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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 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.
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