Convicted Lockerbie bomber says truth will come out
Abdelbesset al Megrahi told Reuters that he hoped the whole truth about the Lockerbie bombing would be revealed soon.
October 3rd, 2011
10:52 AM ET

Convicted Lockerbie bomber says truth will come out

The truth about the bombing of a PanAm airliner over Lockerbie, Scotland, in 1988 will come out "one day, and hopefully in the near future," the only man convicted the bombing told Reuters in an interview aired Monday.

"In a few months from now, you will see new facts that will be announced," Abdelbeset al-Megrahi told Reuters. "I don't want to speak about that because there are people who are looking after that themselves."

Al-Megrahi's comments come about five weeks after CNN's Nic Roberston visited al-Megrahi's home, where his family said he was in a coma and near death from terminal prostate cancer.

At the time of his late August visit, Robertson found al-Megrahi in a metal hospital bed, attached to an IV drip and cared for by an elderly woman that the family said was his mother. He was, Robertson said, "paper-thin, his face sallow and sunken."

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  1. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    I used to post on Political Ticker, but not under any manifestation of JIF.
    "Stalinist bums?" Hm. Aren't you verbal!

    October 3, 2011 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    @ From the Marquee blog:
    BTW, my buddy banasy is not a "him," unless he's the world's greatest impersonator.

    October 3, 2011 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    @JIF:
    I cannot tell you how glad I am that you're back,
    Even part-time!

    October 3, 2011 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini

      Thank you, banasy. Like you, I too am sick and tired of all these Tea Partying, warmongering right-wing nutjobs hijacking our names here just to post their right-wing nonsense! Hopefully, we will finally learn the truth about what happen at Lockerbie, Scotland on Dec.21,1988.

      October 3, 2011 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
  4. FormerNYer

    He's alive, it's a miracle... these is modern times there's not supposed to be no miracles... I guess it's not modern times in Libya...

    October 3, 2011 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    I hope that the truth comes out and the sooner the better. I'm so sick and tired of hearing all this right-wing propaganda about this man's guilt! Granted, Libya did have a very good motive for the Lockerbie bombing after Ronald Reagan maliciously ordered the wanton bombings on April 11,1986 of both the Libyan cities of Tripoli and Benghazi.

    October 3, 2011 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • leeintulsa

      I believe reagan's strikes were retaliation for something.. Or somethings? Mo was the saddam hussein/bin laden of the 80's. He started things.

      I seem to recall a nightclub bombing? American servicemen?

      So he drops a plane in scotland? Where does it end?

      October 3, 2011 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse |
  6. banasy©

    Fakey:
    You know darn well I wasn't talking to you!
    How's that tutu fitting?

    October 3, 2011 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  7. chillipepper

    I bet they'll blame President Bush

    October 3, 2011 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
  8. banasy©

    @chilipepper:
    Or Obama.

    October 3, 2011 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
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