UK: Contributing to Genocide in Rwanda

31 December, 2016 — Mark Curtis

By Mark Curtis

An edited extract from Web of Deceit: Britain’s Real Role in the World

In the hundreds of media articles on the 1994 Rwanda genocide, there is barely a mention of Britain being a permanent member of the UN security council and in any way responsible for what happened. I recounted Britain’s role in my previous book, The Great Deception, so I will not repeat everything here. Since then, however, another book, by Linda Melvern, an investigative journalist, confirms the quite terrible British, and US, role.

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Stealing Mineral Wealth for Corporate Interests: U.S. Bankrolled Mass Murder of Millions in Central Africa

3 December 2020 — Internationalist 360°

Jeremy Kuzmarov

William J. Perry, the U.S. Defense Secretary from 1994 to 1997, speaks with Rwandan dictator Paul Kagame. Perry helped secure the delivery of weapons to Kagame that were used to attack Congo and exterminate Hutu refugees in eastern Congo. [Source: therwandan.com]

A new book reveals how U.S. Presidents of both parties unleashed the CIA in the Congo to do the dirty work of greedy corporations, causing misery, mutilations and massacres of such magnitude they dwarfed even the wildest accounts depicted in Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness.

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Congo in the Abyss By Ann Garrison

17 October 2018 — Black Agenda Report

The aggression of Western governments has inflicted multiple holocausts on the Congolese people, Congolese historian Bénédicte Kumbi Ndjoko tells Ann Garrison.

This week I spoke to Swiss Congolese historian and activist Bénédicte Kumbi Ndjoko about recent developments in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, who said, “In Congo, globalized capitalism creates permanent chaos.”

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Pambazuka News 842 20 October 2017: Kenya on the brink

20 October 2017 — Pambazuka News

Contents

1. Features http://www.pambazuka.net/en/issue.php/current/#cat_1
2. Announcements http://www.pambazuka.net/en/issue.php/current/#cat_3

Features

 Step back from the brink https://www.pambazuka.org/democracy-governance/step-back-brink

*An open letter to President Uhuru Kenyatta and Rt. Hon Raila Odinga* ICJ-Kenya https://www.pambazuka.org/author/icj-kenya

The ruling Jubilee coalition insists repeat presidential elections must go on next Thursday. The opposition National Super Alliance (NASA) has called for a boycott and nationwide protests on that date. Unless the election is called off now, and efforts made to cool off tempers, Kenya could implode.

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Twenty Years Ago: Rwanda, Installing a US Proxy State in Central Africa. The US was Behind the Genocide By Prof Michel Chossudovsky

6 April 2014 — Global Research

Author’s note
The world  is currently commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide. The official story is that the genocide directed against the Tutsi population was triggered by the Interhamwe militia of the Hamyarimana government in the wake of plane crash which led to the death of president Habyarimana. The evidence suggests that the United States played a covert role in shooting down the plane.

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Obama in South Africa: Washington tells Pretoria how to ‘play the game’ in Africa By Patrick Bond

1 July, 2013 – Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal

US President Barack Barack Obama’s weekend trip to South Africa may have the desired effect of slowing the geopolitical realignment of Pretoria to the Brazil-India-Russia-China-South Africa (BRICS) axis. That shift to BRICS has not, however, meant deviation from the hosts’ political philosophy, best understood as “talk left, walk right” since it mixes anti-imperialist rhetoric with pro-corporate policies. Continue reading

Obama in South Africa: Washington tells Pretoria how to ‘play the game’ in Africa By Patrick Bond

1 July, 2013 – Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal

US President Barack Barack Obama’s weekend trip to South Africa may have the desired effect of slowing the geopolitical realignment of Pretoria to the Brazil-India-Russia-China-South Africa (BRICS) axis. That shift to BRICS has not, however, meant deviation from the hosts’ political philosophy, best understood as “talk left, walk right” since it mixes anti-imperialist rhetoric with pro-corporate policies. Continue reading

Black Agenda Report 15 May 2013: The More Effective Evil, When Prosecutors Are Crimimals

15 May 2013 — Black Agenda Report

This week in Black Agenda Report

The More Effective Evil

by Your World News

For some time now, Black Agenda Report has been calling the Obama administration not the lesser of two but the more effective evil, able to enact measures that white Democrats or Republicans could not without massive public opposition. Continue reading

Africa: Imperialism’s High Mark of Conquest in the 21st Century By Glen Ford

10 April 2013 — Black Agenda Report

A Black Agenda Radio commentary by executive editor Glen Ford

The US-NATO military curtain has fallen the length and breadth of Africa. “Zimbabwe and tiny Eritrea are among the few nations on the African continent that have not yet been absorbed into the AFRICOM matrix.” Continue reading

The Good Intentions That Pave the Road to War By Diana Johnstone

7 February, 2013

Paris Opposing genocide has become a sort of cottage industry in the United States.

Everywhere, “genocide studies” are cropping up in universities. Five years ago, an unlikely “Genocide Prevention Task Force” was set up headed by former secretary of state Madeleine Albright and former defense secretary William Cohen, both veterans of the Clinton administration.

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Africa: Planning Black Deeds to Reshape Black Continent By Nikolai MALISHEVSKI

21 January 2013 — Strategic Culture Foundation

The beginning of the XXI century is the time France and the USA started to reshape the African borders, as well as to redistribute the resources of the Black Continent in their favor. A deputy head of US State Department said the African oil has become a sphere of strategic interests for the United States. There are eight thousand barrels of newly proven oil reserves in the world. Africa, a hungry continent considered to be poor, makes up for seven thousands of them. It boasts rich gas resources equal to 14, 65 trillion cubic meters or 7, 9% of world storage.

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Black Agenda Report November 28, 2012 — Susan Rice to Oversee Congo Genocide? FCC to OK Media Consolidation? Why White folks Get Mad…

28 November 20912 — Black Agenda Report

This week in Black Agenda Report

A Second Wave of Genocide Looms in Congo, with Susan Rice on Point

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford

Susan Rice is a woman of ghastly accomplishments: suppressor of the facts on genocide in Congo, and chief U.S. warmonger in Africa. Yet African American politicians rush to her defense, as a role model for young Blacks, especially women.

Humanitarian Coverup: Why is Obama Silent Over the New Congo War? By Shamus Cooke

26 November, 2012Global Research

[Comment: Why indeed? Sometimes I really get pissed off with the left, or is Shamus’ title merely rhetorical? I come across this constantly from the left as it’s obvious why Obama is silent on everything except pushing the imperial agenda. The article itself is pretty much on the money, I’m not objecting to it per se: it’s all about money and resources as usual, so why not say that in the title rather than assuming something about Obama‘s intentions as if there’s some other reason why he’s silent? “Obama seems not to have noticed”? Come on Shamus, I know you ‘mean well’ but the road to hell is paved with good intentions! Ah well… read on… WB]

Black Agenda Report October 24, 2012 — Melissa Harris-Perry VS Alice Walker, Romney & Obama as Imperial Lodge Brothers

17 October, 2012Black Agenda Report

This week in Black Agenda Report

Melissa Harris-Perry VS Alice Walker: Sista Courtier VS the Real Sista Citizen

By BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon

Professor Melissa Harris-Perry has an MSNBC show and a byline in The Nation as “Sister Citizen.” But what would the output of a “sista citizen” look like? Would it extol and praise the Great Man, excusing him from responsibilities and his own promises, or would it ask him, and the rest of us hard questions? What’s the difference between a citizen and a cheerleader?

Strategic Culture Foundation 26 August – 1 September 2012: Europe / APEC / Kosovo / Saudi Arabia / Assange-Ecuador / Uzbekistan

1 September 2012 — Strategic Culture Foundation

EU Drift – Destination Unknown (I)

01.09.2012 | 00:00 | Pyotr ISKENDEROV

At the moment, the EU is visibly divided at the face of the crisis. One of the camps comprises the embattled Mediterranean countries plus the predominantly agrarian Ireland, all of whom are sinking into a debt crisis which their populations begin to blame on secret global forces which allegedly engineered the crisis and massively benefit from bailout-linked speculations  rather than on their respective national governments. The other camp – Germany, the Netherlands, and Finland – slam their EU southern peers over reckless policies and spendings… Continue reading

It’s time we recognised the Blair government’s criminality By John Pilger

16 February 2012 — John Pilger

In the kabuki theatre of British parliamentary politics, great crimes do not happen and criminals go free. It is theatre after all; the pirouettes matter, not actions taken at remove in distance and culture from their consequences. It is a secure arrangement guarded by cast and critics alike. The farewell speech of one of the most artful, Tony Blair, had “a sense of moral conviction running through it”, effused the television presenter Jon Snow, as if Blair‘s appeal to Kabuki devotees was mystical. That he was a war criminal was irrelevant.

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