Black People : Photos: The terrible suffering of the people of Congo (former Zaire)

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  1. Kwango_Likemba

    Kwango_Likemba Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    WARNING: You may find these images disturbing.

    These graphic pictures demonstrate the terrible suffering that the people of Congo are having to endure as a result of the imperialist-sponsored invasion.

    http://www.congopanorama.info/photos.shtml
     
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    Kwango_Likemba Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    RWANDA

    Many people around the world read about and watched in horror pictures of butchered men, women and children in Rwanda. People have screamed, in disgust. Instead of getting on with managing their countries why are these Africans busy butchering each other? They ask. Few people ever actually question whether all this is due to a biological deformity within the African person or externally imposed.

    American propagandists, such as, Roger Winters and Allison DeForge, have clamorously labored to hide the fact that Tutsis in the Ugandan army invaded Rwanda since October 1, 1990 and slaughtered over 140,000 innocent Hutu civilians prior to April 6, 1994. The U.S. government as a partner in that crime has used its enormous influence with the media, the U.N., World Bank and other organizations to distort and cover up the truth.

    The U.S. government invidiously labeled victims of an invasion as murderers. U.S. embassies were instructed not to grant visas to Hutus. The U.S. tried to coerce all nations to follow the American alienation of Hutus. America advanced a policy that no forum in the world should hear their side of the story for fear that the truth will be embarrassingly exposed. You all know that American democracy demands that one listens to both sides before making judgement. Was that meant for a select few?

    The intensity of deception and cover-ups has been awesome. The world has been manipulated to believe that the killings started on April 6, 1994. For three years Hutus were being killed by invading Tutsis while the world kept mum. On April 6th, 1994 the conspirators killed President Habyarimana and the masses retaliated in anger and desperation by killing those whom they identified as enemies. I do not condone killing innocent people, but I strongly condemn the act of invading sovereign nations. At the same time I can understand how people anywhere could and often do react when placed in similar situations.

    It is hypocritical to evade the issue that Rwanda was invaded by Tutsis, aided by Uganda, USA and UK. It is hypocritical and seditious for world leaders to have abated such a criminal invasion of a sovereign nation for three years without stopping it and punishing its perpetuators. The same crime by the same criminals is going on in Zaire and all you hear is bravo, bravo. The Rwandese people were capriciously betrayed by Belgium, USA, the U.N. and others in whom they expected rescue from invaders or at least a fair and a balanced judgement. Suddenly, their leader was blown up on April 6, 1994 by a combination of RPF and their foreign instigators. It is this sequence of events, and more so those who started it, that should be blamed for the human carnage which started on October 1, 1990 till now. Why not blame the Tutsi invaders and their foreign benefactors, i.e. Uganda, USA and UK who created the situation that caused the death of so many people on both sides of the ethnic line?

    Violent reaction is not new to mankind. History tells us that in year 70 some Jewish people revolted against Roman imperialism. The Romans reacted by burning down Jerusalem, destroyed the temple and chased Jews out of the city.

    The French revolution was a reaction to inequity over BREAD and thousands of the aristocrats were slaughtered mostly by angry and hungry peasant women.

    After the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, the U.S. government reacted by rounding up Americans of Japanese ancestry and put them in concentration camps.

    After the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., in 1968, black Americans reacted by burning cities.

    None of the above cases involved Hutus. These events took place long before 1994. If anything, the Hutus may have learnt this lesson from western societies.

    http://www.congopanorama.info/tutsification.shtml
     
  3. Kwango_Likemba

    Kwango_Likemba Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Certainly, U.S. military assistance to Rwanda has greatly enhanced their capacity to participate in a joint Tutsi invasion of Zaire. It has been confirmed by several sources that U.S. military is active in the invasion of Zaire and in the extermination of Rwandese refugees inside Zaire. American satellites and military planes are canvassing the area, locating where refugees may be hiding. They relay the information to ground troops who move in to massacre them. They use the same methods to help rebels defeat the Zairian army.

    Congressman Harry Johnston, D-Fla, is a leading supporter of the Tutsi hegemony in Africa. While chairing the Africa Sub-Committee on May 4, 1994, he ordered those giving testimony not to mention the name UGANDA during a hearing on Rwanda. How could one discuss the Rwanda crisis and omit Uganda which provided the base and all the support for RPF invaders? There is no better evidence of a cover-up. During his visit to Rwanda in September of 1996, Cong. Johnston advocated a policy of forcing refugees to return to Rwanda. That totally contradicts the Geneva Convention and established international laws regarding the treatment of refugees. He stated:

    "STOP FEEDING THEM, MOVE YOUR FEEDING FACILITIES BACK WITHIN THE BORDERS, TRY TO GET THE RWANDAN AND TANZANIAN ARMY TO INSERT DISCIPLINE, A SECURITY FORCE THAT WILL PERSONALLY ESCORT THE REFUGEES ACROSS THE BORDER BACK TO THE FEEDING STATION."

    Cong. Johnston's barbaric cynicism and insensitivity is a defamation of civilized thinking. It is indeed revolting and nauseating, to say the least.

    Evidently, the invasion of Zaire has accomplished that and more. Thousands of refugees were butchered in the camps. The rest were commandeered back into Rwanda where thousands have perished in crematoriums! Again this gruesome fact has been covered up by U.S. and other responsible officials. What kind of aberrance is this?

    SOURCE: http://www.congopanorama.info/tutsification.shtml
     
  4. panafrica

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    When I was a student studying history, I was taught that photos & film were important tools to show the reality of the eras and events you are talking about. Words often make situations impersonal, but pictures create a reality that is hard to deny. It is known the over 4 million people have died in the current war happening in the Congo. These pictures drive that point home. The attention being paid in the Sudan also needs to be shown in the Congo. By the way sister Kwango_Likemba, the gentleman I sent an email to so I can help get information out about this war never responded to me.
     
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    May God Bless their Souls to the fullest!

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  6. Kwango_Likemba

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    Yes Brother Panafrica! If real images and cinema (Hotel Rwanda) will not give someone profound revulsion and digust with the US and European global Imperialism and their Western-trained and Western best friends in Africa, then NOTHING can move the heart of a person!

    Error my good Brother, 5 MILLIONS! The toll of atrocities in Central Africa is the ugliest of the continent's history!

    Yes, it seems the only tragedy that matter is in Sudan, and the slaughter of Hutu refugees and the Congolese people is pass. No one is paying attention to the DRC, the Tustis are killing for VENGEANCE in every turn! America's best friend in Central Africa is no more the late Mobutu, these days it is the scoundrel Paul Kagame who has free reign to break the DRC and hunt down refugees in Congolose camps. The whole world will know someday..

    I am very sorry for that, Pierrot Ngadi is a busy man! He is a very good friend of mine, I will make sure he gets in relation with you as soon as possible. I promise!!!
     
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    panafrica Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I only hope the world learns in order to stop it, not make movies about it! Mr. Ngadi can respond at his leisure, I will be ready when he is.
     
  8. Ralfa'il

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    2 things should be pointed out concering this issue of what's going on in Central Africa:

    1. We shouldn't be so hard on ourselves to think that these type of atrocities only go on with us. It's happening all over Eastern Europe and Central Asia as well where barbaric practices are an everyday occurance.

    I'm not saying this to imply that anyone DID say this was only an African problem, but still some think it's only a problem among us and get a little to depressed.

    This is a HUMAN tragedy, not just a black one.


    2. Although we now have cameras to take pictures and show the world what type of suffering is taking place; this is nothing new.
    For centuries even in ancient warfare innocent men, women, and children have been mutilated, butchered, and tortured having their goods stolen and villages burned. So we don't want to get the false impression that things are getting so bad that a change "has" to be around the corner.
    No, if we don't start changing our thinking and behavior, these things will just continue generation after generation.


    Which leads me to my next point....




    This seems to be more of a moral problem than an economic or intellectual one.

    Like I was telling Cedric on another thread, no amount of money or education will help prevent these type brutalities. Infact more money would probably just increase and prolong these type of atrocities by giving the corrupt leaders more power to practice thier evil.


    It's a moral problem of a mostly illiterate population entrenced in traditional ways and values being lead by a hand full of educated & charismatic but corrupt leaders who use charm, money, and brute force to govern the land.

    The is very little real democracy in most of Asia and Africa....only a front of it in an attempt to mimic and satisfy those in the West.

    This type of leadership and governing style needs to be condemned and done away with in order to make a change for the better.


    So some of the solutions for a better Central Africa is...

    No longer should we just put our faith in politicians because they look good, sound good, and are members of our family...telling us whatever we want to hear. We should hold thier feet to the fire and make them keep thier promises. No more charismatic leadership.

    Nepotism should be dissolved also.

    We should stess that everyone in our communies get atleast a basic education of how to read and write so that they aren't easily mislead by charismatics who take adavantage of them.

    We should keep the military out of the hands of the leaders and put it in the hands of a separate council who have to answer to the people.
    That way a wicked leader can't use the military to gain control over the population.

    The Police and Military should remain 2 separate entities and they should be the only ones with weapons.
     
  9. Kwango_Likemba

    Kwango_Likemba Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Excuse me Brother Ralfa’il but "who" think brutality and wars only happen on the African continent? There is no place in the world where one cannot see hatred and violence. But the suffering in Africa is largely ignored due to racism and the concrete benefits Western nations gain form it. In 1999 the Europeans and the US did "act" in the ethnic conflict in the Balkans because they had the difficulty to watch sadism and corruption in their own backyard! They are the pillars of military intervention against Islamic terrorism. In the Persian Gulf the US appointed itself the Cop of the World to fight nationalist strife and bloodshed, and during the Tsunami crisis in East Asia, the Europeans and Americans rushed to support in financial and military there. It’s impossible for them to allow an Asian crisis of the magnitude of that which continentals Africans are experiencing.

    Don’t you see Africa is considered nothing, and draw no more than a typical indifferent shrug? It bothers me when you say "we don't want to get the false impression that things are getting so bad that a change -has- to be around the corner." Of course they "have" to be changed! The situation in Central Africa is desperate; the toll of atrocities is even worse than the one during World War II but no one is listening! In 1995 in Rwanda the UN did nothing to save 1,000,000 Tutis and moderate Hutus who were slaughtered! Today the world is doing nothing to stop the Tutsi counter-genocide of the Hutus refugees and the Congolese people in the DRC! The images are televised, they are pitiful, reporters are present on the continent, but it’s the usual so-called "ignorance" about what’s really happening in the thick of this African crisis!!!

    The only problem of the majority of countries of the Sub-Saharan Africa is the West’s political involvement! The CIA and the Pentagon have always been patronizing Africa and delaying their potential and economic development! It’s foolish to think continentals carry the entire moral responsibility for Africa’s problems.

    African democracy exists in pluralistic countries like Mali, Benin, Zambia, Niger and Malawi. But under the US and European rule no African country with vast scale of natural resources and mineral Wealth will be democratic, they always will be ignominious state! Overall, the problem with Africa’s human development, leadership, military, democracy and schools is the Westerners first!
     
  10. Nisa

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    Oh my G-D those pictures pained me so bad...:( oh my goodness.. How can I help my people? How can I ?
     
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