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Leaked Kagame speech on the inauguration day (embargoed till Monday Sept. 6)

by Jeroen Corduwener.

See original in Dutch.

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We’ve managed to get hold of the speech the king is going to pronounce next Monday at his new inauguration ceremony. The unique document, which still bears the stamp High Classified Document, Strictly Confidential was given to us by a trusted compatriot, who also is close to the king. We obviously can not reveal his identity, but some of you know him as the court jester of the diplomatic corps, who worked his way up to the knees of the king. He doesn’t have much to do with that, but he hears and sees a lot indeed that we, mere mortals, do not see and hear.

The king’s speech reads as follows (embargo till Monday, September 6) – you should read this with the trailing nasal voice of Reverend Gremdaat and then in a poor English, which is the closest to reality.

“Rwandans. All of you who are Rwandans have made our appointment possible. Without you we were not a king, without us you were not Rwandans. Our thanks go out to you and we wish you the double of what you wish for the king.
We, on the hill, stand close to the sky and far from reality. But in the hour of truth, the heaven is closer than the dress; we thank you for the wisdom to give us a place close to the sun so that we can shine and our brilliance will also reach you.

Nobody will take us from our throne. And that is certainly not the maniacal personages who even today spread and bring to practice their despicable colonial minds.
Hell to the West, Hell to those who come too close to us on the hill!!
We have won this country, we have confirmed ourselves with our own forces and we have put an end to the atrocities of the genocide. The genocide which could not be stopped by the weak minds of the UN that left our hills when the hell dislodged the heaven. We have done that, we have put an end to the domination of those who brought horrors and destruction to our hills, the hills which belong to us and us alone.

We have taken the place which belongs to us, we have arranged the land the way we deem fit and we have brought unity by defining justice and pushing there those who belong to the bottom and granting the sun to the others who are behind us. That’s our law, the only law that counts.
We have rearranged the hill, determined who stays at the top and who works at the bottom; and the one who works at the bottom knows that he can only come to the top by following the king.

Hell to colonialism! We do not accept that others give us lessons, that they tell us what is good and what is wrong; that right belongs only to the king. We have that right because we have put an end to genocide. We have that right because we did just as we did to finish a genocide, with blood and sweat and at the end of the fight, nobody can distinguish whose blood and whose sweat it was.

The West has no lessons to give us; the West, the international community, the United Nations, those despicable bodies which never get on the hill because they can not come above the ground and become reality.
How shamelessly the United Nations, individuals such as Kofi Annan, the High Commissioner for Human Rights dare to want to judge us, the king. How despicable their reports, how filthy their accusations. Vicious dogs, dirty white creatures.

We, the king, do not want to be part of that international community, of these United Nations which think they own the truth and which publish without hearing words from our hill.
We know what genocide is, we have ended it; we do the same elsewhere in the world and we know the reality of the killers who are – were – in Congo. Who is protecting these murderers? The United Nations! Who left the killing fields in 1994? The United Nations! Do we still want to belong to that community which insults us, which kicks us, which wants to control us?

We do not need any lessons, we write the lessons ourselves, just as we make our laws and create our reality. We stand above that truth of the rest, we always live above them, on top of our hill. That’s why we draw back from reality, we no longer participate in Darfur and if that leads to a genocide, then that is the fault of the Western colonial ideology – that is worse than good.
Who sows wind will reap storm! And woe betide anyone who pursues the king; he will find himself back in hell! We know how to punish, we do it with words and deeds: words like divisionism, genocidaire, terrorist acts and – solitary confinement, safe house, head separated from body … who doesn’t think about it has no need for head.

From our hill, we spit on the rest of the world, those who abuse us and insult us. We tolerate those who come to us on their knees, like the French, whom we accept in our favours because they understand that, on the hill, we are always at the top,

We do not understand that the Americans with their new leader are against us and we warn that this could lead – and will lead – to major consequences, because the hill always wins.
We have won in 1994,
we won in 1995 when we certified the truth in Kibeho,
we have won in 1998 in Nairobi when brought the martyr to his happy ending,
we have won in 1996, 1997 and 1998 when we hunted down the killers in the woods and left them there as they merited to be i.e. without spirit;
we have won here in 2000 when the king took his true place on the hill,
we have won in 2003 when the Rwandans rose us to the throne,
we have won in 2005 when the civilization of eastern Congo was brought to success,
we have won in 2008 when we sacrificed our blood brother for a sacred purpose, namely the unity with Congo and mainly the permanent annexation of that part of the country that is ours,
we won in 2010 with the concepts of divisionists, terrorists and genocidaires and other concepts we introduce to define our enemy;
and we will continue to win.

We will remind the West, which revolves in truth, innocence and stupidity, that permanent feeling of guilt;
We’ll erect the walls around our hill even higher so that what happens behind them becomes invisible and thus we will win as we have always won.
Damn you, Who Are Against Us. Reality is what we decide reality is.”

September 3, 2010   10 Comments

Stop bragging that RPF stopped the Rwandan genocide

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Gen. Kagame has the right and duty to clear his name before courts!

Rwandan government and some misinformed media outlets should stop bragging that RPF soldiers should not be touched because they stopped genocide.

It is well documented that RPF leadership was interested in taking power and not in stopping genocide.

Here are some few facts:

● During the Arusha Peace negotiations, RPF opposed a large contingent of UN troops to oversee the implementation of the agreement. Faced with the intransigence of RPF, the government delegation, agreed on a contingent of 2,500 people, half of what it wanted. It dragged on negotiations on this issue Jan –June 1993 to prepare for war.

● The RPF opposed international military intervention for fear that it would prevent it from taking total power while the security council was discussing the matter. Refer to the letter written to the security council on the 30th of April 1994 (3 weeks after the massacres started).

● When war resumed and  massacres started after the assassination of late President Habyarimana (by whom???), RPF rejected an offer for a meeting on the 8th April 1994, by the then FAR military crisis committee set up on the 7th April to examine how to manage the new crisis.

● On 8th April 1994, the RPF asked all foreign troops to quit within 48 hours declaring they would be considered as enemy combatant if they stayed longer.

● On 12th April 1994 the RPF rejected a truce offered by the governmental forces in order to fight those who were carrying out massacres of civilian populations.

● I challenge anybody to show evidence of any RPF declaration where RPF was asking for international intervention to stop massacres. Or where RPF was pleading that if the UN left, there would be more Tutsi victims.

● On the 30th of April, RPF made a statement opposing UN initiatives for a deployment of international forces in order to help curb the massacres of civilians. According to Human Rights Watch (HRW) and to many observers, an intervention would have saved tens of thousands lives. The RPF declared that the genocide was over and that there was nobody to save; yet it claims to have stopped genocide. HRW confirms that thousands of Tutsi were still alive and calling for help.

● Gen. Dallaire, commander of the UN forces in Rwandan (UNAMIR), testified under oath before the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, that Gen. Paul Kagame told him those civilian killings were to be considered as “collateral damage” for his war plan. In fact, genocide became an excuse and the Interahamwe and those behind them became unknowingly RPF’s strategic allies by helping to turn the international community against the government in power. Soon we shall get testimonies of Tutsi survivors accusing RPF of having sacrificed Tutsis inside Rwanda for the sake of getting to power.

● The former U.S. Ambassador to Rwanda, Robert Flatten, testified in June 2005 at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda that he personally warned Gen. Kagame and President Habyarimana that if either of them resumed war by breaking the Arusha Accords cease fire, they would be responsible for thousands of civilian casualties from retaliatory killings that U.S. State Department documents predicted should the war resume…

● In the testimony of Col. Marshall (former Deputy UN troops commander in Rwanda) at the Criminal International Tribunal for Rwanda on 2/12/2006 “From my experience, my conclusion is that the RPF (Rwandan Patriotic Front) had one goal, seizing power by force and keeping it to themselves”, “For me, it is the Rwandan Patriotic Front which has perpetrated the attack (shooting the presidential aircraft). Not once, never have I sensed the desire to make concessions, to smooth rough edges, to reach a consensus”. The assassination triggered genocide.

These are some of the facts people should consider before giving Kagame and his movement RPF any credit for stopping the genocide. It is sickening when people, on purpose or confusedly, distort the truth and brag on how RPF stopped genocide.

Not only do we have evidence that RPF didn’t seek to stop the genocide, but soon or later, people will have the right to know who started the genocide in first place. If anything, we need another UN commission of enquiry to establish the RPF role in deliberately creating conditions that led the country and the region into a catastrophe of such magnitude. Kagame and his men have still to answer the accusations of the French Judge Jean-Louis Bruguiere, the Spanish Judge Fernando Andreu and the Oklahoma Lawsuit and many more to come.

The facts described in the many damning reports, including the Gersony report, Carla del Ponte, documents at the ICTR (International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda) and many others, do not go away because RPF is in a denial state and exercises heavy-handed and large-scale political hooliganism. Time to face the truth is long overdue.

September 3, 2010   5 Comments

UN Secretary General begs Rwanda to maintain peacekeeping mission

* Rwanda asked for response on UN “Genocide” report.
* UN hopes Rwanda’s contribution to peacekeeping will continue for the peace and security of the region.

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Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir shakes hands with Rwandan UNAMID Commander Lieutenant General Patrick Nyamvumba on arrival at the El Fasher International Airport, north Darfur, February 24, 2010. (Photo: Reuters)

The UN report which claims that Rwanda forces may have committed genocide on Hutu populations in DR Congo over a 10-year period will be released in October with comments from the named countries, its authors said Thursday.

U.N. High Commission for Human Rights announced in Geneva that it will publish the already leaked draft on October 01. The release of the 600-page document will include responses of all the countries named, according to the commission chief Navi Pillay.

She said in a statement that following requests from the affected countries, “we have decided to give concerned states a further month to comment on the draft”.

The document largely attacks Rwanda, but also names Burundi, Uganda, Angola, and Zimbabwe. Their armies invaded DR Congo with different motives, and the report also includes information on minerals plundering.

Foreign Affairs Minister Louise Mushikiwabo angrily slammed the report on Tuesday blaming the U.N. High Commission for Human Rights and ex-UN Secretary General Kofi Annan of deliberately ‘diminishing’ the Tutsi Genocide by accepting to fund this report in first place. According to Rwanda governement, Kofi Annan showed his incompetence by accepting to fund such report before leaving office.
However, the former UN Secretary-General and 2001 Nobel Prize for Peace winner says in a statement that “ he has had no involvement in the findings of this draft report.”

Minister Mushikiwabo said Rwandan soldiers and police in five different countries on UN peacekeeping missions will be withdrawn immediately the report is published. The pullout will apparently start with the 3560 troops in Sudan.

There have been no comments from any countries on Rwanda’s decision, but on Thursday, the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon broke his silence – asking Rwanda to reconsider its decision.

Noting Rwanda’s contribution to two UN peacekeeping missions in Sudan, Ban told journalists in Vienna (Austria): “I hope that this contribution will continue for the peace and security of the region.”

“Peace and security in Darfur and Sudan has very big implications for peace in the wider region,” he added, according to the AFP news agency.

On the delay to release the damning report, a spokesman of the UN rights commission which commissioned it declined to say whether Rwanda was among the states seeking to comment on the report, Reuters news agency reported.

September 3, 2010   3 Comments