Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Most heinous crimes in human history finally punished

The cup of hypocrisy overfloweth at The Hague this week.

As you know, that’s a place in Holland where the International Criminal Court gets together to decide which black African will be the next to be charged with crimes against humanity.

In fairness to the ICC, they’re not just looking for black war criminals; they had their eye on the Colonel but the NATO rebels got to him first.

Strikes me as more than a little ironic that black Africans need to be brought before a tribunal in Europe to answer for their crimes against other black Africans.  Couldn’t the Europeans use their resources to put European war criminals in the docket? Can the Africans not manage their own affairs without all this guidance from their former colonial masters?

And while I don’t want to second-guess Judge Lussick,  I think he goes well over the top with headline-grabbing hyperbole like “most heinous and brutal crimes recorded in human history”.

Mr. Taylor has an awful lot of competition in the “most heinous crimes” category, and for the most part the heinous criminals facilitating and committing those heinous crimes do it with the greater or lesser connivance of the Nations of Virtue.

Let us not lose sight of the fact that the heinous Mr. Taylor originally seized power by overthrowing the equally heinous Samuel Doe, who governed entirely at the pleasure of his American masters.

And while it was not one of the indictments he faced at The Hague, a look at recent African history makes it clear what Taylor’s most heinous crime has been, i.e. consistently being on the wrong side of American interests in the region.

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