I thought the second part of the book was harder to get through. I don’t know if it is because I found the information less interesting, or if by this point I was just so ready to be done with the book. I had a hard time processing what I was reading, and I have a feeling that I definitely missed out on some key points. Knowing that we will hit those in class makes me not so worried. At this point, I am just doing everything I can to get through these last few reading before my head explodes. Anyways, I should probably discuss what this section was actually about. Gourevitch says how many people are blaming both sides for the genocide which I personally don’t agree with. I think the Hutus were to blame. He talks about the refugee camps like Kibeho. Hundreds of Hutus were killed in camps like these. They also served as a breeding ground for Hutu power groups that would come together and go into Rwanda to kill Tutsis. This led to a switch from Tutsis being killed to Hutus being killed. I personally think this statement should not be made because Tutsis were still being killed as well. Rwanda also saw an influx of people from all over Africa coming to Rwanda. The people already in Rwanda were not a fan of this, and it led to conflict between the two groups (notice how there always seems to be two groups with which conflict arises between). People were eventually forced out of the refugee camps and back into Rwanda, but they did not leave without putting up a fight. The camps were a safe haven for them that they did not want to leave. It is around this part of the book where I started zoning out and the information became a little fuzzy. There was conflict now in Congo as well as other areas in Africa. Rwanda also invaded Zaire. I wish I was not so rushed to finish the book because I think I would have really enjoyed it. Oh well, you win some, you lose some.