Georgianne Nienaber: Virunga National Park’s Chief Warden, Emmanuel de Merode, was shot in a roadside ambush as he was driving from Goma to Rumangabo in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Georgianne Nienaber: Hopefully, Power’s tears will motivate her to use her new “power” to influence the Obama administration to react to the truths behind this conflict.
Georgianne Nienaber: Why is the international community is providing military aid to the Congo Army? Why are we sending drones to support the army’s monstrous corpse desecrations of casualties and numerous rapes.
Georgianne Nienaber: The face is the remnant of a person alive before Congo Army gunships blew up her village by mistake in their relentless pursuit of rebel forces. The woman’s soul is elsewhere, but her face offers silent testimony to atrocity.
Georgianne Nienaber: The true value of this film is in the heartbreaking testimony of the women. Their tears wash over the film at 24 frames per second, while blood pours from ruptured vaginas and hymens at twice that rate — bodies violently penetrated every 48 seconds.
Georgianne Nienaber: In the Congo, corruption and ethnic hatred find sustenance in the lies told by the powerful. It is surprising that the progressive press, which prides itself on “speaking truth to power,” has completely bought into the distortions.
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: 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,.
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’s Free Congo ship of state was now beginning to take on water, so he had little left to do but man the pumps, plug the leaks and counterattack by every means available.
Georgianne Nienaber: A more likely scenario has the Congolese government trying to rev up international outrage against Rwanda as control of the east deteriorating.
Mac McKinney: Most valuable among his informants were American, British, and Swedish missionaries, who could often evade the Congo Free State’s growing web of heavy censorship because they had their own steamboats and couriers.
Mac Mckinney: This had really been the first battle in what would evolve into a relentless and global propaganda war, and Williams was really the first martyr in the Good Cause of wrestling the Congo from Leopold’s “talons” through the power of the pen.