12 September 2011

Quid pro quo

Several US politicians have been demanding that Abdelbaset Mohmed Ali al-Megrahi, the man convicted and jailed for murder in the Lockerbie plane bombing, be extradited to the USA for a new trial. For exmple Bolton: State Dept Was 'Complicit' in Release of Lockerbie Bomber:
Former U.N. ambassador John Bolton says if Libyan rebels want to show “gratitude” to the United States for helping to oust tyrant Moammar Gadhafi they should extradite the man accused of masterminding the bombing of Pan Am 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. Bolton also told Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren Monday he believes the State Department was “complicit” in Abdel Baset al-Megrahi’s release from Scottish imprisonment.

Bolton thought that trial by Scottish law was not enough, because Scotland did not have the death penalty.

I agree with John Bolton.

Abdelbaset al-Megrahi should be extradited to the USA for a second trial, and he should be sent there the moment that William C. Rogers III is extradited to Iran from the USA to be tried for a similar crime.

After all, it is most appropriate, according to Bolton's standards, since Iran has the death penalty.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

the two crimes actually don't seem very similar


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