Friday, August 21, 2009

Celebration of the just

Abdel Basset al-Megrahi, the man accused and convicted for the Lockerbie-bombing in 1988 was met with celebration as he returned to Libya. I see nothing wrong with that, for several reasons.

His «trial» was hardly more than a sham, a geopolitical show to satisfy the forces in the United States and Western Europe ruling the world. They just needed someone to point their fingers at, as usual, and Libya was always convenient for that in the past.

The man was wrongfully convicted, and he is dying. There have been occasions when Barack Obama has shown himself no better than his predecessors. With his criticism of Scottish and Libyan authorities in this matter he puts himself in a bad light, not Scotland, Libya and Abdel Basset al-Megrahi.

We should all celebrate, because, in this case, at last and at least to a degree justice eventually «won». A man unjustly spent many years of his life behind bars and was allowed to go home and die.

It is also interesting to note that it’s mostly Americans that are still crying for his blood and suffering, while the relatives of the European victims are far more forgiving and compassionate.

- «Today is a great day for Libya and for anyone caring about justice» a man on the street said.

That is so very true. The forces behind the power of the world didn't have their way this time, which is very good. There are those opposing them. There should be far more of us.

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