Monday, December 10, 2012
This will no doubt go down as the outrage of the year: the role of an
enabler of Kagame and M23 that Susan Rice has been playing all along
at the United Nations.
In a devastating article written by Helene Cooper titled "U.N.
Ambassador Questioned on U.S. Role in Congo Violence" and published by
The New York Times today, it is revealed that
"Mr. Kagame's government was [Rice's] client when she worked at
Intellibridge, a strategic analysis firm
in Washington. Ms. Rice, who served
as the State Department's top African
affairs expert in the Clinton
administration, worked at the firm
with several other former Clinton
administration officials, including
David J. Rothkopf, who was an acting
under secretary in the Commerce
Department; Anthony Lake, Mr.
Clinton's national security adviser;
and John M. Deutch, who was
director of the Central Intelligence
And that's "Ms. Rice has been
at the forefront of trying to shield the
Rwandan government, and Mr.
Kagame in particular, from
international censure, even as
several United Nations reports have
laid the blame for the violence in
Congo at Mr. Kagame's door."
In one most outrageous instance:
"Ms. Rice objected strongly
to a call by the French envoy, Gerard
Araud, for explicitly "naming and
shaming" Mr. Kagame and the
Rwandan government for its support
of M23, and to his proposal to
consider sanctions to pressure
Rwanda to abandon the rebel group.
" 'Listen Gerard,' she said, according
to the diplomat. 'This is the D.R.C. If
it weren't the M23 doing this, it
would be some other group.' The
exchange was reported in Foreign
Policy magazine last week."
And this is the irresponsiblr scatterbrain Obama wants to appoint as
Secretary Hillary Clinton's replacement!
Kudos to Jason Stearns, who is quoted in the article:
""The M23 would probably no longer
exist today without Rwandan
support," said Jason K. Stearns,
author of "Dancing in the Glory of
Monsters: The Collapse of Congo and
the Great War of Africa." "It stepped
in to prevent the movement from
collapsing and has been providing
critical military support for every
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Posted by Alex Engwete at 11:15 AM