Thursday, 31 March 2011

Am I right to be excited by the apparent defection of Moussa Koussa?

In theory the defection of Gaddafi's Foreign Minister and former spy chief Moussa Koussa should be good news as it will weaken Colonel Gaddafi's regime that bit more and also maybe bring out some facts that otherwise may remain hidden. Facts such as who was it in the Libyan embassy that shot and murdered WPC Yvonne Fletcher, what was the real level of involvement of Libya in the Lockerbie bombing and what deals were done (formally or informally, directly or indirectly) with Tony Blair, Gordon Brown and other Labour figures in order to secure the release of the Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Mohmed Ali al-Megrahi?

What worries me is two fold; first that Moussa Koussa will not necessarily tell the truth about any of the above events as he is looking to save his skin and maybe advance his career (to become the interim President of Libya?) and so will only reveal what he thinks he has to and secondly this Conservative government lacks the killer instinct (that Tony Blair and Gordon Brown's government's had) to push for all Moussa Koussa knows about the invoilvement of the last Labour government in the release of al-Megrahi etc. In a similar situation the last Labvour government would have tried to get as much dirt as possible on the Conservatives, David Cameron and his team seem to not want to play as dirty and just as in the last election they will suffer for it.

So whilst Moussa Koussa's defection looks like good news, I have my doubts as to what will result from it will be as  advantageous to the truth coming out as people are hoping.

PS: It seems that I have misspelled 'involvement' in the above, however the misspelling seems somehow appropriate for the matter being discussed, so I have left it uncorrected.


Anonymous said...

I work for BBC World Service radio. What's your number ?

Anonymous said...

ps sdid i add in my email ?
we're keen to include you in a chat on the radio iof possible today.

Not a sheep said...

Gabriela, sorry but I cannot accept your offer of appearing for a chat on the radio today. Pressure of work, other commitments and so on... I am sure you understand. Do please quote me though... But do tell me when the discussion will take place as I will see if I can listen in.