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Congo: We did whatever we wanted, says soldier who raped 53 women
The Guardian ^ | Thursday 11 April 2013 13.43 EDT | Pete Jones in Minova

Posted on 04/13/2013 12:31:09 PM PDT by Pan_Yan

In a small house on a hill overlooking Lake Kivu, a young Congolese soldier recounts the crimes he and his comrades committed in Minova a few months ago. "Twenty-five of us gathered together and said we should rape 10 women each, and we did it," he said. "I've raped 53 women. And children of five or six years old.

"I didn't rape because I am angry, but because it gave us a lot of pleasure," says 22-year-old Mateso (not his real name). "When we arrived here we met a lot of women. We could do whatever we wanted."

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On 22 November last year thousands of exhausted, battered and bruised Congolese army troops descended on the town having just lost a battle with the rebel M23 fighters in Goma, the main city in eastern Congo some 30 miles away.

Their retreat was haphazard and chaotic. The soldiers were embarrassed, angry, upset and out of control; their commanders had disappeared and the battalion and regiment structures had disintegrated.

When they arrived in Minova they were drunk, hungry and violent. The locals suffered two nightmarish days of looting, rape and murder before the army restored some discipline among its troops.

(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: africa; childrape; congo; drcongo; motherafrica; rape; un; unitednations; unsexscandals; warcrimes
MONUSCO

United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

On 28 March 2013, the Security Council decided by resolution 2098 that MONUSCO shall, for an initial period of one year and within the authorized troop ceiling of 19,815, include an “Intervention Brigade” consisting inter alia of three infantry battalions, one artillery and one Special force and Reconnaissance company.

Current strength (28 February 2013)

*Note: Statistics for international and local civilians are as of 31 December 2012

Country contributors

Military personnel

Bangladesh, Belgium, Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Burkina Faso, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Jordan, Kenya, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Morocco, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Senegal, Serbia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Tunisia, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Yemen and Zambia.

Police personnel

Bangladesh, Belgium, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, France, Guinea, India, Jordan, Madagascar, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Romania, Russian Federation, Senegal, Sweden, Switzerland, Togo, Turkey, Ukraine and Yemen.

Fatalities

Financial aspects

Related:
UN Authorizes Intervention Force for Congo

The U.N. Security Council authorized a new "intervention brigade" for Congo on Thursday with an unprecedented mandate to take military action against rebel groups to help bring peace to the country's conflict-wracked east.

The resolution, which the council adopted unanimously, gives the brigade a mandate to carry out offensive operations alone or with Congolese army troops to neutralize and disarm armed groups.

1 posted on 04/13/2013 12:31:09 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Pan_Yan

Africa wins again.


2 posted on 04/13/2013 12:33:48 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: Pan_Yan

Sandra Fluke would be in heaven!


3 posted on 04/13/2013 12:35:57 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: Pan_Yan

Who are we to judge, right?

ugh

Some people will never be civilized


4 posted on 04/13/2013 12:35:58 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

It’s ok, Whoopi said it wasn’t rape rape.


5 posted on 04/13/2013 12:36:41 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Well, then that makes it okay.

Recently a judge let an illegal alien who killed someone while drunk because of his “cultural background”

Maybe the UN will make that judge their special investigator for cases like this?


6 posted on 04/13/2013 12:39:06 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: MinorityRepublican
Every now and then you'll hear of an army unit just getting lost along some tributary of the Congo river and running out of food. They will survive no matter who they have to eat. This is one of the reasons the AGW crowd had such a difficult time getting the temperature taken in that part of the world.

Some parts of the world are incredibly brutal and primitive.

7 posted on 04/13/2013 12:44:32 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: MinorityRepublican
thank you...
8 posted on 04/13/2013 12:47:37 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Pan_Yan

Attention “22-year-old Mateso,” The U.S. State Department is looking for you. They have a passport, visa and green card for you. They need you in America. Somehow they think you’d make a great democrat.


9 posted on 04/13/2013 12:49:56 PM PDT by Perseverando (Gun control? It's really not about gun control is it? It's really about PEOPLE CONTROL!)
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To: muawiyah

“Some parts of the world are incredibly brutal and primitive.”
I know, sounds like Detroit.


10 posted on 04/13/2013 12:50:47 PM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: muawiyah
Some parts of the world are incredibly brutal and primitive.

Detroit and St Louis, to name a couple

sorry, couldn't resist.

11 posted on 04/13/2013 12:53:22 PM PDT by digger48
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To: GeronL

As an Irishman, I’d like to throw my full support behind judges taking into account an individual’s “cultural background.”


12 posted on 04/13/2013 12:53:30 PM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: Ouchthatonehurt

dang...took too long to edit my post


13 posted on 04/13/2013 12:53:59 PM PDT by digger48
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To: GeronL
"I've raped 53 women. And children of five or six years old."

I have tried for several minutes to respond to this quote. I just can't publicly say what I'd like to see happen to him, at this very moment. I am so mad, disgusted, infuriated!!!!!!!!!

He needs to hear about Hell, but he also needs to be sent there as soon as possible!!!! The movie, "Tears of the Sun" with Bruce Willis keeps coming to mind.

14 posted on 04/13/2013 1:02:30 PM PDT by Perseverando (Gun control? It's really not about gun control is it? It's really about PEOPLE CONTROL!)
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To: Pan_Yan
I didn't rape because I am angry, but because it gave us a lot of pleasure," says 22-year-old Mateso (not his real name). "When we arrived here we met a lot of women. We could do whatever we wanted."

This soldier is off-narrative. Doesn't he know that rape is a crime of violence, not sex?

15 posted on 04/13/2013 1:03:42 PM PDT by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

TNB


16 posted on 04/13/2013 1:05:24 PM PDT by exPBRrat
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To: Pan_Yan

They won’t act any differently when they come here.


17 posted on 04/13/2013 1:06:17 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Welcome to Obama-Land - EVERYTHING NOT FORBIDDEN IS COMPULSORY)
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To: Pan_Yan
"I've raped 53 women."

Sounds like he's ready for the NBA.


18 posted on 04/13/2013 1:08:10 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Welcome to Obama-Land - EVERYTHING NOT FORBIDDEN IS COMPULSORY)
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To: Pan_Yan

To keep things in context, so to say....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhxqIITtTtU


19 posted on 04/13/2013 1:09:02 PM PDT by The Working Man
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To: Pan_Yan
Just one more thought. When the SHTF, and Obama's CNSF is mobilized, this is what American citizens will have to endure.
20 posted on 04/13/2013 1:15:26 PM PDT by Perseverando (Gun control? It's really not about gun control is it? It's really about PEOPLE CONTROL!)
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To: Perseverando

“Just one more thought. When the SHTF, and Obama’s CNSF is mobilized, this is what American citizens will have to endure.”

Obamoid: Undress & knell, Cracka b*tch!

American female: Bang!

Real Americans are “at all times armed”.


21 posted on 04/13/2013 1:31:47 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."..)
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Freepers, your Contributions make every difference!
Please keep ‘em coming! Thank you all very much!

22 posted on 04/13/2013 1:33:01 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: Pan_Yan

At least he is honest. That eleminates him being a Democrat.


23 posted on 04/13/2013 1:34:43 PM PDT by sport
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To: Pan_Yan

WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE!!


24 posted on 04/13/2013 2:31:00 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: muawiyah

I’d be interested in reading that story if you’ve got a link.


25 posted on 04/13/2013 3:35:09 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Pan_Yan
Way back about 1995/96 when the internet was new. The UN weather guys were trying to get some simple monitoring stations set up in the Congo (I think it was still Zaire) but a war was on ~ which has been going on since that time in 1956 the Belgians came back, killed a bunch of people, and set Kensasha/Katanga up as a seperate country.

The whole area of Republic of Congo, and Zaire had no more than 3 radio sonde stations at airports ~ which wasn't a whole lot of coverage for what they used to call 'the lungs of the world' ~ and the rebels, or the regular army, or both had managed to attack one of those stations and EAT the attendants.

The UN guys were panicking about not being able to get anybody to work there.

That's a long time ago as far as the net's concerned, and you'll notice THAT IS ALSO BEFORE GOOGLE.COM!

I remember the story well since we debated the problem extensively on the old Doonesbury.com website ~ had 4 discussion boards, with a 5th secret board on the select few could access. We had a UN weather guy on the board too.

Good luck finding the story. Henson over at NASA was involved. He knew about it, and that's one of the reasons he dropped AFRICA from all the climatological models used by the UN. The data is garbage from there, but the attendants at the radio sonde stations, so I have heard, made a fine stew!

26 posted on 04/13/2013 3:44:52 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Perseverando
I have tried for several minutes to respond to this quote.

The world has always been a brutal place and things like this have always happened. That said, these were soldiers of their country. When the Europeans randomly drew national boundaries with no thought to local cultures they set the whole continent up for a hundred year of failure.

27 posted on 04/13/2013 3:45:11 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: muawiyah

Thanks. I’m sure it’s out there somewhere and I might run across it.


28 posted on 04/13/2013 3:48:43 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: The Working Man

I ... uh ... I don’t know what to say.


29 posted on 04/13/2013 3:50:52 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: MinorityRepublican

“I didn’t rape because I am angry, but because it gave us a lot of pleasure,” says 22-year-old Mateso (not his real name). “

This is why the word monster came into being.


30 posted on 04/13/2013 4:40:42 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Perseverando

“Just one more thought. When the SHTF, and Obama’s CNSF is mobilized, this is what American citizens will have to endure.”

90 million Americans have some hardware that says “no”.


31 posted on 04/13/2013 4:43:39 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Pan_Yan

Gun control!


32 posted on 04/13/2013 4:56:29 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: Pan_Yan

As for myself? I laughed so hard that I cried.


33 posted on 04/13/2013 5:44:33 PM PDT by The Working Man
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To: Pan_Yan

This fellow was evidently with the national army. He wasn’t some bandit.
This isn’t a breakdown in military discipline, this is a breakdown in humanity. They should not be treated like humans. They have forfeited their humanity. Shoot them like mad dogs. Even the big make-believe liberal hero Atticus Finch in TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD understood that you can’t argue with mad dogs, you just shoot them.


34 posted on 04/13/2013 6:57:20 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Perseverando

make it as painful as possible


35 posted on 04/13/2013 7:45:32 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

How about we stick a high caliber rifle up his butt and pull the trigger? That’d be a LOT of fun, tee-hee. That would be after we apply napalm to his favorite “weapon” and set it on fire. Then he could really lay claim to being “HOT STUFF”, mmm mmm mmm.


36 posted on 04/13/2013 11:10:39 PM PDT by EinNYC
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To: MinorityRepublican

Africa is too large to be given blanket statements. What’s true for sub-saharan Africa is not true for Ethiopia or Berber-Arab North Africa —> they have their own problems, but different ones..


37 posted on 04/13/2013 11:48:03 PM PDT by Cronos (Latin presbuteros->Late Latin presbyter->Old English pruos->Middle Engl prest->priest)
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To: GeronL
The problem is when a people that are backward meets a "higher civilised" people, the former decay naturally -- either they completely jettison their former "culture" and adopt measures of the superior culture or they decay

Case in point from antiquity: when the Germanics or Slavs or Balts came in contact with Roman culture (later Catholic and Orthodox-Byzantine cultures respectively), the ones who held out like the ruler of Northumberland, lost out. The new Germanics, Slavs and Balts threw out their old "culture" to a large extent such that we hardly know much of pre-Christian Slavic religion or Baltic culture for instance

The cultural power of Rome was too powerful: linguistic, religious, political, cultural, etc.

In the east you can see this in South-East Asia, specifically Indonesia-Malaysia which converted first to Hinduism, then Buddhism, then Islam by missionaries from the cultural super-power of the Indic states (mostly Dravidian)

Post the 1500s, when Europeans first came to India they were civilisationally slightly behind, but that changed by 1775 and the battle of Plassey -- Europe's industrial revolution pushed it ahead of Indias.

Civilisationally, Europe lead India and China in the 1800s, but only slightly, hence no jettison of culture.

In contrast, when Europeans came to the Americas or Australia, the primitive cultures had to decay -- and men became drunks under the pressure of being "losers in the civilisation game".

In Africa we see that in East Africa, along the coast, the people became Arab in all but ethnicity and deeper inland their culture were at the same level as aborigines (with notable exceptions of course in Ghana and possibly Great Zimbabwe) -- the Congo with its terrain did not lead to civilization and hence we had a very primitive people suddenly getting the weapons of civilisation.

The "people" of Congo can be civilized, but not the "peoples" -- meaning that as individuals, if they jettison their older culture completely, they can be civilized (their culture cannot hope to catch up with the rest of the world now, it lags too far behind), but the nations can not.

38 posted on 04/13/2013 11:59:18 PM PDT by Cronos (Latin presbuteros->Late Latin presbyter->Old English pruos->Middle Engl prest->priest)
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To: Pan_Yan
When the Europeans randomly drew national boundaries with no thought to local cultures they set the whole continent up for a hundred year of failure.

True, there needs to be a complete re-org of Africa

For instance, the Tuaregs need a separate homeland rather than being spread among nations

or in the Congo (could only find a linguistic map, but it shows that Kivu is closer to east africa than to west-southern:


39 posted on 04/14/2013 12:14:19 AM PDT by Cronos (Latin presbuteros->Late Latin presbyter->Old English pruos->Middle Engl prest->priest)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Joseph Conrads “Heart of Darkness” is looking precient.


40 posted on 04/14/2013 4:39:10 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: Jimmy Valentine

It is headed this way. It will just take it a few years to get here.Just as soon as they get the guns and the self hating whites that worship obama will be the first customers. What they don’t know is that he hates and despises them just as much as he does other Whites.


41 posted on 04/14/2013 4:44:11 AM PDT by sport
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To: sport

Always the same. The fellow travelers who support the revolution will be the first to be destroyed.


42 posted on 04/14/2013 4:47:57 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: Jimmy Valentine

They never learn do they?


43 posted on 04/14/2013 5:05:45 AM PDT by sport
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To: sport
Never. French Revolution, Russian Revolution, Spanish Revolution. All the same. The most ardent apparatchiks the first to be slain.
44 posted on 04/14/2013 5:23:41 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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