Comm 122 Lecture 16

Comm 122 Lecture 16 - Communication Studies 122 February...

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-1Communication Studies 122 February 15, 2008 Lecture 16 Ÿ 1. Background of Rwandan genocide Ÿ 2. The events Ÿ 3. US lack of response Ÿ 4.what could the US have done? Ÿ 5. Why the US did so little Ÿ Background and events Ÿ Wootoo vs. tootsie (killed in systematically large amounts) Ÿ 1994 - Pres. Jet shot down and he was killed - whotoo militia Ÿ US believed that the entire UN should be withdrawn, but kept 270 out of 2500 Ÿ As genocide took place, what did the US do about it? Ÿ 18 soldiers died - (ex. Blackhawk movie) Ÿ American people against the helping of other countries because their soldiers would die - avoid the peace keeping missions Ÿ American’s didn’t want to send troops Ÿ Genocide 10 weeks - after 6 wks, US had to say that acts of genocide were taking place (not that genocide was taking place) Ÿ Ethnic - US will only act if our national interest is at stake Ÿ Could the US have done something? Ÿ
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This note was uploaded on 07/10/2008 for the course COMM 122 taught by Professor Kelly during the Winter '08 term at UCLA.

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