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How Ethiopian Americans Changed US Policy on Ethiopia

US policy on Ethiopia challenged by a small and determined Ethiopian activists
H.Res. 128 was a David vs. Goliath match-up between small grassroots army of committed Ethiopian human rights advocates and big money lobbying. But as the old Ethiopian aphorism propounds, “if spiders could gather up their silk in a single twine, they could tie up a lion.”

BY ALEMAYEHU MARIAM | THE HILL

An old Ethiopian aphorism propounds, “If spiders could gather up their silk in a single twine, they could tie up a lion.” In other words, many weak and powerless people could band together and defeat a mighty adversary. Continue reading How Ethiopian Americans Changed US Policy on Ethiopia

Joint Letter to U.S. Congress: Vote on H.Res 128

Support Respect for Human Rights in Ethiopia

Re: Placing House Resolution (H.Res.) 128 back on the House agenda for a vote. (Photo: AOL.com)

October 12, 2017

The Honorable Paul Ryan
Speaker of the House
H-232 The Capitol
Washington, D.C. 20515

Dear Speaker Ryan,

We are writing to underscore the importance of House Resolution (H.Res.) 128 and the need to bring it to a vote as soon as possible.

The resolution, which calls for respect for human rights and encourages inclusive governance in Ethiopia, has strong bipartisan support with 71 co-sponsors. It passed the Foreign Affairs Committee unanimously on July 27, 2017 and was scheduled for a vote on October 2nd. However, on Thursday, September 28, the measure was removed from the calendar without explanation. Continue reading Joint Letter to U.S. Congress: Vote on H.Res 128

Benghazi Smokescreen; Hiding Western War Crimes in Libya

The truth behind the smokescreen. What happened in Benghazi was not just a tragedy, but a blatant criminal act on the part of the Obama’s government.

By Thomas C. Mountain,

The recent Benghazi smokescreen produced by the US Congress may have tried to hide the war crimes committed by the USA and its western vassals in Libya but reality on the ground has blown all the smoke away bringing to light who the west really empowered once again, the Islamic State a.k.a. Da’esh.

Through out the Benghazi hearings no mention was made of the tens of thousands of Libyans that were massacred by the over 10,000 bombing raids flow by western pilots, part of a no fly zone enacted even though there was not a single aerial raid by Gaddafi prior to the imposition of such. No mention of this at the hearings of course, the fact that there was absolutely no need for a no fly zone because there never had been any bombings by Gaddafi of anyone in Libya during the entire rebellion. Continue reading Benghazi Smokescreen; Hiding Western War Crimes in Libya