By Bereket Kidane,
INTERNATIONAL politics at the United Nations is a dirty rotten game played by the big powers that has been blatantly discriminatory to Eritrea over the last 65 years. These annual fabricated and bogus accusations against Eritrea at the kangaroo court known as the United Nations are meant to deny the right of Eritrea to exist as a sovereign state.
These oft-repeated myths and fabrications of Weyane and its sponsors have become an annual ritual at the United Nations. If it is July, then it must be time to accuse Eritrea of something. Anything! Even if it has nothing to do with reality. Just pass some kind of resolution that pleases Ethiopia and punishes Eritrea.
The level of ignorance and double standard at the United Nations when it comes to Eritrea is sickening. Try telling them that Ethiopia is occupying sovereign Eritrean territory illegally in defiance of international law and refusing to allow demarcation as per the International Court of Justice’s decisions and instructions. It will fall on deaf ears. How’s that for justice?
These big powers at the UN can see no right on the side of Eritrea and no wrong on the side of Weyane. Eritrea throughout its history has been subject to a unique double standard of judgment and criticisms for its actions in defending its very existence.
If Eritrea were judged by the same standard as every other African country, it would be at or near the top of the list in every test of human rights, morality and justice. But this double standard applied to Eritrea continues at the UN.
The United Nations for instance has never condemned Ethiopia for its continued illegal occupation of sovereign Eritrean territory. If the United Nations were not a kangaroo court and Eritrea was allowed due process in defending itself, these accusations would be thrown out for lacking merit.
If the United Nations is truly interested in human rights on the African continent, a good place to start is with the investigation of the Ethiopian Army’s genocidal actions in Ogaden.