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Barbarity in Libya

Despite the fact that the scientific evidence supports their innocence, the kangaroo court in Libya has found the six medical workers guilty of intentionally infecting children with AIDS. The mob, at least, is happy.

“For the second time, justice has spoken out with a ruling against those criminals and the punishment they deserve, because they violated their obligations and sold their consciences to the devil,” Abdullah Maghrebi, the father of one infected child, told the BBC.

I can sympathize with a father with a sick child, but in this case, may he continue to live in his devil-haunted world, and may no modern medical care ever come again to his entire pariah nation. No medicine, no vaccinations, no surgeons—leeches and lancets and the usual contrivances of the pre-eighteenth century world should be all they get. That is my curse on Libya. The sad thing is that many of these deluded fools would consider it a blessing.

Comments

  1. #1 David Marjanovi?
    December 19, 2006

    Well, if they got rid of that rather unfunny joke Qadhafi, I’m sure it wouldn’t be that bad…

  2. #2 David Marjanovi?
    December 19, 2006

    Well, if they got rid of that rather unfunny joke Qadhafi, I’m sure it wouldn’t be that bad…

  3. #3 David Marjanovi?
    December 19, 2006

    Gaddafi wants something.
    He’ll probably “pardon” them at the last possible moment, for some (as-yet-unspecified) payoff.

    Why didn’t I think of this much earlier! It’s pretty obvious.

  4. #4 David Marjanovi?
    December 19, 2006

    Gaddafi wants something.
    He’ll probably “pardon” them at the last possible moment, for some (as-yet-unspecified) payoff.

    Why didn’t I think of this much earlier! It’s pretty obvious.

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