Friday, April 17, 2015

SAR #15107

We do not examine ourselves for fear of what we would find.

Best Friends Forever: A senior Pakistani judge has directed the police to formally investigate certain 2009 drone strikes to see if various CIA personnel should be charged with murder.

Progression: A former chief of the IMF, Rodrigo Rato, has been arrested and charged with money laundering, which is more acceptable than the sexual crimes his successor Dominique Strauss-Khan fought on two continents, and more in line with the charges of committing fraud of over €400 million that the current managing director of the IMF, Christine Lagarde has survived. In the banking world this sort of thing is looked at as a credential.

Professional Hazard: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has become linked to the Korean political bribery scandal triggered by a suicide note left by Sung Wan-jong which named several leading politicians as taking bribes. 
Rank Privileges: In the UK, the Director of Public Prosecutions says it “would not be in the public interest” to charge Lord Janner of Brunstone with over 20 individual counts of sex offenses involving minor boys, because His Lordship got away with it for so long. Four separate police investigations have gathered sufficient evidence to convict, but Janner has been deemed “not fit” to stand trial. But he seems fit enough to remain a Peer of the Realm, even though his pedophilia appears to have been known since as early as 1991. Derbyshire police had credible evidence against Janner earlier, but were prevented from making an arrest “by more senior people”. 
And that's all of our leaders I can take for now.

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