De moord op Lumumba

De moord op Lumumba De nacht is koud die de januari in Katanga de rijke koperprovincie die met Belgische hulp van Congo is afgescheurd Een open plek in de beboste savanne is verlicht met de koplampenvan politiew

  • Title: De moord op Lumumba
  • Author: Ludo De Witte
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 466
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  • De nacht is koud, die 17de januari 1961 in Katanga, de rijke koperprovincie die met Belgische hulp van Congo is afgescheurd Een open plek in de beboste savanne is verlicht met de koplampenvan politiewagens Een Belgische politiecommissaris neemt Patrice Lumumba bij de arm en leidt hem tot voor een grote boom De Congolese ex premier loopt moeizaam, want hij is urenlang zwDe nacht is koud, die 17de januari 1961 in Katanga, de rijke koperprovincie die met Belgische hulp van Congo is afgescheurd Een open plek in de beboste savanne is verlicht met de koplampenvan politiewagens Een Belgische politiecommissaris neemt Patrice Lumumba bij de arm en leidt hem tot voor een grote boom De Congolese ex premier loopt moeizaam, want hij is urenlang zwaar mishandeld Een vierkoppig executiepeloton staat stand by, terwijl soldaten, politiemannen, Belgische officieren en Katangese ministers zwijgend toekijken Een Belgischekapitein geeft het bevel te vuren en een reusachtig salvo maait Lumumba neer In dit boek wordt aan het licht gebracht wie Lumumba heeft vermoord, waarom en hoe dit is gebeurd Dit verhaal van een aangekondigde moord is geschreven door de regering vanGaston Eyskens Brussel was van oordeel dat de liquidatie van Lumumba onontbeerlijk was om de belangen van de trusts die de kolonie als hun wingewest ontgonnen, voor de toekomstveilig te stellen In 1999 leidde de publicatie van dit boek tot de oprichting van een parlementaire onderzoekscommissieen in 2002 tot verontschuldigingen van de Belgische regering voor het aandeel van Belgi in de moord In 2011, vijftig jaar na de moord, behandelt een Belgische rechtbank een klacht van de familie Lumumba tegen een tiental Belgen die bij de moord betrokken waren.

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    1. Patrice Lumumba was a symbol for all that is despised by the Imperialistic West. A nation that was as rich with resources as the Congo couldn't POSSIBLY be left to its own independence. Lumumba was a people's leader. He had the following of the masses. He was an inspiration to not only the people of the Congo, but to many around the world, particularly in Africa during this time when many countries on the continent were throwing off the yoke of imperialism. It can be said that with Lumumba's ass [...]

    2. If you want to learn about Patrice Lumumba, the first prime minister of the newly independent Congo, who was assassinated in 1961, as well as his struggle against Belgian colonialism and neo-colonialism, this is not the book for you. Conspicuously absent here was Lumumba himself. Imagine reading a book about Martin Luther King Jr. that only barely touched on slavery, the Civil Rights movement and any of his speeches. Yeah. The only real sense you get of the Lumumba the man is at the very end, wh [...]

    3. Patrice Lumumba was a charismatic, commanding man with a revolutionary aura about him, cut down before he was able to exercise power long enough for anybody to be sure how he would have reshaped the world but those who knew him (and especially those who feared him) had no doubt he was a world-historical figure. An example of this was during the ceremonial hand-off of power from the Belgian colonial power to the newly independent Congo. Lumumba, the first elected Prime Minister of the Republic of [...]

    4. Lumumba should stand, towering over the consciousness of liberal progressives everywhere. Forget the starry-eyed Guevara with his puerile Communist fantasizing agit-prop. Lumbumba is a hero unlike we've seen and the story of his killing should be known the world over - the complicity of the United States, Russia, the UN and especially Belgium must be remembered.De Witte's chronicalling is compelling, an admixture of true-crime and political drama, De Witte situates the murder of Lumumba in the s [...]

    5. The best book I have ever readIt still resonates with me.One man had every group imaginable wanting him vanquished, but to degrade him I the streets while he was technically in power is mind blowing.

    6. Ludo de Witte's The Assassination of Lumumba is an important, if flawed, book about a key episode in African decolonisation in the 1960s. de Witte, a sociologist, uses the book to conclusively prove that the Belgian government was complicit in the murder of the Congo's first democratically-elected leader because his philosophies did not suit their desire to retain a form of neo-colonial control over the strategically important region of the Congo. The book led to an inquiry by the Belgian govern [...]

    7. Excellent historical account of a great leader. I found this book very interesting and the movie was great as well.

    8. Great resource for primary source documents (telegraphs primarily) from Belgium, the U.S and the U.N. role during the 'Congo crisis'. I.e Congo's independence struggle and subsequent Mobutu 2nd Republic. Primary analysis is is focused on the coordination of the west from Lumumba's speech to the King to 1961. The book goes up to ~2001 though.

    9. The first president of newly independent Congo was elected, overthrown and assassinated within approximately three months. There is no doubt in my mind that there was complicity in this action from the UN, the US, Great Britain and Belgium. While the exact manner of this is almost too horrific to comprehend it is certainly in line with the activities of the colonialism that had ruled and raped the countries of the continent for centuries.The book was difficult to read and required a lot of re-re [...]

    10. «élimination définitive. »~ Belgian African Affairs Minister, Harold d'Apremont Lynden.Belgium needed an assassination. «e presence of Lumumbist troops at Manono» ~ Marcel Dupret, Brazzaville to Léopoldvileither the apparatus nor the tradition to mount an effective assassination operation quickly thousands of miles from home. «ey would appear to be nil. »~ J. Brassinne, “Enquête”.« Yes! »~ Police Commissioner Frans Verscheure. Schäfer and his companion Danys disposed of the bodi [...]

    11. Less a book and more a lawyer's brief. A tremendous amount of energy is required by the reader in order to stay with the details. Often ten pages is spent on a single day. But it helps to realize the author's intent. This is the documentation with which de Witte hopes to convict Lumumba's assassins. Rarely do we get such a minute by minute, day by day, presentation of how the first world actors with the complicity of third world actors, guarantee the transition from colonialism to neo-colonialis [...]

    12. I simply couldn't read past the first couple of chapters. I had a lot of high expectations for this book, but sadly the author was more interested in the unnecessary pedantic European details, forgetting this book would undoubtedly be received overwhelmingly by the African audience. Little is touched upon on the life of Lumumba, in essence, the author doesn't try to make the martyr "human" instead attempts to go on with this project of a "well intricately engineered assassination" WITHOUT establ [...]

    13. Probably not the best "primer" on the Lumumba assassination. It assumes much more than a familiarity with the entire affair and focuses exclusively on the minutia surrounding the Belgian involvement in the assassination.

    14. A must read book to understand why everything politicians suggest today about "regime change" is complete bollocks.

    15. very detailed research on the Belgian's role for the assassination of Lumumba. Reveals very ugly truth behind that tragic incident

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