The political fall-out of an appeal would have put back anti-terror cases for decades, since every bit of evidence and testimony would have been put in doubt.
So the best thing for the US and UK was to secretly agree to release him on the condition that he withdrew his appeal.. which he did. Now of course the US and UK governments had their asses clear and could complain, because it was officially the Scots that did the releasing.
I find it strange that a large number of the British relatives to the victims all believe that he was innocent..
Last edited by PeteEU; 05-22-12 at 02:30 AM.
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius
What is that logic? "Oh - when they get sick enough we'll set them free". . . gee
I seriously regret that extradition didn't happen.
A screaming comes across the sky.
It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now.Pynchon - Gravity's Rainbow
so why make assumptions?
A few news outlets mentioned a bartered oil deal with BP before the media scuttled on to something else as quick as they could at the time of his transfer to his homestate...
none of us are in intelligence so why even bother throwing feces...
Last edited by MKULTRABOY; 05-22-12 at 06:24 PM.
Phew. Thank goodness, because that daily barrage of the US government going on and on and on and on, dominating every news program, site, print media, and even here...that was getting tiresome.
I think maybe somebody with a teensy tiny penis was just looking for an opportunity to bash at America when they started this thread.
As for " America bashing" why is it whenever you have a negative opinion on America on an issue its American bashing? I was annoyed as were many others at the American government's response to the release of a British prisoner, I felt like it was not any of Americas business and that they were wrong to try and interfere with British domestic policy. Stop crying "American hater. American basher" when posters have a negative thing to say about the US. It makes you sound like a whiny bitch.
Last edited by Higgins86; 05-22-12 at 07:49 PM.