Monday, May 07, 2012

badass Charles Taylor

Some of the stories out of Liberia of the Charles Taylor regime are remarkable. Here are some of his innovations
  • public executions and amputations of civilians
  • the display of decapitated heads at checkpoints
  • the killing and public disembowelment of a civilian whose intestines were then stretched across the road to make a check point
  • public rapes of women and girls
  • people burned alive in their homes

The thoroughness and imagination is remarkable. I think they may have had Kurtz as a consultant.