Thursday, December 18, 2008

Should the truth be hidden about Rwandan's involvement?

Koert Lindijer's writes in this article about the war in Kivu the following interesting line: "The new report about Rwanda's undercover interference in eastern Congo is likely to increase regional tension further."

This remark is an illustration of what he has been trying to do in the two recent articles he has written about Rwanda's involvement in the Congo. He has tried to hide the truth to the general public. He has tried to protect the Rwandan regime.

Immediately comes to mind the solution that Robert Krueger, the respected gentleman from Texas, and Paul Rusesabagina are advocating: a "truth and reconciliation commission" for the great lakes region. Truth about the mass slaughter committed by RPF military ordered by the Commanders. Arrest warrents against 40 RPF commanders have been issued from Spain.

Koert Lindijer is not alone, Kinzer and soo many other western journalists clearly have a moralistic view of Africa. This view does not see Africa as a continent with potential. It sees Africa as a continent of stupidity and savages that needs Bono and pity. It is this view that leads to the western subsidized dictatorships in countries like Uganda and Rwanda. Shanda Tonme has explained to us in an article:

Our anger is all the greater because,” Tonme wrote, “we didn’t hear anyone at Live 8 raise a cry for democracy in Africa. Africa’s real problem is the lack of freedom of expression, the usurpation of power, the brutal oppression… Don’t they understand that fighting poverty is fruitless if dictatorships remain in place?”

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