In Rwanda: A Memorial to
the victims of the genocide
General Romeo Dallaire, Commander of U.N. forces in Rwanda in 1994, tried to tell the world that genocide was happening in Rwanda, but world governments refused to listen.
He repeatedly asked for more troops to save people's lives and even defied U.N. orders to withdraw from Rwanda, but all his requests were denied. No major powers wanted to intervene.
Read Dallaire's story at The General and the Genocide.
Photo by Sue Nichols, University Relations, Michigan State University
(Used with permission)
Dallaire blames western governments for not intervening and argues that lives could have been saved if they had done so. What might have happened differently if they had listened to him?