Rwanda New Killing Fields in DR Congo

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The international media has completely blacked out this story, reporting only an ethnic conflict over fishing rights. Faced with almost two months of suppressing information about the Dongo crisis in Equateur, MONUC is faced with the prospect of full disclosure–or launching another massive campaign of damage control and disinformation.

Rwandan Defense Forces Flown into Western Congo Defeated; Kabila Regime Under Siege on Multiple Fronts.

By Keith Harmon Snow
Conscience Being Alliance

With the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) engulfed in bloodshed and terrorism due to the secretive occupation and expansion by the Rwandan regime of Paul Kagame, Congo’s President Joseph Kabila has reportedly requested an immediate emergency military intervention from Belgium to crush a growing rebellion sparked by resistance forces in the far western Congo.

A rising alliance calling themselves ‘The Resistance Patriots of Dongo’ (Patriotes-Résistants de Dongo) has gained currency and recruits after Congolese people learned that the Dongo resistance forces were fighting against Rwandan Tutsi troops in the little frontier town of Dongo.

Sources in Congo’s capital Kinshasa report that an emergency ‘crises’ meeting was convened in Brussels on Friday, November 28, 2009, after a distress call was sent by Congo-Kinshasa President Hypolitte Kanambe, known to the western world by his alias, Joseph Kabila Kabange. According to intelligence sources, the Belgian military attaché in Kinshasa has been instructed to lay the groundwork for the arrival of a detachment of elite Belgian Armed Forces (BAF) paratroopers as soon as possible, before mid-December.

Sources in Kinshasa report that in mid-November President Joseph Kabila secretly airlifted a battalion of Rwandan Defense Forces (RDF) across Congo to put down the small rebellion. The operation involved multiple flights in November and was supported by the United Nations Observes Mission in Congo (MONUC) and the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM). The RDF forces, moved to Congo from Rwanda exclusively for the operation, were uniformed as FARDC troops.

Pitched battles involving RDF occurred in past weeks on November 22-24 and November 26-28 in the Dongo region. Along with RDF regulars, MONUC troops from the supposed international ‘peacekeeping’ mission have been fighting alongside Tutsi Rwandan soldiers infiltrated by Rwanda, with the Kabila government’s support, into the national army, the Armed Forces of the DRC (FARDC).

Equateur Province achieved a relative peace by 2004 and the majority of United Nations Observers Mission to Congo (MONUC) troops pulled out by 2005. Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders), the humanitarian organization that had worked in Equateur Province from 1992, disregarded their own reports about the state of the health emergency and mortality in Equateur and abandoned the population in 2006.

On December 2, 2009 the remote strategic airport town of Libenge, near the Central African Republic, fell to the new rebellion, which is expanding and spreading with foreign backing. Towns in Equateur Province have been falling one by one to the rebellion, sending Kinshasa’s elites into a scramble on December 3 and President Kabila into a security panic.

Now the entire Congo has been launched into a state of massive fear, warfare and insecurity–and the house of cards–propped up by western corporations and military–comes tumbling down.

The international media has completely blacked out this story, reporting only an ethnic conflict over fishing rights. Faced with almost two months of suppressing information about the Dongo crisis in Equateur, MONUC is faced with the prospect of full disclosure–or launching another massive campaign of damage control and disinformation.

MONUC HIDES EQUATEUR CONFLICT

The Tutsi forces in the FARDC include infiltrated RDF and ‘ex-‘CNDP forces from the National Congress for the Defense of the People (CNDP), the extremist terrorist militia that sprouted out of the Kivu Provinces, but is heavily backed by Rwanda and infiltrated with thousands of extremist Tutsis.

Thousands of CNDP militia forces were integrated into the FARDC military in 2009, in a strategic maneuver championed by James Kabarebe and Paul Kagame and their U.S. and U.K. backers. These ‘ex-‘CNDP wear FARDC uniforms, with some units commanded by FARDC officers–whose loyalty might first be to Congo, and not Kabila–while others are commanded by ‘ex-‘CNDP officers serving Kabila but loyal to Rwanda.

The CNDP is one of the pivotal causes of the massive destabilization of eastern Congo, along with the many other Rwandan and Ugandan interests maintained by the organized crime networks run out of Rwanda (Paul Kagame) and Uganda (Yoweri Museveni). The formal military integration process involving so-called ‘ex’-CNDP forces is resented by many Congolese and Rwandan people as a logical step in the secret plan by Tutsi extremist forces to dominate both the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Great Lakes region.

Rwandan Defense Forces are not exclusively Tutsis, but are controlled and highly regulated by the secret extremist Tutsi network maintained by Paul Kagame, James Kabarebe, and others of the 40 top war criminals indicted by the Spanish court on February 6, 2008. Much ado is made in the international press, based on propaganda cranked out by the Kigame regime and its supporters that Rwanda’s is a power-sharing government, that Hutu-Tutsi reconciliation has been a huge and lasting success, and that the RDF and intelligence services are comprised of non-Tutsi.

Anyone who remotely steps out of line, in or out of Rwanda, will immediately be targeted, accused of genocide revisionism, negationism or participation in ‘the genocide’ itself.

President Kabila reportedly asked Central Africa Republic (C.A.R.) president Francois Boziz� to intervene and flank the resistance forces through the remote frontier town of Zongo, DRC, also in Equateur Province, across the border from Bangui, the C.A.R. capital. The two presidents share a common enemy, Jean-Pierre Bemba and ex-forces of the Movement for the Liberation of Congo (MLC). Jean-Pierre Bemba is under arrest at the International Criminal Court, thanks to Boziz� and Kabila, charged with war crimes in C.A.R.

Bozizi is occupied with his own insurrections and guerilla insurgencies in C.A.R., having come to power by force in March 2003 coup d’etat against Ange-Felix Patasse, C.A.R. president from 1993-2003. Patasse, in exile in Togo, will clearly be an interested party in the Dongo rebellion, given Kabila’s relations with Bozizi. Military and intelligence from France, U.S. and Chad all meddle in C.A.R.

Kabila is reportedly furious at Congo-Brazzaville and its President Sassou-Nguesso for allowing veteran rebel guerrillas to attack Congo-Kinshasa on its western Oubangi River frontier (see map).

AN ALLIANCE ACROSS THE VAST CONGO

The very first military intervention by U.N. Blue Helmets, anywhere, occurred in the Democratic Republic of Congo during the secession of Katanga Province (1960-63). The U.N. occupied Congo again in the ‘Congo Crises’ (1964-66). Both occupations involved Belgian paratroopers and other western mercenaries. The Congolese people were shafted.

These illegal foreign occupations by the ‘international community’–under the guise of the United Nations–served to insure western control of the diamond, copper, uranium and cobalt mines of Katanga and Kasai. Billed as ‘peacekeeping’ operations, this misnomer set the stage for present day misunderstanding of the true MONUC role as an armed combatant protecting the corporate interests or predatory western capitalism.

Now, fifty years later, following more than a century of Belgian-Anglo-American-Franco-Israeli big business profits and slavery in Congo–with ten million deaths under King Leopold (1885-1908), with a brutal Apartheid dispossession and military occupation under Belgian colonial rule (1908-1960), with countless deaths under the U.N. occupations of 1960 to 1965, with tens of millions of deaths under the U.S. client state regime of Joseph Mobutu (1965-1996), with more than ten million deaths since the Pentagon-backed invasion of 1996–the Belgians are reportedly again planning to rescue their military client-partnership in Congo-Kinshasa.

The elite Belgian paratroopers would be deployed first to Bangaboka Airport in Kisangani, in Congo’s eastern Orientale Province.

Kisangani is the site for the V.S. Naipal novel “A Bend in the River and the proverbial ‘heart-of-darkness’ outpost where Henry Morton Stanley organized the genocidal red-rubber and ivory pillage for Belgium’s King Leopold. Today, western-owned plantations and logging companies reap their high profits through mass slavery of Congolese people in the Kisangani region.

To conceal President Kabila’s illegal Belgian intervention from international public opinion, Brussels, Kinshasa and MONUC plan to dress Belgian paratroopers as ‘peacekeepers’ to be deployed out of Kisangani as MONUC ‘Blue Helmets’ bound for Equateur and Dongo.

The leaders of the rebellion in western Equateur Province have reportedly forged an alliance with other disaffected Congo-Kinshasa forces in the eastern Kivu provinces. This alliance is united against the Kabila regime and its allies, including MONUC and AFRICOM.

Sources in Kinshasa report that the Patriotic Resistance Forces of Dongo are now aligned with General Dunia, a Mai Mai leader operating against the joint operations of the RDF-FARDC-MONUC nexus in the Fizi and Barako areas of South Kivu.

Joseph Kabila is a black pawn in the great game by white foreigners and multinational corporations to control and plunder Central Africa. Like Congo’s historic leaders Patrice Lumumba (1925-1961) and his paternal namesake, the former President Laurent Desire Kabila (1939-2001), Joseph Kabila would quickly be assassinated if he diverged from the hidden agenda of western capital.

Now however, internal hatreds and domestic disaffections threaten Joseph Kabila’s regime.

“What is happening now in Dongo [Equateur] is the beginning of something that no one will stop,” said one Congolese intelligence insider on November 25. “For sure, Kabila and his friends are sending Rwandan troops to kill people but the resistance movement says that Dongo will be the tomb of Rwandan troops and the beginning of the end of Kabila and his supporters. At this time, thousands of people–young Congolese men, ex-Mobutu fighters, Congolese FARDC–have joined the movement. I’m very sure that this Dongo movement was prepared for a long time.”

EXTREMIST TUTSIS BLEEDING CONGO DRY

Many Congolese people have long since known that the president of their country has supported a secret extremist ‘Tutsi’ alliance that seeks to dominate Central Africa. His real name is Hypolitt� Kanambe, formerly a junior Rwanda Patriotic Front/Army (RPF/A) officer plucked from the Alliance of Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Congo-Zaire (AFDL) forces.

It is widely supported that Joseph Kabila reported directly to RPF/A commanders James Kabarebe and Paul Kagame in the Pentagon-backed AFDL ‘rebellion’ that overthrew President Joseph Mobutu in Zaire (Congo-Kinshasa); there are also claims that Kabila was a soldier in the RPF/A during the multiple genocides orchestrated by Kagame’s extremist Tutsi RPF/A in Rwanda (1990-1994).

“For us Congolese-Zairians, the boy is Rwandan Tutsi,” explains Congolese intellectual Yaa-Lengi Ngemi. “Yes, [the assassinated president] Laurent Kabila lived in Dar es Salaam and had a business there. Hypollite Kanambe’s Tutsi father was a close friend and business partner of Laurent Kabila.”

The term ‘extremist Tutsi’ applies only to the elite secretive organization, formerly the Rwandan Patriotic Front/Army (RPF/A) that exists in parallel with the parliamentary government of Rwanda. While some of the same people occupy both, the extremist Tutsis came to power through war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide in Rwanda from 1990 to 1994, operating a secret terrorist network.

The RPF/A killed everyone in its path, no matter their ethnicity: Hutu, Tutsi, or minority indigenous Twa people. The so-called ‘Tutsi’ RPF/A killed Tutsis in Rwanda during their four year invasion, and afterwards, because Major General Paul Kagame and General James Kabarebe and their ‘exiled’ Tutsi conspirators in Diaspora–dubbed the ‘Jews of Africa’, a ‘people without a homeland’–did not trust any Tutsis that stayed behind in Rwanda after Hutu President Juvenal Habyarimana came to power in 1973.

The RPF/A also killed everyone in their path because their plan from the start was to eliminate as many people as possible, to depopulate Rwanda of the soon-to-be problematic landowners, businessmen, farmers and peasants–mostly the majority Hutu population, but also Tutsis–and repopulate Rwanda with Ugandans and Tutsis who had been living comfortably in Western countries. It was about big business, corruption and greed.

Now, after more than fifteen years of massive western propaganda proclaiming an organized, systematic elimination of the Tutsi people by the Hutu leaders of the former Rwandan government, the official Rwanda genocide story has finally collapsed. A genocide revisioning is imperative and, given the recent acquittals at the International Criminal Tribunal on Rwanda (ICTR), between December 2008 and December 2009, it is well under way.

In sharp contradistinction to the tired establishment refrain, the entrenched sacred narrative accusing the ‘Hutu leadership’ of an ‘organized’ and ‘planned’ genocide in the so-called 100 days of slaughter between April 6 and July 1994–a narrative defined by victor’s justice–were the countless acts of genocide committed through a spontaneous uprising of the Hutu masses.

These were Hutu people who had been brutalized, disenfranchised, uprooted and forced from homes; people who had witnessed massacres and rapes of family members; people who were themselves the victims of brutal atrocities; people who knew of crematoriums and mass graves filled with their friends, families, and neighbors who were both Hutu and Tutsi.

These were reportedly more than one million internally displaced Rwandan Hutus, people who had been terrorized by the RPF/A from October 1990 to April 1994, as it butchered its way into Rwanda; and possibly over one million Burundian refugees, Hutus who suffered massive reprisals in Burundi after the first civilian President, Melchior Ndadaye, a democratically elected Hutu, was assassinated by the Tutsi military in October 1993, and his successor, President Cyprien Ntaryamira, was assassinated on April 6, 1994.

On April 6, 1994, they responded to the extremist Tutsi onslaught with a vengeance. There was killing on all sides, that is not in dispute. This was a war, a bloody conflagration of horrors. But the numbers don’t add up, the dead don’t compute, the labels ‘Tutsi’ and ‘Hutu’ become circumspect. The propaganda story is quite different than the facts, and no one has yet to write a true and comprehensive account not biased by fear, interests, imperial arrogance or whiteness.

After seizing power in July of 1994, the extremist Tutsi network continued to perpetrate atrocities, including massacres, assassinations, tortures and disappearances, and the network moved into Congo-Zaire in 1996 and persists in Rwanda and Congo to this day. The modus operandi of this terrorist structure is to perpetrate crimes and blames them on the victim populations.

ELECTIONS SLOGANS & EMPTY PROMISES

In the beginning, many Congolese supported President Kanambe, alias Kabila, ignoring his origins, hoping that he would share power, that he would develop the Congo, build roads and schools and, especially, that he would forestall and evict Ugandan and Rwandan agents, provocateurs, mining cartels and war criminals from the 1996-2001war years.

In July of 2006, prior to the presidential elections, I traveled on the campaign trail with President Kabila’s sister alias Janet Kabila, around Kinshasa and into bush towns nearby. The Kabilas doled out cash and propaganda (t-shirts, caps, flyers, buttons, food, alcohol) and they rallied entire villages with a five-piece marching band. To the uneducated and impoverished masses of the interior the Kabilas pledged roads and schools within next three years.

They were the usual empty promises made by the usual empty politicians. The Congolese people have seen nothing but misery and death delivered from within and without the vast Congo.

The western media broadcasts the suffering in Congo, but the propaganda is simplistic disinformation, and the western news [sic] consuming public eats it up and dismisses the Congo, abandoning the people whose lives are determined in part by the raw materials stolen from them in a state of war and organized crime.

High visibility western organizations, in particular the ENOUGH and Raise Hope For Congo projects and their wealthy backers the International Crisis Group and Center for American Progress [sic], have lobbied college students and western governments to action, always pushing for legislation, and licensed by capitalism and the major mass media to speak as the only bona fide experts on the Congo, Rwanda, Sudan and Uganda. They also advance military solutions over diplomatic or other peaceful solutions.

William Jefferson Clinton’s former national security insider John Prendergast is their leading cheerleader. There’s a reason Prendergast is all over the news, appearing at colleges where ENOUGH and Raise Hope’s advance publicity includes expensive color brochures and posters.

“Already the Enough Project, an anti-genocide group based in Washington, and Eve Ensler, an American playwright who has been supporting Congolese women’s projects for years through the organization V-Day, among others,” wrote Jeffrey Gentleman in the recent New York Times article slamming the Congolese people for their own suffering, “have been urging Congress to pass legislation that would bar American companies from buying Congo’s ‘conflict minerals’, which include gold, tin and coltan, a metallic ore used in many cellphones and laptop computers. Several bills have been proposed.”

John Prendergast was the expert of choice for CBS 60 Minutes’ ‘Blood Minerals’ broadcast, nationally televised in the United States on November 29, 2009, which was an advertisement for ENOUGH, the IRC and so-called ‘humanitarian’ organizations. These lobby and flak entities are working to displace and neutralize all true international grass roots efforts to help the Congolese people take control of their own resources and future, and they cover for hidden western interests.

Beholden to powerful western corporate interests, the most powerful originating from Belgium, the United States, Israel, Canada, Britain and Germany, but also including Australian, Japanese, South African and Dutch interests, the Kabila regime, backed by the MONUC military occupation and the U.N. Security Council, has delivered to the Congolese people one disappointment and outrage after another.

EASTERN CONGO ABOUT TO EXPLODE TOO?

A major source of ongoing conflict in the Kivus, General Bosco Ntaganda was rewarded in January 2009 for playing along with the Kabila-Kagame-MONUC charade of ‘arresting’ CNDP-RDF war criminal General Laurent Nkunda. To their credit, the U.N. Panel of Experts, in their recently ‘leaked’ report of November 2009, exposed the appointment of General Bosco Ntaganda as CNDP-FARDC commander, which Kagame and Kabila officially denied.

General Ntanganda commanded CNDP-FARDC units responsible for massive war crimes under the joint ‘Kimia’ operations in the Kivus launched with MONUC backing in January 2009. Ntanganda is an insider and–if arrested and sent to the supposedly neutral ICC–he is purportedly a huge risk to Paul Kagame, James Kabarebe, Laurent Nkunda and Joseph Kabila.

The International Criminal Court indicted General Bosco Ntanganda for war crimes committed in DRC in May 2008. The ICC is a political instrument used to selectively target certain individuals and militias, while ignoring more substantial state sanctioned actors like Paul Kagame, James Kabarebe, Yoweri Museveni or former U.S. national security council member Walter Kansteiner.

Sources on Kinshasa report that General Ntanganda may imminently trigger a new war between CNDP and FARDC forces in the Kivus, with the blessing of Joseph Kabila and Paul Kagame, who seek to protect Ntanganda from the ICC.

Given the recent secret infiltrations and sanctioned integrations of CNDP and RDF into FARDC units during 2008 and 2009, this would create havoc and trigger immense suffering, on top of the already unprecedented depopulation of the Great Lakes’ people.

General Ntanganda will likely create a new military faction, sources report, yet another acronym to confuse obtuse western foreign policy experts–yet another militia licensed to kill civilians in the soup of bloodshed, depopulation and impunity.

REGIONAL ALLIANCES AND HATREDS

In the DRC’s ‘historic’ rigged national elections of 2006, formalizing Joseph Kabila’s ‘presidency’, millions of Congolese people supported MLC rebel leader Jean-Pierre Bemba, ignoring his murderous tryst with Ugandan strongman Yoweri Museveni, because they knew Kanambe–alias Joseph Kabila–was Rwandan.

“During the [presidential] election the majority of the Congolese voted for Bemba,” says Congolese human rights activist Yaa-Lengi Ngemi, “even though Congolese people knew that Bemba also killed Congolese as a stooge of Uganda. The choice was between a Congolese criminal and a foreigner, a Rwandan criminal. So they voted for the Congolese criminal, or ‘mwana mboka’ (native son)…”

The elections rigging in Congo was multi-faceted, with all kinds of irregularities, and manipulations on all sides. The ‘international community’ backed the Kabila win.

Bemba and Kabila unleashed their troops in deadly battles, also targeting civilians, in Kinshasa in March 2007.

Since 1996 more than 10 million Congolese people have died across the vast country, with the current death toll in the eastern provinces alone at some 1000 people per day. There are millions of refugees in the Great Lakes member states, and now more than 92,000 people are uprooted in western Congo due to recent fighting.

During his brief tenure as president, Joseph Kabila tried to balance out power interests through a combination of bribery and brute force. He gave Paul Kagame’s gang carte blanche over mining and land in the Kivu provinces. Extortion, racketeering, open occupations and secret infiltrations of Rwandan forces became the norm, and persisted in this pattern, to this day.

In western Congo, home to Kinshasa, Kabila gave President Eduardo Dos Santos and Angola carte blanche over oil concessions in Bas Congo province in exchange for providing presidential security forces and to counterbalance extremist Tutsi expansionism out of Rwanda. In March 2009, DRC’s oil minister Rene Isekemanga Nkeka accused Angola of stealing Congo’s oil. Many Congolese parliamentarians resent Kabila’s foreign alliances and can no longer be bribed into submission.

The Angolans hate Kagame and the Rwandan Defense Forces (former RPF/A), and vise versa. The RPF/A teamed up with Angolan UNITA rebels fighting against President Dos Santos after the Angolans cornered and shamed RPF/A troops in Bas Congo during the war; the two armies also fought on opposing sides in Congo (1998-2001).

Angola’s Eduardo Dos Santos and Gabon’s General Ali Bongo also cooperate with Congo-Brazzaville President Dennis Sassou-Nguesso. (Gabon’s recently deceased dictator Omar Bongo was Sassou-Nguesso’s son-in-law.)

Next door to the vast Congo-Kinshasa, President Dennis Sassou-Nguesso in Congo-Brazzaville is one of Joseph Kabila’s most enduring enemies. The Congo River separates the two presidents in Brazzaville and Kinshasa, and one of the Congo’s largest tributaries, the Oubangi River, separates DRC’s Equateur province, running its course northeast along the border of Congo-Brazzaville and then the Central African Republic.

President Sassou-Nguesso was a close ally of Rwanda’s former Hutu President Juvenal Habyarimana, apparently assassinated by the Tutsi extremist RPF/A ‘Zero Network’ on April 6, 1994, and he was friend and ally of Joseph Mobutu.

MOBUTU SESE SEKO’S GHOSTS

Brazzaville has harbored Mobutu’s ex-Forces Arm�es Za�roises (ex-FAZ) since 1996-1997, and it harbors Rwandan elements that fled the AFDL genocide against Hutu refugees in Congo-Zaire (1996-1997). Sources suggest there are at least 300 ex-MLC and more than 10,000 ex-FAZ troops available for the Dongo rebellion.

Rwandan refugees in Congo-Brazza include civilian survivors of the 1994 exodus from Rwanda and the subsequent international war crimes committed by the Paul Kagame and James Kabarebe and their troops in DRC from 1996-1998. Uganda People’s Defense Forces also helped hunt and massacre Hutu refugees.

Congo-Brazzaville also supports the ex-Rwandan Armed Forces (ex-FAR) and their allies, the Forces for the Democratic Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR), providing a distant rear base for Congo operations directed at liberating Rwanda from the extremist Tutsis and the Kagame dictatorship.

Thus many Rwandan refugees in Brazzaville are former liberation fighters hostile to the terrorist Kagame regime for its ‘blame-the-victims’ inversion of the Rwanda ‘genocide’ story and the mass murder of millions of Hutu people from 1990 to the present.

As of 2005, the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) counted some 59,000 Congo-Kinshasa refugees in Congo-Brazzaville and more than 4000 Congo-Kinshasa refugees in C.A.R.

Sassou-Nguesso, Dos Santos, Ali Bongo and his father Omar, Mobutu, Habyarimana–all of these current and former Central African regimes align(ed) themselves with French and Israeli security and intelligence interests–and all seek to counter balance and limit Tutsi extremist expansionism in Central Africa backed by the Anglo-American alliance.

Equateur Province is the site of major untapped petroleum reserves. Belgian, French, Portuguese, German and U.S. families and corporations control vast tracts of land being denuded by rapacious industrial logging. There are also western-owned plantations with modern day plantation slavery involving tens of thousands of Congolese people subject to terrorism by state paramilitary services.

The outside world hears little or nothing about the western-owned logging and plantation concessions producing timber, coffee, cocoa, palm oil, and rubber through modern day slavery. Similarly, the immense untapped petroleum reserves beneath the Congo River basin and its rainforests in Equateur province remain undisclosed by western institutions–including World Wildlife Fund (WWF), USAID, and Care International–involved in possessing and depopulating these rainforest lands for western corporate interests that benefit through the Kabila regime.

According to Congo researcher David Barouski, cassiterite (tin) mined from the bloody Kivu provinces in eastern Congo also passes through the networks of the plantations and logging interests in Equateur and Orientale.

“Outside of Asia, Belgium is the primary importer of Congolese cassiterite. Sodexmines sells to SDE, located in Brussels and directed by Mr. Edwin Raes. SDE is a subsidiary of the U.S.-based Elwyn Blattner Group. Mr. Elwyn Blattner, who hails from Bayonne, N.J, owns several businesses in the Congo through his firm, African Holding Company of America. They include logging concessions, transportation, and palm oil plantations. The products [from] these businesses are also imported by SDE.”

The Elwyn Blattner Groupe has supported all sides in Congo’s wars, bankrolling combatants, police, governors and officials who control the geographical areas where his interests are. The Blattner family–James, Elwyn, Daniel, David–began and expanded under Mobutu and are entrenched with the Kabila regime.

ASSASSINS TARGET JOSEPH KABILA KANAMBE

Recognizing the growing disaffection amongst his own military and intelligence services, President Kabila is surrounded by trusted elite Angolan Special Forces.

Since Joseph Kabila came to power in 2001, the elite Guard Republicaine (GR) controlled directly by the President outside the military chain of command or any civilian or judicial oversight, has been expanded to some 15,000 elite, heavily armed forces deployed at all strategic locations around the country. Sources in the intelligence sector in Congo-Kinshasa claim that the GR is predominantly comprised of elite Angolan Special Forces, with a token number of Congolese to put a proper face on things.

In 2005, it was reported that Kabila’s closest security detail in the Presidential Guards was a detachment of 50 elite Zimbabwe Defense Forces under the command of Lt. Colonel Richard Sauta, a 5th dan (rank) Tae Kwan Do expert trained in North Korea.

Kabila has also reportedly moved all ammunitions depots off Congolese FARDC military bases in Kinshasa, though Rwandan FARDC (‘ex’-CNDP) and Angolan troops remain heavily armed and supplied.

Angolan troops backed Kabila during the deadly battle for Kinshasa against Jean-Pierre Bemba and MLC loyalists in March 2007. Enraged by MLC attacks that claimed some 23 Angolans, including a senior officer, the Angolan forces ruthlessly retaliated, causing massive civilian casualties thousands of bodies were collected and dumped in mass graves and in the Congo River. At the time, President Dos Santos convinced Congo-Brazzaville president Dennis Sassou-Nguesso to block ex-FAZ troops in Brazzaville from crossing the Congo River to join the MLC fight.

This time, Sassou-Nguesso has allowed ex-FAZ and ex-MLC to cross the border and join the Dongo rebellion.

Since March 2007, MLC forces that were captured or surrendered to MONUC after the deadly battle were detained by MONUC in Kinshasa ‘for their own safety’. In past weeks, Kabila’s loyalist forces in Kinshasa seized some of the MLC captives in military operations described by Kinshasa intelligence insiders as ‘staged assaults.’

Sources claim that MONUC has collaborated with the Kabila security apparatus in their efforts to seize and eliminate MLC captives. These captives included some 150 former combatants, along with their wives and children. Reports from Kinshasa suggest that these MLC are being systematically eliminated in what amount to extrajudicial executions.

“MONUC tried to get these MLC soldiers ‘integrated’ into the FARDC because they [MONUC] knew that Kabila would have them [MLC] killed,” says an insider in Kinshasa. “In June, officers from MONUC wanted to transfer the Bemba MLC men in secret to Kabila. Bemba’s men refused and took MONUC soldiers hostage and MONUC had to negotiate for their release. Now, Kabila’s Presidential militia have forced the door and arrested Bemba soldiers. MONUC seemed to pretend not to know what was happening. We know that between 80 and 103 people from MLC have been arrested by the Presidential Guard.”

There have been massive arrests and illegal detentions of young men in Kinshasa and outlying areas in the past month. In the past week, Congolese newspapers reported that escaped prisoners had been shot. However, sources indicate that these ‘escapees’ were killed in prison.

Such actions are routine for the Kinshasa security apparatus. Any time that Kabila suspects or discovers a coup, street children and young men are rounded up and detained, often involving intimidation and beatings, by the Presidential Guard.

Sources in Kinshasa also say that Kabila’s forces rounded up scores and possibly hundreds of young civilian men in Maluku, a former Jean-Pierre Bemba MLC stronghold some 70 kilometers from Kinshasa. Kabila is worried that an insurgency against him will come from Maluku.

Kabila has good reason to be alarmed. There have been at least four serious coup attempts against Kabila over the past two years; two of these occurred in 2009.

One recent unreported coup attempt occurred in Kinshasa on May 18, 2009 at 7:30 pm when Kabila was returning from Mbakana, reported to be the Kabila clan’s privately fortified ‘farm’ security compound also some 70 kilometers from Kinshasa.

When the presidential procession set off down the Boulevard de 30 Juin, Kinshasa’s central artery, on May 18 a sniper, lying in ambush, opened fire on the presidential Mercedes Jeep at the intersection of Wangata Avenue. Kabila had switched vehicles and was riding in a Nissan Patrol like those used by members of parliament. Following the attack, Kabila ordered the systematic destruction of all the public kiosks and pavilions along the Boulevard de 30 Juin, and the indiscriminate round up and arrest of young men in Kinshasa. The attack reportedly involved five commandos.

All media inside Congo were forbidden from reporting on the May coup attempt, reportedly on the personal orders of President Kabila. Several media outlets of the Congolese Diaspora reported the events. It is also true that ‘coups’ and ‘attacks’ in Kinshasa have been staged by the Kabila government and by opposition as devices to manipulate public opinion or justify retaliatory action.

In October 12, 2009, Colonel Floribert Bofate Lihamba was arrested in Lubumbashi, Katanga Province, the heart of Congo’s most lucrative western mining operations, and transferred to a prison in Kinshasa. A top security agent in President Kabila’s Presidential Guard R�publicaine (GR), and a former member of the Special Presidential Security Group (GSSP) under President Laurent Kabila, Col. Lihamba is accused of planning a coup d’etat.

On October 21, 2009, President Kabila survived the second most recent attempted coup d’etat, another recent pivotal event in Congo unreported by the western press or Congolese media. Informed in advance of the impending attempt on his life, President Kabila had curtailed all public appearances and was reportedly again holed up with Angolan troops on his ‘farm’ security compound outside Kinshasa.

According to Congolese intelligence sources, ex-Forces Arm�es Za�roises (ex-FAZ) commandoes crossed the Congo River seeking to assassinate Kabila. The commandoes all reportedly originate from the Mobutu and Jean-Pierre Bemba strongholds around Gbadolite , in northwestern Equateur.

The arrested officers include: four Majors (Yogo, Zwafunda, Mokwesa, Ngombo); five captains (Koli, Nzale, Gbaka, Kongawi, and Salakoso); nine lieutenants (Libanza, Masisi, Gerembaya, Mbuyi, Ndongala, Ngani, Kpdobere, Nzanzu and Sido); and four sergeants (Kongo, Dondo, Lisala, and Lite).

“President Kabila is afraid of the ex-FAZ,” says one Congolese source. “He is afraid of Ngbanda.”

One of the former President Mobutu’s closest advisers, Honor Ngbanda–the ‘Terminator’–is also rumored to back the uprising in Dongo. Ngbanda held various positions under Mobutu, including Minster of the Interior, Ambassador to Israel and Head of the Mobutu’s notorious SNIP, the National Intelligence and Protection Service (Service National d’Intelligence et de Protection).

Honor Ngbanda’s ties to other Mobutu era big men likely include the Bongo family (Gabon) and Jewish-American diamond kingpin Maurice Templesman (United States), whose De Beers-affiliated diamond interests were partially displaced when the Kabila regime partnered with Israeli businessmen Dan Gertler and Benny Steinmetz. Gertler and Steinmetz cemented their interests in Congo-Kinshasa through former U.S. President G.W. Bush and former U.S. State Department official Jendayi Frazer.

South Africa is home to several former high commanders from the former Mobutu regime of Zaire. Former Security Police Chief General Kpama Baramoto, former Special Forces Commander General Ngabale Nzimbi and former Zairean Defense Minister Admiral Mudima all now reside in South Africa and are clearly interested in overthrowing Joseph Kabila.

In past weeks, Kabila has attempted to replace Congolese intelligence agents with Rwandans drawn from the CNDP, the extremist Tutsi terrorist network out of Rwanda. This has stirred further anger amongst the Congolese members of the FARDC and the National Intelligence Agency (ANR), Congo-Kinshasa’s secret service.

“The CNDP is a rebellion that Kagame used, and Kabila allowed, to infiltrate Rwandan soldiers into the Congolese [FARDC] army,” reports an intelligence insider in Kinshasa. “These CNDP are described as Congolese Tutsis but they are Rwandans. The fact that Kabila tried to replace some members of secret services and [FARDC] army by people who came from CNDP [provoked] the anger of many in the Congolese army and intelligence services. Kabila will be captured or killed very soon. TRUST ME.”

RESISTANCE PATRIOTS OF DONGO

In March 2009 the western press reported a ‘tribal dispute’ and ‘ethnic clash over fishing rights’ in the little western Congo outback town of Dongo. The dispute reportedly began between two different ethnic groups. However, the newly announced “Resistance Patriots of Dongo” claim that President Kabila’s agents manipulated the parties of the dispute and thereby escalated armed hostilities.

In October 2009 President Kabila and John Numbi–one of his top military advisers–dispatched FARDC troops under the command of General Benjamin Alongaboni to Dongo to negotiate peace with resistance forces. General Alongaboni, a Congolese son hailing from Equateur Province, and the first FARDC officer on the scene, secured a negotiated peace with Dongo area combatants.

Soon after however, President Kabila sent RDF forces–in FARDC uniforms–who enraged Congolese in the region and provoked hostilities by killing some local people and destroying the possibilities of peace negotiations.

The Resistance Patriots of Dongo retaliated and FARDC under the command of General Alongaboni began defecting.

Now President Kabila is uncertain who is with him and who is against him. All FARDC troops in the Democratic Republic of Congo are on full security alert, prevent from leaving the country or taking leaves of absence.

General Benjamin Alongaboni and the few troops that did not defect to the resistance were moved to nearby Gemena military center where he is currently under surveillance by President Kabila’s security and intelligence operatives. General Alongaboni is an Adjutant General to Kabila’s trusted FARDC insider John Numbi, formerly the head of FARDC Air Forces and now Inspector General of the Police National Congolaise (CNP).

Meanwhile, the ‘Dongo Crises’ has blossomed into a full-blown Congolese rebellion against international occupation forces and the powerful Kabila-Kagame clique. Over the past three weeks civilians and former combatants have been flooding into the remote Dongo region to join a growing rebellion against the now hated military regime of President Joseph Kabila and his western corporate business and military partners.

Hundreds of Congolese Armed Forces (FARDC)–of ethnic Congolese origin–have deserted and joined rebellion ranks with Congolese civilians and various military elements of past rebellions. The Resistance Patriots of Dongo is reportedly comprised of Congolese-FARDC deserters, former Forces Armes Zairoises (ex-FAZ), and former MLC rebels.

Thousands of ex-FAZ and elite troops of Mobutu’s former Special Presidential Division (DSP) fled Congo-Kinshasa to Congo-Brazzaville between 1996 and 1998 when the Pentagon-backed insurgency led by Rwanda and Uganda swept across the Congo (Zaire) and drove out Zaire’s long-time strongman Joseph Desire Mobutu.

Sources in Kinshasa say that President Kabila seeks to frame and accuse Mobutu’s former intelligence chief Honor Ngbanda and ex-MLC leader Jean-Pierre Bemba, who is already under arrest for war crimes at the International Criminal Court, in a propaganda ruse to justify the international intervention in Equateur and legitimize further military aggression by the Kabila-Kagame-MONUC nexus.

Kabila hopes for strategic gain by claiming that the Dongo uprising is purely an MLC uprising. By convincing his white international patrons that the MLC is the problem, Kabila hopes to further purge his government and the country of MLC supporters.

In September 2009, armed assailants shot up the residences of DRC Minister of Foreign Affairs Alexis Tambwe Mwamba and another minister, Olivier Kamitatu, both ex-MLC supporters who have joined Kabila, in a drive by shooting; other assassination attempts have also been reported.

Sources in Kinshasa say Kabila’s security apparatus staged these assassination attempts to create further international sympathy for Kabila, to discredit the MLC and manipulate the ICC proceedings against Jean-Pierre Bemba. Officials in Kinshasa have been threatened in response to fears that Jean-Pierre Bemba will wiggle and bribe his way out of the ICC war crimes charges and return to Congo. Given the highly political nature of the already corrupted ICC, the fear is not unfounded.

President Kagame and President Yoweri Museveni have a long history of ‘pseudo-operations’ and ‘false-flag operations’ that blame and punish the victims after secret operations and atrocities that are actually committed by disguised RDF and UPDF soldiers.

Joseph Kabila’s goal might be to follow the example of his allies, Paul Kagame and the extremist Tutsis in Rwanda, by blaming all exactions, tortures, assassinations, massacres and organized plunder of Congo on the Dongo forces who are today fighting against western imperialism and its agents in Central Africa–in the person of Joseph Kabila. President Paul Kagame’s success in this conspiracy is evident in the many awards he has received, for his absolute terrorism in service to western interests, with the coup de gr�ce being Rwanda’s acceptance into the Commonwealth of Nations last week.

Congolese people everywhere were outraged by the eastern Congo FARDC military operations with RDF and UPDF forces early in 2009, but Kabila and partners heaped one insult on top of another by airlifting RDF across Congo to the far western Equateur to attempt to crush the Dongo resistance.

MONUC and AFRICOM supported the RDF airlift operations.

The Kabila government has reportedly agreed to base AFRICOM out of the remote east-central Congo River city of Kisangani, also the site of a secret U.S. military-intelligence ‘fusion cell’ linking Uganda, Rwanda, Congo-K in a tripartite cooperation agreement focused on minerals and mining. The details of the ‘base’ are unknown, but Kisangani will likely be one of AFRICOM’s many ‘lily-pad’ bases.

AFRICOM LURKING IN THE WINGS

AFRICOM currently has cooperative security location agreements, commonly known as ‘lily pad’ operating agreements with a dozen African nations stretching from Algeria on the Mediterranean to Zambia and Botswana in southern Africa. The U.S. Seventeenth Air Force’s contingency and crisis planning and response team had already visited four African nations through April 2009 to carry out airfield surveys, with plans to visit seven more nations by September 30.

In January 2009, AFRICOM delivered four 200 hp Yamaha outboard engines to RDF marines in Gisenyi, Rwanda. The RDF maritime regiment was formed in 1995–“in response to Rwanda’s genocide,” according to AFRICOM, “to control [Rwanda’s] water border with the Democratic Republic of Congo and prevent the infiltration of genocidal forces from the Congo.”

In May 2009, Brigadier General Mike Callan, vice commander of the new AFRICOM Air Forces AFRICA (U.S. Seventeenth Air Force), met with RDF Chief James Kabarebe–an internationally indicted war criminal–and Rwandan Air Force commanders in Kigali for talks focused on turning tiny Rwanda into central and east Africa’s leading ‘air hub’ for both military and civilian air traffic.

Bound for the Dongo rebellion in mid-November RDF crossed from Gisenyi, Rwanda to Goma, DRC, and were then flown from Goma to Kamina Air Base in Katanga, a military transport hub used for the Belgo-American-U.N. mercenary occupations during the Katanga secession (1960-63) and ‘Congo Crises’ (1964-67). The RDF battalion was next flown to Bandundu Province and from there they joined President Kabila at his ‘farm’ security compound outside Kinshasa.

The RDF troops were reportedly next moved to the 42-acre campus of the U.S. Embassy-affiliated American School in Kinshasa (TASOK), near the notorious Camp Tshatshi military base, and then flown to Gemena airport in Equateur.

The Colonel Tshatshi Military Camp in Kinshasa hosts the defense department and the Chiefs of Staff central command headquarters of the FARDC. The TASOK campus was used for RDF troops because they would not be welcome amongst Congolese-FARDC at Camp Tshatshi.

There were at least three round trips in some legs of the RDF flight plan reportedly using both MONUC and Hewa Bora Airlines, an airline 70% owned by Belgian arms trafficker Philippe de Moerloose. In the ‘leaked’ November 2009 U.N. Panel of Experts Report on Illegal Exploitation in the Congo, Philippe De Moerloose and Hewa Bora Airlines were named for weapons shipments from Sudan to Congo in violation of the International Arms Embargo on the DRC.

De Moerloose supplies Kabila with Presidential jets and other toys.

“Nobody in the Congo was aware of this operation except Kabila and John Numbi,” says one insider in Kinshasa. “Everyone was surprised to see Rwandan troops enter Kivu [Goma] from Rwanda. When the speaker of the Congolese parliament, Vital Kamhere, criticized the operation, President Kabila pushed for his resignation.”

Former DRC Air Force Commander John Numbi is reported to be Kabila’s main link to Rwandan military officials Paul Kagame and the indicted war criminal James Kabarebe. John Numbi, currently the Inspector General of the Congolese National Police, is a regular visitor to Kigali and described as ‘one of Congo’s most dangerous men’.

John Numbi reportedly orchestrated the joint military operations between RDF and FARDC that began in January 2009. The main overt military campaigns were ‘Umoja Wetu,’ a joint operation between FARDC and RDF, and the ‘Kimia I’ and ‘Kimia II’ operations, which were FARDC operations supported by MONUC.

“Just before the joint operation ‘Umoja Wetu’ [RDF General] James Kabarebe met Joseph Kabila in Kinshasa, and they have spoken in secret,” says one Congolese insider. “Nobody knows what they talked about. The real story is that Rwanda took the opportunity to secretly inject at least 4000 and maybe as many as 10,000 Rwandan soldiers into the FARDC army.”

Congolese FARDC troops deployed by Kabila to the Dongo area refused to fight and instead defected to the rebel cause rather than kill their Congolese brothers and sisters for the private enrichment of foreigners and the pro-Rwanda alliance of Kabila and Kagame. Thus President Kabila has been forced to deploy to Dongo only those FARDC units comprised exclusively of ‘ex’-CNDP Tutsi units loyal to Rwanda.

By mid-November 2009 international humanitarian agencies began reporting thousands of refugees flooding across the Congo River to Congo-Brazzaville, with 54,000 now in Congo-Brazzaville and 38,000 IDPs in Congo by December 1, according to the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR).

The Resistance Patriots of Dongo are claiming to have inflicted high casualties on the RDF-MONUC-FARDC forces dispatched to Dongo and surrounding areas. Several towns have been taken, lost, and retaken in pitched battles against RDF-MONUC-FARDC forces.

While the conflict in Equateur slowly escalated from March to October, and deteriorated quickly after that, MONUC’s press and information corps have been mute about the rebellion.

All official channels deny the presence of RDF troops, or that RDF troops fought in Equateur. Several very small media outlets are also reporting the RDF presence, their sources appearing to be connected with the Resistance Patriots of Dongo movement.

MONUC issued one tiny press report on November 26, after resistance forces shot up a MONUC helicopter that flew to Dongo to resupply the RDF-MONUC-FARDC ground troops. Five of the 25 to 30 personnel on board were injured, and the pilot took off and flew the chopper to Congo-Brazza. None of the personnel (or their nationalities) aboard the MONUC chopper was identified.

A short western media propaganda blurb circulated by Agence France-Presse attempted to discredit the rebellion and cover for MONUC’s involvement in open military aggression against Congolese people. Titled “Armed group claims firing at UN chopper in DRC,” the AFP blurb also confirmed the Resistance Patriots of Dongos’ strike against a MONUC helicopter.

“In their confused statement,” AFP wrote, November 26, 2009, “the Patriots-Resistance [of Dongo] alleged that Rwandan occupation forces were in the region and they denounced the ‘complicity’ of MONUC ‘with the Mafia-like imperialists’.”

“Dongo was attacked on October 29 and 30 by a group from the Lobala community (also known as the Enyele), which targeted the Bamboma (or Boba) community,” the AFP reported. “Both sides have frequently disputed the fishing resources of the region. The violence, which has since spread to other villages, left at least 100 dead, mainly in Dongo, who were either hacked with machetes or shot, while a number drowned trying to cross the Oubangi river, which marks the border with the Congo Republic [Brazzaville].”

The AFP not only decontextualized the conflict, describing it as purely tribal, they also framed it as ruthless savage Africans killing with machetes. The MONUC chopper apparently was attacked on November 26. There was no mention of the major battles that occurred between foreign forces on November 22-24 or November 26-28.

On December 3, 2009, the Dongo resistance forces intercepted a tugboat pulling two big barges carrying 2,500 tons of arms and ammunition destined for Dongo RDF-MONUC-FARDC forces. The commander of the FARDC operations involved in moving the weapons, Colonel Nyav, was killed during the clashes; Nyav had previously been commanding RDF-MONUC-FARDC troops at Dongo. The ethnic Congolese FARDC under Col. Nyav’s command jubilantly defected to the resistance after seizing the boat and weapons.

Also on December 3, the strategic Congolese airport town of Libenge fell into the hands of the Resistance Patriots of Dongo. The resistance forces now control the towns of Dongo, Libenge, all the territory located along Oubangi River, the localities of Bomongo, Kutu, Kungu, Saba-Saba, Buburu and the Catholic mission of Bokonzi.

The Resistance Patriots of Dongo next plan to take Mbandaka, the major administrative city on the Congo River–and the end of the line for thousands of Hutu refugee women and children executed in cold blood by the RPF/A and the AFDL on the banks of the Congo River there in 1997.

“We take the engagement before God and before all the Congolese to topple the puppet regime currently in place in Kinshasa,” the November 26 resistance statement added, according to the AFP.

DONGO WAR NOT CONNECTED TO EASTERN CONGO?

“The helicopter was delivering supplies to peacekeepers recently deployed to the town of Dongo,” reported Reuters, basing their “news” report on MONUC Public Information Officer Madnodje Mounoubai. Reuters reported “around 20 Ghanaian peacekeepers” deployed by MONUC in Dongo.

“The fighting is not related to the simmering conflict in the mineral-rich eastern borderlands,” Reuters wrote, “where the army–backed by thousands of peacekeepers–are attempting to stamp out local, Rwandan, and Ugandan rebels.”

On December 3, 2009 Belgian newspapers La Libre Belgique and RTLM reported that Belgium’s Foreign Minister Steven Vanackere and Defense Minister Pieter De Crem had responded to the communique of the Resistance Patriots of Dongo, circulated on the Internet on December 1, which warned Belgium and Kinshasa that the resistance knew of the secret plan to dispatch paratroopers to Kisangani. The two Belgian ministries issued a joint communique denying the operation “with the biggest firmness.”

According to Kinshasa sources, the MONUC-uniformed Belgians would be flown from Kisangani, Orientale Province, to Equateur Probvince’s northwestern frontier city of Gbadolite, the stronghold of former President Mobutu and the Bemba family, Jean-Pierre and father Saolona (1942-2009), and then to Gemena airport near Dongo.

Soon after the Resistance Patriots of Dongo forces occupied the frontier city of Libenge, President Kabila dispatched 600 elite FARDC commandos trained by 60 Belgian Armed Forces instructors in Kindu Province. As of December 5, Libenge remained under siege, with civilians fleeing to escape the massive battle.

Sources in Kinshasa on December 5 report “massive violent fighting in Libenge and Gemena areas,” involving 1000 Congolese National Police (PNC) and 100 Ghanaian MONUC troops and two MONUC helicopter gunships. MONUC sources in Kisangani indicate that two additional MONUC helicopter gunships are ‘standing by’ for possible immediate deployment to Equateur.

The MONUC ‘peacekeeping’ in Congo is a one billion dollar a year operation.

The recently ‘leaked’ United Nations Group of Experts Report provides evidence of direct PNC involvement in contraband activities involving Rwandan Defense Forces in eastern Congo. The U.N. experts investigated the frequent and suspicious undocumented flights of a white Mi-8 helicopter leased on 27 January 2009 to the Congolese National Police through John Numbi, the head of the PNC. Numbi managed the joint RDF-MONUC-FARDC military operations (‘Umoja Wetu’) in eastern DRC begun in January 2009, along with Major General James Kaberebe, the army chief of Rwanda.

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Keith Harmon Snow is a war correspondent, photographer and independent investigator, and a four time (2003, 2006, 2007, 2010) Project Censored award winner. He is also the 2009 Regent’s Lecturer in Law & Society at the University of California Santa Barbara, recognized for over a decade of work, outside of academia, contesting official narratives on war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide while also working as a genocide investigator for the United Nations and other bodies. The first UCSB Regent’s Lecturer, in 1960, was Aldous Huxley.

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6 thoughts on “Rwanda New Killing Fields in DR Congo

  1. First of all, I would like to congratulate you about your knowledge of the truth going on in this region. But I am a little bit disappointed that you could not see and describe the deepness of the so-called conflict in the region of Great Lakes and its environments.
    It seems to me that there is something I was expecting you to highlight and condemn, I would say, the Tutsi legendary hegemony and secret project of ethic extermination of Bantu people.
    You can realise that this Nilotic people all along their nomad way of sinuous infiltration, camouflaged invasion, planned manipulations and tacit occupations of new lands, they always dominate the majority found on those lands at the price of blood shed. Follow their trajectory from nil regions through Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and now Democratic Republic of Congo, and tell the world what you think!
    Can you explain to the world why there are three Tutsi presidents (Museveni, Kagame and Kanambe) in Bantu regions?
    If you do then you will find where the causes of the so-called conflict in the region lie.
    For the rest of your article you have been great! Again congratulations.
    Thanks.

    Edmond Lukusa

  2. We thought it was better to translate the Congolese Resistance Patriots Message to the world; word by word without doing any serious editing.
    After a fierce battle on the Oubangui river at the village junction to Imese located near the mouth of the river Oubangui in the Congo River, the Congolese Resistance Patriots have successfully intercepted a tugboat carrying 25000 tonnes of arms and ammunition destined for Dongo.

    The Commander of the FARDC operations, Colonel Nyav, who rejoined his command post at the front in Dongo, who was in the boat, was killed during the clashes, while men of the troops under his command have just joined our patriotic forces.

    This decision is a boom to our fighting forces, and shows a sign of God’s blessing on the righteous struggle of our patriotic forces for the liberation of our country, the Democratic Republic of Congo, the dictatorship of the occupation that intended to balkanize our country and plunder our wealth.

    During the night of Thursday to Friday, December 4, 2009, the Congolese Resistance Patriots seized the town of Libenge after a clash with the FARDC, whose troops have camped after a moment of confrontation. Our troops are already moving toward the town of Zongo in the face of Bangui in CAR. Following the announcements that was made this town’s population is already emptied of its inhabitants to avoid innocent victims.

    Long live the Democratic Republic of Congo United and Free!

    Drafted at Libenge
    For the Patriotic Resistance
    Ambrose LOBAL MOKOBE

    The Congolese Resistance Patriots
    Youth from all provinces of the DRC in the affluent province of Ecuador to fight alongside the Patriots – Resistance of Dongo. Patriots resistant Dongo inform the national and international opinion as follows:
    1. Congolese Resistance Patriots of Dongo currently control all the territory along Ubangi River, in its part located in the … View more Southern District Ubangi;
    2. The localities of Booto, Imbongo and Mogalu were emptied of their inhabitants. These fleeing massacres perpetrated by Rwandan troops dispatched to these locations by the impostor who calls himself “Joseph Kabila;

    3. The humanitarian situation is worrying and is caused by a human tide of nearly 100,000 displaced people who fled their places of origin to seek refuge in Budjala and Gemena. A remake of the humanitarian situation in the east by the same Rwandan invaders. But we do not leave!

    4. On the military: fighting continued fiercely, and Congolese Resistance Patriots announce the brief summary below:

    Fall of villages and towns of Bomongo, Kutu and Kungu. Within hours or days after the Congolese Resistance Patriots announce the fall of several other localities, as was his custom, the enemy avoids confrontation, preferring to flee to take refuge in neighboring Congo;

    5. Young Congolese in all provinces of our country, attracted by the cause and ideals promoted by the Congolese Resistance Patriots of Dongo, join the mass ranks of their countrymen in Dongo. They come especially from West and East of our country.

    The cause defended by Congolese Resistance Patriots in Dongo is holy and just, we invite those young compatriots who are still reluctant to take the train to the true liberation of our country from the presence of the Rwandan army and its henchmen.

    Where does this movement, its birth and its collision with JP Bemba?

    This revolution was born outside the country. Many of the Congolese diaspora who are not yet visible, for some reason, have contributed to its establishment. The events of Dongo allowed the infiltration of the national army and creating great confusion within the military command in the region. We have logistic support quality. Disciplined elements of our movement are on duty in several localities, they await the word.

    As regards, Jean Pierre Bemba ‘is for nothing. But many of those behind this liberation movement are favorable if not sympathetic to his cause. Resistors are assured of one thing, in case of interference from a neighboring country like Rwanda that is accustomed, or another African country to fly aid to this regime, the rebellion will be imported into their countries. Outside, the movement already has many supporters in Western capitals. For now, we can not reveal the name of the leader of the movement at the top because people do not identify themselves as secret codes. The claims focus on the departure of Kabila, whom they call here Kanambe Hyppolite and the withdrawal of Rwandan troops from our country for the establishment of a genuine democratic system.

    The demands of the patriots

    The Resistance will denounce the MONUC of work for the partition of our country by playing games of Rwandans. Other things too, the looting of our wealth through international networks including Rwanda serves as chief executive.

    Drafted at Bokonzi

    Ambrose LOBAL MOKOBE
    Spokesperson

  3. Equateur Province: war between mainstream media and alternative media

    December 10, 2009 – True or false? Such is the dilemma in which we often enclose the mainstream media and related fields. Read some of the media between the lines, there emerges a thesis on which they are based: “For information to be credible, it must be given by our journalists or those who resemble them. Otherwise, it’s brainwashing. For there is that our sources are reliable. Proponents of alternative media does not believe in this thesis since they discovered that most of mainstream media and related parties are funded by multinational participant of war maintained by the disaster capitalism. Using ICT, witnesses and the field investigations conducted over time, alternative media have refused to be the relay of thought (capitalist) only as propagated by the mainstream media. This creates a media war that dare not speak its name. The case of the war raging in the north of our country is in the logic of this media war. The sources of alternative media in this war are derided by the mainstream media journalists and relatives. To cause. They make more and more that they can be circumvented and limited sources. That is what they do not accept. Yet if the war of Ecuador is a clear example of the diversity of sources that those who want more can fetch.

    From reliable sources, it is back to Dongo and Gemena, the security situation is unstable since the attack elements of the battalion COBRA. This attack dated November 26, 2009. On 05 December, “Patriots Resistance” have forced the FARDC seeking to regain Dongo to escape. The inhabitants of Kungu emptied their territory with the announcement of the imminent arrival of those whom the Kinshasa government describes as “bandits.” Security forces also. At the same time, elements of the national police found on the territory left to Gemena.

    According to our sources, until that date of 05 December, FARDC were unable to cope with “Resistance Patriots’ lack of logistics. Joined by about 500 other items December 07, the FARDC does not seem to have solved the issue of logistics. In the meantime, the “Patriots Resistance” have occupied several towns and would advance to Gemena.

    Having reliable information is a citizen right. This may have nothing to do with the fact of sharing or not exercise the option by the “Patriots Resistance. And then, about this option, many of us will read an act of self-defense against the maintenance of the war of aggression at home and the authoritarian government of Kinshasa. Others see the promises made by some fellow interpreting access to certain “puppets of the multinational” and some “puppets” of Rwanda to the Congo as a sham fight with weapons for the total liberation of country. Still others consider it a setback for a country with institutions that Republican since 2007 to revive the war, etc..

    About this option, the views differ, often depending on whether they accepted the process initiated here by “masters of the world and those who obey them” since the 90s or not. The debate remains very open. It is for example very difficult to convince those of us who believe in detecting several actions taken by the Kinshasa government since 1997 to present signs of betrayal of the cause of Congolese renounce weapons option. For them, only the language of weapons that can lead to recovery of sovereignty betrayed. They will say: “We, the Congolese (es) no longer accept being dominated. “Will they have the final say in what happens north of our country? Time will tell. Although, increasingly, the question of “who is behind the Patriots Resistance” might make a lot of talk in the days and

    the months ahead. This is because of fear that the same remain in control and wave “actors apparent” and interchangeable. The DR Congo will he eventually left the inn? He tends to his total Somaliazation by the bewitching power of unbridled capitalism? The Congolese (es) who love their country, they said their last word? Time will tell.

  4. “The people of Dongo, Gemena and surrounding exposed to abuses by the warring parties’

    The African Association for Defense of Human Rights, in ASADHO symbol expresses its deep concern at the escalation of hostilities in the Equateur province.
    According to our information in our possession for more than a month of hostilities are begun between government forces and armed elements so-called “Liberation Movement Enyele allies” in the town of Dongo, who led a movement of panic in the town of Gemena and its environs.
    This has led to the forced displacement of populations most of which fled into the forest where they are exposed to weather, diseases of all kinds, lack of food and drinking water. To date, more than 74,000 people took refuge in Congo Brazzaville.
    ASADHO reminds the warring parties of their obligation to ensure strict protection for people and their property as well as all sites do not constitute military targets under international humanitarian law. They will be held responsible for all atrocities committed in particular against civilian populations.
    ASADHO invites the Congolese Government to do everything possible to protect civilians and their property and ensure the enjoyment of rights and fundamental freedoms for all in accordance with Article 61 of the Constitution which states: “In no cases, even when the state of siege or state of emergency has been declared in accordance with Articles 85 and 86 of this Constitution, he can not be derogated from rights and basic principles …. ”
    It recommends Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and Government of Congo Brazzaville to provide all necessary assistance to people who have left the territory of the DRC in fleeing the hostilities.

    For information, contact:
    Master Jean Claude Katende: National Chairman
    Telephone (00243) 811 729 908
    Master George Kapiamba: Vice President National
    Telephone (00243) 814043641

  5. The Patriot-Resistant DRC inform the national and international opinion that the “offensive” announced by the occupying power has actually started in several areas of the District of South-Ubangi.

    So, to end the one hand, to the shameful disinformation campaign orchestrated by Kinshasa against the valiant fighters of the Patriots-Resistant DRC, and break the embargo suffered the Patriots-resistance within the Press the other hand, the Staff of the Patriots-Resistant DRC authorized the dissemination of the balance of clashes following:

    1. As of 06 December, heavy fighting broke out between troops of the Patriots-Resistant DRC to those of Rwanda Defense Forces (RDF) in the village of GUGA. The enemy has suffered many casualties and abandoned on the battlefield, a very large consignment of arms and ammunition;

    2. As of December 07, 2009, enemy forces routed in Dongo and fleeing to Bozen, were intercepted by the valiant fighters of the Patriots-Resistant DRC at the height of that territory. The enemy is known to have many casualties and abandoned in his flight, a lot of very important war material;

    3. At the same time, the enemy reinforcements Gemena parties were intercepted at BOZEN by fighters of the Patriots-Resistant DRC. Enemy forces then began looting the small town before their retirement. A village head out to dissuade them came under gunfire, but fortunately he was never hit;

    4. The fugitives at axis DONGO – Bozen who spread the news of the terrifying power of fire-resistant Patriots DRC, have created panic among the population of Gemena, which preferred to flee to safety . The phone operator Celtel has closed its services. The representative of the Governor of Equateur in the town of Gemena Mr Kusumbi himself in panic and trying to escape by car had a terrible accident. His vehicle has made several tons, but he escaped with a broken arm and leg.

    5. In their retreat, the enemy forces composed, it must be remembered, Rwandan regular troops, the “framers” of white and what remains of the national army, proceeded to pillage part of the town of Gemena. And that before taking the road to Akula Lisala, where they hoped to find a boat that would take them back to Kinshasa.

    6. The exploits of the combatants of the Patriots-Resistant DRC have deterred aircrews carrying reinforcements to land in Gemena. They were therefore forced to stop in Mbandaka, where it continues to be many reports of desertions from their ranks.

    Furthermore, the Congolese FARDC soldiers joined the army of Patriots-Resistant informed our Staff a gruesome plan prepared by the impostor and his henchmen. Indeed, departing from Kinshasa and Kigali, the order was given to troops sent to the front, to raze everything in their path, in case of resistance or defeat the troops of the Patriots-Resistant DRC.

    Similarly, according to Congolese FARDC elements rallied to the Patriots-resistant; the impostor, accustomed to genocide, has developed another plan even more macabre. According to these compatriots, the impostor himself has already ordered that in case of fall of a major urban area of Equateur province, namely GEMENI or MBANDAKA, political leaders and officers from Province of Ecuador living in the city of Kinshasa, are hunted down and eliminated physically.

    So, once again, evidence has been given that the impostor will actually exterminate the Congolese general and nationals of Ecuador in particular.

    But one thing remains certain: as his commanders had to report the demise of his mercenaries in both swamps DONGO elsewhere in the South Ubangi, presaging his sad end, which can no longer delay.

    Dratfed in Dongo, 12 December 2009
    Political Commissar
    For the Patriots Resistance of Congo

  6. Kagame, the ICTR, DR Congo: the walls of disinformation are collapsing!

    Our discussions with some fellow on the political and security situation prevailing in our country show that they fall into a great depression. For them, the deterioration of the situation is so advanced that they see no hope of a collective happiness to share with us in the very near future. They may be right.
    But for those of us who know the Whole Cast of war of aggression to which we resist to this day and participate in one way or the cracks in the walls of misinformation erected by Kagame, his squads death and its sponsors, there is reason to believe in a different future for our country. Maybe not tomorrow, which immediately sing, but a beginning of another era, another world.

    In Arusha and The Hague

    Hold. For two days, the news coming out of Arusha and The Hague are more encouraging. In Arusha, Tanzania, the acquittal of a relative of the former President of Rwanda, Protais Zigiranyirazo, has caused a bombshell with Kagame and his family. This payment reflects the rejection by the Appeals Chamber of the charges of “planning genocide.” For the Office of the Association of Defense Counsel, this is “a great victory for truth.” For one of them, Peter Erlinder, “allegations that relatives of Habyarimana (described or recognized as Akazu or” household “in Kinyarwanda) plotting to kill” Tutsi and Hutu moderates were rejected for the second time by the Court within one year. The acknowledgment adds to growing evidence that Kagame and the RPF have conducted successfully a disinformation campaign to demonize the former Rwandan government and not to attract attention to their own crimes in Rwanda and DR Congo ” . (We translate an English text received from the Office of Defense Counsel). The 6 million dead civilians in Congo are among those crimes.
    Happy coincidence! “The acquittal of Zigiranyirazo was announced the same day that Defense ICTR was entering a three-day conference in The Hague, which underlines the fact that the former Prosecutor, Carla Del Ponte has publicly stated in 2003 that it possessed Evidence of continuing the current government in Kigali (…).

    According to Del Ponte, has been relieved of his duties of the ICTR by the United States and the United Kingdom when she refused to follow instructions from the State Department to drop all criminal investigations relating to Kagame and the RPF because they were allies of the United States in Africa “. We’re here in front of two players the Whole (the U.S. and the UK) of which depends, in part, the fate of the Great Lakes.
    From the news we receive from The Hague, it must be said that lueurre hope on the horizon for this region of Africa. Expounding. Defense ICTR lies in its independence and the further unveiling of manipulations of the ICTR by members of the Security Council and the unmasking of the continuing disinformation perpetuated by Kagame and the RPF. And the first international symposium of historic defense counsel is being called into question “the legality of a criminal court of the United Nations”. For the Australian philosopher Hans Koehler who spoke at the symposium, “the ad hoc criminal tribunals should not be created by the Security Council of the United Nations which is a highly political body.” The symposium noted that none of the “victory” of the Rwandan civil war of four years has been under investigation by the ICTR, although the France and Spain have accused more than 40 members of the current government of Rwanda, including the current President Paul Kagame for war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide. ”
    This conference confirms that the war of aggression to which we resist for more than a decade is “a secret war of politics and international justice” as claimed by Florence Hartmann in his book entitled Peace and Punishment.

    What lessons for us?

    We should further convince us that “Lokuta Eyak na lift” and “truth Eyak na stairs” (dixit Koffi Olomide). The truth that comes down the stairs behind. Its proponents are demonized, impoverished and even killed. They need a dose sufficient têtutesse. The time it takes to reveal itself is often long. Hence (among others) our self-flagellation, our impatience and our discouragement. Yet, friends of truth should choose every day to these two virtues: perseverance and courage. Persevere as it will allow animate in the struggle for the triumph of truth, a hope against hope. Courage is, to paraphrase Alain Badiou, “the virtue of endurance in the impossible.” It’s more than heroism. It is hard where there is encouragement. Where is “courage is” each other. Why? Transforming the impossible (eg power relations unfavorable) impotence requires time and arms that take turns. On time.

    Returning to Kagame and his death squads. Since the alliance between the RPF and the ADFL was reached with the support of “cosmocrats” in 1996, all processes initiated under their aegis have caused death and reported the property at their mafia network have risen . These processes should be reported suicidal. Including the 2006 elections. Why? These processes have been qu’éparpiller network members RPF “cosmocrats” from across the Great Lakes to hide his crimes and shamelessly enrich themselves. These processes are processes criminals despite sauce democracy to which they have been mixed. Misuse and permanent money and violence throughout the process should challenge us. How can you for example have a majority in the National Assembly and corrupt its own members to pass a law or vote? The last experiment made by a member of the MLC in Ecuador says a lot. Include FL http://www.c-retro-actuel: “With regard exactly corrupt MLAs, Jean-Lucien Busa has indicated the presence of Mbandaka Treasurer of the MPA who, he said, would awarded the sum of 10 thousand U.S. dollars each MLA with 6 thousand dollars on the eve of the election with a promise to add the remaining 4 miles Baender if passed.
    “Each MLA was given in addition to this, a motorcycle and a promise of 2 thousand dollars more than the fee for 5 months Busa said the Hon. Still in his accusations, he has reported the release of funds estimated by him $ 9 million boxes of the Provincial Executive of Ecuador to serve to the election of Baender. And reread the 18 principles Tutsi colonization of the Great Lakes on pages 93.94 and 95 last book of Charles Onana. The second part of the 18th principle dealing with the fight against those who oppose the power held by one of their reads. “Let’s use the greed of the Hutu.’s offer them alcohol and money. Do not look at what we spend because we have enough money. “(C. ONANA, These Tutsi killers. At the heart of the Congolese tragedy, Paris, Duboiris, 2009, p. 95) What is hereby Hutus can be applied mutatis mutandis to the Congolese naive and greedy.

    So, “the remnant,” the Empecheurs to think in circles “and other” heretics “Congolese have the urgent duty to make a break with all these processes criminals (and their leaders) to rebuild the Congo Lumumba on life values and shared happiness. A duty to perform in perseverance and courage, her eyes turned to “other friends” of the truth. Out and Refoundation: Short-programs!

    JP Mbelu

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