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‘Kagame ordered 1994 plane attack’

Press TV – October 22, 2011

A former aide to Rwandan President Paul Kagame says Kagame ordered the shooting down of the plane carrying former Rwandan President Juvenal Habyarimana in 1994.

Theogene Rudasingwa said on his Facebook page that Paul Kagame, “then overall commander of the Rwandese Patriotic Army, the armed wing of the Rwandese Patriotic Front (RPF), was personally responsible for the shooting down of the plane,” AFP reported on Friday.

Rudasingwa, who is in exile in the United States, said the truth must now be told, adding that “in July 1994, Paul Kagame himself, with characteristic callousness and much glee, told me that he was responsible for shooting down the plane. Despite public denials, the fact of Kagame’s culpability in this crime is also a public secret within the RPA and RPF circles.”

Kagame has repeatedly denied any involvement in the 1994 attack, saying that the plane was shot down by Hutu extremists.

A former chief of staff of Kagame and a former Rwandan ambassador to the United States, Rudasingwa admitted that he had “enthusiastically sold this deceptive story line, especially to foreigners who by and large came to believe it, even when I knew that Kagame was the culprit in this crime.”

In April 1994, the plane of Habyarimana was shot down. Burundian President Cyprien Ntaryamira was also killed in the plane crash.

The Rwandan genocide, in which about 800,000 to one million people, mainly Tutsis, were killed, began after the crash, when Hutus were incited to commit acts of ethnic violence against Tutsis.

All of the details of the double assassination have never come out and investigations continue to this day.

The genocide of 1994 lasted approximately 100 days and hence is called the “100 Days of Hell.”

“By killing President Habyarimana, Paul Kagame produced a wild card in an already fragile ceasefire and dangerous situation. This created a powerful trigger, escalating to a tipping point towards resumption of the civil war, genocide and the region-wide destabilization that has devastated the Great Lakes region ever since,” Rudasingwa added.

Rudasingwa said Kagame should “immediately be brought to account for this crime and its consequences.”

October 21, 2011 Posted by | Deception, False Flag Terrorism, Timeless or most popular, War Crimes | Comments Off on ‘Kagame ordered 1994 plane attack’

Gaddafi death: Envoy slams ‘sadistic’ triumphalism

RT | 21 October, 2011

Russia’s NATO envoy has written in his microblog that the Western elation over the death of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi could have sadistic grounds.

­“The faces of the leaders of ‘world democracies’ are so happy, as if they remembered how they hanged stray cats in basements in their childhoods,” Russian envoy to NATO and the leader of the Congress of Russian Communities, Dmitry Rogozin, wrote in his twitter status on Friday.

This statement apparently is a reply to the international reaction to the death of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, who was killed as the forces of the National Transitional Council stormed the town of Sirte on Thursday. […]

On Thursday evening Rogozin told Russian radio Echo of Moscow that NATO was directly involved in the operation to kill the former Libyan leader. “Apparently there were orders that oriented the military servicemen who are in Libya and that directed them to ensure the physical elimination of Gaddafi,” Rogozin said.

October 21, 2011 Posted by | War Crimes | Comments Off on Gaddafi death: Envoy slams ‘sadistic’ triumphalism

Libyan League for Human Rights General-Secretary’s Ties to Pro-Israeli Academic

By Maidhc Ó Cathail | The Passionate Attachment | October 21, 2011

As Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya pointed out in “Libya and the Big Lie: Using Human Rights Organizations to Launch Wars,”

One of the main sources for the claim that Qaddafi was killing his own people is the Libyan League for Human Rights (LLHR). The LLHR was actually pivotal to getting the U.N. involved through its specific claims in Geneva. On February 21, 2011 the LLHR got the 70 other non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to sent letters to the President Obama, E.U. High Representative Catherine Ashton., and the U.N. Secretary-General Ban-ki Moon demanding international action against Libya invoking the “Responsibility to Protect” doctrine.

According to the Jerusalem Post, however, the 70 “rights groups” were actually organised by UN Watch. UN Watch is affiliated with the American Jewish Committee, a key component of the Israel lobby.

In “Libya and the Big Lie,” Nazemroaya also notes another Israeli connection to the Libyan League for Human Rights. Sliman Bouchuiguir, the General-Secretary of the LLHR, appears to be a protégé of an influential American pro-Israeli academic:

Sliman Bouchuguir is an unheard of figure for most, but he has authored a doctoral thesis that has been widely quoted and used in strategic circles in the United States. This thesis was published in 1979 as a book, The Use of Oil as a Political Weapon: A Case Study of the 1973 Arab oil Embargo. The thesis is about the use of oil as an economic weapon by Arabs, but can easily be applied to the Russians, the Iranians, the Venezuelans, and others. It examines economic development and economic warfare and can also be applied to vast regions, including all of Africa.

Bouchuguir’s analytical thesis reflects an important line of thinking in Washington, as well as London and Tel Aviv. It is both the embodiment of a pre-existing mentality, which includes U.S. National Security Advisor George F. Kennan’s arguments for maintaining a position of disparity through a constant multi-faced war between the U.S. and its allies on one hand and the rest of the world on the other hand. The thesis can be drawn on for preventing the Arabs, or others, from becoming economic powers or threats. In strategic terms rival economies are pinned as threats and as “weapons.” This has serious connotations.

Moreover, Bouchuiguir did his thesis at George Washington University under Bernard Reich. Reich is a political scientist and professor of international relations. He has worked and held positions at places like the U.S. Defense Intelligence College, the United States Air Force Special Operations School, the Marine Corps War College, and the Shiloah Center at Tel Aviv University. He has consulted on the Middle East for the Foreign Service Institute of the U.S. State Department and received grants such as the Defense Academic Research Support Program Research grant and the German Marshal Fund Grant. Reich also was or is presently on the editorial boards of journals such as Israel Affairs (1994-present), Terrorism: An International Journal (1987-1994), and The New Middle East (1971-1973).

It is also clear that Reich is tied to Israeli interests. He has even written a book about the special relationship between the U.S and Israel. He has also been an advocate for a “New Middle East” which would be favourable to Israel. This includes careful consideration over North Africa. His work has also focused on the important strategic interface between the Soviet Union and the Middle East and also on Israeli policy in the continent of Africa.

It is clear why Bouchuiguir has his thesis supervised under Reich. On October 23, 1973, Reich gave a testimony at the U.S. Congress. The testimony has been named “The Impact of the October Middle East War” and is clearly tied to the 1973 oil embargo and Washington’s aim of pre-empting or managing any similar events in the future. It has to be asked, how much did Reich influence Bouchuiguir and if Bouchuiguir espouses the same strategic views as Reich?

October 21, 2011 Posted by | Deception, Timeless or most popular, Wars for Israel | 1 Comment