Friday, 20 November 2015

KAGAME'S PREDATOR DRONES PROJECT: THE SECRET "CYBER-OCCUPATION" OF DRCONGO

KAGAME'S PREDATOR DRONES PROJECT: THE SECRET "CYBER-OCCUPATION" OF DRCONGO

20/11/2015
 
Military Droneport
 
The Rwanda Vision 2020 policy document sets the timeframe for the country to have science , technology and innovation capacity as the country was left in ruins after the genocide in 1994. The Rwandan government efforts have rapidly pushed mobile phone and internet coverage across the landlocked nation to enhance communication.

The UN group of Experts claims that the governments of Rwanda and Uganda have  provided direct support to the M23 and finally suggested the use of Drones in the East Region of Congo; to improve data collection and intelligence gathering in the peacekeeping campaign against the powerful M23 rebels; monitor; and prevent future rebels' infiltration in the DR Congo. The Rwandan government -which continues to deny their support of M23- systematically opposed the idea by stating that; "this would be a threat to the national sovereignty of states in the region given that drones can cross boarders without being detected"; and " that not enough was known about the technology, and Africa should “not become a laboratory for intelligence devices from overseas.”

Contrary to his refusal, Kagame turns his country to the drones tech and also allows the world's first airport for drones to be built in Rwanda. Subsequently, Rutayisire Eric, a 23-year-old, a graduate of the University of Minnesota launched  his tech-company dubbed Charis Unmanned Aerial Solutions; and become the first Rwandan UAV industry to make drones.

by Charis Unmanned Aerial Solutions
 
 

Officially the Rwandan Droneport's plan is for medical supplies and  aims to offer an "affordable alternative that can complement road-based deliveries" of medical equipment within the mountainous country by using drones.

"THE BACK SIDE OF RWANDAN DRONES PROJECT"

WHY RWANDA WAS CHOSEN AS  FIRST DRONEPORT?

  • Geopolitical position of Rwanda
Rwanda is in the heart of the mountainous region and the Rift Valley Region; located in the heart of central Africa between the West and the East; and described as chili that strongly stings since the 1994 genocide triggered the greatest African war. The country is also compared to the cork of a bottle which can open and seal a war in the region. Its smallness makes it suitable to be used as "proxy country ". Thus Rwanda offers a chance for the drone's case-study before possible expansion into greater expeditions.

  • The proximity of  Rwanda's UAV industry to the Kivu region
The Washington Post reports states that the Congolese minerals are smuggled into Rwanda to the tune of $6 millions a day. There is no need to demonstrate why the Rwandan UAVs plant is located near Kivu, the richest source of coltan in the world. Therefore the use of drones, in the mining-trade, will attract a great deal of attention from both the mining and UAVs sector investors because the overseas transportation cost will be highly reduced.

In powering a new trend of military applications such as drones, the high-grade metal tantalum - processed from the precious mineral coltan- is highly required. The proximity to the mineral resources of Kivu is strategic for the establishment of the UAV industry. The west, as well as Rwanda,  needs the Congolese coltan for the high tech  and Rwanda would likely be one of the biggest world supplier.

  • The MAPRO initiative and the  Rwandan case test

Drone-obtained images released by the UN shows a village in eastern
 Congo in December 2013, shortly after the UN's first drones were
deployed in the region.

The MAPRO initiative (Mass Atrocity Prevention and Response Operations)- which is about  saving lives without putting U.S. troops in the middle of foreign quagmires; preventing a future genocide; and placing a watchful eyes on the perpetrators of mass atrocities by recording full-motion video of  their crimes - includes the use of drones for humanitarian, surveillance and military intelligence purposes. In fact, the Pentagon choses Rwanda in its program to prevent future genocide.
 
At least that is the theory, but it is expected that the Rwandan drones will be able to cover Rwanda’s countryside and neighbouring countries, with the pretext of tracking -without sending Inkotanyi RPF on the front- the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) and other "negatives forces" that are concentrated  in the darkness of the Congolese jungle.

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Member of the FDLR in  through dense forest vegetation of North Kivu,
in February 2009
 
 KAGAME'S  SHADOW DRONE WARS AND THE VIRTUAL OCCUPATION OF CONGO

  •  Mining Cargo Drones.

                                           Cargo Drone
  Cargo drone  Carcccc
"We want to pioneer ghost railways in the sky," Jonathan Ledgard, a director at Afrotech"
 
It is not a secret that Rwanda's desperate need of Congolese mineral resources- as DR Congo holds an estimated $24 trillion in mineral reserves- is to turn the capital Kigali into a regional hub for investors and multinational companies, and the country into the African Singapore.

 The proposal by architecture firm Foster + Partners hopes to see drones with a three-metre (10-foot) wingspan able to carry deliveries weighing up to 20 pounds for now, and up to 220 pounds within the next decade.

The Cargo-drone routes have utility wherever there is a lack of roads, transcending geographical barriers such as mountains, lakes and unnavigable rivers without the need for large-scale physical infrastructure .


Loading of minerals in Walikale in the region of Kivu

The E-Commerce Drones -which is about doing "more with less" by changing the image  of looting Congo's mines- will be an alternative to high  cost of big logistics such as airplanes, trucks and massive airports.

The use of drones therefore will be crucial for the parcel copter, between Congo and Rwanda, to facilitate the transportation of mineral resources in a system of delivery without borders.

  • Kagame's Predator Drones, "the future Rwandan Lethal Tool"  (RLT)

MQ-9 Predator B Drone firing a missile


As the U.S. expands its shadow wars in Africa, Rwanda's proxy requirements enhance the U.S.' option to be chosen as the first drones port and the test-country for future drones war in Africa.

Used for political and military purposes and once converted to a killing machines, the Kigali's regime could use the drones for electronic warfare as third generation of war and will secretly turn to the drones base for secret  military operation beyond the borders that includes surveillance and targeted killing of opponents inside and outside Rwanda; spying over the region; and controlling the troops movements in DRCONGO, the failed state.

In the light of Kagame's warning to the "enemies of the state"; the predator drones could be used -as alternative to the Traditional Squad of Death- for the elimination of RPF dissidents or DFLR top commanders.

  • Software of Virtual Occupation

The geospatial Apple mapping virtually places Goma
in Rwanda
 
 
In order to maintain the Kivu region as Virtual Economic Zone of  Rwanda, according to Herman J. Cohen's plan, and to keep the access to the Kivu's mines, the introduction of proxy-drones -as a new option- is "vital" for the criminal occupation's strategy as drone's tech overthrows  the sovereignty of countries  and changes the character of war. The Greater Kivu will be kept in  the Rwandan Influence Sphere without high military presence in Congo by using the cyber-tech-system and software.

"Armed drones are a threat to the fundamental right to life and principle of human dignity."

Giving such technology to the most bloodiest regime in the world; the Norman Foster Project for drones in Rwanda ignores the million of victims killed in this regional conflict.

With Paul Kagame, "the African Caesar", who is planning to extend his rule beyond 2034 if not for life  and knowing that  Rwandan genocide was sparked by an anti-aircraft attack; any drone operation will be risky and potentially a threat to the neighbouring countries.

To stop Kagame's hegemony, in the Great Lakes Region, countries must have a strong and dissuasive army that has mastered the Anti Drone Technology‎.

By Serge Egola Angbakodolo
And Ishiaba Kasonga
From ORION CONGO STUDIES NETWORK (O.C.S.N)

Sources:

Rwanda Vision 2020: https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CCgQFjABahUKEwib7M_U19rIAhVDXRoKHV08CSI&url=https%3A%2F%2Frepositories.lib.utexas.edu%2Fbitstream%2Fhandle%2F2152%2F5071%2F4164.pdf%3Fsequence%3D1&usg=AFQjCNE1RaxYnfzzEsukGc1407HK7YJnMw&sig2=Bpc19FXXs1S7a9aKVLMMQg

The use of Drones in the East Region of Congo: http://www.france24.com/en/20150409-un-drones-future-peacekeeping-democratic-republic-congo-fdlr-humanitarian-drc

 Opposed: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/09/us-congo-democratic-un-rwanda-idUSBRE90802720130109

Rutayisire Eric: http://www.newtimes.co.rw/section/article/2014-08-15/77635/

Footage of a Drone built in Rwanda
by Charis Unmanned Aerial Solutions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUK882IA8jI

Rwandan Droneport's plan: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-09-30/pilot-project-for-cargo-drones-and-drone-ports-in-rwanda/6816858

Coltan: http://friendsofthecongo.org/pdf/coltan_facts.pdf

MAPRO initiative: http://www.wired.com/2011/02/drones-vs-darfur/

Inkotanyi RPF: http://www.focus.rw/wp/2015/07/08/the-tale-of-two-brave-heroic-rpf-inkotanyi-battalions/

 Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democratic_Forces_for_the_Liberation_of_Rwanda

Jonathan Ledgard: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-10-19/airport-for-drones-ferrying-e-commerce-goods-planned-for-Rwanda

The African Singapore: http://foreignpolicy.com/2015/04/02/africas-singapore-dream-rwanda-kagame-lee-kuan-yew/

Proposal by architecture firm Foster + Partners: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-09-30/pilot-project-for-cargo-drones-and-drone-ports-in-rwanda/6816858

E-Commerce Drones: http://www.techtimes.com/articles/97519/20151020/rwanda-plans-airport-e-commerce-drones.htm

Shadow wars in Africa: http://www.wired.com/2012/10/secret-drone-base/

 DRCONGO, the failed state: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/georgianne-nienaber/why-the-democratic-republ_b_1676305.html

Enemies of the state: http://www.monitor.co.ug/News/National/Kagame-wants--enemies-of-state--shot-on-sight/-/688334/2340436/-/150k98z/-/index.html
 
Herman J. Cohen's plan: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/16/opinion/16cohen.html?_r=1&

The sovereignty of countries: https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=g2RwBQAAQBAJ&pg=PA247&lpg=PA247&dq=drones+as+threat+to+the+sovereignty&source=bl&ots=yH3eEFamwi&sig=nmAIQYbDafJHsMspbApXLZlG3Cg&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CFIQ6AEwB2oVChMI3oONkO_ayAIVSFcUCh3SFART#v=onepage&q=drones%20as%20threat%20to%20the%20sovereignty&f=false

Changes the character of war: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/how-the-predator-drone-changed-the-character-of-war-3794671/?no-ist

Extend his rule beyond 2034: http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/10/29/uk-rwanda-president-idUKKCN0SN2BL20151029?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

 Anti Drone Technology: http://www.google.co.uk/aclk?sa=L&ai=CffuK5SwuVv7cGYeobOXFm6AB5L7VkAisqe-DkgKvvNvmmQIQASgHYLvOz4PgCsgBAaoEJE_QSjmMzKc0UsVzexQ7agA6Vj9OYsl6EoJESZTDaIpMCqFsIIAH3IPlP4gHAZAHAqgHpr4b2AcB&num=1&sig=AOD64_1HKWbdlG3YqjmpSaokKPFPadAyqQ&clui=0&rct=j&q=&ved=0CFwQ0QxqFQoTCLPJuKSh4MgCFYXWFAodlAkI_Q&adurl=http://d40.ash.rd43.com/adserver/rclick%3Fcp%3D%252Banti%2B%252Bdrone%2B%252Btechnology%26lp%3D%26v%3D1%26cl%3D40%26ml%3D1534519%26sl%3D%26cat%3D3754735%26mt%3D0%26radid%3D3931233%26adId%3D73403691556%26src%3Ds%26e%3D1%26u%3Dhttp://www.srcinc.com/what-we-do/ew/counter-uas.aspx