Libyan Lockerbie bomber near death, British SAS say
TRIPOLI, Libya — The former Libyan intelligence officer convicted in the 1988 Lockerbie plane bombing is close to death, said an unidentified officer of the British SAS on Monday.
Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, convicted for the bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland, that killed 270 people, was released from a Scottish prison on humanitarian grounds in 2009, just eight years into a life sentence, after doctors predicted he would die from cancer within months.
Victims' families were infuriated by his release, and return to a hero's welcome in Libya where he remained alive long past those doctors' predictions. The downfall of the Gadhafi regime spurred calls that he be dispatched quickly to hell, but not before enduring the most horrific torture ever known, using both modern and ancient techniques.
“He’ll be our bitch soon enough,” said another SAS super soldier, in a Scottish accent from behind a black balaclava. The giant wall of muscle laughed to himself and shook his head, while cleaning his Heckler and Koch MP5.