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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: seraphimsigrist
2009-09-02 03:48 pm (UTC)
well I had not been following it closely
but I was amazed a little at the letters released
which the British government says shows there was
no consideration of politics and economics in the
release and which only in the most literal reading
can hold that but seem to me to demonstrate precisely
the contrary ,that it was a deeply political decision
and if one is going to do that then perhaps they
ought to have destroyed the documentation or
rendered it inaccessible in some way...

governments get caught in the situation that simple
people who allow themselves complicated relationships
do...of saying one thing to one person and another
to another. doesnt work very well.
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