[The United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or MONUSCO (previously known as United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo or MONUC.]
[2009 Jan] Ben Affleck, Rwanda, and Corporate Sustained Catastrophe by Keith Harmon Snow (Part 2)
Merchants of Death: Exposing Corporate-financed Holocaust in Africa.
White Collar War Crimes, Black African Fall Guys
by Keith Harmon Snow
sources everywhere confirm the widespread involvement of MONUC soldiers in
guns-for-minerals swaps and sexual violence; sources repeatedly accuse MONUC
troops of delivering weapons back to militias to justify MONUCís one billion
dollar a year occupation of Congo.
"MONUC was giving weapons to the militias," says yet one more Congolese official. "MONUC had their own ambitions. It was about gold. The peace that was achieved in Orientale around 2006 was not achieved by MONUC; the National Police Force from Kinshasa and the integrated FARDC brigades achieved it. MONUC was frustrating the peace."
In the new Congo war documentary by Dutch filmmaker Renzo Martens, ENJOY POVERTY, we see South African mining staff of AngloGold Ashanti confirming MONUCís pivotal role in securing the companyís access to gold in Orientale. The entire "humanitarian" enterprise must be properly situated in the political economy of profit-based charity, resource control and racial injustice.
MONUC doesnít need more guns, it needs fewer guns (but arms dealers keep shipping them in), and Congo doesnít need more foreign mercenary forces posing as "peacekeepers" but secretly serving narrow, undisclosed interventionist agendas on behalf of multinational corporations.