Don Williams said...Off topic , Ferfal, but what is the word in Buenos Aires re the sentencing just now of former President Reynaldo Bignone over acts in the Dirty War? 25 years for a 82 year old man seems kinda ..uh..redundant.
Oh, they make such a big deal out of it. Yes, he’s a criminal. But as you say, he’s already half dead. Throw him in jail for all I care, but really, its not as if its going to change much. I’d rather see the ERP terrorists and Montoneros we now have in the government judged instead. These were hardocore Maoists of the most violent kind.
On the other hand yesterday we had an attempt carjack caught on tape, they caught the two bad guys, but the district attorney considered that there wasn’t enough proof and dismissed the case.
That’s the way it is here, criminals simply don’t go to jail.
About the junta, its just politics right now, its the communist’s revenge. What’ do I care if they put a 90 year old repressor in jail if they leave a 16 year old multiple time robber and murderer free on the streets.
But well, it’s the way this government rolls, the avengers of Mother of Plaza de Mayo. The “mothers” even have their own TV shows now on the public channel, were they say we have to honor and be proud of their “revolutionary” sons. Didn’t they kidnap and murder innocent people? What about the bombing of that kindergarten school, killing 20 kids only to get to the son of a cop? While there were torturers and innocent people disappeared, many of these guys were indeed terrorists and got what they disserved. The ERP (people’s revolutionary army) and Montoneros killed 1500 people, 600 of them civilians, including, women, children and babies.
Of course you’re not supposed to say this out loud here these days.
For anyone that can read Spanish, here's a list of attacks these "heros" are responsible for, including the bombing of numerous schools.