The United States and their current diplomatic style seems a bit erratic and foolish. The ones deeming it fit. It is short-sighted and not all that well thought through. Even if the Department of State, the White House and all their jesters are speaking greatly of their efforts.
This week second big blow from them was the peace deals in Afghanistan. It is like the United States want to forget the years of destruction, killings, drones and active support of a internal civil war to deplete a Republic out of terrorists. Suddenly, they have been talking and negotiating peace with the Taliban.
They have negotiated with the “seekers”, with the gentlemen who has dismantled the values of woman and who was for an Islamic revolution in Afghanistan. A group forged out of the Pashtuns of Kandahar. The Taliban who even had a “Department for Promoting Virtue and Preventing Vice” after their interpretations of the Sharia laws. Therefore, this is not the sort of gentlemen that US really usually associate themselves with or even make break bread with.
For me its strange after this long war, after all the tours and all the weapons pushed upon the republic. To fight the Taliban as their enemy to suddenly back off. That just sounds weird. Peace is in everyone’s interest. No doubt, to build up a republic shattered by a long prevailing war like Afghanistan.
However, the timeline of moving away. The negotiations between the state will persist. The deadlock will eventually come. The questions will remain, was this all justified? Yes, the NATO and the US did interfere in Afghanistan for years. This after the Taliban in connection with Al-Qa’ida attack New York on 9/11 2001. The Taliban was already established in 1994. Therefore, the group and their power was already rising there.
What we can wonder about is the timing now and the reasons for it. Is to have a grand deal ahead of the elections? Is this is the big deal for foreign policy ahead of Presidential Elections in 2020 in the United States? Is it that simple?
Since, the Taliban has been the enemy for ages. The US has collectively and with all power said they are terrorists. President after President has hunted them down and used all weapons to catch them. Now, suddenly the US will work to stop sanctions and erase that. That is a bit strange isn’t it?
Is that the Taliban is now just a local group of militants with political connections, therefore they can now be left alone? They are not dangerous, not armed through teeth’s and has a belief system that can crush western society anymore? So, what is up?
I know, we should be happy that it is possible peace in Afghanistan. That is supposed a good thing. However, I am sceptical and questioning it. I don’t have all the answers, but there are some remaining factors out there.
Taliban was deemed as trouble, as someone who festered in terrorist for so long. They where evil and characterized as destroyers of society. How come they are now people the US intend to talk too?
Have they suddenly paid for Ivanka’s handbags or something? I don’t know what magic wand they used, but it certainly did the trick. Taliban is off the hook. They are apparently, not a crook anymore. Who knows, maybe they were saints all along, but Washington deemed them as sinners? Peace.
Just two days ago an American Law Firm studied the Rwandan Genocide as they say it themselves: “In light of that inquiry, the Government of Rwanda has retained the Washington, D.C. law firm of Cunningham Levy Muse LLP to review and report on the material available in the public record on the role and knowledge of French officials regarding the Genocide against the Tutsi” (Cunningham Levy Muse, P: 3, 2017). This here is will be quotes from that report that is on the role of the French Government in the Rwandan Genocide. Clearly, there has been allegations and has been some talk about that, concerning the arms and the knowledge of it. This report are putting light on some of that. I will take the quotes that is substantial for the French intervention in the civil war and genocide in Rwanda.
“The expansion of France’s military support and strategic advice began within days of the war’s commencement. On October 11, 1990, Defense Attaché Colonel René Galinié recommended sending French advisers into the field, northeast of the combat zone, to “educate, organize and motivate troops that had been ossified for thirty years and who had forgotten the basic rules of battle.” (…) “In addition to advice, French officials supplied the FAR with modern mortars, armored vehicles, and other vehicles, along with ammunition and rockets. French officials also provided and helped maintain helicopter-gunships, which fired upon RPF fighters. According to jokes at the time, the only thing Rwandan soldiers did was pull the trigger” (Cunningham Levy Muse, P: 12-13, 2017).
“Massacres of Tutsi continued throughout 1991, 1992, and up until the Genocide. French officials were aware of massacres at this time, as well as the role of the Habyarimana government and its military in them. Despite this knowledge, French officials maintained their support of the Rwandan military and funneled weapons into Rwanda” (Cunningham Levy Muse, P: 20, 2017).
“Thus, in February 1993, after the Noroît detachment had just been reinforced . . . , the Army Chief of Staff reminded the defense attaché that he was responsible for “ensuring that the Rwandan army does not find itself in a stock shortage of sensitive ammunition . . . and that deliveries to the FAR of military equipment be made in the utmost discretion.” In fact, in the timeline laid down in his end of mission report, Colonel Philippe Tracqui, commander of the Noroît detachment for the period from February 8, 1993 to March 21, 1993, noted “Friday, February 12, 1993: landing of a DC8 50 with a 12.7mm machine gun plus 100,000 cartridges for the FAR. Wednesday, February 17, 1993: landing of a Boeing 747 with discrete unloading by the FAR of 10 mm shells and 68 mm rockets (Alat).” (Cunningham Levy Muse, P: 23, 2017).
“The French Parliamentary Commission accordingly found: Faced with procrastination by Rwandan authorities and concerned about the stability of states and regional security, France never made the decision to suspend all cooperation, or even to decrease the level of its civil and military aid. Thus, President Juvénal Habyarimana was able to convince himself that “France . . . would be behind him regardless of the situation, and he could do anything militarily and politically.” (Cunningham Levy Muse, P: 27, 2017).
“Arms flows to the FAR were not suspended immediately by France after the imposition of the arms embargo on May 17, 1994. Rather, they were diverted to Goma airport in Zaire as an alternative to Rwanda’s capital, Kigali, where fighting between the FAR and the rebel RPF as well as an international presence made continued shipments extremely difficult. Some of the first arms shipments to arrive
in Goma after May 17 were supplied to the FAR by the French government. Human Rights Watch learned from airport personnel and local businessmen that five shipments arrived in May and June containing artillery, machine guns, assault rifles and ammunition provided by the French government. These weapons were taken across the border into Rwanda by members of the Zairian military and delivered to the FAR in Gisenyi. The French consul in Goma at the time, Jean-Claude Urbano, has justified the five shipments as a fulfillment of contracts negotiated with the government of Rwanda prior to the arms embargo” (Cunningham Levy Muse, P: 39, 2017).
“Information in the public record also shows that in the months that followed the Genocide against the Tutsi French officials continued to support génocidaires. On August 3, 1994, the UN Secretary General suggested that the international community should coordinate with UNAMIR to identify within the camps perpetrators of the Genocide against the Tutsi, with an eye to bringing them to justice. But instead, French soldiers escorted and released suspected génocidaires in Zaire. Between July and September 1994, French military helicopters evacuated Bagosora, along with Interahamwe leader Jean-Baptiste Gatete, and other ex-FAR troops and militia members, out of Goma” (…) “Finally, we urge the Government of Rwanda to seek France’s cooperation in this endeavor. To this end, France should make available its archives, documents, physical evidence and officials (current and former). Any investigation by the Government of Rwanda should evaluate what occurred in the 1990s, as well as what has happened since then, including France’s cooperation with this investigation into French complicity in the Genocide” (Cunningham Levy Muse, P: 48, 52, 2017).
This one collected lots of public information and put into account. This is damning evidence and not just random quotes from a mad-man, but from lawyers collected information as ordered by the Rwandan Government. The could have been done by the French, they might have given other insights and even transcripts we haven’t seen. Even as the Rwandan has and can get documentation on the actions during the genocide and before. Since the Rwandan Government wants closure and might want the French to answer for their crimes.
French PresidentFrancois Mitterrand at the time was loyal to President Juvenal Habyarimana, therefore wanted to stop the Rwandan Patriotic Front from overthrowing their man at any cost apperently. The French really showed it with the ammunition, training and also helping them flee with weapons to Zaire/Democratic Republic of Congo. Clearly, the French knew what they did and did it with a reason, as of they wanted someone loyal to them and also a weapons brother at any cost.
So the continued trouble of the Great Lakes Region has been created by the French as well. Since they let the Interahamwe and Ex-FAR leave with weapons in the refugee camps in the DRC. That has been an initial reason for violence since the 1990s. The French should step up and take responsibility for what they did and who they gave power to. Which also created this genocide. The PRF and President Paul Kagame did his part, the RPF is not a holy and non-violent movement who just brought peace. They also killed and took control. However, the French did aid and abide help to the other partner in the crime. Therefore, they are responsible for their part in this genocide. That shouldn’t be left alone and the stones should be turned, the ones sanction this and ordering this on behalf of Habyarimana and his government.
This report was compelling and it shows how disgraceful the French was and how they really wanted the dictator Habyirmana to continue to rule in Rwanda. Peace.
Cunningham Levy Muse LLP – ‘REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION TO THE GOVERNMENT OF RWANDA ON THE ROLE OF FRENCH OFFICIALS IN THE GENOCIDE AGAINST THE TUTSI’ (11.12.2017)
There are these days when I wonder when people will see what I see, as I see a fraudster, a liar and charlatan who has used his name to trade on misfortune of American citizens, both in Businesses and now in Politics. Now he promises jobs and tighter borders, giant walls and more xenophobia and fear of the ones migrating to the American Nation. That is the state of affairs that Trump promises; while also glorifying himself as a Demi-God.
That is why he hates to be questioned and even mentioned in a sinister way, even if it is true. As he congratulates himself and believe that killing families creating genocide is the way of making sure the Syrian civil war will be settled. This from the man who imports all kind of crap in his own name, while saying that American business is screwed by the Chinese and Mexicans; as he himself is earning money on branded goods from the same destinations.
So the man who now chosen another controversial VP Mike Pence, the current Governor of Indiana, who has become famous for establishing very harsh regulation on births and rights for abortion in his state, while also in his one-time governorship he even created more controversy with regulating stronger LGBT rights and their freedoms in public spaces as toilets and such, which have already been under-fire in other states. So the man that carries the water and makes sure the hair is straight of Trump has some dark horses in his home-run. The ironic part is that GOP or Republican Party can finally have candidate in Indiana that might beat the Democratic Party nominee in coming election. That should been a consideration while vetting the man behind Trump, but he picks from his guts; not his wits!
Trump promise the most beautiful and wonderful piece of everything, depending on the crowd and the state, higher lowest-minimum wage or polices for trade. They are shallow words and proving the insecure man that he is. The vain and simplistic, as he still in July 2016, ever since running for over a year, still hasn’t released his Tax-Returns; because he doesn’t have the character to drop his true value or his pocket-change as the reveling truth would show that he is not as rich as he claims or narrowly near the billions that supposed be there. If that we’re so he wouldn’t need to beg Koch brothers or go on ferrying for donor funding instead of campaigning in swing-states!
The whole ordeal, the whole empty pledges the smearing and rubbish throwing against both opponents in own party and everybody else in general; while praising dictators like Gaddafi,Kim Yung-Un and Vladimir Putin; claiming that America Nation and Economics is in shambles, blaming media for being biased while speaking like Fox News anchor on steroids. He could be dancing over the Media’s, that have been banned from following the campaign trail; which means a dozen media-houses for writing what he would call spiteful articles or portrait on screen.
So for me as European it is weird that he is even considered, with his track-record and scams are getting away from becoming a Nominee in General Party towards a General Election, while he has the balls to pick a VP that is Midwestern prototype of himself, just more clean and speaks the ordinary coded political language, instead of the bashing guts without any common knowledge the Donald!
But this is just my two-cents and I have described the man before, as Paul Manafort who got Corey Lewandowski fired and traded space to speak astonishingly about the efforts of Trump. Manafort is the key player in the Campaign Team behind Trump, he must know it’s a fools race right now and therefore taking his bet behind a narcissist who has no quarrels except for his own gains. So the real political place of the man is like balancing a donut over a tornado. The one day he might be Pro Trade-Zones and the next day lenient taxes instead to gain business.
So the pledges and promises are as shallow of the character of Trump, the fake and weak-tea that he offers shouldn’t be taken for the gold-covered label he uses on his company and walls of his Twinkie-Tower in the Rotten Apple. We can surely know that the America that we heard about as kids is gone, like wave it will come and go apparently. The land of liberty and equality must been torn to pieces to accept the candidature of a man of this stature. The land of tolerance and melting-pot must be drowned in redneck bashingKKK nonsense, instead of the Boondocks cartoons and Dave Chappell skits. This must be the reality as ‘Friends’ and ‘Seinfeld’ has stopped making more sitcom episodes, instead some other random crap made by Netflix and HBO.
So the world cannot be same… as the world is seeing the ability and possibility for a candidate like Trump, for a man with the world-view and rhetoric being capable of thrashing both seasoned and ambitions politicians with loyalties inside the Grand Old Party (GOP). Certainly the roses he promises are more old sour croutons instead. Peace.
I know many people would be more diplomatic, I will not because of his attitude and unpolished behaviour of little spoiled brat instead of serious politician. The Donald is a mess of man, the tanned gleeful asshole who has no heart or soul to speak off. He attacks anybody and only close to people when they are useful and if they start to dwindle he leave you be. Loyalty is only important as long as he can earn on it.
Trumps family that have roots on the island of Lewis on the coast of Scotland, where many have nicknamed him “Domhnall Iain”, which isn’t given to honour the man, instead to mark disgust with him. He can swallow spit and attack as much has he wants, we in Europe, except for the Ultra-Nationalist and the Right-Wing xenophobic politicians and supporters enjoy watching the madness called Trump.
That is because a man like Trump is living on fear, which the economic prosperity of United States is in tatters, even if the figures are saying otherwise. Since the downturned is stabilized, even if isn’t resurrection of old-industry like automobile in Detroit or Flint in Michigan state. There is more stable and the percentage is more stable since the house-bubble, but saying that is like fairy-tale for the Republicans. Well, Trump knows all about being saved in the midst of debt, that why he prides himself being a “King of Debt”, that because of the failures of Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts Inc , Trump Shuttle, GoTrump.com, Trump University, Trump Vodka, Trump Magazine, Trump World Magazine, Trump Steaks, The Trump Network and Trump Mortgage Company LLC. All of these well planned companies was run to the ground; reason why the name is more important than the product, since he earns more on license his name than delivering anything worth a buck.
When you comes with lies upon lies, when you claim to be such a splendid businessman, but have such amount of failed businesses. You have then the opportunity to question his savvy on it, even if the Trump Organization have a dozen businesses under it and have buildings to its name. That does not save his face, his face that lies more then it speaks the truth.
What I dislike is not how he flip-flops, even if he worse than well-seasoned politicians, flip-flopping is natural in politics. It’s the lies and claims the believing in conspiracy and acting like he can do wrong, but somebody does the same he blast them. He was attacking John McCain for being taken hostage in war, while he we’re partying the hell of out of his money. He speaks of balls, but never had the balls himself to go into the army or to war to serve his country. Still, he has the arrogance and diligence to address them like wankers! He should be more subtle, but that isn’t in his character, because he isn’t wise enough or has enough tact.
He can deceive and sell the soul of the Republican Party that has wished for his candidacy for so long that they didn’t even know it. The racist, xenophobia and the hatred for everything that does not fit the Christian Conservative values that are key parts of the RNC; they wanted a man who wasn’t cold blooded politician, who was gun-loving and free-speaking son of bitch. Though wished that he wasn’t married three times and coming with New York values. And also have the history buying the Democratic votes to fix his buildings.
Trump is a man who I despise, because of what he really stand for and how he is defended. When people says he isn’t really racist… I am just looking and wondering, why didn’t he ask to get longer away from the former KKK Grand-Wizard and why is he so connected to White Supremacist? Why does his rally throw out people of colour and not allowing them in? Why does he blame inner-city youth and talks of America Great Again! But never says when America was great? Or how he really thinks it is going to be great, yet again.
Trump is a rich man who has allowed to be bloated, nobody ask him real questions and never touched in an interview, as they want the ratings of having his orange-skinned ass in the studio or on the phone. He acts so chauvinist and male dominated as he attacks Hillary, while he claims she does the same things. Actually his campaigns becomes more and more like her with Super-PACs, RNC funding and billion stimulus package, that will also cover the borrowed money for the Trump primary elections in the GOP. So he is now pocketed like all the rest he supposed to be different from… the long list of nonsense is staggering.
It’s not like I can discuss his policies since he can negotiate his tax reform, his migration reform though not allowing Muslims, Mexicans and other emigrants… if they had done that about 50 years or 70 years ago, United States of America might never see Trump; Can Marty McFly go back in time and fix that? While he has policies to open Fracking, Coal Production and Oil drilling even in fragile areas. He is for it as long as there is possible money to be made by doing so. He will deal with everybody, if not he will kill their kids and families, as then he will silence terrorist and control better than the current leaders. Because that is healthy foreign policy, while pushing on bills on NATO and also questioning other partners or allies of US. That means that Iceland can expect that the Americans leave their nation and also that AFCON in Germany will be slimmed down, as the American First is putting a Bomber on JFK and bombing the crap out of Syria and Iraq. Second because Putin the friend of Trump will need his planes and his goodwill in the near future.
The rest of his values can be negotiated or decided by the states as long as doesn’t need to write Executive-Orders from the White House. That is because he plans to play golf like George W. Bush, somebody he looked up too, until his favourable ratings went down like many of his former businesses. He is only using people and the ones that will become loyal men the rest can scatter for the winds, because they are liars, crooks or even worse dishonest people. Well, who is this Trump character to judge other, aye?
At some point he used illegal Polish “Brigade” workers to build his Trump Tower, in the midst of workers strike; he used his ties to mob-bosses who by some strange coincidence supplied the dry-cement to build it also used mob-technic to silence the strike around the Tower; so the building could be built in time. So as long as Trump earns money on his ties with gangsters; he will use it, but if they are gangster from Mexico, who doesn’t serve him; then he want to send them packing over the border, Aghast, the irony right?
With all this in mind, with all the grand knowledge of how he operates, how can people still support and look up to this man. Trump at some point jumped on Mitt Romney for delivering his IRS Tax Returns late when he was the GOP Presidential Nominee. If I remember correctly it was in January 2012 Trump asked for Romney to deliver his Tax Returns and he did it late in the Election Cycle, therefore it got screened carefully, as they wanted to see what he didn’t wanted the world to see. Now that Donald Trump is himself the Nominee of the RNC, he still hasn’t delivered it and soon going to the Republican Convention. Like a gold-fish he forgets how he attacked other politicians and now does the same, just worse because he have tarnished others for the same actions. That implies that he have no moral accord.
Just as he have put honour on the name of the North Korean dictator Kim Jung-Un, just as he wants a close friendship with Putin and wants to kill families of terrorist. The way he back in the day worked with gangsters to build his Ivory tower named Trump Tower in New York. He is still accepted by the Republic Party and the honourable men, of Christian Conservative of America. That is worrying how little they care for honesty and legacy of those who are supposed to be conservative and Christians in the United States, that they will be behind a man that are strikingly not living up to their values; instead using it like a Con-Man to get their support. Another reason why I despise him, since the only sincere value he has in his body is that he loves his own name and his own voice on any TV-Network at any given time.
He is like a Political Kardashian, he is famous for being famous, he used once back in the day to actually build something. Back in the day he run lots of businesses to ground, he still have lots of business and property, many bought in the estate collapse of the 1970s through the networks of his father, bribed politicians and famous Italian gangsters in New York. This is the man the Republican National Committee, the Grand Old Party (GOP) which actually fits the hand in the glove. The Glove is Trump that covers the whole RNC/GOP while he is fisting the message of nothing to the American public. Because his words is just negotiations or maverick tricks of deception; he doesn’t care about values or honesty; he cares about his own position or serving the American Nation, the United States.
And that people put their trust in him is just blatant ignorance or factors of malfunctioning electoral procedure in the United States and their two major parties. Therefore men like him could all of sudden rise like weak phoenix from the ashes and act as saviour, while the real men see him as baboon with no honour. He might have some money, not as much money as he claims to have, if had that than he would have showed the through rough estimated value of his businesses. That he doesn’t have the character or bravery to even do, even he speaks like a macho-man, instead he ends up looking a weak-man who attacks everybody else, instead of saying what he really will do or how it will be under his leadership. Even his Campaign Manager Corey Lewandowski is usually blaming the Obama-Government, the RNC-Organization or even Clinton, instead of saying how Trump really will act in power; because he doesn’t know himself.
What is ironic that he claims that Clinton isn’t qualified, she might not been perfect in her role as Minister under Obama, she still have been in the Senate and knows how Capitol Hill works. That is more than Trump ever will know, as he doesn’t know what kind of Departments that exists. So Trump shouldn’t speak of qualifications, she might be wrong with E-Mails as Secretary of State, well, was it was correct to hire and work with Mob-bosses Trump? Both cases are in the past, one recent, the other older, but the one doesn’t counter the other.
So with all this in mind, as this is a rant for a tired European, who wishes not to see this Reality Kardashian Politician to get into office, as that should be for somebody with character, with a little subtlety and also moral authority; all of which Trump is differing from, I am not for Clinton either… if you think so, you are wrong as her husband will always be remembered for me, as his executive order to bomb an Aspirin factory in Sudan in 1998. That is the beauty of remembering stuff. That’s why my leaf is for Bernie Sanders he is the only honest candidate and man who can carry his history, even the ones where he standing on the wrong side in Congress, that is because he have actual arguments that within reason can understand. Not that he have coined on his name or his state, instead been a honest politician. Something that is rare, like a wildflower in the midst of a bush.
Donald J. Trump, you are not presidential, never will be presidential, you cannot turn yourself presidential or act presidential. Because you don’t own humility or character to pull it off, you have to make water to wine and even build your own presidential head on the Mount Rushmore, and still you wouldn’t be it. You can call other phony, you can call other men and woman dishonest, but you shouldn’t; because you haven’t really been that truthful yourself, aye?
It is not that I am for the Rwandan genocide or partial in any sense of the actions done in Paris today. I will just spill the beans and ask for questionable trial and courtship in Paris as that is France, not Kigali that is Rwanda. If it still we’re tribunal in Arusha, Tanzania then this would be understandable for court outside as it was an agreement between United Nation and the Rwandan Government for this Tribunal as Peaceful change after the civil war and the genocide in 1993-1994 in the country. There I will question the action of the French Authorities today.
In Paris today:
“On Tuesday, Octavien Ngenzi, 58, and Tito Barahira, 64, will go on trial for allegedly playing a direct role in the massacre of hundreds of Tutsi refugees in a church in the eastern town of Kabarondo on April 13, 1994” (News Wires, 2016).
Because it is an important question and with the implication of history between Rwanda and the France; France have been the colonial master on the African Continent and still have control over the Central African Franc (CAF) and with that has an economic stake in many African nations. Still, this should not be implicated into why they can take Citizens of another Nation and also order their trial, even if it is breaching with Human Rights and Roman Statute. Most Countries have ratified the Roman Statute and also parts of UN Charter for Human Rights and even the Geneva Convention on justice in War. Still, this does opens the door from who has the right to sanction and the right to create justice.
Some people might say the Rwandan Government is a totalitarian and a Police State under strict control from a central government under the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) under President Paul Kagame who does not have the will to take certain Génocidaires to court as they might implicate certain close allies of the government. Still, that does not open the question that I will talk about. Because even if the courts and judges are premature and built for the Government in Rwanda, does not take away their jurisdiction and their own rights of rule of law in their own country. Even when it is the violations are a crime against humanity as Genocide.
Not that I want the men and woman behind an action of this size to get away is not my intention to discuss it. It is more the example of colonial law and the post-colonial acts that are not just or justified. We as people have to set standards and use our minds. I will not let the French or British control the Central Arguments, as much as I don’t want the Americans or Chinese doing it. What is important is this. We have Nations, which is a set territory, a territory where they keep citizens safe and have the monopoly for violence is for the state; in that sense that the nation have an Army to keep foreign forces away and the town a secure to raise families and work. Second part of that security is the internal security to make peace inside the country with a Police that takes criminals and courts of laws that with justification condemns and detain fellow citizens that have breached the national laws. All of this should be universal and understood, as ordinary understanding of what a state should do. And it with this matter I will take a step further.
Because this is important even when the States and Governments who controls their nations and does the wrong acts against fellow peers. Their citizens should then as long as the nation and state have ratified international laws and statutes get their crimes against humanity in the International Criminal Court of Hauge. Even if the ICC and it’s attack on African Leaders, it still have the authority as given by the United Nation and the other bodies together with the ratified laws that the States and Government have signed at one point in time.
The problem I have and the reason for it is simple and it’s basic for any Republic/Kingdom/State/Nation their sovereign rights and their sovereign rule as a Sovereign Power in their own Territory as it is with the Army and the Police inside that nation. That is the main issue I have. Even when it comes to Crime Against Humanity.
Let’s say that the unlawful and unjust war from the United States of America under President George W. Bush who even address the world on 20th March 2003, which started a war on false premise and lies to American public and the United Nations, without the international states accept for United Kingdom accepting the attack on the Sovereign Nation of Iraq under President Saddam Hussain. I am not saying President Hussain we’re a saint, as his acts with certain gas and weapons against Iran was not justified, still the matter at hand can question the jurisdiction of the ones implicated and breaches of justice from the American Government at the time and the United Kingdom Government who went in Iraq. They all certainly we’re behind acts against Humanity on some levels as they went to war and even did torture in certain chambers in Iraq. Can the Rwandan Government and their courts if they collect evidence and collect for instance affidavit of victims and of low-level civil servants of the time, could they take President Bush for trial at the High Court of Kigali?
I am just asking the question, because the case today is an act upon the same sovereign question as the former Mayors of two towns or villages are taken to court in Paris. They are in foreign land as they are not in the Jurisdiction and the Territory of where the crimes happen and in the State where the claimed Génocidaires are citizens.
If citizenship and if sovereign nations still means something, then we have to ask the question and ask the matter. Even when it grimes crimes and crimes against humanity as the laws should be the same for Western Nations as for the African Nations. This should open up the questions for French interaction with the Génocidaires of the official government at the time under President Habyarimana with the military training and equipment before Operation Turquoise turned into the UNAMIR mandate under Dallaire. In that sense, the black-box sage that never really been answered as the training and interference of the French, should give the Government under Rwandan Patriotic Front to be allowed to Court the French Men who served the Génocidaires,right? Since the French now is doing the same in Paris, just because they are French and European should not make them able to clean their hands of the blood, just as much as the RPA, now RPF should not be white-washed over time. The law should apply alike to either side. Something that should not be needed to explain or take on; as any crime on humanity and support of the attacks with weapons and structures should be taken to court as violation of these men and woman.
The case is not that the Génocidaires should be dealt with from authorities and the men behind killings should not be punished by the Government or any other piece international legal-body that has the jurisdiction on it. If so then the men and woman should go to international court or a national one that could offer a fair judgement on the causes behind the violations and assess the criminal activity.
But what bugs me is the easy way the French and Government of France overturn the Rwandan Government as a sovereign nation to turn their citizens and their eye-witnesses to Paris for the trial to concede the judgement of these two mayors. Not that I am defending the Mayors for their activity, it’s the actions of French I am still questioning.
That is why, why couldn’t the Rwandese if they could collect information on the French involvement and support of the late-President Habyarimana in the turns up-to the genocide. Since the French can now take Rwandese to court in Paris and collect the witnesses from Rwanda to serve these men and woman in the capital of France. There questions about it and if it is justified as the precedence this kind of cases set. As if the French Authorities still can grant them authority to get these people to be eye-witnesses in a court case of actions against humanity in Rwanda and not on the French shores or near Caen. Therefore since this court is not directly based on the Roman Statute or the other ratified laws where the crimes against humanity are involved and control the verdicts of the judgements. So the matter is that if it was so, since this a case that is about crimes done abroad in alien jurisdiction, it might should have been posted in the ICC and not the High Court or whatever name the Court have in Paris.
It is not that I want the two Mayors to free-men without a court judgement or get the Génocidaires of the Rwandan tragedy to not be tested in Court and get fair trials, so that the men and woman who has actually done their crimes get their punishment. But the way it is done and how it is conducted as long as it talks about Sovereign States and Territory;when coming to court and to be able to conduct justice to its citizens and the condemn the crimes, condone it and make sure that criminals get fair trials before serving time as felons. That shouldn’t be too much to ask. The question is if we twisted the Courts to Kigali instead of Paris, if the French we’re sent to be on trial in Kigali instead of Paris. That should be allowed to ask, as the Rwandan Government and the French Government are both Sovereign States. As Sovereign they have rights, over territory and their citizens and nations are bound to respect these in any sense and be responsible for justice, also over boundaries and borders. And also respecting the international conventions, laws and other ratified accords that set the standards for justice in the State as the Citizens need safety and security; something the state should provide and make sure they have, by the peaceful means and rule of law. Peace.