Another "Lord of War" character on Trial

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

Yuri Orlov (Nicolas Cage) and André Baptiste Jr. (Sammi Rotibi)

Charles “Chuckie” Taylor Jr, son of former Liberian leader Charles Taylor, on whom the character André Baptiste Jr. in the movie “Lord of War” is based is now on trial in the US on eight offenses, five or which are for torture.

He is depicted in the film testing his newly acquired arms, sold to him by Yuri Orlov (aka. Viktor Bout), on civilians at a nearby camp.

Andre Baptiste Jr.: Can you bring me the gun of Rambo?
Yuri Orlov: Part One, Two, or Three?
Andre Baptiste Jr.: I’ve only seen Part One.

His father, also depicted in the movie is on trial for war crimes at the Hague and Bout is facing an extradition hearing in Thailand.

If you have not seen Lord of Ware I highly recommend it. It is one of my favorite movies.
BBC reports.

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  • Jdun Jdun on Sep 30, 2008

    African small arms problem is over blown. Sure Rebels have weapons but like we both agree the majority of killings was done by edge weapons. Heavy weapons like Hind are bought for the most part legally and from illegal arms dealers.

    The Hinds in Sudan was bought legally by Sudan government before the sanctions. Just like Kenya bought a whole bunch of T-90 tanks (that was hi-jacked by pirates few days ago). It is extremely hard for any arm dealers that is not in the system to get their hand on those heavy weapons.

  • Jdun Jdun on Sep 30, 2008

    and not from illegal arms dealer. (first paragraph last sentence)