Skip to comments.U.N. attack helicopters hit rebels in eastern Congo
Posted on 11/17/2012 1:51:23 PM PST by NormsRevenge
KINSHASA (Reuters) - United Nations attack helicopters hit rebel positions in eastern Congo on Saturday after insurgents gained ground in heavy fighting with government troops, the U.N. said.
The clashes to the south of the town Kibumba mean the rebels have advanced to within 30 km (18 miles) of Goma, the closest they have been to North Kivu's provincial capital since a rebellion exploded in the eastern provinces eight months ago.
North Kivu governor Julien Paluku said the army retreated to the southern outskirts of the town after M23 rebels - a group of soldiers who mutinied in April - advanced with support from neighbouring Rwanda. A Congolese government statement claimed 4,000 Rwandans had crossed the border.
Rwanda rejected the accusations, the latest in a string of charges by the Congolese government in Kinshasa. The Rwandan government called on Congo's army and the rebels to halt the fighting as shells were landing in its territory.
The French mission at the United Nations in New York said it had called for an emergency meeting at the Security Council on the situation in Congo for 2000 GMT on Saturday.
More than five million people are estimated to have died from violence, hunger and disease in wars in Congo since 1998. It is the deadliest conflict since World War Two.
U.N. experts have said in reports they have evidence that Rwanda has supported the M23 rebels in eastern Congo. They have called on the Security Council to impose sanctions on Rwandan officials in response.
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Folks that remember history , say 50 to 60 years ago may remember the bang up jobs they did in the Congo.. shades of 'Benghazi'esque behavior much like Rwanda and how the UN and Clinton regime held their tongues and turned its head when genocide was the order of the day there..
If the UN lives to be 100 , God only knows how many won't make it to 50 , the new 30
United Nations has attack helicopters?
Wait just a minute...the U.N. has attack helicopters but yet they want to take our guns away? just sayin’!
after insurgents gained ground in heavy fighting with government troops... the rebels have advanced to within 30 km (18 miles) of Goma, the closest they have been to North Kivu's provincial capital since a rebellion exploded in the eastern provinces eight months ago.
so are we going to “side with the muslimbs” ?
Which side is which?
Why is the UN taking sides anyways?
Thank you for info.
“U.N. attack helicopters hit rebels in eastern Congo Colorado
the original RED DAWN movie was here in colorado. i may have to do a white un helo. already did a couple of canadian warwheels, 6x6 COUGAR and 8x8 LAV-III in UN white. maybe the next woill be a russian BTR-60 with a 120mm heat round hole in the side and some blue helmets scattered about.
Which is the islamist side?
There has been bloodshed and violence in Congo since I can remember. I’d say that the only thing that’ll save Congo is a healthy dose of recolonization. The Belgians were pretty brutal, but there wasn’t any of this wholesale slaughter.
It is more likely that Belgium will become a colony of the Congo than the other way round.
U.N. attack helicopters hit rebels in eastern Chicago
Caught that title in my peripheral vision on a screen glance.
I could walk to the FEMA headquarters for the Southwest.
That looks like a nice target.
I suspect that the Belgians had a correct estimate of the level of force needed to keep things under control there.
It’s equally likely that Belgium will be swallowed up by the Moslems. Sad to see a civilized country fall into that trap. My late mother-law-was born there so my wife is half Belgian. I drove through it one afternoon.
I’ve read a few accounts of the struggle for independence. I’ll bet there were a lot of Congolais that were perfectly happy with the ancien regime.
In the early ‘60’s, the UN took the wrong side in the Congo, and they are still reaping the rewards of that ill-gotten harvest. They should have backed Tshombe in the Katanga Revolt, and we would have seen a wealthy, pro-western power in the heart of Africa instead of the tribal carnage we have now.
too bad that WWI and WWII chewed up so many Europeans.
population will expand to fill the vacuum.
The European powers had enough manpower between the World Wars to continue their hold on the colonies in Africa, the subcontinent and Southeast Asia. The European hold on Africa began to loosen in the 50s and 60s when “the winds of change” began to blow, and Africa exploded. There were a few peaceful transitions of power, and the occupying powers managed to leave their mark, culturally, on their former colonies.
well thats just it. all this emigration we see is a result of the prior colonial expansions and the wars in other continents.
the reason the UK is turning into Northwest Asia is because of Raj. the reason France is turning into Mahgreb North is because of 1800’s colonialism. The reason the US has pockets of Viets, Cambodians, Hmongs, and Somalis is because of our own little wars. These places lose their best minds to EU UK and US, and are left with second tier intellects to run their affairs with the usual predictable results.
Those European powers - and now the US - are paying the price of empire. I left the UK in 1974 after five years and even in those days, the place looked like Quetta.
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