Join the outraged many who want to know why on earth Scotland would feel sorry for the 57-year-old Libyan who was serving a life sentence for bombing Pan Am Flight 103 over the Scottish town of Lockerbie in 1988. His actions resulted deaths of 270 people, including 189 Americans, an the pain and sufferring bestowed upon many more. Scotland however, felt this killer should not have to suffer with prostate cancer and should be allowed out.
A Web site set up calls on Americans to avoid travel to Scotland and cease buying Scottish products such as whisky. Both tourism and whisky account for billions of dollars of revenue for the Scottish economy.
“The actions of the Scottish government are inexcusable. A man who is responsible for the mass murder of 270 innocent civilians must be held accountable for such a cold blooded and ruthless act,” a statement on the Web site, Boycottscotland.com, said.
“Unless the Scottish government rescinds this decision to release al Megrahi, and if the British parliament continues to avoid intervening in the matter, we urge all Americans to protest this action by boycotting the United Kingdom and Scotland in full.”
Scotland defends the release– “justice system demands that judgment be imposed but compassion [be] available. Our beliefs dictate that justice be served but mercy be shown.”
President Barack Obama says the release was “highly objectionable.” British Foreign Secretary David Miliband called it “deeply upsetting”.
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