It never ceases to amaze, that when someone succeeds at anything without the blessings of “Big Brother”, the latter always predicts doom.
Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) one morning wake up and decide that enough is enough; the continued presence of genocidal forces in the eastern DR Congo, the FDLR has reached the end of its tether and the two countries decide to go it alone where the international community had collectively failed.
This unprecedented “home grown” move has made many “experts” of the region go into over-drive because they were not involved in the decision.
It is a well known fact that the so-called humanitarian agencies are always the first to cry foul! Whenever there is no mileage to be won to or support their raison d’etre.
Their argument in this DRC-Rwanda operation in the eastern part of the Congo is; “the UN was not consulted which will lead to the people suffering.”
The UN has been spending on MONUC (UN Peacekeepers) close to US$ one billion a year for the last decade and they have nothing to show for it on the ground.
They have failed to disarm the FDLR (and some even find it more profitable to let the conflict drag on) and instead spend their time re-enacting “cowboy and Indian” games they used to play in their blissful child-hoods.
Their neo-colonial attitude, as expressed by the International Crisis Group (ICG) on Aljazeera, that the operation will bring more suffering to the population in eastern DRC, simply because MONUC was not consulted is not only laughable, but it gives the resolve to both Rwanda and the DRC to succeed and prove the prophets of doom wrong.
ICG and the likes have never used their “influence” to campaign for the neutralization of genocidaire leaders living freely in Western Capitals, mobilising resources to bring more suffering to the very people these NGO’s claim to protect.
That is the biggest irony.