Remembering 35 of Qaddafi's Victims

Reading about Colonel Qaddafi and his efforts to murder those who seek democracy in Libya, my mind inevitably turned to some of his other victims, the 259 people aboard Pan Am 103, and the 11 people on the ground in Lockerbie, Scotland, who died when a Libyan bomb blew the plane out of the sky. In particular my mind turns to the 35 Syracuse University students returning home for Christmas on the flight. They would all be in the forties today, and many of them would have, by now, given their parents grandchildren. Syracuse University maintains an online memorial site for these students. You can visit it here and read their names.  

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Jeffrey Goldberg is a national correspondent for The Atlantic and a recipient of the National Magazine Award for Reporting. He is the author of Prisoners: A Story of Friendship and Terror. More

Before joining The Atlantic in 2007, Goldberg was a Middle East correspondent, and the Washington correspondent, for The New Yorker. He was previouslly a correspondent for The New York Times Magazine and New York magazine. He has also written for the Jewish Daily Forward and was a columnist for The Jerusalem Post.

Goldberg's book Prisoners was hailed as one of the best books of 2006 by the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Slate, The Progressive, Washingtonian magazine, and Playboy. He received the 2003 National Magazine Award for Reporting for his coverage of Islamic terrorism and the 2005 Anti-Defamation League Daniel Pearl Prize. He is also the winner of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists prize for best international investigative journalist; the Overseas Press Club award for best human-rights reporting; and the Abraham Cahan Prize in Journalism.

In 2001, Goldberg was appointed the Syrkin Fellow in Letters of the Jerusalem Foundation, and in 2002 he became a public-policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C.

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