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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! 
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[User Picture]From: seraphimsigrist
2009-09-02 04:01 pm (UTC)
well I agree on much and perhaps most importantly
on scarcely being able to or even on wanting to
keep the details safe in my head.

my predisposition is to suppose that the innocence
argument is more than likely based on the sort
of revisionism which against all evidence tries to
find the world trade center brought down not
by airplanes but by internal explosion, which is
to say the work of people, anti american? or whatever?
or just paranoid theorists reacting viscerally?,
who want to muddy the waters etc
Let us agree, I think you will, that this is at
least possible although you will assign it a lower
probability than I. I would say about 90%

as to evidential limits and as it were finally
circumstantial evidence, this I would expect can
be involved...it may be a case resting finally on
something like probablities. when probablities are
high enough, as that the sun will come up tomorrow
morning, it is not wrong to base action on them...
or if they are less then etc

I am tiring you out.
myself too.

sorry
+Seraphim
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2009-09-02 07:31 pm (UTC)
I never dismiss conspiracy theories out of hand- because I think those in power are capable of anything- but most of them turn out, on investigation, to be pretty screwy. This one is different- and supported by a lot of reputable people.

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[User Picture]From: seraphimsigrist
2009-09-02 07:35 pm (UTC)
well if the man is likely to be innocent
(and then who was it some OTHER Lybian
intelligence agent to whom he loaned his shirt?)
but I have not followed it closely enough and
there may be a good response... but if it were
so self evident that he is innocent and someone
else ,let it be no doubt an american yid employed
by the cia, then why was not the case reopened?

I dont know tony...but I will bet as we say dollars
to donuts that british petroleum is at the bottom
of this.
+S
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