It is reported that today, John Kerry is in Africa with ‘tough messages, for Sudan and the CAR to curtail the violence in both area’s. And that he was prepared to instill sanctions. That’s his answer to the violence. (More)
Violence in the CAR continues as evidenced by the recent attack on a Hospital in Boguila resulting in the deaths of 16 people. One of those killed was a Doctor with the aid group Doctors Without Borders.
Since the takeover of the government there, and the coup against Bozize, the Seleka have continued their murderous rampage, with the government unable to control them. They were driven from area’s in the CAR and the new president vow’s that the ‘New Army’ will rid the area of violence. But so far, this has not happened. Chadian forces were brought into the mix, but left after they fired on a group and killed Christians. The Chadian forces were accused of partiality toward the Muslims.
The Anti-Balaka have been touted by the media as a Christian group seeking revenge for Seleka atrocities. We have done extensive research on this group. They are far from Christian. It is claimed the group was formed as vigilantes to aid in protecting Christians being attacked by the formwe self proclaimed President Michel Djotodia. Who has trained and supplying this group that the government now cannot control. We have one video report from a news agency that clearly show’s that many of the Anti-Balaka are ex-military. The Seleka and Anti-Balaka have many members from both groups fighting together.
We have also raised questions about the Lord’s Resistance Army, as many of the practices of the Anti-Balaka are very similar to the LRA. The international community has been tracking the LRA for years, with reports that they are still in the CAR. Recently it was released that a Junior Commander from the Lord’s Resistance Army was captured and arrested in the CAR. They may have moved underground, but they are still operating in these areas. We know there is a fight for control of oil rich lands there also. Who or what is pushing this ethnic cleansing in the land ? Even Christian news agencies are simply reporting that the Ant-Balaka are a Christian group seeking revenge.
This is an evil presence that is quickly becoming an equal to Hitler’s ideology in WW2. The ravaged populace is seeking refuge in churches and hospitals, and the rebels are attacking aid workers and places of refuge. This seems not a conventional war. If it were, the Geneva Convention would come into play. Doctor’s Without Borders is one of the only aid agencies left and now they are being forced to pull out. Fides agency reports this quote from Doctors Without Borders:
“We are extremely shocked and saddened by the brutal violence used against our health workers team and against the community. This scary incident has forced us to withdraw staff and suspend activities in Boguila” said the Head of Mission for DWB in the Central African Republic.
The attacks on aid workers is a growing concern. Not only agencies like Doctors Without Borders, but private workers trying to administer whatever aid they can. A motive of these rebels— to attack first responders. We see over and over with the suicide bombings. They are not planting explosives in multiple areas. One to go off on their target, and one to go off when the first responders arrive. This is pure evil and cowardice. There is no honor as they claim. Honor in killing for their god, but no god would give honor for those who kill the helpless, wounded, and innocent.
This is also rampant from Sudan to Nigeria. The super highway of terror connecting the regions of Africa. In Egypt, the recent rape of a young, six year old boy by a supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood. He claims that he was teaching the boy a lesson. The child was singing about the new leader of Egypt. General Sisi. Again, how do they find honor in such an atrocity committed against an innocent child, the most vulnerable. A command for rape and torture to teach a child, or anyone a lesson does not come from God.
In Nigeria they are holding at last count 230 school girls hostage. The Boko Haram kidnapped them, force them to convert to Islam, forced into marriage while they use them as sex and domestic slaves. This is their M.O. Again, how does one find honor in this? No one after the initial shock has reported further on the recent Abuja Bombing, where is the media? This was no ordinary suicide bombing, stronger, and deadlier and more sophisticated than previous attacks. Why? Where are they obtaining their weapons? Why won’t the media continue to investigate and report? It has also been suggested that the military is helping and giving aid to the Boko Haram. Where is the UN Human Rights Council? The religious leaders have repeatedly stated that this is a political war and not a religious war. A persecuted Christian has pleaded with us to get the media more involved, to inform the international community of the truth. From our discussion, one of his questions keeps resounding in our minds—So we have no way out?