... Alas, poor country!Following the release of convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi (2), internet campaigns has been launched to boycott Scotland, because of its craven appeasement of terrorists. This is raises some important issues.
Almost afraid to know itself.
- First, will Scotland be given official recognition as part of the 'Axis of Evil'? Surely, we have earned that distinction.
- Second, will I be able to claim refugee status in New Zealand, because of the nature of the regime that reigns in my homeland?
I suspect the real reason he has been allowed to go home to die was to stop his appeal and to negate the embarrassment of him dying in Scotland, with big question marks remaining over his guilt.
1 - Macbeth, by William Shaespeare, Act iV, Scene iii, 188-9. (http://www.shakespeare-online.com/plays/macbeth_4_3.html)
2 - "Anger at Lockerbie bomber welcome," unattributed BBC article, published 21st of August, 2009. (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/8213352.stm)