Meles/Bush Blunders in Somalia: War Mongering Agents of Destabilisation and Mass Destruction

By Yilma Begashaw 

1.   Introduction  

The Islamic Court has used some unnecessary aggressive words against
Ethiopia. We may also have some past bitter memories. However, currently they do not have any capacity to threaten the Ethiopian sovereignty. Meles Zenawi went to this proxy war to pay back favours for those foreign powers that enabled him to stay in power despite a disastrous defeat at the May 2005 National Election. He may also be trying to leave behind a legacy of bad memory and hatred against our people for many years to come. This may be part of the 100 years of homework the Woyanes and the Shaabiyas gave
Ethiopia when they came to power. The AU Deputy commission supported Meles exactly as he did following the rigged 2005 election.  Together with peace loving Somalis, Erithreans, the Sudanese and the international community, we have to oppose unnecessary wars. Those responsible for war crimes must be brought to the International Court of Justice. We have to learn from past mistakes. We want democracy, peace and prosperity in the region, not aggression, destabilisation, displacement and our peoples’ continued sufferings.  


2.            We have never been Aggressoss,but Defenders   

We Ethiopian are peace loving citizens of the world.  We have a clean history.  We don’t go out to attack any nation, big or small.  But we always successfully defend ourselves against and foreign aggression, big or small.  As we fight only just wars, our mighty creator was always on our side.  Religion, ethnicity or greed did not divide us during our resolution to defend our mother land, except very few traitors this was because we were only forced to fight a just war, to defend our sovereignty, a just war that was the concern of every citizen, regardless.  It is true there were times when we were threatened or even invaded by the Somali dictatorial regimes, notably that of Ziad Barre.  But, every time they came, we taught them good lessons.  We may not like the unnecessary and provocative propaganda of the Somali Islamic Court. However, they do not have any capacity to threaten our territorial integrity at the moment. We do not have to go to wars simply because we heard some threats from some corners. We have to create a democratic, stable, peaceful and strong Ethiopian nation that cannot be threatened by any war mongers.


3.         We Always Provided Safe Haven for those that were under aggressions  

When the Muslims crossed over to
Ethiopia, for protection, we gave them a safe haven.

That is why the Holy Quran warns every Muslims not to ever attack
Ethiopia, a country that has never been colonised, gave all the genuine assistance to the African Freedom Fighters that led them to independence from colonialism. We have thus been respected in the World because of our peace-loving nature. We do not want to lose that golden legacy.


4.         So, why is Meles breaking yet Another Record against the Ethiopian People’s Aspirations? 

4.1.      Meles is a fascist dictator that was put in power in1991 by the Anglo American brochures Western conspiracy, following the last days of the brutal dictatorship of Mengistu Haile Mariam Military regime.


4.2       Despite his regime’s criminal records, the Meles regime was sustained on power for 15 years by the Western powers.  Prime Minster Tony Blair even recruited him as one of the Commissions for Africa Development while Meles was well known for being one of the causes of chronic African problems.


4.3        Those very Western Powers (notably the American and the British Administrations) still sustained him on power after the May, 2005 Ethiopian National Election, in which the opposition political parties made a landslide victory, as evidenced by reputable International Election Observers- notably their own European Union, headed by Hon. Anna Gomez and the Carter Administration.


4.4      He is sustained on power to serve the mistaken polices of the American State Department of President Bush’s Administration and the Foreign Department of P.M. Blair’s British Government.


4.5  Meles will therefore go extra miles to serve or to pretend to serve his foreign masters, to pay back favours for staying in an unbelievable power for so long.


5.                  How About the Support from the African

Most of the leaders of the member countries are also dictators. They always scratch each others’ backs. When respected International Election Observers such as the European Union and the Carter Administration presented valid reports of massive vote rigging, intimidation and harassment conducted by the Meles Regime, the Deputy Commissioner of the African Union surprisingly gave support to Meles Zenawi. Thousands of international petitions were signed, asking the Deputy Commissioner to resign. Instead of resignation, he is adding another blow by supporting the illegal intervention of the Meles regime in the internal affairs of
Somalia. Until the African nations are democratised, one cannot except much from the bunch of corrupt dictators.


6.         The Way Forward 

The African Union is corrupt and incompetent. The United Nation is under the control of the Super Powers. The only way forward is the coordinated and concerted people-to-people struggle, nationally, regionally and internationally, for democracy, justice, stability and global peace and prosperity. Peace-loving citizens have to struggle jointly to bring to the International Court of Justice, those leaders responsible for war crimes inflicted against their own people and elsewhere.

Published in: on December 30, 2006 at 6:16 pm  Comments (2)  

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  1. Oppositions in Ethiopia, nationalist as well as unity parties, must realize the current development in Somalia which will lead to a long religous conflict and come to save our country which is a home of Islam and Christianity before descending to the trap set by Melese, Isayas and their foreign financiers.

    The Alliance for Freedom and Democracy(AFD) should be broadened by bringing other oppositions which questioned its formation possibly the support of Isayas and the question of unity under Ethiopia.

    As we have seen in Somlaia crisis Islamists were fooled and tricked by Isayas on their call for Greater Somalia before even control Somaliland and Puntland.

    OLF, ONLF, EPPF and others who have offices in Asmera should rely on other offices in Europe and America and do not need any advice or assistance from this guy whose survival depends on his hate for Ethiopia and Ethiopians which he shared with his Arab financiers.

    AFD should convene an emergency meeting and try to mobilize Ethiopians in the Diaspora by calling for freedom and equality under one Ethiopia to neutralize the coming armageddon in the Horn.

    Let us rise to the occasion by holding each other because we know very well that we are capable to bring change without outside involvement.

    Arabs and foreign countries are going to pump more money and guns in the horn for the long protracted conflicts and if we in the Diaspora mobilized by the new expanded AFD we will foil the threat and liberate our people.

  2. Hello you have some positive statements but don’t lie about ethiopia being peace loving people.There is no ethiopia only different groups of people forced to become ethiopians.The south,east etc.Somalis in ogaden were never ethiopians but betrayed by british and italian colonists.If ethiopian developed every area equally without being bias then they can be peace otherwise it’s an ellusion.

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