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Three teams of French army scouts landed near the Rwandan border to pave the way for 2,000 more troops whose mission is to stop the massacres in the Central African nation. Controversy swirled around the French effort, as other European allies refused to jump in without a broader, United Nations-sanctioned effort. U.N. Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali had stood virtually alone in his support of the initiative, but he was gathering backers late Tuesday. Only Senegal pledged to send troops to join the French, while the Foreign Minister of Italy--the only European power to consider the proposition--warned that white troops would be "torn to shreds alive" by black Rwandan rebels, who would resent "an act of neocolonialism." TIME Nairobi bureau chief Andrew Purvis fears the French plan could be disastrous, saving some lives now but endangering thousands later. At greatest risk: U.N. troops in Kigali, where fighting is fierce; and relief workers, many of whom are French, who now fear