Tuesday, 3 March 2009

The butcher of Bissau is no more

João Bernardo "Nino" Vieira, President of Guinea-Bissau has been shot, and hacked to death in Bissau.

A violent man, in a violent land, he had it coming for a long time.

Further to the many crimes against the people of his own country, he was responsible jointly with Luis Cabral for the mass execution of the African soldiers of the Portuguese Army that decided to remain in Guinea-Bissau following its independence from Portugal.

These thousands of victims were never vindicated by justice anywhere. Nino Vieira lived in Portugal for several years like an exiled king, spending the proceeds of his corrupt regime and supported by dodgy characters like Valentim Loureiro. Portuguese justice never attempted to go after him. Nino Vieira had too many friends in the two main parties, PS and PSD.

Nino Vieira, the butcher of Bissau

African soldiers of the Portuguese Army and General Spinola