USA: General Kagame of
Rwanda has committed genocide, Newsweek magazine says
By AfroAmerica Network.
Maryland, USA July 17, 2003.
General Kagame of Rwanda has
committed genocide, Newsweek magazine says.
According to an article published by Tom
Masland in July 14, 2003 issue of Newsweek magazine, Tutsi-led Rwandan
Patriotic Front (RPF), led by General Kagame, has been conducting a
campaign against hutu which has already amounted to a counter-genocide, but
the world is unwilling or unable to stop it.
The article titled “Wars Without End
Man-made catastrophies in Congo, Liberia and other war zones also cry out for
action. A glimpse in the abyss” adds that the
Tutsi-led government morphed into one of Africa's most repressive regimes.
Assassination squads liquidated dissidents and even skinned the victims alive.
Nearly after a decade, 80,000 Rwandans swelter in overcrowded and filthy
jails. The RPF regime has systematically killed Hutus in Congo. The massacres
have reached more than 350,000 Hutu refugees.
"For years, Rwanda mercilessly pursued
Hutu refugees on the run in Congo. This campaign, still ongoing in some areas,
amounted to a counter-genocide, but the World was unwilling or unable to stop
it. During the overthrow of Mobutu in 1996, Rwandan troops systematically went
to Congolese villages killing all the Hutus they could find. They massacred as
many as 350,000 Hutu refugees, former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Herman
Cohen estimates, " the article says.
This was done, according to Newsweek Magazine,
with the diplomatic backing and covert aid from the United States and Britain.
When these two countries provided the support, the leaders of the countries of
Rwanda, Uganda, Ethiopia and Eritrea were seen as a new generation of more
democratic, honest African patriots who would rule on Africa as proxies of the
Now leaders from some of these countries,
especially General Kagame of Rwanda, have become an embarrassment for Great
Britain and the Unites States. General Kagame is about to be indicted by the
International Criminal Tribunal in the Hague, French courts and the
International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in Arusha.
“The embarrassed USA and Great
Britain are seeking a way out but are worried the removal of Kagame may
interfere with the peace process in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)
or lead to another genocide in Rwandan and Eastern DRC, "
a Western diplomat in Kinshasa told AfroAmerica Network.