Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Where Does the Killing End in Libya?

Ghadafi's son, Saif al-Islam, now faces the death penalty. The International Criminal Court has apparently given up. We'll see how long it takes for the new regime in Libya, whatever it turns out to be, to do to him what the mob did to his father. Premeditated killing by any government or individual is just that and nothing more noble or justified. If it's not self defense or war, it's just plain homicide.

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Now It's Syria's Turn

After the summary executions of Saddam Hussein and Moammar Gadhafi, should we expect anything else from the Assad government of Syria? The civilian death toll will almost certainly continue to mount. The rule of law is nowhere to be seen in any of this. Executions beget executions beget executions. These people will never step down, and they will not let the situation get as far out of hand as Gadhafi did.