"We will not cooperate with the ICC. We will provide no assistance to the ICC. We will certainly not join the ICC. We will let the ICC die on its own," the words of the White House's National Security Advisor John Bolton must have rang in some peoples ears like a big brass bell that is far too close and causes partial deafness.
He ranted on about anybody who tries to bring war crimes charges against the US or Israel or any other allies. John raved on sounding more and more guilty of international war crimes with word that uttered from his white tea-straining moustache. "We will ban its judges" he raved on sounding more and more desperate with each word. "We will sanction their funds in the US financial system." John was now bordering on psychotic as he rambled his unveiled threat against the Hague institution. He even sounded desperate threatening any company that assisted in an investigation of this ilk would befall the same fate. Wow, nobody has appeared so unequivocally guilty as Johnny boy did in his speech to the Federalist Society. Scary stuff I tell you.
Much the same sentiments that we have here is SA but we just don't say it in so few words.
Keeping on the subject of war, us humans we love war, and Russia joined arms with China in some of the biggest military drills ever seen. Three hundred thousand troops and thousands of tanks, armoured cars, trucks and weaponised machinery embarked on a mind-boggling war exercise that traversed land, sea and air. Scary stuff.
Even more scary than that, for us here at home at least, are the revelations that came out of our Police Minister Bheki Cele's mouth in parliament recently. 20336 murders reported in one year. That statistic makes this country a war zone, officially but alas not officially. I Respect Bheki Cele, he has some sort of grip on reality and should never have been removed from his position, but hey, we all know why that happened. 57 South Africans killed every day. That is radical, and so the crazy statistic of the brain drain that is accelerating at an alarming rate, lol, did your read that, alarming rate, why is that so funny to my twisted little mind Anyway, it is an alarming rate as we are about to break our own emigration records with the 22% increase in people trying to flee this Rainbow Nation.
Meetings of the ANC that are not really meetings of the ANC even though heads of the ANC are at the meetings are not doing anything to stop or slow down the brain drain and we are not coping with the great big hole left in the country when these people leave. We cant hire foreigners fast enough to replace these professionals. Anyway, soon we wont need them. Trying to oust Cyril must be one of the most hair-brained schemes I ever heard of.
And then it was out with the overused race card again when trying to explain why somebody involved in the fifty four billion Rand Transnet deal, stroke, state capture cover up, was fired, calling Pravin Gordhan a racist, as if that would make a difference.