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Belgium did not kill Patrice Lumumba

Israel benefited from the wars and division of the Congo as much as Belgium and the United States considering itís short stint in the Congo.
Why it is now the Zionist lobby wants to credit the Belgium Monarch and the Belgium people with the murder of Patrice Lumumba.
Brussels is the host for the international human rights ďcourtĒ of abuse; at present it has entertained an encyclopedia of reports and evidence on the State of Israel and its current Prime Minister Ariel Sharon for mass-murder and atrocities.
Israel profited from slavery even when most countries stopped Israel remained the largest benefactor from post WWII slavery.
Who in Israel or the US cares about trying Lumumbaís assassins when they were the most instrumental in denying the conference on racism in Durban South Africa itís chance to bring to the attention of the world its continuing legacy so as to put a stop to it and establish forms of justice 'reparations' thats long overdue .
The Zionist have used as canon fodder and scab labor Black Jews in the building of the state of Israel. Exploited millions in Sera lion for its diamonds that plunged the country into war and perpetual poverty.
What about Israel arming and financing of Aparthied and its supplies of arms to Jonas Savimbi in Angola responsible for millions of African lives.

One need not mention the overt hate towards Afro-Americans and all non-Jews.
When one insist of an inalienable right to treat another human as though they were less than their pet dogs by virtue of his religious belief then the yardstick for such measure is non-negotiable.
Such doctrine is ungodly in all its form and the people who adapt such malicious misconception are derange to say the least.
Having said so the Belgiumís as much as the Americans can only exonerate their past by facing up to the crimes against ĎAfricaí humanity.
But in no way should the Zionist own Media think that the investigation for its crimes against humanity would be the sacrificial lamb in exchange for Belgium taking the rap for the Americans in the Murder of Patrice Lumumba.
The Black man must be wise to the tricks of the Zionist entity and we must never fall for this sudden release of miss-information.
Following is a research on the events that followed and subsequently lead to the rape and mass-murder of Patrice Lumumba and the Congolese Nation.

The assassination of Patrice Lumumba The Congo 1960-1964
Patrice Lumumba became the Congo's first prime minister after his party received a plurality of the votes in national elections. He called for the nation's economic as well as political liberation and did not shy away from contact with socialist countries. At the Independence Day ceremonies he probably managed to alienate all the attending foreign dignitaries with his speech, which read in part:
Our lot was eighty years of colonial rule ... We have known tiring labor exacted in exchange for salary which did not allow us to satisfy our hunger ... We have known ironies, insults, blows which we had to endure morning, noon, and night because we were 'Negroes" ... We have known that the law was never the same depending on whether it concerned a white or a Negro ... We have known the atrocious sufferings of those banished for political opinions or religious beliefs ... We have known that there were magnificent houses for the whites in the cities and tumble-down straw huts for the Negroes.-5
In 1960, it must be borne in mind; this was indeed radical and inflammatory language in such a setting.
On 11 July, the province of Katanga-home to the bulk of the Congo's copper, cobalt, uranium, gold, and other mineral wealth-announced that it was seceding. Belgium, the principal owner of this fabulous wealth, never had any intention of giving up real control of the country, and it now supported the move for Katanga's independence, perceiving the advantage of having its investments housed in their own little country, not accountable to nor paying taxes to the central government in Leopoldville. Katanga, moreover, was led by Moise Tshombe, a man eminently accommodating to, and respectful of, whites and their investments.
The Eisenhower administration supported the Belgian military intervention on behalf of Katanga; indeed, the American embassy had previously requested such intervention. Influencing this policy, in addition to Washington's ideological aversion to Lumurnba, was the fact that a number of prominent administration officials had financial ties to the Katanga wealth.
The Belgian intervention, which was a very violent one
Within days of its independence from Belgium on 30 June 1960, the land long known as the Belgian Congo, and later as Zaire, was engulfed in strife and chaos as multiple individuals, tribes, and political groups struggled for dominance or independence. For the next several years the world press chronicled the train of Congolese governments, the endless confusion of personalities and conspiracies, exotic place names like Stanleyville and Leopoldville, shocking stories of. European hostages and white mercenaries, the brutality and the violence from all quarters with its racist overtones.
Into this disorder the Western powers were 'naturally' drawn, principally Belgium to protect its vast mineral investments, and the United States, mindful of the fabulous wealth as well, and obsessed, as usual, with fighting 'communism".
Successive American administrations of Eisenhower, Kennedy and Johnson, looking through cold-war binoculars perceived an East-West battleground. The CIA station in the Congo cabled Washington in August that 'Embassy and station believe Congo experiencing classic communist effort [to] takeover government." CIA Director Alien Dulles waffled of a communist takeover of the Congo with disastrous consequences ... for the interests of the free world'. At the same time, Dulles authorized a crash-program fund of up to $100,000 to replace the existing government of Patrice Lumurnba with a 'pro-western group".
It's not known what criteria the CIA applied to determine that Lumumba's government was going communist, but we do know how the Washington Post arrived at the same conclusion.

, his open challenge of the United Nations and Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold,

Years later, Under Secretary of State C. Douglas Dillon told a Senate investigating committee (the Church committee) that the National Security Council and President Eisenhower

had believed in 1960 that Lumumba was a "very difficult if not impossible person to deal with, and was dangerous to the peace and safety of the world.113 This statement moved author Jonathan Kwitny to observe:
How far beyond the dreams of a barefoot jungle postal clerk in 1956, that in a few short years he would be dangerous to the peace and safety of the world! The perception seems insane, particularly coming from the National Security Council, which really does have the power to end all human life within hours.
UN under Dag Hammarskjold was very closely allied to Washington. The UN officials who led the Congo operation were Americans, in secret collaboration with the State Department

citizens who worked at the UN Secretariat were kept from seeing the Congo cables. Hammarskj61d himself was quite hostile toward Lumumba.

The UN force entered Katanga province and replaced the Belgian troops, but made no effort to end the secession. Unable to put down this uprising on his own, as well as one in another province, Lumumba had appealed to the United Nations as well as the United States to supply him with transport for his troops. When they both refused, he turned to them Soviet Union for aid, and received it, though military success still eluded him.
The Congo was in turmoil in many places. In the midst of it, on 5 September, President Joseph Kasavubu suddenly dismissed Lumumba as prime minister-a step of very debatable Legality, taken with much American encouragement and assistance, as Kasavubu "sat at the feet of the CIA men".
The action was taken, said the Church committee later, 'despite the strong support for Lumumba in the Congolese Parliament."

During the early 1960s, according to a highly-placed CIA executive, the Agency "regularly bought and sold Congolese politicians'.11 US diplomatic sources subsequently con- firmed that Kasavubu was amongst the recipients.
Hamrnarski6ld publicly endorsed the dismissal before the Security Council, and when Lumumba tried to broadcast his case to the Congolese people, UN forces closed the radio station. Instead, he appeared before the legislature, and by dint of his formidable powers of speech, both houses of Parliament voted to reaffirm him as prime minister. But he could taste the fruits of his victory for only a few days, for on the 14th, army strongman Joseph Mobutu took power in a military coup designed by the United States.
Even during this period, with Lumumba not really in power, 'CIA and high Administration officials continued to view him as a threat' ... his 'talents and dynamism appear [to be the] overriding factor in re-establishing his position each time it seems hall lost' ... 'Lumumba was a spellbinding orator with the ability to stir masses of people to action' ... "if he ... started to talk to a battalion of the Congolese Army he probably would have had them in the palm of his hand in five minutes' ...
In late September, the CIA sent one of its scientists, Dr. Sidney Gottlieb, to the Congo carrying, 'lethal biological material" (a virus) specifically intended for use in Lumumba's assassination. The virus, which was supposed to produce a fatal disease indigenous to the Congo area of Africa, was transported via diplomatic pouch.
In 1975, the Church committee went on record with the conclusion that Alien Dulles had ordered Lumumba's assassination as 'an urgent and prime objective" (Dulles's words).
After hearing the testimony of several officials who believed that the order to kill the African leader had emanated originally from President Eisenhower, the committee decided that there was a 'reasonable inference' that this was indeed the case. 16
As matters evolved in the Congo, the virus was never used, for the CIA's Congo station was unable to come up with 'a secure enough agent with the right access" to Lumumba before the potency of the biological material was no longer reliable.17
The Church committee observed, however, that the CIA station in Leopoldville continued to maintain close contact with Congolese who expressed a desire to assassinate Lumumba. CIA officers encouraged and offered to aid these Congolese in their efforts against Lumumba

But on 1 December, Lumumba was taken into custody by Mobutu's troops. A 28 November CIA cable indicates that the Agency was involved in tracking down the charismatic Congo leader. The cable spoke of the CIA station working with the Congolese government to get the roads blocked and troops alerted to close a possible escape route of Lumumbaís, escape
The United States had also been involved in the takeover of government by Mobutu-
CIA-confidant Andrew Tully described as having been "discovered" by the CIA Mobutu detained Lumumba until 17 January 1961 when he transferred his prisoner into the hands of Moise Tshombe of Katanga province, Lurnumba's bitter-enemy. Lumumba was assassinated the same day.
In 1978, former CIA Africa specialist John Stockwell related in his book how a ranking Agency officer had told him of driving around with Lumumba's body in the trunk of his car, 'trying to decide what to do with it".22 What he did do with it has not yet been made public.
The immediate and the long-term effect of Lumumba's murder was to make him the martyr and symbol of anti-imperialism all over Africa and elsewhere in the Third World which such American officials had feared. Even Mobutu later felt compelled to build a memorial to his victim.

Tshombe had outspoken support in the US Congress, and sentiment amongst officials at the State Department and the White House mirrored this division. The sundry economic and diplomatic ties of these officials appear to have been more diverse and contradictory than under the Eisenhower administration.

CIA and its covert colleagues in the Pentagon were putting together an air armada of heavy transport aircraft, along with mercenary units, to aid the very same rebels.

CIA and its covert colleagues in the Pentagon were putting together an air armada of heavy transport aircraft, along with mercenary units, to aid the very same rebels.
The State Department, meanwhile, was, in its own words, urging Adoula to ... dismiss Gizenga and declare 'him in rebellion against the national government so that police action can now be taken against him. We are also urging the U.N. to take military action to break his rebellion ... We are making every effort to keep Gizenga isolated from potential domestic and foreign support ... We have taken care to insure that this [US] aid has been channeled through the central government in order to provide the economic incentive
to encourage support for that governments
The CIA was supplying arms and money to Adoula's supporters, as well as to Mobutu's.31 Adoula, who had a background of close ties to both the American labor movement and the CIA international labor movement (via the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions-see British Guiana chapter), was chosen to be prime minister instead of Gizenga by a parliamentary conference during which the parliamentarians were bribed by the CIA and even by the United Nations. A subsequent CIA memorandum was apparently paying tribute to this when it stated. 'The U.N. and the United States, in closely coordinated activities, played essential roles in this significant success over Gizenga.,32
In January 1961, United Nations forces with strong American backing ousted Gizenga and his followers from Stanleyville, and a year later finally forced Tshombe to end his secession in Katanga. These actions were carried out in the name of "uniting the Congo", as if this were a matter to be decided by other than Congolese. Never before had the UN engaged in such offensive military operations

In any event, the operations served only to temporarily slow down the dreary procession of changing leaders, attempted coups, autonomous armies, shifting alliances, and rebellions.
Adding an ironic and absurd touch to the American Congo policy, three months after the successful action against Gizenga, Alien Dulles (thanks to the Bay of Pigs, now the former Director of the CIA) informed a television audience that the United States had "over- rated the danger' of Soviet involvement ... "It looked as though they were going to make a serious attempt at takeover in the Belgian Congo, well it did not work out that way at all.,33
Nonetheless, by the middle of 1964, when rebellion-by the heirs of Lumumba and Gizenga-was more widespread and furious than ever and the collapse of the central government appeared as a real possibility, the United States was pouring in a prodigious amount of military aid to the Leopoldville regime. In addition to providing arms and planes, Washington dispatched some 100 to 200 military and technical personnel to the Congo to aid government troops, and the CIA was conducting a paramilitary campaign against the insurgents in the eastern part of the country.
The government was now headed by none other than Moise Tshombe, a man called 'Africa's most unpopular African' for his widely-recognized role in the murder of the popular Lumumba and for his use of white mercenaries, many of them South Africans and Rhodesians, during his secession attempt in Katanga.

By Davy De Verteuil.

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