Lockerbie bomber and Libyan hero, Abdelbaset Ali Mohmet al-Megrahi, is not sick and could live up to 10 years. Scottish authorities released the bomber last year after it was reported that he had cancer and did not have much time left to live.
Libyan Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, found guilty of the 1988 Pan Am Flight 103 bombing, top left, is accompanied by Seif al-Islam el- Gadhafi, son of Libyan leader Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi upon his arrival at airport in Tripoli, Libya. (AP Photo)
THe AFP reported:
The Lockerbie bomber could survive for 10 years or longer, according to the cancer specialist who said last year he would be dead within three months of his release.
Professor Karol Sikora, who assessed Abdelbaset Ali Mohmet al-Megrahi for the Libyan authorities almost a year ago, told The Sunday Times newspaper it was “embarrassing” that he had outlived his three-month prognosis.
The Scottish government provoked outrage from the United States when it released Megrahi from prison in August 2009 on compassionate grounds because he is suffering from terminal cancer.
Megrahi is the only person convicted of the 1988 bombing of a US Pan Am jumbo jet over the Scottish town of Lockerbie, which left 270 people dead.
But the newspaper claimed that Sikora, the dean of medicine at Buckingham University in southern England, was the only expert the Libyan authorities could find who would agree to put the three-month estimate on Megrahi’s life.
Hat Tip K. Solomon
The Obama Administration knew about the bomber’s release “every step of the way.”