Brother of Lockerbie bombing victim reacts to bombers death
Family member of victim responds
- Duration 5:00
- Date May 20, 2012
Family member of victim responds
Also in this playlist...
This transcript is automatically generated
This is a Fox News alert the only person ever convicted for the Lockerbie bombing of pan am flight one -- three has died.
Abdullah -- -- -- -- he has died of cancer at sixty years old he was home at the time.
Here's some video but he didn't die in prison that's right.
Scotland released him in 2009 and here was the celebration on the ground in Libya they said they released him on grounds of compassion.
Because he only -- three months to live and folks that was nearly three years ago.
There was outrage at the time because of his release.
And of course there was no compassion really shown for the victims on that doomed flight 270 people died in the attack including a 189 Americans.
Tom and government was one of those victims Tom was only 36 years old at the time.
And his brother Bert ammerman is joining us now.
As he has -- I know you and Eric have a very long history as well some twenty years before he's asking about.
And now McGraw he is dead I wanted to ask you has justice now been served because the authorities always said all along.
-- probably to an act alone.
Now justice hasn't been served completely.
Today I'm pleased with his death.
If this was two years ago and and and Qaddafi had not been overthrown and killed I'd be very angry today.
But the data Qaddafi got killed last year he was the big fish and that day McGraw he became.
A small Fries small actor in this play an intelligent soldier so to speak to just carry out order he carried out orders it were more people involved.
There's no question about that.
We arrested a gentleman by the name of some who see who was -- -- right hand man in the intelligence he's the key.
And a relative as well of conducting but he knows what happened in -- in one -- three he knows the other individuals involved and he knows what other countries are involved.
And there's no question in my mind and I ran in Syria either or have been involved.
And I don't know if our government -- the British government has the stomach to find the truth because it might go to the door by -- what do you think the motive was here.
All it was a retaliation to the downing of the -- And our navy did months before that.
There's no question in my mind that I believe that the -- shiny for my -- in Syria were involved and an initial planning.
But then a terrorist cell was arrested in October.
Of 1988 and they I believe turned it over to Qaddafi.
I am beginning real good friends with a Scottish policeman in the investigation FBI agent -- iced it spoke to both of them.
It after McGraw he was indicted and I said was -- the only one involved and then and they said no.
There were other Libyans I said with Syrian -- and involved they said we.
Personally believe that we don't have one scintilla of evidence to prove that but we honestly do believe -- -- and I ran involved so we are now -- that chapter.
We do have the ability to find that answer.
Do you personally -- can you make a difference in the investigation to find those.
Others who were responsible but what about working with the Libyan government at this point.
Well like ironically here we are 24 years later this is an indictment on my government our government and the British government I have more confidence in the Libyan government.
In dealing with this because they really wanna get the truth out about other countries than -- than -- two years ago when they released -- -- -- was an act of betrayal.
By the our administration and the British administration for oil and big business.
I met with bush 41 on April 3 1988.
And I would love to -- now with President Obama.
Just to inform him of where the final chapter is I just don't know if they have the the gumption -- the stomach to do it.
-- knows it was funny for years ago when I when I first met you and reporting on this story is such a long journey for you and your family you've you've never given up.
Did you think you would come to this day and you -- to meet with President Obama what would you talent and do you think you would get that meeting with President Obama as you did President Bush.
Well President Bush than anything we've always -- -- our government government is out of embarrassment of pressure.
They never really been an advocate to help us so.
And there is an election coming up in November and I would imagine some people would advise him to stay away from me because it would only be a political problem.
I have confidence -- president -- mom and I do believe he thinks for himself.
And if it is listening his administration's listening I would just wanna tell him here we are 24 years later.
This last -- have been written about eight times but the last chapter now -- in his hands.
He has the person that can give that information.
He can find the truth and I never thought we'd get this close but with us pursuing it and with the help of the media and I've learned that the media Eric.
That controls a lot that goes on in the media -- in -- issue 24 years ago.
Realizing was a legitimate issue and have become really in our advocates of the media stays on and their families continue to pursue.
I think we have a chance Bert -- we are with you thank you our thoughts and prayers with you -- with all the families affected by this tragic appreciate it.
And we'll be right back.