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Not enough Congolese have been killed for US to intervene


L-R: Barack Obama, Yoweri Museveni and Paul Kagame


by Joseph Earnest  November 26, 2012  


Newscast Media WASHINGTON, D.C.The Democratic Republic of Congo continues to experience genocide and occupation by rebel groups with an estimated 5.4 million Congolese dead as a result of the unending war.  The US has kept silent, after all, 5.4 million Congolese aren't enough dead Africans to warrant intervention.  Maybe once the number reaches 10 million, then the US and its western allies will consider the lives of these sub-Saharan Africans worthy of protection the M23 rebel groups.


Perhaps since the West is fond of selling the over-population myth, could it be that these endless wars in Africa (Mali, Nigeria, Somalia, Congo, Libya, Egypt, Sudan), are being used as a contraceptive, hence the lack of intervention?


The New York Times reports: "A big factor will be neighboring Rwanda, which is widely suspected of arming the M23 and sending Rwandan soldiers to fight covertly alongside the rebels."  The same article continues by quoting rebels vowing to seize Kinshasa, the capital city.

"We're going to Kinshasa!" vowed Col. Vianney Kazarama, a spokesman for the M23 rebel group, according this New York Times article. (pop-up)

Hillary Clinton squandered several opportunities she had to mobilize a peace-keeping force that would secure the well-being of the Congolese people.  During Bill Clinton's presidency, he too did nothing to speak out against the Tutsi genocide in which almost 1,000,000 Tutsis were slaughtered.


Human rights groups and social service workers like Shamus Cooke believe Obama is intentionally silent because he wants Joseph Kabila removed. In an article published by Tehran Times Cooke writes:

"Kabila distanced himself from U.S. puppets Rwanda and Uganda, not to mention the U.S. dominated International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank. The IMF, for example, warned Kabila against a strategic infrastructural and development aid package with China, but Kabila shrugged them off. The Economist explains:

 "...[The Congo] appears to have gained the upper hand in a row with foreign donors over a mining and infrastructure package worth $9 billion that was agreed a year ago with China. The IMF objected to it, on the ground that it would saddle Congo with a massive new debt, so [the IMF] is delaying forgiveness of most of the $10 billion-plus that Congo already owes.


"If Obama and/or the UN made one public statement about militarily defending the elected Congolese government against invasion, the M23 militia would have never acted.


"Human Rights Watch and other groups have correctly labeled the M23's commanders as responsible for “ethnic massacres, recruitment of children, mass rape, killings, abductions and torture.


"It's likely that the Obama administration will jump into action as soon as his M23 allies complete their military objective of regime change, and re-open the Congo's military wealth to U.S. corporations to profit from," Shamus Cooke concludes his article in the Tehran Times. (pop-up)


The so-called peace talks between neighboring countries are a joke—it's theatrics. The U.S. together with NATO toppled Gadhafi under the pretext of protecting Libyans from atrocities. The current attempt to remove Assad, we are told, is to prevent the genocide he is committing against his own citizens.  Yet when Congolese are killed by the millions, intervention to prevent additional deaths is not justified. Absurd!

Africa's curse has always been its leaderswhether by descent, or by birth.

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