The cup of hypocrisy overfloweth at
this week. The Hague
As you know, that’s a place in
where the International Criminal Court gets together to decide which black African will be the next to be charged with crimes against humanity. Holland
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 ’s most heinous crime has been, i.e. consistently being on the wrong side of American interests in the region. Taylor