If you review the evidence objectively, it was Patterson, not Laffite, who was the real pirate. I have nothing to add to what Pam Keyes has uncovered except to ask:
I know a lot of people who say: "Don't rehash old history. Don't keep reliving the past. You can't change the past, so concentrate on the present."
- Why did Patterson behave this way?
- Why were all complaints against this behavior met with indifference?
- Who really gained from the Patterson-Ross raid?
- Why don't the history books tell us about this?
I am concentrating on the present. But how do we fix the present, if we don't understand the past?
Isn't this an ongoing problem?