Leaked rumors have established that FDLR is using the delay tactics to prepare a third attempt at invasion of Rwanda after those foiled in September 2013 and April-May 2014, IGIHE has learned from an Italian News site which published earlier this year a story about FDLR’s Gen. Gaston Iyamuremye Trips in Rome.
A detailed Information on Lindro News site describes that “Push for a military solution have contributed to the alarming intelligence news that FDLR is infiltrating neighboring Burundi in an attempt to seek a port of entry for alternative invasion of Rwanda different from those hitherto used by the North and South Kivu, since the borders with Congo is heavily patrolled by units of the Rwandan army.”
It is reportedly said this information would be confirmed by the Secret Service and European diplomatic sources in Kinshasa, pushing the General Staff of the Rwandan army also to militarize the border with the twin country: Burundi.
On 22 September, the heads of government of 12 countries in the Great Lakes region, East Africa and Southern Africa met in New York to reaffirm the unconditional surrender of the FDLR militia whose members are responsible for the genocide in Rwanda, and twenty years of destabilization of Rwanda with continued terrorist attacks and attempts at invasion launched from their secure bases in the east of Congo.
The meeting was chaired by the Secretary General of the UN Ban Ki-Moon and the President of the African Union Commission, Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma.
The presence of the authorities of the two international institutions underlines the importance of the meeting.
The objective of the meeting was to review the ultimatum of six months granted to the FDLR rebels in July 2014 for the voluntary surrender and otherwise the start of military operations to destroy the group.
Lindro basing on the rumors leaked, the African heads of state have decided to opt for a military solution before expiration of the ultimatum given that in these two months, the FDLR have demonstrated their delay tactic to prepare a third attempt at invasion of Rwanda after those foiled in September 2013 and April-May 2014.
These reports have found an unexpected silence from both the Government of Burundi and Rwanda but that they are connected to the strange discovery of bodies floating down into Lake Rweru located between the border of Burundi and Rwanda.
The strange discovery of these bodies is hiding something really worrying as the mixed commission of inquiry set up to investigate the incident has been added to the official request of the United States addressed to the governments of Bujumbura and Kigali Friday, September 26 2014.
“We launched an urgent request to the governments of Burundi and Rwanda in order to perform in a very short time a most careful and impartial investigation on the corpses floating in the waters.” Lindro quoted a spokesman for the Department of State Jennifer Psaki showing willingness of Washington to send urgent FBI experts on the spot where their African authorities deem it necessary to speed up the investigation.
American diplomatic sources say in a private that Jennifer Psaki would set a time limit for the investigation of 15 days and requested that the results are not disclosed to the media before that the White House will have read and express an opinion.
Hypothesis of FDLR presence in the area
The first hypothesis converges on the presence of FDLR terrorists in the area and indicates an attempt by terrorists to cross the border into Rwanda with the complicity of the armed forces of Burundi.
Something terrible has happened in the area as stated by the governor of Muyinga Province in Burundi. He has banned night fishing. Now the waters are patrolled by Burundi navy Officers.
Lindro reported that the shocking events of these past few weeks (by the presence of FDLR militias in Burundi to the mysterious discovery of corpses in the boundary waters) have prompted the UN Security Council and the Security Council of the African Union to request the advance of ’military intervention programmed to next February in case of proven unwillingness to disarm the FDLR.
The Request was strengthened by the statements of the Special Envoy for the U.S. Great Lakes region Russ Feingold who reiterated what he said on September 11 during his official visit to Goma, capital of North Kivu province on the border with Rwanda.
According to Feingold it is necessary to break with the delay before the non-cooperation of the FDLR and to more quickly eliminate this terrorist group.
International pressure forced the UN contingent MONUSCO to declare available to launch a military offensive against the FDLR earlier than expected.
According to statements made by a British diplomat on website ’All Africa’ departments of African Intervention Brigade of MONUSCO would be in a state of high alert and ready to take the offensive on the whole territory of eastern Congo to annihilate the dangerous militia responsible for the genocide in Rwanda.”
The United Nation also maintains its Intervention Brigade consists of units sent from Malawi, South Africa and Tanzania who fought the defeated Congolese Tutsi rebellion of M23 between November and December 2013.
The FIB was given the order to retreat on the borders of Uganda in order to avoid the reorganization of the rebels for a possible resumption of the conflict in the east of Congo.
Absolute silence comes from the Kinshasa government should order this army to actively participate in the destruction of the FDLR terrorists.
A silence explained due to the heavy charges of a United Nations report issued last August in which they are exposed evidence of mafia traffic between the Congolese army and the FDLR amounted to $ 71 million per year.
The evidence suggests that high-ranking officers of the Congolese army (FARDC) provide coverage to FDLR and smuggled goods including gold to ivory, from coltan to diamonds, from coal to the illegal collection of taxes in the territories controlled by the FDLR.
The Newspaper reported that even this terrorist group would set up a sort of central bank for the collection of taxes in the town of Kasugho, about 70 km from Lubero district.
The FDLR have entrusted the coordination of the various illicit and coordination with the Congolese army to three senior officers: Colonel Bonheur (Happiness Colonel) for the area of Mwenga; Lieutenant Colonel Maurice for the area of Mulenge and Uvira and Captain Kidumu for the area of Bunia, Butembo and Beni.
“The profits of the trafficking are split equally between the FDLR, FARDC and some Congolese militias allied with Kinshasa called Mai,” says the UN report.
Breaking and illegal trafficking had been reported last April by the Director of Congolese Environmental Protection Emmanuel de Merode.
After the complaint Merode has suffered an assassination attempt carried out by the FDLR and he was seriously injured, and this site has learned from Lindro that Congolese authorities have immediately closed the case so as not to reveal the link with the FDLR.
The FDLR and Congolese general would control vast fields of marijuana in the town of Ikobo, Lusamambo, Bukumbirwa, Buleusa, Miriki and Mirangi in North Kivu producing monthly over 60 tons of grass destined for the regional market.
As for the gold FDLR actively collaborate with the powerful Chamber of Commerce in Butembo.
The UN report, for obvious political expediency, however, avoids mentioning the complicity of UN peacekeepers in the traffic of coal that is destroying the Virunga National Park and Gold which passes through Kampala and resold to various western buyers including some prominent personalities of high finance of Roman Jewish origin.
Given the recent shipment of gold from Uganda decreed by the European Union, the precious metal passes for the refineries in Dubai to be later sold in Europe.
The plot mafia business that binds the government in Kinshasa and the FDLR is the main obstacle to a credible and effective military campaign against this terrorist group commissioned by the UN and the United States and promised by the peacekeepers of MONUSCO.
This represents a serious threat to regional peace as the Rwandese government is openly saying that patience is at a breaking point.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs Louise Mushikiwabo in a recent Twitter said that Rwanda is not going to wait another twenty years to solve the problem of the FDLR.