|Charles Taylor - Picture Credit (Ben Curtis/AP)|
I’ve decided to give this posting a similar title I used when I wrote about that other puppet-agent of the devil - Gaddafi. Naming this post, “Africa's most notorious warlord” just didn’t feel right because so many of these despicable characters have been ‘planted’ on African soil in positions of power, that compiling a list would be quite a mission.
The ‘Masters of Darkness’ are now trying their utmost to draw attention to Joseph Kony another demon-possessed warlord that’s been terrorizing the continent for goodness knows how long. Where were these all-powerful ‘masters’ when the pandemonium and slaughter were in full swing? Why do they always wait until the worst is all over?
Is it not odd how they always dispose of the their puppets in a massive display of melodramatic news-reports flashed all over the globe? How come now, in this modern day and age, Taylor is the FIRST head of state since World War II to be convicted by an international war crimes court?
It’s no wonder that when the verdict against Taylor was read at the Special Court for Sierra Leone in The Hague, a dark cloud surrounded the sun in Liberia, encircled by an ominous hue.
|The evening sun in Liberia after Taylor's verdict was announced. Photo courtesy: Y.L.Gortor.|
African warlords include notorious fellows like Idi Amin, who was known as “The Butcher of Uganda,” and also not so well-known people like Jean-Bédel Bokassa for example, who was known as “The Butcher of Bangui.” And while we’re on the subject of butchers… Robert Mugabe is another bastard that comes to mind. Why hasn’t his butt been dragged off to an International Court yet, for the 20,000-odd civilians he has butchered in Zimbabwe?
Then there’s also moer-maar Gaddafi -- accused of supporting CIA-backed terrorist networks throughout the world in the 1970’s and 1980’s. Charles Taylor was but one of the many CIA-sponsored criminal elements who passed through the terrorist training camps of the World Revolutionary Headquarters in Gaddafi’s Libya. Surely it cannot be mere coincidence when Taylor ended up in Libya to be trained as a terrorist after ‘escaping’ from a United States prison? Thank goodness Taylor’s other ol’ buddy-terrorist, Nelson Mandela, didn’t have access to a saw, while HE was behind bars! ;-)
Come to think of it, there’s really no difference between Mandela and Taylor. Mandela supporters terrorized the black majority into electing him president in 1994, after South Africa had been at war against communist forces since the mid-1960’s. Taylor, following a peace deal that ended the Liberian Civil War, also terrorized the population into electing him president in the 1997 general election.
Here’s both of them in one picture, taken on the night of the notorious 'Blood Diamond Party' in 1997:
|Picture source: www.dailymail.co.uk|
Sometimes it is best not to point out the connections these despotic African leaders have with the world’s elite plotters of international organized crime. Sometimes its best just to laugh your head off, like I did when I read: 10 Fascinating Things About Charles Taylor.
After laughing your head off, it’s not a good idea though to view pictures of the victims of Liberia’s Civil War, which are easy to find - plastered all over the Internet. How the hell they can call these barbaric wars civil is beyond logic!
Here’s the list of the crimes Charles Taylor was found guilty of:
- Acts of terrorism
- Violence to life, health and physical or mental well-being of persons, in particular murder
- Sexual slavery and any other form of sexual violence
- Outrages upon personal dignity
- Violence to life, health and physical or mental well-being of persons, in particular cruel treatment
- Other inhumane acts
- Conscripting or enlisting children under the age of 15 years into armed forces or groups, or using them to participate actively in hostilities.
War Crimes??? -- All these crimes listed above are taking place in democrazy South Africa on a large scale and on an ongoing basis. The only two possible exceptions are No’s 1 and 9, but even those two points are debatable.
The sentencing hearings for Taylor’s case will apparently commence on 3 May and be announced on 30 May.