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Is Obama on the Right Side of History?

Is President Obama on the right side of the “new birth of freedom in Africa” when he stands side by side and holds the bloody hands of Africa’s thugtators who have established governments of thieves (thugs), by thieves (thugs), for thieves (thugs)?

If there is a right, wrong, up and downside of history, then there is also the verdict of history. The verdict of history is that Obama is not on the right side of history and history is not on the side of Obama because as he always talk about being on the right side of history, but when the chips are down, he chose to side with those who are on the wrong side of history.
If there is a right, wrong, up and downside of history, then there is also the verdict of history. The verdict of history is that Obama is not on the right side of history and history is not on the side of Obama because as he always talk about being on the right side of history, but when the chips are down, he chose to side with those who are on the wrong side of history.

By Alemayehu G Mariam,

PRESIDENT Obama likes to pontificate about being on the “right side of history” and rhetorically clobber those who are on the “wrong side of history”.

Debating Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election and defending his own record, Obama said, “… they can say that the president of the United States and the United States of America has stood on the right side of history.” On numerous occasions, President Obama has invoked the moral commanding heights of “the right side of history” to proclaim American exceptionalism in the field of human rights. When Iranian protesters went into the streets in 2009, he proclaimed, “Those who stand up for justice are always on the right side of history.” At the UN General Assembly a couple of years later, Obama rhetorically asked, “Who in this hall can argue that the future belongs to those who seek to repress that spirit [of change] rather than those who seek to liberate it? I know what side of history I want the United States of America to be on.” Right side?!?  Continue reading Is Obama on the Right Side of History?

Ethiopia: One Killed, 70 Injured in Haramaya University Explosion

A peaceful protest demanding for an immediate halt to the disingenous Integrated Addis Ababa Development Master Plan quickly shaping itself into an ethnic Oromo student movement

By TesfaNews,

IN AN apparent escalation of the ongoing protest by ethnic Oromo students in about a dozen Oromia towns, an explosion went off at Haromaya University late Wednesday night killing one and injured more than 70 students.

According to eyewitness reports, the explosion occurred when a hand grenade was thrown at students watching a football match.

No one took responsibility for the explosion. The government, however, through the state-owned media blamed the ongoing crisis on “few extremists who seek to gain power through turmoil and upheaval.”  Continue reading Ethiopia: One Killed, 70 Injured in Haramaya University Explosion