Tutsi forces from Rwanda and Uganda, supported by the U.S.A., invaded Zaire, now Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), in August of 1998 in a coup d’etat to overthrow President Joseph Kabila whom they installed into power a year previous. One may recall that Mobutu Sese Seko (born Joseph-Desiré Mobutu) was put in power by the CIA in 1965. At independence he was a Sargent in the Colonial Army called “La Force Publique”. He worked closely with American and Belgian agents in assassinating Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba. During Mobutu’s 32 year dictatorship, foreign corporations mostly from the USA and Europe plundered Zaire’s abundant natural wealth of timber, ivory, gold, diamond, platinum, copper and numerous other minerals. Zaire’s pre-independence meager infrastructure decayed and collapsed totally while foreign agents were mercilessly plundering. They shared the spoils with their local guard (Mobutu) only to single him out later for corruption when he was no longer useful to them. No mention was ever made about foreign agents who corrupted and supported him for those years.
The Zairean people tirelessly protested and condemned, to no avail, the CIA’s role in sustaining Mobutu’s dictatorship. As he was approaching his death, due to multiple illnesses, American agents hurriedly looked for a replacement. They planned his overthrow using Tutsi troops from Uganda and Rwanda. U.S. military advisors planned and managed the invasion. They had others camped at Goma during the invasion. They provided weapons, funds and disinformation propaganda. Washington, London and Pretoria played the role of hidden “command centers”. Corporations, notably, S.G. Warburg – a merchant bank in London, De Beer – a famous mining company of South Africa, American Mineral Fields Inc. of Hope, Arkansas, several other American mining and oil companies were in the forefront negotiating secret deals with invaders and grabbing mineral-rich real estate in eastern Congo, looting gold and other minerals. American Mineral Fields Inc. is highly connected to President Clinton.
The truth inevitably leaked out that Tutsis from Uganda and Rwanda had invaded Zaire. The Catholic Bishop of Bukavu who made this accusation more credible was subsequently beheaded by the invaders. Hence, the cabal decided to camouflage the invasion by making it look like an internal armed uprising against Mobutu. They named themselves BANYAMULENGE – a tribe which does not exist in Congo. They brought Laurent D. Kabila a native of Katanga who had fled Mobutu’s dictatorship, living in Tanzania and paraded him as the leader of a concocted “internal armed revolt” of Banyamulenge and other tribesmen. U.S media unleashed a barrage of propaganda worldwide amplifying those lies and the trick worked.
It has been revealed that Kabila signed secret deals with members of the cabal in order to obtain that position. Deals included curving off vast chunks of mineral-rich land to be exclusive properties of foreign corporations. This meant giving away entire Kasai, Katanga, North and South Kivu provinces plus the Atlantic coastal area which is floating on oil. In this neo-colonial grand plan, Tutsis, who are minority in each of these countries, are destined to be local rulers throughout the region to protect and defend foreign interests against nationals. Thus, Tutsis were promised to receive (and indeed they have received) American military training, finance and favorable media coverage worldwide in exchange for their service as a roving neo-colonial force. National boundaries are rendered obsolete. The cabal assumed the right to choose rulers as they wish. Although Kabila claimed to be in charge after taking over from Mobutu, the Tutsis were actually in charge. The army was composed of and controlled by Tutsis from Rwanda and Uganda. Most of the government administration was also manned by the same. The controlling Tutsis carried out their own agenda, such as the extermination of thousands of Rwandese Hutu refugees in Congo and made Kabila cover up their (Tutsi) crimes before an outraged world community. They tortured, abused, mistreated and killed local political leaders, including those who had opposed Mobutu’s dictatorship.
A PLOT TO ASSASSINATE KABILA
A highly placed contact in Kinshasa revealed that Kabila reneged on the secret deals with the cabal and that cost him their support. Consequently, American agents, Museveni and Kagame met in Kampala early this year and decided to eliminate Kabila and replace him with another puppet who will obey their orders. It is further revealed that the French also agreed to go along with this plot. The plan was to arrest Kabila and Commander John Numbe, charge them with fictitious crimes of treason in order to justify killing them.
In July of 1998, James Kabarebe, a Rwandese Tutsi who had become Congo’s Army Chief of Staff, requested for an appointment with President Kabila. Prior to entering the President’s office, Kabarebe was found with a hidden pistol which had a silencer mounted on it. The full story of the plot to assassinate President Kabila was uncovered. His reaction was to expel all Tutsis from his government and ordered their return back to Rwanda and Uganda. When the order was carried out, Kabila was left virtually alone in his office since all the personnel were Tutsis. More than 90% of the army left with all the weapons and supplies. Foreign currency and most of the local money was taken out of Kinshasa by disgorged Tutsis. The money was put in a newly established Tutsi Bank headquartered in Goma with branches in Kigali, Bujumbula, Kabale, Mbarara and Kampala. Some of them were heard claiming, “we shall return”. Indeed they did.
The Congolese people were jubilant about the expulsion. Upon arrival in Goma, Tutsis declared war on Kabila and launched attacks on Congo’s eastern towns one by one killing local leaders, influential people, the clergy and anyone who was deemed to be a potential resister. They murdered men, women and children. Others had their eyes plucked out or facial parts cut off.
WHO ARE BANYAMULENGE?
The tribal name of Banyamulenge, meaning Tutsis who are citizens of Congo living in South Kivu region, surfaced during the invasion of Zaire by Tutsi troops from Rwanda, Uganda and Burundi in late 1996. In actual fact, this was a politically coined up name to legitimize foreign invasion that overthrew Mobutu’s regime. They claimed having lived in that part of Congo/Zaire for over 200 years. That is a total fabrication. Tutsis came into that region as refugees in 1959/60. According to a U.N. document which was confirmed by local elders, a U.N. official wrote in 1961 to Rwandese Refugees reminding them of their status and advising them to stay away from politics. It was written in French and Kinyarwanda. The French version is reproduced here with an English translation.
TO RWANDA REFUGEES IN LEMERA, MULENGE AND KATOBO
Dear Rwandese Refugees,
You are isolated at this moment. Bridges have been destroyed and there are barricades on the road. For this reason, we cannot be with you. However, we hope that soon there will be peace and tranquility in your region.
In the meantime, we are asking you to remain TOTALLY NEUTRAL. You have been given asylum in the Congo on condition that you completely abstain from politics. If anyone comes to seek your support, tell him that as foreigners, refugees and guests of the Republic of Congo, you cannot and YOU MUST NOT take part int any political movement.
Be calm. Keep on working as you have done in the past and follow your Agricultural Advisor. Let everyone remain at his/her station, but above all, stay away from politics.
Red Cross Representative
L’Administrateur de l’O.N.U.C.
Furthermore, leaders of this invasion are not even sons of the above refugees but direct transplants from Rwanda and Uganda. A closer look at the self-acclaimed leaders of the “national rebellion” is further proof of their being imposters.
Bizima Karaha (actual name: Bizimana Karahamiheto) formerly Kabila’s Foreign Minister, is a Tutsi from Ciangugu, Southern Rwanda and a key leader of the invasion. He attended a university in Kinshasa. His uncle, Mr. Kajaguhankwa, is a member of Parliament in Rwanda.
James Kabarebe, another Rwandese Tutsi. He commanded the invasion which overthrew Mobutu in 1997. Prior to that, Kabarebe was head of the Rwandese Republican Guard. He later became Congo’s Army Chief of Staff until he was expelled. In August, 1998, he led a second invasion of Congo and commanded troops which were airlifted to Matadi by American and French supporters. Kabarebe was wounded in the fighting at Mbanzangungu. He was reportedly airlifted to Brazzaville and later returned to Goma where he died of the wounds and was buried in Kigali. During his funeral, Bizimana was reportedly shot in the arm by an angry Tutsi soldier. He was flown to a hospital in South Africa.
Jackson Nzinza (real name is Nkurunziza) is a Ugandan Tutsi born at Nyakabande, Kisoro in Kigezi, Uganda. He left Makerere University without finishing to join RPF invasion of Rwanda in 1990. According to sources in Kigali, he killed the three Catholic bishops and eleven priests at Kabgayi in 1994. Nkurunziza radioed to Kagame asking for instructions as to what to do with these Hutu churchmen. Kagame replied in Swahili: “FAGIA” meaning: clean up or eliminate, kill!
He was later sent to Nairobi, Kenya as Rwanda’s Charge d’affaires with a special mission of killing Rwandese Hutu refugees living in Kenya. He tried to carry out his assignment but the Kenyan Police uncovered his activities. He was recalled and made head of Rwanda’s Internal Security Organization – a Gestapo-type of a murder squad until he was re-assigned to invade Zaire in 1996. After the overthrow of Mobutu, this notorious Gestapo became Congo’s Chief of National Security and did precisely what he used to do in Rwanda – kill political enemies. He left Congo when Tutsis were expelled and returned to Kigali. Later, he and Kabarebe led troops which were airlifted to Matadi by Americans and French collaborators, in a failed attempt to capture the capital from the west side.
Col. Ibingira, a Rwandese Tutsi who commanded the massacre at Kibeho and later became commander of the army in northern Rwanda. He was also among the leaders of the Zaire invasion in 1996 and became Commander of North Kivu after Mobutu was deposed. He carried out special missions of exterminating thousands of Rwandese Hutu refugees in the region. Ibingira returned to Rwanda as head of “Military Security” – a murder squad.
Tutsis are notorious for disguising their identities by changing names. For example, Micomyiza became Mico; Sekamana is Ssekamanya; Gahoza is Kakooza; Ghatoto is Kato. Surumana is Suruma. There are numerous examples of such cases in Congo and Uganda. Of all African people, only Tutsis have the habit of disguising their identities by doing “surgery on their names”.
U.S. ROLE IN CONGO
United States military and spy agencies are the major perpetrators of the turmoil in the Great Lakes region using Tutsi minority group as henchmen against the majority people. American military advisors train Tutsis inside Uganda, Rwanda and at several bases in America. U.S. is financing the war, supplying weapons plus providing a barrage of deceptive propaganda worldwide.
Some of the so-called leaders of the Congo crisis were in Washington D.C. during the week of October 12th to 17th. It is understood that they met with officials at the Pentagon, State Department and CIA who assured them that the work of finishing off Kabila before Christmas is moving as scheduled. Yet the U.S. has a law which forbids granting American visa to any person who is involved in an armed uprising to overthrow a legitimate government.
The Pentagon contracted some of their operations to seemingly independent NGOs which are part of the Pentagon chorus, namely Military Professional Resources Inc. (MPRI), Science Application International Corp. (SAIC), Executive Outcomes and DYNCORP. Intelligence reports indicate the presence of foreign mercenaries from MPRI, Sandline of Britain and Executive Outcomes of South Africa having established bases from Lake Tanganyika through Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, eastern Congo to Central African Republic covering the whole western Rift Valley area which is rich in oil, gas, gold, diamond, platinum, copper iron etc. Most of the mercenary bases are located at or near mining facilities where looting is going on. At the same time, it is reported that a CIA contractor, AIRSCAN INC, of Titusville, Fla. is training Angolan army in Cabinda – putting American hands on both sides of the fence.
Commercial pilots operating in the area identified C-130 and C-5 aircrafts transporting invaders from Kigali and Goma to Matadi. These were undoubtedly American planes. During that time as the invaders temporarily took over Matadi advancing to Kinshasa, three American aircraft carriers were anchored in the Atlantic Ocean not too far from the port of Matadi. Military observers viewed this as being further proof of the Pentagon’s deep involvement in Congo. Over 4000 troops plus tanks, APCs, trucks etc. were airlifted. More than half of the invaders were killed. The civilian population played a decisive role in defending their capital. It is estimated that over one thousand invaders were burnt to death by civilians using old car tires placed around the necks. This method is locally known as KAMUNDELE (literally meaning, “barbecuing”). The horror of this execution style was seen by a French helicopter pilot who flew over Kinshasa from Brazzaville to monitor the situation and narrowly escaped being shot down. He is reported as having advised the invaders and foreign supporters to abandon the city since this had become a people’s war against the enemies.
Surprisingly, the French sided with the invaders. They participated in providing them with air transport from Goma and Kigali to Matadi and Kinshasa airport. An advance team of invaders was captured near Kinshasa airport by pro-government troops. The captured invaders were forced to signal their colleagues to advance as scheduled. In the process, three French planes landed with more Tutsis troops aboard, weapons and supplies. The French aircrafts were incapacitated and the pilots were interrogated. This incidence was of great embarrassment to the French. However, the damage is expected to be repaired during Kabila’s visit to Paris in Nov. 1998.
War prisoners captured in Matadi and Kinshasa are soldiers belonging to the armies of Uganda and Rwanda. Ugandan soldiers interviewed in a Kinshasa prison said that they were told by Tutsi commanding officers that they were going to the Congo border to fight rebels. As soon as they reached the border, they were ordered to enter Congo. They were later put on planes and flown to Matadi by Americans, some of whom they had seen in previous military drills inside Uganda.
The American involvement in the invasion of Congo is the highest crime of terrorism and gross aggression. Their African stooges are killing and maiming thousands of innocent people: men, women, children. It makes one wonder how many American people know that some of their government agencies; namely the Pentagon, CIA an State Department are conducting criminal activities in Congo? All the fighting and killings will stop when the U.S. stops its sinister military programs of propping up minority regimes to oppress the majority people.
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