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Clinton is reluctant to criticize genocide suspect Kagame

by Dana Goldstein.

Good friends: Bill Clinton and genocide suspect Paul Kagame

21 Sept. – Clinton is taking a break from campaigning for struggling Democrats this week to preside over the Clinton Global Initiative, his fifth annual conference for the world’s political, philanthropic, business, and entertainment elite. CGI has changed the concept of power networking for public good: Potential donors fill the audience, listening to success stories featuring humanitarians and social entrepreneurs working around the globe. If an individual or company is inspired to give money, they publicly “commit” during or after the event.

At last year’s CGI, Clinton presented Rwandan President Paul Kagame with the Clinton Foundation’s Global Citizens Award.
This year, Kagame is accused of rigging his nation’s presidential election, and the U.N. reports that his army has been involved in human rights violations and systematic mass killings – amounting to genocide – of ethnic Hutus in Rwanda’s neighbor, the Democratic Republic of Congo.

But Clinton is reluctant to criticize Kagame, whom he credits with ending Rwanda’s devastating anti-Tutsi genocide and helping the nation heal. “It’s the best-run country in Africa,” Clinton said, adding that Kagame disputes the United Nations’ allegations against Rwanda. Clinton said he hoped Kagame would eventually “create space for dissent and accountability. But right now I’m not going to pre-judge him, because there’s a huge debate about what happened in the Congo and why. I just don’t know.”

in [The Daily Beast]


1 manyamuala { 09.22.10 at 11:34 am }

These are the people whose policy and efforts are hell bent on violently killing or displacing unarmed Africans from the lands they have used to do subsistence farming and bury their families for generations.
These are the people whose greed forces those poor Africans who are lucky enough to escape alive into overcrowded UN internment camps where for-profit organizations with contracts with UN and those privately funded NGOs supply them with food from foreign agricultural subsidies!

These so called “philanthropists” are motivated by lack of respect for poor African’s life, greed and great desire to acquire land anywhere in sub Saharan Africa where resources are found by all means necessary. These are the organized groups of people who are training, arming and privately funding proxies like Paul Kagame and his mercenaries to wreak havoc in Africa’s great Lakes region including Congo. These are foreign investors Paul Kagame’s has been boasting about whenever he opens his mouth! These are the people who created Paul Kagame and Yoweri Kaguta Museveni in Uganda!! As long as there are Africans willing to kill fellow Africans to benefit these “philanthropists”, benefits nothing will stop them.

2 amahanga { 09.23.10 at 12:23 am }

Manyamuala, this is a very comment indeed!

3 Aubrey Niyonzima { 09.24.10 at 9:02 am }

Thank you Manyamuala for your good observation. Clinton knows pretty well that he was behind the whole thing and both Kaguta Museveni and Kagame are doing nothing more executing Clinton’s plans. His plans go far beyond extermination of hutus and congolese unfortunately ! Look at what is happening in Sudan ! Why did Kagame sent his troops there ? Why is he threatening to withdraw them ? Of course , good observers see something quite interesting.
No one should expect Clinton, Bush, Koffi Annan , Ban Ki Moon , or Blair to issue an objective comment on this Kagame issue. They are part of it and will make sure this UN report is rendered irrelevant ! Peace and truth loving people should unite and denounce their malicious acts to the point that the UN will have to release the original version of that report .

4 kuku kouate { 10.01.10 at 12:17 am }

Never mind dears. the history and the time remain but all those will persih and vanish as a leaf of a good flower. you will not remember them but the history… even if you burry it where. Concerning the time, that has been before us all and it will remain after all of us. we came to earth after centuries and centuries are again to come after we will have passed away. Having been president or a common man will count no more. Only the rightousness in the eyes of the Lord.
In butare campus today the whole day…….

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