Saturday, April 25, 2009

Fujimori Guilty

The news of former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori's conviction in Peru has not attracted as much attention as perhaps it should have.

As is pointed out:

The Lima judicial proceeding represents a major milestone, the first trial of a democratically elected head of state in his own country.

The Western powers since the end of WW11 have been notorious for their double standards and hypocrisy, beginning with the Nuremburg trials themselves. Nazi war criminals have been chased to the ends of the earth to this very day, more than 60 years after the war ended, but their own have never been prosecuted or charged, in spite of a ceaseless record of crimes and atrocities comprising many millions of victims.

One day this will change. The wheels of justice move slowly, but move they do.

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