

Responding to the New York Times on Israel

David Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Harris

A recent editorial in the Times was a bare-knuckled assault on Israel that will bring joy to Israel's critics. But it did a disservice to the realities on the ground.

Orphaned by Job Loss: Voices of Pan Am

Helen Davey | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helen Davey

In this, the last blog of my series, I hope to leave my readers with more understanding of the possible impact of traumatic loss of a company like Pan Am on employees.

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.

'Flaws' In Key Lockerbie Evidence

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

An investigation by BBC's Newsnight has cast doubts on the key piece of evidence which convicted the Lockerbie bomber, Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi....

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?

Africa MPs Cheer Lockerbie Bomber

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Megrahi, looking frail in a wheelchair, received a standing ovation from a group of African MPs in the hospital where he is receiving care for cancer....

Sept. 7, 2009, News Update

Richard Valeriani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Valeriani

Israeli government approves construction of hundreds of new homes in occupied West Bank. How do you say, "Up yours, Obama " in Hebrew?

Lockerbie And Libya's Other Internal Wars: The Families' Pain

Heba Morayef | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Heba Morayef

How does a former pariah state deal with gross human rights abuses of the past? The UK, U.S. and Italy should encourage Libya to address the past, rather than allow all to be forgiven in the name of petrodollars.

Jack Straw Denies Claims That Lockerbie Bomber Megrahi Was Released For Libyan Oil

The Guardian | Michael White and Severin Carrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The justice secretary, Jack Straw, today denied fresh allegations that he gave the Scottish government the green light to release Abdelbaset al-Megrah...

My Lai and Lockerbie Reconsidered

Nick Turse | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nick Turse

A week ago, two convicted mass murderers leaped back into public consciousness as news coverage of their stories briefly intersected. One was freed from prison, the other expressed his contrition.

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.

Lockerbie Bomber Release Linked With Trade Talks: Gaddafi's Son | Severin Carrell, Scotland Correspondent | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Gordon Brown is under renewed pressure to release details about the UK's dealings with Libya after Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's son said there was an "ob...

What Is Justice for Lockerbie?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deepak Chopra

As bystanders to tragedies like the Lockerbie disaster, you and I have no moral weight; we are outsiders. But we aren't outsiders in our own lives, where we face moral choices just as tangled.

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.

Bar Kaddafi From Entering the U.S.

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

I lived in Europe for 11 years and I learned that Europe has lost the capacity to hate evil. Amorality that masquerades as modern liberal sensibility has left the continent morally bankrupt.

Another Reason for a Truth Commission

Byron Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Byron Williams

Don't the families of the victims of Iraq and the war on terror, and the nation as a whole, deserve a collective truth for the worst foreign policy blunder in our history?

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 ...

Compassionate Release Redux

Rabbi Jennifer Krause | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rabbi Jennifer Krause

Take a moment to read these names. Read them all or read a few. If you're reading this and knew one of them, tell us who he was, tell us what she hoped to become.

Salt in Their Wounds

Nancy Snow | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Snow

I can't imagine what it must have been like for the families of the 35 Syracuse University students to get the news that Pan Am Flight 103 had exploded over the tiny Scottish town of Lockerbie.