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DRC: Congolese Women Demand the Dismissal of Rwanda to the Security Council of the United NationsJennifer Fierberg, MSW Salem-News.com
This letter was originally published in French and translated to English.
(WASHINGTON DC) - In one of the most powerful statements against Rwanda’s seat on the UNSC
They say it is due to his continued record of war crimes, crimes against humanity and the continued destabilization of a neighboring country.
Under these conditions Rwanda does not deserve to hold a seat that determines the peaceful measures required for countries facing acts of war by outside forces.
This letter was originally published in French and translated to English. The link to the original post is at the bottom of the article.
Congolese women have suffered the most heinous atrocities under the guise of acts of war and their voices deserve to be heard loud and clear the world over.
28/10/2012 Ref: FCDD/MCB-RM/002/1012 To the President of the Security Council of the United Nations, 760 United Nations Plaza, Manhattan, NY 10017, USA Subject: Revocation of seat in the Council of Rwanda security.
It is with great indignation and profound disappointment that We CONGOLESE WOMEN OF THE DIASPORA, take the liberty of writing to you today so that you can enter the subject cited above on the agenda of the next meeting Security Council namely the removal of the seat of Rwanda as a non-permanent member in your noble institution whose main task it is to maintain peace and international security. Rwanda does not meet any of the criteria in order to sit together with you because this country is committing war crimes, crimes against humanity and crimes of genocide as evidenced by several reports from experts as well as your by other non-governmental human rights organizations.
Despite several protests, you have deliberately accepted his nomination and elected by vote we deem cynical because you did not take into account several reports of your experts who have demonstrated in great detail the many repeated attacks of this country against the Democratic Republic of Congo. Attacks which resulted in 8,000,000 deaths of innocent Congolese children slaughtered in inhumane conditions and others who were buried alive.
You cannot tell us you did not know these facts. But despite this, you have agreed to serve in this bloody country. Let us say you have just committed a severe sprain prescribed by violating the charter and internal regulations of your institution.
Indeed, accepting Rwanda, it is as if you fry Nazi Germany in the concert of nations, spitting on the memory of six million innocent Jewish victims who died in atrocious conditions in gas chambers, malnutrition and diseases by their mistreatment inflicted by the Nazis.
By accepting Rwanda, you are about to endorse the Congolese genocide, planned by Bill Clinton and his friends are in the process of multinational plunder the wealth of our country, as was formerly to the Jews where there had been a genocide industrial, monstrous, huge, unforgettable.
Is there voluntary amnesia for Congolese HOLOCAUST? The world has become voiceless, because the "big" of this world are actually doing work by their ignoble illicit enrichment Congolese back, using free resources and participating in the extermination of the people who request to live?
Today we CONGOLESE WOMEN OF THE DIASPORA, know where murderers, thieves, bandits and white-collar workers who planned these crimes within the barbarity of a limited loss of civilization in decadence.
We are not fools, and are aware of their superiority complex, their frenzied appetite for money that drives them to kill, kill, kill, steal shamelessly in the DRC.
By accepting Rwanda, you are putting into practice the Nazi options on the superiority of races and you feel that we are inferior to Bantu Tutsi who have them, the right of life and death over us Bantu people you consider to be subhuman.
Mountain gorillas attract your attention (because this species is listed as World Heritage by UNESCO) and its extension is announced by the Western press, which fail to report the Congolese genocide.
In our letter to the Secretary General, we clarified things with regard to this "war" is not one, but a rush coltan and other strategic materials.
Let us give you some information on those involved in the massacres of populations.
You know as well as we do that the regular armies of Rwanda, Uganda and Burundi continually attack our country since 1996, and became "negative forces" that we Congolese vow to fight that a responsible government will be established in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
You know as well as from the invasion of our country by the AFDL formally established in Kigali in order to oust President Mobutu's troops, armaments and logistics were provided by Rwanda, military APR, Uganda People's Defence Force (UPDF) and the Burundian Armed Forces (FAB) entered Zaire en masse. During this rapid conquest, the AFDL, APR and FAB attacked and destroyed all the camps of Rwandan Hutu refugees and Burundian located nearby Uvira, Bukavu and Goma.
You know better than us in the 90s, Mr. Bill Clinton had booked a budget line for arming Rwanda to reduce to zero the DRC following a joint study by the CIA and the Pentagon, entitled "No Paper Zaire”, namely the disappearance of Zaire on world map, and the advent of a weak state with allegiance to Rwanda: Democratic Republic of Congo.
Since the assassination of Laurent Kabila by Rwandan Tutsi killers-with the complicity MONUC, we are witnessing many changes and transformations of Tutsi criminal organizations: The creations of RCD / Goma in 1998, the CNDP in 2008 followed by the M23 and now the ARC are only subterfuges Kagame trying to hide his game and harmful criminals. On this point, we would still be here to clarify things:
Tutsi criminal organizations such as the AFDL, RCD / Goma, the CNDP, the M23 and now the ARC are not rebel movements, but rather mercenaries and Rwandan criminals trying to impersonate Congolese and can in no way benefit from the prisoners of war status.
It is for this reason that Kagame, specialist in the history of military conquests, has learned to change the name of the M23 ARC (Revolutionary Army of Congo).
The new name, you can imagine awakens the curiosity of all good sense in terms of the definition of the Army. It was he who had paid $ 4 billion to multinational corrupt countries that voted for the admission of Rwanda to the Security Council. We also know that the sponsor assigned the war in the East was none other than former U.S. President Bill Clinton.
Mr. President of the Security Council,
We the CONGOLAISE WOMEN OF THE DIASPORA wish to highlight an extract of the addendum to the interim report of the Group of Experts (1) DRC (S/2012/348) on: Violations by the Government of Rwanda embargo weapons and the sanctions regime, report formally establishes guilt and complicity in the Rwanda war crimes, crimes against humanity and crimes of genocide in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Rwandan officials responsible for supporting the M23
Throughout its investigations, the Group systematically collected evidence of "Veterans M23, M23 of employees, of" former officers of the FRD, intelligence Congolese FARDC commanders and politicians who say the "direct involvement of the Rwandan government at a high level in the" support M23.
a) General Jacques Nziza, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Defense oversees the "whole" military support, financial, logistical and mobilization activities for the M23. It has recently been deployed to Ruhengeri and Gisenyi to coordinate the "aid and recruitment for M23.
b) General James Kabarebe, the Rwandan Minister of Defence, with the "help of his personal secretary Captain Celestine Senkoko is also a central figure in the recruitment and mobilization of political and military support to the M23. Kabarebe has often been in direct contact with members of the M23 on the ground to coordinate military activities.”
c) General Charles Kayonga, the Chief of "Staff FRD manages the" whole "military aid to M23. Kayonga is in regular communication with Makenga and oversaw the transfer of troops and weapons Makenga via Rwanda.
d) Military support on the ground was sent by General Emmanuel Ruvusha, the commander of the division FRD based in Gisenyi Alexi and General Kagame FRD division commander based in Ruhengeri. Both facilitate the recruitment of civilians and demobilized soldiers to the M23 and to coordinate reinforcements FRD Runyoni with commanders M23 commandant FRD division based in Ruhengeri.
e) Colonel Jomba Gakumba, a native of North Kivu, who was an instructor at the FRD "Gako Rwandan Military Academy, was redeployed to Ruhengeri since the M23, where it is responsible for controlling the local military support M23.
34. D "RDF former officers, politicians, employees of M23 have also informed the Group that Ntaganda and Makenga have regularly crossed the border with Rwanda to participate in meetings with senior officers of each FRD mentioned above to Kinigi coordinate operations and supplies.
Two Rwandan nationals of M23, who came from attended such meetings between senior officers and Makenga FRD at Kinigi, repeatedly. The same sources also said that the "former president of the CNDP, General Laurent Nkunda, officially under house arrest by the Rwandan government in January 2009, often comes from Kigali to attend these meetings.
III. Rwanda's support to armed groups and related mutinies M23
35. In addition to supporting the FRD M23, the Group gathered evidence that Rwandan officials have given their support to "other armed groups and mutinies, often using Ntaganda and" other former CNDP commanders to encourage such alliances.
Mr. President of the Security Council, by acting through these armed groups, Rwandan officials arrived to weaken the FDLR through a series of targeted killings of FDLR officers. Officers of the M23 and leaders of armed groups agreed that these alliances have the common objective of destabilizing the central government.
Rwanda's presence in the UNSC seat will have a negative impact on the Congolese war victims in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Rwanda will now be able to block sanctions involving Rwandan officials and other initiatives in the search for peace in our country.
We believe this will be a serious situation that can have negative consequences on the population in eastern DRC. Rwanda is not credible to occupy this seat because of the crimes they have committed in our country, and we believe this is a conflict of interest to have a country to the Security Council table that openly violated the arms embargo imposed by the United Nations and is currently supporting a rebellion in a neighboring country and who is responsible for war crimes led by Bosco Ntaganda who is wanted by the ICC.
The Security Council has the responsibility of maintaining peace and international security, decisions, resolutions or declarations are binding in principle and must receive at least nine votes out of 15, without veto. Rwanda is an obstacle to peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
This is why WE WOMEN OF THE DIASPORA CONGOLAISE, accuse the governments of the permanent members of the Security Council, such as the USA, France and Great Britain of not helping the Congolese people in danger from Rwanda and the genocide perpetrated leaves the Congolese people with just being black and not being born in a rich country that God swore to our fathers to give us.
We acknowledge the member countries of the European Union, including the Nobel Peace they had been unduly awarded because of their complacency in the regime of Paul Kagame in his criminal actions in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
We acknowledge also that Joseph Kabila, Rwandan Tutsi-topic was imposed as the head of the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2006 with the endorsement of George Bush and Jacques Chirac through rigged elections and funded by the European Union (EU), that the requirement to Joseph Kabila to stay in power he was silent on the Rwandan incursions in eastern Congo and the atrocities committed by Kagame's men.
We acknowledge the racist Western leaders who have been serving for multinational killing and massacring people in the East of the DRC such as George HW Bush who served as a paid advisor Barrick Gold. Among the directors of Barrick Gold, are Brian Mulroney, former Prime Minister of Canada, Edward Neys, former U.S. ambassador to Canada and CEO of Burson-Marsteller, a public relations firm, former U.S. Senator Howard Baker, J. Trevor Eyton, a member of the Canadian Senate, and Vernon Jordan, one of Bill Clinton's lawyers.
We acknowledge Mr. Kagame and Bill Clinton of instigating a Congolese genocide following the assassination and the plane crash of former Rwandan President Habyarimana, they were also the authors.
We acknowledge formally Tony Blair, the personal adviser to Kagame, it was he who encouraged every day to pursue criminal activities in the DRC. This is Tony Blair who is the broker of Kagame in sales of raw materials stolen from the Congo.
We acknowledge Nicolas SARKOZY who encouraged Rwandan President Paul Kagame to continue to plunder the mineral resources of the DRC and has demanded that they have a share of our wealth with Rwanda.
We acknowledge Michel who has rigged elections in the DRC to impose a subject-Tutsi of Rwanda to sustain the politico-military occupation of the DRC. It is he who is the lawyer of Rwandan criminals in all international fora.
We are no longer fooled because the majority of Congolese and international public opinion aware of the fact that the war in Congo is driven by the desire to extract commodities, including diamonds, gold, columbium tantalite (coltan), niobium, cobalt, copper, uranium and oil.
Western multinationals conduct the extraction of minerals in the Congo estimated that tons and tons of cobalt worth $ 6 million a day just cobalt are mined. Cobalt is an element containing known super alloy, essentially necessary to the nuclear industry, chemical, aviation industry and defense.
We denounce the Forrest Group that has a long history of exploitation in Congo, more than any other. This group acquired its first mining concessions in Congo before the declaration of independence of the Belgian Congo. The Forrest Group, which also includes the Ohio-based OM Group, has several mining concessions in Katanga. The Chairman, George Forrest, former CEO of the mining company of the Congolese State, Gecamines owns New Lachaussse, a company that manufactures weapons.
We denounce the group Adastra Mining, which is a partner of Barrick Gold mine. Adastra Mining, known as American Mineral Fields (AMFI, AMX, she had other names), based in Hope, Arkansas, the hometown of Bill Clinton. Adastra enjoys close relations with Lazare Kaplan International Inc., the largest diamond brokerage company in the United States, whose president is none other than Maurice Tempelsman, who has always been an advisor of African Affairs in American administrations. He was also the Honorary Consul General for the American Democratic Republic of Congo.
We denounce the activities of several multinational mining companies that were never, if not rarely, mentioned in any reports by human rights organizations, among other Barrick Gold, which operates in the town of Watsa, northwest- is the town of Bunia, located in areas where there are armed gangs thus creating insecurity in this part of the Eastern Province. These mines were controlled by intermittent Forces of Ugandan People's Defense Force (UPDF) during the war. The multinational Barrick Gold arrived in the region under the escort of Rwandan troops (Patriotic Front Rwandan RPF) and Ugandan (UPDF) to exploit and plunder the gold mines.
We also denounce the activities of Anglo-Ashanti belonging Kofi Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations that works in partnership with Anglo-American, owned by the Oppenheimer family, which in turn is in partnership with Barrick Gold, headquartered in Canada. The Anglo-American PLC, based in London, owns a 45% stake in DeBeers, which controls the quasi-monopoly. It now seems clear that this man is also accountable for crimes committed in the DRC and that it is he, through the MONUC, which was established structures looting of our raw materials are traded in Kigali, Entebbe, Kampala and Bujumbura. We regret bitterly that the other members of the United Nations are left manipulated by the lies of this country and we pray the UNSC reconsider their vote and look where things are going, a large majority of Member States do not trust the UN and think seriously implement the construction of another credible organization whose base is the Organization of Non-Aligned Countries.
We would like our country to be part of at that it shall be a responsible government. Congolese women and politicians are in danger, we tell you to take your responsibilities seriously as our country is being balkanized.
Jose Makila MP took his courage in hand to expose the malfeasance of government set up by multinationals and major Western powers. You have a duty to respond and defend the integrity of our country by resisting against the thugs and criminals of the Tutsi-Rwandan. We are gradually moving toward apartheid in Congo.
To the media and organizations defending human rights, we thank you in advance for broadcast around the world these cries of distress We CONGOLAISE WOMEN OF diaspora, set apart is our ONLY GOD and GARANT LAWYER we would appreciate kindly be the defenders of our noble cause.
Mr. President of the Security Council,
Before concluding our letter, we wanted to remind you that our country is a victim of abuse especially from Rwanda, Uganda and Burundi and the Resolution 3314 of the UN General Assembly. Dated 14 December 1974, officials declared a war of aggression is a crime against international peace. It defines aggression as "the use of armed force by a State against the sovereignty, territorial integrity or political independence of another State," echoing the formula of the principle of the prohibition of force in international relations, as found codified in Article 2, paragraph 4, of the Charter of the UN members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use to the use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any State, or in any other manner inconsistent with the purposes and principles of the United Nations."
Given the foregoing, please kindly send copies of this letter to representatives of all members of the United Nations so that they remember the principles and objectives of the Member States were to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war. We do not believe that Rwanda adheres to the provisions of Article I of the Charter because of the heinous crimes committed every day on Congolese territory. Therefore, Rwanda’s admission to the Security Council is an abomination in view of political morality befitting modern nations and we do not understand why the West who founded civilization in the distinction of GOOD and EVIL may at this point apart from its own values and can thus be condoning evil by supporting a country like Rwanda.
Done at London, 24 October 2012, CONGOLESE for WOMEN OF Diaspora,
Copy forwarded for information to: - The Governments of the member countries of the Security Council Permanent - The Government of the United States of America - The Government of the Russian Federation - the Government of the People's Republic of China - The Government of Her Majesty Columbia - The Government of the French Republic (ALL NEW YORK) - His Holiness POPE BENEDICT XVI - VATICAN In - In the Heads of Churches Religious Confessions Congo and around the world - to all States Members of the United Nations (ALL IN NEW YORK) - In all Member States of the European Union (ALL IN BRUSSELS) - A Mr. Secretary General United Nations (NEW YORK) - A Multinational Companies robbing all the wealth of the DRC - For men and women Congolese political - In Press reporters Congolese national and international - For International Organisations and National Human Rights
(Original text in French: http://www.veritasinfo.fr/article-rdc-les-femmes-congolaises-exigent-la-revocation-du-rwanda-au-conseil-de-securite-des-nations-unie-112108354.html) Submitted, translated and edited by: Jennifer Fierberg
_________________________________Jennifer Fierberg is a social worker in the US working on peace and justice issues in Africa with an emphasis on the crisis in Rwanda and throughout the central region of Africa. Her articles have been published on many humanitarian sites that are also focused on changing the world through social, political and personal action.
Jennifer has extensive background working with victims of trauma and domestic violence, justice matters as well as individual and family therapy. Passionate and focused on bringing the many humanitarian issues that plague the African Continent to the awareness of the developed world in order to incite change. She is a correspondent, Assistant Editor, and Volunteer Coordinator for NGO News Africa through the volunteer project of the UN. Jennifer was also the media co-coordinator and senior funding executive for The Africa Global Village. You can write to Jennifer at firstname.lastname@example.org. Jennifer comes to www.Salem-News.com with a great deal of experience and passion for working to stop human right violation in Africa.
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