Why’s the “International Community” so hard on Gbagbo? – By; Kiflu Hussain

December 27th, 2010 Print Print Email Email

To the best of my knowledge, men in power have always been known to resist and clamp down on civil disobedience such as protests and strikes.However, Alasan Ouatarra, the “internationally” recognized President of Ivory Coast went down in history by calling a strike which according to BBC seems to have gone unheeded.

Speaking of his recognition as President brings me to the question of the “international community’s” stance on whether it helps bring normalcy or spin things out of control in that former French colony. In my book, by the way, international community are those who call the shots such as US, European nations and China.AU/OAU/,ECOWAS,IGAD including UN are rubber stamp organizations who invariably get browbeaten into doing or not doing something as per the interests of the big powers of our world.Again,to the best of my knowledge, Laurent Gbagbo would be the second President next to Saddam Hussein to be removed from power by external forces, if the “international community” moves in to have a showdown with him. I shudder to imagine the ensuing bloodshed if his army stays loyal despite the sanction that is expected to affect the flow of their salaries.Besides, history has recorded, especially in Africa, many “charismatic” leaders who win absolute loyalty of their followers; salary or no salary.

But why is the so-called international community so hard on Gbagbo? Unless one is incorrigibly naive, it’s crystal clear that it has nothing to do with seeing the “will” of the people being respected. One can be certain that if Gbagbo had been as useful as Meles Zenawi, the despot in Ethiopia with a Somali like situation in the vicinity of Ivory Coast or some other geopolitical interest he can cater for, this same international community would have twisted the arms of everybody concerned to make way for him. In short, what moral authority does this world have to censure Gbagbo while it not only tolerates but continues to pamper egregious despots like Zenawi with all his puny institutions ranging from the electoral board to the kangaroo court? I see no reason to deny Gbagbo’s Supreme Court the same “credibility” accorded to his peers in Africa. As one of his Aide asked in Aljazeera “Inside politics”Talkshow,why not even equate it with the United States Court that earned a nickname “In calendars we trust” during the election debacle between Bush and Al Gore?

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  1. Assta B. Gettu
    | #1

    Mr. Hussain, why are you so much concerned about the unfairness or fairness of the international community toward Gbagbo unless you are a Muslim sympathizer since your name suggests that you are a Muslim like Gbagbo?

    The international community is tired of corrupt Muslim leaders and Muslim terrorists, and it is for the best interest of the Ivory Coast citizens to have a Christian president so that they can live a normal life without facing Muslim terrorists. The international community is tired of the Iranians, the Pakistanis, the Saudis, the Yemenis, the Somalis, the Sudanese, the Nigerian Muslims, the Palestinian Hamas, the Lebanese Hazvalas, and the many other Muslim terrorist countries. I really magnify the international community in its sound judgment for supporting Mr. Ouattara, a well-refined Christian and an outstanding leader.

  2. Samuel
    | #2

    I thought that this forum is moderated. How can begots like Assta get through if the forum is truly an Ethiopian forum.

  3. MERATU
    | #3

    WHAT AN INSULT TO CHRITIAN OF AFRICAN ORIGIN UR COMMENT UNLESS UR ARE A DEVIL ADVOCAT

  4. Kiflu Hussain
    | #4

    Dear Getu;
    I have no idea that Gbagbo is a Muslim.And I didn’t know that it’s on the basis of religion that the “international community”took sides for and against the two protagonists in Ivory Coast.But who knows people like Sarah Palin are coming to prominence.So I encourage you to keep on in this line of asinine thinking.You have plenty of chances to emerge as a powerful individual.

  5. Drama
    | #5

    IF YOU DON’T SERVE THE WHITE MAN’S FOREIGN SPECIAL INTERESTS, ALL SLAVE ORGANIZATIONS WOULD NOT WANT YOU TO SIEZE POWER. NONE OF YOU REALLY DON’T KNOW WHAT WENT ON IN THE IVORIAN ELECTIONS. SOMETIMES WHAT THE SO CALLED INTERNATIONAL WORLD (WHICH WE ARE NOT PART OF OR COUNTED IN AS PENNIES) SAYS, IS THE COMPLETE OPPOSITE ACCOMPANIED WITH TINY TRUTH, JUST LIKE THE EU AND AU ELECTION STORY ON ETHIOPIA. MY TAKE IS, QUESTION EVERY STEP THE WESTERN GOVERNMENTS TAKE. OBVIOUSLY, IT IS EASY TO FIND OUT WHAT THEIR DUMN PUPPETS DO AROUND THE WORLD. SO ADD 1+1 AND YOU WILL GET 2. SLAVE OWNERS WOULD NOT BE WHERE THEY ARE TODAY IF THEY WERE COUNTING THEIR BLOOD LINES LIKE SOME OF YOU MOURONS.

  6. kah
    | #6

    I too have no idea whether Ebagbo is a christian or Muslim.However i always feel ,in most instances,the International community take side and provide all reqired assitance to whom they think is their real stooge and trojan horse who without and with their order fight their war and keep up their interests at the expense of his own people.The case in point is Melese Zenawi ,a service dog of the west who cares nothing if ferejis put their shit on his bald head.

  7. Anonymous
    | #7

    Assta B. Gettu :Mr. Hussain, why are you so much concerned about the unfairness or fairness of the international community toward Gbagbo unless you are a Muslim sympathizer since your name suggests that you are a Muslim like Gbagbo?
    The international community is tired of corrupt Muslim leaders and Muslim terrorists, and it is for the best interest of the Ivory Coast citizens to have a Christian president so that they can live a normal life without facing Muslim terrorists. The international community is tired of the Iranians, the Pakistanis, the Saudis, the Yemenis, the Somalis, the Sudanese, the Nigerian Muslims, the Palestinian Hamas, the Lebanese Hazvalas, and the many other Muslim terrorist countries. I really magnify the international community in its sound judgment for supporting Mr. Ouattara, a well-refined Christian and an outstanding leader.

    Assta B. Gettu
    Before you post such shameful comment that reflects your deep hate toward Islam, further read to clear your knowledge about who is Islam and who is Christian in Ivory Coast case. Look contrary the way you think Gbagbo is Christian with Muslim wife and the Other Mr. Ouattara is Islam from North. Avoid your blind hate develop universal Love!!

    Hey the writer you are surprising. Because you hate Meles you are infavour of Gbagbo, who I feel in any way a shame for Africa..and a traitor ot Democracy once he was shouting for and was jailed.

  8. Ethiopiawiu
    | #8

    Dear Abugidainfo would you please be advised to stop publishing provocative,insulting and hate and religious conflict in-sighting comments of the so called Assta B.Gettu since his comments are worth nothing as he is not well aware that Ethiopia belongs to all her children irrespective of all our differences including that of religion.As was said by Emperor Hailessilasse”Haimanot Ygil Ager Yegara Newu”.God Bless Ethiopia.

  9. Tazabiew
    | #9

    Ethiopiawiu!

    Thanks for your short but matured comment and for hating the bad too. This is the sentiment, like of yours, what a pure Ethiopian, regardless of his religion and ethnicity, should develop. And now a days I am proud that most ethiopians have such mentality…our narrowness in mind should unleash room to Ideas and Ideology, so that only then would approach to greatness

  10. Assta B. Gettu
    | #10

    Anonymous,

    I don’t usually respond to a commentator whose screen name is Anonymous. By the way, it is true I have made a mistake, and I apologize for that mistake done unintentionally.

    In Ivory Coast, Muslim North supports Mr. Ouattara, a Muslim, and Christian South supports Mr. Gbagbo, a Christian, who lost the election because the majority of the Ivory Coast population is Muslim. When Muslims are in the majority, there is always confusion: such things are going to happen in the Christian land of Ethiopia where the Muslim population is growing faster than the indigenous Ethiopian Christian population. What surprises me is that Barack Obama, the President of Christian America, is supporting a Muslim leader, Mr. Ouattara. We will find out how this kind of politics can work out in the coming presidential election in the Christian land of America.

  11. Gash
    | #11

    To start with, you didn’t really know what has been going on in Cote D’ivoire. I think you are simply posting wharever your mind is telling you without evaluating. You try to build some hatred in people’s mind. You found to be aggravator and adding fuel instead of asking for excuse for the mistake. You have something in mind but cannot express it. You lose your way & good to control temper. I presume you should be from the ruling regime in Ethiopia and you were unhappy when Mr. Kifle named the tyrant Meles. Fact will remain fact & you should accept it. Why “internationaly community” is so hard on Gbagbo as there had been his manifestations even before. It is true and all boils down to economic interest and nothing to do with regligion my dear.

    God bless Ethiopia!

  12. Anonymous
    | #12

    Assta B. Gettu

    I am the one who humbly advised you as Ananymous. still in your latter comment you again indulged in an other mistakes. Because you seem willing not to learn i better leave them with out mentioning.

    But what I again advise, based on your latter comment, you is that read specifically to cleanse your religious arrogance and better know Ethiopia, you do not know the real Ethiopia but its pseudo picture, as your fore fathers discoursed you in wrong way.

    If you hate me(because I feel you look hateful and arrogant) , please give your eyes and mind (if really there) to my brother Gash.

  13. Tazabiew
    | #13

    Assta B. Gettu

    I am the one who as ananymous humbly advised you to correct your mistakes and learn more and avoide hate. Surprising that you still based on full of mistaken information in your last comment too. I better leave with out mentioning these mistakes because you are not ready to learn.

    What I again advise, based on your latter comment, you is that read specifically to cleanse your religious arrogance and better know Ethiopia, you do not know the real Ethiopia but its pseudo picture, as your fore fathers discoursed you in false way. If you hate (because I feel you look hateful and arrogant) me, please give your eyes and mind (if really there) to my brother Gash.

    May Allah Bless our beloved Ethiopia! Ameen!

  14. Abdul
    | #14

    Why is it important once religion? The writer mentioned the double
    Standards of the world body. The writer accurately pointed out,
    The 1997 Ethiopian election and the outcome is justified by the international
    Body why not the ivory cost?apart from that, I do not think bringing
    Once religion synonymous with dictatorship not wise, because I’ll say
    all African (BLACKS) have never produce a leader who is not dictator.
    People who live a glass house…… Xxx

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