Skip to comments.Ten years ago...What happened in Rwanda and where was the UN then?
Posted on 01/01/2005 12:12:13 AM PST by Robert Lomax
Statictics of the Genocide
Over the course of only 100 days, a stupefying 1,000,000 people were slaughtered.
During this terrible slaughter of the innocent, more than 6 men, women and children were murdered every 60 seconds of every hour of every day. This brutally efficient pace was kept up for more than 3 months.
An estimated 11% of all females, or approximately 535,000 women, living in Rwanda at the time of the genocide were victims of a concerted rape campaign.
During the course of the rape campaign, an average of 4 women were violently sexually assaulted, most of them by HIV+ men, every minute of every hour of every day for 100 consecutive days.
More than 67% of women who were raped in 1994 during the genocide are now facing death from AIDS.
As a direct result of the 100 days of death and violence in 1994 there are more than 60,000 widows living in Rwanda, caring for more than 200,000 orphans.
Otherwise stated, 3.25% of the total Rwandan population are orphans whose parents died from AIDS.
By the end of 2001, there were 500,000 people in Rwanda living with HIV approximately 13% of the population.
That equates to more than 1 out of every 10 people suffering from HIV or AIDS.
Kofi has blood all over his hands for this too.
Where was the Billary Administration? They were busy working with Koffi to keep the word "genocide" out of the official UN report on the situation, if I recall correctly. (If I'm wrong please correct--thanks.)
Where was the media and where was clinton and where was his administration.
I wish I had a copy of the New American article detailing Kofi's perfidy to post. Does anyone?
You're completely right.
1 million people were dying, and there was a Clinton State Department was scared to death of using the word genocide.
Kofi willfully ignored direct reports from the ground that there was a massive genocide underway.
And the drop in CO² emissions was how much? Surely some green wacko scientists have calculated this?
The purpose of the UN is to intervene and prevent such situations--prevent genocide-- and stop regional conflicts from spiralling into mass slaughter without having individual nations do the work and create more conflict. The UN is an utter failure in this regard. And yet the Albright crowd whines when Bush has no use for this organization that exists to spend per diem from their home nations and to give America the finger.
"I wish I had a copy of the New American article detailing Kofi's perfidy to post. Does anyone?"
As close as I could get:
THE NEW AMERICAN: Issues in Focus
The situation in the Sudan that is currently going on is yet another example of how ineffective (i say corrupt .....because IF they wanted to do something they could) the UN is. There people are being enslaved, murdered, mutilated, maimed etc etc, and the UN yet has the time to debaye about including the Sudan in certain committees!
The UN is not ineffective. It is just corrupt. A lot of good could be done if the right people made the right decisions, but for decades it has just been undergoing a series of serious atrophy.
I could talk about Clinton not doing a thing (and yet finding the impetus to go to Kosovo and messing things up there), but he did not have a mandate to do anything about Rwanda. He SHOULD have ...but he was not elected for that. He had a moral obligation, but the US does not HAVE to do anything. It is like the current Tsunami situation in Asia. America is helping ....but it does not HAVE to help. However it is the right/moral thing to do, and it is great that it is doing something (and although the media may not appreciate the amount of money given you can betcha that the starving injured and overwhelmed in the tidal-striken parts of Asia are grateful beyond words. A single dollar goes a long way there).
HOWEVER the UN has a mandate and call to be involved in matters and situations such as the Rwandese and Sudanese scenarios.
And the UN did nothing!
The League of Nations failed in its given mandate with the break-out of the 2nd World War, and it could be as easily said that its successor (the United Nations) failed with the Rwandan massacres (and the failure continues today with the Sudanese situation that has been going on now for years).
And yet the UN has the time to participate in the Oil for Food scandal when Saddam was in power!
They just need more power....and money...
HAPPY NEW YEAR KOFI! (Your son)
The problem as I see it is that any nation can join. Seems to me it would be better for only nations with regularly held free elections, leaving out the tinhorn dictators and totalitarian thugs, with whom a majority of the corruption resides.
A UN made up of the free nations of the world would be strong enough to run things their own way and delegitimize the despots.
It all sounds nice in theory anyway.
More money and/or power would only mean more corruption. I honestly don't know how the entity can be fixed because it only seems to get worse every decade.
And as you say this is precisely the thing the UN was created to deal with, and doesn't. One can only guess why the members are so reluctant to fulfill the organization's purpose.
That was complete sarcasm. I say dismantle the whole global whorehouse.
Because the UN is a globalist pipe dream and is a WAR MAKING mechanism. Totally contrary to is aims.
As the UN has aged, the people appointed to the more senior positions have been more and more socialistic in their outlook and in their actions. It is as if the communistist internationale has been taken over by the UN.
You are correct. The approach was to talk about killing or even murder, but never genocide. In fact, Bill Clinton sent his Secretary of State (Madeline Albright) to the U. N. to argue for delaying any decision for meaningful intervention, thereby allowing the genocide to continue.
What started out as a place to meet and end conflicts has turned into a place that dictates terms of conduct. *&^%$ that.
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