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Saturday 8 March 2008

Bandits - V

Photo source: here

The monster pictured above is Kaing Guek Eav, also known as Duch. The most impressive entry on his CV is the fact that he was head of the Khmer Rouge torture centre and therefore directly and personally responsible for the colossal number of deaths in the so-called "killing fields" in Cambodia.

The bastard is on trial, and as part of the proceedings he has been taken to the killing fields which are preserved as a memorial to the many dead.

Apparently the poor soul was upset: he was "in tears" and "with his hands clasped in prayer", particularly when a notice reminded him about how children were killed by having their heads smashed against tree trunks.

These days we are told quite frequently about "forgiveness" - and there are even cases of parents meeting with the murderers of their children.

To me this is inconceivable: were I in charge I would give this horrible little shit something to cry about: perhaps a small-calibre bullet in the base of the spine and leave him in the killing fields of his own creation in the company of the millions of ghosts there.

IHT report here.

Until the next time

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