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Lockerbie Bomber Missing From Hospital

From the UK’s Times:

Freed Lockerbie bomber Abdul Baset Ali al-Megrahi with his mother and daughter

Mystery as Lockerbie bomber goes missing from home and hospital

Martin Fletcher, Tim Reid and Angus Macleod

December 16, 2009

Mystery surrounded the Lockerbie bomber last night after he could not be reached at his home or in hospital.

Libyan officials could say nothing about the whereabouts of Abdul Baset Ali al-Megrahi, and his Scottish monitors could not contact him by telephone. They will try again to speak to him today but if they fail to reach him, the Scottish government could face a new crisis.

Under the terms of his release from jail, the bomber cannot change his address or leave Tripoli, and must keep in regular communication with East Renfrewshire Council.

Politicians on both sides of the Atlantic and relatives of the 270 people who died in the 1988 bombing expressed anger about al-Megrahi’s disappearance. Richard Baker, Labour’s justice spokesman in the Scottish Parliament, said the whole affair was turning into a shambles and putting Scotland’s reputation at risk. “This flags up just how ludicrous it is that East Renfrewshire Council, a local council thousands of miles away from Libya, is responsible for supervising al-Megrahi’s conditions of licence,” he said…

On Sunday evening The Times called at the bomber’s home in suburban Tripoli. A policeman sitting on a plastic chair outside was asked to deliver a message to al-Megrahi. He spoke no English, but indicated that al-Megrahi was not there.

The next day The Times visited the Tripoli Medical Centre where alMegrahi was treated soon after his return to Libya. The receptionists said he had left the hospital some time ago.

Back at al-Megrahi’s home, there was no sign of activity. One of three security officers sitting in a grey Mercedes car outside said: “They’ve all gone.” He refused to elaborate.

Alerted by The Times, Jonathan Hinds, of East Renfrewshire Council, tried to telephone al-Megrahi at his home yesterday. He spoke to a Libyan man who said al-Megrahi was too ill to speak to him.

Mr Hinds has called al-Megrahi every other Tuesday since August, and has always been able to speak to him. Yesterday was not one of the regular Tuesdays, so al-Megrahi would not have been expecting a call.

“We will continue to attempt to call Mr Megrahi tomorrow and will then consider the situation,” a council spokesman said. If there were grounds for suspecting al-Megrahi was breaching the terms of his release, “we would report that to the Scottish Government and it would be up to them to decide what action to take” …

Gee, we thought that Mr. al-Megrahi would be enjoying the 72 virgins from his terrorist accomplishments by now.

He was supposed to be at death’s door. What happened?

Could it be that he was released to get a break on oil for Scotland after all?

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, December 16th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

9 Responses to “Lockerbie Bomber Missing From Hospital”

  1. GetBackJack says:

    Take that, Mr. Brown.

    You treacherous toad.

  2. puhiawa says:

    Wow. Sort of like that missing cancer diagnosis? Here is the thing, Brits have a thing for Muslims. I think it will work out just fine. Their daughters will be whores and their sons goats.

  3. Chuckk says:

    Maybe the Libyan version of Obamacare cured his cancer.

  4. canary says:

    Sweetness & Light suspected Lockerbie was in good health.

    From the pessimistic never trustful Canary, a bird that is anti-social. Bad, bad puddy cat terrorists.

    “I saw on news, and he sure looked robust and healthy, raising his arms high above his head in waves of victory in front of the crowd. Maybe they should check out the doctor that diagnosed him”

  5. Liberals Demise says:

    I have it from the highest sources that he was rushed to K-Daffies personal Whore House for rigorous “examinations”. Though unofficial sources say they saw him grinning like a horny ol’ goat!

  6. bill says:

    I bet the first thing to occur to him was “I can’t break the law”.

  7. wirenut says:

    My guess is he’s bedpan diving and hasn’t come up for air.

  8. beautyofreason says:

    Kill 300 people going home for Christmas – get off free.

    The lesson of appeasing radical Islam.

  9. Enthalpy says:

    We can only hope that Mossad is helping him find the way.

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