Sunday, August 17, 2008

Update on Rwanda's Claims Against France

As follow up on my prior post on Rwanda's claims that France was complicit in genocide in Rwanda, here is a link to a an article by Stephen Kinzer in the International Herald Tribune on the same.

Kinzer, writing on the release of a 500 page report by Rwanda, notes:
The report, commissioned by the government and prepared by a panel that heard from more than 150 witnesses, is not only a devastating account of France's eager participation in mass murder.  It is also the most provocative example in modern history of a victimized nation pointing a credible finger of blame at the supposedly virtuous West.

As I noted before, it remains to be seen how or if France will answer the charges, and which jurisdictions will pass judgment, French, Rwandan, or International.

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