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Rwanda 'healing' a formula for peace

Original post made by Jeb Bing, editor of the Pleasanton Weekly, on Nov 22, 2009

Centerpointe Presbyterian Church pastor Mike Barris has returned from a trip to Rwanda, inspired by the tremendous success he saw there in national renewal and family reconciliations that followed the days of mass genocide in the mid-1990s. More than a million people died in the 100 days of rampage and killings in the country. If he didn't know the history, Barris said, he might not have realized the hatred that existed then between the mainly minority Tutsis and moderate Hutus that led to the wholesale slaughters.

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Nov 22, 2009 at 5:49 pm

In my opinion, the situation remain combustible. The world looked away while the GENOCIDE continued. Whenever the world looks away, we are all at risk.

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Posted by !
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 22, 2009 at 7:17 pm

fyi...Obama's FCC Czar, Mark Lloyd, praised the Rwanda State-run media (esp. radio) for conducting such a successful genocide.

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On 10 June 2008 at the National Conference for Media Reform (NCMR) in Minneapolis, MN, now Obama FCC "Diversity" Czar Mark Lloyd spoke for the "Leadership Conference on Civil Rights."

Obama Czar Lloyd describes the Rwandan Hutu's use of its media in order to affect "social change" via genocide. Approximately 800,000 Tutsis were slaughtered in 100 days by the Hutu’s. Lloyd says, "State radio in Rwanda was taken over by one tribe-one group-and they began to put out propaganda so that the Tutsis were targeted and what resulted...was essentially genocide in Rwanda. The State, or this particular tribe which controlled the radio, very purposefully moved to ensure they could 'do things.' Uh, their social change. Uh, in Venezuela and with Chavez — really an incredible revolution 'democratic' revolution — to begin to put in place things that are going to have an impact on the people of Venezuela. The property owners and the folks then controlling the media of Venezuela rebelled, worked frankly with folks here in the US government — worked to oust him. But, he came back in another revolution!"

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Nov 22, 2009 at 8:05 pm

Chavez is a LUNATIC and my advice is for everybody to split asap. No lessons have been learned from the Holocaust and the risk for the murder and disappearance of Jews in Venezuela remains high. Tens of thousands of Jews have already left. Most American Jews believe that their brethren are safe...NOT!

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Nov 23, 2009 at 12:17 pm

Arrangements could be made for you to get gang raped while bystanders giggle and record the events on their cell phones. I doubt that Barris or his colleagues would be so willing to forgive the rapists.

Better yet, why not suggest this to the outraged Richmond community instead of doing it in your safe environment. I recommend that you take along a few armed guards for protection.

Baris is sickening.

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Posted by cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Nov 24, 2009 at 11:38 am

I went a bit too far in my last post.
But I cannot agree that a reconciliation between the Richmond victim, her rapists and those who stood by and watched her gang raped benefits the victim at all.
If the victim chooses to forgive her attackers, that is her choice, but it is not one that should be forced upon her.
She does however, deserve justice. She needs to know that those who did this horrific thing will be punished and be unable to do it again to anyone else.
There are no excuses for sexual abuse and statistics indicate that rapists are repeat offenders.

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