Thursday, 28 June 2012

Desmond Tutu's message and a fitting way to mark Mandela Day

[Nobel Peace Prize winner Desmond Tutu, Anglican Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town, has released a message to the people of Scotland welcoming plans to mark Mandela Day on 18 July.  The press release issued by the Scottish Government contains the following:]

In his message, which First Minister Alex Salmond highlighted during First Minister’s Questions today, Archbishop Tutu says:
“Scotland and South Africa have a strong historic connection, which was especially evident during the anti-apartheid struggle, when, in 1981, Glasgow was the first city in the world to award Nelson Mandela the freedom of the city.
“I am thus delighted that Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond, the Scottish Government and the people of Scotland are marking Mandela Day by working with Action for Southern Africa – the successor organisation of the anti-apartheid movement – and highlighting the work and enduring legacy of Nelson Mandela.
“The overarching objective of Mandela Day is to inspire individuals to take action to help change the world for the better, and in doing so to build a global movement for good. (…)
Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for External Affairs, said:
“We welcome Archbishop Tutu’s warm message of support for the First Minister, the Scottish Government and ACTSA [Action for Southern Africa] Scotland’s plans for Mandela Day, and his call for as many people as possible to mark the day. (…)
“The Scottish Government will mark Mandela Day on 18th July, and I urge all to remember the great leadership of Nelson Mandela, who is an inspiration to people around the world.”
[Given that Archbishop Tutu is a Justice for Megrahi signatory, and given the role that Nelson Mandela played in facilitating a Lockerbie trial (and the interest he took in Abdelbaset Megrahi's fate thereafter) would it not be entirely appropriate and gracious for the Scottish Government to mark Mandela Day by announcing the independent inquiry into the Megrahi prosecution and conviction that the Archbishop, along with the other signatories, has called for?]


  1. Nowadays little that emanates from the Labour Party is other than worrying, but a few years ago it was rather wonderful when Glasgow District Council (as was) obliged the South African Embassy to give their address as Nelson Mandela Place. The street still carries that name.

  2. Yes, reminding the body politic of Mandela’s words on Lockerbie, to coincide with their celebration of Mandela, would be an effective way to highlight the issue and embarrass them at the same time.

  3. MISSION LOCKERBIE, 2012, doc. nr. 8150.rtf. (google translation, german/english).

    ALLAHU AKBAR-- It looks good that MEBO Ltd. and Edwin Bollier is the first party, where can received via help by Switzerland, international *legal assistance from Lord Advocate in Scotland, which will bring the definitive truth (the Scottish fraud) over the "phantom" of the MST-13 Timerfragment (PT-35) to day.
    *(guarantee reciprocity law)

    Only through this manipulated, Central Evidence, prod. (PT-35) Lab. photo No.334, created by expert Allen Feraday (RARDE) the official Mr Abdelbaset al-Megrahi and Libya could involved in the attack on PanAm 103, over Lockerbie - through a dubious Scottish Judgement !

    What confirm us (2009) the former FBI Special Agent Richard Marquise, task force chief and cordinator, between FBI and CIA in the "Lockerbie affair" -- in the documentary film "Lockerbie Revisited" by Gideon Levy?

    Richard Marquise answered Gideon Levy's question:
    G. L.: Would you have a case if you wouldn't have these evidence (MST-13 timer)?
    R.M.: Would we have a case. It would be a very dificult case to prove. It would be a very dificult case to prove ... I don't think we would ever had an indictment.
    And he said also: But I can tell you that now money was paid to any witness, any witness prior to the trial. No promise of money was made to any witness prior to the trial.
    G.L.: And was there paid any money after he trial? R.M.: I'm not gonna answer that.
    And he said: If someone manipulated evidence, if somebody didn't invesitgate something that should have been investigated, if somebody twisted it to fit up Megrahi or Fimah or Libya, then that person will go to jail. I mean that sincerely, that person should be prosecuted for that.

    Please watch now the full documentary film "Lockerbie revisited" by Regisseur Gideon Levy, shown to Scottish members of Parliament about important facts concerning the conspiracy against the ex Libya Regime, now NTC of Libya.

    by Edwin Bollier, MEBO Ltd. Switzerland, URL: