Dallaire blames France for Rwanda

Romeo Dallaire, the former general and head of UN peacekeeping forces, stated during a war crimes hearing that France is largely responsible for the genocide that took place in Rwanda.

Testifying at the trial of Desire Munyaneza, a failed refugee claimant on trial for participating in the genocide, Dallaire said the French “push-back” force ended up helping the killers escape into neighbouring Congo.

Dallaire argued that France should have been supporting the UN forces that were already on the ground rather than bringing in their own humanitarian troops who acted under their own guidelines.

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