U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia by Tedla Asfaw
I read a comment on USA Ambassador to Ethiopia, Donald E. Booth, interview by Ethiopian Journalist, Eskinder Nega, in Amharic, posted on websites. Ambassador Booth said that the 2010 so called election is accepted by the people of Ethiopia, the 99.6 percent win maybe the highest recorded in Africa. Can we call it “Election Development”, “Ye Limate Mircha ” ? Is the Ambassador suggesting that ” popular ” endorsement of the election by the rally Meles Zenawi organized in Addis Ababa following the fake election to condemn Human Right Watch report ? I hope not.
USA policy makers followed similar election endorsement after Mubarak’s 80 percent win of the recent fake election. I do not want to waste the Ambassador’s time on what happened in 2011 in Egypt. If he is trying to be a spokesman for Meles Zenawi he will be proven wrong soon. Ethiopians rejected Meles’ regime in 2005 and no miracle is performed in the last five years for Meles and his mafia party to win the hearts and minds of Ethiopians by 99.6 percent like the Ambassador alleged on his interview.
USA Ambassadors in Ethiopia, some of them, are known for telling the truth when they retire from that position. I questioned former U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia, Donald Yamamoto on Straight Talk Africa during the Tunisian uprising and told him how he sabotaged the Ethiopian popular uprising in 2005 following the stolen election. He told us that he was working very hard for opposition leaders to be released behind the scene. USA Ambassadors in Ethiopia are representing their country interest not the interest of Ethiopians. Their interest is to keep their puppets as long as it takes.
Ambassador Booth can only stay in Addis Ababa if he is acting like TPLF spokesman in public and behind the scene begging Meles Zenawi to take it easy not to embarrass USA. Obama is indeed not different from Bush when it comes to Ethiopia and so did their Ambassadors. For USA, Mubarak was an ally so did Saleh of Yemen and Meles Zenawi of Ethiopia.
Meles Zenawi and Saleh of Yemen are treated as poor allies while Saudi is American rich ally that can pay the masses to shut their mouth. America is not demanding freedom in Saudi for not upsetting the Wahhabi rulers who are exporting many of their people to fight around the Muslim world ” American injustice” and their corrupt rule. Saleh of Yemen is killing American enemies so why should America care if he gunned down Yemenis demanding freedom like Tunisians and Egyptians..
Mr. Ambassador, Meles Zenawi two decades rule has never been by popular mandate but by brute force until we Ethiopians rise up and overthrow him like Egyptians and Tunisians did, he will remain in power. I hope you witnessed the glimpse of what to come in Ethiopia on weekend. Thousands of Ethiopians this past weekend in D.C. and major cities in USA and Canada started popular Tsunami. The Tsunami that started in North America will vibrate across Atlantic and energize Ethiopians to start their overdue Revolution to sweep Meles and his mafia gangs from power.
Mr. Ambassador, by the way Do you know that VOA is jammed in Ethiopia ? Why is tax payers money is wasted on the program that is jammed at this time of budget austerity in USA ? Please do not waste tax payer money.If you have courage follow the German government example and demand answer publicly.
As I told Ambassador Yamamoto, Ethiopians will not be part of any fake elections sponsored by America no more. Freedom in Ethiopia comes only by popular uprising. Are you going to be with the people or Meles’ security ? Please do not arm and finance our killers.