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Once again, this writer is asking the readers of OEdNews to apply tenets of critical thinking to the mainstream news reports flooding out of the Democratic Republic of Congo today. Most articles are headed “Rebel general seeks cease-fire,” but do not explain why. Buried deep within the copy is a quote by Tutsi general Laurent Nkunda that bombs are raining down on innocent villagers—bombs aimed by the regular Congolese army. Human life is the sacrificial lamb, only important depending upon which side of the conflict provides the point of view.


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Why don’t the mainstream headlines scream about the loss of human life in this war? For two months this summer we heard about the loss of several great apes, but nothing about the 1,000 people a DAY who die in this region before military tensions and the guns of war flare. News reports from this region have all been slanted against Nkunda. In fact, OpEdNews was the only media worldwide to publish Nkunda’s denial of involvement in the deaths of two gorillas in December 2006. His communiqué was squashed by conservation organizations, but we happened to get a copy and published his denial.


Please go back and read: http://www.opednews.com/articles/opedne_georgian_070120_man_bites_gorilla_is.htm

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There is a systematic campaign to slant news reports out of this region, and it has to do with multi-national and western interests in strategic resources. Don’t believe this writer just because I say so. Please become readers who think about causality.


The western fascination with the great apes is being artfully used by the western media to serve its own biases. This writer is clearly not in favor of war or insurgencies or even the death of the great apes.


Here is the MONUC report:

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KINSHASA, Oct 10 (Reuters) - Congolese renegade General Laurent Nkunda called for another ceasefire on Wednesday between his soldiers and government troops, saying he was ready to start integrating his fighters once again into the national army.

The announcement was a sudden about-face by the rebel leader, who abandoned a previous month-old U.N.-brokered ceasefire on Monday amid renewed fighting in Democratic Republic of Congo's eastern North Kivu province.

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Georgianne Nienaber is an investigative environmental and political writer. She lives in rural northern Minnesota, New Orleans and South Florida. Her articles have appeared in The Society of Professional Journalists' Online Quill (more...)

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