‘Fiat Justitia Ruat Caelum’ is a very interesting Latin phrase attributed to Lucius Calpurnius Piso Caesoninus who was one of Ancient Rome’s statesmen and the father-in-law of Julius Caesar.
In English, the phrase translates to “let justice be done, though the heavens may fall”. The maxim signifies the belief that justice must be realized even if the powerful are brought low and the foundations of the state are shaken.
In Libya, however, things are a bit different. The motto of the Libyan government these days is “let justice be done, unless you get a good deal!”.
Question: How can a death-by-hanging sentence be reduced to a life-in-prison sentence and then to a not-even-a-one-day-in-prison sentence?
Answer: Money of course!
Question: So how much exactly does an Arab child’s life cost these days?
Answer: 1 million dollars exactly.
But 56 of the Libyan children have died already and more are expected to die in the next few years. So can a million dollars really make one forget the torment and suffering of losing one’s own child?
The keenness of the Bulgarian government and the whole European Union to cooperate suggests that the nurses and the doctor are in fact guilty as charged, but the promptness in exonerating them suggests otherwise, very contradicting if you ask me.
Yes, you may argue that it’s been done for the sake of those poor children, to improve their medical conditions, to enhance their families’ lifestyles and more significantly, enhancing Libya’s medical facilities and its relations with the EU … and I cannot disagree with that.
BUT … answer this please
The what-if scenario that suggests itself here is:
What if the roles were exchanged? What if it were an Arab bunch of medics who injected 460 American kids with the HIV virus?