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Boutros Boutros-Ghali

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For us, genocide was the gas chamber - what happened in Germany. We were not able to realize that with the machete you can create a genocide.

— Boutros Boutros-Ghali

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For President Clinton, according to this discussion I had with him, Rwanda was a marginal problem.

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I used to say I never talk about my successor, neither about my predecessor.

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In Yugoslavia, I'd asked for additional forces too. I even went to meet the French prime minister, and I proposed additional forces... Nobody wanted to send troops.

— Boutros Boutros-Ghali

#asked #even #forces #french #i

So this is why I'm always say happy that somebody mentions Rwanda, because behind Rwanda, we have Africa.

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The change began in Somalia, where we discovered that we were involved in an operation where there was no peace, so there was no more a peacekeeping operation because there was no peace.

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The fact that you had disruptions in the peace process was not only in Rwanda. We had the same problem in Cambodia, we had the same problem in Mozambique, we had the same problem in Salvador.

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#disruptions #fact #had #only #peace

The failure of the United Nations - My failure is maybe, in retrospective, that I was not enough aggressive with the members of the Security Council.

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#council #enough #failure #i #maybe

The problem is when you are writing something in retrospective, it needs a lot of courage not to change, or you will forget a certain reality, and you will just take in consideration your view today.

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#change #consideration #courage #forget #just

The real problem was not the troops; the real problem was that only the United States had the infrastructure to do the transport of troops with big planes, and then who will pay?

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The sketch always ended with the characters announcing "Boutros Boutros-Ghali" in place of "Goodbye". James May on episode 4 of the 19th season of Top Gear used Boutros-Ghali's name to make fun of Hammond's undiplomatic comments against Mexico with an ironical play on their names: "our director of international relations Boutros Boutros-Hammond". Richard Clarke (American counter-terrorism czar) Michael Sheehan and James Rubin participated in what they called "Operation Orient Express".

An academic and former Vice Foreign Minister of Egypt Boutros Boutros-Ghali oversaw the UN at a time when it dealt with several world crises including the breakup of Yugoslavia and the Rwandan Genocide. Boutros Boutros-Ghali (بطرس بطرس غالى Buṭrus Buṭrus Ghālī  Egyptian Arabic pronunciation: [ˈbotɾos ˈɣæːli]; born 14 November 1922) is an Egyptian politician and diplomat who was the sixth Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN) from January 1992 to December 1996.

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