10 years after

By Hal Lindsey

For 100 days in 1994, while the United Nations looked on, more than 800,000 Rwanda Tutsis were slaughtered wholesale by their Hutu cousins. On April 6, 1994, Rwandan President Habyarimana’s plane was shot down near the Kilgali airport. The killings began that night.

Thousands died on the first day. Some U.N. camps sheltered civilians, but most of the U.N. peacekeeping forces (UNAMIR – United Nations Assistance Mission in Rwanda) stood by while the slaughter went on. They were forbidden to intervene, as this would breach their “monitoring” mandate.

The next day, 10 Belgian soldiers with the UNAMIR assigned to guard the moderate Hutu prime minister were tricked into surrendering their weapons. They were tortured and slaughtered. One week later, Belgium withdrew from UNAMIR. A week after that, the U.N. Security Council voted unanimously to withdraw most of the UNAMIR troops, cutting the force from 2,500 to 270.

Commenting on the genocide ongoing in Rwanda, President Clinton told the press corps:

“… I mention it only because there are a sizable number of Americans there and it is a very tense situation. And I just want to assure the families of those who are there that we are doing everything we possibly can to be on top of the situation to take all the appropriate steps to try to assure the safety of our citizens there.”

By this time, the Red Cross estimated that tens of thousands of Rwandans had already been slaughtered.

The day after Clinton’s comments, France and Belgium sent troops to rescue their citizens. American civilians were also airlifted out. No Rwandans were rescued – not even Rwandans employed by Western governments in their embassies, consulates, etc.

On April 30, the U.N. Security Council passed a resolution condemning the killing, but omitted the word “genocide.” Had the term been used, the United Nations would have been legally obliged to act to “prevent and punish” the perpetrators. It wasn’t until mid June that the Security Council authorized the deployment of forces to create a “safe haven” in the south where the killings continued unabated until mid-July. Between 800,000 and 1,000,000 men, women and children were brutally slaughtered while the West did nothing.

After the killings ended, the United Nations trotted out its tribunal to conduct show trials of less than 200 suspects. In 10 years, it has tried half of them, at a cost of more than 1 billion dollars.

Now this is the organization to which the liberals of this country want us to turn over the defense of our country. They talk about the goodwill we squandered after the 9-11 attacks. They rail against the president for not getting a greater coalition together before charging to the defense of this country when the available intelligence indicated we were in imminent peril.

And who were the staunch allies that we failed to enlist in our defense? France, Germany, Russia and the United Nations. And why did they not join our cause? Because they had illegal oil deals with Saddam Hussein that amounted to billions of dollars. Might this not have been the reason for their foot-dragging? I don’t know about you, but I prefer to keep the defense of this country under the control of our elected officials. Not in the hands of proven cheats and totally ineffective defenders – most of whom hate us anyway.

Meanwhile, in Rwanda, bodies still remain unburied throughout the country. No international aid package of any substance has found its way to Rwanda since the killings ended. It took until 1998 for Kofi Annan to acknowledge the U.N.’s guilt, and he has yet to take concrete steps to help the survivors.

The Bible foretold the existence of a global government in the last days, and the United Nations thinks that it is it, but it isn’t. The United Nations governs nothing, meddles in everything, and everywhere it interferes, it leaves chaos in its wake.

Let’s face it. The United Nations is useless, but its infrastructure is critical. The U.N.’s many global institutions are now indispensable to international relations, particularly those governing trade.

The Bible prophets elaborately predict the role of global government in the last days. It will be assumed by a revived Roman Empire in Europe. It is no coincidence that the European Union is uniquely positioned to pick up the pieces in the event of a U.N. collapse.

And I do not believe it is a coincidence that the calls for the United States to pull out of the United Nations grow louder each year. While Europe waits in the wings.

Never in history has this complete predicted scenario of events totally come together as they now have. Jesus Christ said about this time, “So, you too, when you see all these things, recognize that He (Jesus Christ) is near, right at the door. Truly I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away” (Matthew 24:33-35).