This story epitomizes the anti-American animus so prevalent in The Guardian. “Bloody end as trap for man behind massacres backfires: US attempt to catch tycoon blamed for slaughter of 800,000 in Rwanda results in death of key informant”.
The United States government spends time, money and other resources trying to catch someone who financed the massacred of 800,000 Rwandans in 1994. They offer a $3 million reward. A Kenyan businessman agrees to help so he can get the bounty. He gets killed. The US gets blamed. Typical.
Why are the US bothering? Clearly there is nothing in it for them except blame when it goes wrong, so why are they financing and helping to catch this man? What possible good does it do the US to pursue and bring to justice a Rwandan genocide suspect?
Their own security is under grave threat. I am sure the American tax payers would rather their tax dollars are spent on self-defense rather than trying to seek justice for a bunch of unappreciative Africans.
Also see the anti-American hate doggerel ‘poem’ by Harold Pinter in the same newspaper today.
Here they go again,
The Yanks in their armoured parade
Chanting their ballads of joy
As they gallop across the big world
Praising America’s God.
There is more, unfortunately, and I am not making this up. It really IS that bad.