Last April (9 months ago), I contrasted the sling and arrows of fortune as they applied to an admitted mass-murderer and one convicted of mass murder who always protested his innocence. (see Megrahi and Calley Compared and Contrasted)
Now, fully 9 months after the wholesale shock in the West at Megrahi’s early release (the personal recollectionally-challenged Vice-president Clinton was notable in her non-charitable words about all this), the journalists at the BBC have seen fit to look at the matter more closely. (see ‘Flaws’ in key Lockerbie evidence)
Well this is great! It looks like Megrahi was stitched up after all. As he has always claimed.
Another ‘expert’ has decided that there was no way that a crucial piece of evidence could have survived the bomb blast. More importantly, the evidence wasn’t examined correctly and was just assumed to be “the bit that everyone was looking for”.
For me, the absolute key piece is that Megrahi was identified by someone in Malta who did not like him, several months after the bomb blast and even longer than after he’d met him!!! In all the cases of identification evidence, this has to be the most shoddy and flimsiest I’ve ever seen!!!
But the big questions are:
Why was none of this done decades ago?
What is wrong with us and our judicial system?
Why are so many innocents convicted for BIG crimes?
Of course, someone still did the heinous deed. It just wasn’t Megrahi, that’s all. But we all know where the solution lies.