In2 All the Frays I meant to Say #1

Kilts and Haggis but this???

Obviously the release of Abdel Baset al-Megrahi struck me as a disgrace. Regards Scotland here is a snapshot of my thoughts.

The Scots take a lot of crap for their dress and food choices. They also take some pride in the devolution process. Well under no circumstance should the bonnie boys and girls be even a tad bit happy. They have been porked every which way in this deal.

Devolution is a joke when one considers #10 can make deals and hang you out to dry. Also I can’t imagine even the biggest guzzle of fine whiskey takes away the sting of being seen as an international laughingstock. Then again perhaps they’re all shattered on the stuff and can’t feel it. Or perhaps in the vain of Train Spotting fame they’re all douched out on smack. Don’t know-don’t care

I will say this though. Compassion my ass.

panamtoon:Morland. TimesUK

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3 Comments

  1. steph says:

    Are you coming from this from the angle that he was guilty? The UN, the Scottish appeal review body or just about every indepedendant legal body regard the verdict as a miscarriage of justice. If the Scottish government perceived that the appeal will conclude that there has been a miscarriage of justice, it makes a lot of sense that they would happily agree for his release in return for his dropping his appeal, especially when they know the decision will be blamed on Westminster.

  2. Alfie says:

    I don’t think one can slice.splice or spin this whole story into anything worth a smile. The initial trial may have it’s faults and potential gaps but it seems some of the stuff that makes up grounds for credible appeal are just as fishy.
    I totally mean to make a charge against the concept of devolution. Any pride Scots want to hang on that hook is falling to the floor.
    And absolutely the stench that may or may not be stuck to the initial trial and imprisonment is surely matched by the stench of the acts surrounding the release. I think the Scots were set up more as immediate scapegoats than thoughtful blokes “knowing” Westminster or Downing would get the hit.

  3. steph says:

    The trial had more than a few faults — it was a disgrace — the point I’m making is that the appeal has a very good prospect of success and Alex Salmond knew it. I don’t think any judge could be satisfied on the evidence that al-Megrahi was guilty. The fact that he was offered up by Qaddafi in lieu of improved relations hardly makes for a credible trial because the bombing was supposedly carried on Qaddafi’s orders. The decision to release him had approval from Westminster and tacit approval from Washington. Salmond probably hasn’t done himself any harm domestically or in Europe. I think Clinton and Obama have probably come out of this worse.

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