20 Years Later, the Lockerbie Terror Attack Is Not as Solved as We Think

The book should not be closed on the Lockerbie attack, Nathan Thrall writes.

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Yet the more likely outcome is that Megrahi will die just before or after his second appeal and that with the closure of his death, like that of Libya's payments, most will forget that the Lockerbie case remains unsolved.

Nathan Thrall has written on U.S. foreign policy and Middle Eastern politics for Commentary, the Jerusalem Post, the Middle East Review of International Affairs, and the New York Times.

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  • Corrected on : Corrected on 01/12/09: An earlier version of this article misstated the number of American victims of the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. There were 189 American victims.