The Pentagon, Genocide and the War on Terror
20 July 2010
keith harmon snow
Published (edited extensively) by:
Z Magazine, July 2010 under the title:
Apocalypse in Central Africa:
Ongoing repression, war crimes, and U.S. involvement
"As a key partner, we are very happy to be working with the Rwandan Defense Force as they seek to improve their capacity to do various peacekeeping missions as well as contribute in other ways to bringing peace to this region. And what we're doing as a part of this visit is demonstrating to our Rwandan friends that we indeed are a committed partner... And by so doing, that stability is felt around the world..."
Rwandan Defense Minister Gen. James Kabarebe (R)---indicted for war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide in Central Africa---speaks to US AFRICOM chief General William Ward, on a recent visit in Rwanda, July 2010. (Photo credit AFRICOM.)
Fancy brochures and PR leaflets -- funded by the Center for American Progress--are distributed by ENOUGH at CAP-funded events and CAP-funded college chapters.
New York Times' propaganda about 'genocide in Rwanda' like "Ugly Reality in Rwanda", produced May 9, 1994, by James C McKinley Jr. -- with reality further psychologically obliterated by advertisements using subliminal sexuality -- obscured the truth and set the stage for the massive psychological operation that today blinds westerners to the reality of the Pentagon's involvement in Central Africa.
'Save Darfur' propaganda generated by nationalist US think tanks and the western media obscures the involvement of the Pentagon, Britain, Belgium, Canada and Israel, and of intelligence operatives like Roger Winter and David Kimche, and the Darfur 'genocide' discourse mirrors the psychological operations used against the western news consuming public to create the false narrative about genocide in Rwanda.
The New York Times reportage, "Rwanda's Huge Stake in Congo's War" (Ian Fisher, 27 December 1998) was nothing more than damage control that finally revealed what everyone had known since September of 1996: Rwanda (RPF) and Uganda (UPDF) were waging war in Zaire (Congo). However the entire context of US military involvement in planning, logistics and operations of the RPF/UPDF invasion of Zaire (Congo), 1996-1998, was missing and, as always, there was no mention of western multinational corporate interests. (At bottom, part of the insidious propaganda campaign on HIV/AIDS in Africa.)
Congolese civilians displaced by Rwandan and Ugandan military operations suffer egregious atrocities and are effectively condemned to death by the policies of the 'international community' in league with Paul Kagame, Yoweri Museveni and Hypolite Kanambe (alias Joseph Kabila)--and in league with the United Nations Mission in Congo (MONUC).
The Congolese people have been subject to egregious injustices committed by the United Nations Observers Mission in Congo (MONUC). Similarly, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Rwanda (UNAMIR I & II) supported western interests and helped secure the military conquest of the Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF).
Logging concessions doled out by the Hypolite Kanambe (alias Joseph Kabila) regime in Kinshasa, Dem. Rep. of Congo belong to US, European and Canadian companies. This map shows concessions in the Kisangani area, where AFRICOM is building its base, owned by westerners, including those owned by the contractor working with AFRICOM on US military base construction near Kisangani.
Military communications and intelligence facilities in Kampala, Uganda -- a major base of Pentagon operations, involve US and UK corporations and the intelligence sectors from western countries.
This New York Times Congo reportage "War Claims Fly in Congo, But What's Their Basis?" of August 12, 1997, is a tongue-in-cheek whitewash by Howard W. French, who was well aware of western corporate interests in Congo at the time. For example, French knew of Maurice Tempelsman's diamond interests, and Banro Corporation threats against President Laurent Kabila. (Tempelsman diamonds are sold under the TIFFANY brand, advertised here with more subliminal sexuality by SAKS.)