Masonic Imbroglio In
Letter to William Burns
from Paul Todd
This is something I have
been sending to the English media for weeks and which I spoke to Martin
Short and others about. Martin Short wrote a piece about my
father in his book but seems motivated mostly by earning a crust.
Great article. LINK
Your number is ex-directory. I would like a chat with you if
you have the time.
~ Phone number provided.]
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public cries out for someone it can blame for the massacre at Dunblane.
Perhaps the writer similarly cries out for someone to blame.
The contents merit consideration by someone impartial from those retained
to investigate, who may have vested interests.
was either a habitual offender interested in young boys or he wasn't. The
Ombudsman exonerated him. His M.P.
suggested that Hamilton publicise the findings
of the Ombudsman. The Scouts
knew something but kept quiet. The police
made numerous enquiries. No action was taken and there was either
no evidence or they decided not to take action.
Despite public disquiet
into his private life and police investigations, Hamilton was allowed
to continue to operate his boys clubs and to obtain a firearms licence,
the control of which is much stricter than a shot gun licence and
administered by the police. His final act to slaughter children
is the only real public evidence we have of his general state of mind
There is a question. If
there was disquiet over his behaviour and if, as seems apparent by
his dreadful final moments, he did have some fixation involving children,
how is it that the Ombudsman exonerated
him and that, despite repeated police investigations,
no evidence was found such as to proceed with action, or to even highlight
these concerns in their consideration of his application for firearm
the answer lies in an interview with a local woman who complained
to the police about Hamilton
and was then threatened by Hamilton who
told her that he was a Freemason and that
her complaints would go unanswered as his fellows in the local lodge
included the police to whom she had complained.
This was reported in
The Sport newspaper (March 15, 1996), the same woman whom
The Sunday Times referred to on 17 March 1996, but omitted
the Freemasonry reference (unsurprising for those who know of the
impartiality of that paper where Freemasons and the establishment
are concerned) and the same woman shown photographed in The Mail
on 18 March 1996 with the assertion that "the authorities should
have acted sooner", but, again, failing to mention the Freemasonic
connection, as might be expected from an Associated Newspaper Group
The 25 March 1996 issue
of Newsweek highlights some of the inconsistencies:
had been investigated repeatedly and was cautioned by the police
after he was spotted 'in a compromising position' in a gay red
light district in Edinburgh in 1994,"
was blackballed a month ago when he applied for membership in
another gun club based in the neighbouring village of Callander
... says Raymond Reid who was aware of Hamilton's unsavoury reputation
and, as club secretary, turned him down."
crucial question in the wake of last week's tragedy was why Hamilton
had ever been permitted to own guns at all. Police had lengthy
files on Hamilton and were well aware he was potentially erratic."
Wilson, a reporter for the Stirling Observer, said Hamilton
tried many times to get her paper to run favourable stories about
his summer camps for boys, and that she and her editors checked
with local police officials to see what they knew about his bona
fides. 'Stay away from him,' Wilson said, quoting the police."
"A local police
officer was even blunter. 'He was a paedophile,' the officer
said angrily. 'If he had had a criminal record, he would
not have been able to carry a gun. The court system did
not take our evidence on board.'"
not prosecutors could have used the evidence to win a criminal
case against Hamilton, many people wondered how he could have
been granted a firearms licence. Britain's gun laws
are widely regarded as amongst the toughest in the world.
Obtaining a licence requires more than a spotless criminal record
and a character reference from a respected member of the community.
Final approval comes from the chief constable of the local police
force, who has the broad discretion to reject any applicant thought
to be 'of intemperate habits or unsound mind, or ... for any reason
unfitted to be entrusted with a firearm'. LINK
Applicants who pass that standard can still be denied a permit
if the chief constable decides they don't 'need' a gun."
difficult to get a licence that I find it hard to believe it happened,'
says the proprietor of a London gun club. There
must have been a communications breakdown'."
An international media
organisation could interview the witness and make further inquiries
into the Ancient and Scottish Rights Freemasonic
Lodge. Surely a decent Scottish Freemason
in Dunblane will break ranks from the directions
of Freemasons' Hall and expose all that
is bad in Freemasonry to enhance all that
Was Hamilton a Freemason?
If so, what lodge did he belong to? LINK
Is any police officer who was in any way involved in any investigation
into Hamilton, or who authorised his firearms licences also a Freemason?
Is the Ombudsman who investigated Hamilton and exonerated him a Freemason?
Hamilton walked into
Dunblane School carrying two Browning 9mm automatics and two .357
magnum revolvers armed with over five hundred rounds of ammunition.
Put into some sort of perspective Clint Eastwood carries one .357
magnum revolver, which can stop a car engine when fired at it; and
a full armed soldier going into battle is equipped with only 250 rounds
of ammunition. It is fortunate that Hamilton ceased firing when
and where he did, or the toll of human misery could have been far
greater. Who put this sort of firepower and ammunition
into Hamilton's hands and why did they do so in the face of all the
evidence, which should have called them to question the appropriateness
of Hamilton even holding a firearms licence. LINK
Is the judge appointed
to investigate [i.e. Lord Cullen ~ ed.],
either a Freemason or someone with links to Freemasonry? LINK
Are we to expect a whitewash with Hamilton alone blamed? It
seems apparent that Hamilton, by his final act, proves earlier fears
about his unhealthy twisted mind, insofar as children were concerned,
were well-founded. His final dreadful act stands to condemn
those who actively promoted his obtaining lawful authority to buy
these awesome weapons of death because of their poisoned distorted
duty to their warped and twisted brother Mason.
Let us hope, for the
sake of the memory of the children and the teachers, that those who
put the guns in Hamilton's
hand might not now rely on similar condescension to their wrong-doing
by another brother Mason, and let us try
to ensure that the question of Freemasonic
involvement in the Dunblane tragedy receives
open public consideration.