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Two- No Three- Things I Want To Say About Lockerbie [Sep. 2nd, 2009|09:28 am]
Tony Grist
I broke my fast and looked at The Times on line yesterday. I didn't read much- honestly- because- equally honestly- it was making me feel ill. What especially made me feel ill was an article by someone I'd never heard of saying the Megrahi case had finally killed off the so-called "special relationship" between Britain and the USA- and berating the British government for letting this happen.  I haven't bored you with my views on that issue yet- and I'm not going to do it now except to say two things, very briefly. The first is that Lockerbie has been soused in ugly, disgusting politics since the beginning- and I think it very likely that Megrahi is innocent. The second is that I think it's rather splendid that tiny, little Scotland was prepared to stand up and defy the might of the USA- for whatever reason. Oh, and there's a third- and it's this: that for a nation that's always banging on about how Christian it is, the USA doesn't half have a legalistic, Old Testament attitude to justice! 

[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2009-09-02 03:39 pm (UTC)
This is part of the problem; I suspect the doubts about the conviction of Megrahi have barely been aired in the States.

I can't keep the details straight in my head (I'd never make a conspiracy theorist) but type something like "Lockerbie, the truth" into the search engine and see what comes up. I noticed in passing the other day that the Daily Mail (mainstream and fairly right-wing) had a big article arguing that Megrahi was innocent.
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[User Picture]From: seraphimsigrist
2009-09-02 07:39 pm (UTC)


you know what as to this about Iranians
I think if they had put away an Iranian people
would be, the same people in fact on both sides
of the atlantic, saying NOOO it was a Lybian
although what they really want is for it to
be a Jew. I am getting heated but I think
I must ask your forgiveness because I am
nervous before flying tomorrow...please
let me go and forgive me.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2009-09-02 07:48 pm (UTC)

Re: Iranians

Yes, lets let it drop.

I hate flying too :)

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