21 Nov 2014

Fwd: MH17: West Allows Ukrainian Government to Write Official Report on Shoot-Down

Global Research Newsletter, November 21, 2014

Why Does the West Allow the Ukrainian Government to Write the Official Report on the Shoot-Down of MH-17?

Eric Zuesse


There are only two suspects in the shoot-down of the MH-17 Malaysian airliner over Ukraine on July 17th. One of these two suspects, the Ukrainian Government, was granted by the other three member-states of the official MH-17 'investigating' commission, a veto-power over anything that's written into that 'investigating' report.  

Human Rights and Double Standards: UN Resolution on Iran Mockery of Justice

Dr. Ismail Salami


The not-very-independent UN body has made a mockery of justice by soldering a resolution on the so-called human rights violations in Iran.

Introducing "Natural Gas Exports: Washington's Revolving Door Fuels Climate Threat"

Steve Horn


Many former Obama Administration officials now work as lobbyists or PR professionals on behalf of the LNG exports industry, as do many former Bush Administration officials.  

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Failure of the Neoclassical Mindset: Beyond Mainstream Explanations of the Financial Crisis

Prof. Ismael Hossein-Zadeh


Following in the footsteps of the financial big wigs at the head of the Federal Reserve Bank, most mainstream neoclassical economists optimistically projected that the 2002-07 financial expansion would continue indefinitely.  

The New World Order of "Neoliberal Globalization". Russia at the Crossroads

Takis Fotopoulos


Russia is the only country today that can lead the struggle for the building of a really alternative pole to the New World Order.

Company In Which US Vice President Joe Biden's Son Is Director Prepares To Drill Shale Gas In East Ukraine

Tyler Durden  


The proxy Ukraine war, just like that in Syria preceding it, "is all about energy."

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[AfricaRealities] Witness in French inquiry into 1994 Rwanda plane crash disappears (Includes interview)


Witness in French inquiry into 1994 Rwanda plane crash disappears Special

Emile Gafirita  Rwandan witness in French inquiry into 1994 plane crash
A key witness for a French court investigating who triggered the Rwandan genocide has gone missing in Kenya after a Paris judge insisted the witness' name be identified in legal documents – a move critics say compromised his safety.
Gafirita understood his identity would be disclosed in the proceedings but agreed to provide testimony anyhow, Cantier said. "Of course I warned him of the risks."
The witness was due to tell the judge that as a young soldier in the Rwandan Patriotic Army -- then led by Paul Kagame -- he helped transport missiles that were used to shoot down the plane carrying former Rwandan president Juvenal Habyarimana and his Burundian counterpart Cyprien Ntaryamira, the lawyer confirmed.
The assassination of the two presidents unleashed the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, where hundreds of thousands of ethnic Tutsis and Hutus were slaughtered by Hutu extremists.
Cantier said that "under French law, the anonymity of a witness can be guaranteed. I proposed this be done but the judge did not agree."
"He believed that the declarations of the witness would identify who he was, in any case."
"The judge said that masking the identifying information in the declaration would have rendered the testimony useless," Cantier explained.
Meanwhile, a lawyer defending the Rwandan officials indicted by the French court admitted he indeed passed on Gafirita's name to his clients in Rwanda, several of whom are top aides to President Kagame.
"You're asking me whether I informed my clients but every normal lawyer informs his clients of the evolution of a case," Leon Lev Forster told Digital Journal.
"Authorities in Kigali are not my clients," Forster bristled. "The six people who are being prosecuted in this case were informed…a lawyer is obliged to indicate to his clients what the procedures are."
"It is perfectly legitimate that clients be informed of the reasons a case is reopened," he insisted. "But we only got access to the dossier very late so we didn't know when this witness was going to be heard or where he was."
"The judge could have been more careful," said Filip Reyntjens, who teaches African studies at the University of Antwerp in Belgium and is the author of the book, Political Governance in Post Genocide Rwanda.
In an email to Digital Journal, Reyntjens said the judge should have agreed to reveal Gafirita's name only after he arrived in Paris instead of leaving him "completely on his own in Nairobi where he was expected to be prey for Rwandan operatives."
Kagame has for years been credited with routing extremists responsible for committing genocide. But his government has increasingly been accused of jailing, kidnapping and killing critics at home and abroad. 
Gafirita's lawyer expressed moral outrage at his apparent kidnapping.
"We have a terrible situation, one of the worst yet. There has been manipulation in every sense," Cantier lamented. "I'm not taking sides here; I'm a human rights defender. But I am scandalized by what has happened. This Rwandan tragedy is still upon us. It's terrible and unacceptable."
The French inquiry into the downing of Habyarimana's plane had been due to wrap up shortly. Many observers believed the charges against the Rwandan officials would to dropped. But in a surprise move last month, the judge announced the investigation was reopened.
Forster suggested Gafirita's disappearance might be a political stunt by the opposition.
"This person was supposedly taken at night on a well lit street in front of everyone," Forster said. "Was he really kidnapped? I don't know. I can't say he wasn't. I can't say either that it wasn't staged. It could have been staged as part of a destabilization campaign that has been part of this case."
Gafirita was a teenager when he joined the Rwandan Patriotic Front in 1991. He served in Kagame's High Command unit for more than a decade until he went to Darfur where he became a driver for Rwandan peacekeepers. He broke with the regime in 2009 and fled to Uganda before seeking refuge in Kenya.

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United Kingdom's Proxy Wars in Africa: The Case of Rwanda and DR Congo:

The Rwandan genocide and 6,000,000 Congolese and Hutu refugees killed are the culminating point of a long UK’s battle to expand their influence to the African Great Lakes Region. UK supported Kagame’s guerrilla war by providing military support and money. The UK refused to intervene in Rwanda during the genocide to allow Kagame to take power by military means that triggered the genocide. Kagame’s fighters and their families were on the Ugandan payroll paid by UK budget support.

· 4 Heads of State assassinated in the francophone African Great Lakes Region.
· 2,000,000 people died in Hutu and Tutsi genocides in Rwanda, Burundi and RD.Congo.
· 600,000 Hutu refugees killed in R.D.Congo, Uganda, Central African Republic and Rep of Congo.
· 6,000,000 Congolese dead.
· 8,000,000 internal displaced people in Rwanda, Burundi and DR. Congo.
· 500,000 permanent Rwandan and Burundian Hutu refugees, and Congolese refugees around the world.
· English language expansion to Rwanda to replace the French language.
· 20,000 Kagame’s fighters paid salaries from the British Budget Support from 1986 to present.
· £500,000 of British taxpayer’s money paid, so far, to Kagame and his cronies through the budget support, SWAPs, Tutsi-dominated parliament, consultancy, British and Tutsi-owned NGOs.
· Kagame has paid back the British aid received to invade Rwanda and to strengthen his political power by joining the East African Community together with Burundi, joining the Commonwealth, imposing the English Language to Rwandans to replace the French language; helping the British to establish businesses and to access to jobs in Rwanda, and to exploit minerals in D.R.Congo.

Thousands of Hutu murdered by Kagame inside Rwanda, e.g. Kibeho massacres

Thousands of Hutu murdered by Kagame inside Rwanda, e.g. Kibeho massacres
Kagame killed 200,000 Hutus from all regions of the country, the elderly and children who were left by their relatives, the disabled were burned alive. Other thousands of people were killed in several camps of displaced persons including Kibeho camp. All these war crimes remain unpunished.The British news reporters were accompanying Kagame’s fighters on day-by-day basis and witnessed these massacres, but they never reported on this.

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25,000 Hutu bodies floated down River Akagera into Lake Victoria in Uganda.

25,000  Hutu bodies  floated down River Akagera into Lake Victoria in Uganda.
The British irrational, extremist, partisan,biased, one-sided media and politicians have disregarded Kagame war crimes e.g. the Kibeho camp massacres, massacres of innocents Hutu refugees in DR. Congo. The British media have been supporting Kagame since he invaded Rwanda by organising the propaganda against the French over the Rwandan genocide, suppressing the truth about the genocide and promoting the impunity of Kagame and his cronies in the African Great Lakes Region. For the British, Rwanda does not need democracy, Rwanda is the African Israel; and Kagame and his guerilla fighters are heroes.The extremist British news reporters including Fergal Keane, Chris Simpson, Chris McGreal, Mark Doyle, etc. continue to hate the Hutus communities and to polarise the Rwandan society.

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Kagame political ambitions triggered the genocide.

Kagame  political  ambitions triggered the genocide.
Kagame’s guerrilla war was aimed at accessing to power at any cost. He rejected all attempts and advice that could stop his military adventures including the cease-fire, political negotiations and cohabitation, and UN peacekeeping interventions. He ignored all warnings that could have helped him to manage the war without tragic consequences. Either you supported Kagame’ s wars and you are now his friend, or you were against his wars and you are his enemy. Therefore, Kagame as the Rwandan strong man now, you have to apologise to him for having been against his war and condemned his war crimes, or accept to be labelled as having been involved in the genocide. All key Kagame’s fighters who committed war crimes and crimes against humanity are the ones who hold key positions in Rwandan army and government for the last 15 years. They continue to be supported and advised by the British including Tony Blair, Andrew Mitchell MP, and the British army senior officials.

Aid that kills: The British Budget Support financed Museveni and Kagame’s wars in Rwanda and DRC.

Aid that kills: The British Budget Support  financed Museveni and Kagame’s wars in Rwanda and DRC.
Genocide propaganda and fabrications are used by the so-called British scholars, news reporters and investigative journalists to promote their CVs and to get income out of the genocide through the selling of their books, providing testimonies against the French, access to consultancy contracts from the UN and Kagame, and participation in conferences and lectures in Rwanda, UK and internationally about genocide. Genocide propaganda has become a lucrative business for Kagame and the British. Anyone who condemned or did not support Kagame’s war is now in jail in Rwanda under the gacaca courts system suuported by British tax payer's money, or his/she is on arrest warrant if he/she managed to flee the Kagame’s regime. Others have fled the country and are still fleeing now. Many others Rwandans are being persecuted in their own country. Kagame is waiting indefinitely for the apologies from other players who warn him or who wanted to help to ensure that political negotiations take place between Kagame and the former government he was fighting against. Britain continues to supply foreign aid to Kagame and his cronies with media reports highlighting economic successes of Rwanda. Such reports are flawed and are aimed at misleading the British public to justify the use of British taxpayers’ money. Kagame and his cronies continue to milk British taxpayers’ money under the British budget support. This started from 1986 through the British budget support to Uganda until now.

Dictator Kagame: No remorse for his unwise actions and ambitions that led to the Rwandan genocide.

Dictator Kagame: No remorse for his unwise actions and ambitions that led to the  Rwandan genocide.
No apologies yet to the Rwandan people. The assassination of President Juvenal Habyarimana by Kagame was the only gateway for Kagame to access power in Rwanda. The British media, politicians, and the so-called British scholars took the role of obstructing the search for the truth and justice; and of denying this assassination on behalf of General Kagame. General Paul Kagame has been obliging the whole world to apologise for his mistakes and war crimes. The UK’s way to apologise has been pumping massive aid into Rwanda's crony government and parliement; and supporting Kagame though media campaigns.

Fanatical, partisan, suspicious, childish and fawning relations between UK and Kagame

Fanatical, partisan, suspicious, childish and fawning relations between UK and Kagame
Kagame receives the British massive aid through the budget support, British excessive consultancy, sector wide programmes, the Tutsi-dominated parliament, British and Tutsi-owned NGOs; for political, economic and English language expansion to Rwanda. The British aid to Rwanda is not for all Rwandans. It is for Kagame himself and his Tutsi cronies.

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This blog reports the crimes that remain unpunished and the impunity that has generated a continuous cycle of massacres in many parts of Africa. In many cases, the perpetrators of the crimes seem to have acted in the knowledge that they would not be held to account for their actions.

The need to fight this impunity has become even clearer with the massacres and genocide in many parts of Africa and beyond.

The blog also addresses issues such as Rwanda War Crimes, Rwandan Refugee massacres in Dr Congo, genocide, African leaders’ war crimes and crimes against humanity, Africa war criminals, Africa crimes against humanity, Africa Justice.

Venerating Kagame: The UK celebrate the expansion of their influence to Rwanda

Venerating Kagame: The UK celebrate the expansion of their influence to Rwanda
As planned by Kagame before he took power, all French related institutions (businesses,NGOs, schools, RFI, cultural centres) are banned and expelled from Rwanda and replaced by the British ones.The French language is banned in education, administration and businesses, and is replaced by the English language. All public and private institutions have been renamed in English. The French language has been removed from the National ID cards. Rwanda unilaterally left the Communauté économiqe des états de l'Afrique centrale to join the East African Community controlled by the UK. Next: full and unconditional admission to Commonwealth.
-The British relentless and long running battle to become the sole player and gain new grounds of influence in the francophone African Great Lakes Region has led to the expulsion of other traditional players from the region, or strained diplomatic relations between the countries of the region and their traditional friends. These new tensions are even encouraged by the British using a variety of political and economic manoeuvres.

-General Kagame has been echoing the British advice that Rwanda does not need any loan or aid from Rwandan traditional development partners, meaning that British aid is enough to solve all Rwandan problems.

-The British obsession for the English Language expansion has become a tyranny that has led to genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity, dictatorial regimes, human rights violations, mass killings, destruction of families, communities and cultures, permanent refugees and displaced persons in the African Great Lakes region.

- Rwanda, a country that is run by a corrupt clique of minority-tutsi is governed with institutional discrmination, human rights violations, dictatorship, authoritarianism and autocracy, as everybody would expect.