By NIWEMUKIZA JULE
As a Rwandan refugees who fled Rwanda in 1994 as a toddler, I always take interest in what is happening on Rwandan refugees whether inside the African continent or beyond. But most importantly I follow closely what is happening on my brothers, sisters, uncles, grandparents, and siblings still living in the jungle of Eastern DRC and have been the target of western countries who feel that the presence of the Rwandan Hutu refugees in DRC interfere with their wider agenda of looting DRC. One of those countries that hates so much the Rwandan Hutu refugees wherever they are in the world is the US government. This is because the same government participated in killing Hutu refugees since 1990s when they supported the Tutsi rebellion to come and invade a peaceful country called Rwanda. One of the reasons US did so it was due to greed to loot the mineral rich DRC and it couldn’t have done so with a Hutu regime in Rwanda. That is why under Bill Clinton administration they invested heavily in removing the Hutu regime in Rwanda and making sure that Hutus in Rwanda are crushed to the last one so that they are sure of entrenching a Tutsi led new regime in Rwanda.
They succeeded to do so by also being involved actively in shooting down of the Rwandan presidential plane that was carrying two Hutu presidents Habyarimana Juvenal of Rwandan and Cyprian Ntaryamira of Burundi, which sparked the Rwandan genocide that caught the Clinton administration by surprise because is his wildest dream he had been lied to that if they assassinated Habyarimana Juvenal, only 50,000 of Tutsis could lose their lives and that could hand victory to the American supported RPF. However, things did not happened as they had envisioned it because things got out of control and 300,000 Tutsis lost their lives in the hands of Hutus who had feared for their lives after seeing the assassination of Habyarimana and had to take preventive majors against the assumed enemy, which in this case was any Tutsi. This was not true because some Tutsis did not know what was going on.
However the US, Uganda, Nyerere, RPF, and UK succeeded half because in the process the RPF killed more than 1 million Hutus in order to come to power. This was good for them because they reduced the number of Hutus and drove more than 4 million Hutus into exile. At 7 years of age I was part of this 4 million Hutus driven out of their motherland by the blood thirsty and coltan thirsty Americans and Westerners who were happy to see 4 millions of Africans go to live in exile as long as they achieved their objectives which was to take control of the Great Lakes region. From that time Hutu community in the region has suffered a lot in the hands of American governments from the Bill Clinton's era until now. Hutus have been reduced into the last specifies that deserve the right to exist whether in Rwanda or DRC. Hutus are hunted like Guinean pig under the American strategy to control the mineral rich Eastern DRC.
Despite the fact that America has one of the best and mature democracy in the world, the American government does not want to see Rwanda and DRC enjoy the same basic ,civilian right to self-govern and determine their own future. It always interferes in regional internal affairs of the Great Lakes Region by deciding for us who should rule Rwandans and how Hutu people should be oppressed and at what level of suffering they have to endure. It is in this spirit that US government under President Obama that the former Senator Russ Feingold was appointed as the US special envoy to the Great Lakes region with a sole mission of making sure Hutu refugees in DRC and those in the country do not enjoy peace.
He was in charge of making sure that Hutu refugees living in Eastern DRC are exterminated using whatever possible mechanisms to kill women and children including but not limited to use drones to target specifically Hutu refugees in DRC and kill them in masses as it happened in 1996, 1997, 1998, 2003, and 2009 where thousands of Hutu women and children were raped by the Kagame's military men. Here we have to remind you that when US backed RPF soldiers are killing Hutus do not limit their killing spree on Rwandan Hutu refugees only but also they kill Congolese Hutus found in Masisi, Rutchuru, and Goma. Despite all American efforts to annihilate Hutus in DRC, its envoy Senator Russ Feingold resigns without achieving his ambitions of seeing the Hutu refugees under the protection of FDLR are absolutely annihilated.
|MR. RUSS FEINGOLD IN GISENYI NORTHERN RWANDA. IN A MEETING ON HOW TO NEUTRALIZE FDLR|
Some Might Ask Why is Russ Feingold resigning as US envoy to the Great Lakes of Africa?
The former US Senator’s apparent blind support for Kagame Junta might have become a career liability for Mr. Russ Feingold. We all know that the issue of the Rwandan Hutu refugees is too complex and cannot be solved by military might alone. It is more of a psychological conviction than a political issue. If all Hutus living in Rwanda were shown the way out of Rwanda, they would all leave Kagame and US inside Rwanda and join FDLR. This is because they all understand that the RPF regime was forced on them by the US might and have been living under oppression for over 20 years of a regime they are not part of. Apart from killing innocent Hutus and Tutsis who are opposed to the Kagame's regime, Mr. Russ Feingold had to keep on lying to the whole world that Kagame’s regime is not killing its own people and yet they are overwhelming evidences that the Tutsi regime is stuffing bodies of their victims in sacks and throw them into rivers across the country.
Another lie which might have shaken Mr. Russ Feingold is to continue telling the whole world that the FDLR is mainly composed by those who had participated in the 1994 Rwandan genocide and yet many media houses both local and international have visited the FDLR stronghold to hold interviews with FDLR fighters who are as young as 18 years old. How could you say that a Hutu who was born in the Congolese forest 18 years ago participated in the 1994 Rwandan massacre? Unless you are accusing him or her for being a Hutu and yet they did not choose to be born Hutus the same way Mr. Russ Feingold did not choose to be born a privileged White American Folk.
Another issue that might have made Mr. Russ Feingold sweat profusely and decide to resign is the failure to convince the international community, especially Tanzania and South Africa to bomb innocent Rwandan Hutu refugees living in DRC. He had hoped that the above countries would buy his lies and support his mission to kill innocent Hutus living in DRC regardless of their nationalities. However, as the fate would have it, Mr. Russ Feingold forgot that his strong man in Kigali, Paul Kagame is a Psychopath who listens to no one except himself and carries a deep hatred against Hutu species regardless where they come from.
In addition, he forgot that the same Kagame sent assassins to South Africa to hunt all Tutsis who no longer subscribe to his ideology of killing, maiming, and impoverishing Hutus in the region as the only means to cling on power. Mr. Russ Feingold might have forgotten that Kagame sent his men to go and brutally kill a Rwandan asylee in South Africa in the heart of another sovereign country. Mr. Russ Feingold, how would you feel if another country sent assassins to kill American residents on the American soil? Of course that is how Zuma and all South Africans felt when Col. Karegeya was brutally killed in South Africa.
Mr. Russ Feingold also forgot that many newspapers in the region have been reporting the ongoing Rwandan infiltration into the neighboring countries such as Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi, and Mozambique with the aim to destabilize and assassinate some of the top leaders of our neighboring countries, mainly Tanzania. Mr. Russ Feingold were you, by any chance, told that Kagame had infiltrated more than 600 Tutsi harlot spies in Dodoma Tanzania to participate in destabilization mission of the Tanzania government? Oh yes, in fact some of the Tanzanian MPs such as the Nyamagana Member of Parliament, Ezekiel Wenje who publically supported the Kagame's move to destabilize Tanzania due to the simple fact that Rwanda had given to Mr. Wenje a Tutsi concubine who was spying on him influencing his political views towards Rwanda.
After realizing that the Rwandan political problem is more complex that his western naive thinking toward Rwanda and Africa as a whole, Mr. Russ Feingold has offered to do one good thing for Rwanda in his life time and resigned from his US representative job to the Great Lakes region. Although during his tenure he has caused more harm than good to the people of Rwanda and Congo, we won’t ask him to apologize to us but to GOD because of the harm he has inflicted on God's creatures simply because they were created Hutus and Africans.
Mr. Russ Feingold's Irresponsible and Potentially Criminal Statements over FDLR
Mr. Russ Feingold should reread his high school history well. The issue of FDLR and FPR is older than all Mr. Russ Feingold's political career. In fact the problem between Hutus and Tutsis is older than the history of the United States of America. It cannot be merely solved by the American and UN drones and Kabila’s shelling at innocent Hutu refugees in Eastern DRC. Mr. Russ Feingold might have realized that the situation in that region is a more complex and probably overwhelming. It can only be solved by only one concoction of medicine, the all-inclusive political dialogue that should encompass all angles of both regional and Rwandan Hutu-Tutsi problem.
First Mr. Russ Feingold must accept the simple truth that RPF invaded a peaceful country and assassinated President Habyarimana Juvenal in order to take it all and subject Hutus into serfdom that they had ended 50 years early. Mr. Russ Feingold should be ready to accept that in a democratic country all are allowed to compete democratically and also establish a constitution that protect them minorities. Mr. Russ Feingold should stop his hate mongering speeches against the Hutu rebellion movement FDLR because it existed out of the will of the people and exists because of the will of the people, and it will survive even after Mr. Russ Feingold has gone. FDLR is the people’s voice and its arms are open to even those with diverge ideas so that together we can build a new Rwanda that all of us are reflected in.
Some people are suggesting that you might have resigned because of your political ambitions. That is a good think. As someone who live in Ohio, US and went to school in US I understand the political system in USA. I read a lot about your achievement as a Senator for your people and for your country. When you were appointed to work on African Great Lakes region I was so happy that someone who values democratic institutions and peace is going to handle the Rwandan problem professionally.
I put more hope in you that you would advise Mr. Obama the best way to solve the Rwandan problem. I even told my classmates that now the discussion over DRC-Rwanda-FDLR-M23 is going to be solved since Mr. Senator was going to have a say and bring in American democratic perspective. However, after your second and third press briefings I realized how wrong I was. I have no shame to tell you that you have brought shame to the American democratic ideals because you have put greed and dishonest forward instead of democracy and reconciliation. All Rwandans both Hutus and Tutsis will judge you harshly as someone who came to destroy Africans and widen division between Hutus and Tutsis during your tenure.
|COL. JEAN BONHEUR OF FDLR. FDLR ARE RWANDANS AND MUST BE RESPECTED AS RWANDANS|
As for you buddy Paul Kagame will always see you as someone who forfeit truth over business. A man with no love for truth. Kagame will see you as a friend who has left him in a more hostile environment than you found him. The Rwandan history will always remember you as someone who does not love peace but business interest. A man who thrives over division and hatred against Hutus. As for us Rwandan Hutu refugees and other peace loving Rwandans we will always tell you that our God never sleeps because you have gone without achieving any of your ambitions to neutralize Rwandan Hutu refugees.
Mr. Russ Feingold's legacy in the Great Lakes of Africa region in general and Rwanda's social political crisis in particular is that he was an element of division and conflict who always sought to eliminate Hutu refugees in DRC. A man who worked hard to make sure the oppressive regime of Kagame strives over mass killing and total impunity. However, still what remains in our minds though is the question of why you have left before accomplishing your “project" to have the Hutu refugees bombed.