Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Pat Robertson+African gold = trouble




No that is not a picture of Morgan Freeman up there.As you may or may not know this but former Liberian dictator Charles Taylor is on trial in a Dutch court for 11 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity during the Sierra Leone conflict. Most people that know of Charles Taylor know that he is a friend to and business partner of controversial American televangelist and former Republican presidential candidate Pat Robertson who recently made headlines for saying that the reason Haiti had such a devastating earthquake was because they made a pact with the devil to help themselves during their struggle for independence. Seriously I didnt make any of that up and yes thats a jackass type of thing to say but back to my point. Charles Taylor is on trial for war crimes and during the trial lead prosecutor Brenda Hollis asked Mr Taylor if he may have skirted Liberian legislative laws to get Pat Robertson a contract for a gold mine. A contract which may have in fact been illegal and according to Charles Taylor..Pat Robertson was his man in Washington and Robertson lobbied heavily for him to former president George W Bush. if any of these allegations are true its bad for Pat Robertson and if all of these allegations are true he should be having a terrible time looking in the mirror being a man of God who defended a man on trial for torturing and killing political enemies for the hell of it just so he could get some free gold and money