Birds of the Same Feather Flock Together – By Gedion Gelaw, Alexandria VA

January 26th, 2008 Print Print Email Email

It was not long that we witnessed lethal suppression taking shape in a form of “Democratization” tailor-made to dictators in east Africa. So ironic head of states really learn from history what a petty the impoverished people pay for the greedy politician’s power mongering aspiration. (more…)

It was not long that we witnessed lethal suppression taking shape in a form of “Democratization” tailor-made to dictators in east Africa. So ironic head of states really learn from history what a petty the impoverished people pay for the greedy politician’s power mongering aspiration.

May 16, 2005 our Melese Zenawi ordered the execution of innocent people to see his power transcend to two decades. ‘Taylor made politics…’ As a student I first handedly witnessed the barbaric despicable intimidation of the Addis Ababa University students. We knew what Melese was capable of it is the price to pay and the legitimate social and political right of an individual to have an opinion. As perplex as it may seem the domino effect of our May 15 election continued to hunt the politics of Ethiopia and things will never be the same again. Melese should have learned when he committed a crime against humanity to stay in power. And when I read the interview with Simon Tsedale of the Guardian; him urging the west to change tack on Kenya after the bloody election portraying the image we had after the May 15 election reminded me of the saying birds with same feather…

I wonder why the prime minister continued to make contrasts of democratization after his snipers shot and killed hundreds on the streets; his special troops detained and terrorized students and the youth all over the country what a domestic domicratician was he to do so. And now say “I believe democratic forms of government are applicable everywhere and are better than the alternatives. And we feel that countries and peoples can share their experiences to help others to democratize. So that is all to the good.” our neighbors have a reason to protest the election we adamantly do of ours, the military will continue to keep the interest of the one with gun still under the banner of domestic human rights.

I say to Melese Zenawi not to let his single minded comments depict his empty rhetoric assuming he knows more about democracy and the rights of people. There will be a time for him to pay the price. No doubt that the Kenyan election spotlights his biggest mistake and I think that is why he likes to mingle in issues his specialty proved other wise. Cover-ups will not last and the current mood swing on the direction of Kibaki only resonates the saying birds of same feather fly together….

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