Blair is tangentially in the frame, again, this time over his infamous Peace Proh-cess in Northern Ireland, the one which made heroic public servants of sadistic serial killers, torturers and incest wallahs, while telling their victims to just shut up, be quiet and fuck off.
Panorama, PBC 1, tonight, shone a light on British state-terrorism, throughout what we obediently euphemise as The Troubles; on countless murders perpetrated, by both factions, with the connivance and encouragement of the army and the more shadowy security services. A farrago of deliberately botched investigations, lost evidence and cover-ups protected the murderers of civilians and police officers, Republicans and Loyalists alike. Bizarrely, a weapon used in a multiple murder and long since claimed disappeared has been found on display in the Impetial War Museum. You'd lol out loud at this spectacular cack-handedness, as long as you weren't a young boy who'd seen his father killed by that weapon and endured a subsequent lifetime of having his questions stonewalled, obfuscated and rejected. He was one of many, bereaved and bewildered; one man, who had survived eighteen gunshot wounds in the mass murder of his workmates was told, over decades, that the case papers had been lost, burned, flooded, stolen, contaminated with asbestos but had now, thirty-nine years after his ordeal, reappeared. You'd need a heart of stone, not to weep for him.
Blair, of course, and his arsemen, glorying in themselves, pampered and protected, told all these poor people to fuck off, wrote comfort letters to their tormentors and declared peace where none was. As mr bungalow bill quietly raged on the previous commentary: " A psychopathic narcissist who persuades himself, from moment to moment, that whatever he says to suit his mood and interests must be the very truth."
It would need a huge shift in most people's ethical framework to make noble the early release of torturers and arsonists and murderers, not only that but to blanket-pardon any and all offences and then to permit the entry to government of sadistic, savage criminal masterminds, like Adams and McGuinness. Better war than peace at such a price.
mr bungalow bill continues to note that many if not most of those who voted for Blair would now queue-up to strangle him with their bare hands. I suspect and hope that the lustre still clinging to the so-called peace proh-cess -actually a surrendering to Terror - will dim and that all those cynically pardoned, largely by NewLabour, are charged and if guilty convicted and imprisoned. and that thus, for those so cruelly and bitterly betrayed by the state, there may be Salvation, after a while.