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Pacifica Radio, Rwanda, and DR Congo

by KPFK/audio archive, KPFA's Ann Garrison/text Wednesday, Mar. 26, 2014 at 2:29 PM
ann@kpfa.org Pacifica Network

As the stand-off at the Pacifica Radio Foundation offices in Berkeley continues, I have to ask myself why Pacifica matters. Is it worth such a constant struggle? One reason I answer yes is the truth that makes its way onto Pacifica airwaves about Rwanda, DR Congo, the whole Great Lakes Region of Africa, and the US/Pentagon responsibility for the most lethal conflict since World War II. News reports about this are not consistent across the network, or across the broadcasts of different stations, but some of Pacifica's reporting on this fulfills its oft repeated claim to bring you news that no one else will. This is one example: the voice of Keith Harmon Snow, included in this 02.12.2014 KPFK report, is heard on RT and Press TV, but certainly not on NPR, or any major TV network outlet in the U.S. or Canada.


http://la.indymedia.org/uploads/2014/03/kpfk-news-kagame-shoah-foundation-usc.mp3

Keith Harmon Snow is a war correspondent and former UN genocide investigator, who was one of the voices in this 02/12/2014 KPFK report. Someone offered to trade him this surface-to-air missile
launcher for his camera in DR Congo.  He tried shouldering it for this picture but then declined.


The 18-year war and conflict in the Democratic Republic of theCongo is the most lethal since World War II, costing more millions of lives than anyone can at this point know. The only scientific estimate was 5.4 million during 10 of those eighteen years.  It began when US allies Uganda, Rwanda, and Burundiinvaded DR Congo in 1996, overthrew Mobutu SeseSeko and thus established U.S. military dominance in that resource rich country.  The Rwandan Genocide and the story of the brutally autocratic, U.S. allied Rwandan regime that ensued are an essential part of this story.


Soldiers in DR Congo, 2009, the year that a bizarre"peace agreement" was signed, on March 23. The
agreement was a de facto concession of Congolese territory to Rwanda and Uganda's CNDP militia.
Three years later it gave rise to the Rwandan and Ugandan CNDP's return as the March 23, or M23
movement.


Rwandan political prisoner Victoire Ingabire was convicted of the speech crime of disagreeing with the official, legally enforced history of the Rwanadan Genocide. In 2010, the year she was arrested and imprisoned, she attempted to run for president against General Paul Kagame. General Kagame has used his false, legally enforced history of the Rwandan Genocide as an excuse for war and resource plunder the Democratic Republic of the Congo since 1996. Every time his soldiers cross the
the Rwanda/Congo border, or his faux Congolese militia start another war in DR Congo, he says they're hunting down the perpetrators of the Rwandan Genocide, even though he himself is the greatest individual perpetrator of all.  He has used this excuse with the blessing of the U.S. and the "international community," since 1996.  Whether that blessing ended with the defeat of M23
in 2013 remains to be seen.


Professor Ed Herman, co-author of Manufacturing Consent and The Politics of Genocide, calls the misinformation about the Rwandan Genocide and Congo Wars the greatest triumph of the propaganda system in recent decades. For more, see Rwanda and the New Scramble for Africa, from Tragedy to Useful Imperial Fiction, by Baraka Books Publisher Robin Philpot, and/or Accidental Genocide by International Criminal Defense Lawyer and Law Professor Peter Erlinder.  For briefer information (LOL), see San Francisco Bay View, 03.24.2014, Rwanda's Ambassador to bring legally enforced history to Sonoma State University.

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