Sunday, 23 August 2009

Clearly a fit bugger

A random thought about the release of the Lockerbie bomber: I've lived through a loved one dying from cancer, and three months from her eventual release from misery, she needed help to sit up in bed. (To be fair, it obviously wasn't prostate cancer!) But damn, he looked in good shape for someone dying of cancer. A bit pale, but then he was in fucking Scotland, wasn't he? I know Scottish lumberjacks who look like ghosts. (Even Oleuanna says she's turning white up there.)

I suspect that actually they knew that he wasn't guilty and this was some sort of fudge to get him out of jail while still pretending that some kind of justice had been served. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if this was some sort of deal whereby he or his family would be minted up and "made", in much the same way that someone who didn't rat on his accomplices would be "blessed" by the Don.

Let's face it, wouldn't you take a deal that required you to sacrifice 8 years of your life to live in the "misery-lite" of a UK prison in exchange for you and yours never having to lift a finger again? Especially if you knew that no-one would ever be able to come after you?

And that eventually evidence would be "found" exonerating you completely, and allowing you to sue your captors for even more money? Wouldn't that really just piss in the face of Once-Great Britain even more? Luckily, I can't see that happening. No, sirree ... no chance of that at all. Ever. Nope. Not at all. Not even a little bit.

Update: The Speccie is really rather cynical about the whole thing.

10 comments:

Dr Evadne said...

It would be interesting to see how far one could get with FOI requests to find out the real story behind all of this. Mr Salmond has re-iterated time and time again that Ken-Knee Mcaskill made the decision to release Mergrahi. I doubt that this person has the ability to decide what underpants to wear each day. Mandelbum (also looking very well after his arse operation) claims that there were no dodgy deals behind all of this. Something whiffs about the whole sorry story and as you say Obo, Megrahi looks in reasonable nick. May the lord have mercy on us if he is at death's door, but....

Mark Wadsworth said...

Oh come off it, even if (which I am not convinced) Al McGrachey had anything to do with Lockerbie, he was only one of several in on the plot (it is just as possible that Iran sponsored this, not Libya).

And there is a difference between pure terrorists and people who are paid to do something by their country, e.g. British pilots bombing targets in Iraq or Afgh.

So some deal has been struck (presumably between oil companies and Libyan government, but not even that is clear), Al McG may or may not be dying, his family may or may not have been set up for lie etc.

I'm surprised anybody cares one way or another.

WV: bribe

The Economic Voice said...

I wouldn't want anyone doing deals over the bodies of my relatives.

Also, if I were a relative, I wouldn't want a token prisoner, I'd want the real thing.

Wonder how much Mergrahi's X-Rays would go for?

A.B. Gordon said...

Two years ago Quadaffi verballed up every Provo that set foot in Tripoli. Carefully choreographed, Maghrebis release will grease the wheels of industry. Money talks, bullshit walks.

Rab C. Nesbitt said...

And thus, the penny drops....

Anonymous said...

biggs two weeks before for joe public and now the shit skin?
scam written all over it?
pigeons and that!

Animal Magic said...

Obo

Why do you insist on referring to Mandlebum's operation at an arse operation?

I understood that he had gone in for a prostate condition know as BPH (Benign Prostate Hyperplasia). The operation is a TURP (Transurethral Resection of the Prostate). It involves cystoscopy (an endoscope inserted up the dick),

Robin B'stard MP said...

"It involves cystoscopy (an endoscope inserted up the dick)," Animal magic.


Didn't realise Brown was there.....

Anonymous said...

Or maybe his lawyer had read Ian Rankin?

Dr Evadne said...

Animal Magic:
T'was I who referred to it as an 'arse op.' I bow to your greater surgical knowledge. I just thought that 'arse operation' had more of a ring to it.