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Rwanda genocide orchestrated by France, Britain and the UN

Post by Firestarter » Sat Nov 23, 2019 4:43 pm

In 1994 we were told the horrible story of the up to a million Tutsis brutally slaughtered by those savage Hutus. What they didn’t tell us that it were arms and training from the “civilised” West that made this possible…


With an invasion of Rwanda in mind, the predominantly Tutsi Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) was formed in 1987.
France, Egypt and South Africa supplied the majority of weapons to arm the huge expansion of the Rwandan army.

France was the largest arms supplier to Habyarimana’s regime in Rwanda. Between February 1990 and April 1994, it exported 136 million French francs worth of weapons to Rwanda.
Immediately after the RPF launched its offensive on 8 February 1993, the number of French soldiers swelled to at least 680. Sources in Rwanda told the Arms Project that French soldiers provided artillery support for Rwandan infantry troops both before and during the February 1993 offensive.
While France claimed that these French soldiers were protecting French citizens, French troops were also deployed at locations were no French citizens or other western expatriates were living.

France also sent military advisors to provide training, preparing them for the massacre, to Rwandan troops.
France was “directly responsible, through arming and training, for the exponential growth of the Rwandan Government Army (FAR)”.

France also played a major role in securing the arms from South Africa and Egypt.
The $6 million in Egyptian weapons were paid for with a bank guarantee from the French Crédit Lyonnais bank.
France, who had been secretly supplying the apartheid regime for a long time, also acted as an intermediary for the South African arms: http://www.unhcr.org/refworld/docid/3ae6a7fc8.html
(http://archive.is/JxKeX)


It has been carefully kept secret that British companies sold arms to Rwanda before and after the UN embargo of 17 May 1994.

The British Mil-Tec Corporation Ltd supplied the Rwandan army with over $5.5 million worth of arms from mid-April 1994 until mid-July 1994 – the exact period of the genocide.
Mil-Tec was run by Anoop Vidyarthi with an office in north London: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/worl ... 53751.html
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Post by Firestarter » Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:23 pm

By selling weapons, and deliberately blocking international assistance, “civilised” nations around the world helped Hutu extremists commit genocide. This was the time that Milosevic and Saddam were declared “the new Hitler” and about half a year after the US/UN invasion of Mogadishu, Somalia, when the population showed what they thought of the US army.
During the 100 days massacre, UN forces watched it happen, under direct orders not to interfere.

Declassified documents show that the Clinton White House had advance knowledge of the Rwandan genocide before it started. Sixteen days before the killings began, Bill Clinton was informed that the Hutus had planned a “final solution to eliminate all Tutsi”. Clinton received several reports describing their plan as “genocide”.
The US government knew what was going to happen more than two weeks before it started, but they made a decision to let it happen on purpose. Clinton justified his decision with “Whether we get involved in any of the world’s ethnic conflicts, must depend on the cumulative weight of the American interests at stake”.

Members of the UN were forbidden to sell weapons to Rwanda but companies from France, Belgium, Egypt, Ghana, and the UK continued to supply weapons to the Hutu extremists.
About three months before the genocide started, a French plane was caught illegally delivering weapons to the Hutu extremists that would later be used in the genocide, in direct violation of the Arusha Peace Accords that had ended the Rwandan Civil War. UN Force Commander, Roméo Dallaire, reported it to his superiors and warned that violence was coming, and asked for action to prevent this.
The UN did nothing…

At a time that thousands a day were killed and Hutu extremists were calling for the extermination of every Tutsi in the country on Rwanda’s radio, the UN Security Council discussed what to do. The US and France used a hidden veto to keep the world out of the conversation. They were threatening to veto any action in Rwanda. They didn’t allow letting the UN use the word “genocide” in any resolution about it.
Already in September 1993, National Coordinator for Security in the USA Richard Clarke wrote a memo that the UN shouldn’t send more “peacekeepers” to Rwanda and wrote: “If as USUN reports, a Rwanda resolution has 10 votes in the UNSC, we may have to say no with a veto”.

Declassified records show that 2 days after the massacre had started, on 9 April Richard Clarke wrote in an e-mail: “We should work with the French to gain a consensus to terminate the UN mission”. When the genocide started, there were about 2000 UN Peacekeepers in Rwanda that weren’t allowed interfering. While Roméo Dallaire asked for more troops to do something about it, the UN pulled most of its troops out instead (leaving only 270).
When they started pulling the UN forces out, member of the US National Security Council Eric Schwartz warned the White House that if the UN “Peacekeepers” were pulled out, this would turn into a full-scale genocide.

When the UN finally started sending peacekeepers back into Rwanda, when the genocide was almost over, France set up one of the biggest relief programs “Zone Turquoise” that covered one-fifth of Rwanda. There is some debate over who the French were trying to protect. Many Rwandans thought the French weren’t there to stop the killings but prevent the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) from winning against the Hutus.
The French never arrested the people behind the genocide or shut down the Hutu propaganda station Radio des Milles-Collines that was supporting the murders. Radio des Milles-Collines, celebrated the coming French “allies”, telling Hutu girls to “wash yourselves and put on a good dress to welcome our French allies. The Tutsi girls are all dead so you have your chance”.

Shortly after Paula Kagame and the RPF were installed into power of Rwanda, Kagame claimed that the French government had a “direct role in the preparation of the genocide”.
Kagame pointed to Operation Noroît, which armed and trained Hutu fighters. Kagame claims that France even helped plan the logistics of the slaughter. Kagame even claims that French soldiers assassinated people who were hiding Tutsis and were involved in rapes.
After Rwandan President Habyarimana’s plane was shot down, French troops airlifted his wife Agathe Habyarimana, gave her 230,000 Francs and let her live in Paris. According to the Rwandan government, Agathe Habyarimana could have been one of the key players involved in planning the Rwandan genocide. The French State Council actually agrees and stated that there are “serious reasons to suspect” her.
Kagame wanted her extradited to Rwanda, but France refused. There is an international warrant for her arrest on charges of genocide, but she is safe in France.

In 1990, none other than Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs Boutros Boutros-Ghali had secretly sent Hutu militia a massive $26 million shipment of weapons. Boutros-Ghali had actively convinced Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to sell these arms. To keep the arms sale secret, Boutros-Ghali labelled them “relief materials”.
The Rwandan ambassador sent Boutros-Ghali a thank you letter: “The personal intervention of Boutros-Ghali, was a determining factor in the conclusion of the arms contract”.
Was this THE reason that Boutros-Ghali was selected for UN Secretary-General?!? In 1994, then Secretary-General of the UN Boutros Boutros-Ghali did nothing to prevent the genocide from happening.

By common consensus, shooting down the plane with the presidents of Rwanda and Burundi triggered the genocide. It is still not entirely clear who shot the plane down.
After the UN let the genocide happen, it formed the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR). An ICTR team, led by attorney Michael Hourigan, found evidence that suggested Kagame — who later became President of Rwanda — was behind it. ICTR Chief Prosecutor Louise Arbour ordered him to stop the investigation.
In 2002, when new chief prosecutor Carla del Ponte took over, she tried to reopen the investigation. She was immediately fired by the UN — and she thinks that the US and the UK demanded her dismissal.

Some claim that Israel continued to provide the Hutu extremists with weapons from 1990 to 1995 — even while the genocide was ongoing.
Some Israeli citizens filed a Freedom of Information request for the documents that went to the Israeli Supreme Court on these arms sales. The Supreme Court wouldn’t have refused the request without good reason: https://listverse.com/2017/04/06/10-hor ... -genocide/
(http://web.archive.org/web/201704061751 ... -genocide/)


The follow-up selected for UN Secretary-General after Boutros-Ghali, Kofi Annan, was also involved in letting this genocide happen…
Kofi Annan was head of UN peacekeeping in 1994 and as such responsible for ignoring repeated warnings that the genocide was coming. Roméo Dallaire for example warned of the plan to kill 1,000 Tutsis every 20 minutes in Rwanda.

When the order came to take the UN “peacekeepers” out of Rwanda, UN political adviser in Kigali, Shahryar Khan, didn’t agree: “Ten Belgians are dead, so you don't give a damn that thousands of Africans are about to be slaughtered”.

The Belgian commanding officer in Rwanda Colonel Luc Marchal later recalled the pull out: “We were perfectly aware of what was about to happen. Our mission was a tragic failure. Everyone considered it a form of desertion. Pulling out under such circumstances was an act of total cowardice”.
Lieutenant Luc Lemaire was in command of a contingent of Belgian troops ordered to abandon a school with about 2,000 Tutsis in Rwanda’s capital, Kigali. As the Belgian soldiers drove off, Tutsis rushed their vehicles for help. The Belgians fired into the air to drive them back. The Tutsis were caught by the Hutu militia and diverted to a gravel pit, with very few survivors.

Even where Tutsis were able to climb on board UN lorries, the interahamwe pulled them off at roadblocks and butchered them in front of French or Belgian soldiers, who said they had no “mandate” to intervene.
Once the UN abandoned Rwanda, the killing spread rapidly.
Dallaire later said he could have stopped the genocide in Kigali with 5,000 troops and could have prevented it spreading.

Representative of the RPF Gerald Gahima, tried to lobby UN ambassadors to take action, including Britain's representative on the Security Council Sir David Hannay, and said “I didn't get the impression he cared at all. We might have been talking about slaughtering chickens”: https://www.theguardian.com/world/1999/ ... eobserver3
(http://archive.is/a1r5a)


Queen Elizabeth’s government, with at the time John Major as PM, was also warned.
On 11 January 1994, the commander of the UN peacekeepers sent a cable outlining a genocide plot. This was just one of dozens of warnings.

Is Belgium the “hero” in this disaster?!?
In the weeks before the genocide, the Belgian ambassador to the UN tried to persuade the permanent members of the Security Council that something had to be done to prevent the coming massacre in Rwanda: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2004/ ... da.comment
(http://archive.is/YszfQ)
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Re: Rwanda genocide orchestrated by France, Britain and the UN

Post by Firestarter » Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:58 pm

While, because of the reported slaughter of hundreds of thousands Tutsis by those savage Hutus, the Tutsi Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) were considered “heroes”, in reality there were no good soldiers in this genocide…

The “good guys” of the Pentagon (always on the side of the most ruthless dictatorships) heavily backed the RPF with weapons and training. Pentagon subcontractor Ronco, fronting as a de-mining company, smuggled weapons to RPF fighters in violation of UN sanctions and transported RPF troops from Uganda to Rwanda.
Canadian General Romeo Dallaire, commander of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Rwanda (UNAMIR), who has been made to look as a hero in subsequent reports, was also collaborating with the RPF.

On 1 October 1990, US proxy force Uganda — with troops trained and armed by the US — launched its war against Rwanda. From 1990 to 1993, the RPF comprised mostly of Ugandan mercenaries.
On 12 July 1998, the Washington Post reported that the US gave the RPF’s general Paul Kagame (a Ugandan) $75 million in military assistance and also sent Green Berets to train the RPF and their Ugandan allies. This was put to lethal effect in the ethnic bloodbath that has continued to the present day.

From 1990 to 1994, the RPF committed atrocity after atrocity as they forced their way to power in Kigali. This resulted in more than a million internally displaced Rwandan Hutus and possibly on top of that a million Burundian refugees. At the time they always accused the government of President Juvenal Habyarimana of genocide.
Prior to January 1993, hundreds of thousands Rwandans were made homeless and forced to flee, but instead of rightly blaming this on the invading RPF guerrillas — covertly backed by the US, Britain, Belgium and Israel — this was declared to be simply the result of "war".
Tutsi military also assassinated Burundi’s first “democratically elected” civilian President Melchior Ndadaye in October 1993.

On 9 April 1994, 3 days after the plane crash that killed Burundi's President Cyprien Ntaryamira and Rwandan President Habyarimana, some 330 US marines landed at Bujumbura's airport in Burundi, ostensibly to "rescue Americans" in Rwanda but in reality assisting the RPF.

On 12 February 2009, senior researcher with US/UK intelligence conduit Human Rights Watch (HRW), Alison des Forges, was killed in a plane crash. She was subsequently deified for her propaganda on those horrible Hutus.
Like other “researchers” Des Forges has endlessly continued to sell the propaganda to the gullible public.

When the RPF was installed in 1994, a terror regime was set up to pursue kidnappings; torture; rape; terrorist attacks; illegal detention of thousands of civilians; attacks, including murder, against civilians based on ethnicity; getting rid of corpses by mass incineration or throwing them into lakes or rivers; and acts of war in Rwanda and Congo: http://rwandarwabanyarwanda.over-blog.c ... 32670.html
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Re: Rwanda genocide orchestrated by France, Britain and the UN

Post by Firestarter » Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:36 pm

Let’s see if I understand?!?
What was reported to us gullible fools as a spontaneous eruption of violence, in which in 100 days in 1994 Hutu psychopaths chopped up at least 800,000 Tutsis with machetes, in reality had been planned since at least 1990 by the allied US, France and the genocide supporting UN.
With the aim to install another puppet regime…

In 1990, the US/UN-backed Burundi, Tutsi mercenaries of the RPF militia invaded Rwanda and started a terror campaign. They continued to be armed throughout the conflict by the US. In the same period, France continued to arm and train the Hutu army, to prepare them for the slaughter.
While the RPF mercenaries could have fought against the Hutu extremists slaughtering Tutsis, they instead butchered tens of thousands of Hutus themselves.
Cynically behind the scenes, the US and France were working together to allow no interference to stop their horrible plan.
After the RPF was installed into power, as the Hutu majority couldn’t be allowed to exercise their democratic rights, it continued the terror campaign against the Hutus.


On 11 April 1994, 5 days after the plane with Rwandan president’s was shot down, these psychopaths – including Under Secretary Frank Wisner and Henry Kissinger — apparently discussed the ongoing genocide in Rwanda over dinner:
Of note: this crisis will likely raise questions at the UN about the wisdom of including lightly armed troops…

Unless both sides can be convinced to return to the peace process, a massive (hundreds of thousands of deaths) bloodbath will ensue that would likely spill over to Burundi.
https://nsarchive2.gwu.edu/NSAEBB/NSAEBB53/rw041194.pdf
(http://web.archive.org/web/201906280202 ... 041194.pdf)


As for who was to blame for shooting down the plane that ignited the massacre…
Both France (controlling the Hutu militia) and the US (controlling the RPF mercenaries) were apparently aiming for this disaster (so ultimately a puppet regime could be installed).
There are more or less 2 stories, my guess is that the US/UN-backed RPF was behind it (maybe more on this later).


According to the British Guardian, the US-backed Tutsi rebels could not have shot down Habyarimana’s plane, because witnesses described that missiles were fired from inside or near a military barracks, so it must have been the Hutu militia.
This looks based on a report by the Washington-based Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), whose board of trustees have included psychopaths like Henry Kissinger, Zbigniew Brzezinski and Brent Scowcroft.
“Scholars” for CSIS have included Madeleine Albright, Ehud Barak and Michael Ledeen.

The US/UK-propaganda network claims that extremist Hutu politicians and military officers murdered President Juvénal Habyarimana after he tried to make a power-sharing deal with the Tutsi rebels

According to the CSIS:
For the Rwandan government, this puts to bed any speculation that the [RPF] may have been implicated in the shooting down of Habyarimana's plane.

Of course the Rwandan government at the time was led by the RPF’s Paul Kagame: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2010/ ... ne-inquiry
(http://archive.is/zn5Cv)


The Rwandan New Times agrees with the previous conclusion…
It adds amongst others that the Hutu Colonel Bagosora arranged for Army Chief of Staff General Deogratias Nsabimana, who opposed the genocidal plans, to be on the plane that would be shot down.

According to the probe report by the Mutsinzi “commission” that interviewed almost 600 witnesses:
In violation of established procedure, Nsabimana received his orders to accompany the President via an unofficial channel—a telephone call from of all people, Theoneste Bagosora—the night before the trip.
I don’t seen any evidence that Bagosora told Nsabimana to join the president on the plane though: https://www.newtimes.co.rw/section/read/15564
(http://web.archive.org/web/201711101646 ... ead/15564/)


The following details the testimony of the late Michael Hourigan about his investigation into the RPF (mostly about the plane crash) for the International Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) being shut down (by Louise Arbour).
See some excerpts.
7.4. In late January or early February 1997 members of the National Team were approached by three (3) informants (either former or serving member of the R.P.F.) claiming direct involvement in the 1994 fatal rocket attack upon the President’s aircraft. Their evidence specifically implicated the direct involvement of President Paul Kagame, members of his administration and military. The informants also advised that the Kagame administration was actively involved in covert operations aimed at murdering high profile expatriate Rwandans – once such murder was the death of Seth Sedashonga in Nairobi.
(…)
9 The information from the sources was very detailed and seemed very credible. I was very concerned about the sensitivity of the information and arranged for an urgent ‘secure’ telephone call to Judge Arbour.
(…)
19 I presented her with a copy of a memo I had prepared entitled ‘Secret National Team Inquiry – Internal Memorandum’ and this document which is undated is attached to this statement. This document detailed the information provided by the three informants.
20 To my surprise Judge Arbour was aggressive and questioned me about the source of the information regarding the informants and the quality and potential reliability of their information. I advised her that the information was given to me by members from my team – the National Team.
(…)
22 Judge Arbour then advised me that the National Team investigation was at an end because in her view it was not in our mandate. She suggested that the ICTR’s mandate only extended to events within the genocide, which in her view began ‘after’ the plane crash.
23 I was astounded at this statement. I pointed to the temporal mandate of the ICTR being 1 January 1994 until 31 December 1994 and this clearly covered the time of the plane crash. I also addressed the ‘terrorism’ and ‘murder’ provisions of the ICTR statute.
(…)
26 Judge then became hostile and asked me if I was challenging her authority to direct to end our investigations into the plane crash.
27 I told her that I was not questioning her authority only her judgement. I informed her that I was her servant and I would obey her direction.
(…)
33 On 1 August 1997 I prepared an internal memorandum detailing various issues which I felt lay behind some of the difficulties with the ICTR. A copy of this memorandum is attached here.
34 The OIOS leadership were not at all interested in the memorandum and they expressed their concern at some of the contents of the document implicating the Secretary General in some of the serious events in Rwanda in 1994.
35 I completed six months with OIOS and resigned.
36 I feel that unknown persons from within the UN leadership and possibly elsewhere pressured Judge Arbour to end the National Team’s investigations into the shooting down of President Habyarimana.
http://www.globalresearch.ca/evidence-o ... an/5377200
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Post by Firestarter » Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:12 pm

While the official story still reads that there is “no evidence that the RPF” shot down Habyarimana’s jet, several former close associates of dictator Paul Kagame, despite the threat of being killed, have testified in detail that the RPF was responsible.
These associates include former Rwandan Army Chief of Staff Kayumba Nyamwasa, who has survived several attempts on his life, and former chief of staff to Kagame and former ambassador to the US Theogene Rudasingwa.

Both French Judge Jean-Louis Bruguière and Spanish Judge Fernando Andreu Merelles concluded that the RPF shot down the plane with President Habyarimana.
Judges Bruguière and Merelles also separately brought charges against the RPF, which the ICTR has never done: https://www.globalresearch.ca/the-inter ... ip/5425437


In 1994, the UN Security Council established the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) to “investigate” crimes committed during the genocide. Its investigators amassed evidence of atrocities committed by both sides. In 1997, the ICTR’s chief prosecutor, Louise Arbour, shut down all investigations of RPF crimes and continued to pursue only those committed by Hutu extremists.
In 2016, Arbour explained that the Michael Hourigan investigation of the RPF was stopped because of a lack of capacity and that it was “very dangerous” to investigate the RPF…

In 1999, Arbour set up a Special Investigation Unit (SIU) to collect evidence about RPF crimes. Its report was leaked to Judi Rever, who wrote about this in her book “In Praise of Blood: The Crimes of the Rwandan Patriotic Front” (2018).
During, and after the 1994 Rwandan genocide, Paul Kagame’s Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) killed at least tens of thousands of innocent Hutus, which really is a “parallel genocide”.

In January 1993, the RPF took an international team of human rights investigators on a tour of RPF-held areas in northern Rwanda after which they reported that the Rwandan government was to blame for virtually all the violence.

Rever interviewed RPF defectors, who told her that the RPF intimidated, abducted, or murdered witnesses of their crimes and then incinerated or buried them in tightly guarded encampments, off-limits to human rights investigators.
The RPF even killed witnesses in foreign countries, like interior minister in the post-genocide “national unity” government Seth Sendashonga, who was gunned down in Nairobi in 1998, or former RPF spy chief Patrick Karegeya, strangled in Johannesburg in 2014.
According to an RPF defector, in 1997 Kagame’s hit men killed 4 UN observers, 3 Spanish and a Canadian priest, who were collecting evidence of RPF crimes.

In 1997, the RPF barred Amnesty International investigators from inspecting caves where fleeing Hutus had been massacred.
Based on interviews with local witnesses, it’s estimated that they probably contained five to eight thousand bodies.

In 1996 the RPF, invaded Zairian refugee camps and brought back the (mostly) Hutus to Rwanda. Many of the hundreds of thousands that fled into Zaire instead were tracked down by the RPF and killed.
In May 1997, the RPF, Ugandan army, along with the AFDL, took over Mobutu’s Zaire and renamed it the Democratic Republic of Congo.
After a brief hiatus, the Congo war resumed in 1998 and has claimed at least a million lives.

In July 1994, 200 US Special Forces began training the RPF in marksmanship, navigation, small unit management, and other techniques that would soon be used to kill fleeing Hutu refugees in Zaire. The US also gave the RPF intelligence on the strength and positions of Zaire’s army.
In 1995, when Rwanda was under an arms embargo, the Clinton administration began transferring military equipment to Uganda, Eritrea, and Ethiopia. Some of the tanks, grenades, and other light weapons were used to slaughter Hutus and take over Zaire: https://www.nybooks.com/articles/2018/0 ... thly-hush/
(http://archive.is/CvM40)


Here’s the first part of the previous article: http://web.archive.org/web/201807021013 ... alk-about/
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Re: Rwanda genocide orchestrated by France, Britain and the UN

Post by Firestarter » Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:42 pm

I think I (finally) found the real motive for the Rwandan genocide and installing the Tutsi puppet regime…
The real motive was installing a puppet regime to loot Zaire, which was renamed to the “Democratic” Republic of Congo. I haven’t found a single story that exposes this link, so thanks – once again – to our deaf, dumb and blind media I can bring you another exclusive (although in all honesty I don’t believe that I’m really the first).


After the UN had been supporting the genocidal RPF militia that was subsequently installed as the puppet regime, the UN continued the propaganda against the Hutu extremists that had fled into Zaire.

The United Nations reported in November 1998, originally from Reuters, that:
Fighters from the former Rwandan Hutu army and its militia supporters have become significant players in the Democratic Congo, battling alongside President Laurent Kabila's forces, a new U.N. report said.
Many soldiers from the former Rwandan army, known as ex-FAR, and their Interahamwe militia allies, were implicated in the 1994 genocide in Rwanda in which more than 500,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus were massacred.
(…)
Some of the money also came from drug trafficking. The report said the Rwandans appeared to be involved in smuggling mandrax, an hallucinogenic drug, to South Africa from India and other Asian nations via Kenya.
https://reliefweb.int/report/democratic ... go-un-says
(http://archive.is/QBNPB)


The previous report reads like a call to bring “democracy and peace” to Zaire, of course by starting a brutal war and installing a puppet regime and calling it, the “Democratic” Republic of Congo!
While a huge amount of media attention was given to those Hutu extremist mass murdering innocent Tutsis, I can’t remember (m)any story on what is now called Africa’s World War (1998-2003), which involved 9 African countries and resulted in an estimated 5 million dead people in the Congo.

In January 2001, Dictator Laurent Kabila, who led the guerrilla movement that overthrew the 32-year regime of Zairian dictator Mobuto Sese Seko in 1997, was assassinated and his son, Joseph Kabila, became head of state of the Congo.
Joseph Kabila was “democratically elected” president in 2006 and 2011.

The presidential elections, which should have been held in 2016, only took place in December 2018. President Kabila was prohibited from running for a third term under Congo’s constitution (after he had been head of state for more than 17 years).

Kabila’s Congo signed a bilateral investment treaty with the US.
The US exported pharmaceutical products, poultry, machinery, used clothing, and wheat to the Congo.
The leading products imported by the US from the Congo are copper, antiques (what?!?), diamonds, coffee, propane, and tantalum: https://www.state.gov/u-s-relations-wit ... the-congo/
(http://archive.is/IoZxG)


The next president of the Congo, Felix Tshisekedi, was accused of an "electoral coup" by runner-up Martin Fayulu, a former oil executive, while the Catholic Church said that the result did not match election polls by its election monitors.
According to the following analysis the chance that the election results were rigged is 100%, and Fayulu was the real winner in a landslide.
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https://africanarguments.org/2019/01/10 ... plausible/
(http://archive.is/i2CJA)


And the motive for wanting control of Zaire (Congo) is easy to find (still lots of people find Syria and Venezuela more interesting), the Democratic Republic of Congo is widely considered to be the richest country in the world in natural resources; estimated to be worth in excess of $24 trillion.
Congo has almost limitless water, from the world's second-largest river, the Congo, a benign climate and rich soil, while beneath the soil are abundant deposits of copper, gold, diamonds, cobalt, uranium, coltan, iron ore, oil and natural gas.

According to the Congolese government, in 2010 petroleum products accounted for roughly 90% of the nation’s exports.
Most of Congo’s oil is exploited by foreign corporations, like Aiteo and Perenco.

The Congo has an estimated 7 billion tons of iron ore located close to the city of Zanaga; owned by the Xstrata Corporation.

When tires became much used for cars and bicycles, the rubber came from the Congo.
During World War I, 75% of the copper in bullet casings came from the Congo.
The uranium for the 2 nuclear bombs dropped on Japan in World War II, came from the Congo.

The West made Mobutu’s regime borrow billions, which was then stolen and Congo still has to repay these loans.
In 1997, an alliance of African states, led by Rwanda’s puppet regime invaded, with millions of victims as a result.

Rwanda's puppet, Laurent Kabila, refused to follow orders, so Rwanda again invaded, and the African allies now turned on each other and plunged Congo into a terrible “world war”: https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-24396390
(http://archive.is/tHqY5)
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