Thursday, November 25, 2004

"Operation Baghdad" Redux 

This might just be a local phenomenon, but the case of these two dead Mexican policemen sounds a bit too much like another case of the body-burning lynch mob.
The killings, filmed and broadcast on local television stations, were carried out by a crowd of people who cheered, chanted and shouted obscenities as they kicked and beat the agents. The mob then doused two officers with gasoline and set them ablaze.

Jubilant residents dragged the charred corpses of four foreign contractors, one a woman, at least one an American through the streets Wednesday and hanged them from the bridge spanning the Euphrates River. Five American soldiers died in a roadside bombing nearby.
It's not the first time that someone has noticed the "export" of Iraqi terrorist inhumanity (pro-Aristide thugs had launched a campaign of terror in Haiti called "Operation Baghdad"). But even if the police lynchings in Mexico were not directly inspired by Fallujah insurgents, the two incidents both illustrate the basic human need for legitimate authority to protect the rights of the people.
Comments: Post a Comment