Are the killings of over 200,000 people not worth talking about?


Bernard Gbayee Goah
President, Operation We Care for Liberia

I welcome the United Nations-backed court decision to convict former Liberian President Charles Taylor for aiding and abetting war crimes and crimes against humanity in Serra Leon. I believe justice is served in favor of the people of Serra Leon. 

While I welcome the court’s decision on Serra Leon, the abiding mystery for me is why hasn’t Charles Taylor been tried for what he did in Liberia whereas there are mountains of evidences available. Why haven’t the Liberian people receive justice up to now? What’s wrong with the Liberia case, and who is behind all of this?

Today, Liberia is infested with war crimes suspects. These are those holding top positions in government including the Presidency. It looks like the whole World is not in any hast to talk about crimes committed in Liberia? Why hasn’t the African Union, France, the UK, and the US, mentioned anything about justice for the Liberian people? What is the civilized World’s position on crimes committed in Liberia? Why is the Free World of Justice not saying anything at all? Who are the World leaders, and why are they not doing anything about the case of Liberia? Will justice ever be served in Liberia? Are the killings of over 200,000 people not worth talking about?

Bernard Gbayee Goah

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