Ethiopia – No Justice! How can there be peace? – By Zenebe G. Tamirat

August 15th, 2008 Print Print Email Email

The TPLF/EPRDF guerrilla bandits that later on turned into government of Ethiopia by force has continued ruling the nation by the muzzle of the gun. It has completely denied the rule of law. It has also overtly abandoned democratic processes that would have been the basis of peace and development in Ethiopia. It is now over 17 years since this tyranny established a government that it believes its authority is sacred and inviolable and its ruling indisputable. (more…)

The TPLF/EPRDF guerrilla bandits that later on turned into government of Ethiopia by force has continued ruling the nation by the muzzle of the gun. It has completely denied the rule of law. It has also overtly abandoned democratic processes that would have been the basis of peace and development in Ethiopia. It is now over 17 years since this tyranny established a government that it believes its authority is sacred and inviolable and its ruling indisputable.

During this reign of terror there has been no time that the people of Ethiopia were free of violence. Kids going to and coming from schools have been killed, women slaughtered in front of their husbands, demonstrators mowed in the streets of cities and counties, prisoners were thrown to the banquet of hyenas and other wild animals. The rule of civility and justice has been replaced by the law of the jungle.

Only a few weeks ago the kangaroo court of the TPLF/EPRDF Militia-Government, denied the name “Kinijit” and its symbol that have been used to glorify our party until the illegal arrest of our leaders. An open robbery has been committed. The name was given to a puppet group that serves the wishes of TPLF and the symbol to the known servant of same Woyanie, Lidetu Ayalew. The party leaders though know very well that there would be no justice available in and around Woyanie still had to follow the legal path to regain their stolen name. They have done that promptly and they are not surprised at all by the decision of; the Woyanie court; for, it is evident that no one would obtain justice from tyranny. What they worry about is on “how to obtain peace where there is no justice!”

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A recent information gathered after the General Assembly of Kinjit has been conducted in Addis Ababa is the detention of delegates that took part in the convention. A known party leader belonging to Kinijit has been arrested in Gondar and over 40 other delegates who took part in the Addis Ababa summit have been detained upon their return to their homelands in the Southern region of Ethiopia. They have not committed any crime except participating in the conference that was successfully deliberated to bring Kinijit up to date and go forward to winning the coming election provided a level ground is provided for all to compete fairly and squarely.

On the other hand the death toll due to starvation in all parts of Ethiopia including those in the Southern Ethiopia who are noted for their productivity is increasing day by day. In the capital, Addis Ababa itself, starved people have began knocking at the doors of their neighbors asking for food to their children allowing themselves starving to death. They say “it doesn’t matter for us to die, please save our children offering some pieces of bread” This is very weird to people in Addis! There have been no times I know of, in my life where dwellers in Addis go beg their neighbors for food; even if some one was crucially in need. Normally such people travel away from their neighborhood if they have to beg. Begging was a great shame in the Ethiopian society but now, in the reign of Woyanie, it has become of no shame and unconcealed affair.

By denying justice and the rule of law to the society, by preventing democratic processes and by starving its people EPLF/EPRDF has made Ethiopia a failed State. “What is a failed state?” So, asks, Samuel Assefa, Ethiopia’s Ambassador to the United States of America. Either he is corrupt or he is ignorant of the society he represents as an ambassador to the hegemony state of the world. Some times people do not know what other say about them because they are possessed by the positive sides of their own and unable to see their down hills. Ambassador Assefa could be in a state of such blindness or he may not mind about the people at all. Why should he mind? He is not starved; he is not thirsty; he is not bared either. He doesn’t need a loaf of bread because he enjoys fresh and tasty food in his beautiful embassy, he does not need water because bottles and bottles of high class whisky are in his desk. So does he ask very simply, “What is a failed State?” A failed state as many agree is a state like Ethiopia under EPRDF that is unable to feed its own people, a state that starves millions and millions of its children. A failed state is a state that prevents justice for its society; a failed state is a state that is engaged in war all year around.

Noam Chomsky, a noted American social critique identifies some of the prime characteristics of a failed state as “inability or unwillingness to protect their citizens from violence and perhaps even destruction. Another is their tendency to regard themselves as beyond the reach of domestic and international law and hence free to carry out aggressions and violence” (Line mine).

The Woyanie Government led by tyrant Melese Zenawi convenes the characteristics described above. By violating the domestic law, it rigged the 2005 election to declare itself a winner. When voters objected this action and try to demonstrate their contest by public demonstration he let his Militiamen mow hundreds of them with machine guns. These were peaceful citizens that were armed with no weapon but only with plaque and slogans. This was indeed not only violation of domestic law but an outrageous violation of human rights that undermines the Geneva Declaration of the United Nations. Added to this is Woyanies’ adventure in Somalia, an outright violation of international law where aggression was committed on unprotected neighboring country.

Today TPLF/EPRDF is almost concluding its initial plan of establishing the “Republic of Tigray” by the secession of the region from Ethiopia. Expansion of Tigray has already been done by conceding to Tigray lands belonging to Gondar and Wollo. The military establishment of the pregnant Republic has been consolidated in the name of the Northern Command, Head-quartered in Tigray. The Northern Command has demonstrated its might just a few weeks ago to the people of Ethiopia by exhibiting military exercises the event of which consisted of decorating tyrant Melese Zenawi and his butcher generals. It is equipped with heavy artilleries, tanks and missiles. Moreover it is well supported by the so called “Ethiopian Air Force it actually is “Tigray Air Force” built up all in all by Tigray personnel.

The TPLF is showing us its ability to destroy our nation. It is choosing might than right. It is choosing suppressions and oppressions than justice. It is choosing hypocrisy, and tyranny than democracy; It is choosing chaos and blunders instead of order and justice. How can there be peace? Excessive aggression leads to violence. Those who deny the right of their people by force make the people turn into violence. The people of Ethiopia have no where to go to get peace. They have no alternative but to rise in public disobedience to gain the ultimate peace. When the people rise up it will be the Woyanes who will not have any where to go but submit to justice.

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