Ethiopian Authorities Planned To Dance With Stars – Joe Michael

January 12th, 2009 Print Print Email Email

The Ethiopian embassy in Washington DC has planned to throw a party for the incoming U.S. president Barack Obama on his inauguration eve.

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The Ethiopian embassy in Washington DC has planned to throw a party for the incoming U.S. president Barack Obama on his inauguration eve.

According to the organizers, the President elect, the Vice President elect, and many Washington dignitaries have been invited to this event. What makes this awkward is the fact that Ethiopia is better known for its human right violation and Obama is completely against it. It looks like the Ethiopian authorities are on a Tricky mission.

The EPRDF lead government has been committing serious human right crimes in Ethiopia. Closed to 200 people were killed by the government armed forces in the aftermath of the 2005 election, but justice has not been served yet. Several opposition members, before and after the 2005 election, were unlawfully incarcerated. Journalists, humanitarian workers, opposition members, etc. are continuously getting tortured and arrested for criticizing the government. Even at this moment, while the embassy is trying to show off in Washington DC, the most prominent Ethiopian opposition leader is brutally incarcerated in a solitary confinement in the notorious Kaliti prison.

The well known African dictator, the Ethiopian Prime Minister has been Ethiopia’s Head of State for more than 18 years. With Obama swearing in, America will have its fourth president since Meles Zenawi became Ethiopia’s head of state. In his ethnically based political strategy, Zenawi has been compulsorily dividing the people and punishing his critics.

The Zenawi government survived the Bush administration by deliberately allying itself with the war on the terrorism and through millions of dollars it paid to washington lobbyist. The upcoming party is also planed to seek out partnership with the new coming Obama administration.

However, it is not clear if the organizers are aware that they are playing with fire by inviting the change agent in their despotic organization. At least it takes cleanness to dance with stars and reliability to celebrate with champions. If Obama decides to show up on this event, he will only be there to give evidence that change
is coming.

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