I refer to the letter by Yeon Adams captioned "Death
squads violate basic human rights"
(24.2.2004). Sure death squads are a violation of human rights,
but what about countries that fund and train death squads.
Remember Guatemala, El Salvador, and Nicaragua etc. And violent
street demonstrations that unleash violence
against one particular ethnic group are also against human
rights, as is the behaviour of politicians that incite racial
violence. Remember "letting loose the dogs of war",
fiya, slow fiya",
"making the country ungovernable."
It amazes me how certain countries choose to completely
ignore their own reprehensible and sordid past and make
pronouncements on others. I am also amazed at the people who
come out of the woodwork to make statements on the death squad
affair to further their own agendas, whilst completely ignoring
the incidents of the past.
My bet is if a survey was done the majority would support the
actions of the death squad to get rid of the criminal menace
that was taking hold.