The revelations of the Pegasus project and the surveillance from various of international states into people’s smart phones should worry us as citizens. When both rouge and friendly states does this … we should wonder why? And for what reason? No matter, which nation or republic does this to its citizens or aliens, heck even foreigners they are worried about. They should still be asked, why?
We know that surveillance and intelligence operations have happened before. Where the authorities have listened through “the wire” and been able to catch criminals on tape. That is now ancient and the methods are more sophisticated. They are able to monitor, without a trace see and follow a person. That’s what the Israeli Pegasus did and the Rwandan authorities did this.
The Rwandan authorities did it as such a large scale. They did at other heads of state. Journalists in Kampala and also other dissidents living in Europe. The Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF) did it all and used it such an extent of following more than 3,500 Rwandan telephone-numbers. That says it all.
The authorities in Kigali had no issues to tap these phones, listen in and monitor the movements of these people. They must clearly have huge servers and archives to keep this data. The authorities have breached the privacy of so many people and done so across the borders.
That should worry people… as the government have now collected this and done this. It is a hacking operation done to surveillance people of all kinds. The tyrant was spying and could use this to kidnap, assassin and detain dissidents or even blackmail them. There is dozens of options to get dirt on the individuals and use this information for the benefit of Kigali.
That is what the people should be worried about. Kagame can easily target these fellow human beings and publish something. Because he has this after the hacking and surveillance of these people.
The RPF have already used violent means to get rid of their enemies. To use Pegasus makes sense to get leverage and methods to shield their actions. In such a manner… that the intelligence could mask and find the right time to catch and silence the ones they have on their list.
This is why this is very fitting for a rational and a cold-hearted ruler. The government get access and could easily without jurisdiction or justification get the intelligence the authorities wants. That’s why the Pegasus was a gift to Kagame and others of his kind. They must have rubbed their hands and praised the lord for the technical option and ability to hack into these phones.
So, I am not surprised … but the President should answer for the need to hack 3500 telephone numbers and various amounts of aliens as well. Why? What was the reason?
Did they all offend the Don at one point? Did some of them write satire? Did some of them make political cartoons? Did some of them make patriotic songs? What did they do?
That’s what I wonder about and I don’t think we will ever get a honest answer for this. But know this was used for vicious means and plenty have paid the price for this operation though the Pegasus programme. Peace.
“there were no crimes [in eastern DR Congo] – not by the individuals talked about or by the countries talked about” – President Paul Kagame (17.05.2021)
Let’s be perfectly clear and blunt. Rwandese President Paul Kagame is a warlord and should be known for that. His career like his former ally President Yoweri Kaguta Musevei have both been made out of bloodshed, death and destruction. Both ways to rise to power and get into office came through the barrel of the gun. It is not like these gentlemen won in a free and fair election. No, they took power and never left.
These gentlemen rose to power by the use of force, arms and heavy-weaponry. These folks used guerrilla tactics and was partners in crime. The two president was allies and part of a hierarchy for so long. Until they had a fallout. They participated in several wars, twice liberating themselves and conducting proxy wars inside the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Therefore, Kagame is fully aware and knows the game his been playing.
Kagame has supported several of outfits, Rwandan inspired and ensured militias have capacity to run regions to export minerals like gold and other valuable assets from the Eastern part of the DRC. He can act a fool, but we know the former Intelligence Officer knows better. ‘Pilato’ isn’t that you?
Just to prove my point of his and his countries misgivings in the DRC. There been books on this and explaining in detail, but here is just mere details to give some short insight to matter at hand.
“Paul Kagame, the U.S.-backed warlord and dictator of Rwanda, last week accused France and Belgium of complicity in the mass killings in his country 20 years ago. It is true that France and Belgium, along with Britain, Spain, Portugal, Italy, The Netherlands, Denmark and Germany, are collectively responsible for the extermination of hundreds of millions – of whole peoples – all across the globe. However, in the case of the Rwanda genocide of 1994, the main criminals are Paul Kagame, himself, and his allies in neighboring Uganda and in the United States. After the frenzy of killing was done, U.S. President Bill Clinton and Ugandan strongman Yoweri Museveni then joined with Kagame to launch a war against the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo that has claimed six million lives – the greatest genocide, by far, since World War Two” (Glen Ford – ‘Kagame and the murder of millions in Congo and Rwanda’ 24,04.2014, Pambazuka.org).
“But Kagame’s facade is certainly in jeopardy with the expected distribution of a 508-page report detailing 600 violent events that took place in the DRC between March 1993 and June 2003. The leaked report, compiled from more than 1,000 primary documents and 1,000 eyewitness accounts, maintains that Rwandan forces, under the leadership of Kagame, aggressively pursued the genocidaires. More controversially the report alleged that the Rwandans also killed innocent women, children and ethnic Hutu during this pursuit — seemingly without concern for their actual political affiliations or behavior. In this characterization, the Rwandans are not unbiased, effective military saviors, but bloodthirsty killers on the hunt for revenge and riches” (Christian Davenport – ‘Opinion: Leaked UN report gives critical view of Paul Kagame’ 19.09.2010, Global Post).
I am sure plenty of generals, lieutenants and other military commanders since 1993 could explain the actions made in the DRC on the behalf of Kagame. Kagame knew perfectly well what was happening and what his nation contributed of atrocities, massacres and genocide too. He knows about the looting, the destruction and the devastation of several of provinces in the DRC. That is knowledge that Kagame has and he has profited from.
General Kagame have earned fortunes on the sinister actions done in the DRC. He has sent his proxy soldiers into the DRC and extracted valuable minerals and other commodities, which has enriched himself and others in Kigali. That is just a mere fact and it has been profitable. It has ensured a grand living and prosperous times for him.
That is why it’s really something else reading that he claims no crimes was committed in the DRC. Who is he kidding here? He is lucky that he has gotten away with it to this day. While smaller militia leaders and other involved have been on trial and charged at the International Criminal Court (ICC). However, he has been off the hook and never been properly served.
Kagame should answer for the crimes committed. The lives taken, the ones hurt and severely damaged for life. So many have been scorn and torn apart because of greed and barbarism. The Rwandese General can act like it doesn’t matter, but that further proves his discontent with the victims and the ones who lost their loved ones in this. Because Paul Kagame knows what happened and what went down. He knows about the proxy armies, the militias and other outfits, which he has supported with logistics, arms and other needed equipment.
The Rwandese President know about the warfare, the conflict and the illicit trade, which he has been a benefactor from. He knows all of this and his been eating of the DRC plate, as long as I can remember. He doesn’t value the DRC as a friendly neighbour, but as business-operation for him to benefit from. While the costs are burdened on the local population and the Kinshasa government. That is what is occurs on the regular and he thinks he can get away with it. Which is sickening and borderline offensive.
Kagame and his allies should answer for their crimes in the DRC. All of the years with pain, heartache and destruction should have a price. He shouldn’t be free, but instead be busy addressing atrocities happening on his watch. Peace.
General Paul Kagame, the President for life of Rwanda. The man who consolidated all power and keeps everyone else on a leach in Kigali. The Rwandese President has a history and the ones who dissent to him is silenced. Kagame has ensured the ones who is in his way either gets detained, poisoned or dies suddenly. That has been reoccurring during all the years in power.
While people are praising him for his achievements, the propaganda and the grandeur of certain policies. They are not seeing the ill and vicious side of the regime. The Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) is all under his control and nothing is without his touches.
Kagame has been a key architect behind a lot of slaughter, horrific murders and possible genocides. A man like that shouldn’t be seen as a “statesman”. When he has issued more orders of death, than creating possible development of his domain. The Rwandese President wants his story to not be told, but the show the stadiums, the cleanliness and the “progressive” manners of which he rules with an iron fist.
Kagame don’t want the stories of FRONASA. Surely he don’t want his nickname from the bush-war days in the National Resistance Army (NRA) as ‘Pilato’. That was his nickname because of his ruthlessness during the bush-war in 1980 to 1986. I’m sure that he don’t want people to remember his time as a Head of Administration at the Military Intelligence at Basiima House.
Just as Kagame was heading and being a high ranking commander during the regime overthrow between 1990 to 1994. Where he participated in massacres and murders. As his RPF was doing whatever it could to take power from exile. This was done with support and help by his ally in Kampala, Museveni.
So, we know that Kagame and the RPA was part of the deaths in Luweero Triangle and also part of the genocide in Rwanda. Kagame has been vital part of these violations, horrific atrocities and murders to get power in Uganda and Rwanda. This continued by the forged alliance between Kigali and Kampala who together overthrow the leadership in Zaire/Democratic Republic of Congo twice. Where they have after this also supported proxy militias and looted that Republic across its border. This is continuing to this day. Where Kagame is also responsible for vast amounts of death over decades in the DRC.
Why do I say all of this and put this out there? Well, the praises of him should stop. His a calculated killer and been trained to do this. That is why suddenly his detractors after falling and dying. They are assassinated, killed and suspiciously gone missing. The state will always state they don’t know and they will investigate the deaths, but they are never properly solved or proven. As everyone knows the state was involved in the demise of these people.
While that is happening. The state have PR exercises and trying to forge another narrative. The state is willing to sell other stories and selling Kagame as a saint. The state is trying together with the President to look as the greatest leader and the grandest man to ever be President. The President clearly doesn’t want to be known as ‘Pilato’.
Kagame wants to be a smooth sooth-sayer, but everyone should know the truth. His a militant and a autocrat, who is not leaving anyone behind. The ones who stands in his path gets buried. That is a tragic state of affairs, but the reality is this sinister.
The RPF and the Rwandan government never would like the truth to come out. They rather bully someone who says it and dismiss it. They are calling writers who speaks the truth all sort of names and does what it can to tarnish them. It is just tragic and the world should know. As Kagame wants to be known as a statesman, but they should know that its a lie. A big fat lie and not the truth at all.
Kagame is a killer and a calculated one. He is deceitful and dishonest. There is nothing else to it. Peace.
There is time for this to be blasted and not be forgotten. The President of Uganda since 1986. Have been vital and the one behind several of wars. Not only was he the man behind the bush-war, which lasted between 1980 to 1986. He was also part of the prolonged war in Northern Uganda too. The President ensured the conflict to last and made it possible to reign supreme in Kampala.
President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni needs to be remembered for how he wanted to be the Kingmaker and anoint the leaders in East Africa and in the Great Lakes Region. The rebel wanted his fellow peers in power and not independent leaders who he couldn’t control. The President wanted his sort of people and assert influence there.
So, the Son of Kaguta have involved himself in the Luweero Triangle. Used the boost of military power to take office. He used the same armies and soldiers to get involved in conflicts elsewhere.
Museveni was the engineer and the support system of the Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF) between 1990 to 1994. The President was part of the coalition who went into Zaire or Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
I can say this become statements like these:
“Sergeant Kayitana declared that the weapons, vehicles and other logistical means used by the combatants of RPF – Inkotanyi were provided by the Ugandan Government, which also puts training camps at their disposal. He asserted that it is President Museveni who is behind the war being waged against Rwanda. The following is an extract from his statement on this subject: “I’m making a call to President Museveni of Uganda because he is the engineer of this war, he is the one providing weapons, he is the one confusing the Rwandese and Ugandans who are there (in Uganda), he is the one creating all such things … that he should stop doing so.”” (Letter dated 21 April 1994 from the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Rwanda addressed to the President of the Security Council, 1994).
About the pretext for the attacks on Democratic Republic of Congo:
“Uganda has said that the alleged Ugandan dissidents living in Zaire have taken advantage of “the rebellion” to violate Ugandan territory. Why would they have waited for “the rebellion” to break out in Zaire totake action against Uganda, one third of whose territory is under their control? This statement is simply a pretext to justify an unprovoked attack on Zaire. The truth of the matter is that neither before nor after “the rebellion”and the instability created by Rwanda, Burundi and Uganda did Ugandan dissidents make incursions into Uganda from Zaire. Did not the Deputy Prime Minister of Uganda and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Eriya Kategaya, acknowledge at the Ouagadougou summit held on6 February 1996 that his country had shelled the town of Kasindi in Zaire? Can he tell us what Ugandan dissidents are in Kasindi?” (…) “The members of the United Nations Security Council should not let themselves be fooled by the statements of intent and petitions of principle contained in paragraphs 4-15 of the communiqué from the Ugandan Government. The Kampala regime is known for its deceit. After swearing everywhere that Ugandan troops had not entered Zairian territory, several States ultimately came across evidence that irrefutably established their presence there. How reliable, then, can the Kampala regime be? How can a country which takes the initiative of attacking another country enjoy any credibility when it presents the other country with a peace plan to deal with the effects of the attack? The statements of the French and Belgian Governments and the United States Department of State, taken together with the material evidence collected by Zaire, show that the Ugandan Government is persisting in this lie when it claims, in paragraph 7 of the aforementioned document, that it has no soldiers involved with the current problem in eastern Zaire” (Reply of the Government of the Republic of Zaire to the communiqué dated 30 January 1997 from the Government of the Republic of Uganda, 1997).
These stories needs to be retold and not forgotten as these are important to tell. President Museveni needs to be remind, but also know that it is not water under the bridge. The actions he did and wars he supported for his own benefits has to catch-up on him.
Museveni has played these wars out and installed favourable Heads of State, which he haven’t only done here. However, we have to remind the world of how he did it in Rwanda and the DRC. That he ensured Kagame, Laurent Kabila and Joseph Kabila. All of these was leaders Museveni wanted on the throne. Being the kingmaker of the region and have allies in the region.
He was the engineer and the mechanic behind these conflicts. He used his comrades in the RPF to do it and get his people on top. The fall-out between Kagame and Museveni happened later. Nevertheless, these two have a career where they have helped each other out all the way from the FRONASA days. Therefore, Museveni knows that the Kagame has knowledge of his past and what the did together to get where they are today. Peace.
“President Paul Kagame has made sweeping changes in the upper echelons of the Rwanda Defence Force (RDF), appointing Gen Jean-Bosco Kazura as the RDF Chief of Defence Staff. Kazura, who was also promoted to four-star General from Major General, replaces Gen Patrick Nyamvumba, who was last evening appointed to Cabinet and named Minister for Internal Security. Nyamvumba had served as Chief of Defence Staff since June 2013” (James Munyaneza – ‘Gen Kazura replaces Gen Nyamvumba as Kagame shakes up top military brass ‘ 05.11.2019, The New Times).
President Paul Kagame shows that he appoints people of loyalty around him. The one his appointed as the Chief of Defence Staff yesterday is a fellow officer, which have been involved in military operations all since the 1990s. His been a part of the genocide, as someone whose killed civilians and also later gotten promoted by him, again and again.
Now, the man whose been part of Rwanda’s exploits in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). His also been alleged part of assassination plots. Also for a little while he was in-charge of the football association of Rwanda. But that didn’t last long, but since his a loyal cadre of Kagame. His since then redeemed himself.
To show who he is, by not just my words. Show it from elsewhere.
UN Appointment 2013:
“Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Major General Jean Bosco Kazura as Force Commander for the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). Major General Kazura, of Rwanda, is to assume command on 1 July, when, in accordance with UN Security Council resolution 2100 (2013), and subject to review by the Council, the transfer of authority is to take place from the African-led International Support Mission in Mali (AFISMA) to the UN multidimensional mission” (…) “From October 2010, Mr. Kazura served as Principal Staff Officer (J3) in the Rwandan Defence Force Headquarters in Kigali. He previously held brigade and division-level commands (1998-2003), following which he served as the Deputy Force Commander and Chief Military Observer of the African Union Mission in Sudan. Mr. Kazura has also held staff positions at formation-level headquarters, and also served as Senior Military and Security Adviser to President Paul Kagame of Rwanda (2009-2010)” (United Nations – ‘ Ban appoints Rwandan General as military chief of UN integrated Mali mission’ 17.06.2013).
Armed attack on civilians during the genocide in 1994:
“Another man, Jean Bosco Kazura, allegedly in charge of soldiers who killed civilians east of Kigali at the height of the genocide and at Gabiro, became the peacekeeping chief of the UN’s force in Mali in 2013” (Zahra Moloo – ‘The Crimes of Rwandan Patriotic Front’, April 2019).
“The sources said Kazura and his colleague General Patrick Nyamvumba, the former commander of the UN/African Union peacekeeping force in Darfur, directed highly organized operations during the 1994 genocide in the prefectures of Byumba and Kibungo—areas controlled by Kagame’s Tutsi-led army as early as April 1994, at the beginning of the genocide. During those operations, Rwandan Patriotic Army soldiers under Nyamvumba and Kazura’s command hunted down and slaughtered thousands of unarmed Hutu civilians—men, women and children—according to testimony. These operations, known as “sweeping” or “mopping up,” were conducted in communes that had already been cleared of soldiers loyal to the former government and Hutu extremists known as Interahamwe” (Judi Rever – ‘Rwandan General Accused of Supervising Death Squad Leaves UN’ 13.12.2014, Foreign Policy Journal).
As you see, his been an a high ranking figure for long now. Someone whose been in close association of Kagame. A man Kagame trusts. That might be because he became the translator-interpreter after the “accident” of Lieutenant Rwagasana. Whose was claimed to be murdered by Captain Jimmy Muyango.
I am not shocked seeing him put there, but there is a saying, you are who your friends are or your friends tell who you are. In this regard, the sort of men you appoint, like Gen. Kazuria. Shows what sort of man Kagame really is.
We can see little how he thinks, as he addressed the UN Security Council like this: “As I said before, I think we need to continue to push the movements to be accountable in the areas they control. They claim that they cannot understand how our troops are being killed. Indeed, the movements say that they control an area, but when our people are killed they say that they do not know what happened. I do not think this is acceptable” (United Nations Security Council – 7275th Meeting, 9th October 2014).
We can clearly see, the sort of man he is and this is a man that Kagame keeps close company. If that isn’t message. Nothing is, but also his close associate that he also appointed Gen Patrick Nyamvumba. Seems like brothers-in-arms. That shows by their history too. Peace.
Well, the almighty, His Excellency and the superior human being, named Paul Kagame, the President of Rwanda. The man that is illegal to insult. His superiority is getting obnoxious levels. While other are steady on overdrive on Super Mario or whatever else. The President of Rwanda is busy scheming other things.
It is now validated at the Supreme Court, that it is a crime to insult, Mr. President and it can be punished up to 7 years in the Republic. That is the very crime for insulting and dismay the honour of the executive and the highest office. Surely, the President can be proud of himself, as no-one is allowed to put ill words against him and if they do, they will pay. That is just the way it is now, actually by law.
I am sure, as people say that this President is so intelligent and wise, that his so brilliant and smooth. That he is so thin-skinned and lack of moral code, that even just saying some disregarding words can put you behind bars. This is the sort of words that actually get said at bars.
You know you could take a shot or two, even the whole bottle. Make a grin and flinch a joke, but that is also illegal, just as satire and cartoons made about His Excellency. All of it is illegal, it is so superficial and fake. The amount of praise someone who is getting close to a 100% of all votes, has to by law tell them how to talk about him, paint him and even write.
This doesn’t seem like a confident man, like a man of statute, a man of grace and mercy. No, this is a narrow-minded individual, who misuses power and thinks fear is the only thing valued by men. That is the sort of leader, Kagame is, if not, his a misunderstood demigod, who thinks he reign supreme and we others are just supposed to be in blind submission of his glory.
Alas, it will not be like that, that is why he makes laws like this. This is to strike down the ones who disregard him, the ones who doesn’t follow him and the ones who rebels. They are all outlawed, just because their smirking and jokingly saying something about the godly, Devine, the spirit of eternity, the messenger of all sacred things. The ones who in his mercy is blessing the world with his spirit and judgement, the man whose mind and embodiment of the eternal flames, the eternal life and the godly perfection. Cannot be put into question or assessed by mere mortals, we all just have to bow our heads and kiss the ground. Because, we are just lucky to be breathing in the same realm and planet as this demigod.
Surely, a man who cannot be insulted without consequences means by default, that he has to be above the rest of us. He has to be such a presence and grandeur, which even the alphabet, the languages of the world or even the holiest of scriptures can comprehend his majesty. We just have to bow our knees to his grace and hope he doesn’t chop our heads off. Peace.