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Omaha Steve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 01:31 PM
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Pilots union blasts release of Lockerbie bomber

By: The Associated Press | 21 Aug 2009 | 04:37 PM ET FORT WORTH, Texas - The pilots union at American Airlines condemned the release and big homecoming in Libya for a Lockerbie bomber freed from prison in Scotland.

"We are baffled and disgusted that any civilized country would grant a convicted mass murderer his freedom, much less give him a hero's welcome," Lloyd Hill, president of the Allied Pilots Association, said Friday.

The government in Scotland released Abdel Baset al-Megrahi on Thursday after he served eight years of a life sentence for the 1988 bombing of a TWA flight over Lockerbie that killed 270 people, including 189 Americans. Al-Megrahi is dying of prostate cancer.

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