"Just one thing ... "
A British Court has ruled that the Chagos people must be returned to Diego Garcia, from which they were removed by Britain forty years ago. Now that America has leased Diego Garcia, the court has decided to return them. "After that crushing legal rebuke to the government, the Chagossians probably would have gone home in due course -- except for 9/11."
Despite the stream of reports describing how peace-loving European nations are, the legacy of their Colonial past keeps jumping up to bite nations in the present. Whether we are talking about Iraq (formerly Mesopotamia), Africa or Diego Garcia, some skeleton always seems to be popping out of the cupboard. And when it does, the press seems read to conclude that America put it there.
And in a way, shame on America for imagining that when Europe handed it the keys to system administration on its long retreat to the Peaceful Continent, that the facilities it was turning over weren't full of buried bodies, unpaid bills and cursed secret passages. The horror! The horror!