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The Truth about Rawanda - The Clinton Documents Dump


The Truth about Rwanda - The Clinton Documents Dump

Executive Summary -

Index of sources

I started this project last February then it continued into March 2014, now, this article nears completion, the overall examination will take a little longer.

I had no idea the twentieth anniversary of the attempted genocide in Rwanda was about to occur, but I did have some bad memories and the victims in Rwanda have never really left My thoughts since 1994.

Clubs like this were used to kill people in 1994 -Reuters

I have included press photos of Rwanda in 1994, to illustrate what was really being seen at the time, and have contrasted these images with the words being spoken by the world at the time. The Clinton Administration was selected as a lens into what World leaders were discussing in real time. Some may find this method harsh, I think it lends realism to the topic.

As a duty regarding the first amendment, I took on the job of downloading as many documents as possible and then reading as many as I could. For this article, again the focus became Rwanda and the attempted genocide.

On February 28 2014, I downloaded approximately 12 gigabytes of data in about twelve hours.

In March 2014, I downloaded the site again to compare, approximately 17 gigabytes of data was retrieved in about twelve hours.

As it took Me days then weeks to digest all the information I was finding, none of it was being reported by the main stream media. It was obvious that MSM had reported little if any important information.

One major news outlet clearly whitewashed their report, and ignored major revelations. It actually attempted to extol Ms. Clinton.

Another major news outlet reporter claimed they read “thousands of documents,” all within two days. They claimed their was nothing damning on Hillary Clinton.

Really? You read all thirty thousand documents and or web pages in the Clinton Library Website, in two days? (Feb. 28-March 1 2014)

I say they were lying and I will prove it.

Much of the data is large photos of the President and his duties. How do You read those?

- Much of the relevant data is not easily found.

- Perhaps 100 documents offer newer insights, but thousands of pages are meaningless political propaganda.

This summary of 2006-0406-F.pdf is a reasonable document to start with for the layperson, from both a news worthy aspect and from the historical perspective as well. It is 357 pages long, for the reader's benefit I provided a less voluminous version below.


Take some of these quotes, ever see any of them before?

“Susan Rice is more than willing to take whatever spears Congress has to throw..”

Bill Clinton: “I don’t think Joe Blow cares, chattering masses.”

Bill Clinton: "We must do everything we can to prevent another World Trade Center tragedy..."

Bill Clinton: “People have so many troubles…”

Bill Clinton: "No real dividing line between domestic policies and foreign policy."

Bill Clinton: "18 years old when [I] went to Georgetown [University.]
[I] thought "world would become more/more important..."

Bill Clinton: "turning the future of Africa over to third level bureaucrats is insane." (African debt payoff)

Bill Clinton: “The 21st century will leave behind those who sit back and rest."

Bill Clinton: “We have things in hand..."

Lawrence Summers: “One million Americans are separated for jobs each month. This number has not changed much over the last fifteen years except for cyclical movements. No plausible reemployment to retraining program is going to reach any appreciable fraction of them.” - 1994

Lawrence Summers: “These judgments are independent of the general question of whether the election suggests that we need to move to the left or right.”

Clinton Administration: “Estimated death tolls as of June 1st 1994, approximately 375,000 Tutsi and Hutu Moderates are dead.”

Clinton Administration: “The U. S. has no intention of sending troops into Rwanda.” - June 17 1994

So, You have been lied to, and are continuing to being manipulated. But here You will only find facts, You must decide what You think is truth. However, I must warn You, the totality of what was said and what was done do not match. The guilty can not escape logic.


Critical Analysis -

formerly withheld
batch 1
FOIA 2006-0460-F - Robert (Bob) Boorstin

See Clinton Team Rebuttal -
FOIA 2006-0238-F - Nancy Soderberg and Rwanda

500,000 Rwandan refugees from around Goma and Bukavu are thought to be on the move after fighting between the Zaire military and the ethnic Tutsi rebels -Reuters

In this document, most of the issues covered were from 1994-1995. Many of the documents are of a partisan political nature, but there are some interesting policy moves that are shown.

After review, it was noticed that Bill Clinton and staff had a particular method of operation:

- Talk it to death - This particular document contains many long, heavily edited speeches, always starts with a topic, then a history lesson, almost preaching really. Then a clever transition to;

- Heavy handed Partisan rhetoric

-Then, some issues that matter were brought up, some interesting policy stuff, then poof! Back to the rhetoric, or to over compensating, a self aggrandizing of sorts, then whamo!

- If he was not cut off in time, He slips, shows inner mind workings or a really good goof up, generally comic, but sometimes shockingly disturbing. Bordering on scary, either scary stupid, or scary dingbat, maybe not clinical insanity, but something most people would call crazy.

“People have so many troubles…” What the hell did You think You were going to find in Politics Bill?

Bill Clinton: "18 years old when [I] went to Georgetown [University.]
[I] thought "world would become more/more important..."



Another peculiar method of operation? All the major players still left in politics from the Bill Clinton Administration days have been employed in the Obama Administration, in fact, the only major difference is Barrack Obama was/is substituted for Bill Clinton, that is where the major policy issues and choices play out and can be seen the clearest.

A short list;

Hillary Clinton
Leon Panetta
Larry Summers
Timothy Giethner
Eric Holder
Victoria Nuland
Susan Rice

And the list goes on... It is strange that after such a mean spirited campaign in 2008, that Barrack Obama took almost his entire cabinet from the Clinton's "bullpen."

Of course, Valerie Jarrett and David Axelrod and a few others from the "Chicago Political Machine" mix things up a little,, but essentially this administration is just like the last democratic administration and the similarities of fate are uncanny.


Therefore, a definite method of operation is seen in the documents from the Bill Clinton administration;

A) A Wheel and deal mentality towards policy making, everything and anything is tweaked.

B) Eventually, something is botched, either little stuff or something, "Big Time."

C) Concealment, Cover up and Denial


In fact, the entirety of the Clinton Document Dump was a master exercise in concealment, nearly 20 gigabytes, mainly digital images of Bill Clinton, thousands of web pages that lead nowhere, a classic cheap trick sleazy lawyers will usually use, a document dump of "a voluminous nature."

See -
Big money divorce proceedings
Big money corp. shenanigans
or Big government cover-ups

- for clear examples of ADDOAVN, or "a document dump of a voluminous nature."

Confused yet? Can’t believe it? Yes, I know, that's why they get away with such unconscionable things.


This is why they did what they did in Benghazi:

They would ask Susan Rice to cover-up Clinton's and Obama's incompetence and dereliction of duty with a storm of documents and “talking points.”

Bill and Hillary Clinton had Susan Rice do the same thing in 1994- with Rwanda, Bill screwed up massively, Rice went in and took all the flack, so Hillary could go on to try and get elected in the future.

Now, Obama and Clinton had Rice do the same thing in Benghazi. Obama and Clinton screw up massively in Libya, Rice tells what amounts to be a bunch of lies, and leads the misinformation campaign. Meanwhile, Obama gets reelected in 2012 and Hillary can go on to try and get elected in 2016.


Paraphrasing one of the Clinton Documents Dumped, Feb.-March 2014;

Cohen, was suppose to go before Congress, to testify about Rwanda. However, Cohen balked, He [the senior State Dept. official] referred to the fact that Congress was set to rake him over the coals, and expressed no desire to lose his political standing by misrepresenting the facts, to accommodate partisan political motives.

Presidential aids pivoted, stating that was okay, because they intended to send Susan Rice in to testify [a junior State Dept. official] as She was more than willing to "take the spears that congress had to throw..."

Sound familiar?

Do You get it now America?

During the Clinton 'Rookie' years, they could have saved countless lives in Rwanda, as another Clinton Dumped Document shows the Clinton Administration was warned of mass casualties in Rwanda, September 16 1993.

Rwandan authorities begged for help eight months before the 1994 massacre.

The Clintons were busy with healthcare, social justice and "the next election."

By April 1994, and for months after, over one million Tutsi and Hutu moderates were slaughtered, one by one, day after day, while the Clinton's good friend Turner Broadcasting and others showed the world the innocent people being hacked alive, unarmed men, women, children, even babies were hacked to death.

The Clintons were not solely to blame. But, as the rest of the world mostly watched the carnage, clearly Bill and Hillary Clinton must have known their own cowardice, as President Clinton was the most powerful commander in the world and did nothing, until it was far to late.

While the Clintons did finally give aid for refugee camps months later, acting earlier would have shaved many numbers off the final death toll.

It is estimated as many as 1.2 million died by late Summer/Fall 1994 in Rwanda and the surrounding area. So, if Bill Clinton had ordered troops in, say in late April, or by the end of May, before the bulk of the killing had escalated, then maybe less than half as many people would have died.

Who knows? Perhaps some 400,000 people could have been saved with quicker, more intelligent action.

Instead, those people died gruesome deaths.

A dying Rwandan woman tries breastfeeding her child next to hundreds of corpses waiting to be buried at a mass grave -Reuters

So, in 2012 while busily campaigning, and talking about "social justice and healthcare," these same “veteran” politians make another mistake.

"What does it matter" if there are four dead Americans?

Indeed, when You have been responsible for letting so many die before, 400,000 people perhaps, then four dead Americans must seem like a smaller political price to pay.

The only questions I could not uncover answers for were;

"After all that they have done, or not done, how do these people sleep at night?"

And, "If the World promised to 'Never forget' then how did they find it so easy to look away for months, as hundreds of thousands of innocent human beings were systematically and monstrously slaughtered like animals?"

Clearly, "civilization" has to do better.

Index of sources

formerly withheld
batch 1

FOIA 2006-0460-F - Robert (Bob) Boorstin


A Rwandan refugee girl stares at a mass grave June 1994 -Reuters

[pg 142]

June 10, 1994


SUBJECT: Six-Month Public Affairs Strategy

The important thing now is to move away from finger-pointing and on to the task at hand--revitalizing the foreign policy process by which those outside the Administration, at home and abroad, come to understand what the Clinton Administration stands for and seeks to achieve with its international agenda. With so much talent in one Administration there is no reason why we cannot, over the next six months, build upon successes. already achieved in foreign policy and communicate a bold, clear vision for the future.

The next six months are critical to our effort. It is a crucial period of re-definition and re-engagement. A successful overseas trip such as Normandy only remains a success if it is followed by a deep commitment to explain, explain and explain again, in simple and concrete terms, the ideals that drive our overseas agenda and how that agenda relates to life at home.

The public must be made to see how this President is going to connect security abroad with security at home. The communicators of foreign policy must find ways to integrate themselves into a structure which gives voice to the President's themes and disseminates his message in a forceful and proactive way. The time to energize this process begins now with a strategy that capitalizes on the strength of the European D-Day trip by laying the groundwork for the next trip.

The next six months present this Administration with an opportunity to radically improve the communication of its foreign policy. There are enough trips, events and initiatives in the pipeline between now and December to build solid messages around. The issue is how we do it.

The President cannot do it all, and cannot do it alone. But the President must and should set the pattern and the standard for all others. The President should not be placed in the position of articulating foreign policy on the run. He needs to communicate our foreign policy in carefully structured and dignified settings on matters of great importance.

Well-crafted speeches, appropriately placed and well-timed messages, pre-trip broadcast and print interviews are some of the ways in which the President can address foreign policy issues in a proactive, not reactive manner. The Normandy trip was a model in that regard and there are concrete ways in which to build on that success to demonstrate a clear roadmap:

  1. A set speech on Asia/trade prior to the G-7 /Poland/Riga/Germany trip.
  2. A videotaped message to the Baltics prior to departure .

An interview with a major German network and with Polish television

A luncheon of 15 -- with newspaper editors from all G-7 countries plus Russia AND with seven U.S. newspaper columnists.

A Presidential roundtable on trade with all eight Japanese wires/newspapers which would be covered by Japanese and American television.

  1. A separate strategy for getting Principals to reinforce what the President is doing and to take direction from him on the message.
  2. Aggressive coverage of Sunday talk shows.
  3. Outreach strategy to think tanks, foreign policy associations, media and business groups.
  4. Getting Senior Directors out as well as Assistant Secretaries of State and Defense on talk shows.
  5. More OP-EDs and more releases of speeches in a timely and coordinated fashion. ---
  6. Better interagency coordination on press strategy.
  7. A message sheet in bullet form which is generated by the NSC.
  8. Rapid Response Team to correct misimpressions and address criticisms which appear in print or! on television.

Ndoshu orphanage, August 16, 1994 -Reuters

[pgs 142-145?]

August 17, 1994

Don Baer
Carter Wilkie
major speeches in September

A series of speeches in September could allow the President to get beyond the process here in Washington and speak about attitudes and ideas. It will be a critical time for reminding Americans of what he stands for and what his Presidency is fundamentally about.

The President must speak with the confident voice of the captain and navigator of our ship of state. People crave a sense of national direction. In a big and broad way, the President must tell us where we are going and what is needed from each of us if we are to get there. Trying to persuade the uninformed with abundant information will not suffice. Non-political people and journalists on non-political beats need that message conveyed simply and directly, without a lot of details.

Deliberative rhetoric about the process here in Washington has reduced us to being the broker among competing interests. This has forced the debates on crime and health care to limited ground, with both sides saying: protect what you have and fight anybody who tries to take it away from you. We've got to get beyond that. We cannot allow this country to appear paralyzed by an inability of Americans to work together. ·

In September, the President should reawaken our dormant sense of community and civic virtue. He will be going up against a culture that has allowed individualism…


[pg. 146]

U.N. General Assembly: There may actually be a subtle echo of our domestic message in this speech. To strengthen peace and prosperity in this time of rapid change, nations of the world will have to look beyond their borders and see beyond themselves.

Our global security, economy, and environment demand that we live and work together. The twin themes of this speech should be the increasing interdependence and integration of nations, East and West, North and South. This should not be a laundry list, but a concise vision statement that will endure long after it is given.

Yeltsin and Mandela visits.
put aside their differences
change, we need each other.
other, and help each other

Both remind us that old enemies can
and work together. In this era of
We must find ways to trust each
if we are to help ourselves.

Last June, the press did a better job of reporting how the President delivered a string of "values 11 speeches than explaining what those values were. The coverage was about our tactics, but not about our ideas, our vision, and our mission. We need to help reporters be less like theater critics and more like book reviewers. We need to stress the messages of the speeches and not merely the fact that these speeches are taking place.


RPF finds weapons that were used by the militia to slaughter of hundreds of thousands of Tutsis and opposition Hutus -Reuters

[pg. 148]

Mark Gearan
Eileen Clausen
President's Speech at the National Academy of Sciences Dinner, June 29

representatives of national academy of sciences from around the world;

"the ultimate success in dealing with global social, economic, and environmental problems cannot be achieved without a stable World population."

"Let 1994 be remembered as the year when the people of the world decide to act together for the benefit of future generations."


[pg. 151]

United States Department of State
Under Secretary of State
for Global Affairs
Waahin6ton, D.C. 20520-7250
Anthony Lake
Timothy E. WirtH
RE: Presidents Speech National Academy of Sciences
Dinner, June 29 1994

As we discussed Sunday afternoon, the President has a great opportunity this Wednesday evening, before a perfect audience. The population issue is a winner for the United States, and we should take advantage of it:

*** it is a foreign policy, post-Cold War winner;

*** women are a key support Group for the Administration,
and our Cairo policy and actions are a winner;

*** among environmental groups, who worry about the
Administration's resolve, our population policy is a winner.

So why not accept the win and speak about it?

The perfect opportunity is Wednesday, at a conference on the Cairo population conference to be held on the 8th floor of the State Department. Sponsored by the Kennedy School, the National Academy of Sciences and the Turner Foundation


[pg. 155]

re: Handwritten Notes- POTUS G-7 Briefing (6 pages) 06/23/1994 P5


[pg. 157]

POTUS - "turning the future of Africa over to third level bureaucrats is insane." (African debt payoff)


500 Tutsi civilians massacred by Hutu militia lie in a church where they were killed in Rwanda, June 17, 1994 -Reuters

[pg. 163]

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20520-731.0
June 16, 1994
Tom Donilon
Jody Greenstone
Joan Spero~
G-7 Summit - What's Our Message

My thought is this: The end of the Cold War has clearly led not only to new political realities, but to new economic realities.

Politically, we are seeing many individuals and countries enjoying the fruits of democracy for the first time.

Economically, we need to ensure that, both domestically, and internationally, individuals and countries share in the benefits of new prosperity. This conceptual parallel could then be reinforced by highlighting the need for a new economic architecture to ensure that shared prosperity happens. We are adapting political/security institutions (NATO, UN) to promote democracy. We need to adapt economic institutions to promote shared prosperity as well. As global economic recovery picks up, and as economic restructuring and globalization of business continues, the international economic system is moving into a new phase, and we need to adapt..."


Hutu woman and her children take a rest on the edge of the French security zone -Reuters

[pg. 165]

June 21, 1994
Note for Bob Boorstin
From: Nick Burn~~SC
Subject: _Riga Speech
Bob: By now you should have received the general background information on Latvia that you requested. I have attached to this memo some additional information just received today from our Embassy in Riga.

- Baltic independence

- U.S. Support for the Balts:

- Highlight the issue of Russian troop withdrawals.

- Note we must now look to the future


the body of his baby who died of cholera July 29, 1994 -Reuters

JULY 12, 1994

We stand where hundreds perished when they dared rise up against foreign masters -- and we embrace freedom.

We stand where crude walls of concrete separated mother from child -- and we meet as one family .



[pg. 176]

[pg. 180]

5. Release of "white paper"

"A 'Haiti Paper' justifying action in Haiti should be released. The recommendation is that the paper be leaked to one major news organization and then distributed more widely. Release of the Haiti Paper should be timed to Congressional consultations with thought given to selective release of the paper to members of Congress closely timed to leaking it to The New York Times."

[pg. 181]


Rwandan woman collapses with her baby on her back alongside the road connecting Kibumba refugee camp and Goma, July 28, 1994 -Reuters

[pg. 187- ]

re: Handwritten Notes- POTUS Meeting (1 page) 09/15/1994 P5

POTUS Meeting 9/15/94


mission clear, near, achievable
may be casualties like Panama, Grenada

national security

{He notes brutal violence, 300,000 refugees possible, Haiti...}

American people do not want a bunch of rhetoric

arguments that will work

  1. not world's policeman
  2. no national interest worth life of a ‘South Dakotaian’

I think Joe Blow doesn't care - chattering classes
When You have a democracy - \Aristide / marked improvement


Note to: Bob Boorstin
FM: RClarke

Sounds like forced intervention is a given.
The fact that it is still possible for the Haitian junta to leave and for the
peacekeepers to enter peacefully is not highlighted. In the Current version that fact is only mentioned briefly in one para on page seven. One suggestion to add emphasis would be to add at end of first para, page one: "and why the international community is offering the brutal Haitian junta a choice: leave now and give the Haitian people back their freedom, or democratic nations from around the world will restore democracy to Haiti."

2. Context: Post Cold War World
In one meeting the President said that he wanted to put Haiti into a context of the post cold war world. If he still wants to do that, I'd try something like: " Let me put what is happening in I!aiti in the context of where America and the world are as we approach the end of the century. The forty year long Cold War has been over for almost five years. Democracy won. " We can not ignore that victory, after all the efforts of the American people to achieve it. We must continue the struggle for democracy. Throughout the former Soviet Union and its East European empire, democracies are taking root. In Africa, President Mandela's election was a triumph of democracy after decades of

"Here in our own hemisphere we have gone from a predominance of countries run by military dictators to now having 33 democracies out of the 35 nations of the Americas. Only in Haiti and Cuba are the people still not free." Then pick up with -page 4, first full para ... " No American should be... ·

MAP: There is a vivid visual in the White Paper showing two maps of Latin America with dictatorships in red and democracies in blue. In the 70s, its got a lot of red. Now, just two islands of red stand out in a sea of blue democracies. I strongly urge that we use that map in the speech.

3. International Support
On page five, I think we can highlight more the international nature of the
support for our action. "This is not just the United States that is trying to helping the people of Haiti. The six Central American presidents, the leaders of the thirteen nations of the Caribbean Community,


Hutu girl sits tensely within a crowd of some 10,000 Rwandan refugees who were stopped from crossing into Zaire -Reuters

sunday, september 25, 1994
Comments on POTUS·UNGA speech draft #3
From strobe Talbott ·

p. 1, trust you'll adjust the reference' to "avoid bloodshed" in the Haiti section, given last night. "Minimize bloodshed" would probably still work.


[pg. 194- ]

The President should speak past the diplomats and press, addressing the peoples of the world, Americans included. It should be a short speech, an elegant synthesis that people can understand.

The President would help the world and the Administration by playing the change agent role we have seen often in his town meetings. Our policy discourse and political behavior, domestic as well as global, are hamstrung by assumptions and symbols that most of us sense are out of date but not yet replaced. On almost every issue (e.g., gun control), this
President has had to break through assumptions and standards that are out of date and out of tune with public concerns.


Rwandan Hutu refugees staying at the Mukaruka transit camp -Reuters

[pg. 195-196 ]

SEP-12-94 MON 14:34

In the international arena we have moved from an era of tight control to one of fluid change. Countries and leaders that had to control the nuclear stalemate cannot control the adoption of sustainable agriculture or Radio Hutu. Yet our definitions of leadership, national interest and the comparative advantages of Americans in this new world are still evolving. By asserting his own leadership, the President can also set a tone for collective responsibility in a changing, chaotic world.


We are responsible. As individuals and nations, we are responsible. We are responsible for shaping this epoch of change and opportunity so that it makes life better for all our people. Others are responsible too -responsible for prolonging war and genocide, and the world community will hold them accountable. This includes parties to conflicts who do not demonstrate the will to solve their own problems. It falls to us, to our generation, to decide whether the world proceeds toward democracy, peace and prosperity, or whether those bright prospects are allowed to slip away.


Part of the challenge is to keep our bearings, guided by mankind's most fundamental-moral commitments. These are embodied in the Charter of the united Nations. They are expressed in our conventions on human rights, etc., end they are being fulfilled. The Cold War required control and a clear vision based on maintaining that control. To promote our
people's interests in today’s world of chaos requires a new kind of vision -- confidence in our ideals and in ourselves. With Rwanda on the television we cannot pretend to control events; but we CAN shape events toward a freer, more secure and humane world. We have to be willing to think anew about what is going on in the world.


Why must we act in Rwanda? Why must we act to prevent Rwandas if we possibly can? First and foremost, because people are suffering and dying on a massive scale, and we have the resources and thus an obligation to relieve and prevent human suffering and death. But also because the post-Cold War world is yet unformed, and our action or inaction Will directly affect the prosperity, the safety and the moral
expectations of our own societies and our own children. We
commemorated D-Day -- a vast mobilization of resources as well
as the expression of democratic ideals. Today the challenges
are more complex but the essentials are the same -- a commitment to ideals, the willingness to risk, intense cooperation, determination to prevail.


Americans are adjusting after the Cold War. We are reducing our military expenditure and putting our economy on a path of sustainable growth. we are tending to long-neglected public needs such as health care for all. We are learning the possibilities of a world no longer frozen and paralyzed by nuclear confrontation. What we do outside 6ur borders is intimately tied to what we can do at home.

Public opinion.

On every issue we have fought in America trade liberalization, deficit control, health care, crime -we have had to break through old politics and build consensus for new approaches. In each case we have succeeded because the public believes there are better ways to serve their real needs. Americans support the United Nations. They support
peacekeeping this is clear from many polls. The UN and peacekeeping must work as well as possible, and we as member governments are responsible to assure that it does. That is part of our commitment to revitalizing international institutions. I doubt if public opinion is very different anywhere in the world when you are talking about the most
fundamental aspirations people have for their families.

Solid progress in the last year.

It is important to celebrate our gains. Since we met a year ago:

Development of international institutions: Partnership for
Peace; expansion of NATO and the EU; OECD expansion; APEC;
GATT/WTO; and NAFTA. This will continue with the November
APEC leaders meeting and the December Surrunit of the

In the UN system:
-- High Commissioner for Human Rights.
Continued the process of streamlining the UN to
respond to the challenges, e.g. Inspector General,
stronger peacekeeping structure.

Russia and the United States, the former adversaries, have
continually improved our working relationship for peace.

Middle East

South Africa

Rwanda mobilization

Cambodia, El Salvador, Mozambique, Haiti (as appropriate).


Tasks Remaining

There is still much to do; Major non-proliferation goals, including NPT, CTBT, follow-up to COCOM.

Further UN _reform, including better peacekeeping capabilities, better humanitarian aid coordination, 25 percent limit on peacekeeping assessments, and the expansion of the Security Council with permanent seats for Germany and Japan.

Sustainable development, population growth, terrorism, narcotics.

We have to do better on peacekeeping and humanitarian relief: Bosnia, Somalia, Liberia, Angola, Georgia.


July 28, 1994. At least 400,000 refugees live in Kibumba camp -Reuters

[pg. 198- ]

Handwritten Notes- UNGA Meeting (6 pages) 09/22/1994 P5


where and whether force is used - what are the criteria?


[pg. 207]


Last September at the UN, the President said that for those who wonder if America will be engaged in the world, the question is not whether or not we will be engaged but how we will engage. For all the criticism of our foreign policy, it cannot be said that over the past year America has not engaged itself and engaged others on the international stage. What we may want to do this September is to explain the HOW part of engagement with greater clarity. (If we could find a new term of art for the KIND of engagement we seek in the world, it would be great-clearly
it must take into account the various forms of engagement: )

(Somalia, Rwanda.) American leadership when it comes to
humanitarian engagement .is unprecedented and daunting.

Nafta, G-7. APEC, US-Japan framework, GATT, Eastern Europe ....

Middle East, Africa, Eastern Europe, Russia, NIS ...

When our vital interests are threatened, as they were in Iraq
after the plot against Bush, we will employ force. When there
were violations in Bosnia of the Sarajevo ultimatum, we did not
hesitate to press our allies to use force.


I know you bristled at the use of the term ''moral" especially vis-a-vis foreign policy, but the reality is that this President has a moral compass, feels motivated to act with higher principles in mind, and we fail to trumpet the fact that he has the moral courage to take on difficult issues such as staying in Somalia even after the killing of US servicemen, bringing the force of the entire US military to bear on the crisis in Rwanda, sticking up for democracy in Haiti (with all the costs of doing
so) finding safe haven for refugees, paying attention to continents... at least, thinking about how he can say that America has the courage to take on the hard challenges in the face of criticism and skepticism.


I keep hoping that someone will pull together a CLINTON DOCTRINE
description which explains that Clinton's Foreign Policy is based on a careful calibration of force and diplomacy in which we use these dual levers to bring about the resolution of conflicts.

The skillful use of force and diplomacy in Bosnia has involved building a confederation while at the very same time that NATO airpower was used to change realities on the ground.

In Haiti, we began with diplomacy and have moved to the possible use of force, but only after the diplomatic track was unsuccessful.

(*I plan to give this last category more thought.)


No piece of the globe has been ignored this year by America.

Africa--laundry list of examples of our attention to Africa

Middle East--Israel-Jordan, Israel-PLO

Latin America, Carribbean--attention to Haiti, Summit of Americas

Asia-Pacific--attention to Korea, China, US-Japan, ASEAN

Europe--European integration, NATO summit, Normandy trip

Russia-former Soviet Union--Ukraine tri-lateral deal, Baltics,
Riga trip.

Standing in the United Nations, this President could do some verbal globe-trotting to relfect upon all that has been done and yet still needs to be done around the world. The NO MAN IS AN ISLAND (add women) .. WE ARE ALL PART OF THE CONTINENT, PART OF THE MAIN" line by John Donne still might be appropriate, overused as it is.

This memo is a work in progress. I will be back with more.


[pg. 217]

re: Handwritten Notes- Agenda for A Strong America (2 pages)
Date: N/A
approx. 1994



Agenda for a strong America




"Carter killed by economy/ Iran and perception of weakness

We have things in hand..."

"No real dividing line between domestic policies and foreign policy."

"18 years old when [I] went to Georgetown [University.]
[I] thought "world would become more/more important..."

"no common enemy, but interdependence significant -- no longer possible to say, stress domestic OR foreign policy"

"People have so many troubles..."


Zaire July 26, 1994. Some 300 soldiers have died of cholera within a week -Reuters

[pg. 220]

Lawrence Summers to Bob Boorstin & Anyone Else Interested (2
11/09/1994 P5

Whose friend is Change?

  1. The American people and educated opinion vastly exaggerate the impact of trade on living standards. 75% of American workers work in jobs cutting hair or behind cash registers, or teaching school that are not subject to international competition from low wage labor (less than 50% levels) has barely changed over the last 25 years. We misdirect people's fears by suggesting otherwise.
  2. One million Americans are separated for jobs each month. This number has not changed much over the last fifteen years except for cyclical movements. No plausible reemployment to retraining program is going to reach any appreciable fraction of them. It is not a defensible proposition that even if our entire reemployment and training agenda was adopted it would touch the lives of the vast majority of these people in any way. We breed cynicism in government by suggesting the contrary.
  3. Our reemployment programs are very valuable and we should stress their virtue. But, we cannot credibly hold them over as an antidote to the tidal wave of change. We are much more creditable stressing all the things we are doing to promote general prosperity and a strong economy. Ultimately no amount of retraining, readjustment, or unemployment insurance assistance matters unless the total number of jobs is increased.

That is where our emphasis should be. I believe that our emphasis on change and insecurity is one of the reasons people fell no more secure than two years ago - despite the economic recovery.

4. These judgments are independent of the general question of whether the election suggests that we need to move to the left or right.
If we were to move to the left, it would be much better to do so by pointing to needs like family leave, like minimum income for those that work full time. like the ability to have grievances heard in the work place, that government can actually get met. Adjustment assistance that makes change painless or even offsets a large part of the pain is seen by people as unrealistic and they are largely right.


[pg. 235]

Strobe Talbott to Hillary Clinton; re: Interview in Moscow with
Radio Nadezhda (3 pages)
05/02/1995 P5

One is the essential role a free media plays in a healthy democracy. You could draw on our own experience in this country with the Fourth Estate and its key role in informing the public, in spurring national debate on major policy initiatives like health care reform and in ensuring transparent election campaigns.

Dear Mrs. Clinton:

Melanne called last week to say that you have agreed to do an interview in Moscow with Radio Nadezhda ("Hope"). It's a terrific idea. Part of the President's purpose in going to Moscow is to reach out to the Russian people.

Not knowing Radio Nadeihda myself, · I asked my executive assistant, Victoria Nuland, for her thoughts on the best approach. Before joining me in the Department, Victoria worked as a political officer in our embassy in Moscow. She knows the Russian media in general and Radio Nadezhda in particular.

She has stayed in close touch with developments in Russia, and has been an invaluable advisor and reality check for me in my own effort to advise Chris and the President. The basic point to stress is that Russians are exceedingly -- I'd even say increasingly -- concerned about security and stability (a concern that is not entirely incomprehensible to many Americans). After the initial euphoria of throwing off the dead hand of the past, Russians have come increasingly to identify reform with crime, corruption, hardship and fear of the future. That has made them vulnerable to the most dangerous sorts of demagogue. They also care very much about how they are seen by the rest of the world.

Your message should be that we admire what they have already done, and we support them in what they are trying to do. That can be seen essentially as undergoing a traumatic transition now so that their children can have a better future.

Radio Nadezhda is, as you know, a station founded and run by women. That makes it all the more appropriate for you to touch upon your special concern with women's issues, such as day care for working mothers and reproductive health (abortion is still the birth-control technique of choice -- or perhaps should say of default)


Rwandan orphans hide in a nearby house of their orphanage after it was hit by shelling May 28, 1994 -Reuters

[pg. 223]

001. memo John Shattuck et alto Tom Donilon; re: Themes for Pre-APEC 09/30/1994 P5
Speech - Human Rights, Democracy and Economic Development (4

  1. memo re: Democracy & Development (10 pages) 10/07/1994 P1/b(l)
  2. paper re: Suggested Themes for Possible Presidential Speech on 09/2611994 P1/b(1)

[pg. 237]

speech draft re: President William Jefferson Clinton- Address to the Canadian Parliament- Ottawa, Canada (with extensive edits by POTUS) (12 pages)
02/23/1995 P5


[pg. 242]

More speech making...

"Together we stood fast against communist tyranny and prevailed in the Cold War, and we stood shoulder to shoulder against aggression in the Gulf War. Now, our nations have stepped forward to help Haiti emerge from repression and restore its democracy. In one international forum after another, we stand side by side to shape a safer, better world .... whether it be at the World Population Conference or in pushing together for indefinite extension of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty."

"These times may be turbulent, but we have an historic opportunity to increase security and prosperity for our peoples and around the world. And I will do everything in my power to keep my country constructively engaged in the world. Imagine what the Persian Gulf region would look like today if we had not risen to the challenge of Iraqi aggression.
Imagine just what tariffs and barriers would plague the world trading system if we had not worked so hard for liberalization. And imagine how much worse the tragedy in Rwanda would be if we had not been there to provide essential help in the refugee camps. We must not let anyone or anything break this great tradition of our nations."

"To meet the challenges of this new era, we must now adapt the that institutions helped us win the Cold War so that they can Serves us as well in the decades ahead as they did in those past. Some have evolved with a changing world, discarding old missions and assuming new roles. But we have also seen that the end of the East-West conflict, the advent of 24-hour financial markets, sudden environmental disasters and the rise of international terrorism put new demands on our institutions that the statesmen of 50 years ago could not have foreseen.

The 21st century will leave behind those who sit back and rest."


[pg. 250]

speech draft re: President William Jefferson Clinton- Nixon Center Address - Washington, D.C. (with extensive edits by POTUS)
(13 pages)
03/0111995 P5


[pg. 254]



[pg. 258]

Touts the removal of nukes from Ukraine...Yet neither He, His wife, nor President Obama seem interested in honoring the defense treaty America signed with Ukraine.

Touts nuclear cutbacks, claims it saved, "20 billion dollars a year..."

Acknowledge the threat of terrorists, rouge countries getting nukes...

"We must do everything we can to prevent another World Trade Center tragedy..."

"We must take every precaution to avoid living with the 21st Century version of fall out shelters and "duck and cover" exercises."


[pg. 261]

talks about strengthening chemical weapons treaties, bans.


[pg. 264]

More speeches, Feb 1995


[pg. 266]

VA issues

More speeches, to the VA
March 1995

summary; starts with history, then moves to rhetoric

a re-occurring theme;

"That means, first of all, preserving a strong American military. More than anything else, our armed forces guarantees our security and our influence over world events. They ensure our credibility. They are the backbone of our diplomacy. They showed that in the Persian Gulf when our troops swift deployment convinced Saddam Hussein that he didn't want to make the same mistake twice. They showed that in Haiti too, when the news that our forces were poised to invade convinced the corrupt generals that It was time to go."

No mention of Rwanda…

"People who fight for the United States have the right to know that the United States will fight for them -- and not just for a few years but for their entire lives. The soldiers of tomorrow will only be as good as our commitment to the veterans of today."

"In the last two weeks Hillary has visited with Gulf veterans at Walter Reed and the Washington VA Medical Center-- and she has been deeply moved by their experiences. She also met with Gunner Kent and Bob Currieo of the VFW and other service organization representatives to discuss Gulf War veterans' illnesses and what needs to be done for them."


[pg. 280]

re: President William Jefferson Clinton- Address to the People of
Haiti - Presidential Palace, Port-au-Prince (with extensive edits by
Sandy Berger & Tony Lake) (4 pages)

Clinton Presidential Records
National Security Council
Robert Boorstin (Speechwriting)
ONBox Number: 423
Haiti, 3/3119 5 - Palce Drafts
Presidential Records Act- [44 U.S.C. 2204(a)) Freedom of Information Act- [5 U.S.C. 552(b))


[pg. 285]

memo Tom Malinowski, John Hannah, & Andrew Weiss to Bob Boorstin;
re: Moscow State University Speech (1 page)
05/03/1995 P5


[pg. 287]

Zaire November 16, 1996. Hundreds of thousands of refugees -Reuters

speech draft · re: President William Jefferson Clinton - Commemoration of the 50th
Anniversary of the Signing of the United Nations Charter- San
Francisco, Ca. (with extensive edits by POTUS) (32 pages)
06/2611995 P5


[pgs. 290-357]

- Again long edited speeches, almost always starts with a history lesson, preaching really.

- Partisan rhetoric

- Some issues that matter are brought up, some interesting policy stuff, then poof! Back to the rhetoric, or over compensating, self aggrandizing, then whamo!

- If he was not cut off in time, He slips, shows inner mind working or a really good slip up generally comic, but sometimes shockingly disturbing.


November 30, 1996 -Reuters

Rwanda - This Mandatory Declassification Review contains material on Rwanda from 1993 and 1994. The records include cables, reports, memos, maps, and head of state correspondence. MDR 2010-0639-M-1

Pg 76 of 291

A Summary of the actions taken by the French.


Pg 91 of 291

Estimated death tolls as of June 1st 1994, approximately 375,000 Tutsi and Hutu Moderates are dead.

Almost half the Tutsis on the Planet are viscously murdered within two months.


Pg 94 of 291
June 17 1994

“The U. S. has no intention of sending troops into Rwanda.”


Pg 95 of 291
May 2 1994

Letter from the King of Rwanda, begging Clinton for help.


forest midway between Tanzania border and Rwandan capital of Kigali May 6, 1994 -Reuters

Pg 97 of 291
May 13 1994

Letter about the UN, how they have a plan to intervene.


Dead Rwandans lie along the side of the road May 8, 1994 -Reuters

Pg 99 of 291
May 27 1994

What went wrong?
A background report about the Tutsi and Hutu problems.


Uganda May 20, 1994. The bodies were carried by Akagera river from Rwanda into Lake Victoria -Reuters

Pg 107 of 291
May 26 1994

Press Points on Rwanda


Rwanda Patriotic Front rebels inspect the wreckage at the site of the plane where Rwandan and Burundian presidents were killed May 26, 1994 -Reuters

Pg 110 of 291
May 2nd 1994

National Security Council letter


road in the Rwandan capital of Kigali May 22, 1994 -Reuters

Pg 112 of 291
May 9th 1994

regional response to crisis.


Rwandan refugees cross the Rusumo border to Tanzania from Rwanda May 30, 1994 carrying their belongings. The 250,000 refugees fled -Reuters

Pg 147 of 291
April 8th 1994

Americans evacuated, Belgians send 600 troops to evacuate westerners.


Belgian troops are preparing to inspect the city of Kigali April 11, 1994 on the sixth-day of violence raging in the central African state of Rwanda -Reuters

Pg 158 of 291
May 19 1994

Widow of assassinated Rwandan President pleads with Clinton for help.


Pg 169 of 291
Date N/A (July 1994?)

Next steps: Rwanda War Crimes Tribunal


Rwandan boy covers his face from the stench of dead bodies July 19, 1994 -Reuters

Pg 172 of 291
Sept. 28 1994

Rwanda Situation report


Pg 174 of 291
Sept. 27 1994

Rwanda Situation report

Even more reports for September…


Pg 229 of 291
Sept. 1994

Rwanda strategy: short term goals


Pg 272 of 291
Aug. 1994

Report showing troop pledges from several countries, by August and September many are in Refugee camps, dying there of starvation and disease for the next two years.

A dead refugee woman lies on the main road from Tanzania to Rwanda's border-Reuters


Some say this region of Africa has never healed. Many believe the neighboring Nation of D.R. Congo is about to explode into mass violence and grief. Others worry Syria will become far worst, if that is even possible.

Will the World respond the next time a genocide begins?

Will You?

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