You can't stop thinking

“I’m never gonna hold you like I did / Or say I love you to the kids / You’re never gonna see it in my eyes / It’s not gonna hurt me when you cry / I’m not gonna miss you.” The situation is undeniably hurtful but we can'stop thinking we’re heartbroken over the loss of our beloved ones. "You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom". Malcolm X

A Candle For Remembering

A Candle For Remembering
May this memorial candle lights up the historical past of our beloved Country: Rwanda, We love U so much. If Tears could build a stairway. And memories were a lane. I would walk right up to heaven. To bring you home again. No farewell words were spoken. No time to say goodbye. You were gone before I knew it And. Only Paul Kagame knows why. My heart still aches with sadness. And secret tears still flow. What It meant to lose you. No one will ever know.

Welcome to Home Truths

The year is 1994, the Fruitful year and the Start of a long epoch of the Rwandan RPF bloody dictatorship. Rwanda and DRC have become a unique arena and fertile ground for wars and lies. Tutsi RPF members deny Rights and Justice to the Hutu majority, to Congolese people, publicly claim the status of victim as the only SurViVors while millions of Hutu, interior Tutsi and Congolese people were butchered. Please make RPF criminals a Day One priority. Allow voices of the REAL victims to be heard.

Everybody Hurts

“Everybody Hurts” is one of the rare songs on this list that actually offers catharsis. It’s beautifully simple: you’re sad, but you’re not alone because “everybody hurts, everybody cries.” You’re human, in other words, and we all have our moments. So take R.E.M.’s advice, “take comfort in your friends,” blast this song, have yourself a good cry, and then move on. You’ll feel better, I promise.—Bonnie Stiernberg


About US

AS Foundation Founder, Webmaster, Editor-in-chief and Publisher. Search and meet Libre Penseur, the Man who stands firm on his priniciples. I am working for a pro-peace humanitarian organization with no political agenda. Make your voice heard around the globe. You think it, you write it. Dear SurViVors: Nobody’s going to help you. It’s all up to you. Make it happen for yourself. However, there's a common knowledge to remember : "No man is an island". Will be possible for me to realize my dream and say : *.*The war is over, the hunting trip on Hutus comes to an end, the Evil is taken away, the reign of Terror comes to an end in Rwanda, my beloved homeland. As we stand on the precipice of Paul Kagame war crimes, crimes against humanity and crimes of genocide, call on the Regime change in Rwanda. Will you just sit back and watch Paul Kagame destroying the Human kind or will you stand up with African SurViVors and make your voice heard? Nothing is said about Kagame's arrest. Many are asleep, wrapped up their day to day lives. However, if and if you are awake, it is your responsibility to wake others! Spread the word, Ask for Paul Kagame's removal and indictment, take action.*.*

Paul Kagame admits ordering...

Paul Kagame admits ordering the 1994 assassination of President Juvenal Habyarimana of Rwanda.

Why did Kagame this to me?

Why did Kagame this to me?
Can't forget. He murdered my mother. What should be my reaction? FYI: the number of orphans in Rwanda has skyrocketed since the 1990's Kagame's invasion. Much higher numbers of orphans had and have no other option but joining FDLR fighters who are identified as children that have Lost their Parents in Kagame's Wars inside and outside of Rwanda.If someone killed your child/spouse/parent(s) would you seek justice or revenge? Deep insight: What would you do to the person who snuffed the life of someone I love beyond reason? Forgiving would bring me no solace. If you take what really matters to me, I will show you what really matters. NITUTIRWANAHO TUZASHIRA. IGIHE KIRAGEZE.If democracy is to sell one's motherland(Africa), for some zionits support, then I prefer the person who is ready to give all his live for his motherland. Viva President Putin!!!

RPF committed the unspeakable

RPF committed the unspeakable
The perverted RPF committed the unspeakable.Two orphans, together against the world. Point is the fact that their parents' murder by Kagame & RPF held no shock in the Western world. Up to now, kagame and his death squads still enjoy impunity. What goes through someone's mind as they know RPF murdered their parents? A delayed punishment is actually an encouragment to crime. “I always think I am a peaceful person but if someone harmed someone near and dear to me, I don't think I could be so peaceful. I would like to believe that I would seek justice - I would devote myself to bringing the 'perp' to a non-happy ending but would that be enough? You'd have to be in the situation I suppose before you could actually know how you would feel or what you would do”. Jean-Christophe Nizeyimana, Libre Penseur

Inzira ndende


Hutu Children & their Mums

Hutu Children & their Mums
Look at them ! How they are scared to death. Many Rwandan Hutu and Tutsi, Foreign human rights advocates, jounalists and and lawyers are now on Death Row Waiting to be murdered by Kagame and his RPF death squads. Be the last to know.


Rwanda-rebranding-Targeting dissidents inside and abroad, despite war crimes and repression Rwanda has “A well primed PR machine”, and that this has been key in “persuading the key members of the international community that it has an exemplary constitution emphasizing democracy, power-sharing, and human rights which it fully respects”. It concluded: “The truth is, however, the opposite. What you see is not what you get: A FAÇADE” Rwanda has hired several PR firms to work on deflecting criticism, and rebranding the country.

Targeting dissidents abroad One of the more worrying aspects of Racepoint’s objectives was to “Educate and correct the ill informed and factually incorrect information perpetuated by certain groups of expatriates and NGOs,” including, presumably, the critiques of the crackdown on dissent among political opponents overseas. This should be seen in the context of accusations that Rwanda has plotted to kill dissidents abroad. A recent investigation by the Globe and Mail claims, “Rwandan exiles in both South Africa and Belgium – speaking in clandestine meetings in secure locations because of their fears of attack – gave detailed accounts of being recruited to assassinate critics of President Kagame….

Ways To Get Rid of Kagame

How to proceed for revolution in Rwanda:
  1. The people should overthrow the Rwandan dictator (often put in place by foreign agencies) and throw him, along with his henchmen and family, out of the country – e.g., the Shah of Iran, Marcos of Philippines.Compaore of Burkina Faso
  2. Rwandans organize a violent revolution and have the dictator killed – e.g., Ceaucescu in Romania.
  3. Foreign powers (till then maintaining the dictator) force the dictator to exile without armed intervention – e.g. Mátyás Rákosi of Hungary was exiled by the Soviets to Kirgizia in 1970 to “seek medical attention”.
  4. Foreign powers march in and remove the dictator (whom they either instated or helped earlier) – e.g. Saddam Hussein of Iraq or Manuel Noriega of Panama.
  5. The dictator kills himself in an act of desperation – e.g., Hitler in 1945.
  6. The dictator is assassinated by people near him – e.g., Julius Caesar of Rome in 44 AD was stabbed by 60-70 people (only one wound was fatal though).
  7. Organise strikes and unrest to paralyze the country and convince even the army not to support the dictaor – e.g., Jorge Ubico y Castañeda was ousted in Guatemala in 1944 and Guatemala became democratic, Recedntly in Burkina Faso with the dictator Blaise Compaoré.

Almighty God :Justice for US

Almighty God :Justice for US
Hutu children's daily bread: Intimidation, Slavery, Sex abuses led by RPF criminals and Kagame, DMI: Every single day, there are more assassinations, imprisonment, brainwashing & disappearances. Do they have any chance to end this awful life?

Killing Hutus on daily basis

Killing Hutus on daily basis
RPF targeted killings, very often in public areas. Killing Hutus on daily basis by Kagame's murderers and the RPF infamous death squads known as the "UNKNOWN WRONGDOERS"

RPF Trade Mark: Akandoya

RPF Trade Mark: Akandoya
Rape, torture and assassination and unslaving of hutu women. Genderside: Rape has always been used by kagame's RPF as a Weapon of War, the killings of Hutu women with the help of Local Defense Forces, DMI and the RPF military

The Torture in Rwanda flourishes

The Torture in Rwanda flourishes
How torture flourishes across Rwanda despite extensive global monitoring

Fighting For Our Freedom?

Fighting For Our Freedom?
We need Freedom, Liberation of our fatherland, Human rights respect, Mutual respect between the Hutu majority and the Tutsi minority


Thursday, August 15, 2019

[Since 1994, the world witnesses the horrifying Tutsi minority (14%) ethnic domination, the Tutsi minority ethnic rule with an iron hand, tyranny and corruption in Rwanda. The current government has been characterized by the total impunity of RPF criminals, the Tutsi economic monopoly, the Tutsi militaristic domination, and the brutal suppression of the rights of the majority of the Rwandan people (85% are Hutus)and mass arrests of Hutus by the RPF criminal organization =>AS International]

Rwanda: where even poverty data must toe Kagame’s line

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In landlocked Rwanda, a small mountain state in the centre of Africa, strongman President Paul Kagame has overseen a miracle. From the ashes of a genocide in which some 800,000 people were killed in just 100 days, Mr Kagame has built a thriving economy, clamped down on corruption and lifted thousands of people out of poverty, official data show.  Since he became president in 2000, growth in gross domestic product has exceeded 7 per cent a year, infant mortality has halved and access to education and healthcare has soared. In turn, the country has become a darling of the development community.

The World Bank has committed more than $4bn to the country since the 1994 genocide and championed huge structural reforms in sectors including health, education and agriculture. People shop at a market in Kayumbu, Rwanda. FT analysis of Rwandan statistics shows rising prices meant poverty most likely increased between 2010 and 2014 © Corbis via Getty Images Even as some exiled former allies have questioned the government’s economic performance and criticism of Mr Kagame’s authoritarian tactics has mounted, the World Bank’s support has continued. In the past decade, opposition parties have been squeezed out of the political system and dozens of regime opponents have been detained or died in suspicious circumstances. Mr Kagame was elected for a third term in 2017 with 99 per cent of the vote. In 2018, World Bank funding to Kigali more than doubled to a record $545m.

 Yet a Financial Times analysis of government statistics has found that the data look to have been misrepresented on at least one occasion, casting doubt on both the strength of the proclaimed economic miracle and the integrity of Rwanda’s relationship with its biggest donor. The Rwandan government says poverty has reduced progressively since 2001 in the country of 12m people. But according to an FT analysis of survey data published by the Rwandan bureau of statistics, poverty increased during at least one important period — the run-up to a referendum in 2015 that allowed Mr Kagame to extend his then 15-year rule for up to another two decades. Opposition politicians say the country’s poverty level is part of a much bigger deception over economic progress in which donors, keen to laud Rwanda as a success story, have become complicit.
 “[The government is] trying to convey that we are developing so they can hide what is really going on,” says Diane Rwigara, who was jailed for 12 months after she challenged Mr Kagame for the presidency in 2017. “When you come here as a visitor all is put in place to impress you, but the reality is well hidden. You have to live it to believe it.” A small number of academics first challenged Rwanda’s poverty statistics in 2015, leading the country to revise its analysis in 2016 and the World Bank to publish its own response last year.

The academics’ findings, some of which have been published by the Review of African Political Economy, are compelling, independent experts say, but have been drowned out by the strength of Rwanda and the World Bank’s comprehensive denials. However, the FT analysis of the survey’s more than 14,000 data points and interviews with academics shows that rising prices for Rwandan families meant poverty most likely increased between 2010 and 2014.

A group of World Bank staff wrote a letter to its then president Jim Yong Kim in 2015 signalling their concern over what they called 'the manipulation of official statistics' in Rwanda © AP Rwanda and the World Bank reject the FT’s findings, insisting their own calculations are accurate. “Rwanda’s performance in poverty reduction . . . is unequivocally real,” Yusuf Murangwa, director-general of the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda, says. Progress was further corroborated, he adds, by the positive trend in other areas including financial inclusion, the expansion of tax receipts and the results of the country’s demographic and health surveys. “None of that would have been possible if poverty had actually been rising, as alleged,” he says.

Critics such as David Himbara, who was head of Mr Kagame’s strategy and policy unit until he fled the country in 2010 over what he says was his reluctance to massage official data, insist that poverty levels are just one of many manipulated figures in a regime where even statistics must toe the party line.  “Every number for Kagame matters whether it is politics or economics, and that is the way he convinces the donors to look away from his repression and rather concentrate on economic development,” says Mr Himbara, speaking from Canada, where he lives in self-imposed exile. “[The donors] can look away from the authoritarian side because he promises to deliver on the economy, so he has to keep showing that the numbers are great.”

The NISR assesses poverty levels via a regular household survey that asks what a representative sample of Rwandans are consuming on an annual basis. The NISR then compares the costs of those goods to a national poverty line. The result of its fourth such survey was published in August 2015 as Mr Kagame was preparing for the referendum. Every assessment since 2001 had recorded a drop in the number of poor in the country and the government expected progress to be made again. The 2015 report did not disappoint. The proportion of the country living in poverty had fallen from 44.9 per cent of the population in 2011 to 39.1 per cent in 2014, it said.

Traders on the Rwanda-Congo border. Research shows average prices increased by at least 30% between 2011 and 2014, meaning poverty would have risen, not fallen © World Bank But the finding was immediately challenged. Measuring levels of poverty, like calculating other economic indicators, is a complex process in which different assumptions need to be made about factors ranging from the type and value of the products consumed by the population to how prices are likely to have changed over time and geography. On this occasion, Rwanda’s statisticians had decided to update the basket of goods used to calculate the poverty line for the first time since 2001. The adjustment was necessary, the NISR said, because of changes in how people were living and eating. While countries often update the way their poverty line is calculated, NISR did not initially make the same adjustments to the results of the previous survey, rendering the government’s comparison of poverty levels between 2011 and 2014 flawed, experts such as the Belgian academic Filip Reyntjens said. In response, Rwanda analysed the results of the survey again in 2016, publishing a new report in which it used a cost of living index to adjust the results of the 2011 study to 2014 prices. The result, Rwanda said, was the same — the poverty rate had fallen. “The key conclusion — that poverty fell substantially between 2010/11 and 2013/14 — is robust: it holds true,” Mr Murangwa said in the report. In fact, poverty had fallen by 6.9 percentage points, even further than first thought, he added. The FT analysis of the same data contradicts that finding, suggesting there has been a consistent attempt since 2015 to misrepresent the results.

According to the FT calculations it is only possible to show a poverty decline of 6.9 percentage points if the mean value of the NISR’s cost of living index was 4.7 per cent. Put more simply, poverty could only have fallen by such a large margin if average prices for the poorest 40 per cent of households increased by 4.7 per cent or less between January 2011 and January 2014. Four academics contacted by the FT say they believed prices in rural communities increased by significantly more than 4.7 per cent during the period in question and that it looked like a low estimation of price rises had been used to skew the results and imply a reduction in poverty that did not exist. Sam Desiere, a senior researcher at Belgium’s University of Leuven who has studied Rwanda’s poverty statistics, says average prices probably increased by at least 30 per cent between 2011 and 2014 based on his analysis of price data included in Rwanda’s household survey. That conclusion would imply that poverty increased by about 6.6 percentage points, according to the FT analysis. “The higher the inflation rate,” says Mr Desiere, “the more poverty increases.” Rwanda denies that it has misrepresented the results. “The claim that poverty in Rwanda increased between 2011 and 2014 is wrong,” says Mr Murangwa. The Rwandan capital, Kigali.
Opposition politicians say the country's donors, which include the World Bank, are complicit in deceiving the world about the true levels of poverty in Rwanda © AFP The NISR later added that it was “inappropriate” to use a mean of the cost of living index to understand how it adjusted prices between the two surveys but declined to provide any further details about the rates it used. The subjectivity of the assumptions economists must make to estimate and compare poverty levels makes it very difficult to reach a definitive conclusion. But even Rwanda’s own consultants disputed the government’s view that poverty had declined. UK-based consultancy Oxford Policy Management was hired by the NISR to help it complete the poverty analysis in 2015, as it had done on each of the three previous surveys.  OPM’s team found that poverty had increased by at least 6 per cent but the finding was rejected by the Rwanda government, according to a person familiar with the company’s work for the NISR, who asked not to be named.

With the constitutional referendum approaching that December, officials were under pressure to show continued progress and there was no way an undesirable increase in poverty could be tolerated, the person says. After weeks of debate over Rwanda’s proposed new methodology, OPM ended the contract and did not sign off the final report, the person adds. OPM confirmed it was contracted by NISR in 2015 to help analyse the results of the survey but declined to comment further due to client confidentiality.  Inside the World Bank, the poverty report had also split opinion. While the country office officially backed the findings, five World Bank staff sounded an alarm in a letter to the organisation’s senior leadership, details of which are published here for the first time. “Recent developments point to potentially serious reputational risks for the Bank if its Rwanda operations continue in the current trajectory,” the officials wrote in the letter dated 1 December 1 2015 and addressed to Jim Yong Kim, then World Bank president, Makhtar Diop, then vice-president for Africa, and Diarietou Gaye, then country director for Eritrea, Kenya and Rwanda.

Rwandan president Paul Kagame. Official statistics say he has overseen GDP growth of 7 per cent a year, but critics say his government has manipulated the figures to hide repression under his regime © Reuters The group, calling itself “Professionals for Truth in Aid”, signaled their concern over what they called “the manipulation of official statistics and failure to provide reliable data openly”.  The group received no response and decided to go no further. “We sent it anonymously because we were so afraid of retaliation [from the Rwandan authorities],” says one of its authors, who asked not to be identified. The World Bank says it cannot verify the authenticity of the letter or confirm whether it was received by Mr Kim, Mr Diop or Ms Gaye because it was not sent using the institution’s official whistleblowing systems. Regarding OPM’s alleged concern over the reliability of the poverty data the World Bank said it was “aware of the discussions [between OPM and NISR in 2015] but was not privy to the deliberations between the government and its consultant”.

Recommended David Pilling America must allow Rwanda to make its own choices The World Bank has twice defended the government’s poverty analysis: in a 25-page report in September 2018 called Revisiting the Poverty Trend in Rwanda and in a public statement in April. In both papers, the World Bank said the wide discrepancy between the consumer price index — which puts inflation for 2011-14 at 23 per cent — and the much lower index used by the NISR required further investigation but backed the conclusion that poverty had dropped. “We have not found any clear sign of errors or manipulations,” it said. One of the problems in reaching a definitive answer on what the survey data show is the variety of options for counting inflation. Rwanda, for example, argues that the CPI inflation rate of 23 per cent is skewed towards urban prices, and that the cost of foodstuffs in rural areas — 80 per cent of Rwanda’s population lives in rural communities — was increasing more slowly from 2011 to 2014. The government’s overhaul of its agriculture sector from 2008 led to increased productivity, which improved the standard of living for rural families, it says.

But An Ansoms, a professor in development studies at the University of Louvain in Belgium, says the policy had the opposite impact. Under the programme, which was supported by the World Bank, farmers were instructed to grow specific crops in specific regions. The programme led to increased productivity, but also “huge price inflation” for those crops that people did not grow, Ms Ansoms says. “In perfect economic theory, you would have perfectly integrated markets and then you would get economies of scale effects . . . but that is not what happened.” The rising prices led to increased scarcity for many smallholder farmers in the rural areas where Ms Ansoms conducted field work between 2010 and 2014, she says. “Even if people got a quite decent price for their maize,” she says, “the bargaining power of the salary that they got was not at all at the same level of what they produced before.”

The Truth can be buried and stomped into the ground where none can see, yet eventually it will, like a seed, break through the surface once again far more potent than ever, and Nothing can stop it. Truth can be suppressed for a "time", yet It cannot be destroyed. ==> Wolverine
Saturday, August 10, 2019

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Forced disappearances in Kagame's Rwanda for only July 2019

  1. July 14th, 2019: A man identified as Eric
  2. July 15th, 2019: Eugene NDEREYIMANA
  3. July 16th, 2019: Constantin TUYISHIMIRE
  4. July 18th, 2019:Denis NSHIMIYIMANA
  5. July 22nd, 2019:Anonymous victim
  6. July 22nd, 2019:Anonymous victim
  7. July 23rd, 2019:Anonymous victim

[Since 1994, the world witnesses the horrifying Tutsi minority (14%) ethnic domination, the Tutsi minority ethnic rule with an iron hand, tyranny and corruption in Rwanda. The current government has been characterized by the total impunity of RPF criminals, the Tutsi economic monopoly, the Tutsi militaristic domination, and the brutal suppression of the rights of the majority of the Rwandan people (85% are Hutus)and mass arrests of Hutus by the RPF criminal organization =>AS International]

Brutal from the Beginning

The truth about everyone’s favorite strongman

Celebrity sightings are a familiar feature of the modern N.B.A., but this year’s playoffs included an appearance unusual even by the standards of America’s most star-­friendly sports league. A few minutes into the first game of the Western Conference semifinals, between the Golden State Warriors and the Houston ­Rockets—the season’s hottest ticket, featuring the reigning M.V.P. on one side and the reigning league champions on the other—­President Paul Kagame of Rwanda arrived with an entourage of about a dozen people, creating what the sports website The Undefeated called “a scene reminiscent of the fashionably late arrivals of Prince, Jay-­Z, Beyoncé and Rihanna.”
Illustration by Ricardo Martínez
Illustration by Ricardo Martínez
The league had provided Kagame with tickets in thanks for his efforts developing the game of basketball in Africa. “President Kagame and his family are very knowledgeable N.B.A. fans,” league commissioner Adam Silver noted, “and we appreciate his support and that of other African leaders to grow the game across the continent.”
In some ways Kagame—who has ruled over Rwanda since the rebel Rwandan Patriotic Front (R.P.F.), which he commanded, won a civil war against the genocidal Hutu regime, twenty-­five years ago this month—seems an unlikely candidate for such treatment. For a quarter century, he has maintained power through familiar authoritarian means—­rewriting constitutions to establish one-­party rule and extend term limits, administering elections in which he received up to 99 percent of the vote. His reign has also been marked by widespread ­human-­rights abuses, ­likely including the assassination of political opponents.
Yet he remains widely popular in the international community, celebrated not just courtside at Oracle Arena but by Western leaders, such as Bill Clinton, who called Kagame a “brilliant man” who has “freed the heart and the mind of his people,” and awarded him with the Clinton ­Global Initiative’s Global Citizen Award. As recently as 2009, ­Philip Gourevitch hailed him in the pages of The New Yorker as “one of the most formidable political figures of our age.” Many of these international supporters acknowledge that he has become increasingly autocratic over the years, but for them Kagame remains above all the hero who stopped a genocide and, in the process, saved perhaps hundreds of thousands of lives.
A close examination of Kagame’s personal and political life reveals a more complicated story. In many ways, Kagame can be counted among those responsible for the genocide’s start, and bringing the killing to an end was less a humanitarian priority than a natural consequence of his coming to power. Meanwhile, everything Kagame has done in office suggests that he was not corrupted by that power but that he was brutal from the very beginning.

Born on October 23, 1957, in the Nyarutovu hills in southern Rwanda, Paul Kagame fears nothing and no one. His parents, members of the Tutsi minority and of royal lineage, sought refuge in Uganda in 1959, during what is known as the social revolution, when the Hutu majority, supported by Rwanda’s Belgian former colonizers, toppled the Tutsi monarchy and took revenge against their former masters, carrying out persecutions and pogroms. Kagame and other members of the Tutsi diaspora had little hope of returning to their country except as second-­class citizens, so they organized and attempted to achieve political influence through the Rwandese Alliance for National Unity (R.A.N.U.).
Like many young members of the R.A.N.U., Kagame joined the future Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni’s anti­colonial leftist guerrilla force, which fought to overthrow first Idi Amin’s dictatorship in 1979, then Milton Obote’s in 1985. When Museveni himself came to power in 1986, Kagame became one of the pillars of Uganda’s intelligence services, overseeing the administration of the Directorate of Military Intelligence. “He was feared because he used terror to carry out his duties,” according to Abdul Ruzibiza, a Rwandan and former lieutenant in Kagame’s army. Ruzibiza adds that Rwandans in Museveni’s National Resistance Army considered Kagame the most important person in the military hierarchy after Fred Rwigyema, another Rwandan, who was the vice minister of defense and Museveni’s right-­hand man.
On October 2, 1990, roughly three thousand Tutsi soldiers deserted the Ugandan Army with Museveni’s implicit blessing, taking arms and equipment to lead an attack on Rwanda under Rwigyema’s command. On the first day of the struggle, Rwigyema was killed under circumstances that remain unclear, and Kagame took over military operations.
Backed by Uganda’s logistic support, Kagame proved a formidable adversary for the Rwandan regime’s inexperienced, undisciplined troops. The offensive was repelled only with France’s help. French President Francois Mitterrand, who considered the R.P.F.’s offensive a foreign aggression backed by Anglo-­American interests, ordered the supply of equipment and the training of Rwandan military staff, while French commandos were sent on reconnaissance missions behind R.P.F. lines. France’s military chief of staff, Christian Quesnot, described Kagame’s party as the “most fascist [he’d] seen in Africa” and referred to its members as “black Khmers.”
At the time, French military units were starting to be replaced by U.N. peacekeeping forces, as France slowly pulled out of a country where, unlike in such oil-­rich former colonies as Gabon or Congo-­Brazzaville, it had no direct economic or strategic interests. The Arusha Accords, negotiated between June 1992 and August 1993, outlined a political process for power-­sharing between Juvénal Habyarimana’s Hutu regime and Kagame’s Tutsi rebellion, with the aim of ending the civil war and creating a path toward free, democratic elections.
Despite the constraints imposed by the peace agreement, extremists on both sides were actively preparing for war. Habyarimana was torn between the opposition, which favored sharing power with the R.P.F., and the ultra-­radical wing of his majority, which openly expressed its genocidal intentions. Party hard-­liners were enraged at the huge concessions granted to the R.P.F. under the accords. Meanwhile, Kagame knew that his party had absolutely no chance of winning an election whose outcome would remain largely determined by ethnic criteria. He adopted a “talk and fight” tactic, alternating between combat and negotiations under the auspices of the international community and France.
“In June 1992, I was sympathetic to Kagame’s cause, and visited the zones controlled by his army,” the historian Gérard Prunier recalls. “It was a ghost country, empty, while the rest of Rwanda was totally over-­populated. The R.P.F. soldiers told me that all the Hutus had fled.”
Though officially at peace, Rwanda was in reality a smoldering volcano.
The eruption occurred on April 6, 1994, when the Falcon jet carrying Habyarimana, along with the president of Burundi and a French aircraft crew, was shot down as it prepared to land in Kigali on its return from a regional summit in Tanzania. The president’s death plunged the capital into horror. Hutu extremists, supervised by the police and the president’s guards, set up roadblocks and began killing moderate political opponents and the Tutsi minority, who were considered the fifth column of the R.P.F.
Overwhelming evidence points to Kagame’s R.P.F. as the culprits behind the assassination. The R.P.F. had technicians trained in the complex deployment of the surface-­to-­air missiles supplied by the Ugandan Army. Kagame’s troops were on the move in the hours following the attack, launching a major offensive on multiple fronts. “These maneuvers required several weeks, even months, to prepare,” according to Colonel Luc Marchal of the U.N. Assistance Mission for Rwanda (U.N.A.M.I.R.). “It is strictly impossible that they were carried out in reaction to the first massacres of Tutsis in Kigali, as the R.P.F. claims.”
Evidence provided by Kagame’s close circle has continued to accumulate over the years, including the testimony of his former cabinet chief, Theogene Rudasingwa, now a refugee in the United States; of his former head of intelligence services, Patrick Karegeya; and of his former Army chief, Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa. To silence these damaging witnesses, Kagame dispatched henchmen to track down the “traitors.” Karegeya was strangled to death in a hotel room in Johannesburg on January 1, 2014. Nyamwasa managed to escape several assassination attempts, and on June 22, 2016, he testified before the South African courts. “The assassination plan was conceived by Paul Kagame because he wanted a power grab, assisted by the commander of the High Command unit, James Kabarebe, and Charles Kayonga, commander of the Third battalion in Kigali,” Nyamwasa told the magistrates, while denying that he had any previous knowledge or involvement in the plot. (His caution was well-­founded, since the United Nations rightly considered the attack the spark that ignited the genocide.)
After the war ended, Kagame never ordered an inquiry into the assassination, and the United States applied pressure to keep the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda from pursuing the case. It wasn’t until 1998, when the families of the French crew killed in the explosion filed a complaint, that Jean-­Louis Bruguière, the French counter­terrorism magistrate, conducted an investigation, resulting in international arrest warrants against nine prominent R.P.F. members.
Kagame was ­furious—he would later accuse France of complicity in the genocide and even of having participated in its planning and execution—­but other jurisdictions upheld Bruguière’s findings. The Office of Special Investigations, established by the Swiss investigating magistrate Carla del Ponte, who was appointed prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, had gathered evidence supporting the French judge’s conclusions. In a document classified top secret, dated October 1, 2003, her investigators provided details based on testimony from the defectors on the transport of the missiles that had downed the plane, as well as the preparatory briefings that had been held in the R.P.F.’s general headquarters in Mulindi, attended by Kagame, Nyamwasa, and Kabarebe, among others.
A Spanish inquiry led to identical conclusions. In an indictment dated February 6, 2008, the result of a long investigation into the assassination of nine Spanish citizens in Rwanda between 1994 and 1997, Judge Fernando Andreu Merelles accused Kagame’s inner circle of blowing up the president’s plane and thus kindling the apocalyptic killings in Rwanda in order to instill
a regime of terror and a parallel criminal structure to the rule of law, whose preestablished goal was sequestration, rape of women and girls, the perpetuation of terrorist activities (conducted with the goal of appearing as if they were the work of their enemies), the incarceration of thousands of citizens without the least due process of law, selective assassinations, the destruction and systematic elimination of corpses that had been stripped of their identification in mass graves, massive incineration of corpses and dumping them in lakes and rivers, and random attacks on civilians based on ethnic preselection.
Relying on testimony from “R.P.F. refugees and defectors with previous important political and administrative responsibilities within the forces,” the Spanish National Court in Madrid accounted for more than three hundred thousand Rwandans massacred “selectively and deliberately” by the R.P.F.
In the four months after Habyarimana’s assassination, on April 6, 1994, the Hutu génocidaires killed hundreds of thousands of Tutsis in broad daylight, even going into hospitals in Kigali to finish off survivors in front of horrified human-­rights workers, leaving the bodies of women and children to rot on the roadsides. The killings committed at the same time by the R.P.F. were largely carried out far from public view. A declassified memorandum from the U.S. State Department, dated September 12, 1994, informed Washington of the investigation carried out by the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (U.N.H.C.R.) in southern and southeastern Rwanda. Robert Gersony, the envoy sent by U.N. Secretary-­General Boutros Boutros-­Ghali, had traveled throughout the country in July and August and discovered bodies of recently killed Hutus strewn along the hillsides. Gersony wrote:
On the basis of interviews with refugees/­individuals, the UNHCR team concluded that a pattern of killing had emerged. The RPA [Rwanda Patriotic Army] convened meetings to discuss peace and security. Once the displaced persons were assembled, RPA soldiers moved in and killed them. In addition to these massacres, the RPA engaged in house-­to-­house sweeps and hunted down individuals hiding in swamps. Victims were usually killed with hoes, axes, machetes and fire. Although males aged 18-­40 were at highest risk, the young and elderly were not spared.
The State Department memo added:
The UNHCR team speculated that the purpose of the killing was a campaign of ethnic cleansing intended to clear certain areas in the south of Rwanda for Tutsi habitation. The killings also served to reduce the population of Hutu males and discouraged refugees from returning to claim their lands.
Other crimes against humanity were perpetrated several months after the war ended, in the presence of human-­rights workers and U.N. peacekeepers. One of the most well known is the slaughter at the Kibeho Hutu refugee camp, located in a small town in southern Rwanda, which had accommodated over one hundred thousand civilians who refused to return to their villages out of fear of R.P.F. reprisals. According to Doctors Without Borders, the camp presented no military threat to Ka­ga­me’s regime, unlike some other camps, especially those in Zaire, which were rife with génocidairemilitiamen clamoring to return to Rwanda to “finish the job” and exterminate the remaining Tutsis.
On April 22, 1995, the R.P.A., who had been encircling the Kibeho camp for days, preventing food from being provided, opened fire on the crowds, using assault rifles, machine guns, grenades, anti-­tank rockets, and a howitzer. The Doctors Without Borders international team and U.N. peacekeepers witnessed the shootings: “On our way to the second U.N.A.M.I.R. post,” one Australian soldier reported,
we had to walk through a crowd of people standing there calmly, terrorized. At one point, the only way to reach the post was down a lane that was lined with the dead and the dying; men, women and children, piled up three-­layers deep.
Kagame, Rwanda’s vice president at the time, visited the camp with President Pasteur Bizimungu. A few mass graves were opened and 338 corpses—­the official toll put forth by the Rwandan government—­were displayed for the cameras, though the U.N. peacekeepers and NGOs who had witnessed the massacre estimated the toll at between 4,000 and 8,000 dead. Forced to validate the official figure, the minister of the interior, Seth Sendashonga, soon went into exile, and he was later assassinated in Nairobi, Kenya. Kagame acknowledged his responsibility for that killing in veiled terms during a speech he gave in Gabiro, in northern Rwanda. Referring to a work by Prunier, who described a meeting in early 1998 between Sendashonga (who had been his friend) and Ugandan officials with an eye on preparing a coup d’état in Kigali, Kagame declared: “There’s some truth in what Prunier wrote. We knew what was taking place [in Uganda]. As to whether Seth Sendashonga died because he crossed the line, I don’t have much to say about that, but I’m not going to offer any apologies.”
In the collective psyche and official discourse, the current Rwandan president maintains a prestigious image: the hero who ended the last genocide of the twentieth century, while the international community at large, and the United States in particular, looked the other way. However, putting an end to the massacre of the Tutsi was never Kagame’s objective, and many Rwandan political and military leaders, such as the former prime minister Faustin Twagiramungu, accuse the president of sacrificing his own community to gain power.
Rony Brauman, the former president of Doctors Without Borders, and among the first to publish a work on the Rwandan genocide, insists that in 1994 Kagame “wanted to win the war, not end the genocide.” In fact, the R.P.F. argued relentlessly with the U.N. Security Council to impede the deployment of a peacekeeping force, claiming in particular as of late April 1994 that most of the Tutsis had already been massacred. The Canadian general Roméo Dallaire, commander of U.N.A.M.I.R., wrote in his memoirs:
Beyond a doubt, the responsibility for the Rwandan genocide lies exclusively with the Rwandans [i.e., the Hutu] who planned, commanded, supervised and then directed it. . . . But the Rwandan dead can also be attributed to Paul Kagame, the military genius who didn’t step up his campaign when the scale of the genocide was manifest and who, on several occasions, even spoke freely to me on the price his Tutsi comrades might have to pay for the cause.
Once installed in power, Kagame did not suddenly turn peaceful. In 1996, he set out to attack the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a country possessing the richest mineral resources in Africa. His army invaded this vast neighbor, with covert U.S. military assistance, ostensibly to fight the Hutu génocidaires who had retreated there. Kagame’s army joined forces with the militia of Laurent-­Désiré Kabila, the former Marxist guerrilla soldier who had trained alongside Che Guevara in the mid-­Sixties and was later involved in drug trafficking. Kabila was soon to replace the country’s leader, Marshal Mobutu, a former CIA protégé who had become a burden to the United States since the end of the Cold War. During this time, an estimated 232,000 Hutu refugees were murdered in the Congolese forest. Emma Bonino, the European commissioner for humanitarian aid, spoke of “incomprehensible carnage,” and accused Kabila’s troops—in reality commanded by Kagame’s army—of having “transformed the region into a slaughterhouse.”
In August 2010, the United Nations published an explosive 550-page report entitled Mapping Human Rights Violations that described the horrors committed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the period between 1993 and 2003, which was leaked to Le Monde. According to the newspaper, the Rwandan authorities had tried to prevent the publication of the report, with Kagame threatening to withdraw all Rwandan troops from U.N. peacekeeping missions. Participants from all sides of the conflict were implicated in war crimes, which notably included systematic rape, but Le Monde described the document as “particularly damning for Rwanda,” though Kagame did succeed in stopping the term “genocide” from being categorically ­applied to his ­army’s behavior.
This was essential for Kagame, because his moral authority stems from the 1994 genocide. Not only did it jus­tify his invasion of the D.R.C., but it continues to excuse all manner of repression at home. In 2008, Kagame passed a law that classified any references to crimes committed by the R.P.F. as a form of “genocide ideology” and therefore illegal. This law served as a basis for the incarceration, from 2010 to 2018, of Kagame’s political opponent Victoire Ingabire, who was guilty of having argued in favor of recognizing R.P.F. crimes as a way to achieve genuine reconciliation among the Rwandan people.
To fathom the absurdity of all this, listen to James Kabarebe, the former defense minister, who served in Uganda’s intelligence services before joining Kagame in the bloody conquest of Rwanda and later participated in the pillages and crimes against humanity in the Congo. In a documentary on the “glorious” epic of the R.P.F. he declared: “The principal problem of security in Rwanda is the genocide ideology, which has spread beyond Rwanda to the entire region and among the international community. Everything opposed to Rwanda is defined by this ideology of genocide. This ideology thus remains a threat. And this is a war we will have to wage for a long time.” Now Kagame’s special adviser, he affirmed during the twenty-­fifth anniversary commemoration of the genocide this past April that “the genocide ideology will always remain, because even some children who didn’t participate in it are born with this ideology.”
No one denies the Hutu extremists’ brutal attempt to annihilate the Tutsi minority in 1994. But Kagame and his lieutenants have succeeded in framing any acknowledgment of their own crimes as a further martyring of their ethnic community, equating the denunciation of crimes against humanity with the denial of a genocide. Whenever they are challenged, Kagame, his lieutenants, and many international supporters brandish the accusations of “racism” and “denialism.”
When prominent French investigative journalist Pierre Péan published Noires fureurs, blancs menteurs, his ­pioneering 2005 book on the R.P.F.’s crimes, the French association SOS Racisme filed a lawsuit, accusing him of “inciting racial hatred.” Testifying in court, Dominique Sopo, president of the association, solemnly declared, “To evoke Hutu blood is to defile the blood of the Tutsis.”
It is not just the specter of genocide that has given Kagame impunity. He has held on to international support for a more mundane and predictable reason: economics. Global leaders such as Clinton and Tony Blair celebrate Kagame as a “visionary,” largely because of the high rates of economic growth Rwanda has enjoyed under his watch. Never mind that the country remains one of the most unequal in the world—or that its development has been largely financed through the plunder of the neighboring D.R.C. and money provided by international funding partners such as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund—businessmen marvel at its excellent commercial climate, not to mention the cleanliness and safety of its capital.
A few months before Kagame’s star turn courtside in California, a delegation from the N.B.A.—­including Commissioner Silver and Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri—visited Rwanda. On the occasion Ujiri, who is Ni­gerian and a noted Kagame fan, might have spoken for the entire global business community: “When you talk about progressive and visionary,” he said, “that is President Kagame.”

The Truth can be buried and stomped into the ground where none can see, yet eventually it will, like a seed, break through the surface once again far more potent than ever, and Nothing can stop it. Truth can be suppressed for a "time", yet It cannot be destroyed. ==> Wolverine

Eyed and written by
Edward S. Herman & David Peterson

[Since 1994, the world witnesses the horrifying Tutsi minority (14%) ethnic domination, the Tutsi minority ethnic rule with an iron hand, tyranny and corruption in Rwanda. The current government has been characterized by the total impunity of RPF criminals, the Tutsi economic monopoly, the Tutsi militaristic domination, and the brutal suppression of the rights of the majority of the Rwandan people (85% are Hutus)and mass arrests of Hutus by the RPF criminal organization =>AS International]

Hutu are marginalized people who deserve oppression, says Kagame

Do HUTUs deserve oppression, killings and mass-slaughters?
The Obligation to Resist One’s Oppression.

"If a government does not fit 
its people, they have a right to rebel. If a people choose to rebel, foreigners have no need, and therefore, no right to intervene"

The Rwandan genocide of 1994 has been called the “fastest, most efficient killing spree of the twentieth century. In 100 days, some 800,000 Tutsi and politically moderate Hutu were murdered. The United States did almost nothing to try to stop it” (U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power, writing in 2002). In their book, Enduring Lies: The Rwandan Genocide in the Propaganda System, 20 Year Later (The Real News Books), Edward S. Herman and David Peterson challenge these beliefs. 

With sections devoted to “The ‘Rwandan Genocide’ by the Numbers,” the Tutsi-led Rwandan Patriotic Front’s October 1990 invasion of Rwanda from Uganda and Paul Kagame’s ensuing 46-month war of conquest, the April 6, 1994 shoot-down of the Hutu President Juvénal Habyarimana’s jet on its return to Kigali, universally regarded as the event that triggered the mass bloodshed which followed, the mythical Hutu “conspiracy to commit genocide” against the country’s minority Tutsi population, the West’s alleged “failure to intervene” to stop the killings, Kagame Power’s triumph in Rwanda and its spread to the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo, with a death toll running in the millions, and to the pernicious role played by the U.S., U.K., and Canadian governments, as well as by the United Nations, human rights groups, the media and intellectuals in promulgating a false history of 1994 Rwanda, the authors cross-examine what they call the “standard model” of the Rwandan genocide. 

“A brilliant dissection of the Western propaganda system on Rwanda,” writes Christopher Black, a Canadian attorney and the lead defense counsel before the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda.

About the Author

Edward S. Herman is professor emeritus of finance at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and has written extensively on economics, political economy, and the media. Among his books are Corporate Control, Corporate Power (Cambridge University Press, 1981), The Real Terror Network (South End Press, 1982), and, with Noam Chomsky, The Political Economy of Human Rights (South End Press, 1979) and Manufacturing Consent (Pantheon, 2nd. Ed., 2002). David Peterson is an independent journalist and researcher based in Chicago. Together they are the co-authors of The Politics of Genocide (Monthly Review Press, 2nd. Ed., 2011).
That it is wrong to oppress others, to take the food they need or deny them
the social conditions necessary for the self-respect they deserve, is hardly controversial.3 But that those who are oppressed can also do wrong in not resisting
their oppression is rather more so

The Truth can be buried and stomped into the ground where none can see, yet eventually it will, like a seed, break through the surface once again far more potent than ever, and Nothing can stop it. Truth can be suppressed for a "time", yet It cannot be destroyed. ==> Wolverine

Saturday, July 27, 2019

 [Since 1994, the world witnesses the horrifying Tutsi minority (14%) ethnic domination, the Tutsi minority ethnic rule with an iron hand, tyranny and corruption in Rwanda. The current government has been characterized by the total impunity of RPF criminals, the Tutsi economic monopoly, the Tutsi militaristic domination, and the brutal suppression of the rights of the majority of the Rwandan people (85% are Hutus)and mass arrests of Hutus by the RPF criminal organization =>AS International]

"Pierre Péan démontre que le génocide de 1994 est un épisode dans une guerre civile et régionale ignorée, plus meurtrière encore, voulue depuis octobre 1990. Le FPR était prêt à tout pour conquérir le pouvoir à Kigali, y compris à sacrifier des centaines de milliers de Tutsis et de Hutus. Pierre Péan est journaliste d’investigation".

Mon cher Pierre,  

Je tenais à me souvenir de toi, continuer de travailler à tout ce que tu attendais, à tout ce que tu espérais depuis que nous nous sommes rencontrés pour la première fois à Amsterdam.
Pierre Péan
Journaliste d'investigation
Libre Penseur Français
Comme un mur, la mort nous sépare, de toi, comme le souffle du vent qui balaie les obstacles, notre amitié, notre affection et notre espérance s’en iront te rejoindre là où désormais tu nous attends près de Dieu.
Chers amis,
chers ennemis,

C’est un honneur pour moi d’avoir à prononcer un mot sur ce monsieur que j'admire beaucoup. Il y a tant à dire sur ce grand homme, ce maître à penser, et comme lui, j’ai appris à penser librement et à librement penser et mettre sur papier ce que je pense pour sauver peut-être des millions de gens dont mon peuple au Rwanda.
Lorsque j’ai appris le décès de Pierre Péan, l’émotion m’a envahie tellement tant de souvenirs m’ont liée.
Un grand ami de toutes ces victimes femmes et enfants, ces innocents qui sont mes proches, vos proches parents, amis ou concitoyens, toutes celles et tous ceux qui ont souffert de l’injustice dans le monde entier et en particulier aux grands massacres de ce grand Satan et Hitler rwandais Paul Kagame qui se dit président du Rwanda, ce pays de l’impunité où les criminels de son FPR organisé en soldats-Nasis, enpoliciers qui font disparaître les Hutus parce qu’il étaient la majoritéethnique au Rwanda et les Tutsis de l’intérieur tués, emprisonnés ou qui disparaissentchaque jour.

Notre regretté Pierre Péan a toujours dénoncé ces crimes sans qu’il soit entendu, comme moi et d’autres qui dénoncent ces crimes de Kagame avec ses intore, les NSS, DMI et pour mieux comprendre pour ceux qui ne connaissent pas le Rwanda, ce sont les vrais SS qui opèrent aujoud'hui au Rwanda.

des années 1933-1945. Vous vous souvenez de leurs crimes, ces crimes qui se répètent au Rwanda depuis octobre 1990 jusqu’ en 1994, puis de façon organisés, bien planifiés, sans aucun mot de l’Occident pourtant champion de la justice. (1994-1998)

 Quand nous allons penser à ce grand homme qui a fait une enquête bien remplie de toutes les informations en rapport avec des assassinats, des massacres, des disparitions quotidiens qui restent tenus en silence par ceux-là mêmes qui nous parlent de démocratie, de justice et de liberté d’expression.

Pour ne dire que ceci dans la plus grande pression, Je dirais en un mot, Ce monsieur pour lequel j'ai eu et j'aurais toujours beaucoup de respect, a, en effet, su éveiller les esprits sur ces crimes de Paul kagame, voire même les vrais responsables du génocie rwandais pour ces millions qui ont perdu leurs vies tant au Rwanda qu'en République Démocratique du Congo.

Ce fût mon cas, et je suis certain que je ne suis pas le seul. Nous avons toujours été en présence d’un homme qui rayonne par son esprit si vif, par son insatiable curiosité."
The Truth can be buried and stomped into the ground where none can see, yet eventually it will, like a seed, break through the surface once again far more potent than ever, and Nothing can stop it. Truth can be suppressed for a "time", yet It cannot be destroyed. ==> Wolverine

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