Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Refugees Can Be Horrifically Subhuman And Mobilizing Their Wanderings Can Easily Increase Any Such Tendencies

NYT Oct,7th 07 p.A1 :"Every day, 10 new women and girls who have been raped show up at his hospital. Many have been so sadistically attacked from the inside out, butchered by bayonets and assaulted with chunks of wood, that their reproductive and digestive systems are beyond repair.
"We don't know why these rapes are happening, but one thing is clear," said Dr. Mukwege, who works in South Kivu Province, the epicenter of Congo's rape epidemic. "They are done to destroy women."
Eastern Congo is going through another one of its convulsions of violence, and this time it seems that women are being systematically attacked on a scale never before seen here. [...]"The sexual violence in Congo is the worst in the world," said John Holmes, the United Nations under secretary general for humanitarian affairs. "The sheer numbers, the wholesale brutality, the culture of impunity--it's appalling."
[...]elections have not unified the country or significantly strengthened the Congolese government's hand to deal with renegade forces, many of them from outside the country. [...]Large swaths of the country, especially in the east, remain authority-free zones where civilians are at the mercy of heavily armed groups who have made warfare a livelihood and survive by raiding villages and abducting women for ransom. According to victims, one of the newest groups to emerge is called the Rastas, a mysterious gang of dreadlocked fugitives who live deep in the forest, wear shiny tracksuits and Los Angeles Lakers jerseys and are notorious for burning babies, kidnapping women and literally chopping up anybody who gets in their way.
United Nations officials said the so-called Rastas were once part of the Hutu militias who fled Rwanda after committing genocide there in 1994, but now it seems they have split off on their own and specialize in freelance cruelty.[...]In almost all the reported cases, the culprits are described as young men with guns[...] members of paramilitary groups originally from Uganda and Rwanda who have destabilized this area over the past 10 years..." JB Comments: This is what our conspicuous 'anti-racists' hope to bring into the successful societies, by smearing the opponents of such mobilizations.


Audacious Epigone said...

The Congo just needs democracy, that's all. Oh, they already have it...

John S. Bolton said...

The commitment to freedom-for-aggression among officials and scholars is so widespread that they can't even think in terms of the chances for the worst to be empowered by democracy, anarchy, liberal regimes supported by the interventions, or other systems; they automatically block out the thought. You can trust your officials not to release the subhuman, you can trust us, honest! You say no you can't, well that's the politics of fear, trust us, give us power!