Image by Paul Robertson via FlickrAs the Megrahi saga rumbles on in the political world, so it will rumble on in my blog!
It seems to be forgotten in the mayhem of this debate just how evil the Gaddafi regime was before America went after him, narrowly missing the chance to eliminate him by bombing a residence of his where he was thought to be staying at the time.
Unfortunately he survived,and his stepdaughter Hannah was killed, but I have always thought they must have been very close to accomplishing their task, as since then he has changed his tune by trying to appease the western world, instead of trying to raise other African, and middle eastern countries against us.
It was only four years before the Lockerbie bombing in 1984 that police constable Yvonne Fletcher was shot and killed outside the Libyan Embassy by a shot from within, while a protest against the Libyan, Gaddafi regime took place outside.
The murderer got away scot free by claiming diplomatic immunity and all diplomats involved were repatriated, with the parents of Yvonne Fletcher never knowing who killed their daughter, never mind seeing them brought to justice.
Two years later in 1986 America and Libya clashed with several bombing attacks from both sides, mainly because Gaddafi, or "MAD DOG" as he was known then tried to expand his regime beyone the boundaries of Libya by trying to cause more unrest in the middle east, or in other words he was getting too big for his boots.
This failed thanks to America's near miss on this evil mans life.
It took that near miss to prevent this mad dog from starting a war that could have escalated world wide, although the terrorism he was involved with still exsist today in the form of several Muslim movements, that are still a threat to world peace.
All these facts have to be considered when speaking of the Lockerbie bombing, and taking them into consideration it becomes clearer of the involvement this terrorist state had in this mass murder.
By the time it became clear that Libyans were involved, Gaddafi had changed his ways,so now you have to realize, that to suit both the British government, who wanted an oil deal (BP being the company involved with that) AND to suit the by now subdued Libyan regime who wanted trade sanctions lifted, which would suit both governments, "Megrahi the pawn" came into play.
I am only surmising, but a very logical supposition when all the facts that are now unravelling are brought to bare.
Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of Britain when it was agreed that Gaddafi would hand over just one man "Megrahi" who was involved in the slaughter, and would take the rap, so to speak, for all of the members of the regime that was involved in this mass murder, on the condition that he would be released as soon as was thought to be a time when things had quietened down enough to get him home without too much commotion or unrest among the victims of the said slaughter.
An illness feigned or otherwise, came to the rescue of the predicament the government found theirselves in, and low and behold Megrahi was released and sent home......... to a heros welcome.
Not realizing the uproar this was going to cause McCaskill took the rap for this decision, a decision that I think was made from the very beginning of this farce, by Blair.
It was never intended that the pawn Megrahi would spend much time in a British jail, hence the reason he was handed over so readily.
Now because of public outrage the politicians are jumping on the bandwagon, trying to blame the SNP only, but might be unaware that their own party might have had more to do with this outrage than they realized.
The vote in the Scottish parliament went as we expected with all parties voting against the decision of the SNP government, echoing the majority of the Scottish nation, but where the Scottish nation are concerned, they knew it was an injustice, whereas the MPs and MSPs are only out for political recognition.
All of whom would have shoved it all under the table if it had not been for the public outcry of such a despicable decision.
McCaskill had no right to say he was speaking on behalf of the Scottish nation, nor has Alex Salmond any right to say THEY are the government and they will have many a difficult decision to make, because after this nonsense the only decision he will have to make is where would be the best place to hide his face.
Although Blair may have done a deal at the time, a deal Gordon Brown would have known about, the final decision WAS made by an SNP government, and a government who's reign is going to be short lived thanks to this decision.
Of course Brown and McCaskill deny all accusations of a deal, but it is a known fact that politicians lie, so much so it comes as second nature to them, and they don't bat an eye as they stand in front of the media protesting their innocence.
All this falls neatly into the hands of the future government of Britain which none of the contenders ever wanted the SNP running Scotland in the first place, as a united Britain is more profitable to them than an independant Scotland.
Sadly the SNP fell into the trap, fell at the first hurdle, and deserve to go back into the shadows for a very long time.
The newspapers might not be allowed to print this, but it is as near to the truth as you are going to get, so lets hope lots of people get the chance to read my version which IS echoed by the majority of Scotland.