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8687: Re: 8661: Re: 8655: Slobodan Milosevic and Aristide (fwd)

From: LAKAT47@aol.com

In a message dated 07/12/2001 10:13:59 PM Pacific Daylight Time,   Michael 
Deibert <michael_deibert@hotmail.com>writes:

<< Also, perhaps the real worrisome aspect about President Aristide's 
 declaration on the zenglendo problem, is just such a possible ramification 
 of the above, i.e. that, historically, when talking about summary justice, 
 one man's "zenglendo" was in another time another man's "communist" or yet 
 another's "radical." Criminals should be punished and taken out of 
 commission, yet often in the Third World having one or the other epithet 
 hurled out you meant a one-way ticket to the bone yard.  >>

A Zenglendo is nothing more than a vicious criminal, preying on anyone who 
seems like they might be carrying cash, or who has something they want, such 
as a nice car.  We are not talking about politically motivated crimes or 
people who might be vocally critical against a regime.  We are talking about 
cold-blooded killers.  People who rob you and when you cooperate, they kill 
you anyway.  (Dead men tell no tales...)  How does this compare to pogroms or 
Communist bashing?  If a person is SUSPECTED of being a Zenglendo, they do 
not die on the spot.  They probably get watched and then they feel threatened 
and know that it would be bad for their health to commit crimes against the 
people.   Peer pressure can be very effective.  The day will come when the 
criminal justice system will work the way it should.  Right now, and  I 
repeat,  it is better for bad people to be afraid than it is for good people 
to be afraid.  

Kathy Dorce~