John Dalli wrote today in The Times. Read his article before you read the below because mine is an attempt at distilling what he wants to say through the thick layers of bringing Mother Theresa, Pope Francis and God as witnesses for his character.

Now that you’ve read it, please tell me I’m getting this completely wrong.

Let me see if I get the logic straight.

The taking of a life is excused when it is in self-defence.

The “poisoned pen” is equivalent to killing because life can be taken away by the power of words.

John Dalli has long been telling anyone polite enough to listen about how Daphne Caruana Galizia had killed or attempted to kill his reputation (therefore him by his own logic) with her “poison pen”.

It is hardly surprising, however revolting, that John Dalli might be tempted to argue that Daphne Caruana Galizia’s death was justified. But is his pen today, poisoned or otherwise, going a step further?

What are we to understand now, that John Dalli has confessed to acting in self-defence?