During one of his debates with Socrates, Thrasymachus alleges that “justice is nothing else than the interest of the stronger.” For Eritreans (as well as many other regional observers), a clear reflection of this point are the ongoing sanctions imposed against the country. Not only do the sanctions lack basis and remain counterproductive, they reveal a long-existent and glaring double standard.
On 23 December 2009, the United Nations Security Council adopted UNSC Resolution 1907 (2009) imposing a sanction regime against Eritrea. The pretexts for the sanctions were Eritrea’s alleged support for Al-Shabaab, a Somali terrorist group, and its dispute with neighbouring Djibouti. Shortly thereafter, in 2011, the sanctions were expanded through UNSC Resolution 2023 (2011), adopted by the Security Council during its 6674th meeting, held on 5 December 2011. Continue reading Examining International Sanctions: The Case of Eritrea→
This week, The Taylor Report, a weekly radio talk show from Toronto, has an in-depth conversation with independent journalist Thomas C. Mountain. They discuss, among other things, about the current situation in Eritrea, the Commission of Inquiry report, the June 12 Ethiopia border attack, and climate change, grounding the discussion in a historical framework that informs an understanding of the regional political dynamics that comes with it.
Mountain also examine the coordinated media attack by the so called human right mobs against Eritrea, as well as the internal political situation of Ethiopia.
After Eritrea, with its superior military skills, quashed Ethiopia’s TPLF’s invading army in May 1999 at the Tsorona Central Front, David Hirst of the Guardian wrote about the devastation and horror scene as, “if the conduct of war is a measure of a government’s fitness and ability to rule, then Tsorona is a terrible indictment of the TPLF.”
The strategy followed then by commanders of the second most populous nation in Africa was simple: Deploy tens of thousands of barely trained recruits and drove them forward to their certain death, wave upon wave, with the sole mission of blowing themselves up on minefields until they had cleared a path to the Eritrean front line for their infantry, armour and mechanized forces. Continue reading TPLF to Write Its Own Awesome Obituary→
First and foremost this thoughtless and naked aggression by the minority regime of Ethiopia should be condemned by all peace loving and conscientious people all over the world. Causing loss of life and destruction wilfully and contemptuously is an act that should be condemned in the strongest possible terms by all. But, this voice should come even more so louder and clearer from those who are engaged in saving the lives of millions of Ethiopians suffering from perpetual hunger and malnutrition. Continue reading The TPLF Aggression Against Eritrea – a Rejoinder to Reinhardt Jacobsen’s Article→
The Eritrean government today announces that it successfully repulsed the surprise attack launched by Ethiopian TPLF troops on the Tsorona Central Front on Sunday with TPLF forces sustaining a significant lose.
Residents on the Ethiopian side reported they have seen hundreds of wounded Ethiopian soldiers taken to nearby hospitals, signifying the devastated outcome of the Eritrean response to this latest Ethiopian adventure.
On Sunday, the Ethiopian government launched an attack against Eritrea on the Tsorona Central Front. According to a BBC report, “witnesses report hearing heavy gunfire and seeing Ethiopian troops and tanks heading towards Eritrean border.”
The region, located along the tense border between the two countries, was the scene of some of the fiercest fighting during the 1998-2000 Eritrea-Ethiopia war. Full details of yesterday’s attack are still being confirmed and its specific motives or ultimate aims remain unclear. Continue reading Ethiopia Attacks Eritrea: Things to Understand→