Sometimes justice is quick, but most often she takes her own sweet time. And in the case of Cuba and the thugs that have raped and pillaged her for almost half a century, justice seems to be stuck in neutral.
But there are times that just when you think justice will never be served, out of nowhere, she shows up ready for business. Yesterday in Phnom Penh, former Khmer Rouge head of state, Khieu Samphan, was arrested for crimes against humanity. Even though Samphan was a close friend and confidant of Pol Pot, he claims he knew nothing of the atrocities committed by the Khemer Rouge until he saw a 2003 documentary about the 1.7 million people killed by the government in the 1970s. It took almost thirty years to catch this murderer, but slow as she might appear, justice is also relentless.
Justice will make its way to Cuba one day—hopefully soon. And at that moment, we will hear similar ridiculous claims of lack of knowledge. The thugs and criminals who today are enjoying their privileged life in Cuba by the sweat and blood of innocent Cubans, will claim tomorrow that they knew nothing of the tortures, beatings, incarcerations, and the murders committed by the regime.
Justice however, will not be fooled. And although when the time comes some may appear to get away with their crimes in this world, justice will be waiting for them in the next.