"I recommend that you watch this documentary to get a good idea on what Muller and his gang were like."
That damn crooked smile...
Name: Siegfried Friedrich Heinrich Müller
Birth Place: Crossen an der Oder, Germany
Birth Day: October 26, 1920
Religion: Protestant Christian
~ C.S Lewis on "robber barons" like Muller and enlightened despots
- Siegfried Muller is a German mercenary of the Kommando 52, honorary chairman of the Mercenaires Internationale (yes there is an international group of big bad mercenaries), and the Chief Executive of the corporate colony of Ruanda-Urundi since 1964. Muller is often dubbed "Africa's Most Dangerous Man" for good reason. European mercenaries like him had been a bane for stability in the Congo where German, Belgian, French, and British mercenaries fought for the anti-communist and Belgian-friendly government of Moise Thsombe in the secessionist State of Katanga from 1962 - '64. Soldiers of fortune like Muller represented a new age in geopolitical warfare as men like him were paid for by world governments for the purpose of fighting in proxy wars and covering the tracks of state governments for plausible deniability. They are the drivers of the war economy as envisioned by the American Patriots deep state where the economy is driven by demands that arose from war and feed off from the suffering of the Third World.
The mercenary life will catch up to him when the UN Security Forces in the Congo began hunting down mercenaries like him for human rights abuses in summarily executing communist "rebels" of Simba and Lumumbists. Muller, Bob Denard, Mike Hoare, Jean Schramme, and others hatched an ingenious plan of taking advantage of the post-colonial turmoil in Rwanda amidst the Hutu and Tutsi racial conflicts. At the backdrop of a Rwandan Hutu massacre of Tutsis which could have spiraled into a genocide; the mercenaries suddenly rushed through the Rwandan border and captured Kigeli V in a military invasion/coup. With genocide indirectly averted, Muller and his gang invaded Burundi in 1965 to re-establish Ruanda Urundi with Belgian and foreign MNCs backing. With a successful invasion and enthroning Burundian Ntare V as Mwami of Ruanda; Muller's position is secured as Chief Executive of Ruanda-Burundi.
As CS Lewis' archetypal "Robber Baron"; he does not care about politics nor ruling the country and only does his duties to earn a cut in the profits of the mercenary-run colony produced by the mining industry. He delegates local administration to tribal chiefs, military duties to mercenaries and the Force Publique, and the economy to European corporate executives. Muller likes to hunt wild animals together with "important men of the world" as a part of his glorified "hunter-warlord" mystique among the foreign press and tribals as a Hearts of Darkness Konrad-analogue. Ironically, Muller is one of the more liberal and hands-off statesman in Africa which is a low bar when compared to a cannibalistic Idi Amin in Uganda and African Maoist Julius Nyerere in Tanganyika.
~ Colonel Siegfried Muller
Wehrmacht Service and the Congo Crisis
Siegfried Muller was born in Crossen an der Oder, Germany in 1920. Muller's life was nothing out of ordinary and when the Nazis rose to power in 1933, he joined the Hitler Youth then enlisted in the Wehrmacht after a year of doing labor service in the RAD.
As a Wehrmacht soldier, he fought in numerous campaigns such as in Poland '39, France '41, and Russia from 1942 until '45. He was trained in the arts of shock tactics where he charged against Russian soldiers with bayonets and partook in close hand to hand combat. He reminisced about how close quarter combat pumped up his adrenaline and contributed to his fascination with near-death experiences. Muller's unit never partook in any serious war crime which is a blessing for what would come next.
Muller in the Wehrmacht
The Wehrmacht saw itself retreating back to Poland then Germany while inflicting casualties on the Russians as a part of the defense-in-depth strategy. When Germany reached a breaking point in 1945 after the fall of Berlin to the Russians; Muller escaped to the western-controlled portion of Germany and surrendered himself to the Americans while limping on a broken leg after being hit by an artillery shrapnel. The nearest American border guard escorted him to safety to West Berlin and was put to questioning.
Muller was acquitted of all charges during his service in the Wehrmacht as he was just a small-fry Corporal and he was released in 1947 to Allied-occupied West Germany. He saw service in the US Army Civilian Labor Group with him donning an American fatigue and blue helmet for the post-war reconstruction of West Germany. He was involved in civilian construction projects and becoming a signal man for US Army personnel. Muller's combat capabilities were then put to use when he became a security officer in the CLG. Found himself guarding offices of German officials which he considered to be boring.
Muller Serving in the
United States Air Force
Muller was rejected entry into the Bundeswehr on 1956 after failing a fitness test and he forever cursed the Bundeswehr ever since. Afterwards, he had a brief stint in the US Air Force as an Air Force cadet and he passed his test to become an Air Force pilot from 1956 until 1958 but he left for unknown reasons. He then moved to Libya where he found employment in the British Petroleum company in clearing the mines left by the Afrika Korps. Muller claimed that one time he stumbled upon a resistance cell of Afrika Korps soldiers who weren't aware that the war had just ended. The remnant Korps soldiers had tied him up and questioned him if he was a British spy to which Muller simply said that the war is over in German.
Afterwards, he was released and came to face with Rommel himself who gave him money which was enough to move to somewhere else like South Africa. Rommel simply told him to forget about meeting members of the secretive Afrika Bund in the middle of the Fezzan desert. Muller simply went off his way to move to South Africa in 1962 with the new money that Rommel gave him. So Rommel is indirectly responsible for the suffering in southern Africa by giving him money.
The Congo-Muller in Mercenary Uniform
From South Africa, he stumbled across a magazine called "Soldiers of Fortune" which ran a magazine advertisement on the Congo Crisis. Struggling to fit in with civilian life and desiring for a dangerous adventure; Muller enlisted in a mercenary battalion called the "Kommando 52" and extensively fought in the Congo Crisis from 1962 - 64' as a Colonel. There was no way to turn to for an old Wehrmacht veteran like Muller and he was the oldest fighter in Kommando 52 at the age of 44.
Kommando 52 was primarily made out of ex-SS, Wehrmact, and Bundeswehr washouts who are in their 20s to late 30s. They fought alongside with Mad Mike Hoare's 5 Commando, Jean Schramme's 10 Commando, and Bob Denard's Les Affreux. 5 Commando was primarily composed of Commonwealth mercenaries, 10 Commando were composed of Belgian paratroopers and settlers, while Les Affreux were ex-French Foreign Legionnaires. There was great friction between the three mercenary groups due to differing philosophies and language barrier between English and French. Muller and the Kommando 52 - the odd one out as Germans - became a mediator between their conflicts and a man like Muller aren't known for their leadership skills and diplomacy.
German Men of the Kommando 52
White European mercenaries fought for the Belgians and the breakaway Katangan government under President Moise Thsombe. Reasons for fighting in the Congo differed among the lads. Some fought for the cause of anti-communism, for glory, for adventurism, and as basic as money. But Mueller? He was in it for all four of it and the man grew a reputation for being ruthless when it comes to dealing with (suspected) Shimba rebels who were labelled as communists in Tanganyinka, Katanga.
One time, Muller and his men once pulled over a Shimba POW who was limping with a bloodied leg on the road in Albertville. The POW begged mercy to Muller but he argued that "his kind" had never showed mercy to Belgian Catholic missionaries and nuns who were murdered in the dozen by Shimba rebels. Unceremoniously, Muller pulled out a Luger and shot him in the head. His men had him tossed aside next to a river as "crocodile food".
The roads of Albertville after the mercenary offensive were littered with the bodies of dead Africans whom the Kommando 52 viewed as beneath them and a common sight of battered, bloodied African corpses with empty eye sockets and gutted out innards made them desensitized to all of it. Muller claims that he and his men were no war criminal when laws didn't exists in the Congo nor in war in the first place. He claims that he's just doing his job in weeding out communist rebels and that summary executions of armed rebels who ceased to be civilians were legal. Yet as war criminals, they did not take prisoners and saw them as "useless mouths" to feed and take care of.
On the Way to Albertville
On the way to Stanleyville (for the Battle of Stanleyville) by Jeeps and German APCs, the Shimbas and tribals utter the name of Muller in fear. The Kommando 52 of 50 rugged German men always had a FAL holstered on their back and had a trigger finger for the machine gun installed on the back of a Jeep. Shimba rebels, who were indoctrinated to believe that their black magic could protect them from bullets, ambushed their convoy with AKs and were pathetically massacred in the droves when they rushed out in the open and they were shot down by MG-42s and M2 Brownings. Just another day in the life of the Kommando 52.
The Iron Cross, a symbol of German imperialism, was heavily associated with Muller in the Congo who pranced around with it tugged on his fatigue. He even appeared on American and Prussian TV for interviews where viewers tuned in to listen and watch daring accounts of "Kongo-Muller" during his fight in the Congo. Muller is a master storyteller and likes to spin around menial things such as cleaning his rifle to be bombastic and suspenseful with him claiming to having been ambushed by Voodoo-possessed Shimba warriors while cleaning his rifle before killing them off with well-placed shots on the head. His life is one filled of mystique and action straight out of a Hollywood action film.
The Stanleyville Massacre and Lootings
The Battle of Stanleyville of 1964 proved to be the mercenary's last stand when there proved to be no end in sight for the bloody conflict. Lumumba, the UN, Tshombe, and then Mobutu were all tired of the conflict and wanted to sue for a temporary truce in the country. The mercenaries were out of the loop about this and they proved to be easy scapegoats for the UN and the Congolese to blame on much of the Congo's problems. Tshombe had mercenaries fired from their position when truce was signed and the Battle of Stanleyville commenced hours after cessation of hostilities between factions came to effect without Muller's knowledge.
The Battle of Stanleyville of July 1964 was a fierce battle waged between the mercenary forces and the Zairean Army led by Mobutu. The Zairean Army well ill-trained and ill-equipped but had numerical superiority in around 20,000s while the mercenaries were better-trained yet suffered from shortages of supply after Tshombe cut all ties with them. Zairean casualties were in the dozens as Muller, Schramme, Hoare, and Denard bull-headedly pushed on the offensives with air support even after knowing that an UN force was coming to fight them. However, they managed to capture Stanleyville then began plundering it of its riches and wealth when the mercenaries began looting the entire city before retreating to Bukavu in the Kivu region. Thus the African insanity begins...
~ Chief Executive Siegfried Muller
A Very African Coup
Muller began to utter "Scheisse" over and over under his breath as the UN began closing in on Stanleyville. Muller, effectively the leader of the mercenary forces for calling the shots and pacifying the Brits and French, ordered them to retreat to the Kivu region and set up camp for the night. With Jeeps, new captured guns, and Coke in hand; they went off to the sunset to Bukavu and set up camp near the Rwandan border to draw new battleplans for what to do next.
In neighboring Rwanda, they heard that a massacre was going on where majority Hutus began killing Tutsi minorities in the droves. The gang noticed that there had been flocks of refugees pouring into the Zairean border where they set camps next to them. Muller, sensing instability in Rwanda, concocted an ingenious plan of invading Rwanda to set up permanent base there for the mercenaries and curry Belgian support for the new country. Denard and Schramme supported the initiative while Hoare was skeptical but relented in the end. From the refugees, the mercenaries paid a visit by feeding them speculator of liberating their homeland from the Hutu killers. This was successful and a bulk of their forces were Tutsi and moderate Hutu refugees for their planned invasion of Rwanda.
From the Kivu border, the Rwandan government under Mwami Kigeli V suddenly faced an invasion force of Tutsis who took matters into their own hands to cease the killings and topple the ineffectual government of the Mwami. Muller began to rally the Tutsis and moderate Hutus against hardline Hutus who were killing Tutsis on the streets for past colonial grievances. Fights broke out in the countryside between mercenaries - refugees and hard line Hutus in which racial tensions were stoked by Hutu nationalists as the Tutsi royal government is effectively impotent in the face of the killings. In the foreign media, the mercenaries' invasion was portrayed as a noble war done to prevent a genocide but Muller's planned invasion and coup only intended to seize the country for themselves. With an averted genocide being a side-effect of their involvement.
Tutsi Refugees Fleeing From Rwanda
Many Would be Recruited by Muller
By 1964, the Rwandan government under Mwami Kigeli V was overthrown when the mercenaries stormed the royal palace of the royal family and exiled the Mwami and his family out of the country in what was known as the "Great Fall". Hutu nationalists were lynched by the mob in revenge-killings let loose by Muller as a way to fume before exerting control over the country. From there, Muller proclaimed himself as "Chief Executive" under a regency to the people of Rwanda in a twisted turn of events as the country found itself back to white man's colonial rule. There were rebellions in the street conducted by nascent Tutsi Rwandan Patriotic Front, the Hutu Interahamwe and Akazu who all formed an odd alliance against European mercenary rule. Yet Kigali was pacified by December thanks to the mercenaries and the rebels were driven to the Ugandan border.
Martial law was temporarily established with curfew enforced and the government's day-to-day affairs and duties were handed back to Belgian civil servants who had actual expertise on their positions. The missionaries rejoiced as the men in green were there to save them and the Belgian settlers in the country saw it as "bringing the country back to the light of civilization". But Muller never had grand ambitions of "civilizing the land" and a white man burden's mentality for he was just interested in hunting animals and living off from governmental luxuries.
Mercenaries Keeping the
Order in Rwanda
In 1965, in order to consolidate Rwanda's holdings and expand her horizon, Chief Executive Muller and his camarilla of "Council of Soldiers" (consisting of Denard, Rolf Steiner, Hoare, and Schramme) decided to invade neighboring Burundi down south which suffered similar post-colonial political turmoil and ethnic strife. The recently-established Force Publique of paid African soldiers and the joint mercenary force of the "Les Enfants Teribles" invaded the country unopposed as the Burundian Army were too few, ill-equipped and ill-trained when Rwandan forces entered the country. The Burundians laid down their arms en masse and most joined the Force Publique as they turned their backs on the Burundian Mwami Ntare V.
With Ntare V's authority crumbling around him, the Mwami personally surrendered to Muller outside of his palace and Muller showed him a light hand and mercy by... ordering his men to lock him in a cage naked and put in a zoo for awhile. Afterwards, Muller called Kigeli V of Rwanda-in-exile and stated that he would be interested in returning the throne to him if he goes to Bujumbura for "negotiations". Kigeli V was overjoyed and he took the bait when the Les Infant Teribles immediately captured him upon arriving in the airport and had him in chains.
Afterwards, Kigeli V and Ntare V were forced to fight each other in an arena naked and armed with spears if one of them wanted to become the Mwami of Ruanda-Urundi. It was a fight between Tutsi and Hutu with many audience betting on either side. There was a clear look of weariness between the two as they were unwilling to fight each other to the death just for the throne. That was until Muller told them that only one of them is going to come out of this alive. And so both Ntare and Kigeli fought each other as they swung their spears and shields against one another. At first, it seemed like Kigeli had the upper hand due to his tall Goliath-like stature until Ntare with his quick-thinking, hit Kigeli's leg and he falls down and his neck landed on a rock. Unceremoniously killing him to the dismay of the rowdy crowd of Rwandan and Burundians.
With Ntare's victory and Kigeli's death; Muller had Ntare coronated as the Mwami of the newly re-established Ruanda-Urundi. Ntare, for all intents and purposes, is just a puppet monarch for Muller and his European cohorts in order to maintain a semblance of native rule and political legitimacy for the international world. After his coronation, Muller patted him on the back for a good fight against Kigeli with Ntare visibly disturbed on what he had just done and has suffered from severe mental trauma ever since that fight.
From the United Nations
~ Chief Executive Muller
Chief Executive of Ruanda-Urundi
Muller effectively controlled the entirety of Ruanda's governmental power and economy as Chief Executive of Ruanda-Burundi since 1964 nominally under Mwami Ntare V. Muller's entourage is primarily composed of white European corporate executives who are chummy with the man in order to gain special privileges, his mercenary buddies from the time of the Congo Crisis, and then Tutsi nobles who pay lip service in their allegiance to Muller. Muller has to juggle between the loyalties of European corporations in Ruanda, the mercenaries of the Les Infants Teribles, and the natives who are all restless and resentful of being colonized again by mercenaries.
Muller's personal philosophy in ruling Ruanda is to... forget the hardships of life and live the moment as he mostly throws away responsibilities as Chief Executive and delegates power and duties to his mercenaries for defense and the African tribal chiefs in managing the countryside. Ironically, this has made Muller a very "liberal" and hands-off administrator of Ruanda compared to his Idi Amin and Nyerere who are overbearing in their social engineering of their nations which is admittedly low-bar.
Rolf Steiner, Muller's
Deputy of Everything
Muller maintains influence over the government through his personal relationship with clients, political allies, and mercenary bosses in Ruanda. He is fairly close to the Director of the UMHR, a Belgian mining company in Ruanda, in addition to being regarded as a father to his men among the soldiers of the Les Infants Teribles due to his lax way of ruling. He is the middleman to everything and has grown to become a good, silver-tongued negotiator between all factions within Ruanda. He keeps the mercenaries satisfied by selling them American weapons and personally partaking in border raids against Zaire and makes concessions for natives in the form of greater share in the mines and plots of lands to placate them.
Every time Muller takes a leave for "recreational purposes", he leaves his duties and responsibilities to a fellow German mercenary by the name of Rolf Steiner who has shown to be much more competent than Muller much to his annoyance. Steiner is the butt of all jokes among the mercenaries for being Muller's janitor and Muller likes to tease him by calling him "Kiddo" despite being roughly around the same age. His recreation and idea of fun being hunting animals and local wildlife in the jungles and safaris of central Africa. So far he has shot down rhinos, elephants, giraffes, gazelles, gorillas, lions and more that had the misfortune of being spotted by the German hunter from the barrel of his Karabiner 98k and has their head displayed on a wall. The foreign press like to glorify his persona of being an warrior - adventurer in the savage wildnerness of the dark continent. His body count stacks up in his hunting trips though some of them could be partisans.
A Genocide Averted?
Muller has no ideology nor ideals aside from hunting, grilling BBQ, and killing Zaireans on the border. He doesn't personally believe in the European settler's mentality of "bringing civilization to Africa" as a part of a white man's burden nor the Christian missionaries talk of "bringing the word of Christ" to Africa. No, Muller is there to personally profit from his business venture in Ruanda and has invested heavily into developing Ruanda as a model colony for European corporations and "loyal natives". He rules and makes decisions out of pure pragmatism in a case-by-case basis. He could voice his sympathies to the natives and make concessions to them while the next day, shaking his hands with Belgian executives and expanding the copper mines at the expense of native lands.
Before Muller came to Ruanda, both the Tutsis and Hutus were at odds with each other and the Hutus even engaged in massacres against the Tutsi minority due to past colonial grievances. After subjugating both Rwanda and Burundi, the Hutus and Tutsis found their new enemy in the German mercenary. Putting aside racial differences and they co-ordinated guerrilla attacks together against the Muller regime. Dissident Tutsis forming the Rwandan Patriotic Front while Hutus formed both the Interahamwe and the Akazu in fighting against the corporatist state. As if Muller had just single-handedly destroyed ethnic tensions within the country by his mere presence alone...
An Afro-Aryan Officer
in the Black-Schutzstaffel
Under Muller, Hutu and Tutsi differences were eliminated so the Rwandan Genocide may or may not happen in the future in favor of a common identity which is quite worse than what precedes it. Muller came up with the pseudo-scientific theory of "Afro-Aryans". This came to be when both Muller and Hoare arrested a Hutu man for killing a Tutsi family in a revenge killing. Muller interrogated the Hutu man while Hoare captured the Tutsi father of the family. The Hutu's reasoning was that they're Tutsi Belgian collaborators to which Muller then pulled out a ruler to measure the Hutu and Tutsi man's head. In a sardonic tone, Muller simply said to Hoare: "I see no difference between the two..."
The pseudo-scientific theory of Afro-Aryanism that Muller came up with on the spot with little knowledge of the subject (aside from Hitler Youth teachings); posits that Africans were Aryans that came from a divine ancient Hyperborean race which immigrated from Sweden to North Africa then Sub-Saharan Africa where they built the Pyramids and great ancient civilizations before European colonization. Of course, Muller doesn't believe in it but he had captured former Hutu supremacists and talked them into working for him. Afterwards, they began broadcasting on "Radio Aryan Power" where they began preaching that there were little differences between Hutu and Tutsis but rather they were all part of an Aryan master race. Schools began teaching Afro-Aryanism and the "Muller Youth" was established. In the backdrop of increasing Pan-African and African nationalist sentiments; Afro-Aryanism was a distinctly ultranationalist Ruandan political thought.
Hand-Cutting Were Favorite
Black-SS' Terror Tactics
His rhetoric and the influence of the idea had adverse affects in Ruandan society. Ultranationalism was a foreign concept to African people before the Europeans arrived through divide and conquer, and Muller's Afro-Aryan ideals only exacerbated racial tensions. Now the Afro-Aryans are beginning to desire "Lebensraum" for Ruandans and paramilitary groups such as the Black Schutzstaffel were formed to raid neighboring Uganda and murdering those who they deem to be "untermenschen" by cutting their hands off. He uses an "other" or an "enemy" to deviate their attention away from the economic exploitation of Ruanda. Instead, Muller blames the Jews and Albinos for plundering Ruanda of her wealth even though he harbors no ill will towards them (and there's no Jews nor Albinos in the country). Muller effectively became Fuhrer of Ruanda and he simply sits back and relax amidst all of this.
In spite of their adoration of their new "Fyurer Chief", Muller believes that there's an inherent difference between African and European civilization which he believes that the latter is more civilized and that there's little point in "changing the African's ways against their own will". Muller only believes that African men are only useful as workers and soldiers in which he tries to implant an e spirit de corps among white and black soldiers. With some white units even being commanded under African NCOs.
These soldiers of fortunes abandoned a life of comfort from Europe and found themselves becoming defenders of a fortress of European civilization within the small country of Ruanda - Urundi. They were disowned by Tshombe in a stab-in-the-back ordeal during the Congo Wars in same way Europe abandoned her Africans. Now they've set up base in what was Rwanda and Burundi and they have kept the peace in the country from the native's own self-destructive impulses. Hutu, Tutsis, Twa - it doesn't matter for these European folks who saw them as equally rowdy and savage. "They must be saved from themselves" a Belgian mercenary said. These boys from their 20s to 30s were always ex-something and runaways from their pasts. Ex-French Foreign Legionnaires in Algeria, ex-Wehrmacht, ex-SS, ex-SAS, ex-CIA pilots from Cuba, ex-Tanganyikan and Kenyan farmers, and much more who all want to run away from their past. They all fight for something; anti-communism, adventure, money, and fun for the Les Infants Teribles. French for "Terrible Children". They have stood there for future incursions against Uganda as they conduct recon and shoot down any Ugandan incursions into the country. White or black - they ride and die together as mercenaries.
Here we are in Ruanda where we see the Chief Executive who goes by the name Kongo-Muller in action. With a Karabiner 98k from his times in the Wehrmacht lunged on his back as well as a wide devilish grin, he has invited the crew to come with him on a hunting trip along the Kivu border in spite of knowing the dangers of Zairean soldiers and AA placements. We hopped on a West German Bo 115 and rode off to the sunset together with the legendary Kongo-Muller on a hunting trip in search of a mystical white gorilla which was said to be spotted around the Bukavu. What was supposed to be an high-octane hunting trip turned to an adrenaline-pumping partisan hunt when our helicopter were suddenly shot at by Akazu Hutu rebels. The Bo 115 descended on the forests and he told us to pick up a Karabiner rifle and fight against the rebels. So we did when we fought back the Akazu and we could see the good ol' Kongo-Muller enjoying war than most as he goes gun-blazing against 50 or so Akazu rebels. Then when the conflict subsides and fire ceases, Muller comes to us with a captured spear and tribal shield with a wide gaping smile on his face. He has found his war loot and satisfaction from his hunt. With bodies of dead African rebels littered around us, we could only say "Brutal!"."
"No, I don't think I am a war criminal in a continent as lawless as Africa, in a war that is so chaotic and hectic, and where every civvie who picks a gun and shoot at us would automatically lose the right to be a "civilian"! War isn't like gentlemanly wars anymore where we're expected to play nice to prisoners or is it that "just" wars and gentlemanly wars never existed in the first place."
~ Chief Executive Siegfried Muller
Policies of the Ruanda - Urundisches Reich
The colony of Ruanda-Urundi is built on the backs of African laborers in the fields and mines who are effectively slaves to wage labor as they are paid with little salary. The entire country runs on a corporatist, laissez-faire model where protectionism and tariffs were all eliminated with tax cuts given to European MNCs. Muller has a 30 - 40 - 20% model for mineral resource extraction in Ruanda. 30% would go to European corporations such as the UMHK with exclusive rights to the copper mines in neighboring Kivu (de facto under Ruandan control), 40% would go to the natives in state-sanctioned mines within Ruanda which became a free-for-all for the natives, and 20% goes directly to Mullern who has earned himself a cut into the profits.
Kigali in the 1960s Under Muller
The Kivu region is valuable for Ruanda as the Black SS and Les Infants Teribles have occupied the region from Zairean control. They purposefully stoke flames into the conflict in the Congo so as to extract resources from the Kivu to finance themselves. A portion goes to nation-building and some directly to the pockets of officials. Few of its wealth trickled down to a majority of the natives and the natives who benefited from it are often collaborators in which they occupy administerial positions within the UMHR. Natives within the Force Publique are paid handsomely in guarding foreign mines. Often arresting low-paid workers who are bold enough in taking a few minerals with them. Around this time, the economy of Ruanda had an impressive economic growth rate of 5% for an underdeveloped nation and quality of life increased moderately amidst civil strife. Both Kigali and Bujumbura had grown to become model Africa nations with a large service industry, and Muller was often described as the "German Cecil Rhodes" as well as German Leopold III. Yet there's growing economic inequality and corruption remains rampant.
Yet one in-depth look into the country's economy reveals an entire rotten structure. Where corruption, nepotism, and kleptocracy runs rampant. The country is one big ponzi and pyramid scheme where Muller has attracted foreign investors in investing to the country's mines and pays profits with funds from more recent investors. The scheme leads victims to believe that profits are coming from product sales or other means, and they remain unaware that other investors are the source of funds. Maintaining the illusion of a sustainable business as long as new investors contribute new funds. In addition, Ruanda's Central Bank became a private bank similar to the Swiss' where many European and African politicians, executives, and other important figures have off-shore bank accounts in Ruanda and Kigali became a tax safehaven in Africa. The same people, especially big wigs in the UN, that decry Muller's methods all have little dirty financial secrets in the Kigali Central Bank.
The Native Force Publique
Enforcers of the Muller Regime
Industrial Expansion and Foreign Investment
Muller's regime is credited for the country's industrial expansion in manufacturing goods and bringing foreign investments into the country. With Ruanda witnessing the emergence of companies such as Mitsubishi, Panasonic, Sony, Volkswagen, AG Siemens, Texas Instruments and others setting up shop in Ruanda. Kigali and Bujumbura grew to become metropolitan cities in central Africa with a good nightlife and assortment of tourist sites. Old and new hotels litter the country in addition to new construction projects giving off the impression that Ruanda is at the midst of a post-war economic miracle. They've earned the nickname "The Swiss of Africa" and tourist rates increased from 1,200 to around 70,000 by 1967. Of course, this economic prosperity is built on the backs of lower-class natives working as cheap labor and a few urban middle-class of Ruandans could truly enjoy what this economic miracle has to offer.
A Ruanda Divided
It is self-evident that Ruanda is a country of many but for the few as a corporate colony of many European MNCs. Wealth is often divided along class as well as racial lines. The country's wealth is concentrated on a white European settler community numbering around 500,000. They were all refugees from a bygone colonial era of Africa. White refugees from Belgian Congo, British Uganda, Tanganyika, the Sudan, Egypt, and even French Pied-Noir colonists from Algeria. Muller is all too happy to take all of them into Ruanda which he proclaimed as a "White Paradise" and these white settlers effectively managed Ruanda as a minority-ruled state. With Europeans taking up executive positions in European MNCs and within the administration. Once the middle-class, now the upper-class of Ruanda's cosmopolitan society.
An Africa That Has Lost Its Way
The Hutu and Tutsi divide were replaced by an identity dubbed the fore-mentioned Afro-Aryans. The majority are marginalized and disenfranchised from the political system and economic riches of the country. Unlike South Africa or Rhodesia, there is no apartheid or segregation to keep the natives down. Instead, the native's lack of power in Ruanda is attributed to centuries of lack of cultural and intellectual development perpetrated by the Belgians as well as the Muller's regime continuation of that same path. To Muller, an educated African populace who are receptive to African nationalism pose as much of a threat as Ruanda's hostile neighbors. However, Muller has encouraged the growth of a native middle-class who are "loyal" to Muller. This emerging middle-class are composed of natives employed in the Force Publique, Polizei, the Black SS, and technical workers of European companies.
The native middle-class are receptive to talks of "Afro-Aryanism" in the same way that former Hutu and Tutsi militants began embracing the ultranationalist pseudo-African ideal. Muller maintains native support for the regime through native African collaborators who want better accommodation from the European class. The African noveau-borgeoise spoke the language of their colonial oppressors and they acted in a similar manner as they treat ordinary Africans. Africans who all volunteered for the Force Publique and Black SS were all complicit in the brutal slaughter of suspected RPF/Interahamwe rebels and villagers of neighboring African countries. Even more than their white mercenary counterparts.
Skulls of Rebels Were
Kept as War Trophies
The Ruandan Dirty War and Blood Diamonds
Africa is in the middle of a superpowers' big gamble of promoting capitalist and communist values in the dark continent in the hopes of establishing a hegemony in Africa. Central Africa had been ravaged by post-colonial wars and political turmoil which culminated in the Congo Crisis and the subsequent mercenary takeover of Rwanda and Burundi. Ruanda is a slice of colonial European safehaven in Africa which they attempt to maintain at all costs at the expense of a majority of natives. This little country of Muller's is at a center of a violent insurgency waged by the Rwandan Patriotic Front, Interahamwe, and the Akazu - Tutsi and Hutu militants who put aside their differences for now at the face of a common enemy. Muller received aid from the USA due to his anti-communist stance while the rebels are supported by the Soviet Union and North China as well as numerous African nations (Uganda, Tanganyika, Zaire, and the UAR).
It's a bloody and merciless war where natives sought to purge Ruanda of its European populations and its class collaborators while the European dominant minority only seeks to maintain an unjust power structure through force. Muller is mostly in control of Ruanda's territory thanks to the effort of the Les Infants Teribles mercenaries and the Force Publique while the rebels only occupy north Rwanda along the Ugandan border. The Ruandan Dirty War is analogous to the Rhodesian Bush War in that the mercenaries were engaged in counter-insurgency operations with accusations of war crimes thrown against them and the rebels often targeted settlements to erode public support at home. Exacerbating the situation was the creation of an Afro-Aryan death squad known as the "Black Schutzstaffel" staffed by Africans in SS uniforms who were accused of committing war crimes in rounding up suspected rebels and shooting them without trial in addition to cutting off the hands of rebels in the countryside. With "Radio Aryan Power" as a tool to indoctrinate natives and as a signal to commence operations known as "Salting the Wounds". Muller has supported the Black SS and they have used them to cover his tracks and to do his "dirty work".
Machetes Distributed to the Black SS
Supplied by the French Along With Aid
Blood Diamonds were the terms used to describe diamonds mined in the unstable Kivu region (effectively controlled Ruanda) which were often extracted through illegal means from corporate-sponsored African warlords. Muller purposefully sowed conflict in the unstable region of the Congo in order to gain access to the mines and operate undisturbed. A lot of people in high places in Britain and Netherlands desire African diamonds, and blood diamonds were used as payment for the CIA in continued American support of Ruanda. As Muller said: "diamonds are every dictators and nobles' best friend" and the root of the conflict lies in blood diamonds and profit that both sides want to capitalize on. While Ruanda is effectively under sanctions from virtually every country in the world; both the American and Soviet bloc still trade with Ruanda for precious diamonds.
Mike Hoare, Jean Schramme, and Bob Denard - Three Musketeers
The "Outer Heaven" Mercenary State
It has been said that Ruanda-Urundi is Mullers and his mercenary's own private domain. If Prussia was an army with a state then Ruanda-Urundi is a mercenary force with a state. The Les Infants Teribles, French for The Terrible Children, is the de facto armed forces of Ruanda where a bulk of their force is composed of Congo Crisis veterans as well as more recently, Vietnam. They are a professionally-trained and well-equipped force where their morale seems to be influenced by money, booze, and women. Leading the Les Infants Teribles are a so-called "Council of Soldiers" which are Muller's camarilla and acting as a state within a state. The Council of Soldiers are composed of Rolf Steiner - his trusty adjutant, Bob Denard the French coup-connoisseur, Mad Mike Hoare the perfidious Anglo, and Jean Schramme the Belgian. Muller juggles loyalty between the British, French, and Belgian component of the LIT by giving them weapons, dividing the war loot equally, and conducting personal inspections.
In 1973, Muller had a falling out with Big Boss and he, as Honorary Chairman, expelled him and his Militaire Sans Frontiere from the Mercenaire Internationale due to differing "philosophies". Once brothers, now enemies. Big Boss believed in a new philosophy called the "Boss' Will" which states that the world must be made whole again by ending tensions between America and the Soviets through any means necessary in addition to establishing an utopian homeland for mercenaries and soldiers by breaking off the chains as pawns to governments. Eliminating the need for mercenaries and ending the Cold War. But Muller represents a bygone era of soldiers of fortunes who only kills for money and argues that mercenaries are still necessary in conflicts. To this end, he perpetuates its existence by creating more problems for the MSF to solve such as his sponsored coups in Seychelles, Mauritius, and Biafra.
As Ruanda lacks democratic institutions like it always had been, the country's government is effectively managed by this band of mercenary who have the guns and tactical know-how on operating heavy ordnance. The Mwami is a mere puppet king, the Parliament exists as a rubber-stamp institution, and native civil servants hold dual jobs in the UMHR. Mercenaries are a ruthless bunch without understanding of politics which is where former Belgian colonial administrators come to play in managing a semblance of government in Ruanda through the General Society of Ruanda.
Muller's Intercontinental Hotel
Aside from being a warlord of Ruanda, Muller has a side gig as a manager of numerous hotel and motel chains throughout the country in order to capitalize on the growing tourism rates in the country. His hotels are three to four stars and visitors' often stated that they enjoy the amenities that Muller and the servants have to offer. The finest whiskeys and scotch can be found here in addition to the most exotic of tribal African dances at night with lavish galas. Famous hotels under his management included: Hotel Milles Collines, the Intercontinental Hotel, Hotel Okapi, Hotel Regina, and much more under his management. Famous visitors have stayed in for the night in the hotel including: Reichsprasident Heinz Guderian of the FRG, Josef Mengele, King Baudoin of Belgium, President DeGaulle of France, Marilyn Monroe, Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra, John Wayne, and numerous others who all had favorable views of Muller.
The War Economy
In the grand scheme of things, Muller is a pawn of the American deep state - the Patriots a mere mercenary in a sea of African warlords and dictators trying to profit from the chaos of post-colonial Africa. But Muller is special in that he has friends in high places where no one has access to or knows of their existence. Who might this secretive cabal is up for question but Muller works as a Metal Gear dealer - those walking bipedal machines that could launch nukes from a railgun. He has 10 of them out of a 50 with all of it being Tyrannoraptors MGs. The Metal Gears were sold to non-state actors and terrorist groups for the purpose of causing mayhem as much as possible. America doesn't know where Muller received those Metal Gears and they believe that it might be someone within the government lending him Metal Gears. But the catch is, he doesn't have actual nukes and only has been filling it with dummy warheads to be sold to scrupulous anti-communist African warlords and dictators in return for large sums of money.
The World's Economy Demands War and
Diamonds Under the Veneer of Ideology
"The best kind of peace is peace through nuclear deterrence", Muller once stated.
Muller under the service of the Patriots plays a role in the political chaos of post-colonial Africa. He has a symbiotic relationship with the American war industry. He fuels the industrial military complex by creating new wars and the American government is all too happy to continue supporting him. The Mercenaire Internationale has even become an unofficial military arm of the American government by stirring up trouble and unrest in Third World countries in Africa. They have the ability to artificially create wars, control the intensity of it, and end it. Foreign aid would be used for garnering goodwill while arming rebels at the same time which only feeds off from a karmic cycle of temporary aid relief and further suffering from arming such groups. Wars fuel demands for resources and new weapons in addition to arms companies getting support from the government. It wasn't only for the purpose of anti-communism but to line up weapon merchants' pockets.
Just Muller Things> Once rode on a WWI Fokker-plane and began an anti-partisan rampage in gunning down Interahamwe rebels with his machine gun as Erika blares from his plane.
> Contacted a previously separate and isolated tribe. Fired his gun on the air to scare them and taught them on how to make fire before he accidentally sets the whole village on fire.
> Managed to hunt down a Yeti and Bigfoot at the same time to his delight... Until he found that they were just really hairy people suffering from some kind of skin disease.
> Could not tell the difference between Hutu and Tutsi as they are all "Negroes" to him; came up with Afro-Aryans and considered them Germanic.
> Has slept with the wives of many corporate executives and tribal chiefs. When the CIA threatened to blackmail him on his affairs to gain a leverage over him, he simply dares them to do it.
> Has went on safari hunts with people like President Charles DeGaulle, Jacques Massu of French Central Africa (his closest friend), Ian Smith, and Miguel Serrano (the latter became a literal partisan hunt).
> Was probably the first man to recruit homosexuals and women into his mercenary army. Gay people make good lovers and fighters while the women became nurses and scouts, he argued.
> Has written poetry which he personally sent to the Patron:
You tell me to do this,
He tells me to do that.
You're all bastards,
Go f*ck your mother.
> Collected skulls of his opponents like trophies to be hanged on his wall or as cups.
> Has fathered many children and left a trail of broken tears. He doesn't remember how many European and African women he has slept with and he only assigned numbers to them. One day, some African child called him "father" to which Muller could only say "Huh? Who are you?".
> In a rare show of mercy; Muller had defecting rebels be admitted to the Force Publique with a good pay and gave them ranks of Corporals. However, they were disappointed when their medals turned out to be made out of tinfoils straight out of cigarette packets.
Muller's Animal Trophies - A Great Achievement for the Chief Executive