December 21, 2006, - 1:30 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Eighteen years ago, today–one December 21, 1988–Pan Am Flight 103 was blown up by Islamic terrorists over Lockerbie, Scotland.
All 259 passengers and crew aboard–mostly Americans–and 11 people on the ground were murdered.
The plot was begun by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command (PFLP-GC) and finished by Libya’s Muammar “Daffy” Qaddafi.
Today, the victims’ silence has been bought off by a forced settlement of $10 million per family. Libya bought its way off the State Department terrorist list. And “former” PFLP (the PFLP-GC was a splinter group of PFLP) personnel like Islamic activist, Imad Hamad, are now U.S. citizens and favored cronies of the likes of U.S. Attorney (and Bush Federal Court of Appeals nominee) Stephen Murphy III a/k/a “Abu Porno” and Brian Moskowitz a/k/a Abu Moskowitz, Michigan/Ohio Special Agent in Charge of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Pan Am Flight 103. We remember. Too many others have forgotten.
Visit the Official Site of the Victims of Pan Am Flight 103.
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