From the outset may I state that what I will say(albeit on a touchy subject) does not, can not and will not be in any way intended to anger and disrespect the memory of those who perished in the Lockerbie bombing and their relatives. Their deaths where extremely unnecessary and I would like to thank and commend the families that have found healing and have since moved on. As for those that are still hurting, I can not say I understand what they feel because they are well within their rights to continue feeling that way for as long as is necessary. Our condolences are with them always as they grieve.
The release of terminally ill Al Basset Megrahi is exactly what I meant when I said Scotland deserves to be its own Nation. The decision by the justice ministry to free the Libyan captures the very essence of what I had said on this forum about Scottish independent thinking, morality and ultimately its ever beckoning political autonomy. What you have done as Scotland has not taken anything away from you but with it you have made and left an indelible mark on history and have won a lot of respect allover the globe(from well meaning, decent and humane societies) due this magnanimous deed. If that Libyan was held in England and the Americans ordered them not to release the Libyan, it is a no-brainer what they would have done. The truth about his guilt or innocence and the suspected Libyan government involvement in the bombing will come out sooner or later. May I pose a prodding question here, is anyone familiar with this motto, “By Deception Thou Shalt Do War”? I encourage all right thinking and analytical people to find time to research its source and full implication. However, the point lest we inadvertently or willfully choose to miss it is the fairness, compassion, logic and reasoning behind the Scottish system of justice and governance which should be envied. The universal mantra that immediately springs to my mind is, “an eye for an eye leaves the whole World blind!” The Scottish government has chosen to take a very high moral ground and should be emulated. The pressure they received from blood thirsty governments and its people who exalt the death penalty was enormous but they did not falter in their resolve to do what is morally right in accordance with the dictates of their mores. This action if the world does not realize it has the potential of helping yet grieving families to find true healing and possible closure in this matter.
By Namakando Nalikando Sinyama
Barotseland, Central Africa
“I tell you a truth, liberty is the best of all things, my son, never live under a slavish bond.” – Sir William Wallace’s Uncle