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. From the Marquee blog

    Have you guys noticed a decrease in the impersonator trolls over here? Marquee seems to have picked one up and I'm wondering if it migrated from here.

    October 3, 2011 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
  2. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    I think that we have fewer trolls here now than we did when I went away a month ago. However, I was hi-jacked within three posts after I returned.

    October 3, 2011 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  3. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    No punishment is good enough for the Lockerbie bomber.
    I think that an omnipotent being could have done better than terminal prostate cancer.

    October 3, 2011 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  4. From the Marquee blog

    Someone posted as "banasi" earlier so I figured I'd check since Banasy is one of the posters over here and I remember someone faking him.

    October 3, 2011 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  5. banasy©

    So, I take it this guy is out of his coma....

    By the same guy; the George Patton troll.
    It's funny that he didn't use your name the entire time!
    Someone else was trying to impersonate you, but after I called him out on it, he stopped.
    *Nobody* comes close to your style.

    October 3, 2011 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  6. banasy©

    On the marquee blog?
    I rarely go there.

    October 3, 2011 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  7. banasy©

    There's trolls all over...

    October 3, 2011 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  8. bigwilliestyles

    I don't know trolls, but my comments on the 'Political Ticker' appear to be heavily censored, with all due respect to others comments that a 'program' is picking up 'trip words'. No, CNN is censoring content, not words.

    October 3, 2011 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  9. -.-

    Political Ticker does have moderators, This Just In has the program.

    October 3, 2011 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  10. From the Marquee blog

    Screw Political Ticker, Stalinist bums.

    October 3, 2011 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  11. -.-

    @Marquee: lol

    October 3, 2011 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  12. From the Marquee blog

    This is how the impersonator troll is on Marquee(the other trolls are sometimes amusing)

    Troll: U su©k and r g@y.
    Us. Nope, and you're obviously not the person you're posing as.
    Troll: LOLITROLLU!

    October 3, 2011 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  13. michaelfury

    October 3, 2011 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  14. Bimbo the Birthday Clown

    This guy is becoming the "I'm not dead yet" guy from Monty Python and the Holy Grail. They should just whack him across the head and throw him on the cart already.

    October 3, 2011 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    Hey, banasy:
    Thanks for the good press on style, and backatcha.
    I remember that Ersatz Ellis from Panama was sometimes very funny.

    October 3, 2011 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
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