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Colonialism Alive! Proxy Colonialism

On this blog I wrote quite a lot about the Proxy Colonialism the US henchmen Kagame of Rwanda and Museveni of Uganda are exercising_on_the_DR_Congo leading to the death of eight to ten million people in that country during the last two decades. All this done for Western industrial greed for resources like Coltan.

Many reports are also to be found about the US Empire and Saudi backed proxy mercenaries terrorizing Syria. Saudi Arabia´s colonial proxy war on Yemen, waged on behalf not only their own interest but on behalf of Israel and the US is also getting into the focus. But there´s another dramatic case of Proxy Colonialism on the other side of the Globe.

West Papua and Indonesian Proxy Colonialism

When Indonesia (to that day “Dutch East India”) gained independence (declared August 1945, formally recognized December 1949 by the Dutch, with exception of Netherlands_New_Guinea (the Western part of New_Guinea) under Ahmed Sukarno it tried to follow a path of independence in the Non-Aligned_Movement. But the military was very strong and deeply linked to the US. Sukarno who had tried to balance the military and on the other side the strong communist party failed in the end. In a terrible conflict (500,000 people, many landless sympathizers of the KP, butchered) the balance crumbled in a military take over.

The Indonesian Regime, a Brutal Henchman of globalized Capitalism

General Suharto was the man of the US and seized power (officially in 1968) over the archipelago with so many different ethnicities. He and his military clique turned the many islands into a plunder ground for the Westerners and Japanese interests using Javanese dominance for their purposes, especially to eastern regions, i. e. the western part of New_Guinea.

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New Africa“: New Guinea

When the Spaniards and other Westerners came across the island, its dark skinned inhabitants with frizzy hair reminded them of Africa´s Guinea Coast (which was already made the hunting ground for slavers) which inspired them to name the island New Guinea. Going further east they met similar people up to the Fiji islands and in course of time named them Melanesians because of their dark pigmentation.

In New Guinea the natural surrounding with high mountains and deep valleys led to an enormous linguistic splitting and the number of languages outnumbers that of continents. Certain forms of conflict practices (though culturally limited in a refined way) as well as other cultural practices strengthened western prejudices. When the Dutch reigned over “Dutch East India” including the western part of New Guinea, they infected many of the other colonized with these prejudices.

For a broader perspective on the situation of the black inhabitants of South East Asia and the Western Pacific see an article from 2011:

https://wipokuli.wordpress.com/2011/12/28/the-forgotten-struggle-of-west-papua-and-neocolonialism/

Intrusion: „Divide and Rule“

Throughout Colonialism the Colonizers liked to play one group against the other. If force „was needed“ to keep people in one place down people were recruited as colonial soldiers from other ethnicities. This is also to be found with the „use“ of the Nepalese_Gurkha by the British in South East Asia. And these methods „linked“ even Continents (as for work force this was common for example with Indian contract laborers to the Caribbean and to Fiji). Between 1831 and 1872 the Dutch enlisted about 3000 people from West Africa, mainly from Ashanti and other Akan peoples, into their colonial army in Dutch East India. They were called Belanda_Hitam, black_Dutchmen. The offspring_of_those_Indo-Africans are still to be found in the Netherlands, Surinam as well as in Indonesia. By and large this history might not have contributed to Indonesians liking for black people.

The Creepy Beginning of a Tragedy

When Indonesia gained independence soon after WW II formally in 1949 Western New Guinea as said before remained under Dutch control to the distaste of the Indonesian ruling Elite. The issue of borders in connection with independence raised some complicated questions in general, which were even more felt in Africa. A basic contradiction was lying in colonial borders which separated ethnicities and lumped others – having historical conflicts or having very different types of society – together. General line among the anti colonial movements was to avoid endless border issues. But on the other side in Africa the large entity of former French West Africa was also split into a number of countries.

The aspirations of the Javanese dominated Indonesian political class (under pressure of growing overpopulation in the archipelago´s West) were confronted with a special situation. Firstly West New Guinea had been longer under Dutch control and was de facto already no more “part of Indonesia”, secondly, but more important, it was a very different world. It was not only inhabited by very different people but by people on whom especially the majority and decisive group, the Javanese, looked upon in despise with that racist arrogance based on the perceived „backwardness“ of the Papua and which was strengthened by North European anti black racism. And the social structure would have left the Papua almost defenseless to economic and social exploitation.

Despite different plans by the Netherlands

On basis of this situation – and possibly based on own interest to establish neo-colonial relations – the Dutch government made plans to prepare West Papuans for Independence to be gained in 1970. Such considerations didn´t bother neither the Indonesian government nor the UN dominated by the US government. Indonesia tried to solve their “problem” by military force. Under the strong influence of the US the UN made the Netherlands in the New_York_Agreement complying to hand over administration to Indonesia (which they did in March 1963). Especially the US aim to keep Indonesia close to the West played its part. For this the US had special plans, fittingly analyzed by Noam Chomsky in an interview (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWlYorZWvWw). But the treaty also included a procedure after a while in which the Papua should decide whether they wanted to stay with Indonesia. The Agreement included this:

a) Musyawarah (consultative councils) would be instructed on procedures to assess the will of the population

b) The actual date of the act would be completed before 1969

c) The question in the act would allow the inhabitants to decide whether to stay or to separate from Indonesia

d) ALL adults would be allowed to participate in the act of free choice

But what became out of it?

The Fake “Decision”, the “Act of Free Choice”

The “Act_of_Free_Choice” was then in 1969 nothing but a typical colonial theatre. The Indonesia military had selected 1025 men to vote in an event in July to August 1969 about the future of their people, which was being performed by “hand rising” (surrounded by barbed wire and armed forces nearby), blocking any public discussion on the matter. It doesn´t need much fantasy to imagine which mixture of bribing_and_terrorizing a military organization has to apply to reach_the_desired_aim. Nevertheless the UN manifested this fake procedure in the resolution 2504 (XXIV) without any qualification whether it fulfilled the demands described in United Nations General Assembly resolutions 1514 and 1541 (XV) respectively. To call this theatre play an act of „self determination“ requires a high grade of cynicism.

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Another Intrusion: The Eastern Part of New Guinea, Papua New Guinea

The eastern part of New Guinea was up to World War I divided between the Germans in the North East and the British in the South East. The German part was handed to the Australians as a “protectorate” afterwards. Both parts got independence as Papua New Guinea in 1975 including the “Bismarck Archipelago and the Northern Solomon Islands (http://tinyurl.com/chrqzkg). Rich resources (oil, copper, gold) as well as well as agricultural products (coffee, cocoa, oil palm and tea) inspire Western greed and expose the country to all well known evils of neocolonialism as the western part of the island does. All 7.5 to 8 million inhabitants of today will have to defend their place against this growing greed.

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Pending Genocide: Ongoing Resistance and ongoing Massacres in West Papua

By and large the resistance and armed struggle began as campaigns by tribal warriors, who just wanted to get rid of the strange occupants. The United_Liberation_Movement_for_West_Papua and the Free_Papua_Movement were formed. By the time it got more organized, gained more support from exile Papua and sympathizers in Papua New Guinea (the eastern half of the island) and other Melanesians.

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Infuriating is the plunder of the mineral_resources by international companies, by which Indonesia tries to pay their own debts to world finance (a general problem of “Third World countries). The Grasberg_mine run by Freeport McRohan is the world´s largest Gold mine and second largest Copper mine. Now Freeport_has_given_51%_control_to_Indonesia, for which it will be allowed to keep the mine till 2041. The destruction and pollution of the natural surrounding and the expelling of people, so that Westerners can get “their” oil, gold and other precious resources “which by incident got under the rain wood of those savages”, fuels the resistance of the people. And the devastation is also going on for plunder of precious woods and else.

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On one hand there is a real ecocide_going_on_in_the_heartlands of West Papua. Even worse are the direct sufferings of the population. The brutality of the Indonesian army is well known. It´s reported that four_out_of_ten_West_Papuan_women have been subjected to Indonesian state violence.

The land as such is wanted by Indonesians. The Indonesian immigrants are about to outnumber the Papuans. A Transmigration_program is existing. In fact there is evidence for genocidal_intention on the side of Indonesia. In an article in „The_Tyee“ from November 2006 one can read: „It has been estimated that 100,000 Papuans (about 10 percent of the population) were killed by the Indonesian military after they took control of West Papua. In a recent Associated Press article, human rights monitors put the death toll at approximately 200,000.“ The Papuan leader Benny_Wenda is even claiming that half a million Papuans might have fallen victim_to_the_Indonesian_state_sanctioned_murder.

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An important role might play AIDS. In the same article on can also read: „A 2005 report, published by the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Sydney, alleged that the military has been involved in supplying HIV/AIDS-infected prostitutes to the region. Currently, the province of Papua has the second highest number of AIDS sufferers in Indonesia, after Jakarta. With the number AIDS cases doubling in just four years, and the systematic discrimination against Papuans in government-sponsored AIDS education programs, many villages have virtually been wiped out.

In a word: The indigenous people of West Papua are in a desperate situation!

And a Third Intrusion: Brothers in suffering

How little the Indonesian political attitude towards West Papua has to do with the fact that West Papua was once “united” with Indonesia in “Dutch East India” showed the treatment of the former Portuguese colony East_Timor which got near independence in the downfall of Portugal´s Salazar regime (to which the struggle of the people in its African colonies contributed enormously). With the support of the US Indonesia annexed East Timor and massacred many thousands of the inhabitants. In all this resulted in more than 100,000 deaths as the consequence of massacres but also of hunger and illness. In the end the enormous brutality raised international protest which contributed together with the fierce resistance (by Falintil, the armed force of the Fretelin) to East Timor´s independence in September 2002. This development is in a way a torch and hope for the suffering Papua.

Hopes, Dangers and Perspectives

As said before the example of East Timor might be encouraging, but notwithstanding the fact that East Timor has besides its Sandal wood off shore oil resources about which a partial sea boundary solution with Australia is reached, West Papua is a much more tempting prey for imperialism. If West Papua would hopefully gain independence international corporations are more on the uncertain side because the resistance as such is a lot motivated by the extraction of the resources. In such a case the empire (US) might even prefer unification with Papua New Guinea since neocolonial ties there are already established. The present turmoil in the eastern half of the island is largely the result of that. As long as the US capitalists are relatively sure of Indonesia they´ll do a lot to enable Indonesia to uphold its grip. A changing geostrategic situation in East and South East Asia could change things, especially if the upcoming currency treaty between China and Japan might do its part, since Japan is joining in the exploitation of Indonesia at the US´s will. On the other side do the covered plans to expand NATO to Australia and New Zealand not provide much good for the region since it´s the clear symbol for the will to perpetuate “white man´s world rule” forever.

The people of Papua must know that even Europe being still in the status of a vassal to the US Empire would be a very shaky ally in their aspirations. Public pressure and a strong support by leftist parties as well as solidarity from “Third World Countries”, especially from African countries, would be a desired help, but are still lacking. Understanding in Melanesia is growing, Vanuatu gave a good signal. It will be a hard and protracted long struggle only to be won with the patience the freedom hero Filep_Karma has shown, who was thrown into prison by Indonesians after having raised West Papua´s flag in 2004.

And one should be skeptical of certain allies. Especially infiltrated NGOs and Christian groups could be eager to keep the resistance groups close to the Western plunder by globalist neoliberal capitalism. Thus the resistance groups should be on the watch.

Fake Friends and Allies

Oppression means also to keep the oppressed away from information. Ignorance as the result of oppression has for example driven Jamaicans to a mystification of the Haile Selassi regime of those days and led to the Rastafari movement (luckily with little real Western influence). Western Christian infiltration of the South Sudanese struggle made South_Sudan a toy in the hands of the West.

There´s also a dangerous confusion among sections of West Papua’s resistance about Israel, systematically nourished also by (US) Evangelicals, with close connection to Zionism. This phenomenon is also linked to the fact that Islam is Indonesia´s most prominent religion. Superficial approach and the likewise dangerous and superficial idea “my enemy´s enemy is my friend” contributed to this. It is understandable that Papuans might be annoyed about Indonesian_hospital_for_Palestine whereas the health situation in their own country is grossly neglected to formulate it mildly, but things should be seen in context. The Papuan sympathizers for Israel do not know that there are informal_relations_between_Indonesia_and_Israel even on the “security level”. Likewise the sympathizers are for example unaware that not the whole Arabic world at all turns a blind eye to West Papua´s sufferings. Arabic Aljazeera for example is quite aware of West Papua. It did not only report about Indonesian_massacres_inside_the_country but pays lot of attention to the ongoing plunder_of_West_Papua as well as to the background_and_resistance with sympathy. Also the Indonesian_misuse_of_interpol in the case of Benny Wenda is well documented by Al Jazeera. In deed there are great similarities in the situation of West_Papua_and_Palestine and Papuans would be well advised not to run into illusions about Israel.

Israel as Protector for Black People?

Henry Myrttinen has researched_the_strange_sympathies for Israel in an extended way. He reports that a student activist in Manokwari stated:

I really don’t understand this whole Israel thing. I mean, look at it: it’s the Israelis that are taking away Palestinian land and the Israeli army is acting just like the TNI [Tentara Nasional Indonesia – Indonesian Armed Forces] is acting here, breaking human rights, shooting people … If we’re to identify with someone’s struggle, then it’s the Palestinians.

Even leaving aside Israel´s attitude to the Palestinians one should look at Israel´s political attitude towards Black people. The Falasha, Ethiopian_Jews, the “Black brothers in faith” were seduced to emigrate to Israel (and welcome as “gun fodder”), they given birth-control_without_their_consent. Anti-African_racism is widespread in Israel and is “white_supremacy” in practice. There are many records proving the open racism of open_racism_of_Netanyahu_and_many_officials in Israel! Disgusting incidents are reported about racist_excesses_in_Israel. And it seems there are infections of more racism in the US by Israel-trained_police. Any West Papuan thinking of refuge in Israel should think twice!

An Outlook

Unfortunately the Indonesian_left is not really to be seen and the political spectrum rather_unbalanced. In face of widespread growing_ethnic_and_religious_tensions in Indonesia this is highly regrettable. But on the long run the hidden Indonesian left and the formations of resistance against Javanese dominance in Indonesia should not generally be discarded as potential allies. Based on the insight that Indonesia is at least partly acting as a proxy colonial power in favor of Western resource greed there could hardly be trust in Western countries as allies. But important are anti-imperialist and anti-racist movements in the West. More attention by African and Carribbean societies would be desirable. In fact many Africans and African Americans are not even aware that they have sisters and brothers in suffering on the other side of the globe.

A clear and well based anti-imperialist ideological orientation is essential to make allies. Fake allies (like Israel) should be avoided, the more since that makes broader alliances more difficult. As dramatic as the situation is, it appears there is a long struggle ahead. And to be very clear about it: In the US Neocon_Think_Tanks there are plans even for Bio_Warfare against the Southern Hemisphere, East Asia and all non-Western countries!

As long as we don´t understand the overall concept of neoliberal globalized Capitalism with its extermination concepts – which are also at work in West Papua – we´ll not be able to build a broad front to end it!

Papua Merdeka!

Andreas Schlüter

https://www.youtube.com/user/westpapuaunite

https://www.bennywenda.org/

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Quite often BBC is involved in Western propaganda, but three years ago they produced a very honest documentaion: „Rwanda´s Untold Story“, putting things concerning Rwanda, Burundi and DR Congo right. No wonder that the Kagame_regime_went_nuts over the documentation since the film delivers a compelling_case_of_Kagame_as_war_criminal.

In fact the docu works itself the hard way through all the myths Western media have spread about their darling Kagame and his RPF. It´s a „Must See“:

Rwanda´s Untold Story, Pt 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4DKBgJlif8&feature=youtu.be

Rwanda´s Untold Story, Pt 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5pAg5uwr9E

Take the pain to have illusions chattered!

Andreas Schlüter

Links:

Half the Truth is a whole Lie! 20 Years of brazen Desinformation!https://wipokuli.wordpress.com/2014/04/20/rwanda-half-of-the-truth-is-a-whole-lie-twenty-years-of-brazen-desinformation/

BBC, Rwanda: Did Kagame´s Murder Inc hit again? Death of Komla Afeke Dumor”: https://wipokuli.wordpress.com/2015/10/17/bbc-rwanda-did-kagames-murder-inc-hit-again/

G20 Africa-Partnership-Conference – Some Questions also Concerning Paul Kagame”: https://wipokuli.wordpress.com/2017/06/15/g20-africa-partnership-conference-some-questions-also-concerning-paul-kagame/

Africa: Crisis in Burundi? What´s Behind the Whole Turmoil?”: https://wipokuli.wordpress.com/2017/10/22/africa-crisis-in-burundi-whats-behind-the-whole-turmoil/

Tweeting in Kagame-Style: a Rwandan Going Rampant on Twitter and Speaking out a Death Treat!”: https://wipokuli.wordpress.com/2017/10/23/tweeting-in-kagame-style-a-rwandan-going-rampant-on-twitter-and-speaking-out-a-death-treat/

My articles on Africa: https://wipokuli.wordpress.com/2014/06/16/african-struggles-for-social-justice-freedom-and-democracy-in-perspective-reflected-in-a-series-of-articles/

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Every now and then “News” are propping up in the Western Media about Burundi indicating “Repression” and “misconduct” by the government. Even the UN is accusing the Burundian government of human rights violations and else. In September the New_York_Times writes about the UN condemning the Government with President Nkurunziza of “crimes against humanity”. It “reports” the crisis would have heated “when Mr. Nkurunziza announced his intention to run for a third term – a violation of Burundi´s Constitution”. Well, even BBC_had_to_admit that Burundi´s Supreme court decided the running for a third term would be legal since the first term started under extraordinary circumstances, being appointed by parliament in course of the Arusha agreements and not being elected in a popular vote.

Long Live the Double Standard!

The Western smear campaign against Burundi and Nkurunziza is the more astonishing since Western darling Presidents in Burundi´s surrounding are not respecting any limitation for their number of terms. Uganda´s President Yoweri_Museveni is on top since more than 30 years. Rwanda´s President Paul_Kagame, who invaded Rwanda with his RPF from Uganda and with heavy US support, is President since 2000 and has no limitation in terms (he must be suspected for ruthlessly murdering_critics abroad). DR Congo´s Joseph_Kabila is President since 2001. In Western media usually not many words are dropped about this when hitting on Burundi´s government. But it´s the same when it comes to other “good friends” of the West like for example the “lighthouse of Democracy” in the Middle East, Saudi Arabia. So what is the reason for Western hostility towards Burundi?

Much of Western rhetoric relates to the (fake) mainstream narrative on the tragedy in Rwanda shouting “genocide under way”, a dangerous alarmism of which the Guardian warned in 2015. All that though Burundis_real_social_divide_is_urban_and_rural. But Burundi´s problems might in fact have a lot to do with Rwanda, but in a different way than insinuated by the media. And Burundi´s government stands_in_the_way_of_the_US as Ann Garrison points out correctly.

The US Empire, “Their Man” Kagame and the Plunder of Congo

23 years ago the US Empire has installed the henchman Paul Kagame in Rwanda with a bloody war of aggression waged by the Uganda based RPF and decorated this with a monumental disinformation campaign making the world believe that the former Rwandan government would have planned a “Genocide against the Tutsi”. It was rather a Genocide against the Hutu majority. For the history of that tragedy read:

Half the Truth is a whole Lie! 20 Years of brazen Desinformation!https://wipokuli.wordpress.com/2014/04/20/rwanda-half-of-the-truth-is-a-whole-lie-twenty-years-of-brazen-desinformation/

There is no doubt that the “Scramble for Africa” is going on and that Rwanda´s RPF regime is playing an essential part in it, as Robin Philpot correctly portrays in his book “Rwanda_and_the_New_Scramble_for_Africa”, likewise described by Finian_Cunningham. Coltan, Uranium, Cobalt, Gold diamonds and copper are “waiting for plunder”. Especially the US military is busy “winning_Africa”. Even the “Economist” though upholding the fake Western narrative about Rwanda´s tragedy admits the unholy role of Rwanda and ethnic Tutsis in DR Congo in an article of 2012.

An important role plays the rebel_group_M23 mostly made up of ethnic Tutsis, who were integrated into the Congolese army. Fights between_the_Congolese_army_and_M23 went also on this year. Despite the defection of Tutsi fighters to those rebel groups there is still Tutsi dominance said to prevail in DR Congo´s army. An example was also Laurent_Nkunda, and an example for the close relationship to the US via US Christian sectarianism as well.

The crisis sharpens obviously again in DR Congo, especially in the Kasai region (see links below). Trough the “complicated” conflicts “Big Brothers” hand (“well trained” in steering ethnic conflicts) is shining. The US Power Elite has long lasting experience in such operations also in the Middle East and the Balkans.

Possibly the Geo-Strategic Clou to the Story

In February 2016 it became obvious that Rwanda_is_recruiting_as_well_as_training_and_arming_Burundian_rebels in order to destabilize_Burundi and oust_the_Burundian_President. This most probably has the aim to plunge Burundi into chaos and sharpen ethnic conflicts, and then for Kagame and his RPF to appear as the “savior” of the Burundian Tutsi! Surely with the aim of installing a Tutsi dominated regime and possibly uniting the two countries, restituting a “glorious Tutsi Reign”.

What could be the further aims of Kagame and his US masters? Well, it might silence the slowly developing skepticism about Kagame´s role in Congo and fix again the “Genocide against the Tutsi” narrative. But much more important: it would broaden Kagame´s power basis for his plunder of the DR Congo in favor of Western resource policy. And a Coltan_processing_plant is built in cooperation with a Canadian Company in Rwanda, where_no_Coltan_is_to_be_found. Coltan is in Congo. But Rwanda is the World´s biggest Coltan exporter, guess how?!

Is it very absurd to speculate that Kagame´s plan (and that of his US masters) might be to unite Rwanda and Burundi for a broader power basis and thereafter split the Eastern part of DR Congo off, using militant Tutsi groups in Congo? If that costs thousands of lives in Burundi and more millions of lives in Congo, do you think the US Power Elite dominated by the US_Neocons_and_their_think_tanks would bother?

Andreas Schlüter

Links:

Interview with HE PhD Edouard Bizimana, Burundi´s ambassador in Russia, in French:

https://fr.sputniknews.com/points_de_vue/201709131033024529-burundi-crimes-contre-humanite-onu-rapport/

https://fr.sputniknews.com/points_de_vue/201709141033045050-bizimana-ambassadeur-burundi-situation/

unmasking faces of plotters: http://trumpetnews.co.ug/2017/10/11/intelligence-briefing-unmasking-faces-of-burundi-radical-opposition-leaders-plotting-nkurunziza-downfall/

further Links:

Rwanda´s Untold Story, Pt 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4DKBgJlif8&feature=youtu.be

Rwanda´s Untold Story, Pt 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5pAg5uwr9E

Media on the present humanitarian situation in DR Congo (many times with disinformation concerning the political background):

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/20/world/africa/democratic-republic-of-congo-bana-mura.html

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/30/congo-violence-fuels-fears-of-return-to-90s-bloodbath

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-4604036/Children-raped-DR-Congo-militia-violence-UN.html

https://theowp.org/congo-violence-in-kasai-puts-400000-children-at-risk-of-starvation/

http://www.dw.com/en/mass-graves-in-dr-congo-opposition-stronghold-kasai/a-38534834

http://www.enca.com/africa/one-million-displaced-in-dr-congos-kasai

http://www.news24.com/Africa/News/400-000-drc-children-at-risk-in-violence-hit-kasai-unicef-20170524

http://tvcnews.tv/2017/04/kasai-violence-drives-one-million-congolese-seek-refuge-angola/

https://www.voanews.com/a/us-demands-independent-probe-of-alleged-civilian-massacre-in-drc/3733011.html

More Links:

https://www.globalresearch.ca/war-in-the-congo/16452

https://journals.lib.unb.ca/index.php/jcs/article/view/4358/5015

https://www.pambazuka.org/human-security/pentagon-human-rights-auxiliary-pushes-icc-indict-burundi

https://www.pambazuka.org/democracy-governance/ugandans-resist-museveni%E2%80%99s-bid-life-presidency

https://www.pambazuka.org/governance/victoire-ingabire-danger-kagame-cracks-down-hard-rwanda

https://www.pambazuka.org/democracy-governance/west%E2%80%99s-favorite-african-ruler-wins-99-arrests-opponent

https://www.pambazuka.org/taxonomy/term/5282

&

African Struggles in Perspective“: https://wipokuli.wordpress.com/2014/06/16/african-struggles-for-social-justice-freedom-and-democracy-in-perspective-reflected-in-a-series-of-articles/

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Hey you, NSA, CIA, MI 6 & al!

Do you think, we believe that you´re only spying?

No, we know much more!

You´re manipulating!

You push people with dubious and criminal behavior into postions,

in order to direct them „if necessary“!

You manipulate and destroy Democracy!

You infiltrate organizations, may they be left or right,

may they be Christian or Muslim!

You put agents to „soften“ organizations, to create chaos,

or you place „agents-provocateurs“

in order to smear organizations!

You manipulate people´s materials in order to slander them!

You scare or destabilize people who´re against your manoevers!

You put people „off“ since you cannot easily incarcerate them in the West

by letting them have „nasty accidents“!

You gather informations to support your False Flag operations!

You prepare Wars of Aggression!

You prepare Genocides!

You have no moral restrictions at all!

Does the devil exist?

Yes, it´s YOU!

Andreas Schlüter

My articles on the USA: https://wipokuli.wordpress.com/2014/02/13/list-of-my-articles-on-the-usa/

 

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After the openly brutal and aggressive Bush era the US Power Elite was able to mask the racist and imperialist US society to the naive eye with Obama´s brown mask (http://tinyurl.com/3ugdone) for a while. But not only does US Imperialism show its ugly face to the world more open and brutal again, also the „culture“ of Police Lynching reveals the deep racism of that society which is based on Genocide and Slavery. So, do we really have to be astonished about the racist composition of the Oscar voters being 93 % white and the nominees of this year who are 100 % white?

US Power Elite: We´re fed up with you, since the World „can’t breathe”!!!

Andreas Schlüter

Links:

http://www.inquisitr.com/1757990/oscar-snubs-racism/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cases_of_police_brutality_in_the_United_States

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_killings_by_law_enforcement_officers_in_the_United_States

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Eric_Garner

http://gotnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Eric-Garner.jpg

https://wipokuli.wordpress.com/2014/02/13/list-of-my-articles-on-the-usa/

Also a continuation of:

Crimes on Congo, Part 1, “From Destruction to Destroyed Independence”

https://wipokuli.wordpress.com/2013/02/22/crimes-on-congo-part-1-from-destruction-to-destroyed-independence/

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On Monday 7th of April the commemorations on the „Genocide“ in Rwanda took place. Putting Genocide in quotation marks might give me the smell of a „denier“ of unspeakable human sufferings, but continuing to read this article with an open mind will drive that smell away.

Yes, twenty years ago something terrible happened in Rwanda and unspeakable crimes were perpetrated on hundred thousands of innocent people. But when people speak of the „Genocide“ in Rwanda they always mean genocide on the Tutsi! Yes, social divisions errupted into a monumental slaughter, not by itself but by an invasion and a terrorist shooting down of a plane! And additionally to 280,000 Tutsi victims there where about 750,000 Hutu victims to be mourned.

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Intrusion:

Like all continents Africa – the more as it is the cradle of Mankind – has its history of peoples migrations. Many regions saw a mixing but also superimpositions by very different ethnic entities and different economic systems, such is the case with the Central African Inter-Lake region, i. e. Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi. The oldest identifiable ethnicity are the Twa, a group of short statured hunters and gatherers. Since more than 3,000 years Bantu speaking agriculturists immigrated into the region, by and large constituting the Hutu. During the 14th Century cattle nomads came, the Tutsi, establishing feudal empires (Nomads being used to competition over water and grazing grounds were always nearer to the art of war and thus dominated often when confronted with agriculturists). Like the Twa they adopted the language of the Hutu. In case of mixed marriages the children belonged to the fatherly group. Feudalism grew even more repressive under colonialism. The Germans supplemented the division between the tall and more sharp nosed Tutsi on one side and the Hutu on the other side by a racist concept ascribing „racial superiority“ to the Tutsi, a concept which was taken over by the Belgians. Though the division had become more and more a social one instead of a physical one the racist concept pleased the onliving claim for power of the Tutsi aristocracy.

Decolonization: End of the Monarchy, „One Man, One Vote“

Under German and Belgian colonial rule the two Tutsi kingdoms Rwanda and Burundi were administered together as Ruanda-Urundi. In 1956 Ruanda gained Autonomy. In 1961 rising tensions forced a referendum whether Monarchy should last. This resulted in Ruanda gaining independence as a Republic in 1962 which ended the dominance of the Tutsi (13%). The loss of power frustrated the Tutsi nobility and made many leave the country and moving to Uganda.

Similar tensions grew higher in Burundi resulting in a massacre in 1972 on the Hutu majority leaving about 250,000 of them dead. Coups and assassinations accompanied the further conflicts. 1993 a Hutu, Melchior Ndadaye, was elected President but murdered in October by Tutsi soldiers. He was followed by Cyprien Ntaryamira who was elected by the Parliament. Nobody has called the mass killing of Hutu in Burundi in 1972 a genocide!

In Rwanda the Minister of Defence, Juvénal Habyarimana, seized power from his cousin Grégoire Kayibanda in 1973. The country regained some stability.

The Invasion

But the Tutsi aristocracy was making plans to restore its rule in Rwanda. Many of them had joined the Ugandan armed forces. They formed the „Rwandese Patriotic Front“ (RPF) in 1987. Decicive in this development was Paul Kagame, member of the Tutsi aristocracy and head of the Ugandan Secret Service. His final „polishing“ he got in the USA in the Command and Staff College in Fort Leavenworth:

http://wikipedia.atpedia.com/en/articles/c/o/m/Command_and_General_Staff_College_50fe.html.

To be rightfully called a US agent (http://www.whale.to/c/paul_kagame.html) he was part of a first attempt to invade and reestablish Tutsi reign in Rwanda by the RPF and Ugandan forces in 1990. Though leaving many people dead and spreading terror in the North of Rwanda and initiating streams of refugees they were thrown back by the Rwandan Forces (with French assistance, France wasn´t yet integrated in the US strategy and following its own interest). But a brutal guerilla warfare mostly against the rural Hutu people was continued by the RPF. The efforts to end the conflict resulted in the Arusha accords. There are tendencies to smear Habyarimana with having sabotaged it. The former German diplomat Helmut Strizek demonstrates in his book „Clinton am Kivu-See“ (http://library.fes.de/pdf-files/ipg/2011-3/13_rezensionen.pdf) how baseless those accusations are.

The Beheading of two States

It was the RPF resorting to bloody violence again and starting another invasion. This step was accompanied by the shooting down of the plane with the Rwandan President Habyarimana and the Burundian President Ntaryamira on the 6th of April 1994. There is plenty of evidence that this was done by the RPF with support from the US and the Ugandan president Museweni as Strizek and others show. The war of aggression waged by the RPF did not only cost many Hutu lifes but provoked also violence against many Tutsi being suspected of collaborating with the invaders. No doubt that terrible crimes were also committed on innocent Tutsi. But there is evidence that agent provocateurs of the RPF were pushing those atrocities. One should imagine a fascist white organization trying to reestablish Apartheid in South Africa. Surely the masses would run wild from fear.

Who were the victims?

But the majority of the victims were not Tutsi. After all Strizek and others estimate the relation of Tutsi victims to Hutu victims of 280,000 to about 750,000 (Strizek 2011, p. 148). But the RPF had a „trick“: they counted who ever they could as Tutsi, where this wasn´t possible the victims were counted as „moderate Hutu“ slaughtered by „Hutu extremists“.

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From Genocide to Genocide

With the victory of the RPF in Rwanda the slaughter didn´t end at all. Many more Hutu were butchered. Hundred thousands of them had fled to those day Zaïre (now Democratic Republic of the Congo ). Congo had a terrible history of colonial murders and plunder (http://tinyurl.com/b5jown9). After having killed the visionary Lumumba they´d installed their puppet Mobutu Sese Seko who by the time run “out of order” and ruined the country so far that even the exploitation of its resources became difficult for the West. Portraying the refugees as a threat the RPF-Rwanda and Uganda invaded Zaire, the RPF installing Laurent-Désiré Kabila as the new head of Congo in 1997 in the socalled First Congo War. But Kabila remembered that he´s Congolese and demanded that foreign troups should leave the country and revised a number of agreements. Rwanda created a new rebel military movement called the Rassemblement Congolais pour la Democratie (RCD) to fight Kabila, Uganda formed a new rebel movement called the Movement for the Liberation of Congo (MLC), headed by the Congolese warlord Jean-Pierre Bemba thus starting the Second Congo War. Angolan, Zimbabwean and Namibian military supported the central government of Kabila. Hundreds of thousands Hutu refugees were butchered by Rwandese forces. But the bulk of the victims were Congolese. In 2001 Laurent Kabila was assassinated under strange circumstances (http://tinyurl.com/kvgua3k). His son Joseph Kabila followed him and brought in direct “international” involvement, the MONUC, now known as MONUSCO, African armies exept the Rwandan had left the country by June 2003. Direct Western presence was established. How far elections in 2006 and 2011 (wich left Kabila in office) can rightfully be called true elections is questionable. Questionable is also whether the conservatives estimations of the up to 5,400,000 victims are “sufficient”. According to the International Rescue Commitee only up to 2004 up to 3,900,000 people died in Congo (http://tinyurl.com/l27e8jl) It appears realistic to number the victims until today to the extend of those having died under King Leopold II of Belgium, 8 to 10 million! This is a true Genocide on the Congolese people organized by the Kagame regime and its US backers!

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Colonialism in Congo is Back!

Much of the situation in Congo reminds of China before its revolution, since no one can talk of a souvereign country. There is no perspective and security for its inhabitants. Western countries and local neighbours (in this case mostly acting on behalf of the West) are plundering the rich resources (Coltan for computers, copper, Uranium, Diamonds and Gold). Rwanda´s Kagame regime is using “rebel organizations” like the March 23 Movement headed by warlords to organize slave labor for the extraction and channeling the riches through its own country, creating a pseudo boom at the price of the destruction of Africa´s heart, the Congo!

Another misuse of the Holocaust

Since long Western politicians are misusing the unbelievable German crimes as a legitimation for more crimes. Israel´s racist and colonialist occupation policy claims to prevent another Holocaust, with massive backing especially by the US. And that worked to a certain extend since even some leftist movements are befuddled by such claims. Those forces did a lot to split anti-racist, anti-imperialist and anti-capitalist movements. Western mainstream media run high in propaganda and “rewriting” History, reducing Orwell´s “1984” almost into a good night story.

Whenever anti-imperialist movements were talking about Fascism in Western actions those forces were denouncing them as relativating Nazism. But no problem for Western politicians to equate unloved personalities of opposing states to Hitler, covering their wars of aggression as some sort of repetition of the Second World War. In fact the Rwanda “Genocide” was the “Masterpiece” of the US Power Elite. They pushed the powerthirsty Tutsi aristocracy to a war of aggression, leading to about a million dead people, claimed it to be the attempted genocide on the Tutsi and declared Kagame and his military bandits of the RPF to be the saints saving the Tutsi within Rwanda (for whom in reality they didn´t care at all).

The next step was to declare the Tutsi the “Jews of Africa”, a comparison so far from historical reality that one would have to laugh if the case wouldn´t be that sad! Some French “Revisionists” even went so far as to dubb the Hutu forces trying to resist the RPF invasion to be part of a “Nazisme Tropical” (Jean-Pierre Chrètien in Libération on 26th April 1994). A ready made plan of the Habyarimana government to extinct the whole Tutsi population was constructed by Western ideologists. Germans might have felt strange relief, “we´re not the only ones”, Westerners in general were attracted by old colonial stereotypes: those African barbarians have to be saved from their savage emotions, the white man has to save Africa from itself! Also the onliving racist concepts of the “noble Tutsi” might have done their part, not to forget Hollywood productions like “Hotel Rwanda “. But many times the polititians found more tactful expressions, “the international community”, those clinging to “Western values” have to do the job (of savin Africa)! And the bourgeois concept about Fascism was revived, portraying Fascism not as a means of capitalist policy under pressure in order to disciplin the workers, but claiming it to be a tendency of the dump masses, envying the wealthy people and getting hysterical.

For those who wanted to see, it became soon clear, the Conglese resources were the aim. But having established the concept of the African Holocaust, the Tutsi turned into the Jews of Africa, thus turning Kagame´s RPF-Rwanda into Africa´s Israel, who would dare to contradict in the World´s diplomatic discussions?!

kagame-meets-genocidaire-no-oneEvery morning President Kagame meets the Genocidaire No One!

Mourning the Dead

Indeed mankind has to mourn about a million of dead people in Rwanda, many of them innocent Tutsi. But we shouldn´t allow political gangsters to misuse the innocent Tutsi victims to cover the majority of the the Hutu victims and also not allow them to be misused to cover 8 to 10 million dead Congolese! We should mourn the victims of the Congolese Genocide as well. And the evil doers are Clinton, Albright, Museveni and last not least Kagame and their RPF gangs!

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Kagame and his entourage are the products of US Power Elite´s socalled “Soft Power Fraction” (http://tinyurl.com/bne6lnr) and their executive force, the Clinton administration of those days. He is clever enough to remeber Mobutu´s fate and to know that US agents are not safe forever. Having committed so many crimes which can not all be hidden forever from world public he´s preparing to build a “life boat” just building and strenghening ties also to the Neocons via AIPAC (http://tinyurl.com/lhocot3).

Andreas Schlüter

Links:

Charles Onana on the Shooting down of the plane: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuZQsGPWAuU&feature=youtu.be

Robin Philpot on Rwanda: http://www.globalresearch.ca/rwanda-and-the-new-scramble-for-africa-an-eye-opener-and-essential-reading/5365737

Rwanda, the untold story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0LFbUZcO5I

Interview Ann Garrison: https://soundcloud.com/ann-garrison/flashpoints-rwanda-conscripts

Burundi 1973: http://www.theatlantic.com/past/docs/unbound/flashbks/rwanda/meisler.htm

Ruanda & Burundi, Dr. Helmut Strizek: http://www.german-foreign-policy.com/en/fulltext/56005

Burundi & Rwanda: http://www.pambazuka.net/en/category.php/features/96160

http://uk-africa.blogspot.de/2012/08/clinton-kagame-rwanda-and-congo.html

http://www.opednews.com/articles/President-Paul-Kagame-is-a-by-Augustin-Munyemana-100912-227.html

http://www.globalresearch.ca/twenty-years-ago-rwanda-installing-a-us-proxy-state-in-central-africa-the-us-was-behind-the-genocide/5376742

http://freeuganda.wordpress.com/2010/12/18/patrick-karegeya-paul-kagame-is-the-boss-of-terrorists-groups-in-congo/

http://newsrwanda-nkunda.blogspot.de/2011/10/assassination-of-habyarimana-kagames.html

http://anngarrison.blogspot.de/2010/09/paul-kagame-on-his-sat-phone-during-rpf.html

http://africanarguments.org/2012/07/17/kagame-and-congo-how-long-can-he-deny-rwandan-involvement-in-the-east-by-richard-dowden/

http://greatlakesdemocracy.blogspot.de/2010/09/paul-kagame-rwandas-president-in.html

http://freeuganda.wordpress.com/2010/09/23/u-s-u-n-cover-up-of-kagame%e2%80%99s-genocide-in-rwanda-and-congo/

http://wn.com/paul_kagame_invasions_and_assassinations

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2004/dec/10/congo

http://www.nbcnews.com/id/39603000/ns/world_news-africa/t/second-rwanda-genocide-revealed-congo/#.U1LKPGeKDIU

http://www.congovision.com/nouvelles2/sloj_silika1.html

http://sfbayview.com/2012/rwandan-president-paul-kagames-war-on-journalists/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democratic_Republic_of_the_Congo_general_election,_2011

https://wipokuli.wordpress.com/2013/11/11/africa-under-attack-and-the-refugees-may-get-drowned/

http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/2010/hp170610.html

My Articles on Africa: https://wipokuli.wordpress.com/2014/06/16/african-struggles-for-social-justice-freedom-and-democracy-in-perspective-reflected-in-a-series-of-articles/