(Full disclosure: I like Chief Justice Roberts's sucker punch at GOPers!)
One of the ironies of Chief Justice John Roberts writing the majority
opinion to uphold the so-called Obamacare (Affordable Care Act), as
The Guardian aptly reminds readers in its article on the ruling, is
that then Senator Barack Obama voted nay at Roberts's Senate
And now, The Guardian speculates, the same Roberts may be handing
Obama his major argument to win his second term.
In fact, I feel that Chief Justice Roberts has also been very
accomodating to Obama from the very beginning of his… ( Read on! )
The pretext for the first Rwandan and allied forces' intervention in
the Congo was the right of hot pursuit, which is justifiable in
Then, armed Hutu genocidal maniacs had not only been given shelter on
Congolese soil but also free rein by Mobutu to wage a guerrilla
warfare against the newly established Rwandan regime.
That intervention ultimately resulted in regime change in the Congo.
Rwanda at first denied any direct involvement in its second armed
plundering venture into the Congo, claiming that the armed conflict
was strictly a Congolese civil war.
When this PR… ( Read on! )
John Lukas, President of the Jacksonville, Fl-based White Oak
Conservation Center, Inc.--the non-profit organization running the
flagship Okapi Conservation Project (OCP) in the Ituri rainforest in
Orientale Province--confirmed, in a statement posted yesterday and
updated today, that FARDC and MONUSCO combat troops seized back the
wildlife reserve on Monday, June 25, from warlord Morgan Ekasambaza
and his militiamen.
The militiamen had been occupying the wildlife reserve for two days
while wreaking havoc in the surrounding towns and hamlets.
Lukas's full statement reads:
"Okapi… ( Read on! )
Rules of accommodation (Congo) vs. Negotiating for side effects (Rwanda): Comment on the Letter of DMonday, June 25, 2012 - 22:44, by Alex Engwete
On June 14, 2012, DRC Foreign Minister Raymond Tshibanda (photo above)
wrote a whining letter addressed to both the UN Secretary General and
the President of the the Security Council.
The letter was in care of Zénon Mukongo Ngay, the Congolese UN Chargé
d'affaires in New York, who forwarded it to the addressees on June 19.
Its subject concerned the "deterioration of the security situation in
the Province of North Kivu, in the eastern part of the country."
(See full text of the letter below this comment.)
The letter shows that the DRC is dangerously on the brink: militarily… ( Read on! )
"I have established beyond reasonable doubt that the 38 NGOs, if not
even more, exist not for humanitarian reasons but to destroy the
traditions and culture of this country by promoting homosexuality.
We found that, on the pretext of humanitarian concerns, these
organisations are being used to promote negative cultures. They are
encouraging homosexuality as if it is the best form of sexual
If the NGOs continue to operate, they will be doing so illegally, they
will be apprehended and will have to face a court of law.
Homosexuality is illegal, unacceptable and strange to our… ( Read on! )
Alex Engwete is the nom-de-plume of a Congolese-American freelance writer, consultant and blogger based Kinshasa, DRC, and Washington, DC. (Read on!)