Niagara Gazette


September 15, 2013

GUEST VIEW: Justice meted out to dictators -- eventually


Niagara Gazette — Remember Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini, who branded the U.S. “the Great Satan?” Disciples worship~d him while millions cowered under his wrath. He is long dead and rarely mentioned, like so many other despots. Remember the Cuba missile crisis and Russia’s Khruschev shouting, “We will bury you!” He was buried in disgrace. The genocides of Idi Ami and Pol Pot are history.

Saddam Hussein was hanged after his sons and many followers were killed. Muammar Gaddafi was beaten and shot dead. Terrorist Osama bin Laden was executed by U.S. Navy SEALS.

My point is that tyrants and terrorists must also die and, like all of us, face judgment.

Why does a loving God allow such evil people to be born and go on conquering and slaughtering? That is a mystery known only to God who, according to the Bible, “wants all to be saved.”

We see events in the light of a few years in time with our limited intellects.

God the Creator sees the past, present and future at a glance. St. Augustine of Africa wrote that “God is good enough and powerful enough to draw good even out of evil.”

Those with faith believe that Goda is indeed all-powerful, loving, patient and merciful, but also just. And that all will be compensated here or hereafter. Peace be with you.

Gene Olson is a Niagara Falls resident

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Featured Ads
House Ads
AP Video
Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow
House Ads
Night & Day
Twitter News
Follow us on twitter
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Front page