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Obama's State Department on the defensive re Rwanda's undeclared war in Congo
On Tuesday, 12.11.2012, the House Foreign Affairs Committee held a hearing on the eastern Congo "conflict." The "conflict" would have to be called a war if the press, Congress and the rest would stop calling the M23 "Congo rebels" and acknowledge that Rwandan Defense Minister James Kabarebe, who answers to Rwandan President Paul Kagame, is commanding them. The "eastern Congo conflict" sounds less serious and worthy of the world's attention than a war. Though M23 were still referred to as "Congo rebels" in this hearing, it was a milestone towards establishing the truth. The U.S. relationship to Rwanda came under particular scrutiny at this hearing.
For more on this undeclared war, see World Watches as Rwanda and Uganda Violently Assault and Dismember Congo, and more on the Black Star News, the San Francisco Bay View's Africa and the World section, and my website, anngarrison.com.
To sign a petition to ask UN Ambassador Susan Rice to back targeted sanctions against the top officials in Rwanda and Uganda, see change.org: Susan Rice U.S. Ambassador To United Nations (212) 415-4050: Back UN Sanctions Against Kagame/Museveni for Backing M23 Terrorists
And, tune into KPFA's Morning Mix, with Sabrina Jacobs, from 8:00 to 9:00 A.M. on Monday morning, 12.13.2012.