Edge of Chaos is a political podcast starring Joe Ryan and Neurotoxin. Its aim is to have a free-flowing discussion of news and current events that also examines the empirical outcomes of public policy, avoiding biases based on ideology and policy intentions. Listener discretion is both advised and encouraged.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

A Reminder Of the Ugly Side Of Our Interventionist Foreign Policy

HA! Rot in prison Rios Montt, you child-murdering prick. While a successful genocide prosecution over something that happened in tiny Guatemala 30 years ago may not seem very significant to most Americans - this demonstrates that justice for proxy war crimes is possible and will hopefully motivate similar actions in other countries. We could all benefit from a mass-shaming of our own government for decades of funding and arming guys like Rios Montt under the "he's our jerk" mantra; maybe the public disgust will motivate the State Department and CIA to stop engaging in similar practices today in places like Syria, Afghanistan, and Yemen.


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