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The Compassion Scam

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A year ago today, Scotland released a Libyan operative, Abdel Baset Al-Megrahi, the only person convicted in the Lockerbie airliner bombing.  This was done because the government didn't want to be, you know, "inhumane."  The convict, so we were told, was dying of cancer and had but three months to live.

Not exactly.  He's alive today, having a good 'ole time back home.  Lan' sakes alive!  With a straight face, AP reports:

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) -- Britain's government says it has warned Libya that any celebration of Friday's anniversary of the release from jail of the Lockerbie bomber would be deeply offensive to the families of the mainly U.S. victims of the attack.

Abdel Baset Al-Megrahi, the only person convicted in connection with the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 above Lockerbie, Scotland, was ordered in 2001 to serve 27 years in jail, but freed on Aug. 20 of last year on compassionate grounds, as he is suffering from prostate cancer.  
Now that'll set 'em straight.  A national party occasioned by scamming a bunch of willing fools "would be deeply offensive," so those Libyans had really better not do it. Moral of story:  When the apologists for killers, abroad or at home, start yammering about "compassion," what they really aim to do is celebrate your stupidity.

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Let them also not forget to celebrate naivete and gullibility as well.

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