Eradication of the FDLR: The Rwanda and Uganda threatens to invade the DRC

adapted from translated article in the KongoTimes!
03/03/2015 7:04:00 p.m.KongoTimes!

At a  press conference on February 21, 2015 in Kigali,  in the wake of the visit of the German Foreign Minister, the Rwandan Foreign Minister made ​​a statement that should not go unnoticed. Indeed, Mushikiwabo said MONUSCO, which costs millions of dollars a year, is ineffective;  including being unable to dismantle the Hutu rebels of the FDLR. In her opinion, it is time to replace  MONUSCO by another force that would be more effective in eradicating the FDLR.
This is  part of a plan to dismantle the FDLR in eastern DRC. Maneuvers are now underway to replace the MONUSCO by EASF, an armed force under the control of Kagame and Museveni.

We first noted that this statement was made on the occasion of the first visit of a German foreign minister in Rwanda. When you know that Germany is very involved (we do not know for what interest) in hunting and neutralization of Hutu refugees wherever they are, we can only take this warning seriously.
The effect is known as Germany has arrested and kept in prison for years;  political leaders of the FDLR  supposedly for crimes allegedly committed in the DRC while some have never set foot in the DRC. Their only crime,  in the eyes of German authorities,  is to declare open opposition to the dictatorial regime installed in Rwanda in 1994.
It is then recalled that it was a German diplomat Martin Kobler, who is the boss of MONUSCO in the DRC,  and that he swears by the annihilation of the Hutu refugees in eastern DRC that it assimilates all the FDLR, a politico-military movement labeled “terrorist” by Kigali.

It therefore appears that L. Mushikiwabo, in tandem with Kampala, confident in the green light of the superpowers will openly invade the DRC and is prepping public opinion, tagging the media and diplomatic channels all the way until the day “J”.
This would not be the first time that these armed agents of the Superpowers in the region for over 25 years,  under a seemingly legitimate and commonplace excuse are being used to fulfill the strategic objectives of their masters.
Hence: in 1996, ostensibly to dismantle the camps in eastern Zaire,that  they said were controlled by “genocidaires”, the Rwandan Patriotic Army served as the means to chase Mobutu from power;  as decided by the superpowers.
Also from 1998 to about 2003, the Rwandan and Ugandan armies under the pretext of defending ethnic minorities related to their populations, occupied and exploited the eastern DRC through the rebels created and supported by these countries: RCD RCD-Goma, NCCD, M23 …
Pretexts: Riches
This time around, the pretext is once again  found and is well PR`d  for Rwanda and Uganda. The Rwandan Paul Kagame was able to admit to decision makers in the world that a movement called “FDLR” is a terrorist organization and that it would be the source of insecurity in eastern DRC and throughout the region .

The logic of the Rwandan regime is all the more incomprehensible because even the natural or legal persons who live everyday among the FDLR know these fighters only protect Hutu refugees (estimated by UNHCR and the DRC to nearly 250,000 souls) they demand nothing more than to return home in dignity and enjoy their political rights and they live on good terms with the Congolese people …
Not even the NGOs, the UN Group of Experts, the officers of MONUSCO, (all knowing that the FDLR are now estimated at less than 1,500 men, poorly equipped, under no circumstances would constitute a threat to a any country, let alone the region),  dare deny Kigali for fear of incurring the wrath of Kagame`s powerful protectors.
Thus the organization FDLR continues to be displayed as a scarecrow, but no one will ask about its nature, its objective, its true strength and capabilities.
A new deal that is clouded by the past...
In 2012, a new Tutsi rebel force was created by Kigali on the ashes of the old so-called NCCD whose leader, the Tutsi Rwandan-Congolese Laurent Nkunda, had taken refuge in Rwanda a few months earlier.
They gave him the name of M23 and within weeks he seized much of the North Kivu province. The curious rebel force even succeeded in seizing the capital of the province, the city of Goma;  in the teeth of thousands of heavily armed  MONUSCO soldiers . Tutsi rebels even threatened to march on Kinshasa in the footsteps of their 1997 predecessors.
Then a diplomatic turning point came. DRC managed for once,  to get the UN that his forces are helping to restore its sovereignty over the extent of the North Kivu province. This was followed by the creation in 2013 of the Integrated Intervention Brigade of  3000 strong MONUSCO and other forces. This Brigade, composed of units from Tanzania, South Africa and Malawi, will not have to face the penalty puppet rebellion M23 and after a few months, in December 2013 and the defeat see its leaders and fighters fall back to Uganda and Rwanda.
As the mandate of the Intervention Brigade was,  and still is,  to dismantle all armed groups operating in eastern DRC, Rwanda, taking advantage of the non-permanent seat at the Security Council that it has held since 2012, managed to arrange that the next priority of the Intervention Brigade was to be the annihilation of the FDLR.
But they did not count on the reality on the ground and geostrategic interests of local stakeholders. Indeed, it is not necessary to be patented of Staff to realize that it is useless to launch a conventional attack with heavy artillery preparation for a ground attack with armored vehicles, and air support with armed helicopters … against an enemy who holds no specific and identifiable objective terrain, which lives among the civilian population that the attacker is supposed to protect, which refuses contact with fire …

All elements of appreciation that the officers of MONUSCO in general and particularly Intervention Brigade analyzed before launching headlong into an “operation against the FDLR,” which would not be won.
Other elements, by getting involved in the Eastern DRC file, Tanzania and South Africa, as the undisputed regional powers have learned more and maybe they discover gradually that professed truths Kagame’s RPF since 1990 are no longer static.
Similarly, these two powers also want their share in the exploitation of the eastern DRC that has been ongoing since 1997 and have a say on the butchering of the DRC if ever it happened.
So this new situation that confuses the RPF Paul Kagame (actually its sponsors) that is the basis of Kigali nervousness.
Change the tune
Since the announcement of the countries that would provide the troops to make up the Intervention Brigade of MONUSCO, councilors Paul Kagame saw red and warned of the risk of losing the monopoly make rain or shine to the east of the DRC.
Diplomatic steps were then taken secretly to develop a force that can supplement the UN in the area if it was necessary.
Thus Kagame and Museveni established a designated strength: East African Standby Force (EASF) consisting of Rwandan and Ugandan soldiers who have been attached to some Kenyan and Burundian soldiers to confuse the character of the East African force.
Since then, pro-Kagame media continue to extol the effectiveness of this force even though it has not yet been deployed anywhere. This intentioned and deceptive advertising has entered a new stage since the RPF regime of Paul Kagame (or rather its sponsors) were able to convince the authorities of the African Union (with known serious!) That they would be very well inspired by entrusting the mandate of MONUSCO in eastern DRC to the famous Kagame and Museveni Force called: EASF.
What can the DRC do?
Again, the DRC will be taken by the throat at a crucial time in its history. Indeed, with the end of Joseph Kabila`s term in office, the country is at a crossroads.
Predators know that such a transition period during which politicians are positioning themselves to outdo each other, is not condusive to considering the best interests of the nation.
The DRC is not a member of the Economic Community of East Africa including the famous force created and which is supposed to provide security. But his influential members that are Rwanda`s  Paul Kagame and Yoweri Museveni of Uganda claim that their security is threatened by the elements in the DRC and therefore they have a legitimate right to intervene.
The worst is that they are supported (or even encouraged) in this direction by the superpowers who rule the world.Now Rwanda officially denounces the inefficiency of MONUSCO and its inability to destroy the Hutu in Kivu. It will soon request the replacement of the Intervention Brigade by its EASF Brigade. Uganda to follow suit by evoking the mysterious rebel ADF-Nalu.
The two friends almost already endorsed by the African Union. DRC, in a period of democratic transition, which can take place at his attackers (Kagame 20 years in power, Museveni 29 years in power, without limitation mandates …),  will she oppose this next humiliation? That is the question.