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Génocide au Rwanda: l'amiral Lanxade n'exclut pas que Barril ait eu une aide de l'Élysée

Card Number 29635

Number
29635
Date
18 février 2022
Ymd
20220218
Title
Génocide au Rwanda: l'amiral Lanxade n'exclut pas que Barril ait eu une aide de l'Élysée
Size
17298 bytes
Pages nb.
2
Source
AFP
Type
Dépêche d'agence
Language
FR
Abstract
Admiral Lanxade, Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces, does not deny that the plane of ex-Captain Barril en route to Rwanda during the genocide stopped at the military air base of Istres. He says he was not aware of. He suggests that the landing of the plane could be authorized on intervention of the Élysée. Implicitly, he would discard on General Quesnot but he told the judge that he had "no intention" to accuse him.
Comment
Admiral Lanxade is intrinsically anti-Tutsi as shown by this note addressed to the President of the Republic on October 11, 1990. He is linked to the perpetrators of the genocide. Writing later that, during Operation Amaryllis, "we had no information, then, on the start of massacres", he denies the evidence in order to dismiss the accusation of complicity with those who started a genocide in front of the French soldiers.
It should be remembered that this strategy of indirect support for those who carried out genocide was formulated by General Quesnot, special military advisor at the Presidency of the Republic, in a note on 6 May 1994 to President Mitterrand and by General Huchon, head of the Military Cooperation Mission, in his talks with Rwandan Colonel Ephrem Rwabalinda on 9 to 13 May 1994.