The death of a batty, disabled old guy would pass unnoticed if highly trained government killers had not swooped into foreign territory to do it. Maybe they should have sent me. I could have chatted about blood disease on an empathetic basis before I shot him in a mercy killing. It didn’t take us long here to forget our own shooting to kill events in Gibraltar and Northern Ireland. Laughable term ‘shoot to kill’ – you’re in more trouble here if you discharge your firearm in an incident not involving it.
The term ‘justice is done’ has featured a lot. So there was due process in this, was there? Don’t get me wrong – young and able enough I’d do such duty. I’d be the ‘Man Who Killed Liberty (add despots to taste) Vallance’. I’d vote for hanging Bush, Blair and a few others. I favour Usama dead than being kept alive at our cost rather than using the resources to help poor kids. If our legal systems were any good, I’d be really concerned at the abuse of due process. What really worries me is the whipped-up reaction in the West. Frankly, I’m more worried that our Plod arrested blokes making a fair protest with a guillotine as street-theatre diversion from the boredom of the Royal Wedding. One hopes the Arab Spring is real (the Prague one wasn’t). We may need to move to die in the serenity of democracy!