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  • Ann Coulter: We Have Now Hit Full-On Crazy

    03/22/2017 6:06:42 PM PDT · by davikkm · 32 replies
    breitbart ^ | ANN COULTER
    Liberals are ecstatic that a judge in Hawaii is writing immigration policy for the entire country, and that policy is: We have no right to tell anyone that he can’t live in America. (Unless they’re Christians — those guys we can keep out.) As subtly alluded to in the subtitle of Adios, America: The Left’s Plan to Turn Our Country into a Third World Hellhole, the goal of liberals is for the poor of the world to have a constitutional right to come here whenever they want. I can’t help but notice that the Third Worlders aren’t moving to liberals’...
  • Pope admits Catholic priests took part in Rwandan genocide and begs forgiveness over church's role

    03/20/2017 4:31:10 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 9 replies
    Daily Record ^ | Monday, March 20, 2017 | Record Reporter
    The Pontiff acknowledges that members of the clergy "succumbed to hatred and violence" as Rwandan government accuses Church of still protecting the guilty. Caption -- Pope Francis has apologised for the Catholic Church's role in the Rwandan genocide (Photo: Getty) Pope Francis has asked for forgiveness for the "sins and failings of the Church" during Rwanda's 1994 genocide, saying he hoped his apology would help heal the African state's wounds. But Rwanda's government indicated it felt the apology did not go far enough, saying the local Church was still complicit in protecting the perpetrators of the genocide. At a meeting...
  • Pope begs forgiveness for church role in Rwanda genocide

    03/20/2017 12:14:27 PM PDT · by detective · 58 replies
    MSN News ^ | March 20, 2017 | NICOLE WINFIELD
    Pope Francis on Monday begged forgiveness for the "sins and failings of the church and its members" during Rwanda's 1994 genocide, and told Rwanda's president that he hoped his apology would help the country heal. In an extraordinary statement after Francis' meeting with Rwandan President Paul Kagame, the Vatican acknowledged that the church itself bore blame, as well as some Catholic priests and nuns who "succumbed to hatred and violence, betraying their own evangelical mission" by participating in the genocide.
  • Defending the General

    11/14/2003 10:35:39 AM PST · by van_erwin · 60 replies · 163+ views
    Slate ^ | Nov. 13th, 2003 | Fred Kaplan
    I don't know whether Gen. Wesley Clark is qualified to be president, but Peter J. Boyer's profile in this week's New Yorker—which paints him as scarily unqualified—is an unfair portrait as well as a misleading, occasionally inaccurate précis of the 1999 Kosovo war and Clark's role in commanding it.Boyer relies heavily on some of Clark's fellow retired Army generals who clearly despise him. The gist of their critique, as Boyer summarizes, is that Clark, while a brilliant analyst, "had a certainty about the rightness of his views which led to conflicts with his colleagues and, sometimes, his superiors." I have...
  • World Leaders Try to Ban Another Greenhouse Gas

    10/10/2016 12:49:13 PM PDT · by PROCON · 59 replies
    scientificamerican.com ^ | Oct. 10, 2016 | Robynne Boyd
    Eliminating refrigerants known as HFCs could prevent a leap in global warming After being directed for almost 30 years at substances that destroy ozone, the Montreal Protocol will for the first time target a group of greenhouse gases. Beginning today in Kigali, Rwanda, member states of the United Nations are finalizing the terms of what could be the largest commitment to reducing global warming since the Paris Agreement on climate last December. Delegates are likely to take till the meeting’s final day on Oct. 14 to hammer out the knotty details of an amendment to the protocol. Ideally, the...
  • Cheryl Mills rips open the Clinton email scandal

    10/08/2015 10:02:48 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 26 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-08-15 | DrJohn
    As many of us suspected, the Clinton Foundation "business" was intertwined with Hillary Clinton's official duties at State. Emails made public through FOIA have shown that Hillary Clinton aide Cheryl Mills passed on classified information to the Clinton Foundation: Hillary Clinton's top State Department aide sent internal agency correspondence to Clinton Foundation officials, raising new questions about how her inner circle handled sensitive information. The internal emails, which were obtained by Citizens United through the Freedom of Information Act, have since been classified. They were passed to the Clinton Foundation by Cheryl Mills, Clinton's former chief of staff. In one...
  • State Dept. releases 800 new Clinton emails

    02/26/2016 3:33:50 PM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/16/16 | Sarah Westwood
    State Department officials released roughly 800 of Hillary Clinton's private emails Friday evening, just hours before the South Carolina Democratic primaries begin. The 1,500 pages of emails in the latest batch did not contain any "top secret" emails, an agency spokesman said. The State Department withheld 22 emails from a trove of emails made public earlier this year because they included "top secret" information. Clinton faced a new wave of questions about her private emails this week after a federal judge ruled her top aides should be subject to depositions about their roles in setting up a personal server in...
  • Provisional Results: Rwandans Vote to Allow Kagame Extra Terms

    12/19/2015 2:20:45 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    "Voice of America" ^ | Peter Clottey
    Charles Munyaneza, executive secretary of the National Electoral Commission, said 98.4 percent of voters supported the proposed amendment. Turnout was high, with 98.3 percent of registered voters participating. Rwandans in the diaspora voted Thursday, while the entire country voted Friday. Munyaneza said that "6,155,606 Rwandans voted yes and 100,863 Rwandans voted no. …The process has been peaceful mostly at the polling stations. Rwandans were very enthusiastic, and I think this is the first time that we have got that kind of voter turnout. We are impressed that youth, "he students, really participated in their big numbers.” ... The Rwandan constitution...
  • JESUS THE WORD[Charismatic Caucus]

    11/30/2015 9:37:44 AM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    I AM the Author of My WORD there is no other and though others place man in this place by names, occasions or people "I AM THE WORD" and it MY SPIRIT speaking directly to you as these verses are read and spoken , yeah even meditated on. So Truly as My Word "It is written" it was only as these men journaled out My Heart that today it is given to you! So be my Scribe and sit at my feet for I have fresh Manna for each of you daily and it is I that desire you to...
  • The End of South Africa [Genesis 11]

    10/30/2015 9:54:24 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 29 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/17/2015 | Josh Gelernter
    White South Africans are in grave danger; there may be a solution. Things are very bad in South Africa. When the scourge of apartheid was finally smashed to pieces in 1994, the country seemed to have a bright future ahead of it. Eight years later, in 2002, 60 percent of South Africans said life had been better under apartheid. Hard to believe — but that's how bad things were in 2002. And now they're even worse. When apartheid ended, the life expectancy in South Africa was 64, the same as in Turkey and Russia. Now it's 56, the same as...
  • Clinton Aide Shared Classified Information With Foundation, Email Shows

    09/28/2015 5:20:51 AM PDT · by lbryce · 30 replies
    Washington Beacon ^ | September 38, 2015 | Alana Goodman
    A member of Hillary Clinton’s staff at the Department of State emailed classified information about the government in Congo to a staffer at the Clinton Foundation in 2012, according to a copy of the correspondence obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. Cheryl Mills, Clinton’s chief of staff at the State Department, sent the email to the Clinton Foundation’s foreign policy director, Amitabh Desai, on July 12, 2012. The message, which was originally obtained by the group Citizens United through a public records request, is partially redacted because it includes “foreign government information” that has been classified as “Confidential” by the...
  • Natalie Portman: Jews Should Shift Focus Away from Holocaust

    08/22/2015 4:52:40 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 94 replies
    American-Israeli actress implies Holocaust not any more horrific than other genocides around the world. It's time for the Jewish community to shift focus away from the Holocaust, American-Israeli actress Natalie Portman opined Friday, stating that such focus has detracted from atrocities committed around the world. “I think a really big question the Jewish community needs to ask itself, is how much at the forefront we put Holocaust education," Portman stated in an interview with the British Independent. "Which is, of course, an important question to remember and to respect, but not over other things." Portman revealed that her views stemmed...
  • Abbas To Sign Accords With Putin in Moscow

    04/11/2015 10:14:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    INN ^ | 4/11/2015, 10:55 PM | (Arutz Sheva Staff)
    Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas in Moscow on Monday where the issue of Middle East peace talks will be raised, Russian authorities announced Thursday. “The two leaders will hold talks concerning key aspects of Russian-Palestinian relations and their future, with particular attention on the trade, economy and humanitarian sectors,” the Kremlin said in a statement according to AFP. There will also be “an exchange of ideas on the process of Israeli-Palestinian talks and other problematic regional situations,” the statement continued, adding that North Africa would also be on the agenda. …
  • Susan Rice and the Politicization of Genocide

    03/01/2015 6:49:21 AM PST · by SJackson · 8 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 3-1-15 | Rabbi Shmuley Boteach
    Susan Rice, who was appointed as U.S. National Security Advisor after serving as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. Photo: U.S. Government. Susan Rice, US National Security Adviser, sharply criticized PM Netanyahu's upcoming address to Congress. Photo: US Government. Is there any dirty job for the Obama Administration that Susan Rice is not prepared to do? Need someone to fraudulently blame the murder of an American Ambassador in Libya on a stupid film? Send Susan to the Sunday talk shows. Need someone to slander the leader of the only democracy in the Middle East as damaging the “fabric” of Israel’s...
  • Did Israel arm Rwanda during the 1994 genocide?

    01/25/2015 8:06:06 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    Middle East Eye ^ | Friday 16 January 2015 | Michal Zak
    "In our petition we rely, among other sources, on an Amnesty International report that was published in 1995... "There was tension in Rwanda as early as January of 1994. Several of the world's most powerful states imposed international arms control regulations and on May 17 1994 there was a UN embargo. Israel breached the embargo, as did Russia, Belgium, South Africa, France, Spain and others. Many of the planes that transported the shipments were British. The last license to export arms was issued by the Israeli Ministry of Defense in October 1993, about half a year before the massacres began....
  • GOD Economics

    01/11/2015 10:46:09 AM PST · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    Bible , the joshua chronicles ^ | 1-11-15 | Jedediah
    My Kingdom Economics are derived through "Thanksgiving"for it was in this manner the waters parted for Moses and the snakebites were of no consequence(I will lift my eyes to the hills) for as The Son Of God is lifted up doors open and miracles begin ! My endowment to Him( Jesus) is you( My children of Light ) and so it is as your love for Us is poured out ," Truly " it is returned flowing down upon your heads pressed down shaken together and flowing over into My very Will. So enter My Courts with Thanksgiving "YES" but...
  • No, Bibi-Bashers, Israel Is not ‘Isolated’ Under Netanyahu

    01/05/2015 7:35:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind
    Pajamas Media ^ | 01/05/2015 | P. David Hornik
    [1]On Tuesday the Palestinians tried to get the UN Security Council to adopt a draft resolution to shrink Israel down to indefensible borders.They failed to get the nine votes from the 15-member council that they needed. Even if they had, the U.S. had promised to veto the resolution. But the Palestinians would have succeeded in painting Israel as a country almost friendless, hanging by the thread of U.S. support.The draft resolution demanded that Israel and the Palestinians wrap up all their disputes and reach an agreement within one year; that a Palestinian state be set up along Israel’s 1967...
  • Will the UN Security Council Impose a Palestinian State?

    11/03/2014 8:52:41 AM PST · by SJackson · 12 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 3, 2014 | Joseph Puder
    Will the UN Security Council Impose a Palestinian State?Posted By Joseph Puder On November 3, 2014 @ 12:25 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 6 Comments January, 2015 does not bode well for Israel at the United Nations (UN). The UN Security Council (UNSC) will officially induct five newly elected non-permanent member-states replacing outgoing Rwanda, S. Korea, Australia, Argentina and Luxembourg, representing all the global regions. Unfortunately for Israel, the incoming states, particularly Venezuela and Malaysia, are hostile to the Jewish state. The other three, Angola, New Zealand, and Spain are pondering their position on recognizing Palestine as a full member-state...
  • Rwanda Starts Testing American Visitors for Ebola

    10/22/2014 6:56:20 AM PDT · by xzins · 3 replies
    Hey, West: Not everyone in Africa has Ebola. In fact, most Africans are scared you'll give it to them Rwanda is not cool with the fact that the U.S. and Spain have Ebola. Not cool at all. The African nation about 2,600 miles east of Liberia hasn’t had a reported case of Ebola yet. Perhaps that spotless record is why its government announced Tuesday that it will screen all Americans and Spaniards trying to enter the nation. That’s right, some Africans are saying you’re too much of an infection risk to enter their country. Now American and Spanish visitors will...
  • Rwanda requires US, Spain visitor health reports

    10/21/2014 6:19:18 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 21, 9:13 AM EDT | Associated Press
    KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) -- The U.S. Embassy in Rwanda says that Rwanda's Ministry of Health is requiring visitors who have been in the United States or Spain during the previous 22 days to report their medical condition to health authorities.
  • New Iraqi Defense Minister Warns Kurds

    10/19/2014 6:20:08 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 38 replies
    BasNews ^ | October 19, 2014 | unattributed
    New Iraqi defense minister Khaled al-Obeidi has delivered his first official speech, insisting that the Kurdistan Region must hand back terrorists that have been living in the KRI. Al-Obeidi is a Sunni, was approved as the new Iraqi defense minister along with Mohammed Salem al-Ghabban, a Shia, who was appointed interior minister. “The Kurdistan Region should hand back criminals who have been charged with terrorist acts to the federal government, so they can face justice,” said Al-Obeidi. “The Kurdistan Region security forces and Iraqi police should arrest all those criminals, as they are threats to the security and stability of...
  • Man Wanted for War Crimes in Rwanda Caught Crossing Northern U.S. Border

    08/12/2014 8:11:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 12, 2014 - 3:43 PM | Paul Lagarde
    A Rwandan man wanted for his alleged role in his country’s 1994 genocide was apprehended in northeastern Maine last week after illegally crossing the U.S.-Canadian border. Jean Leonard Teganya was arrested August 3 after a local resident of Houlton, Maine reported a “suspicious person” walking in the woods near the Canadian border, according to a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) press release. […] Teganya is an ethnic Hutu, the majority group in Rwanda. In 1994, he worked as a medical intern at the University Teaching Hospital of Butare, where Hutu extremists killed over 200 patients and staff members who...
  • Declassified U.N. Cables Reveal Turning Point in Rwanda Crisis of 1994 (The Smoking Gun)

    06/06/2014 12:44:36 PM PDT · by robowombat · 10 replies
    NY Slime ^ | June 3, 2014 | Mark Ladner
    WASHINGTON — On April 12, 1994, six days after a plane carrying Rwanda’s president was shot down, setting off a wave of killings, Madeleine K. Albright, the American ambassador to the United Nations at the time, sent a cable to the State Department proposing that the United States take the lead in pushing to withdraw most of the United Nations peacekeeping force operating there. Ms. Albright’s tersely worded cable, recently declassified, starkly captures the reluctance of the United States to respond to the deepening crisis in Rwanda. When most of the United Nations force was withdrawn shortly afterward, leaving the...
  • Susan Rice Forbids Israel from Criticizing Kerry

    05/18/2014 7:12:33 AM PDT · by SJackson · 61 replies
    NY Observer ^ | 02/06/14 | Rabbi Shmuley Boteach
    Who the hell does National Security Advisor Susan Rice think she is? Does she believe in freedom of speech? How else to explain her disdainful tweet: “Personal attacks in Israel directed at Sec Kerry totally unfounded and unacceptable.” Unacceptable? Is it only Israel that has no right to criticize him? Has Rice forgotten that Israel, like the United States, is a democracy that enshrines the freedom of speech? There has been a penchant of late by those in the Obama Administration to treat Israel like an errant schoolboy. When Israel Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said, according to media reports, that...
  • Remembering a massacre [Anniversary of Democrat Clinton ignoring murder of 800,000 Africans]

    04/15/2014 7:43:31 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    World Magazine ^ | Jamie Dean
    Editor’s note: This story contains graphic descriptions of violence. Roger Winter arrived in Rwanda shortly after one of the worst genocides in modern history began unfolding in April 1994. His self-imposed task as director for the U.S. Committee for Refugees: document atrocity. Two decades later, his memories are vivid: “What you see in photographs, I see in my mind frequently. You really don’t lose it.” This April marks the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide—an abominable campaign of violence that left some 800,000 victims dead in 100 days....
  • Rwandan invasion of DR Congo feared

    09/14/2013 3:08:41 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 21 replies
    AFP via Fox News ^ | September 14, 2013 | AFP
    WINDHOEK (AFP) – Southern African nations on Saturday expressed concern at the growing number of Rwandan troops on the border of the Democratic Republic of Congo and said it hoped an invasion was not imminent. A statement from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) regional body said it was concerned "at the deployment of Rwandan troops along the common border" and "expressed the hope that Rwanda is not contemplating to invade". ... The UN accuses Rwanda of backing the M23, a charge the country has adamantly denied. The rebels in turn have accused the Congolese army of joining forces against...
  • Why The Intervention In Libya, Kosovo & Maybe Syria, But Not In Rwanda, Sudan & Gassed Kurds?

    09/01/2013 12:09:39 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 18 replies
    9/1/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    It seems to be "show me the Muslim" or "show me the oil." Blacks and Christians in Sudan and Rwanda get the near genocide treatment and the U.S. does not intervene. Nor did we hit Saddam real hard when he gassed many and more Kurds in Iraq. Coptic Christians in Egypt were treated very harshly even before the military ousted Morsi, but did the U.S. intervene? No. Kosovo intevention: Muslims involved. Libya: oil and Muslims. Syria: Muslims, and in a region region where instability could affaect oil prices. But Christians there --- who cares about them, right? Rand Paul is...
  • [Rwanda Pres] Paul Kagame: I asked America to kill Congo rebel leader with drone

    05/19/2013 5:53:18 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 2 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Saturday 18 May 2013 | Chris McGreal in Kigali
    Rwanda's president, Paul Kagame, has rejected accusations from Washington that he was supporting a rebel leader and accused war criminal in the Democratic Republic of the Congo by challenging a senior US official to send a drone to kill the wanted man. ... "I told him: 'Assistant secretary of state, you support [the UN peacekeeping force] in the Congo. Such a big force, so much money. Have you failed to use that force to arrest whoever you want to arrest in Congo? Now you are turning to me, you are turning to Rwanda?'" he said. "I said that, since you...
  • U.N. attack helicopters hit rebels in eastern Congo

    11/17/2012 1:51:23 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 11/17/12 | Jonny Hogg | Reuters
    KINSHASA (Reuters) - United Nations attack helicopters hit rebel positions in eastern Congo on Saturday after insurgents gained ground in heavy fighting with government troops, the U.N. said. The clashes to the south of the town Kibumba mean the rebels have advanced to within 30 km (18 miles) of Goma, the closest they have been to North Kivu's provincial capital since a rebellion exploded in the eastern provinces eight months ago. North Kivu governor Julien Paluku said the army retreated to the southern outskirts of the town after M23 rebels - a group of soldiers who mutinied in April -...
  • Wikileaks - Sudanese Launchpad for Egyptian Attack On Ethiopian Dam

    09/21/2012 8:59:57 AM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 11 replies
    All Africa ^ | September 3, 2012 | Toby Collins
    Egyptian authorities fearful of a monopoly on Nile waters received agreement from Khartoum to build an airbase in Sudan, to launch attacks on Ethiopian damming facilities, claims the anonymous media outlet; Wikileaks. Wikileaks has leaked files allegedly from the Texas-based global intelligence company, Stratfor, which quote an anonymous "high-level Egyptian source," claiming the Egyptian ambassador to Lebanon said in 2010 his nation would do anything to prevent the secession of South Sudan because of the political implications it will have for Egypt's access to the Nile. The Nile is vital in providing fresh water to the people and agricultural projects...
  • Gorillas filmed performing amazing feat of intellectual ability

    07/24/2012 7:44:59 PM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 28 replies
    PhysOrg ^ | July 23, 2012 | Bob Yirka
    Researchers working in Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda have filmed gorillas dismantling snares set by poachers to catch smaller game. Previously, anecdotal evidence had suggested that silverback gorillas had been seen dismantling snares. In this instance it was two young blackback, mountain gorillas that were involved. The team, part of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund's Karisoke Research Center, filmed first a silverback motioning towards the snare. Next, two young male blackbacks arrived on the scene, surveyed the situation, then proceeded to take apart the snare, avoiding being caught in it in the process.
  • VISIONS OF DEATH, TALES OF MERCY A Continent of Contradictions

    03/10/2012 7:13:38 PM PST · by LadyDoc · 3 replies
    New Oxford Review ^ | Jan Feb 2012 | M.P. Summers
    It has been nearly five years since I bade farewell to El Fasher, the provincial capital of North Darfur... There is, I have been told, an Eastern Orthodox tradition that glorifies the ascetic and contemplative serenity that is found in the wilderness in general and the desert in particular. When I reflect on the sand-swept austerity of Darfur and the spiritual wealth that abounded there, I begin to comprehend that wisdom.... (in a talk with a peacekeeper from Rwanda, the author is told) “Our horror started through hate and indifference. It has ended with love and forgiveness. That is a...
  • Youth Movement Promotes US Military Presence in Central Africa

    03/08/2012 7:00:29 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 58 replies · 4+ views
    The Intel Hub ^ | March 8, 2012 | Nile Bowie
    Edward Bernays believed that society could not be trusted to make rational and informed decisions on their own, and that guiding public opinion was essential within a democratic society. Bernays founded the Council on Public Relations and his 1928 book, Propaganda cites the methodology used in the application of effective emotional communication. He discovered that such communication is capable of manipulating the unconscious in an effort to produce a desired effect – namely, a capacity to manufacture mass social adherence in support of products, political candidates and social movements. Nearly a century after his heyday, Bernays’ methodology is apparent in...
  • Canada played for a sucker

    01/28/2012 5:17:23 AM PST · by Clive · 15 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | 2012-01-28 | (editorial page)
    Alleged Rwandan war criminal Leon Mugesera played Canada's ponderously slow judicial and immigration systems like a concert violinist, but now he is finally where he should have been more than a decade ago. And that's in Rwanda, and a jail cell in Kigali. We trust his accommodations are suitable. Rwanda, in turn, has promised Canada that Mugesera would get a fair trial on charges that he incited the 1993-94 genocide of millions of the Tutsi minority by marauding Hutu militiamen. Canada, in turn, should promise Canadians to speed up the system to that no alleged war criminal can ever again...
  • UN wants accused Rwandan war criminal deportation delayed

    01/11/2012 5:27:37 PM PST · by bayouranger · 2 replies
    cbc.ca ^ | 1-11-12 | CBC news
    Léon Mugesera hospitalized after losing appeal of deportation order. The United Nations Committee against Torture has asked Canada to delay the deportation of alleged Rwandan war criminal Léon Mugesera. Defence lawyers for the former Rwandan Hutu politician have successfully lobbied the UN commission to investigate their claims Mugesera faces torture or death if he is sent back to his native country. It's not clear whether Canada considers the UN commission's request to be legally binding. The UN's intervention comes at the 11th hour of Mugesera's anticipated Thursday deportation. Justice Michel Shore denied Mugesera's appeal for a delay on his deportation...
  • (Hillary) Clinton Cites Rwanda, Bosnia in Rationale for Libya Intervention

    03/27/2011 7:06:40 AM PDT · by maggief · 11 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 27, 2011 | JakeTapper
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton emphasized the humanitarian rationale for the U.S. military intervention in Libya, recalling instances from recent history when a lack of U.S. intervention had left hundreds of thousands dead. In an interview with ABC News’ Senior White House Correspondent Jake Tapper on “This Week,” Clinton said that the United Nations-backed military intervention in Libya “is a watershed moment in international decision making. We learned a lot in the 1990s. We saw what happened in Rwanda. It took a long time in the Balkans, in Kosovo to deal with a tyrant. But I think in what has...
  • Mosquitoes 'disappearing' in some parts of Africa (scientists are unsure as to why)

    08/27/2011 1:08:57 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 61 replies
    BBC.co.uk ^ | 8/27/11 | BBC News
    Malaria-carrying mosquitoes are disappearing in some parts of Africa, but scientists are unsure as to why. Figures indicate controls such as anti-mosquito bed nets are having a significant impact on the incidence of malaria in some sub-Saharan countries. But in Malaria Journal, researchers say mosquitoes are also disappearing from areas with few controls. They are uncertain if mosquitoes are being eradicated or whether they will return with renewed vigour. Data from countries such as Tanzania, Eritrea, Rwanda, Kenya and Zambia all indicate that the incidence of malaria is dropping fast. Researchers believe this is due to effective implementation of control...
  • War Zone? (Peoria Mob Yells 'Kill all the White People')

    06/26/2011 10:17:53 AM PDT · by Nachum · 111 replies
    Peoria Pundit ^ | 6/26/11 | Peoria Chronicle and Paul Wilkinson, author
    This is a reprint from the Peoria Chronicle’s web site. It was posted by CJ, the sites owner and written by Paul Wilkinson. Paul is the President of the Altamont Park Neighborhood Association. I know Paul and he is the most straight forward person I’ve met. He has no need to embellish or to lie. That means this is true and it’s an outrage. I hope Mr. Jackson of the local NAACP reads this and responds. That will be interesting. This is nothing more than hate and race war against whites. Here is the posted letter: Tonight, around 11 p.m.,...
  • Africa: Amnesty Reports on Sub-Saharan Africa's Human Rights Record

    05/28/2011 2:43:46 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies · 1+ views
    AllAfrica ^ | 13 May 2011 | Amnesty International
    The armed conflict in Darfur, Sudan, intensified throughout the year, resulting in tens of thousands of newly displaced people, some of whom crossed into neighbouring Chad. Civilians were directly targeted in some attacks by armed groups and by government forces. Parts of Darfur remained inaccessible to humanitarian organizations and the joint UN-African Union (AU) mission in Darfur (UNAMID). Humanitarian workers and UNAMID staff were frequently abducted in Darfur, following a pattern similar to that seen in eastern Chad in recent years. Various mediation efforts during the year produced no tangible results. Repression by the Sudanese authorities continued in Darfur, with...
  • Obama demanding gay rights support at UN body

    03/22/2011 8:09:54 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 35 replies
    GOPUSA.com ^ | March 22, 2011 | Bradley Klappe
    Although it is not in the form of binding resolution, the American push for U.N. action has helped win over a handful of new countries to the cause. A resolution could be brought to a vote later this year. The issue of gay rights has polarized nations at the U.N. for years. And despite growing acceptance for homosexuality in Western nations and parts of Latin America, lawyers say there is still a gap in human rights treaties for the protection of gays against discrimination and mistreatment. "We are very concerned that individuals continue to be killed, arrested and harassed around...
  • BREAKING: Feeding tube restored to immigrant woman unable to pay Jesuit hospital

    03/11/2011 3:23:18 PM PST · by wagglebee · 332 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 3/11/11 | Peter Smith
      Rachel Nyirahabiyambere and one of her grandchildren. WASHINGTON, D.C., March 11, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Rwandan immigrant woman and survivor of the horrors of the 1994 genocide who had her feeding tube removed because a U.S. Catholic-affiliated hospital deemed her care too expensive, apparently will not die of starvation and dehydration thanks to a court order and the efforts of her children. Rachel Nyirahabiyambere, a 58-year-old grandmother and refugee from war-torn Rwanda, had been denied food and water since Feb. 19 after her feeding tube was removed by order of her court-appointed guardian. Now 21 days later and still...
  • The Hills are Alive with the Sounds of Rwanda : 17 years after the genocide, a resurgent economy

    02/27/2011 8:33:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/24/2011 | Deroy Murdock
    Kigali, Rwanda — Rwanda is like a black Switzerland. Its nickname is “The Land of a Thousand Hills.” This is a gross understatement. Beyond the runway at the airport here in the nation’s capital, one struggles to stay on flat ground for long. In every imaginable direction, hills roll, small mountains dwarf tea plantations, and dramatic, volcanic peaks vanish into the clouds. Curvaceous bends on narrow byways penetrate lush valleys and craggy canyons. On twisted roads, a modest miscalculation could trigger a treacherous and likely fatal tumble into oblivion. Given the terrain that they have been dealt, Rwandans farm everything...
  • What's Missing from Healthcare in Rwanda? (A formerly war-torn country has excellent healthcare!)

    02/12/2011 10:42:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/12/2011 | Deane Waldman
    A recent online article posted on NY Times Live tells a great medical success story in Rwanda. The author describes the opening of a "Harvard quality" hospital in Butaro, Rwanda where they had previously had no medical facilities at all. The 150-bed Butaro hospital was built in only two years at a cost of R40-million. (The cost of a comparable hospital in the U.S. would be 225-300 million USD). The physical structure itself is designed to scrub the air twelve times per hour to reduce risk of airborne infection. Here, that requires multi-million dollar machines. The Butaro hospital has...
  • US signs anti-ICC immunity pact with Bhutan

    05/21/2003 2:58:18 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 9 replies · 230+ views
    Hindustan Times ^ | May 21 2003 | AFP
    The United States has signed a deal with Bhutan giving US citizens in the country immunity from prosecution by the International Criminal Court (ICC), the State Department said Tuesday. The deal with Bhutan brings to 34 the number of countries with which the United States has signed so-called "Article 98" agreements exempting US citizens from the court's jurisdiction, said Lynn Cassel, a department spokesman. Bhutan and Bosnia-Herzegovina both agreed to the pacts on May 16 but the deal with Thimphu was not announced until Tuesday. Washington refuses to support the ICC, arguing that it could become a forum for politically...
  • Rwanda’s Economic Miracle (country with genocidal past follows free market path to prosperity)

    12/13/2010 7:54:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/13/2010 | Deroy Murdock
    Kigali, Rwanda — It must puzzle Rwandans to watch the loud squabbling between and within America’s political parties over keeping old tax cuts for just two more years. President Obama on Tuesday defended his tax-cut deal with Republican lawmakers by calling them “hostage takers.” Obama’s fellow Democrat, New York congressman Anthony Weiner, complained that the president “seems to go from zero to compromise in 3.5 seconds.” The Washington Wrestling Federation is a world away in style and substance from today’s Rwanda. During a four-day visit here, I found that the enthusiastic consensus for pursuing the free-market path out of poverty...
  • Ted Turner - "Rwanda is just as clean a country as Switzerland" (Law Compels Monthly Clean Up)

    11/28/2010 9:45:11 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 20 replies
    ABC News This Week ^ | November 20, 2010 | ABC News This Week
    TURNER: Or don't have any money. One thing they can do is pick up trash. That's what I do. We're in New York now and yesterday I walked around the block and I picked up trash and put it in the garbage -- AMANPOUR: I don't believe you. TURNER: I swear to God. Absolutely. I pick up trash in Atlanta. AMANPOUR: Why? TURNER: Because I want to set a good example. President Kagame of Rwanda has passed a rule that on the third Saturday of each month, the entire country has to go out from 8 - 11 and pick...
  • Today is United Nations Day: Top 10 Reasons I Hate the UN

    10/24/2010 9:49:23 AM PDT · by mikalasukala · 3 replies
    c5's Simian Roadhouse ^ | October 24, 2010 | Consigliere5
    Top 10 Reasons I Hate the UN10. UNESCO: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural OrganizationMay 28, 2009:I’d think that seriously advocating book burning at any time would disqualify you, since presumably there are equally qualified candidates for the UN’s cultural heritage agency who’ve never advocated destroying cultural heritage. But Israeli society is toxic anyway – especially compared to the glory that is the contemporary Egyptian public sphere – so no loss:Egyptian Culture Minister Farouk Hosni, a candidate for the top job at the United Nations culture agency UNESCO, apologised on Wednesday for calling for Israeli books to be burnt… Hosni...
  • Congo examines mass graves to find proof of revenge genocide on Hutus

    09/19/2010 4:59:35 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 7 replies
    Guardian ^ | Sunday, September 12, 2010 | Ofelia de Pablo and Javier Zurita in Goma Tracy McVeigh in London
    A diplomatic row is raging over a draft of a UN report, leaked to the press late last month, that accuses Rwandan President Paul Kagame's troops of massacring Hutu refugees who had fled to neighbouring Zaire, now Congo, after the 1994 genocide in Rwanda of Tutsis and moderate Hutus that left 800,000 dead. The intervention of Kagame's forces has been credited with ending the 1994 killings. The Rwandan government reacted furiously to the UN draft last week, calling it "outrageous" and describing its claims as "immoral". The government is now threatening to pull troops out of UN peacekeeping duties in...
  • Rwandan opposition journalist shot dead: police

    06/25/2010 11:42:48 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 6/25/10 | AFP
    NAIROBI (AFP) – A Rwandan journalist who accused the regime of attempting to assassinate a dissident general in Johannesburg was gunned down in Kigali, police said Friday, fuelling tensions ahead of August elections. Jean-Leonard Rugambage's colleagues and media watchdog Reporters Without Borders alleged Thursday's killing was linked to reports alleging the involvement of President Paul Kagame's services in the assassination bid. "He was killed in front of his house when he was going home at 10 pm last night," police spokesman Eric Kayiranga told AFP by telephone, adding that the "unknown gunman" responsible for the attack had fled. Rugambage ran...
  • Darlene Zschech continues to "Shout to the Lord" and bring God's Hope to Rawanda

    06/18/2010 8:19:57 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 1 replies · 95+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 06/18/2010 | Dan Wooding
    She is determined that the people of this genocide-scarred country are not forgotten EXPORT, PA - Australian Darlene Zschech is acclaimed all over the world as a singer, songwriter, worship leader and speaker, most notably for her involvement in the music from Hillsong Church, Sydney, over many years. Although she has achieved numerous gold albums and her songs are sung in many nations of the world, her success simply stands as a testimony to her life's passion to serve God and people with all her heart. As a songwriter, Darlene is perhaps most famous for the chorus "Shout to the...