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.
51 years ago, President John F. Kennedy made a very angry phone call.