|Since the Vietnam War, I do not believe the U.S. could have had such coherent top-down military and political involvement as alleged below.
A French poster recently claimed that France and the U.S. "belong on the same side." Having just returned from France and seeing more hijab on display in Paris than in some moderate Islamic countries, I question this. Perhaps this was due to presence of Tour de France finish at the Arch then. Consider:
France accused in Rwanda genocide
Rwanda has accused France of playing an active role in the genocide of 1994, in which about 800,000 people were killed.
An independent Rwandan commission said France was aware of preparations for the genocide and helped train the ethnic Hutu militia perpetrators.
The report also accused French troops of direct involvement in the killings.
It named 33 senior French military and political figures that it said should be prosecuted. France has previously denied any such responsibility.
Among those named in the report were the late former President, Francois Mitterrand, and the then Prime Minister Edouard Balladur.
Two men who went on to become prime minster were also named - Alain Juppe, the foreign minister at the time, and his then chief aide, Dominique de Villepin.
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"French forces committed several rapes on Tutsi survivors," said a statement from the justice ministry cited by AFP news agency.
"Considering the seriousness of the alleged crimes, the Rwandan government has urged the relevant authorities to bring the accused French politicians and military officials to justice," the statement said.
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The BBC's Geoffrey Mutagoma in the Rwandan capital, Kigali, says the commission spent nearly two years investigating France's alleged role in the genocide.
It heard testimonies from genocide survivors, researchers, writers and reporters.
The 500-page document was presented to the Rwanda's government last November, but was not made public until now.
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Published: 2008/08/05 17:25:16 GMT
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