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Friday, December 08, 2006

Pot Meet Kettle

Reuters reports:

Rwandan President Paul Kagame said on Thursday that Dominique de Villepin, now prime minister, was among French officials who supported the 1994 Rwandan genocide.

"There are French officials who were involved at that time who are still alive including the prime minister of France now, who was a director of the cabinet of the foreign minister and who, these people who were involved directly in this situation," he told BBC World television in an interview.


"It's France that supported the genocidal forces, that trained them, that armed them, that participated in fighting against the forces that were trying to stop the genocide," he told BBC radio.

"France did not at any one time attempt to stop the genocide," he added. "On the contrary, they actually participated in the period leading to that genocide in supporting the government of Rwanda."

Of course you have to consider the source:

Rwanda broke off diplomatic ties with Paris last month in protest at a French judge's call for Kagame to stand trial over the killing of Rwandan President Juvenal Habyarimana in a plane crash in 1994.

On Wednesday Kagame, on a visit to Britain, denied any involvement in Habyarimana's death -- widely regarded as the trigger for the genocide -- and accused France of actively supporting the killings.

Read it here.

Tell me again about the wisdom of Africa and the sophisticated integrity of French geo-politics and how NATO or the AU or the UN should intervene to stop the horrors of Darfur. These are the kinds of scum we are dealing with. Maybe John Kerry or Jim Baker can relate to people like these. I sure can't.

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