Often times when involved in conversation about Rwanda’s current social and political affair, many people defend the current administration by excusing its past crimes as accidental to necessary social and political development of the country in various forms of “It had to be done. It just had to! And seeing how well off the people are now and how much off they would have been (especially the minorities), it’s excusable.”
The people whose lives were lost are characterized as simply collateral, rendering the current government’s past actions immune to law and punishment. In these people’s eyes, the current Rwandan government is filled with heroes who should be celebrated, instead of punished for crimes which unfortunately still continue today.
So let’s consider the killings of 4 million civilians as collateral, who does the current government have to kill in order for their crimes to “count” and be punishable by law. Hmm let’s see…since attacking a peaceful country, for no good reason, other than to take over power and kill its citizens on the way are not good enough reasons…How about the killing of a president? Would that count for something? Maybe not…how about TWO presidents? How about then? Would they still be the anointed saviors that they are today?
Here is an excerpt from a recent article by Andrew G. Marshall entitled, “Western Involvement in the Rwandan Genocide” where we can perhaps draw some conclusions as to why these guys aren’t going to be held to the same standards as anyone else.
The years [when Rwanda was attacked by the RPF from Uganda wearing Ugandan Military Uniforms] and the genocide itself took place during a time when Madeline Albright was‘s Ambassador to the and was the head of the UN’s peacekeeping operations. Investigative journalist Wayne Madsen alleged in his book, Jaded Tasks: Brass Plates, Black Ops, & Big Oil, that Albright and Annan ignored evidence that the US backed Tutsi-led Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) was responsible for the April 6, 1994 terrorist missile attack on the aircraft carrying the Hutu president of .
Madsen explains that the initial RPF invasion offrom in 1990, “had the military backing of the first Bush administration [1989-1993], including Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney,” and that the aim of the RPF was to overthrow Rwanda’s Hutu president. Madsen exposed how the RPF deputy leader, was trained at US Army installations in the United States and when, during the 1990 invasion of , the RPF’s leader was killed, “Kagame became the head of the guerrilla army, and his ties with the , CIA, and State Department became closer.” Classified UN documents revealed that Annan and Albright were aware of this information.
It came out in a French National Assembly inquiry that, “the U.S. even supplied the RPF with the Soviet-made surface-to-air missiles that were used to shoot down the Rwandan presidential aircraft,” and that a UN investigation team got a hold of information that, “a company linked to the CIA leased the warehouse used to assemble the missile launchers.” However, the investigation was closed down once the relationship to the US was realized. (Emphasis mine)
BUT….BUT…BUT they SAVED Tutsis from the genocide!
Umm…yeah, THEY would like you to believe that to deflect from the fact that,
The Rwandan genocide occurred in 1994, but rose out of events in the late 80s and early 90s relating directly to Rwanda’s economy. This event was triggered by the assassination of Rwandan President Habyarimana in 1994, who was President during the1990 to 1993 [attack from the RPF with the aid of Uganda]. (emphasis mine)
But back to Rwanda’s well protected criminals. Allow me to use a very familiar analogy, that can be appropriately be applied to the relationship between the US, and Kagame and his administration. So the US/pimp protects its bitches/hoes until they become insolent. Look at Saddam and Mobutu. Kagame and his administration can be classified as one of America’s favorite African bitches right now. America will pimp it until it is no longer useful or at least until it becomes too messy to deal with. And whether it’s playing the role of America’s “hoe” right now, it is still not excused or absolved from it’s crimes.
People please, stop defending those criminals! A crime is a crime, and their crimes were crimes against humanity. They don’t get a pass just because they are another country’s hoe!