John Kerry met with Syrian opposition after wishing M23 not to receive external help: Double Standard!



3 thoughts on “John Kerry met with Syrian opposition after wishing M23 not to receive external help: Double Standard!

  1. Stop crying foul like little babies. In stead focus on the struggle that has been imposed upon you.NO foreigner will have your best interest put before theirs. You have been fighting without them( well hopefully) so now keep fighting without them. They don’t know those hills the way you do. they don’t suffer everyday harassment ,arbitrary arrest and all other kinds of injustices. Crying foul to ANY* foreigner will only put responsibility without accountability in their hands and you will be left powerless like orphans in your own country.

  2. The Congo has always produced unusual occurrences of every type. Traveling celebrities drop in to view aid programs and end up in sumptuous dinners hosted by ranking UN, Congo government, and foreign mission heads. The people in the urban slums and often impoverished villages struggle with the basics of life. Security really remains only for the better off and rarely reaches beyond the major cities.

    These days the long term rebellion by the Tutsi-led terrorist group, M-23, has finally been recognized by the UN as an insurgent movement capable of overrunning the entire eastern Congo. A combat brigade made up of troops from Malawi, Tanzania, and South Africa has been designated to physically counter the rebels. The question is why these countries were chosen to enter into combat rather than the traditional United Nations’ methodology of avoiding direct confrontation in favor of merely “establishing a presence.”

    To fight M-23, a force of 1,500 originally was decided as adequate. That figure has now risen to 3,000. The South Africans are clearly unhappy with the makeup of the combat force. They think they can and should handle the fighting job themselves, with the other two national entities in support. They openly object to a Tanzanian general as brigade commander and don’t much care either for the Brazilian general who is the overall military chief in Congo. This little political fracas is going on while the existing UN peacekeeping units — geared to avoid fighting if at all possible — number 19,000 and have cost $10 billion since 1999 for what is referred to in accounting terms as “overall countering of violence.”

    The combat brigade is not scheduled to be action-ready until this September. It appears no one is rushing into this offensive, including M-23, which has repeated its suggestion that peace talks should be begun again in Uganda. Only the badly disciplined, but still aggressive, regular Congolese Army wants to get at the rebels. Apparently this is a desire to avenge their earlier embarrassing defeat in being temporarily ousted by the rebels from the major city of Goma.

    It’s hard to believe that all this has been going on in the Congo in one form or another since July 1960. There is a lesson here that no one seems to have learned!

  3. C’est cela les ambiguïtés de la politique américaine. Soutien indéfectible aux rebelles syriens, d’une part, condamnation des rebelles du M23 d’autre part. Les crimes contre l’humanité commis aux civils par la RDC, les bombardements des forces onusiennes dont l’épilogue fut un carnage, les viols des femmes et des enfants, la profanation des cadavres des soldats du M23, etc., les USA les ont jetés aux poubelles de l’histoire. C’est une abomination! Les démocraties s’effondrent les unes après les autres sous ses yeux et soutien l’usage de la force militaire pour un coup d’Etat. Autrement dit, c’est uniquement quand un changement en cours les arrangent que les rebelles sont intéressants. Une politique de deux poids deux mesures qui radicalise au contraire les belligérants.
    La RDC ne peut garantir la paix, à tous ses citoyens, sans débats politiques, sans pourparlers. Autant mourir sous le champs de bataille les armes à la que capituler sur ordre des Etats-Unis.
    A bon entendeur salut.
    A bientôt.

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