In 1994 when the Clinton Administration and its state department looked the other way on the Atrocity Crimes unfolding in Rwanda, he never wavered on his assessment of the bloodbath. He mustered the guts to dissent with the state department’s mute position at the time calling it GENOCIDE. Dr. Gregory Stanton was deemed a rebel by colleagues at the State Department at the time. At the end, after more than 800,000 had died, he was later awarded the American Foreign Service Association’s W. Averell Harriman Award for “extraordinary contributions to the practice of diplomacy exemplifying intellectual courage,” based on his dissent from U.S. policy on the Rwandan genocide . President Clinton has on several occasions apologized for his inaction despite secret government cables warning of the impending massacre and the massacre. This has been the case with anglophone Cameroon (British Southern Cameroon/Ambazonia) where an American Diplomat – Amb. Henry Balerin has called it targeted killing of the anglophones – a euphemism for Genocide. Despite these declarations, warnings, abundant social media evidences and testimonies in Congress, the killings continue. One of such rare gems on Genocide has added his voice again like he did in 1994.
Barely a year ago, when casualties were around 21000 (now above 23000), Dr. Stanton was blunt saying what was taking place against the anglophone minority was GENOCIDE. Sounding the alarm on ABC Television, Dr. Stanton, best known for his work on the 10 stages of genocide, on the site Genocide Watch was categorical that the stages have been exhausted in British Cameroon (Ambazonia), and intervention long overdue. The government of French Cameroon he says is now in the DENIAL STAGE, and since the world is silent, she continues the killings. According to Prof. Stanton, self-defense is a legitimate weapon of defense in a fight for survival like in Anglophone Cameroon, where women, children and their villages are killed and razed. On how the 10 stages of genocide by Dr. Stanton fits in the British Cameroon (Anglophone) genocide, click here. Biden has been a fierce critic of oppression of minorities since the days of apartheid. Now is the time not to repeat Clinton’s error. He can end this genocide now.
Who is Dr. Gregory Stanton?
He is the finest gem on GENOCIDE. Dr. Gregory Stanton is the former Research Professor in Genocide Studies and Prevention at the George Mason University in Fairfax County, Virginia. He is best known for his work in the area of genocide studies. He is the founder and president of Genocide Watch, the founder and director of the Cambodian Genocide Project, and the Chair of the Alliance Against Genocide. From 2007 to 2009 he was the President of the International Association of Genocide Scholars. He was the Research Professor in Genocide Studies and Prevention at the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University, Arlington, Virginia.
Stanton served in the State Department (1992–1999). At the State Department he drafted the United Nations Security Council resolutions that created the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, the Burundi Commission of Inquiry, and the Central African Arms Flow Commission. He also drafted the U.N. Peacekeeping Operations resolutions that helped bring about an end to the Mozambique civil war. In 1994. Stanton wrote the State Department options paper on ways to bring the Khmer Rouge to justice in Cambodia. Stanton was deeply involved in the U.N.-Cambodian government negotiations that brought about the creation of the Khmer Rouge Tribunal, for which he drafted internal rules of procedure. (Click here for more of his biography