A. M. Freyed
Sierra Leone victims cheer Charles Taylor verdict … Rebels captured Samuel Komba, tied him up with more than a dozen other villagers and set them on fire. Badly burned, he broke free, only to be caught by fighters who tried to chop off his right hand.The 58-year-old farmer, one of only two survivors of that attack more than a decade ago, says he takes solace from ex-Liberian President Charles Taylor’s conviction by an international court Thursday for his role in Sierra Leone’s brutal war.” The whole world will know today what Charles Taylor did, and we are happy,” Komba said from this rural village, where many who survived the fighting were enslaved as diamond miners. -AP
Charles Taylor was convicted of aiding and abetting war crimes and crimes against humanity at the Hauge on April 26, 2012.
Charles Taylor has been brought to “justice.” He’s been convicted of a type of crime (or crimes) against humanity. Never mind that such crimes cannot exist (one cannot commit a crime against a nomenclature), the conviction sets a precedent that a vaguely proclaimed institution of “international justice” has the power to try and convict individuals such as Taylor.
In fact, if one examines the Taylor case, it soon becomes clear that the entire case was a kind of set up intended to create just this outcome. In fact, it could be speculated that the movie “Blood Diamond” was part of a promotional effort dealing with this very case.
Often the elites use Hollywood movies as a way to make certain points familiar to the larger masses of people who will not understand their manipulation but are no doubt comforted today that Charles Taylor is receiving his just deserts.
They should not be. The ICC is one more step down the slippery slope of all-embracing world governance. Right now, it is supposedly being aimed at what seem to be African mass murderers, but one can speculate this is merely a ploy.
In fact, Taylor’s journey to this conviction provides us with necessary clues to make this statement. As usual, it turns out an elite operator is behind it, in this case George Soros.
One can track such involvement easily if one pays attention. Bill Gates, for instance, wanted nothing to do with politics and elite control until his company was sued for monopoly practices by the Clinton administration.
Gates came under considerable pressure and now works meekly within the larger elite matrix. He’s basically given his entire fortune over to the powers-that-be and spends his days flogging vaccines to the third world.
Soros’ involvement may have taken a similar coercive track. After he “shorted the pound” many years ago (and made several billion dollars), he was called into Buckingham Palace for a special, private audience with the Queen of England.
What was said at that meeting remains a secret but after it was over, Soros emerged a changed man. Like Gates, he apparently had been told that if he didn’t become more of a participant in the modern elites agenda of world governance, he would suffer various consequences.
Soros is a most energetic one-worlder these days – and his involvement with the international criminal court is therefore no coincidence.
Not only did he supposedly fund the court’s startup, but according to the publication EIR, the Soros organization also directly funded another agency at The Hague: “the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, which prosecuted Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic. He died during his trial, under suspicious circumstances, in 1997.”
Soros is doing his part to advance world government – and so is Charles Taylor, but not nearly so cooperatively. In fact, Taylor was delivered to the Hague via betrayal. (He’d ceded power in Liberia after a deal that would allow him to live without further prosecution in Nigeria.)
There is no doubt that Taylor did very bad, horrible, disgusting things – used children soldiers when inciting a civil war in Sierra Leone and using so-called blood diamonds to fund endless Liberian violence, leading to numerous tortures and killings.
But nonetheless, many military leaders do terrible things during wartime and do not necessarily face consequences of this sort. US leaders, for instance, have been poisoning the Middle East with depleted uranium weapons for years.
The poisoning is so bad that women in Iraq are reportedly counseled not to have babies in parts of the country. In both Iraq and Afghanistan, cancer rates have soared. The line demarcating war crimes may be clear, but the pathway to it is not.
Taylor’s pathway was direct because the US wanted it that way. George W. Bush, in particular, wanted Taylor delivered to the Hague. Here’s how Liberian writer Femi Fani- Kayode puts it in an extensive article appearing in Nigeria’s NEXT:
This was the betrayal of the century and, in my view, those that should have known better panicked at the last minute and broke ranks. But I do not believe that Obasanjo was amongst those that betrayed anybody. To be fair to [Nigerian] President Olusegun Obasanjo, he was, in fact, the last man standing and he resisted the pressure until it all came to a head during a state visit to America when George W. Bush refused to see him until Taylor was produced. Ironically the real traitor was not Obasanjo but rather President Ellen Sirlief-Johnson of Liberia.
Taylor’s deal was simple enough. If he surrendered power he would be left alone to live out his life in Nigeria. Fani-Kayode traces the further betrayal.
Things eventually came to a head when Obasanjo went on a state visit to America and a final demand was made for Taylor … It was at that point that George W. Bush pointblank refused to see Obasanjo whilst he remained in Washington unless and until Taylor was traced, found, and handed over to the Liberians.
Thus it was that Taylor’s removal to the Hague became a reality. The powers-that-be desired a man who seemed a monster to serve as the subject of a precedent setting criminal case.
The verdict perhaps was not a total triumph for those behind the court that wanted an even stronger verdict. Judges convicted Taylor of aiding and abetting atrocities but did not declare him guilty of direct command responsibility.”
While this may be a setback, it’s not really of concern. Taylor has been found guilty. World government has taken another step forward. A “new world order” is built of such small steps. Its progress continues.
This article was posted: Friday, April 27, 2012 at 9:34 am