Claymore is a large hand and a half - sometimes 2 handed - exploding sword used in perimeter defense.
Invented by rowdy Scottish clansman, claymore is more for smashing and cleaving rather than sticking, jabbing and stabbing.
Claymore is NOT subtle.
News that Great Britain's Scotland gave up a convicted creep - an agent of Libyan state sponsored terrorism - an agent who hands run red with the blood of hundreds of innocents - the infamous Lockerbie bomber .
al-Megrahi is a Libyan agent, a security officer of Libyan Airlines and former director of Libya's Centre for Strategic Studies in Tripoli, Libya .
Released because he's dying of terminal illness to a hero's welcome back in the hood certainly engenders a Whiskey Tango Foxtrot moment.
Libya may have surrendered juicy intell to Great Britain or Great Satan or both to get their boy Elroy back home to die with his family.
Compassion is not really the issue.
Compassion could have been shown by using a claymore on al- Megrahi.