FRANÇOIS MITTERRAND was cunning. With treachery and anarchy, he left ashes and widows and violently disrupted society.
The tears of millions of Rwandans over their loved ones who were butchered before their eyes meant nothing to Mitterrand and his government.
To chalk it up, they continued living in denial. But they say a lie can wake up at cock crow and start its journey, but the truth will wake up at day break and still catch up with the lie.
Documentary evidence of French collaboration with the genocidaires during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi is damning enough. Many French are aware.
Former members of French troops in Rwanda know it. Guilaume Ancel, who was assigned to Operation Turquoise during the Genocide, recently came out in a published confession.
On January 8, 1996, Mitterrand went to his grave with these facts on his conscience. Some of the politicians in his evil policies have also died, but there are those who live in denial.
They have few escape routes, though, as day in and day out, they are being squeezed from the cracks of walls in which they are hiding.
The latest pressure is by young French leaders under the banner of the European Grassroots Antiracist Movement (Egam), who have denounced Paris’ role in the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.
They want Paris to openly admit its mistakes. The young generation says they reject a conspiracy of silence and call for the truth. They are bringing to light the fact that Paris had a secret agenda of supporting the genocidal regime despite prior knowledge of the racist and extremist agenda it was pursuing.
With the truth catching up with the lie that left much earlier for the long journey, where will Mitterrand’s cohorts hide when the walls are cracked open? Nowhere. The time is nigh. They must own up.