Friday, August 7, 2015

Despot Hunter

Who will be the next dictator in the dock? Two names immediately come to  mind: “Yahia Jammeh,” a military man who has been in power in Gambia since 1994, and “of course Robert Mugabe,” in Zimbabwe, the oldest African dictator

Meet the cat that tracks down supreme leaders!

Tacked to the world map that covers one of the walls of his office, on the 34th floor of the Empire State Building, in New York, are pictures of his prey: Augusto Pinochet (Chile); Jean-Claude Duvalier (Haiti), Alfredo Stroessner (Paraguay), Pol Pot (Cambodia), Suharto (Indonesia), Saddam Hussein (Iraq), Omar al-Bashir (Sudan) — a who's who of warlords, generals, tyrants, rais, dear leaders, number one comrades that, beyond their ideological differences, have all oppressed and massacred their fellow countrymen.