12 March 2012
12 March 2012
Belarus-1 TV reported that Byelorussian President Aleksandr Lukashenko refused to pardon two men sentenced to death for the Minsk Metro bombing last April. A court found Dmitri Konovalov and Vladislav Kovalyov guilty of carrying out the bombing, which took place in Minsk on 11 April 2011, killing 15 people, and injuring more than 200 more. The court found that Konovalov built the explosive device, brought it to the Metro station, and detonated it, whilst Kovalyov knew about the plan and failed to report it to the proper authorities.
14 March 2012
This is the kind of crime that you can impose the death penalty for… an indiscriminate attack on the public at large. For instance, Mikhail Saakashvili deserves to hang for his ordering Grad multiple-rocket bombardments of civilian neighbourhoods in South Ossetia in ’08, and Condoleezza Rice and Richard Cheney deserve to swing with him for egging him on.
The death penalty is NOT for individual murders, as nasty and cruel as some of them are. Such crimes are NOT strikes at the public at large, nor are they terrorist actions. That is, both “extremes” are wrong… both the abolitionists and the Rick Perry “hang ‘em all” people are equally incorrect. The death penalty should be a rarely-used punishment for mass-victim crimes or for state leaders who order reckless attacks on civilians.
Here’s a Byelorussian reaction to the news:
Despite the hand wringing, tears, and accusations from the eunuchs that run the European Union, President Lukashenko refused to back down and pardon the two oppositionist scumbags who murdered 15 innocent people and sent 200 to hospital when they exploded their homemade bomb in the Oktyabrskaya Metro Station in Minsk. With the possibility of a pardon no longer on the table, Konovalov and Kovalyov will spend sleepless nights contemplating their imminent demise. As the cops press the revolvers to the back of their heads, the last thing they’ll hear is the click of the trigger cocking into single-action mode prior to the massive explosion that’ll send them into eternity and give closure to the families of the victims of this vermin. As he did when he was the only delegate of the Supreme Soviet of the BSSR to vote against the dissolution of the USSR, Aleksandr Lukashenko again demonstrated that he’s a man of conviction who won’t back down from his beliefs. Despite the storm of outrage that’s sure to come from the impotent lickspittles of the European Union, our President’s proven once again that he deserves to be the Head of State. Let’s thank God that Aleksandr Lukashenko is our President!
What more need one say?
Fathausen had best cool his jets… there’s the matter of his close and intimate (how intimate? Perspirin’ minds wanna know…) guru-disciple relationship with the deposed sodomite Gleb Podmoshensky (James Paffhausen KNEW of Podmoshensky’s VERY PUBLIC deposition, we all did). I think that JP’s breathing fire n’ brimstone about homosexuality (targeting Mark Stokoe and others) in order to divert attention from his own unrepented peccadilloes with Podmoshensky. It certainly fits the profile of a “closet queen“, doesn’t it?
A friend sent me this:
In regard to Pasonick, et al, I understand loyalty and I certainly grasp the idea that any man’s capable of repentance. However, how the Church leaders can’t see the impact on the souls of other members of the Body of Christ, when an offender is treated as though nothing happened, is beyond me. It’s as though “forgiveness” truly is taken to mean “forgetting”… a gross misinterpretation of what we’re called to do. Moreover, there seems to be some offenses that receive a much more vigorous response:
- raising questions ranks higher than sexual promiscuity
- asking for accountability is worse than driving while intoxicated
- questioning authority seems to be ranked higher than child abuse
Nothing more need be said. It truly makes atheism look attractive, doesn’t it? Reflect on this… Fathausen & Co don’t care if you or I keep the faith or go off into unbelief. Their beautiful theoretical construct dazzles them… real people don’t matter one way or the other. Now, that’s a “point to ponder”…
Wednesday 14 March 2012
The following three OCA clergy spoke in favour of Pasonick at his sentencing hearing:
Thus, the hyperclericalism of Fathausen’s policy is now clear. He’s not only going to forgive clergy their every sin and peccadillo; he’s going to forgive them their every secular crime, as well. On the other hand, he’s going to hold the laity to the most stringent and noxious akrivia, forgiving them nothing. Look at his actions in re Dickie Wood, Iggy Burdikoff, Benjamin Peterson, Dmitri Royster, Matthew Tate, Gregory Jensen, Ray Velencia, and, now, Michael Pasonick. It’s clear… he allows the clergy to run rampant with impunity, whilst he kicks the believers at every opportunity.
I think that Our Lord Christ would condemn such vipers and “whited sepulchres”… I think that I’m not alone in thinking such.
Wednesday 14 March 2012