The other day, I was talking to an Ethiopian friend of mine who found himself apologizing for the minority regime’s latest diplomatic faux pas. He was referring to the latest Ethiopian “diplomatic” charade at the UN Security Council. He was having a hard time understanding how any Ethiopian would stop so low as to deprive Eritreans of the right to development. No apologies necessary. I told him that Eritreans know full well that the people of Ethiopia never harbored such evil and willful thoughts about Eritrea or Eritreans. I explained to him that the “crab mentality” was unique to the minority regime in Ethiopia and its ignominious leaders.
Eritreans have been watching the flurry of reports emanating from the Ethiopian capital and have been following the minority regime’s latest shameful and embarrassing pandering at the UN Security Council. It was indeed a spectacle, one that the western media has chosen to ignore, for obvious reasons, but a spectacle witnessed by many, including Security Council members which include the regime’s powerful handlers.
Why were the minority regime’s cadres in such a ditzy, and what were they peddling this time around? The minority regime’s ignominious cadres left no stone unturned in yet another futile and desperate attempt to convince Security Council members to take further punitive actions against Eritrea and its people. Continue reading ETHIOPIA: A Classic Case of the Accuser being the Culprit→
Threats to peace, stability and security remain at an all time high and questions about the credibility, efficacy and integrity of the UN Security Council in addressing these serious global issues abound. International and regional organizations remain under greater public scrutiny and one such organization that has come under increased scrutiny by citizens of the Horn of Africa is the Intergovernmental Agency for Development (IGAD). Its recent decisions negatively affected the peace, stability and security of the region and bears responsibility for the destruction of Somalia and the suffering of its people. Continue reading IGAD – Fast Becoming an Extension of the Ethiopian Foreign Ministry→
The 11 November 2009 Wikileaked “Cable 09CAIRO2129, A/S CARSON AND EGIS CHIEF SOLIMAN’S OCTOBER 27” shows how Johnnie Carson, US Assistant Secretary for African Affairs and his incompetent team at the Bureau of African Affairs lack of adequate knowledge of the region and its people, have distorted the reasoning and analysis on Somalia and prevented the Obama Administration from crafting a coherent policy for the Horn region. Continue reading ERITREA: Johnnie Carson’s shoddy Diplomacy Further Sours US Relations→
The UN Monitoring Group for Somalia says it will publish its full report in July 2011 but once again, in violation of its mandate, has chosen to secretly “distribute” in advance its report on Eritrea, no doubt to prejudice public opinion against Eritrea when the final report is delivered in July.
On 15 January 2009, in her Statement of before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, U.S. Permanent Representative-Designate Susan E. Rice said:
…There is no country more capable than the United States to exercise leadership in this global institution, and to help frame its programs and shape its actions. My most immediate objective, should I be confirmed, will be to refresh and renew America’s leadership in the United Nations and bring to bear the full weight of our influence, voice, resources, values, and diplomacy at the United Nations…
No sooner did she get into office and she brought to bear the “full weight” of her “influence”, “voice”, “resources”, “values” and “diplomacy” to force through the Security Council (SC) a sanction resolution against the State of Eritrea, just 11 months later, ostensibly, to settle a long held grudge and personal vendetta against the Eritrean leadership. Continue reading ERITREA: High time to Annul and Repeal the illegal, UNfair sanctions→