The following were the notes that I took regarding a conversation that took place between myself, Prof. Allan Stam (Political Science, University of Michigan) and Gerard Gehima (then Minister of Justice, Rwandan Government). We had convened this meeting to discuss access to a database that the Ministry had been collecting so that we could assist them with analyzing. What it became was something quite different:
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Tutsi complicity? International debacle! Immediate horror.
Fore-knowledge? U.S. ineffectiveness Redirection.
Silence Data outline Data availability?
Legal comment? Legal objectives! Offer of assistance.
Political objectives? Quick obfuscation! Silence.
Sneer Growl! Stomach ache.
Derisive remark Moral high ground! Middle ground.
International Law? Domestic necessity! Beverage?
Viciousness! Righteousness! Helplessness
Discussion? Conclusion Confusion