By Bosco Mutarambirwa
“According to Paul Kagame, FDLR is an “organization of genocidaires”. This is a slogan that the UN and Feingold have picked up fast, because they think it works. Perhaps Kagame should sue them for stealing his line of deception.”
The United Nations is a political organization whose operations are largely financed by governments of the world’s richest countries. These governments work to protect the interests of their business enterprises. These business enterprises have one single important objective, that is, to maximize profits for their shareholders. These shareholders and their business enterprises are the main source of tax revenues for their respective governments. The higher the profits the higher the taxes. Governments use these taxes to pay their membership dues to the UN which in turn uses it to pay for flashy cars and exotic trips for its staff around the world. It is a lifestyle many of these UN employees cannot afford anywhere outside the UN system.
Here’s the good news: they have killed the body, but they have not killed the soul, and – most importantly – they have not killed Gaddafi’s and Sankara’s grand ideas.
To maximize profits, multinational business organizations can either take advantage of cheap labor in China and India (while it lasts) and/or exploit the poor uneducated people of Africa. The last option was applied in South and Central America for a long time, but things there have gotten tougher since the rise of the likes of Fidel Castro, Hugo Chavez and Evo Morales who have figured out a way to free their people from exploitation by the first world countries. Africa needs more people with the mindset (not the age) of Robert Mugabe if Africans are ever to get on a similar freedom path as many south American countries have embarked on. Gaddafi is another great mind that Africa has lost to the same tyrants who – through the UN – pretend to save Africa from itself. Here’s the good news: they have killed the body, but they have not killed the soul, and – most importantly – they have not killed Gaddafi’s and Sankara’s grand ideas.
Africa still has many freedom fighters including those in Nigeria, who are trying to stop and prevent further exploitation of their oil resources in Niger Delta. Therefore, whenever you hear about all the gruesome gloom and doom of Boko Haram in Nigeria, take it with a grain of salt, especially when it is being reported by the first world’s propaganda media.
Today, Africa has several Tippu Tips, the most notorious being Paul Kagame of Rwanda, Yoweli Museveni of Uganda, and Joseph Kabila of DRC. These are Africans whose job is to sell Africa to the highest bidders.
When it comes to exploiting Africa’s resources, the story is no different from that of the slavery era. Tippu Tip was a rich African man who lived in Zanzibar and who had made his fortune selling fellow Africans to western slave traders. An African selling other Africans into slavery? You bet. At the time the African terrain was very rough, with no roads and with lots of malaria mosquitos that the people from the first world did not know how to treat. So they wouldn’t take chances. The only way for them to travel to Africa was by boat, and wait for Tippu Tip and his workers to deliver slaves on the coast where they would be loaded on giant vessels on a one way trip to be exploited like wild animals. Fort Jesus in Mombasa – like many other ports along the coast of Africa – was a point of no return for many of our brave brothers and sisters.
Freedom comes at an expensive price. First things first, Africa needs to get rid of its Tippu Tips because they are a cancer, always hard at work recruiting other corrupt minds to help exploit Africa.
Today, Africa has several Tippu Tips, the most notorious being Paul Kagame of Rwanda, Yoweli Museveni of Uganda, and Joseph Kabila of DRC. These are Africans whose job is to sell Africa to the highest bidders. Meles Zenawi was another one. Regardless of the circumstances of Zenawi’s death, I believe Ethiopia has finally gotten a chance to have a leader who loves his country and its people. You can tell the progress from all sides, from the Renaissance mega-dam construction project which is on schedule, to the new railroad being launched by the end of first quarter 2015, and many more. Africa does have people who are educated. But they don’t spend their time laboring like Indians do to develop their homeland. They chose to serve masters from overseas, Tippu Tip-style, or they migrate through brain drain. In the Arab world, the exploitation is also hard at work, but there’s a lot of resistance and educated true patriots are almost as strong as bankrupt minds who chose to serve foreign interests. Hence the rise of “terrorism” or “Islamic extremism” as it’s often called in the first world media. These are regular people trying to resist foreign occupation and exploitation. Things may go overboard at times, but the underlying idea – and this is important – is fighting for freedom. It may take time, but Arabs will soon embark on their path to freedom like south America did.
Africa will also have to go through a phase of serious suffering before Africans can reach anywhere. That is the sacrifice you make to get freedom. Freedom comes at an expensive price. First things first, Africa needs to get rid of its Tippu Tips because they are a cancer, always hard at work recruiting other corrupt minds to help exploit Africa. Once exploiters no longer have African intermediaries, they will lay low. They will leave Africa to Africans. They will respect Africans. They will trade and deal with Africans as equal partners.
Never-ending war conflicts in DRC are a good way to allow the UN to stay there on the ground and protect the looters.
The crisis in DRC is all about exploitation of Congo’s mineral resources. The UN “blue helmets” contingent – the so called peacekeepers – is the largest in the entire world. But after about 2 decades of MONUSCO’s presence in DRC, how does the UN dare claim that it has failed to resolve DRC conflicts? It remains clear, to this day, that the UN’s goal is not to help solve DRC problems. The goal is to perpetuate DRC problems because chaos creates a good opportunity for looters of mineral resources whom MONUSCO is in DRC to protect. Remember when Katrina hurricane hit in New Orleans? The bad guys were looting while the good people were fleeing for their lives, unable to protect their properties from looters. This was the same situation in Haiti during the earthquake. Same thing in Ivory Coast during the war. There are many more examples where bad people taking advantage of chaos around the world.
Never-ending war conflicts in DRC are a good way to allow the UN to stay there on the ground and protect the looters. Without bogeymen like FDLR, the UN would have a hard time justifying its presence in DRC. The only reason the UN fought M23, is because M23 was a competitor of the UN’s protegés. M23 was another looting organization.
The UN can squash any real competition but they can’t destroy FDLR. Why not? Because FDLR is made up of humble people. FDLR is a neighborhood watch police that simply protects those poor hutu refugees hunted down by death squads belonging to blood thirsty Paul Kagame. But FDLR is also a great card for the UN to play in the eyes on clueless onlookers. It is a good tool for UN’s effective public relations campaign. FDLR is a good excuse for the UN to remain in DRC.
The UN will make FDLR suffer so the UN can capture chaos on camera and use it as a propaganda tool to justify their presence in DRC. The UN will kill hutu refugees very slowly until you and I act to save them.
So, when you hear Ban Ki Moon or Russ Feingold announce this week that they have failed to solve war issues in DRC, what they are really saying is: we are happy to announce that our dear friends of FDLR have been kind enough to let us stay in DRC and loot as much as we want. It is a bunch of bullshit.
According to Paul Kagame, FDLR is an “organization of genocidaires”. This is a slogan that the UN and Feingold have picked up fast, because they think it works. Perhaps Kagame should sue them for stealing his line of deception. As Feingold recently mentioned, FDLR must be dealt with not because of their immense military force, but because of what they stand for. Do I hear dropping bombs against ideology? How does one do that and how does one measure their victory? Yet, even the strongest supporters of FDLR eradication – such as Jason Stearns – will tell you that over 90% of FDLR members are not known criminals.
Just picture the genocide in 1994: Kids under 10 years of age did not commit genocide, did they? No, they survived it, thank god. Today they are young adults, 35 years old. These and their younger brothers and sisters are the ones who are in uniform today fighting in the ranks of FDLR.
And the larger problem is that once you embrace Kagame’s lie that FDLR are genocidaires, you also tend to embrace Kagame’s notion that all hutus, by extension, are genocidaires. This is not true. In fact, Hutus have not harmed Rwanda’s neighbors of DRC. Never. In fact, the UN Mapping Exercise report was about Paul Kagame’s crimes of genocide against the people of DRC. Why is Kagame not being held accountable for the genocide he committed in DRC? Why is Kagame not being dealt with the same way Charles Taylor was dealt with when he committed murder in neighboring Sierra Leone? Why was ICTR setup to put ONLY hutus on trial? This injustice is what we ought to be fighting. It is this injustice that is making the world a worse place. Not all Hutus are genocidaires, not all muslims are terrorists. This nonsense has got to stop.
Sadly, the UN will not help the good people of FDLR to negotiate a power-sharing deal in their homeland, unless you and I work harder toward achieving this goal. The UN will not destroy FDLR either because, as explain above, FDLR is the UN’s goldmine. The UN will not help FDLR, neither will the UN eradicate FDLR. The UN will make FDLR suffer so the UN can capture chaos on camera and use it as a propaganda tool to justify their presence in DRC. The UN will kill hutu refugees very slowly until you and I act to save them.