eorgianne Nienaber: The worst thing the international community can do is to “help them” by propping up Congo’s dysfunctional and incompetent government.
Tom Hayden: Every US and Western intervention in the Long War has resulted in pushing Al Qaeda “affiliates” like AQIM into new territory with angry, restless and anti-Western Muslim populations.
Georgianne Nienaber: Let’s offer the thesis that public opinion has been railroaded with respect to Rwanda amid accusations that it is supplying aid to a newly minted and highly successful rebel army in eastern Congo.
Shamus Cooke: Instead of Obama denouncing the invasion and the approaching overthrow of a democratically elected government, silence becomes a very powerful action of intentional complicity on the side of the invaders.
Georgianne Nienaber: When the Congolese government on Monday refused to accept an ultimatum from the Congolese Revolutionary Army (M23) to open negotiations and accept a buffer zone, Kinshasa opened the door for the fall of the provincial capital of Goma
Georgianne Nienaber: Once more people from Goma have spent a dark Sunday. The M23 who were reported to be at Kibumba at about 28km from Goma last Saturday,.
Julie Driscoll: Fox News’ Megyn Kelly and former Bushie Brad Blakeman are pissing on our legs and telling us it’s raining, claiming falsely that there’s a “bipartisan” committee, when it’s nothing more than a witch hunt run by Darrell Issa
Jenna Burrell: Connectivity is not a simple binary and the world cannot be neatly divided anymore (if it ever could) into the digital ‘haves’ and ‘have nots.’
Bill Fletcher: Saharawi youth are increasingly dissatisfied with the stalemate and are tending to look for a renewal of the armed struggle.
Georgianne Nienaber: Don’t allow the media and foreign governments to define you. Chief Sitting Bull, a Lakota Medicine Man, was considered the last Sioux to surrender to the U.S. Government. They paid him back by killing him after they broke treaty after treaty.
Mac Mckinney: King Leopold, ever the unscrupulous businessman and con artist, now sensed that it was time to hold a transfer of sale to a decidedly captive customer, his own homeland, Belgium. If he had to relinquish the Congo, he would at least replenish his coffers doing so.
Georgianne Nienaber: Throughout DRC’s history, the ruling elites have antagonized ethnic groups by supporting regional strong men who plunder resources — sowing confusion, fear and insecurity in the process. No sense of statehood could possibly arise out of an exploitive system that continues to this day.
Georgianne Nieaber: We need to ask the question why is the UN supporting a corrupt Congolese army and a corrupt government in Kinshasa? Who pays the bills for the UN? You do.