Lockerbie bomber dies in Libya
Family member of victim shares his thoughts
- Duration 4:15
- Date May 20, 2012
Family member of victim shares his thoughts
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Whenever I'm breaking news to tell you about this hour the Lockerbie bomber Abdel basset -- McGraw he has died in Libya this is according to reports from his family.
Terry -- he was convicted for the 1988 bombing of -- pan am flight over Lockerbie Scotland that killed.
People many of them Americans.
Joining us now on the phone with his reaction is.
Bert ammerman his brother Tom was killed in that bombing good morning to you sir what is your reaction to the death.
Of the Lockerbie bomber.
I'm very pleased.
You were talking to me back in 2009.
When he was released by the Scottish government.
That was the most angry I have been in this 24 year saga.
But that's been tampered with the overthrow in the killing of Qaddafi.
Who was the big picture and when Qaddafi was killed.
The -- McGraw -- in the -- -- actor.
And what are.
Government should be doing in the British government should be doing right now as we arrested the Libyan intelligence chief a couple of months ago -- -- Haniyeh.
He has -- -- -- the truth of what happened in -- and one of rate he knows who else was involved and what other countries were well.
24 years later and it's.
I'm just curious how sits with you now to think that again according to the Stanley -- news reports we're getting from his family.
That he died at home comfortably.
What how does that sit with you.
Well it didn't sit well it all and it.
But the Scottish government released it not under come humanitarian.
Reasons back in 2009 I was again.
It's compassionate release is -- your life imprisonment Scotland.
Massacred 270 people 259.
Of 31000 feet here.
The last thing he is -- Let that be around his family and friends in his own home.
But that was despicable and I blame our government that was an act of betrayal on our government and the British government to allow it to happen because of oil.
-- to -- that thought he was released as you said in August of 09 nearly three years ago with what they said.
Was just months to live and he lived nearly three years.
Yeah and handle but we found out afterwards that the gentleman -- was making the popular was making all of these decisions -- -- general practitioner he wasn't even oncology specialists that.
But there's no question that this man was released because of pressure at the time from -- on the British government oil.
And big business and our government did little or nothing -- Of course his death.
You know -- Doug does nothing to him to bring back the victims who were lost that day can you tell us about your brother.
Oh yeah I you know -- when you I look at this that -- -- so up about 24 years later.
And I realize that initially I was very very active the first or five years in the politics but with our government the German government the British government that was my way.
But dealing with it and I remember once about five or securities -- looking up to this -- in Spain the united you can be involved in this.
I realize -- that this was the way that I could put off that he was never coming back stop.
No matter what we do no matter what the families of -- -- incompetent patient.
It will never compensate for the loss in the way that these innocent people at their lives taken away from them.
It's all it's a hole that you live with you -- with your life.
Though they have families have done many wonderful things which is great and our country -- much -- -- Both Republican and democratic administrations for not doing what they're supposed to do right greatest gift we have in this country -- we do have the ability to protest we do have the ability to criticize.
And that is the great -- the park on.
With the death of Qaddafi of course and and now the death of McGraw media have a sense of closure in any way.
Almost every time that I think is the latest chapter someone else called like today in a -- all during an -- thought yeah let's the last chapter has not been written.
We got big interrogate this ballot.
That was arrested a couple of months ago we believe have a chance then to get the truth -- one ultra.
-- Bert Cameron thank you so much for -- calling and talking to us on this there -- significant date in your life we are your phone is ringing off the hook.
And we appreciate you sharing your tennis.
Thank you could diaper elements --