Nuremberg Trials For The King Of Belgium
Only 90 years ago, the agents of King Leopold II of Belgium massacred 10 million Africans in the Congo. Cutting off hands as we see in Sierra Leone today, was very much part of Leopold’s repertoire. Today, Leopold’s “rubber terror” has all been swept under the carpet. Adam Hochschild calls it “the great forgetting” in his brilliant new book, King Leopold’s Ghost, recently published by Macmillan. This is a story of greed, exploitation and brutality that Africa and the world must not forget. (via The Butcher of Congo).
The colonisation of Congo – by Belgium
10 million dead. Hitler seems like an angel. At least, he used advanced decent industrial systems to kill the Jews. The Belgians just went ahead and butchered the people of Congo. It happened just 30 years before Hitler.
Why is there no Nuremberg Trials against King Leopold and the Belgium. I can see One reason – race. One word – colour. Because Hitler butchered the Europeans, he is demonised. Because King Leopold did that against the Africans, he is sanctified and possibly will be cannonised.
And to think that Sonia Gandhi values medals in Leopold name.