Because there are so few independent journalists who cover African affairs, the events in this area provide great potential to be mis-reported and manipulated by Empire interests. This journalist has done so much to uncover the real facts behind the misinformation supplied by the Empire's mainstream media.
The only problem I have with his writings is that he tries to accomplish too much in any one article. Thus, he tends to go into enormous detail that gets in the way of key insights and themes. To get his information across to internet users, it would be far better if he wrote separate articles on various subtopics and with summary reports that included links to them.
What I got from this article is that Western mainstream media has grossly distorted actual events in Rwanda, especially the events surrounding the Rwanda massacre in 1994. Snow's reporting shows that in reality it was a civil war with atrocities on both sides. But, given their favorite principle, "never let a crisis go to waste", political operatives of the Empire stepped into the fray--if they didn't actually instigate it--and backed a US trained military leader to serve their interests.
Contrary to popular propaganda, the sound bite claiming that the RPF [Rwandan Patriotic Front headed by Kagame, formerly the Rwandan Patriotic Army] 'stopped the genocide against Tutsis' in Rwanda is a gross mischaracterization of the nature of genocide versus civil war in Rwanda. It is also a sound bite that deflects attention from the RPF role in mass atrocities in Rwanda and Congo. The Kagame regime is able to get away with anything it wants--arrest and torture opponents, persecute refugees everywhere, plunder minerals from Congo --because President Paul Kagame has provided the Pentagon its biggest, centralized base for the Pentagon's U.S. Africa Command, AFRICOM.