Machete Returns to Rwanda, Rekindling a Genocidal War
December 15, 1997
The little girl’s head had been split by a machete. A long ragged suture ran from her left eye across her ruined skull. Her breath fluttered shallow and light, and her frail body seemed to cling to the world of the living with no more than a butterfly’s strength.
”We found the baby between the bodies of the parents,” the girl’s aunt, Esperance Dusabi, said, wiping blood from the child’s head in the green light of a hospital tent. ”They killed my younger sister, her husband, their children. This is the only survivor. I don’t know how I can describe them. These are people who want to exterminate all of mankind.”
UN Secretary General Kofi Annan did nothing to stop this genocide, and now the UN wants to make it impossible for all citizens to defend themselves – by banning guns.
Nuns tell of machete horror
17 APRIL 1994
‘TWO of our Rwandan Tutsi sisters begged the Belgian soldiers to shoot them right there at the airport. They said they did not want to die by the machete,’ said Maria Pilar Crousielles, a Spanish nun flown out of Rwanda.
She was describing to reporters at Madrid airport how Belgian soldiers, under orders not to accept Rwandans, had to leave her local colleagues – two Tutsis and two Hutus – behind at Kigali airport.
‘The sisters knew full well that the machete is a terrible death. They keep chopping at the head until they hit the jugular.’ Sister Maria witnessed the massacre of members of Rwanda’s Tutsi minority by Hutu tribesmen last week. ‘I saw children with their heads already hacked out of shape, begging us for help because the Hutus were trying to finish them off. I saw men and women with their throats cut.’