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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Flowers of Scotland : Weeds of England and the USA

This recent story brought together morons from Britain (Robert Halfon) and the USA (Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand) in a splendid display of ignorance.

1) Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi was legally released by the Scottish government. If foreigners don't like it, are we supposed to care?

2) He has not breached the terms of his license so there are no grounds whatsoever for rearresting him. Perhaps Halfon, Schumer and Gillibrand should acquaint themselves with the ancient (pre "war" on "terror") idea of the rule of law. We still have it in Scotland.

3) It is deeply ironic, but almost certainly al-Megrahi's survival when he had been expected to die shortly from prostate cancer is because he has been receiving better medical treatment in Libya than was available to him in Britain.

This update shows that:

4) al-Megrahi's whereabouts are known;

5) the Scottish government will not be moved by the vengeful viciousness of the ignorant to shy away from doing what is right;

6) many people, including victims' families, believe that al-Megrahi was either wholly innocent or only the lowliest of a number of killers: are their wishes to be subjugated to those of a small bunch of vigilantes? (I see Mr Pastry has stuck his stupid face into this affair too.)

Sometimes - almost always in fact - I am very proud of the country which is my adoptive home.


At 30 August, 2011 16:28, Blogger JoeinVegas said...

Didn't make sense to me either, but the US is also asking for him.


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