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Last year, The coordinator of the Group of Experts, Stephen Hege, produced a second leaked report that is a perfect example of using selective perception to spread accusations that are unproven.
The crux of the second document, dated November 26, 2012, is that rebel soldiers were seen in the captured city of Goma “marching through downtown dressed in a combination of RDF (Rwanda) and new M23 (rebel) uniforms.”
Anyone can go online and order uniforms, made in China, that match camouflage patterns worn by regional armies. Does that mean if you see a soldier in a pattern worn by US military that the United States is supplying the rebel army?
A critical analysis will ask why this photos, freely available on the Internet, of the commander of the M23 rebels wearing US patterns was left out of the report. Reason? It does not fit the narrative developed and nurtured by a biased panel.
Selective perception is evidenced in this document supposedly showing “M23 combatants marching into Goma wearing RDF uniforms.” Again anyone can order this pattern from acu.com.
How can we fight bias, megalomaniacal investigators, and selective perception?