Rwanda war & genocide
Genocide  Africa

“The genocide in Rwanda was 100 percent the responsibility of the Americans!”---Boutros Boutros-Ghali

[Rwanda was a US (and UK) proxy war (CIA Wars) to control the vast resources of the Congo, using Ugandan forces which invaded under President Yoweri Museveni on October 1, 1990, committing large-scale killing and ethnic cleansing of Hutus by the RPF, a wing of the Ugandan army.  The RPF’s leader, Paul Kagame, served as director of Ugandan military intelligence in the 1980s.  Museveni and the RPF were serving U.S. interests, and the government of President Habyarimana was targeted for elimination.  The 1994 genocide was mainly the work of Paul Kagame, with the assistance of Bill Clinton, the British and Belgians, the UN, and the mainstream media.  The best overview articles are: [2010] THE TRUTH ABOUT RWANDA by Christopher Black  and [2009] Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo in the Propaganda System by Edward S. Herman and David Peterson.]

Quotes

Genocide & war architects
United Nations (UN)
  Romeo Dallaire
  Kofi Annan
RPF/A
Louise Arbour
Paul Kagame
  Backers and friends of Paul Kagame
Laurent Nkunda
Kayumba Nyamwasa
Susan Rice
Hillary Clinton
Bill Clinton
Cheney
Yoweri Museveni
Herman Cohen

Mitchell, Andrew

Pierre-Richard Prosper
Roger Winter
Pentagon
Tony Blair

Boutros Boutros-Ghali

Victoire Ingabire Umohoza

Journalists, writers,
Charles Onana
Christopher Black
Peter Erlinder
Keith Harmon Snow
Wayne Madsen
Robin Philpot
Edward S. Herman
Juan Carrero
Paul Rusesabagina

Vianney Ndagijimana

Investigations
Gersony Report to the UNHCR
Hourigan Report
Christian Davenport and Allan Stam
Jean-Louis Bruguiere report

Trials
Military I
Military II

Propaganda
Philip Gourevitch
Alison Des Forges
Linda Melvern
Samantha Power
Paul Farmer
Christiane Amanpour
Jason Stearns

Human Rights Watch (HRW)
[DVD] Rwanda Rising
Hotel Rwanda

United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR)
ICTR
UN

Assassinations [Murder Inc]
Plane crash
Juvenal Habyarimana (Rwanda President)
Cyprien Ntaryamira (Burundi President)
Melchior Ndadaye (Burundi President)
Agathe Uwilingiyimana  (Rwanda Prime Minister)

Genocides
Kibeho camp

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See: Labelling people  Congo  Gold 

Books
The Secrets of the Rwandan Genocide, Investigations on the Mysteries of a President by Charles Onana
Rwanda 1994: Colonialism dies hard by Robin Philpot  

Articles
[2016 April] Rwanda Genocide - The Israeli Connection   the Israeli Supreme Court decided to uphold the denial of a Freedom of Information request to make public documents about Israeli ‘defense' exports to Rwanda at the time of the 1994 genocide in that country…. The message is unmistakable. The Jewish State, that made the Holocaust into its state religion, is actively concealing its involvement in the genocide of another people. This is the true meaning of the Holocaust Religion — it is concerned with the primacy of the suffering of one people alone and these people aren’t Tutsi.

[2011 July] Monster behind genocide and rape squads  Rwandan army commander Papy Kamanzi.... ‘We took them instead into the forest and killed them with a small hatchet.’ Kamanzi despatched scores with a blow to the back of the skull. As the bloodbath went on, his soldiers’ methods became cruder. ‘We could kill more than 100 a day,’ he said. ‘We used ropes – it was the fastest way and we didn’t spill blood. Two of us would place a guy on the ground, wrap a rope around his neck once, then pull hard.....This is a man who launched a war with neighbouring Congo in 1996 which led to more than five million deaths and tore Congo apart – and has used British taxpayers’ money to silence his critics.  Papy Kamanzi’s death squad was operating in the Congolese jungle, where it was guilty of acts of genocide. A United Nations investigation found Kagame’s army and its allies killed tens of thousands of innocent refugees.

[2011 July] Why is our aid minister cosying up to a Rwandan dictator?

[2010] THE TRUTH ABOUT RWANDA by Christopher Black  Antoine Nyetera, a Tutsi prince, who was in Kigali during that period, testified for the defense in the Military II trial and stated that not only were there no massacres committed against Tutsis by the Rwandan Army, but that it was the RPF that began the massacres against Hutus after taking Kigali. He also testified that despite the claim by the RPF of being a Tutsi liberation group, when he saw their long columns enter the capital, he recognized that most of them were Sudanese, Eritrean, Ethiopian, Tanzanian, and that others were speaking Swahili or Sudanese languages: In other words, they were mercenaries.
    Several RPF officers have testified at the ICTR and stated that they fled the Kagame regime because they had been promised that they were fighting for the liberation of the Tutsis. However, when they wanted to take to the streets of Kigali to stop reprisals against Tutsis by Hutu civilians, the junior officers were forbidden to do so, putting the lie to Kagame’s claim that he attacked to save Tutsis. These officers testified that Kagame wanted (Tutsi) deaths to justify his war. The RPF could have controlled large parts of Kigali as they had at least 15,000 men in or near the capital opposed to 5,000 Rwandan Army forces. Instead he used his men to ethnically cleanse the rest of the country of its majority Hutu population.

[2010] The Rwandan Patriotic Front's Bloody Record and the History of UN Cover-Ups by Christopher Black

[2010] U.S./U.N. cover-up of Kagame’s genocide in Rwanda and Congo by Juan Carrero

[2010] Rwanda Crisis Could Expose U.S. Role in Congo Genocide by Glen Ford  Millions died while Washington’s allies occupied and looted the eastern regions of the Democratic Republic of Congo....Kagame’s men made no distinction between Rwandan Hutu refugees and Congolese Hutus; they killed them all...Carnage on such a scale could not have occurred were it not for the connivance of the United States, which has nurtured Kagame at every juncture.

[2009] Rwanda: Paul Kagame is implicated in war crimes and crimes against humanity By Alphonse F. Furuma

[2009] The Dallaire Genocide Fax by Christopher Black  As UN documents show, Dallaire was aware, at least from December 1993, and probably before, that the RPF, with the support of the Ugandan Army, was daily violating the Accords by sending into Rwanda men, materiel, and light and heavy weapons in preparation for a final offensive. Dallaire kept this information from his boss Booh-Booh and the Secretary General, Boutros-Ghali. The RPF was assisted in these violations of the Accords by the Belgian contingent of UNAMIR and the Canadian officers involved who turned a blind eye to the RPF and Ugandan Army smuggling into Rwanda men and materiel and even assisted them in doing so all the while protesting that the Hutu regime was hiding weapons, a charge which has never been proved.
......All these circumstances can lead to one conclusion only; that the fax is a fabrication after the fact and that a fraud is being committed on the people of Rwanda and the world and the judges of the Rwanda war crimes tribunal. This fabricated fax is being used to try to condemn the accused on trial before the ICTR and to support the now discredited idea that a genocide was planned by the former Rwandan government against the Tutsi population of that tragic country. However it is becoming increasingly clear that General Dallaire worked with the RPF throughout the period of his mandate in Rwanda in violation of the UN mandate. Booh-Booh states that he provided military intelligence to the RPF as well as covering up their preparation for their final offensive and through his false testimony at the Rwanda War Crimes Tribunal and his book continues to act on behalf of powerful interests in his own government and that of the United States and Britain.
    The fabrication of the “genocide” fax is one more nail in the coffin of the Rwanda war crimes tribunal, ready to be buried under the weight of accusations of selective prosecution, political bias, unfair procedures, trial by hearsay, perjured testimony and the cover-up of the murder of two African heads of state and all in the name of a new colonialism masquerading as “international justice”.

[2009] Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo in the Propaganda System by Edward S. Herman and David Peterson The established narrative’s 800,000 or more largely Tutsi deaths resulting from a “preprogrammed genocide” committed by “Hutu Power” appears to have no basis in any facts, beyond the early claims by Kagame’s RPF and its politically motivated Western sponsors and propagandists....Washington gains a strong military presence in Central Africa, a diminution of its European rivals’ influence, proxy armies to serve its interests, and access to the raw material-rich Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC, known as Zaire into 1997); while the RPF renews Tutsi-minority control of Rwanda, and gains a free hand to kill any perceived internal rivals, along with a client state’s usual immunities, money, weapons, foreign investment, and a great deal of international prestige......Very big lies about Rwanda are now institutionalized and are part of the common (mis)understanding in the West. In reality, Rwanda’s Paul Kagame is one of the great mass murderers of our time, far surpassing Uganda’s former dictator Idi Amin. Yet, thanks to the remarkable myth structure that surrounds him, he enjoys immense popularity with his chief patron in Washington, his image of big-time killer transmuted into that of an honored savior, deserving strong Western support......what Kagame overthrew was a multiethnic, power-sharing, coalition government; what Kagame imposed was a Tutsi-dominated dictatorship; and what Kagame turned Rwanda and the whole of Central Africa into was a rolling genocide that is ongoing. But it is true that he is a shining “star” in the Western firmament and its propaganda system.
.......What the United States and its Western allies (Britain, Canada, and Belgium) really did was to sponsor the U.S.-trained Kagame; support his invasion of Rwanda from Uganda and the massive ethnic cleansing prior to April 1994; weaken the Rwandan state by forcing an economic recession and the RPF’s penetration of the government and throughout the country; and then press for the complete removal of UN troops. They did this because they didn’t want UN troops to stand in the way of Kagame’s conquest of the country, even though Rwanda’s Hutu authorities were urging the dispatch of more UN troops.
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it also cleared the ground for Kagame and Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni—Kagame’s ally and the two staunchest U.S. clients in the region—to invade and occupy the DRC and beyond periodically, without opposition from the “international community.”
    The Pentagon has very actively supported these invasions of the DRC, even more heavily than it supported the RPF’s drive to take Kigali. This support led to the killing of many thousands of Hutu refugees in a series of mass slaughters (ca. 1994-1997), and also provided cover for a greater series of Kagame-Museveni assaults on the DRC that have destabilized life in this large country of perhaps sixty million people, with millions perishing in the process.

[2011] Prof. Peter Erlinder Speaks on Rwanda Genocide  Erlinder explained that the ICTR has become a victor’s tribunal serving U.S. geo-political interests and that it therefore impedes reconciliation between African peoples of the region, and how this may affect the long-term interests of the American people.....  In May 2010, he was imprisoned in Rwanda while defending Rwandan presidential candidate, Victoire Ingabire, and charged with “genocide denial” for having won the acquittal of his ICTR client on “genocide conspiracy” charges.

[2009] Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo in the Propaganda System by Edward S. Herman and David Peterson

[2008] The Great Rwanda "Genocide Coverup" by Prof. Peter Erlinder But, recently issued French and Spanish international "war-crimes" warrants and new evidence at the UN Rwanda Tribunal have exposed Kagame as the war-criminal who actually touched-off the 1994 "Rwanda Genocide" by assassinating the previous President and who is benefiting from a decades-long U.S.-sponsored "cover-up" of Pentagon complicity in massacres committed by Kagame's regime, which even Britain's Economist has called "the most repressive in Africa."

[2009 Interview: Keith Harman Snow] US Role In Rwandan Genocide

[2009] THE RWANDA GENOCIDE FABRICATIONS Human Right Watch, Alison Des Forges & Disinformation on Central Africa by Keith Harmon Snow   From 1990 to 1994, the Rwandan Patriotic Army (RPA), comprised most heavily of Ugandan soldiers led by Ugandan citizens like Paul Kagame, committed atrocity after atrocity as they forced their way to power in Kigali, always falsely accusing their enemies—the power-sharing government of then President Juvenal Habyarimana—of genocide.
......According to the International Forum for Truth and Justice in the Great Lakes Region of Africa, whose discoveries resulted in the high courts of Spain issuing international indictments against 40 top RPF/A officials: “Between 1990 and 1994, the RPA waged a systematic, pre-planned, secretive but highly organized terrorist war aimed at eliminating the largest number of Rwandan people possible—bodies were hacked to pieces and incinerated en masse. From 1994, once the RPA violently seized power, a terror regime was created, and developed, and a criminal structure parallel to the state was set up to pursue pre-determined kidnappings; torturing and raping of women and young girls; terrorist attacks (both directly and by simulating that the same had been perpetrated by the enemy); illegal detention of thousands of civilians; selective murdering; systematic elimination of corpses either by mass incineration or by throwing them into lakes and rivers; indiscriminate attacks against civilians based on pre-determined ethnic categories for the elimination of the predominant ethnic group; and also to carry out acts of war in Rwanda and Congo.”
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In contradistinction to the establishment narrative accusing the ‘Hutu leadership’ of an ‘organized’ and ‘planned’ genocide were the countless acts of genocide committed through a spontaneous uprising of the Hutu masses—people who had been brutalized, disenfranchised, uprooted and forced from homes; people who had witnessed massacres and rapes of family members; people who were themselves the victims of brutal atrocities. These were more than a million internally displaced Rwandan Hutus, people who had been terrorized by the Rwandan Patriotic Army from October 1990 to April 1994, as it butchered its way into Rwanda; and possibly a million Burundian refugees, Hutus who suffered massive reprisals in Burundi after the first civilian President, Melchior Ndadaye, a democratically elected Hutu, was assassinated by the Tutsi military in October 1993. There is evidence that the RPA/F pursued “pseudo-operations”—death squads committing atrocities disguised as government soldiers—and evidence that at least some of the infamous Interahamwe militias pursued their campaigns of terror in the pay of the Rwandan Patriotic Front/Army.

[2008] Rwanda: No Conspiracy, No Genocide Planning ... No Genocide? [US/UN Cover-up] by Peter Erlinder, Jurist

[2008 April] The US Sponsored "Rwanda Genocide" and its Aftermath. Psychological Warfare, Embedded Reporters and the Hunting of Refugees by Keith Harmon Snow 

[2007] The Gersony Report: It's Findings and more.   In his findings, Mr. Gersony states he believes that the RPA committed genocide against Hutu in Kibungo, Butare, and parts of Kigali and between early April to mid-September 1994, the RPF killed between 25,000-45,000 Rwandans, both Hutu and Tutsi.....The report was so damaging to the UNHCR, RPF and UNAMIR that UN officials covered it up in October 1994, despite the fact UNHCR officials on the ground (on the order of UNHCR head Ms. Sagato Ogata) stopped encouraging Rwandan Hutu refugees to return to Rwanda because of the killings, as reported in the New York Times at the end of September. Mr. Gersony was instructed never to talk about it publicly.......The report was also potentially damaging to the United States, a strong supporter of the new Rwandan government. As described by Mr. Prunier in his book, then Undersecretary of State for Global Affairs Timothy Wirth was given orders by the State Department to discredit the report. Mr. Wirth travelled to Kigali and several places in New York, spreading disinformation by attacking Gersony's methodology and claiming it was a "Hutu conspiracy." He also delivered carefully crafted propagandic press statements.
......"By not publishing the Gersony report and other information about RPF´s massacres, a blank cheque was issued to continue the murders," said academic Rwandan expert Dr. Filip Reyntjens of the University of Antwerp to Denmark newspaper "Information" writer Gunnar Willum. Dr. Reyntjens went on to say in the article of 28 June 1999, "Publication of the report would have prevented the RPF to commit the massacre of over 200,000 Hutu refugees in Zaire," says Reyntjens. "The RPF has used the genocide to legitimate massacres on this civilian population.

[2007] HOTEL RWANDA Hollywood and the Holocaust in Central Africa by Keith Harmon Snow  Hotel Rwanda is merely the latest production in a protracted campaign of psychological warfare. It is a dangerous work of agitation propaganda because it wets the wide and naive eyes and touches the open and caring hearts of Western viewers. It is deceptive and when viewers depart the cinema with popcorn and chocolate stuck between their teeth they leave thinking they know something about what happened in Rwanda. We as viewers enjoy the idea that we are being educated, when instead we are being indoctrinated, and the insidious effects of the indoctrination are unappreciated. Hotel Rwanda exemplifies the careless, simplistic reductionism that is universally manifest in the West’s representations of Africa.

[2006] Who Killed Agathe? The Death of a Prime Minister by Christopher Black

[2004] Mass Rape & Genocide in Rwanda, 1994 by Keith Harmon Snow

[2003] The US was behind the Rwandan Genocide: Installing a US Protectorate in Central Africa by Michel Chossudovsky

[2001] Prepared Testimony and Statement of Wayne Madsen, Author: “Genocide and Covert Operations in Africa 1993-1999”

[EW Sundries/Africa - June 4, 2006] Don Croft

American Mind Control in Baghdad Spooks use technology "proved" on one-million dead Africans