I) Ethiopia’s Iraq
The Iraq war was conducted by the superpower to remove Saddam and establish a friendly regime there however, the war in Somalia is a contracted war to promote the USA interest.
After four years we have not yet seen the end of it and the American public are now against this war and in the case of Ethiopia the war from the beginning have no popular support and in fact used by the regime of Ethiopia to destroy its armed political enemies, the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) and Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF).
The recent massacre in the Ethiopian Somali region is partly a reprisal for the Somali invasion and until now USA and UK have not accused the OLF and ONLF as a terrorist organization and these movements have not also attacked Westerners.
The involvement of Eritrea and the Muslim and Arab tyrants on the side of the Islamists directly put them in the collision course with USA and that is why this so called war on terrorism is seen as “Christian ” Ethiopia invading ” Muslim ” Somalia and similarly the war in Iraq is now portrayed in the West media as a war between Shias and Sunis.
We the majority of Ethiopians have stood with our Somali neighbors and denounced this war and we ask all foreigners to get out of Somalia and accept Somalis right to live in what ever form of government they choose including without government.
Ethiopians have to remove the Melese dictatorship by mass mobilization and exposed the USA policy makers empty rhetoric of democracy and on this second anniversary we have to show our solidarity with our jailed leaders who are sacrificed for the contracting job of Melese Zenawi by the Bush administration.
The time of hiding behind terrorism curtain is now over for George Bush and costing Tony Blair his job and Melese Zenawi’s days are also numbered and Ethiopians will not allow USA and others to use them as proxies when they establish a democratic government
accountable to them.