Exorcists agree that the victory of the demon is to make the world believe that it does not exist. Translated into politics, it is equivalent to ignoring that there are leaders who massacre their peoples, sponsor gruesome slaughters and torture in dojo while the international community ignores them.
Criminals like Stalin or Mao died without being held accountable for the horrific purges they carried out. Others, like Hitler, opted for cowardly suicide and many disappeared into accomplice havens. With the creation of the International Court, some satraps have ended up in prison, but those who usually receive it are African autocrats and mercenaries. Crowned heads like Saudi Prince Bin Salman and the neighboring Arab dictatorships whiten the record by buying glittering teams and events at so much petrodollar per kilo. The viscosity of the clot must understand the view of the rest of the world that shamefully makes them invisible.
Others are rougher. The Syrian dictator Baixar al-Assad, lacking natural resources to bend wills, chose to destroy his country. After twelve years of civil war, Syria is a wasteland. Half of the 22 million Syrians have moved or sought refuge in neighboring countries, 300,000 have been killed under barrel bombs that the army drops on the civilian population, 1.5 million have been detained and tortured, the economy it is run by the presidential mafia, the same one that leads the manufacture and trafficking of captagon, a powerful designer drug that is increasingly present in Europe.
With this service sheet, one could think that Baixar al-Assad is a world pariah, a pest condemned to global ostracism. Absolutely not. After a decade of killings, he is rewarded by being reinstated in international institutions. Algeria, Egypt, Tunisia or the United Arab Emirates first and the other members of the Arab League later assumed that, between the brutality of the military and the excuse to eliminate the Islamic State, it is better to embrace the executioner. Of course, with tweezers, because the stench of innocent corpses has not yet faded.