Thursday, August 20, 2009

Poetic justice.

In a perfect world, Abdel Baset al-Megrahi would board a Gulfstream for Tripoli as the sole passenger.

And halfway there, the pilot and co-pilot would exit the aircraft, leaving Abdel alone with his thoughts and a suspicious ticking noise...


(H/T to TJIC.)

24 comments:

Greybeard said...

Please, don't waste a beautiful Gulfstream...
Put him on a Beechjet.
P.O.S., and it doesn't carry enough fuel to make the jump.

Boat Guy said...

Total waste of a great airplane. Right up there with Nancy & Co. "needing" four more.
Nothing that a C-17 with an open ramp over mid-ocean could handle.

Tam said...

"Right up there with Nancy & Co. "needing" four more."

Couldn't they use one of hers?

Rev. Paul said...

Only if she's on it at the time.

Anonymous said...

I say put him on a big kite, get it to about 5,000 feet, and just cut the string.

Even a Beechjet needs love... :P

2yellowdogs said...

And I'd always had a high opinion of the Scots...until now, that is. This is a travesty beyond words.

Released on "compassionate grounds"? I'm fairly certain he had no compassion for the innocent people he blew out of the sky, or those on the ground with shrapnel and fire raining down on them.

He should have been left to rot in his cell with no more than an aspirin as the cancer slowly consumes him. William Wallace is spinning.

Heath said...

Agreed, he oughta rot, with no comforts other than 3 squares and a cot.. Why waste an asprin?

RevolverRob said...

What a waste of a good jet and jet fuel. They should've taken care of this years ago. Don't the Scots use the same 5.56 NATO round as everybody else? It really is an easy solution...

Anonymous said...

I lived in Edinburgh for a few months, and as much as I loved it, unfortunately it's worthy of the name "the place where Scotland used to be."

Even the SNP that wants to break away from England is more than happy to be at the command of the EU.

Robert Langham said...

With a stick. Not worth a bullet or a jet.

Obama lets the Quds go back to Iran, now this. Is there anything this guy won't do?

brbiswrite said...

Giving compassion to those that:
A. don't deserve it, and
B. don't understand the concept, in no way diminishes the giver.

Compassion can be seen as weakness, but it can also confound one's enemies.

BRB

Tam said...

Compassion, BRB, would have been to let him die unmolested in prison.

Fortunately, I don't have to explain that to anyone whose loved ones died screaming at this man's behest.

Buck said...

The only plus to this is that he's still got cancer. Almost makes me believe in Karma. Next for him is hell.

staghounds said...

REWARD is letting him die in prison.

SENSIBLE is to have thrown him, and his masters, to a herd of hungry hogs the month after we convicted him.

JUSTICE is impossible.

FOURTEEN DAYS PER MURDER is beyond the power of the mind to comprehend.

brbiswrite said...

Perhaps justice in this case is releasing him to the Lybian medical system. In my comment about compassion, I am in no way diminishing his crimes nor ignoring his victims. I guess we disagree on compassion applied and to whom.

I also tried to defend Scotland's position. Maybe it's not defensible. Compassion vs. revenge? I hope to never face that dilemma.

BRB

Joanna said...

Revenge: punishing someone to make yourself feel better.

Justice: punishing/showing mercy to someone because it's the right thing to do.

"Compassion" (as defined in this case): revoking someone's punishment because it makes you feel better.

One of these things is not like the other.

theirritablearchitect said...

Joanna for the win!

Me, I don't give a rat's as about compassion for that murdering SOB.

Let the aggrieved families have at it first, if they want it, and fully allow whatever means they'd care to use for working him over. Whatever is left at the end of that gets thrown in a dark hole to rot until dead.

Salt the earth upon burial.

Too bad none of that happened.

Crucis said...

That's a waste of a perfectly good aircraft. When they get to 10,000' just have a couple of crewmen pick him up and toss him out.

Even sharks gotta eat.

kahr40 said...

My question is at what altitude was Pan Am 103 when the bomb when off? That's the altitude from which he should be returned to Libya.

Splat!

rickn8or said...

brbiswrite said:

"Perhaps justice in this case is releasing him to the Lybian medical system."

That was my first thought upon hearing this news.

Kristopher said...

Don't get yer hopes up. Prostate cancer is one of the easier ones to treat.

I would suggest treating him for it by having him sit on a 6 foot high pointed stake ... for at least a month or two.

Dr. StrangeGun said...

"Nothing that a C-17 with an open ramp over mid-ocean could handle."

Ejection at 25,000' would be fitting; a little suffocation, a little hypothermia, but not enough to make him lose consciousness for the big finale. Pretty much like most of the people he killed...

Mattexian said...

At least I ain't the only callous bastid wanting some evil fate to befall the terrorist-cum-cancer-patient.

Scotland sure ain't the country we thought it was; no more the land of William Wallace and the Highland Regiments, instead the Brits got 'em all wearing trousers now!

Brandon said...

Long drop, short rope. And give the bastard the coarsest rope available.