Medical report on Lockerbie bomber released

It appears that the quality of health care provided to the recently furloughed Lockerbie bomber, Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al-Megrahi has been on a par with that to be obtained by the most gold-plated of private insurers in the United States.  Reporters at themokinggun.com have posted a copy of the medical report provided to the Scottish government to assist them in determining the Libyan murderer's fate.

The report is certain to tug at the heart-strings of those with a soft spot for homicidal terrorists:

"over the last month of so, his pain, previously restricted to his lower back, has increased and new foci have developed.  As a result, his sleep pattern is disturbed.  He appears tired and drawn.  His recent consumption of appropriate medicines to assist him has increased....

"He has, since first consulting, reported a feeling of isolation-cultural, religious, social and language.  He has a strong sense of family duty...He simply wishes to return home to be with his family, including his elderly mother."

One might ask the learned physicians who concocted this absurd report:  is it unusual for a murderer serving time in a foreign prison to feel isolated?  Isn't that the point of incarceration?

They might have added that in addition to a "strong sense of family duty" Al-Megrahi felt a strong sense of religious duty-so strong that he felt compelled to destroy the lives of several hundred families by blowing a plane full of passengers out of the sky. 

The conclusions reached by several attending physicians including oncologists and urologists from both the U.K. and Libya are breath-taking in their myopia:

"His return to Libya would, we feel, not only benefit the patient, but would also be advantageous for the family.  Mr. Megrahi has several children of varying age.  If he was returned home, his family could become more involved in his health care needs.  We would anticipate this would benefit them..."

Perhaps he could teach them more about the family business.  The report continues:

"Having worked closely with clinicians from Libya over the last 10 months, there is real commitment to offering Mr. Megrahi high quality health care following transfer or release.  Our clinical staff will continue to work with Libyan clinicians to manage any transitional arrangements.  No aspect of his illness or health care needs would constitute a barrier to compassionate release." 

How about a concern for the safety of the community or the victims of Al-Megrahi's criminal actions?   Would they constitute a barrier to a murderer's release?  Apparently those issues were beneath concern for the tender-hearted physicians looking out for the well-being of the bomber's family and the quality of his on-going care.

This sickening report only amplifies the anger one feels when hearing of citizens of the U.K. who are denied appropriate treatment due to the brobdingnagian obstructionism built in to the NHS.  Clearly, Mr. Megrahi was on the receiving end of V.I.P. treatment from the U.K. government for quite some time.  It is remarkable that the collusion of the Scottish, British and Libyan governments in this case were kept under wraps for so long.

As additional information about this reaches the light of day it becomes clear that those leading the United Kingdom have lost their moral compass.

Ralph Alter blogs at Right on Target. 
It appears that the quality of health care provided to the recently furloughed Lockerbie bomber, Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al-Megrahi has been on a par with that to be obtained by the most gold-plated of private insurers in the United States.  Reporters at themokinggun.com have posted a copy of the medical report provided to the Scottish government to assist them in determining the Libyan murderer's fate.

The report is certain to tug at the heart-strings of those with a soft spot for homicidal terrorists:

"over the last month of so, his pain, previously restricted to his lower back, has increased and new foci have developed.  As a result, his sleep pattern is disturbed.  He appears tired and drawn.  His recent consumption of appropriate medicines to assist him has increased....

"He has, since first consulting, reported a feeling of isolation-cultural, religious, social and language.  He has a strong sense of family duty...He simply wishes to return home to be with his family, including his elderly mother."

One might ask the learned physicians who concocted this absurd report:  is it unusual for a murderer serving time in a foreign prison to feel isolated?  Isn't that the point of incarceration?

They might have added that in addition to a "strong sense of family duty" Al-Megrahi felt a strong sense of religious duty-so strong that he felt compelled to destroy the lives of several hundred families by blowing a plane full of passengers out of the sky. 

The conclusions reached by several attending physicians including oncologists and urologists from both the U.K. and Libya are breath-taking in their myopia:

"His return to Libya would, we feel, not only benefit the patient, but would also be advantageous for the family.  Mr. Megrahi has several children of varying age.  If he was returned home, his family could become more involved in his health care needs.  We would anticipate this would benefit them..."

Perhaps he could teach them more about the family business.  The report continues:

"Having worked closely with clinicians from Libya over the last 10 months, there is real commitment to offering Mr. Megrahi high quality health care following transfer or release.  Our clinical staff will continue to work with Libyan clinicians to manage any transitional arrangements.  No aspect of his illness or health care needs would constitute a barrier to compassionate release." 

How about a concern for the safety of the community or the victims of Al-Megrahi's criminal actions?   Would they constitute a barrier to a murderer's release?  Apparently those issues were beneath concern for the tender-hearted physicians looking out for the well-being of the bomber's family and the quality of his on-going care.

This sickening report only amplifies the anger one feels when hearing of citizens of the U.K. who are denied appropriate treatment due to the brobdingnagian obstructionism built in to the NHS.  Clearly, Mr. Megrahi was on the receiving end of V.I.P. treatment from the U.K. government for quite some time.  It is remarkable that the collusion of the Scottish, British and Libyan governments in this case were kept under wraps for so long.

As additional information about this reaches the light of day it becomes clear that those leading the United Kingdom have lost their moral compass.

Ralph Alter blogs at Right on Target.