An airplane crash in carrying the presidents of Rwanda and Burundi provided a spark for an organized campaign of violence against the Tutsi and moderate Hutu civilians across the country. ApproximatelyTutsis and Hutu moderates were slaughtered in a carefully organized program of genocide over days, making history as the quickest killing spree the world has ever seen.
I don't mean to turn this into a "worst massacre" contest, but let's not overlook some incredible human rights violations. The problem here may not be what you call the killings, but maybe the use of the word "worst.
It seems that the word "worst" could be replaced by "fastest". Blame on Clinton administration I dont think laying blame on the "Clinton administration" is accurate.
From what I understand, the republican congress was just as responsible for not helping enough. Congress had large influence on foreign policy issues, and can also be held responsible for the lack of US response to the developing situation.
Thank you for pointing this out. Sadly, neither of you understands how the U. Foreign policy is initiated by the Executive branch, not the Congress. Aside from that, if you would have checked the dates of this genocide, you will find that this episode happened during the Democrat controlled Congress.
The Republicans did not take control of Congress untillong after the genocide happened. So, yes, this was a Clinton failure. The rebels were also assisted by a "foreign government" in this action. That last statements just shuts everyone up.
Clinton was well aware of what was going on. Even during the time of trouble a a tutsi woman from the Rwandese goverment got sent to the white house to personally seek help and let the people know from what she has seen, what is really going on.
But in the end of all her efforts, they shipped her back home in the middle of a war with the answer, "This is not our war. And that's when I learned, that politics is simply politics. Catholic World News editorial proposing an alternate assessment and questioning of "genocide"  seems like a useful "counterpoint" to the article.
I hope its inclusion is agreeable now that I have clarified its stance? Its true that it is a complicated two sided conflict as all conflicts areand not very well understood in the West, but that article falls just short of saying the Tutsis brought it on themselves.
The RPF who of course don't represent the Tutsis regardless of the fact that a majority were Tutsis obviously contributed to the events leading up to the massacre. The article presents nothing but a flimsy conspiracy theory that the massacre was the RPF's intention all along.
It becomes clear why a Catholic newspaper would be taking such a contrary position to common sense when you get to this paragraph: In an effort to implicate the Church in the alleged plans for genocide, Kagame decided to confiscate ten Catholic church buildings and convert them into memorials for the victims.Feb 06, · Licensed to YouTube by [Merlin] FUGA Aggregation, waxploitation (on behalf of Waxploitation Records); ARESA, Abramus Digital, BMG Rights Management, and 4 Music Rights Societies Show more Show less.
The Rwandan genocide, also known as the genocide against the Tutsi, was a mass slaughter of Tutsi in Rwanda during the Rwandan Civil War, which had started in It was directed by members of the Hutu majority government during the day period from 7 April to mid-July The genocide was sparked by the death of the Rwandan President Juvenal Habyarimana, a Hutu, when his plane was shot down above Kigali airport on 6 April Sep 15, · World news about the Rwandan genocide.
Breaking news and archival information about its people, politics and economy from The New York Times. The Ghosts of Rwanda The Rwandan Genocide.
A horrible nightmare for many nations, but mainly for Rwanda. After a potential peace treaty going south, the Hutus, viciously murdered close to 1 million Tutsi.
Nov 04, · countless bodies along the roads all over rwanda from tribal warfare. Fact1: Most common weapon is the machete. Fact 2.