"The world is stopping its ears because a larger ideology has been put into circulation, compared to which everything else is relative. Genocide become ‘ideological’ then works like a blank check that the current US administration has issued to Rwanda and Uganda to do anything they want to all the communities around in total impunity."This last week we have seen a surge of articles in western media aiming to legitimize Paul Kagame's ongoing election rigging. Newsweek on the one hand gave a free ride to Rwanda's Foreign Minister to portray the regime in a very favorable light. The Guardian and Time on the other hand have published articles in which they try to put Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza's political party in a negative light without giving her a chance to react to their venomous slander and unproven allegations. Alex Perry has done so by intentionally misquoting her. Matteo Fagotto does so by quoting some anonymous opposition figure and concluding "The shortcomings of the opposition (he means UDF-Ingkingi) are undeniable".
Let me remind the readers that Paul Kagame is responsable for counter-genocide in Congo, as reported for example by Newsweek in 2003:
"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 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.When all hell broke loose in 1996, the invasion of Congo by Rwandan troops disguised as Congolese rebels, Christophe Munzihirwa was archbishop in Bukavu . The representatives of the UNHCR had left Bukavu when it became clear that the attack by RPF troops was imminent, leaving Christophe Munzihirwa behind. Together with Spanish missionaries hee stood by refugees until 29 october 1996, the day he was Assassinated. Joseph Mukabalera has written a thesis on Christophe Munzihirwa work for refugees in Bukavu 1994 to 1996 at the ULB (Université Libre de Bruxelles). On wikipedia we read:
"Specifically during the attack on the city of Bukavu and the beginning of the massacres of Hutu refugees in South Kivu in the DRC (former Zaire) by the army of Paul Kagame. Officials of the High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) had packed up, well before October 1996 and the attack on the DRC (formerly Zaire) was imminent. The first victim of this attack was Archbishop Christophe Munzihirwa. He had spared no effort to help refugees (since they had come into Congo in 1994). The night of his assassination, he had helped two tutsi trappist sisters to a place where they felt safe. The humanitarian and moral support by the Archbishop to Rwandan refugees from 1994 to 1996 had attracted the wrath of the RPF government in Rwanda against the catholic priests and brotherhoods of the DRC. This explains why Bishop Munzihirwa and Spanish missionaries were the first target of an armed commando when the town of Bukavu and the Hutu refugee camps were attacked."
Paul Kagame's RPF systematic assassinations of catholic priests in the DRC reminds us of the horrific crimes by Russia's communist revolutionaries in 1918
Those who claim peace in the great lakes region is served by revolutionaries like Paul Kagame have taken a wrong exit at some point. I am amazed that a Republican like James Inhofe supports a guy that has more revolutionary credentials then Che Guevara or Fidel Castro combined.
Or is it that liberal and anti-christian journalists like Alex Perry did not care about the fact that Catholic priests were butchered by Paul Kagame in Congo? That could be an explanation why Christophe Munzihirwa won't pop up in articles about Congo in English media.In French a book has been published about him by Joseph Sagahutu titled "Espérer contre toute espérance".
Josh Trevino, co-founder of Redstate, Chuck Devore's campaign manager (Republican) recently twittered: "It's probably past time for Paul Kagame to go". As Huckabee blogger during the primaries, I fully agree! Which reminds me of Mike's words when he made his candidacy official in New Hampshire:
"what makes this a great country is when its citizens take their responsibility seriously as citizens, and stand not because of the outcome but because of their hearts, their souls and what they truely believe is important for America."
Exactedly, that's what makes a country great, when citizens stand up, like Archbishop Christophe Munzihirwa, for what they truely believe in.