Rwanda: The Bloody Truth

As is usual when the blood begins to dry the bodies on display are not only those first mentioned.

Rwanda and the massacres of 800,000 soaked itself into the pages of modern genocidal history. The Hutus, it was said, had gone on a killing rampage of Tutsi and Hutus who were not extreme enough. Well, yes. But.

a French judge accused the Rwandan president, Paul Kagame [a Tutsi], of ordering the assassination of the Hutu president that led to the genocide of 800,000 Tutsis in 1994.

The judge, Jean-Louis Bruguière, who is investigating the shooting down of President Juvénal Habyarimana’s plane over Kigali, is expected to issue international arrest warrants for nine officials in Rwanda allegedly involved in the assassination. They include the head of Rwanda’s armed forces, James Kabarebe, and the army chief of staff, Charles Kayonga.

French judge accuses Rwandan president of assassination

Of course that is not a fact, or an indictment, that is without context.

After the earlier[1963] massacres, many Tutsis had fled into Uganda where, under Paul Kagame, they fought alongside Yoweri Museveni against Idi Amin and Milton Obote. When Museveni won, Kagame led the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) back into Rwanda in 1990. It was immediately clear that the RPF was fully a match for the Rwandan army (FAR), and French troops were promptly dispatched to prop up Habyarimana — for Kagame was Anglophone and American-educated. The French insisted that Kagame was a CIA agent, that the RPF was really just the Ugandan army, and that the plan was to evict France’s client and instal an Anglophone regime instead.

Blood on their hands

Kagame, a CIA agent? Wayne Madsen thinks so.

Kagame was trained by the US Army in 1990 and was a U.S. client when he executed the terrorist attack on the “Rwanda One” aircraft. Kagame has also been a frequent visitor to the Bush White House, a supporter of Bush’s invasion and occupation of Iraq…

Go down to November 21, 2006 on the Madsen Website.

For a serious look at the history try Human Rights Watch.

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