Americans love sensational stories of violence and unusual cruelty. The latest, of course, being the drug-crazed cannibalism of a Miami man, or the Canadian porn star suspected of dismembering a victim.
Yet run the name Charles Taylor by your average crime blog watcher and wait for the reaction.
Anything? Taylor is the former president of Liberia, who engineered his election into office after prevailing in the civil war he instigated. He also masterminded the massacres ofSierra Leone’s civil war, where 50,000 people died, millions were forced to flee their homes and much of the country’s population was mutilated — hands, feet and legs hacked off by rebels.… Seguir leyendo »