Friday, December 08, 2006

Kagame happy with Kabila's election

Paul Kagame has surfaced in a BBC interview, after recently coming under fire from a French judge for his role in the assassination of President Habyarimana in 1994. His unconvincing performance in rebutting the allegations shows why so many believe he did it. To deflect all criticism, his trump card is the Rwandan genocide, and he uses it shamelessly to award himself a halo he doesn't deserve. There is no real opposition allowed in Rwanda, and no real elections. and the Tutsi elite (forming 10% of the population) maintains control over the Hutu majority. This elite were the vanguard in the recent rape of Congo, where over 4 million Congolese died so that Kagame's cronies (and Uganda) could gorge themselves with mineral wealth. President Kabila, who was trained by Rwanda, is thought to be half-Tutsi. Kagame tells the interviewer he is in constant contact with Kabila.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Kagame will now pay....One rule of the world is this one:
"No African leaders, or leaders of African descent has the right to attack the president of a Western nation, if one decide to do so even in an interview, he will pay the price politically..."

Kagame is stating facts which can easily be proven. The French were supporting Habyarimana...
But now, the French media and their Western counterpart have started the "Kagame is evil" campaign...

Since I am Congolese,I actually want Kagame to answer all the crimes he perpetrated in my homeland...

As an African, I remember that this is how the West works. Before getting rid of you, their media will remind you of all the crimes you participate in with their help...

They did the same to Mobutu...

"The Congoman"

TheMalau said...

Welcome back to The Salon, Xed!!! I started to wonder where you went :)

I cannot handle Kagame right now. The French have things to answer for, for sure, but so does he.

Anonymous said...

What do you make of Kagame not being invited to Kabila's inaguration? Is it mere window dressing on Kabila's and Kagame's part to "prove" the separation/distance between Kabila and Kagame? Or is the divide between the two, actually deeper than Kagame lets on in that BBC interview?

Brad

Anonymous said...

If Kagame is so tight with Kabila, then why did Rwanda feel the need to invade and occupy the eastern DRC? To say nothing of clashing with Ugandan troops there. Withf riends like this...

Sj said...

I'm actually in Kin right now.. no update in awhile on this page so I am sorta commenting out of the subject area but I hope it will be fine. Been fun being here and travelling around.. been odd seeing how tense the UN can be at times. (they got in a traffic accident and were a little testy with their guns pointed everywhere...) Anyway just a hello from a visitor and hope to read more one day!

Anonymous said...

I am happy I found your Blog, like you I find the events in RDC tragic, sad and infuriating.
One thing i did notice you wrote drew my attention: you lamented the fact the tribalism is still rampant in RDC today then you mentionned that Kabila Jr. mom is Tutsi- I find that a little Hypocritical and ironic. As if being of Tutsi decent in Congo makes you less Congolese than being a Mangbetu or a Babwa, my mother;s tribe btw. The rest of my family is from the East, Goma to be precise, we have suffered more than any due to Rwandan-Ugandan invasion of our territory. Some of us are of Tutsi descent but that does not make us complicit with the FPR or the Rwandese governemnt. We loathe the actions taken by Kagame in looting our country and more specifically our region but we also loathe the fact that our own Government had been unable to protect us from Rwanda, a country 80x smaller than our own!!)and the Ex Force Armee Rwandaise who run wild in Kivu-Masisi, raping, looting and imposing taxes on our citizens. Quite the contrasry, Kabila's government has integrated these ex-genocidaires into our national army, two prominent generals from the FAR (Mugabo being one of them)are now leading divisions in the National Army. The reality and the violence here in the
Eastern province as to be seen to be comprehended. The ex FAR control regions around Walikale like its their own country, continuing their genocidal ways but not just against Tutsis, they are are killing and raping Bashis, Banandes and many other people local to our region. It is easy to point to the Tutsi 's and claim they are the problem, but the real problem is our government in Kinshasa's inability to stamp out the foreign invaders and terrorist that run rampant in the East. Without this there will be no peace.

TheMalau said...

This blog-post was written by Xed, one of our contributors. However, I believe he was quite careful in saying "thought to be half-Tutsi", which means that he is conveying an opinion from people, not necessarily a fact.

I do not believe in blaming an entire group for the actions of part of them. I actually have Tutsi people in my own immediate family, and they are not bad people. Generalizations are dangerous. THat said, to claim that things are not done in the name of their supposed protection by some people - i.e.:Kagame, Nkunda - , against the people of the DRC, would simply be willful blindness.

I do not think Kabila is half-Tutsi, nor do I care. I care about results. And I am not very happy right now.

Anonymous said...

i am not happy either! In response to your post: Kabila's mother is indeed of Tutsi descent, in fact we knew Kabila Jr. when he was a simple soldier in Goma. Nkunda and Kagame are indeed working for the protection of certain ethnic a certain ethnic group, something the Governemnt in the Congo is incapable of and unwilling to do. What I do not understand is why we never focus our discussions on a pertinant issue that is the root of a lot of these problems and one that constitutes an invasion by a foreign army on our territory: the presence of the ex Rwandese Army on our territory and the fact that they are allowed to run roughshod through the land and rape, pillage, and impose taxes on our people while the Kabila governemnt in Kin passively sits by, unable to protect the people fromt these foreign invaders. It seems we like to chosse who qualifies as a foreign invader. Why is it that we integrate these terrorist/invaders in our national army, what is our rational for accepting these invaders. Please understand that until we remove the cancer that is the ex/FAR/Interhamwe from our lands there will be no peace: Nkunda will keep fighting, Kagame will have an excuse to keep supporting Nkunda and rebel groups, and more importantly the people that live in the zones terrorized by the ex FAR will keep being raped, pillaged and terrorized by these invaders/terrorist.

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