US not supporting â€˜outrageousâ€™ indictments on Rwanda
A leaked â€œUS embassy cable – 08KIGALI292â€ cautioned the Spanish indictment of 40 Rwandan military officers is outrageous and inaccurate, offers an unrecognizable version of the most painful and violent episodes in Rwanda’s history.
According to the statement back in 2011, the Spanish Indictments were distorting the established record, inventing mass killings, placing the blame for any misfortune Rwandans have suffered (including the 1994 genocide) on the Kagame government.
â€œSeveral of those Rwandan Military officers indicted are now deadâ€ Read the leaked cable statement. The Indictment issued by Judge Fernando Andreu Merelles is obviously worthless.
The thematic approach of the Spanish judge weak ground and illogical hypothesis becomes evidently politically motivated when the argument is: the Rwanda Patriotic Front was founded, according to the judge, not as is conventionally understood as a political organization of refugees, unable to return home and finally deciding upon using military force to do so — to regain a homeland — but as a criminal organization.
To this entirely fanciful account of the origins and directing agencies of the RPF, it is clear the judge was wildly inaccurate, not to say repugnant, description of the origins of the genocide and the carrying of mass slaughter of Tutsi
civilians in 1994.
At no point in the judge’s narrative is the Habyarimana regime or extremist elements within that government at fault — there is no planning for genocide, no carrying out of prepared massacres, not even a mention of the insidious and all-encompassing psychological preparation of mass killing by media outlets controlled by extremist.
In the Spanish judge’s â€˜intentionallyâ€™ mistaken view, the Habyarimana regime was a peaceful, law-abiding government, intent upon bringing good to all
The Spanish judge believes that ethnic hatred was never previously seen in Rwanda, not until the RPA sought to impose its terroristic ideology.
Short acknowledgment by the Spanish judge is that hundreds of thousands of the Tutsis lost their lives but ignores the objective fact that Genocide against Tutsi in Rwanda was from the genocidal rump government that tottered from place to place in Rwanda from April to July, 1994)
Judge Fernando Andreu Merelles of Spain Wednesday last week issued indictments against 40 senior officers of the Rwanda Defense Forces, (RDF) formerly of the Rwanda Patriotic Army, (RPA) on allegations of committing crimes against genocide after the 1994 Rwanda Genocide.The controversy surrounding the indictments arises following the contested arrest in London of Gen Karenzi Karake, on an outdated arrest warrant which had not been reactivated from the EU Interpol system. Gen Karake is the head of Rwandaâ€™s intelligence system NISS who was in London on regular official trip.