To the editor: Shame on former President Bill Clinton, former U.N. ambassador Madeline Albright, the Democratically-controlled Congress and all black leaders in our country.

This spring marks the 25th anniversary of the Rwanda genocide. In 100 days, the black Muslim Hutus slaughtered 800,000 black Christian Tutsis. They were hacked to death with machetes or clubbed to death. The victims were men, women and more than 300,000 children.

Canadian Lt. Gen. Romeo Dallaire was in charge of the U.N. forces in Rwanda. In 1993, he requested 5,000-plus soldiers. The U.N., with U.S. approval, gave only 450 Belgian, 1,100 Bangladeshi and 800 Ghanaian soldiers to control the entire country. A few days into the genocide, 10 Belgian soldiers were killed, so they withdrew its peacekeepers. Without any well-equipped, well-trained peacekeepers to protect the Tutsi minority, the Hutus started killing 8,000 “cockroaches” a day. Cockroaches was the Hutu name for the Tutsi. A few weeks into the genocide, Ambassador Madeline Albright and the U.S. State Department would not offer any U.S. soldiers through the U.N. to stop the genocide. They also refused to call it genocide.

A few years later, President Clinton was in the middle of a sex scandal. President Clinton and Secretary of State Madeline Albright had no issues with sending thousands of U.S. soldiers as U.N. peacekeepers into Bosnia/Kosovo, where white Christians and white Muslims were killing one another. President Clinton and U.N. Ambassador Albright and his Democratically-controlled Congress allowed this genocide to start and continue and refused to do anything to stop it. All the black Congressman and women and black religious leaders also did nothing to stop the Rwanda genocide.

So I guess in 1994, the lives of 800,000 Rwandan men, women and more than 300,000 children did not matter.

Steven Todzia,

Shamokin

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