Thursday, August 20, 2009
He is clearly Innocent. When the investigation of this began it was widely accepted that the trail led clearly to Syrian backed Palestinians acting at the behest of the Iranians who were, not unreasonably, miffed about the USA having shot down an Iranian passenger plane on its regular route across the Gulf (made considerably worse by Reagan's decision not to courtmartial the captain of the ship that fired the missile but to decorate him).
Then Syria joined us as our patriotic ally in the first Gulf War & suddenly, for no evidence based reason, the frame moved form Syria to Libya. Eventually the Scottish judiciary participated in fitting up the 2 Libyans in the world closest to the line of travel of the bomb & convicted one, justifying fitting up Libya. Now Libya is our patriotic ally in exploiting its oil for large amounts of money & as a way of making Europe less dependent on Russian oil. So Megrahi is released. Almost every judge in the Scottish judiciary was involved, at some point, in the Megrahi fit up.
It was obvious that this was going to happen as soon as Jack Straw reversed himself a month 5 days later released Ronnie Biggs. Biggs was charged with being a minor player in the theft of £2.5 million from the government. The excuse the government has always given for the severity of this sentence is that it involved not just that theft but giving "black eye and facial bruising" to a train driver. Clearly it would have been impossible to ensure he died inn jail while giving compassionate release to Megrahi.
Lets look at a few more of the hoops our noble judiciary are willing to jump through to ensure that there be no clash between government interest & justice.
The Milosevic "trial" failed, after 4 1/2 years to produce any actual evidence whatsoever against Milosevic with the sole exception of the testimony of General Wesley Clark who said that for no discernible reason Milosevic had approached him & confessed to the fabricated "Srebrenica massacre". Clark then also perjured himself by saying there was no link between NATO & the genocidal KLA. Convicting Milosevic, without evidence, would have entirely discredited western judiciaries but releasing him was also not an option. Then he was poisoned by Rifampicine, probably by members of MI6 serving as part of the court & certainly by somebody who knew, in advance, that the "judges" (one of whom, Lord Bonomy, is Scots) were not going to allow him medical treatment from doctors who would have proven the poisoning.
On a different level we have Gary McKinnon being extradited for hacking into CIA computers, searching for UFO conspiracies, & the NatWest Three exrtradited to the US & imprisoned for breaking US fraud laws. In both cases the point is that the events took place in Britain so we have effectively allowed the US government to imprison people for acting, in Britain, doing things which may not be illegal in Britain. Sovereign states simply do not do this & the US certainly, & correctly, doesn't reciprocate.
Compare the treatment of Megrahi with that of Fikret Abdic. He was the most popular Moslem leader in Bosnia but, since he was a supporter of free markets & of Yugoslav union the western powers decided to fund & support Alia Izetbegovic, an (ex-)Nazi Muslim extremist committed to the genocide of all non-Muslim communities in Bosnia (& ideally the whole world). In due course Abdic's supporters took up arms in his home district of Bihac because our al Quaeda friends were press ganging locals into the Muslim Nazi forces.
Being the only prominent Moslem politician not involved in racial genocide, & having support among Orthodox Serbs as well, he would have been NATO's ideal if they had ever had any interest in reconciliation in Bosnia. Instead the ICTY called on the Croatian Nazis to bring him to trial, which in 2002 they did sentencing him to 20 years (reduced to 15) for opposing racial genocide & our al Quaeda allies. No "compassionate" release called for there indeed the BBC went to considerable lengths not to report on him at all, refusing to use his name 7 calling him simply "a local warlord".
Other examples of the perversion of the rule of law are the refusal of corrupt Scotland's Lord Advocate Rt Hon Elish Angiolini QC refusal to investigate the criminal liability of ministers for mass murder & war crimes. Whether necessary or not the release of convicted IRA members is not justice.
That our government isn't always keen to role over is seen in their demand that the Andrei Lugavoi be handed over for "trial" in Britain in relation to a polonium poisoning in which a group of people, in London, involved in plotting coups against the elected Russian government appear to have been careless in handling the stuff. The Russians have refused to extradite but are willing to try him in Russia if the British government would care to produce their evidence, which they refuse to do.
More mercy has been shown to Nasir Oric who was Moslem commander in Srebrenica responsible for the undisputed genocide of 3,870 Serb civilians. He was not even brought to trial for this, though he did receive an astonishingly light sentence for other atrocities. Equal "compassion" has been shown to our KLA employees whose responsibility for racial massacres is indisputable.
The evidence against Radovan Karadzic is very dubious & it looks like he will be making a very aggressive "defence". I have no doubt justice will not be done.
While the "compassionate" release of Megrahi will hardly bring back the years for this innocent man it is at least something. Clearly the legal system, in international affairs, has shown itself endlessly submissive to political requirements & almost completely unconcerned with justice, or even law.
UPDATE Because this was such an important "news" story the BBC carried live Kenny McAskill's speech saying what his decision was. He wittered on so long that before he had finished, indeed when had only said he was rejecting freeing him on the first grounds, the BBC went on to the next programme.
UPDATER The Scotsman used this portion of this article as a letter:
Megrahi was convicted of the murder of 270 people. As a believer in the death penalty I see no reason why it should not be exercised for such crimes. However in his case there is one overwhelming mitigating circumstance – he is clearly innocent.