12.07.18 2:18 [Electronic Intifada] Themen - Militär und Frieden (E)
Donald Trump will have dinner this week near a Brussels sculpture that glorifies genocide. The monument dedicated to the Congo’s colonizers bears an inscription with the words of Belgium’s Leopold II. The king, it suggests, took over that vast African land “in the interest of civilization.” One historical fact that probably won’t be highlighted during Trump’s trip is that in 1884 the US became the first powerful nation to support the claim on the Congo made by Leopold. An estimated 10 million lives were destroyed between then and 1920.