Closure for Lockerbie bombing victims?
Reaction to al-Megrahi's death
- Duration 3:03
- Date May 21, 2012
Reaction to al-Megrahi's death
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The death of the only men convicted in the 1988 Lockerbie bombing providing some closure now possibly to the victims' families this morning.
But it's also raising more questions as well shares have lost his brother Tom on that flight.
And says McGraw he's death is not the end of this painful saga good morning team when he.
It's hard to believe that your brother Tom was killed when is it more than 25 years nearly be nearly 24 years that this December.
And there's a picture of him right there I'm sure -- does not go -- in your life.
We don't think about your brother.
Nice save the closure of words used liberally but -- -- never have closure on something especially when you visualize -- to -- one was blown out of the air at 31000 feet.
And we know that the some of the passengers' lives the entire 31000 feet of dissent to impact.
So that never goes away but you go through your life you -- move on -- greater appreciation of life and you get a great appreciation the family.
So we look at the death now of -- -- yesterday three years by the way after he was released under compassionate grounds.
He supposedly had terminal prostate cancer.
But he ends up living what was that like as a family member to watch him live free.
Well as the most angry I was in -- 24 years the day he was released in the humanitarian reasons and as a joke.
He got compassionate release when he of life imprisonment.
He was released for oil and big business.
I always considered an act of betrayal by our government of British government to allow that to happen.
And I'll never forgive them for that.
What do you think needs to happen now because some people will see -- death of a cry -- and say okay.
Now we can put this chapter to rest but you don't know it's not the last chapter I can't emphasize that enough.
I thought we've had five or six -- chapters over the last couple years and here we are nearly 24 years later it's still a front page story -- as a reason for that.
The last chapters right now our hands right now for both the bombing camera on the prime minister of Great Britain.
But the French arrested -- element -- -- a new C a couple months ago he was Qaddafi chief intelligence officer.
He has the key to the truth about premium 103 he knows who was involved he knows what countries -- involved.
I have doubts that our government has the stomach to pursue this -- because I really honestly believe if they do and they do it honestly.
It will lead to lead to the doors -- by Iran and Syria because you believe that there's there's no way that it was only Qaddafi.
And -- and India involved in Panama -- -- -- there was more people.
I became good friends with an FBI agent and his Scottish investigator that we're involved in the entire investigation.
Up until the time McGraw he and FEMA were indicted and I spoke to both of them independently and asked -- that question.
Was Syrian -- -- involved and both independently stated to me.
That they honestly personally believed that they wire.
That the there was enough intelligence information but there wasn't any criminal evidence that could tie -- to it.
When I met -- bush 41 on April 3 1989 in the oval office for over ninety minutes I said to them.
System at that point this is should not be in the criminal arena this was an attack on the United States to should be in the intelligence community.
We'll see how that -- -- this all plays out tempered environment who lost his brother.
In Lockerbie bombing thinks it's.