Friday, August 20, 2010

Gates of Vienna News Feed 8/20/2010

Gates of Vienna News Feed 8/20/2010A year ago Ali Al Megrahi, the Lockerbie bomber, was released from prison on compassionate grounds after being given no more than three months to live by doctors who examined him. Now doctors (possibly not the same ones) say that Mr. Megrahi could live until 2017. Needless to say, some of the families of the victims are outraged by this latest information.

In other news, an English Defence League march in Bradford planned for August 28 has been banned by the government under the urging of police chiefs. The EDL says it will hold a static demonstration instead, which cannot by law be banned.

In possibly unrelated news, the BBC has launched competition to find new multicultural writers. Its senior executives say the Beeb’s current sitcoms are “too middle class”.

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Thanks to 4symbols, Barry Rubin, Caroline Glick, CSP, Diana West, Gaia, ICLA, Insubria, JD, Lurker from Tulsa, TV, Vlad Tepes, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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2 comments:

4Symbols said...

In hoc signo vinces

"Wilders, [...], is portraying himself as the protector of Dutch welfare,"

Capture the Flag - smart move, smart politics, do not demolish the barracks (institutions) while the troops are being mustered.

Ray Boyd said...

Re: Al Megrahi. "Needless to say, some of the families of the victims are outraged by this latest information."

Legal opinion is that Al Megrahi would have won his appeal if it had gone ahead and he would have walked free as an innocent man.

Americans ignore the facts of the case; that the trial was flawed and he was probably a patsie.

It would have been better for the Scottish Government to have gone through with the appeal but then that would have brought up huge holes in the evidence.That would have highlighted the incompetence of the investigating authorities including the American Secret Service who were swarming over the wreckage without regard for the integrity of the evidence.