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Old 28th November 2009, 02:29 PM   #81
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Originally Posted by Rolfe View Post
My cousin's husband died of the same thing some years ago. He went more quickly than the (tentative) predictions, and before he died he looked remarkably like Megrahi coming off that plane. It's all just half-educated guesswork, and everybody knows this. In a less high-profile case nobody would be batting an eyelid. They're not even batting an eyelid about Biggs, although he was high-profile enough in all conscience.
Since it was the sun the payed for Biggs to get back into the UK news corp are unlikely to touch it.
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Old 28th November 2009, 02:48 PM   #82
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Thanks very much. I had no idea it had been such an issue.

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Old 28th November 2009, 03:05 PM   #83
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Originally Posted by geni View Post
Since it was the sun the payed for Biggs to get back into the UK news corp are unlikely to touch it.

Good point.

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Old 1st December 2009, 09:34 AM   #84
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Originally Posted by Rolfe View Post
Let me know when a dangerous and violent criminal is actually released, will you? Just sayin.

Oh sorry, forgot about Ronnie Biggs.

Rolfe.

Are you saying he was released because UK justice screwed up? If so, why isn't that the official reason? Why hide behind the lie of "compassion" as official justification for what, apparently, are just suspicions on your part?

And if they're not just suspicions, why isn't there a movement to re-try or re-examine and possibly exculpate him?
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Old 1st December 2009, 10:32 AM   #85
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He was released because he applied for compassionate release and met the criteria. Now there may have been behind-the-scenes machinations as well, but these are probably not the sort of thing that has been speculated about (i.e. the Scottish gpvernment would probably rather gnaw its own leg off than do anything Gordon Brown hapened to want).

The compassionate release specifically did not include any acknowledgement of the doubts about the safety of the conviction.

If you look in the right places, you'll find the demands for a public enquiry and to find out what really happened and so on. Unfortunately, with the appeal being withdrawn, that avenue is now closed. (If Megrahi had died while the appeal was still outstanding, other interested parties would have been able to continue it on his behalf. Other interested parties had indicated their intention to do exactly that. It is suspected this was the reason for Megrahi being "persuaded" to withdraw the appeal as part of his applicatio process to return to Libya.)

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Old 1st December 2009, 10:46 AM   #86
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I'd still like to know what USAN stands for. Anybody? Please?

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It's a call center company.

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Old 16th December 2009, 12:22 PM   #87
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Oh, and by the way... apparently not only is he suddenly not that sick, he also broke the terms of his release. Disappeared. Poof.

Next stop: probably some casino, or else some Hizbullah meeting or something.

To the Scottish government: Suckers!
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Old 16th December 2009, 01:24 PM   #88
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http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009...issing-tripoli

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However at about 9.30am today the council was able to speak to Megrahi on the telephone.

"In the last five minutes the criminal justice team have spoken to Megrahi at home in Tripoli," a spokesman for East Renfrewshire council said.

He said officials had no concerns regarding Megrahi's whereabouts and would not be taking the matter further.

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Old 16th December 2009, 02:07 PM   #89
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Testing, testing...
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Old 20th December 2009, 11:34 PM   #90
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Sorry about the incomprehensible post above -- I was just changing my icon and text and wanted to make sure it works, then forgot about where I posted the "testing, testing" message.

It is true, by the way. The man made contact with his Scottish supervisor. It was a long distance telephone call, but a man with $3 million in a secret Swiss bank account probably can afford the charges.

Courtesy of, let me take a wild, unfunded guess, Quaddafi's generosity.

Now he's definitely going to show up in a Casino somewhere...

Boy, was the Scottish government taken for a ride on that one.

Suckers!
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