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As Congo Sanctions Report Leaks, Nothing on Suspect Experts, Borello, Ladsous Past

By Matthew Russell Lee

UNITED NATIONS, June 28 -- As yet another UN sanctions report on the Democratic Republic of the Congo was leaked on Friday, what was not reported was as noteworthy as what was.

  Rwanda's opposition to two of the Group of Experts' members, Bernard Leloup and Marie Plamadiala, was not noted. As with Steve Hege (and UN Great Lakes envoy Mary Robinson's new hire Frederico Borello), their positions were made clear even before joining the Group.

  Alluded to is Congolese Army support for and work with the FDLR militia. When Inner City Press published internal emails from the MONUSCO UN Mission on this topic, MONUSCO replied angrily via press release that it was false. Not that the Group says it too, will MONUSCO attack the Group of Experts?

  MONUSCO has not responded to a request, in French no less, by the Free UN Coalition for Access, digging into the UN system's and particularly UN Peacekeeping's one-way social media, to clarify how many FARDC arrests there have been for the 135 rapes in Minova in late November.

  Now what of the UN mission MONUSCO working with Congolese Army units intertwined with the FDLR? After UN peacekeeping chief Herve Ladsous, in his previous incarnation representing France in the Security Council, argued in favor of letting the genocidaires escape from Rwanda into Eastern Congo?

  Ladsous, of course, hands his information to favored scribes (one of which returns the favor to the UN, as recently shown.) And who did this one? Watch this site.

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