The hysteria over the release of the so-called Lockerbie bomber, Libyan Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi, reveals much about the political and media class on both sides of the Atlantic, especially Britain.
The article below is by the Irish republican party Sinn Fein president and member of the Northern Ireland Assembly for West Belfast Gerry Adams. Adams discusses the hypocrisy of British government demands for compensation over armed actions carried out by the Irish Republican Army, as part of its struggle for a united Ireland free from British control, in recent decades. It is abridged from Adams’ blog.
East Timorese President Jose Ramos Horta’s comments on August 30 rejecting an international tribunal to bring those responsible for war crimes in East Timor to justice, and the release on the same day of militia leader Maternus Bere, continue to resonate in East Timor.