The Congolese woman in eastern Congo (The Rape Capital of the World) has gotten tired of getting tired of being gang-raped, of being mutilated, of being shot through her genitals after being gang raped, of being shoved 3 to 5 feet wooden sticks through the genitals after being gang-raped then being killed, of being buried alive. So she has taken up a weapon now in order to defend her baby, her own body, her humanity, her village, her community, and her country, the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The world, to her, doesn’t care to stop it. Neither do the 20,000 UN troops who get paid by being “neutral” which has been letting the guys with the weapons commit these atrocities on the Congolese since 1996.
The Congolese woman has been victimized for too long since Rwanda and Uganda invaded her country in 1996 as BBC’s investigative documentary has just detailed it. This Congolese woman and her country did NOTHING to Rwanda and Uganda; yet, these two countries have caused the death of over 8 million Congolese since 1996 with impunity. These atrocities that had been described as worse than the Holocaust, have scantly caught the sustained attention of the world’s major media or governments, except for the Obama administration.
In President Obama’s second term, the Congo file has been authoritatively assigned to Secretary of State John Kerry and to former Senator Russ Feingold, the president’s Special Envoy to the African Great Lakes and the DRC.
Secretary of State Kerry, in the first Security Council meeting he presided on 25 July, 2013, sternly stated the US decision to bring an end to the Congo atrocities. To this end, the US and the UN put together a special UN Rapid Intervention Brigade that worked with the Congolese Army (minus the Rwandan Tutsi soldiers and combatants who had been inserted in the DRC army by Joseph Kabila as he, himself, is a former officer in Kagame’s Rwandan Tutsi army who was made DRC president in 2001). This new coalition of forces put together by the US and the UN then attacked the Rwanda and Uganda-backed rebels of M23, who had occupied, since 1996 (while changing names of militias as former spy chief of Rwanda, Colonel Patrick Karegeya told RFI before he was assassinated by Kagame in December 2013) major parts of eastern Congo where they had been killing, raping, maiming, and perpetrating all kinds of atrocities. In the heat of the fight, the US Secretary of State John Kerry and Britain foreign Secretary William Hague had to personally call Paul Kagame in order to, in essence, order him not to reinforce again M23 with Rwandan troops and weapons so that, this time, the battle ended up in the defeat of M23 in November 2013 after about two weeks of heavy fighting.
[An aside revelation after the defeat of M23 was that the Congolese army and the media discovered, as they entered the liberated town (center) of Kibumba (which had been occupied by Rwandan forces for over 14 years) 2 flags of Vital Khamere’s political party, the UNC, flying over two separate houses – meaning that this Vital Khamere (many Congolese accuse him of being Rwandan, with many proofs, including the fact that his Rwandan cousin is General Gracien Kabiligi in Paul Kagame’s army, his sister’s ancestral wedding to a Congolese was performed in Rwanda, not in DRC, and, during Mobutu’s Authenticity cultural revolution when all Zairians had to forego their foreign names, Khamere kept his foreign name of “Vital” which also appear on his university diploma, because foreigners were allowed to keep their foreign names), who (Khamere), in Kinshasa, has been pretending in public to be in opposition to Joseph Kabila, to the violence in eastern Congo, and to Rwanda and Uganda’s occupation of eastern Congo, that he is actually a double agent, deceiving many Congolese, because he has – in secret with Joseph Kabila, whom he helped “elect” during the 2006 elections and of whom he published a book titled “Why I chose Joseph Kabila” – been cooperating all along with the Rwandan Tutsi forces of M23 (ergo with Kagame and Museveni) in the areas of the Congo these forces had been occupying, killing, raping, and maiming Congolese natives as well as stealing the Congo resources].
Surprise: Khamere’s UNC flags in Kibumba that had been occupied by Rwandan M23: Khamere has all along been working with M23, ergo with Kagame, Museveni, and Kabila while fooling Congolese that he is an opponent of these three!
After M23’s defeat, the whole eastern Congo was in jubilation because, thanks to the Obama administration leadership and for the first time since 1996, the killing, raping, mutilations, and other atrocities and mistreatment stopped. Unfortunately, this jubilation was not to last for too long.
When M23 was defeated, its fighters run back to where they came from: Rwanda and Uganda. So it was just a matter of time for these fighters to be sent back into eastern Congo, as long as Paul Kagame, Yoweri Museveni, and Joseph Kabila, who controlled and protected them were still in power.
But, before reconstituting M23 and sending them back into eastern Congo, Kagame, Museveni, and Kabila made sure that the Congolese officers who had led the fight to defeat M23 were assassinated. So, the young Congolese Colonel Mamadou Ndala (the hero of Goma) who led the fight against M23 was assassinated on January 2, 2014 (barely 2 months after the defeat of M23 in November, 2013). Then General Lucien Bahuma, the Chief of the Army of North Kivu (Colonel Mamadou’s commander), was killed by poisoning on August 30, 2014, 8 months after Mamadou’s assassination. General Francois Olenga, the Chief of Staff of the DRC land forces and Colonel Olivier Hamuli, the spokesperson during the fight against M23, both are now being treated for poisoning. Last of all, the DRC army units that defeated M23 have been ordered by Joseph Kabila out of eastern Congo and sent to other parts of DRC where they are not needed (in a restructuring of the DRC army in which many Rwandan Tutsis from these Rwandan militias were made officers in DRC’s army, and they were assigned in eastern Congo in order to insure the continued control of eastern Congo by Rwanda and Uganda).
Now, then, M23 has reconstituted out of Rwanda and the M23 elements that had run to Uganda are using a cover name ADF/NALU. These two groups are now back in eastern Congo committing the same atrocities as before.
Ugandan and Rwandan militias did this in Beni, in North Kivu this 10/16/2014 as they’ve been doing since 1996: Is there a mother who will not take a weapon to punish the savages who do this to her child?
Hence, the latest killings and gang-rape that have taken place in Beni, beginning on October 16th, 2014, then two days later even while Mr. Kobler, the UN representative, was in Beni, and the third time on October 30th, even as Joseph Kabila, the president, was spending the night in Beni.
During the attack on 10/16, as they were hacking children, men and women to death using machetes, hoes, and hacks, one of the killers told a Congolese woman: “your soldiers chased us with Obama’s help but we’re back. Where is Obama now to protect you?”
This is why she’s picked up a weapon even as NO POWER cares (with all UN and other evidence available) to openly denounce and stop Kagame, Museveni, and Kabila, who, since 1996, have been butchering her and her people, killing 8 million of her people
America is determined that Joseph Kabila will not perpetuate himself in power after his 2nd and final term ends in 2016. But Kabila, who insures Kagame and Museveni’s interests in eastern Congo, plans to use all means and tricks to survive Obama until January 2017 when Obama leaves office; and, therefore, if Kagame and Museveni get Kabila to stay in power or someone they control to replace Joseph Kabila in power in Congo, the atrocities in DRC may last another twenty years.