Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Traitors to Mexico?
The ICC is a tribunal which prosecuted dozens of Slavic military and government officials for crimes against humanity -- including mass murder and rape -- during the Balkan Wars of the 1990s. It has also prosecuted African war lords for similar atrocities committed during civil uprisings. The ICC recently issued an international arrest warrant for one of the sons of deposed Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.
These Mexican "intellectuals" plan to go forward with their "criminal" allegations against Calderón later this month. In a nutshell, the charge is that by declaring war against the drug cartels shortly after he took office in December 2006, Calderón -- not the cartels -- should bear principal responsibility for the resultant 40,000+ people who have died in the narcoviolence. Put another way, if the cop shoots at the bank robbers as they're running out the door with bags of money and hostages, and someone gets killed, put the cop on trial for murder.
The proponents of the upcoming ICC case -- which will of course go nowhere other than into the dustbin of legal history -- are quite directly lending aid and comfort to the enemy. Mexico's drug cartels can only be emboldened by such madness. The invariable lesson of political history throughout the ages has been that "a house divided cannot stand."
Tonight, another good man who was trying to due his duty is dead, the 18th mayor to be murdered in Mexico in less than 24 months. Those who have the audacity to accuse president Felipe Calderón and his administration of "war crimes" should reflect carefully on the consequences of their viciously irresponsible words.
More about the ICC case against the Calderón administration:
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