Friday, 6 August 2010

Charles Taylor

Charles McArthur Ghankay Taylor was the 22nd President of Liberia.
He fermented a bloody civil war to seize power with Libyan backing. When running to become president, his official slogan was "He killed my ma, he killed my pa, but I will vote for him." He won by a landslide because failing to elect him would have resulted in another civil war.

During his presidency, he was accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity as a result of his involvement in the Sierra Leone Civil War where he supplied arms in exchange for blood diamonds and encouraged atrocities by the rebels.

He is currently awaiting trial in the Hague, where he has stated in his defense that "Jesus was considered a murderer in his day."

For all of this and for trying to shag Naomi Campbell, he should be unforgiven.

Nominated by : Anonymous

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Charles Taylor was setenced by the Hague to life imprisonment for his crimes against humanity. He is the first former head of state to be brought to justice since the end of WWII.
You can read an excellent - an alarming - account of the things this evil bastard got up to at the Shrub Monkey site by clicking here.