April 15, 2004

France and the U.N. in Rwanda

From a blog that's new to me called Last of the famous international playboys comes an excellent two part post on the Rwandan genocide of 1994, including the stories of prominent and disturbing roles by France and the U.N., and the intrigue of a cockpit voice recorder from the plane crash that killed the Rwandan president. Here's Part One, Rwanda Revisited , and here's Part Two. Nearly a million people are savagely murdered in about 100 days, while French soldiers enable, and U.N. and U.S. officials dither. It makes for sobering but riveting reading. (via Wretchard)

Posted by dan at April 15, 2004 10:40 PM