From Volume 7, Issue 48 of EIR Online, Published Nov. 25, 2008
Africa News Digest

Malloch-Brown Lines Up His Pawns for a Prolonged Crisis in Congo

Nov. 21 (EIRNS)—Lord Mark Malloch-Brown, the British Minister for Africa, Asia and the United Nations, and suspected controller of George Soros, gave full support to Rwanda and Rwanda-backed rebels operating inside Congo, at the end of his trip yesterday to the Democratic Republic of Congo and neighboring Rwanda. The anti-Congo rebels, whose backing reportedly comes primarily through Rwanda, kicked off the catastrophic destabilization in eastern Congo when they broke a ceasefire in August, and marched toward Goma, the provincial capital of North Kivu.

Malloch-Brown's concern, on behalf of the London-based imperial financial cartel, is to prevent any effective intervention that would end the destabilization while defending the sovereignty of Congo. The destabilization has driven as many as 250,000 people from their homes, according to reports.

After a lengthy meeting with Rwanda President Paul Kagame yesterday, Malloch-Brown rejected any suggestions that the anti-Congo rebels are assisted by Rwanda. The anti-Congo rebel force, the National Congress for the Defence of the People (CNDP), is led by a Kagame associate from Rwanda, Laurent Nkunda. Malloch-Brown said, "We completely reject allegations that the CNDP is a Rwandan force," according to an AFP release. However, because the British are seeking to make the destabilization appear to be a local affair, the London press has reported that active-duty Rwandan soldiers, as well as decommissioned members of the Rwandan military, have crossed into Congo.

Malloch-Brown asserted that the "CNDP is a reactionary force. It has been created by internal issues that country," retailing the Rwandan argument that there are Rwandans (who participated in the 1994 civil war/genocide in Rwanda) who fled into Congo, which represent a threat to the Rwandan government. Malloch-Brown is blaming Congo, which doesn't have the resources for a competent military, for not mopping up this anti-Rwandan group hiding out in Congo. He said this force, and other militias in the area (some of which are backed by the government, because it's military is so weak), is the "cancer" causing the problem in the region.

Malloch-Brown said the U.K. partnership with Rwanda is very strong, that their meeting was "extremely good," and that "Britain will partner with Rwanda in finding a process to ensure peace in eastern Congo." He spent three days in the D.R.C. before spending a day in Rwanda.

The Rwandan civil war/genocide, and the subsequent war in Congo, was instigated by the financial cartel. More than 5 million people have died in the eastern Congo since Uganda and Rwanda invaded the area in 1998, according to the International Rescue Committee. Those, such as Malloch-Brown, who claim to be concerned about the humanitarian disaster in eastern Congo, have done nothing to aid the development of the Congo generally, and this mineral- and agriculturally-rich area in eastern Congo in particular. Aid for a nation-building development strategy for the D.R.C. would have made it possible to eliminate the problems in the area which are making the destabilization possible. Malloch-Brown continues to carry out the population reduction policy designed by the British, and which has also been the mainstay of U.S. foreign policy since Henry Kissinger adopted NSSM 200 from the British.

London Lays Groundwork for Military Intervention in Congo

Nov. 23 (EIRNS)—The European Parliament on Nov. 20 urged the EU to send special forces to the Democratic Republic of Congo (D.R.C.). Today the BBC cited Jean-Marie Guehenno, the UN's ex-peacekeeping chief, who said that the 3,000 additional UN peacekeepers that have been approved for the D.R.C., "need to be elite soldiers from Europe."

The London forces are setting the stage for an intervention that will destroy the sovereignty of the D.R.C., in the guise of making an intervention to deal with the catastrophic humanitarian crisis that has been set up by London's assets, via the D.R.C.'s neighboring states of Rwanda and Uganda.

The rebel leader, Laurent Nkunda, a Rwandan asset, has doubled the area inside the D.R.C. under his control since he broke a ceasefire in August. He now controls both roads leading to the North Kivu provincial capital, Goma, and is forcing D.R.C. President Joseph Kabila to deal with him. Kabila is reportedly talking to Rwanda President Paul Kagame daily. Nkunda is installing mayors and police officials in the area he controls, and setting up taxation. Goma has a population of 600,000, and 250,000 people have been displaced from Goma and the surrounding area since the beginning of Nkunda's offense. Nkunda said, at the end of October, that he wants to rid the D.R.C. of President Kabila.

The D.R.C. and its allies are trying to avoid getting caught in the trap being set by London, in which London controls all the options. D.R.C. officials, including Faida Mitifu, Ambassador to the United States, are calling for a stronger mandate for UN peacekeepers, whose actions are now constrained.

Kabila was in Angola on Nov. 21 for talks with President Dos Santos, who condemned the armed rebellion and the possible external interferences. The two Presidents called for the various peace agreements made earlier to be urgently implemented, and for greater global aid for civilian victims of the destabilization. On his way to Angola, Kabila also met President Denis Sassou Nguesso of the neighboring Congo Republic. Sassou Nguesso also supported Kabila. A special summit of the ten-nation Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS), dealing specifically with the Congo crisis will take place this week in Kinshasa. The precise date is yet to be announced.

The London forces are conducting this operation before the new Democratic administration is installed in the United States, so as to establish a new precedent for subsequent military interventions in Africa, using manipulated humanitarian crises as the pretext to be used against any country that they target for political reasons, instead of the War on Terror justification used during the last eight years.

Since the D.R.C. army is largely dysfunctional, with soldiers in eastern Congo not being regularly paid or well trained, and are provided no accommodations and food, Malloch-Brown claims that the D.R.C. is part of the problem. and thus an international intervention is needed. This concern is a fraud. Nothing has been done by those who claim now to be so concerned, in the ten years since the end of the Joseph Mobutu regime, to build up the country, so that it could have a competent military.

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