Rwanda-Congo deja vu?

Rwanda-Congo deja vu?

There are 4 comments on the WKRN story from Nov 20, 2012, titled Rwanda-Congo deja vu?. In it, WKRN reports that:

History is repeating itself yet again in eastern Congo. Rebels supported by Rwanda are on the march.

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Brother John

Framingham, MA

#1 Nov 20, 2012
. It is certain that UN and many countries have no clue about what’s going on in Eastern Congo, so let me volunteer and explain and give some insight to those who may be interested in peace. This region is a home for many Congolese, mostly Tutsi whom the government of Congo does not recognize as legible Congolese. Poor citizens don't have anything we call public services: no electricity, no schools, no clinics, no security, no roads and all that are called public services. They are the most people discriminated against their all sorts of enfranchisement ever in this world. Congo is rich in minerals, including diamonds, gold, copper and coltan –used in mobile phones. But little moneIy has been spent on developing a country the size of western Europe. After many years of this terrible life, their youth decided to stand up against the discriminative government by picking up arms with no other option left but to fight.
This war has been going on since two decades ago, but because of mass resources in this region, you don’t who comes to help and who comes to exploit. UN has ever since deployed over 3000 soldiers who stayed in that big number to date. Despite of the presence of UN forces, people have died in the same way they would in the absence of UN. Militia groups range from 2 to 10, but with only one fighting for the betterment of the Eastern Congo people. Though, this freedom fighter group keeps on changing its names, the current M23 says their fighting is a result of the government's refusal to adhere to the terms of peace negotiations made with the former CNDP rebel group on March 23, 2009 that saw them integrated into the army. M23 fights for good reasons.
By taking a wrong direction in trying to solve the conflict in E. Congo, UN has made the matter worse, making Rwanda a scapegoat of the conflict even as it is known that Rwanda has been championing peace in this region. It is unfortunate that Kagame and the government of Rwanda are being accused of supporting the M23, and even if it were so, so be it. While the fighters are Tutsi, the tribe of Kagame and some Rwandans, the world thinks that every Tutsi is Rwandan and hence a false claim is put forward by the UN and other countries like France that Rwanda is backing the rebels. This is too bad! War has escalated; lives of innocent people have perished despite of billions of dollars wasted on gold miners in the name of peacekeeping forces. Alas! Won’t you better put the blame on Government the same way you did with Libya, Egypt and Syria? By focusing on the blame game and ignoring the root causes of conflict in the DRC, the international community has missed the opportunity to help the DRC restore peace."
We know the truth that Eastern Congolese-Tutsis are not cared for by the so-called Kinshasa government and therefore these discriminated Congolese must stand for their rights. Instead of UN calling these freedom fighters "killers" without studying their causes for fighting, and if UN really wants to advocate peace in Eastern Congo, then it (UN) should try to get some facts about the reasons behind the war there. Banyamulenge people must get their rights to their land, M23 must fight until peace and security happens for all Congolese. Even if they are stopped, another group will start as it has always been the case there. Laurent Nkunda and others have all gone but other fighters have emerged. And, I can't believe there will be any peace without dividing Congo. Eastern Congo will rise to its independence, be free from the so called Democratic Republic of Congo, no matter what.
kayinamura

Austin, TX

#2 Nov 20, 2012
Well said brother John. I have said this several time, that the only true lasting solution for congo, is that Kivu must cess and be indipendent. By doing so, I bet Kivu government as an indipendent stae will be very prosperous and peaceful. They will have strong partners in development such as rwanda and uganda and burundi.. and people of Kivu will enjoy rights and dignity of their Allah given land. They should establish a government as soon as possible, so that people can return to their homeland. MONUSCO must leave kivu immediately. It is going to be like Sudan and south soudan! Africa and the world must be prepareed to receive a new state! I hope people of Eastern Congo-Kivu will be proude of their sons of daughters for bringing lasting peace to their own homeland. I am sure having rwanda and uganda as real trade and diplomatic partners will be the most valuable goals for kivu government. The real Great lakes economic block will emerge; and Kivu government will be wellcomed in East africa Community. I am not talking about DRC-Congo any more, i will be talking about Kivu Republic-
Shawnblack-t

UK

#3 Dec 19, 2012
wtf??? do u know how many tribes lives in Kivu to begins with?? as if tutsi descents living there were the majority? Congo got more than 250 ethnics tribes all over the country n never had troubles with each other n Tutsi descents lived there for b4 even the colonial time n we never treated them any different or bad as far as i can remember; b4 all the Congo-Rwanda war started!! the whole bulshits started with the genocide in Rwanda that later led their government using their army to enter Congo's soil with the excuse of pursuing gangs threatening it's national security which again led to the fall of Mobutu then later conflicts of interests between Laurent kabila n his former partners Uganda n Rwanda that ended up with the death of 6.000.000 of Congolese, so u can keep dreaming about your kivu republic n use all sort of excuses to feed wars but today the whole world knows that it's the Rwanda gov causing all troubles in Congo bcoz of rich minerals from the kivu so please cut the crap
Brother John

Framingham, MA

#4 Dec 23, 2012
Shawnblack-t wrote:
wtf??? do u know how many tribes lives in Kivu to begins with?? as if tutsi descents living there were the majority? Congo got more than 250 ethnics tribes all over the country n never had troubles with each other n Tutsi descents lived there for b4 even the colonial time n we never treated them any different or bad as far as i can remember; b4 all the Congo-Rwanda war started!! the whole bulshits started with the genocide in Rwanda that later led their government using their army to enter Congo's soil with the excuse of pursuing gangs threatening it's national security which again led to the fall of Mobutu then later conflicts of interests between Laurent kabila n his former partners Uganda n Rwanda that ended up with the death of 6.000.000 of Congolese, so u can keep dreaming about your kivu republic n use all sort of excuses to feed wars but today the whole world knows that it's the Rwanda gov causing all troubles in Congo bcoz of rich minerals from the kivu so please cut the crap
Well said brother! So what should be done now that the whole world knows who you say is fueling the war? The answer is easy. Let the M23 come to negotiations with the government, let the government stop the FDLR militia training, plus all other militia groups (almost 10)of them in Congo, let Congolese officials become royal to the government and stop betraying their nation, let there be peace. Did you know that besides the m23, there are other several militia groups which have nothing to do with Rwanda? did you know Congo's army is weak because of, not Rwanda but Congo's own failure to train and arm them? did you know that Congo government has twice invited Rwanda troops for help. Nevertheless, War must stop, peace must prevail. Rwanda must work out to cause peace happen in Congo, and Congo must make the first step to initiate peace. You and I must do something for our regions to achieve peace. Are you ready bro?

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