Thursday, May 22, 2014

Justice Delayed . . .

. . . is justice denied, or so the saying goes. Makes you wonder about this kind of story. Germany has decided to bring war crimes charges (murder) against 20 former guards at the Majdanek death camp near Lublin, Poland. These crimes were committed over 70 years ago. When does the statute of limitations run out on these guys? Never. Not as long as a single one remains alive. They deserve imprisonment. Or do they? You have to ask yourself is this really justice? Wouldn't justice have been locking these monsters up for the rest of their lives when they had some life left to live--as their victims did so long ago? Indeed, there were originally 30 names, but 10 have died in the interim. You really have to wonder why it's taken so long to run these guys down . . . I suspect the Cold War and the necessity of cultivating a new NATO Germany back when these crimes were fresh had a lot to do with it.

Doesn't Matter How Long You Worked Here
Amazingly, the German authorities have the names of another 220 former death camp guards they are looking for. They don't know where they are. The 20 being brought on charges all live in Germany.
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