In an earlier post on the Lockerbie bombing I mentioned how Dr Jim Swire, whose daughter was one of the 259 people on board the Panam flight 103 that exploded over the Scottish town twenty years ago, was campaigning for the release of Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi who, although innocent, is sitting in a Scottish prison where he is dying of cancer.(1) Dr Swire, according to Lord Fraser, the lord advocate and head of Scotland’s prosecution system at the time of the bombing, “is suffering with “Stockholm Syndrome.””(2) “Stockholm Syndrome” is a condition where people who are kidnapped by terrorists ultimately identify with their aims. One wonders what Lord Fraser’s aims are with this attack?
Perhaps, the real reason behind the attack is not Dr Swire’s affliction to “Stockholm Syndrome” but rather because the former lord advocate is beginning to wet his pants in fear that his role in the biggest scandal in Scottish justice might be revealed by a man who just cannot find satisfaction in having an innocent man jailed for the murder of his daughter and countless others.
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