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February 11, 2009

A Conglomerate of Criminals: How Did It Get This Far?

The turmoil that led to catastrophe and despicable misery in the eastern Congo started with Paul Kagame, a Tutsi from Rwanda . He unconditionally supported the rebel group known as the Congolese Rally for Democracy, a group led by a “Congolese Tutsi.” Yoweri Museveni from Uganda also supported another rebel group, known as the Congo Liberation Movement. Joseph Kabila, a Tutsi from Rwanda , was placed at the helm of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) by a group of evil individuals, led by a Belgian, who claimed that Joseph Kabila was to be the hope of a nation called the DRC, while the entire people of the Congo considered Joseph Kabila a curse.

Kagame, the President of Rwanda, made the Congolese people believe that his actions in the Congo were totally acceptable to the Americans. Museveni convinced the Congolese people that his actions were approved by the people of Great Britain . This was a total misrepresentation of American and British national values.

The world cannot ignore that in June 2000, Rwandan and Ugandan armies fought in the city of Kisangani for control of the province and its natural resources, leading to the death of thousands of innocent Congolese civilians. Recently, Kagame's support of the third rebellion led by his Tutsi “brother” Laurent Nkundabatware, has incited misery and indignation from reasonable people throughout the world. Yoweri Museveni's support for a rebellion in the Congo , and his illegal and injudicious deployment of his army, are acts of temerity that exemplify the workings of a terrorist psyche. Kagame, Museveni, and Kabila are dangerous individuals; as long as they hold the reins, there is not much hope for peace in Central Africa .

It is well known that Nkundabatware committed acts of terrorism and conducted silent genocide in the Congo with the support of President Kagame. Kabila, allegedly born of Rwandan parents – he has never denied the allegations – who happened to be placed at the helm of the DRC by his supporters in the international community, had neglected to build a strong Congolese army to protect the country and its people and to stop Nkundabatware's rebellion. Feeling humiliated and ashamed by the Congolese army's constant defeat by the Nkundabatware rebellion backed by the Rwandan army, former members of the Zairian Armed Forces offered to take charge. Letters were sent to the Congo National Leadership; surprisingly, no answer was received. A few days after the letters were sent, the UN dispatched Mr. Obassandjo to seek a ceasefire with Nkundabatware. This seemed to indicate that the UN did not want to see the Nkundabatware rebellion crushed by the former Zairian Armed Forces, as it was obvious that victory would follow if the Congo National Leadership accepted the request.

On January 3, 2009 , we denounced the baseless abuses and acts of terrorism perpetrated on innocent Congolese people by Nkundabatware and the silent genocide conducted in the eastern Congo in a response to Mr. Herman Cohen's suggestions made regarding peace in Central Africa . A few weeks later, Kagame arrested Nkundabatware as a display to the world that he did not know of the rebel leader's egregious activities in the eastern Congo . This scenario is a bitter insult to our quest for a civilized world. Kagame cannot outsmart the world behind the back of the U.S.A. and Great Britain . He has chosen to follow Hitler's path, conducting silent genocide in the eastern Congo , using Nkundabatware as his front-man. He deserves to answer for his actions in a court of international law.

Congolese sons and daughters in uniform elected to honor their country by eliminating the Nkundabatware rebellion and chasing Hutu genocidaires out of the Congo . After Joseph Kabila and his subordinates turned down the request to pacify the eastern Congo , he neglected to consult national democratically “elected” institutions and made the decision, as a dictator, to allow a Rwandan army of approximately 7,000 men to enter the Congo to the surprise and indignation of the entire country. The reason given for this action was to drive Hutu genocidaires out of the Congo within two weeks time, which is an obviously unattainable goal. Also, civilian women and children wearing military attire were seen entering the DRC with their bags! People have criticized this move as the beginning of the balkanization of the eastern Congo .

It is not surprising to hear Ugandans claiming that the eastern Congo , which includes the provinces of Kivu and Oriental, needs to secede from the rest of the country. This is a prelude to the balkanization of the DRC as designed by Kagame and Museveni who support rebellions in the Congo , and Kabila who intentionally “leads” the DRC without a credible army.

Anyone with a clear state of mind knows that Kagame, Museveni and Kabila should not be supported by the Americans or Great Britain , since they continue to commit and support criminal and terrorist acts in the Congo . They should be arrested and tried at the International Tribunal in The Hague , as was Slobodan Milosevitz, former President of Yougoslavia.

Can the people of Congo hope to find relief from the UN?

Can the people of the Congo hope to find assistance from the U.S.A. and Great Britain ?

Are the U.S.A. and Great Britain willing to arrest Paul Kagame, Yoweri Museveni, and Joseph Kabila for supporting rebellions that cause great numbers of innocent women and children to suffer unspeakable abuse and for the silent genocide in the DRC?

Can the U.S.A. and Great Britain commit to reestablishing everlasting peace and prosperity in the DRC by preventing the backers of Kagame, Museveni, and Kabila from acting behind the scenes?

Can the innocent and defenseless people of the DRC hope that the world will listen to them?

The Congolese people are convinced that the U.S.A. and Great Britain tolerate or support the acts of terrorism and silent genocide committed in the DRC under the auspices of Kagame and Museveni. The U.S.A. and Great Britain should not condone Joseph Kabila's indifferent attitude, complicit with President Kagame of Rwanda , toward the suffering of the people of the Congo , and mostly the eastern part of the RDC. The U.S.A. and Great Britain should unequivocally speak out against any behind-the-scenes forces that perpetuate acts of terrorism and silent genocide in the DRC. The U.S.A. and Great Britain should not tolerate the interminable suffering of the people of the Congo . How can the U.S.A. and Great Britain enjoy peace and prosperity in their own countries while the blood of the innocent and defenseless people of the Congo is still endlessly flowing rivers? The people of the DRC should not be sacrificed to the hands of their butchers, just because their country harbors rich minerals that the U.S.A. and Great Britain eagerly need.

We hope that the people of the USA and the Great Britain will support an honest and true democracy for the people of the Democratic Republic of Congo for the DRC needs credible leaders to bring everlasting peace and prosperity back to the country.


Matthieu Waakalewae Yangambi, Ed.D.
Chairman of the National Movement for Democracy and Federalism,
Organization Member of the Advocacy Network for Africa, Washington, DC
President of the Congolese Community of Rhode Island, USA.

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