Archive for August, 2010

The hutu genocide soon recognized?

August 29, 2010

This week the western media exploded with a reportedly leaked report on atrocities commited by Rwandan troops against hutu refugees during the 1996-97 invasion of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. They say because of the way the RPA (formerly RPF) systematically targeted rwandan AND congolese Hutus for extermination, those massacres might qualify as genocide.

Well, this is a good start, if a late, very late one, but when are we going to read about the RPF’s extermination campaigns against hutu populations in Rwanda FROM 1990?

I mean what does a mass murderer have to do these days for their acts to be recognized as genocide? Target a specific group for extermination? the RPF did that. Has been doing that for 20 years now. But for some reason, the UN, EU, US have been looking the other way. Aid has been pouring in from the West to fund the RPF regime’s military campaigns in the Congo and counterinsurgency-read mass murder- campaigns against Rwandan citizens. Now, 10 million dead Congolese and God knows how many million dead Rwandans later, the UN wakes up and goes “mmmh…could this be a genocide?”