It has been noted that some other people other than the Rwandan people and their leaders are also beginning to realise the peril the nation stands at the machinations of negative forces that are intent on its destabilisation. The Forces Democratiques de Liberation du Rwanda (FDLR) is at the centre of a Great Lakes conflict, where the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is housing, feeding and using the former for its own ends.
FDLR threatens the peace of Rwanda, in addition to the Congolese territory where it is operating. But despite the many grand words and signed protocols, the Congolese government is yet to show it has no traffick with these murderous rebels.
A US-brokered regional Heads of State meet held recently in Addis Ababa called on the UN Security Council to impose sanctions on the FDLR. Similar calls have been recently made because the world is increasingly becoming aware that FDLR is a security threat in the region. Yet its leaders, the likes of Ignace Murwanashyaka, are leading comfortable lives in European and American capitals, where they make forays on the airwaves that spew propaganda against the current Rwandan government, and make serious fundraising drives from the ignorant populations, to continue funding terrorist activities.
The self-styled hero, Paul Rusesabagina, is also doing his thing – organizing speeches in Western capitals to demonise the current government. Fortunately for this one, his gas is soon running out, for many people have realized his emptiness, and are turning him out of conference halls, telling him he is a fraud. As he is. But not before doing some damage.
Thus it is with gratitude that more people are recognizing the fraudsters, and demanding that something be done about them. As has been demanded in a current report by a rights group, African Rights, that has pointed out countries where FDLR is operating from and where it has cells.
The damage inflicted by terrorist groups is never confined to one area. A killer is a killer wherever he is, so he should be treated as such. So member states and organizations as well as individuals should step up the pressure and hunt to have these Genocidaires arrested and tried for their heinous crimes against humanity.