The Rwandan Resistance
[Paul Kagame is one of the most heinous, long-reigning war criminals the world has ever known. What makes him so incomprehensible is the unwavering support he has received from that neo-liberal, neo-colonialist, Christian/Zionist tendency in the US government, that strain embodied by Democrats like the Clintons, Susan Rice, Samantha Power, Madeleine Albright, and their STFG marching band.
From his earliest days as Chief of Ugandan Military Intelligence--an official position in Museveni's government and military that disqualified him from any legitimate claim to Rwandan refugee status long before he was called back from a command course at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas, in October 1990, to take over leadership of the invasion of his ancestral home by a Western-backed mercenary army, euphemistically called the Rwandan Patriotic Army, from its original, though newly deceased (at the hands of his own men?) commander, Fred Gisa Rwigema; until his final offensive to seize state power by taking the capital city of Kigali, launched on 6 April 1994, with a SAM missile strike against the Rwandan executive jet carrying the two democratically-elected Heads of State of Rwanda and Burundi, as well as the Chief of Staff of the beseiged Rwandan Army, and triggered a mass slaughter that has extended into Eastern Congo and cost upward of 5 million African lives, a death toll that rises with each passing day of the Kagame presidency: the Christian and Zionist business communities have been willfully blind to the graceless anti-democratic, the fascist machinations with which this brutal military dictator has maintained his hold on power.
Recently, with UN reports suggesting genocide on the part of Kagame-backed militias like the M23 in Kivu and clear reprimands, including reduced financial and materiel support, issued from some EU donor-nations and the Obama administration, itself: it is becoming ever-clearer that the Kagame regime is not (and never has been) with US, but is firmly with the Terrorists. We--those of us concerned with seeing International Peace and Justice--should make it vividly clear that this brutal US-hired hatchet-man is no longer welcome here--no matter how many honorary degrees, from however many Bible colleges, he's collected.--mc]
Me Chris Black
Counsel List, International Criminal Court
Lead Counsel, International Criminal Tribunal For Rwanda
September 23, 2013
The Right Honourable Stephen Harper, P.C, M.P. Prime Minister
Honourable Steven Blaney, P.C, M.P. Minister of Public Safety,
Honourable John Baird, P.C., M.P. Minister of Foreign Affairs,
Honourable Peter Mackay, P.C. M.P.Minister of Justice
House of Commons,
Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0A6
Dear Prime Minister and Ministers
Re Visit of President Paul Kagame of Rwanda September 28, 2013
I have been asked to convey to you the attached statement of protest against the visit to Canada by Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda, scheduled to make a speech in Toronto on September 28, 2013.
The statement of protest is clear and I will not repeat its contents here. Pursuant to the facts contained in that statement the organisations and political parties concerned hereby seek your reconsideration in allowing this visit to take place and request that it be interdicted. They also ask your assistance in prosecuting Paul Kagame under the laws governing Canada’s universal jurisdiction with respect to war crimes.
You will understand that the visit of this man, whose war crimes are notorious, is causing great distress to the organisations concerned and all concerned Canadians and can only bring dishonour to the Canadian people and government and is not in the interests of this country.
The evidence of his crimes is contained in the files and trial transcripts of the proceedings before the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and is before the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. I would be pleased to provide you with some of this evidence if you so require.
If you have any questions of me I am pleased to assist further. I thank you for your time and consideration.
Please accept my highest regards,
Christopher C. Black
The people of Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, hereby represented in all their ethnic and cultural diversity by the Amahoro People’s Congress, the Rwanda National Congress (RNC-Ihuriro) the Forces Democratiques Unifees (FDU-Ikingi) and the Social Party PS Imberakuri, the Rwanda Congress of Canada and the Women’s Network For Democracy and Peace (RIFDP) protest the visit to Toronto of Paul Kagame, a war criminal of the first order.
WE PROTEST the visit of a man who has murdered hundreds of thousands of Hutus and Tutsis in Rwanda since 1990.
WE PROTEST the presence, in Canada, of a man who has murdered three African heads of state; President Juvenal Habyarimana of Rwanda, and President Cyprien Ntaryamira of Burundi in 1994 and President Laurent Desire Kabila, of the Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire) in 2001.
WE PROTEST the mass murder of over 6 million Rwandans and Congolese peoples since 1996 in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a mass murder committed by Paul Kagame, in a continuous war waged on behalf of western interests, and with their assistance.
WE PROTEST the Canadian government’s permission for the visit and its shameful support of a man who has crushed any attempt at democracy in Rwanda; of a man who has nothing but contempt for the human, civil and political rights of the Rwandan people, of a man who uses cruel tortures and assassination against those who speak out.
WE PROTEST the protection from prosecution granted him by the International Criminal Court and the International Criminal Tribunal For Rwanda, which, though in possession of overwhelming evidence of 20 years of mass atrocities committed by Kagame in the Great Lakes region of Africa, have granted him complete immunity from prosecution, and thereby encouraged his crimes.
WE PROTEST AN WE DEMAND that Paul Kagame be charged with war crimes by the ICC, the ICTR and the Canadian government under its claimed universal jurisdiction under the Criminal Code and that the Prime Minister direct his Minister of Public Safety and the Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Border Services Agency to immediately arrest Paul Kagame on his entry into the country and direct the Minister of Justice to commence criminal prosecutions against him forthwith.
WE PROTEST AND WE DEMAND that the Sheraton Hotel or any other hotels in Canada, refuse permission for Paul Kagame to stay on their premises and stain their reputation.
THE RWANDAN AND CONGOLESE PEOPLE PROTEST AND DEMAND ACTION AND JUSTICE
NO IMMUNITY FOR MASS MURDERERS!
JUSTICE FOR THE PEOPLE OF THE GREAT LAKES!
JUSTICE FOR AFRICA!
NO MORE DICTATORSHIP OF PAUL KAGAME,
NO MORE WARS
ARREST KAGAME-GIVE US PEACE1