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Silent Accomplice: The Untold Story of France's Role in the Rwandan Genocide
The massacre of 1 million Rwandan Tutsis by ethnic Hutus in 1994 has become a symbol of the international community's helplessness in the face of human rights atrocities. It is assumed that the West was well-intentioned, but ultimately ineffectual. But as Andrew Wallis reveals in this shocking book, one country - France - was secretly providing military, financial and di ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published January 9th 2007 by I. B. Tauris
(first published January 1st 2006)
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After reading Shake Hands with the Devil two years ago by Dallaire, the head of the UN mission during the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, I did not think I had it in me to pick up another book about this to say the least barbaric tragedy. However, Andrew Wallis' account is a definite must read. Wallis describes in detail and with access to credible resources the role of France in the lead up to the 1994 events. How the French armed and trained the genocidaires between 1990-1993, how they helped sustain ...more
An extremely damning book on the role of France in the genocide of nearly a million people in Rwanda. In some ways the author is making connections that you could make with nearly any major power. That being said this is a riveting and disturbing look into how much influence western countries have in smaller less developed ones. A truly good read for anyone interested in the 1994 genocide and it's many players.