Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Evil Can Lurk Anywhere
I don't believe the police have it wrong, or that Russel Williams was framed. He reportedly fully confessed and led police to one of the bodies. There is also supposed to be a sickening trove of photographs of his crimes.
Three days ago I heard about all of this and for three days I've been struggling to understand the nature of evil and why it should always come creeping back into the world where its least expected. That is what they have been calling him before they knew who he was: The Creeper.
Col. Williams is very likely a depraved predatory serial killer and rapist. He was definitely a decorated high ranking officer, Wing Commander, and Commanding Officer of CFB Trenton. There are photographs of him with the Minister of Defense and the Chief of Defense. I even heard he flew the Prime Minister around on occasion. If Canada had nukes, this psychopath would have had the keys.
What does it take to trick everyone for so many years? He's even got a wife; poor woman. Believe me DND has the highest standards in choosing officers. They are subjected to countless tests, known and unknown to them. They are constantly evaluated. This man fooled them all. Nobody is a murderer until they are. Part of DND's impossible task is to filter out those that might be undesirable. They failed there and they failed to realize the cold blooded predator in their midst afterward.
Unfortunately this does stain the military and it stains all Canadians. The lefts accusations of war crimes, be they ever so insignificant and false, are now at least plausible. If you had told me this story last week I would have thought you got it out of a bad slasher movie. I might even have been offended. Not so anymore. No one can be trusted and no one is safe from evil.
One of the murdered persons was a non-commissioned member. I'm no legal expert, but does this qualify Col. Williams for a court martial? I certainly hope so. The military court no longer has the death penalty. Paul Bernardo deserves death and Russel Williams will deserve it too if guilty.
I never supported capital punishment before. In an intellectual way I thought it noble to save 1000 axe murderers to save one innocent life. I still believe that, but in cases where there is photographic evidence and a confession, its safe to exterminate such filth.
Give Col. Williams a court martial. We can't execute him for now but at the very least, let the Colonel serve out his sentence at the military prison in Edmonton. This is how you deal with evil.