Not too long ago, I finished reading a book called âShake Hands With The Devilâ which was written by a Canadian Officer named General Dallaire. He was the UN Commander during the Rwandan genocide in 1994. Itâs a fascinating, if highly disturbing read. General Dallaire describes at length the shameful way in which the west (and by that he means the UN) abandoned the Rwandans during the genocide of 1994 in which 1 million (best estimate) innocents were butchered to death â mainly by the machete â in not much more than 10 weeks General Dallaire left Rwanda a broken and shattered man by what he saw there and as a result of the shameful and cowardly way the west turned a knowing yet blind eye to the atrocities. The UN reduced its troop deployment in Rwanda to a few hundred men prior to, and during, the genocide yet at the same time it was doing everything in its power to stop the carnage in Bosnia by committing as many troops as it could (US, UK and French); the same nations (amongst many others) that turned their collective backs on the wholesale slaughter in Rwanda. Now, the Congolese Tutsis suspect the mainly Hutu Congolese Army of not only harbouring the perpetrators of the genocide (who fled to The Congo after the Tutsi RPF rebel army routed them), but are actively supporting them to resume their activities. Unsurprisingly, the Tutsis are not prepared to be butchered in their thousands again and appear to be mobilising their forces. So â will the UN act this time or disgracefully turn away againâ¦.?