Wednesday, 21 December 2011

" ... failing in my duty ..."

Scotland's most senior law officer has vowed to bring the perpetrators of the Lockerbie bombing to justice.

The Lord Advocate Frank Mulholland said he would be "failing in his duty" if he failed to find the people who were responsible for the bombing.

He was speaking on the 23rd anniversary of the 1988 atrocity, in which 270 people died when Pan Am Flight 103 exploded in the skies over Lockerbie. (...)

Speaking ahead of a US ceremony to commemorate the lives lost, Mr Mulholland said: "I think I would be failing in my duty if I didn't properly seek to take advantage of the opportunity that has opened up with the fall of Gaddafi.

"I am determined to get the answers these families deserve."

[From a report published this evening by The Press Association news agency.

The Lord Advocate will not "get the answers these families deserve" unless he exhibits willingness to pursue the copious evidence that exonerates Abdelbaset Megrahi.  There is no indication whatsoever that he is prepared to do so.  The Crown Office stance is that if it doesn't point towards Libya and Megrahi, then it just isn't evidence. It is in adopting this blinkered approach that Mr Mulholland is failing in his duty.

An interview with the Lord Advocate on the STV News website can be accessed here.]


  1. You get no clearer demonstration of the complete failure of our highly praised democracy than this.

    None of these "Lord Advocates" have had one single word to say about the evidence that the last handful of years have seen.

    It is impossible that they are not aware of SCCRC's conclusions. It is impossible to imagine that they are not aware of the bribing of Gauci, a fact that alone crashes the case completely, if there ever was one.

    But doing what is expected of you takes priority. "You get this job on the condition that you can suppress any ideas that you are here for the sake of justice. There are interests to defend, political as well as those of your comrades, who are in the same boat and share your obligations. If you can't be a liar and a hypocrite, and say what you are supposed to, this job is not for you. So, what do you say, Mr. Mulholland?"

    In the west there is traditionally some belief in own superiority, as compared to the newer world.

    Forget it, Scotland, your top is no better than those in the countries you call banana-republics.

    In many of these countries the people have limited education, and limited freedom to search information, and to change matters. That's their excuse for not changing matters.

    What's yours?
    Well, suit yourself.

  2. The man is surely complicit in the conspiracy to maintain the illusion that Libya was involved in the bombing.
    What absolute rubbish he spouts,

    'I am determined to get the answers these families deserve'

    Perhaps for starters the great Lord Advocate could look into the machinations involving the intelligence services in the release of Megrahi to put an end to his appeal.

    Most of the families have fallen into the trap of accepting millions of pounds which belong to the Libyan people. This money I believe has made them less than enthusiastic to look logically at the evidence.
    What particularly concerns me is the desperation of the Americans and British to maintain the illusion that they may well fabricate evidence to blame Gadaffi.

  3. "This money I believe has made them less than enthusiastic to look logically at the evidence."

    Probably that is true, but if they were in doubt, they could also have used the money to pursue the truth about the Lockerbie disaster, as Jim Swire did. As it can be seen from recent events, such a spending would have been overwhelmingly in Libya's favor, unless its population really preferred a TOTAL war.

  4. SM
    What do you mean by, 'unless its population really preferred a TOTAL war.'?

  5. Dear Ruth,
    I wrote:
    "...been overwhelmingly in Libya's favor, unless its population really preferred a TOTAL war."

    Goebbels, in his "Sports-Palace speech", had his huge audience shouting in support for a "total war".
    Likewise, in western press during 2010, the people of Libyans were largely portrayed as being all for military intervention.

    It is invariably a complete lie. Very few people want war if it would come to their own doorsteps. One in five German soldiers were already dead at the eastern front when Goebbels made his speach, a fact that was bound to have made an even harder impact than the government propaganda.

    Despite western press claims, Libyans did not yell for war, and they could have deserved the truth about Lockerbie being spread, so they'd at least have gotten that for their money.