This article isn't to recount the story of the tragedy and the 23-year history of cover-up -- which is very ably documented elsewhere on the internet. But to flag the names of some of the most loathsome people in this dreadful saga. And to call for them to be belatedly held to account.
The American electorate may harbor an ambivalent attitude towards the former governor of Massachusetts, but the reaction to his European vacation from folks across the big pond could only be described as decisively derisive.
At 4.10 p.m. Sunday afternoon, exactly 40 years ago, I witnessed soldiers shooting innocent civilians dead, an atrocity that officialdom instantly lied about -- and provoked a four-decade struggle to get the truth finally established.
So much has been going on recently...seriously? It's been beyond craazzzy. David Cameron and Parliament seem to have their heart set on a mass badger killing, Texas was hit by wildfires and Republicans have been debating up a storm. But at least those laboratory chimps got released. Thank goodness!