Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi
I’ve been hitherto unwilling to write on the release of Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi because there are so many unknown factors. I would be surprised if he is guilty, so I think he should have been released for the sake of justice and not just compassion.
A scapegoat was required for political expediency and unfortunately for him, it was him. Someone had to ‘take responsibility’ although he never did. The clue was perhaps in George W. Bush missing out Libya from his ‘Axis of Evil’ list. Libya were coming home and certain things needed sorting out.
The Mail reports yesterday that:
In an unprecedented attack, FBI director Robert Mueller told the Scottish Justice Secretary he was ‘outraged’ at the release of Abdelbaset Ali Al Megrahi, saying it made a mockery of the law and gave comfort to terrorists.
I’ll tell you what, Mr Mueller, why not round up the criminals in your own organisation, government and military who, for example, orchestrated the 9/11 attacks?
Your own disgusting regime has kept (probably innocent) people locked up in Guantánamo Bay for years without a trial. Not to mention the torture.
You neither know the meaning of justice nor compassion, so try butting out of our judicial system, whose standards are apparently better than yours.
“Scottish Politics” left this comment on Iain Dale’s blog which I rather like:
To allow Mr al-Megrahi to die in a Scottish prison would be vengeance, not justice and it is important for the sake of our society that this distinction is always uppermost in our minds. Vengeance is rarely just and never merciful and breeds only resentment and hate.