Well over the last few weeks all you hear everywhere BBC, Sky, CNN, Fox (Sky) The Sun, The Times, Independent, The FT and the New York Pot/Times all you here is Libya.
Ok first of all our compadres north of the border decide to release Lockerbie bomber "Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi" on compassionate grounds ok he is going to die within three months so he should die at home with his family? so within a week he drops his appeal against his conviction and is released on "Compassionate Grounds" and if flew home to Libya on Colonel Gaddafi's private Boeing 747 on he boards in a chavy tracksuit and he gets off in Libya in a designer suit ironic really.
My view is he kill in excess of 240 people and has served approximately 16 days per person in prison, so a human live is worth 16 days in prison and as i read in the times recently prison food is 6 times as good as NHS food so really in the life of luxury crazy really.
I understand the need for compassion and im all for it but really 240 + people died in Lockerbie in what is described as the worst terrorist attack on UK soil so why o why should he have been let go to effectively die with his loved ones did he give the same to the people that died on that night no! so why should he have his freedom? my view is he should be left to die with no pain medication in an isolated cell but all you hear nowadays is oh human rights human rights or oh that contravenes this or that law what about the law and the rights of the people that he killed? and to this day has showed no remorse for what he was found guilty of in a specially convened court in Switzerland. I feel this shows the UK as weak and while i am aware Scotland is responsible for its own foreign policy i feel they got this one totally wrong and have shown no respect for the families of people who died.
As far as the grand welcome home I don't think that took place there was about 40-50 people who welcomed him back home and id bet they were family members cousins et al but needless to say it was poor judgement by Libya to allow the press there didn't do much for there image.
Do I think Westminister had anything to do with his release i'd like to think not but i think somewhere a deal was struck to release him and i would be surprised in the coming weeks we see a oil deal struck between Libya and BP and also I think compensation will be paid to IRA bomb victims who were killed injured because Libya supplied semtex to them.
At the minute GB (Gordon Browns) government is taking some flack over the release of Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrah with papers going as far as to say he brokered the deal or urged the SNPs to release him, i personally don't think it was this straight forward but I think by GB declining to give his views its looking back on him and Labour as a whole so i think there is an orchestrated attempt to improve the press
What surprises me is how the relations between the USA and UK seem to of got worse over the last few months and i loved the comment in the times at the weekend Barack Obama Chief of Staff found GB dull i chuckled i think we need a new government and the quicker we have an election the better thats all from me tonight hope you enjoyed me waffling please comment let me know what u think.