Arms and the Man: Who is Chief UN Peacekeeper Herve Ladsous?

By Georgianne Nienaber


genocide_memorial.jpgMemo Shows Ladsous Defended Refuge for Rwanda Genocidaires& Radio Mille Colline ~~Matthew Russell Lee, Inner City Press

Why is the man who was France's second in command at the United Nations during the Rwandan genocide, while France was actively engaged in arms smuggling to the genocidaires, now in charge of UN peacekeeping? Can he reasonably be trusted with peacekeeping in the tinder boxes of Central Africa and the Middle East? Are Herve Ladous's hands clean?

Almost 20 years after the fact, no one wants to revisit the horrors of April 1994.

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