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1 million slaughtered while we watched

Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by bucknut74, Apr 5, 2004.

  1. bucknut74

    bucknut74 You Enjoy Myself

    Papers prove US knew of genocide in Rwanda

    By Rory Carroll UK Guardian
    April 1, 2004

    US president Bill Clinton's administration knew Rwanda was being engulfed by genocide in April 1994 but buried the information to justify its inaction, classified documents made available for the first time reveal.

    Senior officials privately used the word genocide within 16 days of the start of the killings, but chose not to do so publicly because the president had already decided not to intervene.

    Intelligence reports obtained using the US Freedom of Information Act show the cabinet and almost certainly the president knew of a planned "final solution to eliminate all Tutsis" before the slaughter reached its peak.

    It took Hutu death squads three months from April 6 to murder about 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus and at each stage accurate, detailed reports were reaching Washington policymakers.

    The documents undermine claims by Mr Clinton and his officials that they did not fully appreciate the scale and speed of the killings.

    "It's powerful proof that they knew," said Alison des Forges, a Human Rights Watch researcher and authority on the genocide.
  2. tibor75

    tibor75 Banned

    This is nothing new. It was all well documented in the book "A Problem from Hell" by Samantha Power which fully details the cowardice of ClinTon and that hypocrite Madeline Albright.
  3. Buckeye69


    Oh, I thought this was a PETA thread about the daily slaughter count at a chicken slaughter house.
  4. gbearbuck

    gbearbuck Herbie for President

    So there was good info reaching Clinton and he didn't act on it... however the same folks provided bad info to Bush and he did act on it (WofMD)...?????

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