WHEN MUSEVENI CRIED TO THE USA FOR HELP OVER ASSASSINATION PLOT BY GADDAFI
CHANGE OF GUARDS - Here below is a US diplomatic communication leaked by the whistleblower website, Wikileaks and first published by the The Guardian newspaper.
Tue 7 Dec 2010 21.30 GMT
Wednesday, 18 June 2008, 22:26
S E C R E T STATE 065820
EO 12958 DECL: TAGS PREL, MARR, MOPS, UG, CG, LY, ZI
SUBJECT: A/S FRAZER'S JUNE 13 MEETING WITH UGANDAN
Classified By: Assistant Secretary Frazer for Reasons 1.4 (a) and (d)
1) (SBU) SUMMARY. On June 13, Assistant Secretary for African Affairs Jendayi Frazer met with Ugandan President Museveni in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, where Museveni was attending his son's graduation from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. President Museveni and A/S Frazer discussed military action against the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Libyan involvement in sub-Saharan African politics, and the political stalemate in Zimbabwe. President Museveni, A/S Frazer, and the State Department Country Officer for Uganda were present. END SUMMARY.
6) (S) President Museveni said Libyan President Qadhafi "is a problem" for the continent and is pushing for the creation of a "United States of Africa" to be governed by one president. Museveni thought Qadhafi's plan is neither feasible nor desirable, given cultural and linguistic differences across the continent. Rather than the development of a unitary African state, Museveni said he is pushing Qadhafi and other African leaders to develop regional political federations and markets that support common objectives. Museveni indicated to A/S Frazer that Qadhafi continues to "intimidate" small African countries through bribes and other pressure. As a result of Libya's actions, small West African countries have been afraid to participate fully or speak out during international meetings at the United Nations, African Union, and other forums.
7) (S) Museveni noted that tensions with Qadhafi are growing and as a result, and he worries that Qadhafi will attack his plane while flying over international airspace. Museveni requested that the USG and GOU coordinate to provide additional air radar information when he flies over international waters.
Gaddafi had come to the aid of Iddi Amin when he was battling the Tanzanian army and its exiled Ugandan allies that included Museveni as leader of the briefcase organisation, FRONASA. Two years later after the fall of Iddi Amin, Museveni took to the bush to fight the Obote government. Other fighting groups like that of Moses Ali and Andrew Kayiira had already approached Gaddafi for help when Museveni also went to beg for the same. He was helped too on condition that he collaborates with the other said groups.
After take over, Museveni neutralized the two groups and their leadership thus remaining the only darling to Gaddafi. All sorts of help from Gaddafi continued to flow in until two decades later when the two fell out over whether Africa should have one government or regional blocks. Museveni accused Gaddafi of pushing an Arab agenda that he associated with terrorism thus the basis for crying to the USA.
When NATO militarily moved against Gaddafi, fearing that a dangerous precedent that could catch up with him too was being set, Museveni championed the AU coalition to save Gaddafi. He embarked on shuttle diplomacy flying from capital to capital to secure AU resolution stopping NATO's military action. Museveni's frustration hit the climax when he together with three other African heads of state were denied landing in Libya to initiate talks between Gaddafi and his insurgent citizens. Gaddafi was defeated and eventually killed.
Around the same time, Museveni cried to the UK for help against Rwanda's Kagame whom he accused of plotting to invade Uganda. The UK secured a deal that diffused the standoff. We are yet to see where he will run to in the face of the current standoff between him and Kagame. Maybe China because recent times have witnessed his attacking the west as a bunch of useless idiots.
INFORMATION IS POWER AND THE PROBLEM OF UGANDA IS MUSEVENISM