Skip to comments.Courrt Releases Crematorium Cannibals
Posted on 05/06/2002 11:18:54 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Two men accused of eating human body parts, washed down with a bottle of wine, were freed by a Cambodian provincial court Saturday because there was no law against cannibalism, a public prosecutor said.
The two men, both crematorium workers, were arrested last week for eating fingers and toes of a body they were cremating.
"I ordered the military police to release them late Friday because there is no law to charge them with," Nhou Thol, a public prosecutor, told Reuters by telephone.
Military police chief Rath Sreang said police in Banteay Meanchey province, 140 miles northwest of Phnom Penh, were alerted to the case by villagers, who said the men often ate human parts after relatives of deceased had left the crematorium.
"The villagers told us they were afraid that when there is nobody to be cremated, the two men will kill their children to eat," Rath Sreang said.
Eating human parts was common during the 1975-79 Khmer Rouge "killing fields" rule, when an estimated 1.7 million people died from torture, overwork, disease, execution and widespread famine.
I have have finally found the opportunity to say "THERE OUGHTA BE A LAW!!!"
Hey, John Lennon, Imagine That! (That's a communist utopia for 'ya.)
So that's the kind of thing that has the "true intellectual elites" in Europe and America agog.
Now, now we must not be critical. The perils of designer tribalism***The logic of aggression is at work in Third World solidarity, and this has made it a continuation of the Cold War by other means. Being non-European is enough to put one on the side of right. Being European or being supported by a European power is enough to make one suspect. The bloody messes in banana republics, and butchery of political opposition and the dictatorial lunacy by their petty chieftains are all brushed aside. Such trifles will not restrain the progress of these peoples toward socialism. What seems criminal in Cuba, Angola, and Guinea has the real purpose of washing away the far greater crime of colonialism.***
Lenin said, 'Communism equals Socialism plus electricity'.
Now we know he really meant, 'Communism equals Socialism plus barbecue sauce'.
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