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Continued Unjust Sanctions Against Eritrea in 2017.

Post by Zmeselo » 01 Jan 2018, 18:41

Continued Unjust Sanctions Against Eritrea in 2017

December 31, 2017

BY JOHN GRAVERSGAARD

Western Imperialism continues to use the UN to demonize Eritrea, with no substantial and valid arguments. With sanctions in the Security Council (UNSC), the masters of the universe and their fellow-travellers, hope to cripple this proud and independent nation. But in vain.

On the 14 Nov 2017, the UNSC again voted to continue the sanction regime – 11 affirmative and 4 abstained (Bolivia, Egypt, Russia and China): Resolution 2385.

The tool behind, was the 'Somalia and Eritrea Monitoring Group' (SEMG). SEMG, has for its 4th consecutive mandate, not found any conclusive evidence of support by Eritrea to Al-Shabaab fighters in Somalia. They have never produced any evidence for this, and supporting an islamist group using terrorism, goes against all the values of secular Eritrea. Eritrea must be punished, even as innocent. Read again: 4 times the SEMG have confirmed, there is no evidence. The first time in 2012. It is like, an obsession.

The sanction regime was imposed on Eritrea, on the 23 Dec 2009, in Resolution 1907. Eritrea
condemned the resolution, calling it “shameful” and a “fabrication of lies” by the United States and “the Ethiopian regime”, and stated it would not affect the country.

Eritrea denied the support of Somali militants, stating that “Somalis are our brothers”. Eritrea has worked for peace and against foreign interventions in Somalia. The liberation movement, the EPLF, that liberated Eritrea, has always been vehemently fighting ethnic and religious divisions. The EPLF, after liberation, established a secular government, opposed to any kind of fundamentalism. Here also- political Islam.

The most shameful part, was that African countries (except Libya) supported the sanctions, which was a clever and cynical manouvre by the US proxy regime in Ethiopia, a regime that has attacked and occupied both Eritrea and Somalia. Ethiopia has turned things totally around, accusing Eritrea of its own crimes, with the full support of the US. This has been done, with intensive lobbying and expensive international PR campaigns.

Eritrea, a country thirsty for peace after 30 years war with Ethiopia, of course acted vehemently against this injustice and withdrew from the regional grouping- IGAD- in protest.

The tactic of the enemies of Eritrea, finding that the accusations for support to the islamist Al Shabaab no longer was a useful fabrication, has been to make new accusations. Moving the focus from the fact that it is Ethiopia that violates the UN and AU supported Algiers Agreement by occupying Eritrean sovereign territory, for more than 15 years.

The UNSC knows that Ethiopia has indeed violated the Algiers Agreement and the related border decision (EEBC) but accepts the occupation. With a permanent pressure from the US, the UNSC has chosen to close its eyes to this violation of international law. Maintaining sanctions on Eritrea, deflects attention from Ethiopia’s violations of peace and stability in the region.

Eritrea is a sovereign national state, that commands its own economy and resources and this is unacceptable to Washington and Wall Street. This kind of “resource nationalism”, runs against the interests of the global investors. States with publicly-owned economies are threatened, either directly or by proxies. Blocking access to neocolonial exploitation and not bowing to the demands of the IMF and The World Bank, is regarded as a threat to “free enterprise”. Only imperialists have interests beyond their own border, enforced through threat and coercion. An independent state like Eritrea, working in the interests of its own people, is in a perverse way regarded as a threat.

The use of the mainstream media to stigmatize and victimize Eritrea, is also useful and blocks for people to study and understand Eritrea’s real problems and challenges: Problems like poverty, trafficking and the conflict with Ethiopia.

Eritrea’s policy of self-reliance and the struggle against the recolonization of Africa, is a history excluded in the false narrative about Eritrea.

The writer is member of The Eritrean Support Group of Denmark.

Sources:

Lasst uns in Frieden leben. Für Gerechtigkeit, Aufhebung der UN- Sanktionen und ein Ende der Diffamierungskampagne gegen Eritrea.

http://www.eritrea-hilfswerk.de/index_h ... .06.30.pdf

Shabait:

http://www.shabait.com/editorial/press- ... -rescinded

Wikipedia:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Na ... ution_1907

UN Resolution 1907: Text of the Resolution at:

http://undocs.org/

BBC News: ( December 24, 2009) http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/8429568.stm

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Dissident Voice: Flashback-Imperialism’s Migration Agenda: Who is Funding the Refugees Transport into Europe?


Coercive Engineered Migration: Zionism's War on Europe (Part 4 of 11)

By Gearóid Ó Colmáin

24 January 2016

Watch:

https://www.youtube.com/embed/3kU0hwNwcjY
https://www.youtube.com/embed/yZzYfH1vpto
https://www.youtube.com/embed/4908pqBnPnE
https://www.youtube.com/embed/WD-S0oUNsYc

Austrian intelligence officials have reportedly revealed that US government agencies are paying for the transport of migrants to Europe. On August 5th, 2015 Austrian magazine Infodirekt reported: (http://www.info-direkt.at/insider-die-u ... ch-europa/)

“It has come to our knowledge that US organisations are paying for the boats taking thousands of refugees to Europe. US organisations have created a co-financing scheme which provides for a considerable portion of the transportation costs. Not every refugee from North Africa has 11,000 Euro cash. Nobody is asking, where is the money coming from?”

French government officials have also been caught selling life boats to refugees in Turkey. France’s France 2 Television station filmed French honorary pro-consul Françoise Olcay in Turkey in flagrante delicto.

When the official was asked if she was aware that her actions were illegal, she indicated (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldne ... rants.html) that there were hundreds of Turkish officials involved.

Many of the refugees/migrants arriving in Europe are being provided with false Syrian passports. Until the violence in Syria in 2011, Syrian passports were printed (http://www.voltairenet.org/article188864.html) by French government printers. This fact strongly suggests French government involvement in the distribution of false Syrian passports.

European governments are out-sourcing (http://www.orsdeutschland.com/#) the management of the migrant crisis to private companies.

The aforementioned K-TV has also revealed that private multi-national project management companies such as ORS Services have been making millions of Euros from the plight of refugees. In 2014 ORS Services received 21 million Euros from the German government and has seen profits doubling since the refugee crisis. The Austrian newspaper Heute reported (http://www.heute.at/news/politik/art23660,1197131) that ORS made 21 million euro this year alone from the migrant crisis.

Shareholder finance of ORS Services is managed by the private equity firm Equistone Partners Europe, an affiliate of the Rothschild-owned Barclays Bank (http://www.info-direkt.at/rothschild-un ... industrie/), which is considered to be the most influential financial institution in the world. German economist Wolfang Freisleben has described Barclays Bank as “Rothschilds slaughtership”. Barclays is the most important shareholder in both NM Rothschild bank and Lazard Brothers. Former director of Barclays, Marcus Agius, is married to a daughter of Edmond de Rothschild. Agius was also director of the BritishBroadcastingCorporation’s executive board and served in the Steering Committee of the secretive Bilderberg Group.

As in the case of the Arab Spring, some anarchists are once again unwitting tools and fools of imperialist subversion. The Berliner anarchist collective “Peng”! is helping to smuggle immigrants into Europe illegally. This is part of the groups ‘international solidarity’. The organisation is funded (http://www.tagesspiegel.de/berlin/peng- ... 38396.html) by the ultra-right wing Ayn Rand Institute, whose director is Israeli and Zionist ideologue Yaron Brook.

Ayn Rand was a Jewish philosopher who promoted the concept of objectivism; the idea that self-interest is the goal in every individual’s life and that laissez-faire capitalism is the only system compatible with the individual’s super-egotism.

Here again we see capitalism’s reliance on youthful rebellion of a politically correct ‘leftist’ variety in order to further entrench its grip on humanity.

A key ‘weapon’ used in 2011 by imperialism to destroy the institutions of the nation-state was the smartphone. Thousands of smartphones were provided to US-funded ‘activists’ during Zionism’s ‘Arab Spring’. It is unsurprising, therefore, to see that smartphones are being supplied (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IPIyWjjPnA) to thousands of migrants by NGOs, once they arrive in Europe. This could become a nightmare for any nation-state refusing to cooperate with imperialism’s migration agenda.

Researchers in Germany found that migrants were being supplied with smartphones by Austria’s A-1 mobile phone company. The A-1 mobile company, is controlled by Mexican Billionaire Carlos Slim. Slim, whose real name is Salem, comes from the Levant.

That is why Hungary is at the heart of the current crisis. Refugees of NATO’s imperialist wars are now being used as geopolitical tools with which to destabilise the recalcitrant Hungarian state as a stepping stone to a long, low-intensity civil war in Europe. By erecting a fence to protect Hungary’s sovereignty, Orban is defying the objectives of the Empire. And while there are undoubtedly many desperate people waiting at the Hungarian border, the fence, by stalling NATO’s destabilisation plans, is also helping the millions of refugees in Syria under the protection of the Syrian Arab Army and indirectly, through its robust defense of national sovereignty, Hungary is joining the resistance of countries such as Belarus, Venezuela and Eritrea from the empire of chaos.

Yet, similar to the consensus surrounding the ‘spontaneous’ and ‘popular uprising’ during the Arab Spring, there is an almost entire ‘leftist’ consensus that Victor Orban is a cruel and racist tyrant. Concrete and complex analysis has ceded ground to a chorus of platitudinous pronouncements about the “rights of asylum seekers” and the “obligations” of European countries to receive them. Just as in the Arab Spring, it is believed that the refugees/migrants are coming to Europe as an unintended consequence of NATO’s policy in Libya and Syria, rather than being part of a much wider and more complex geostrategic initiative to use people as weapons in order to break down all resistance to US/Zionist globalisation. Here again, to echo the words of General Barnett, it is capitalism which is proving to be the avant-garde of global revolution, rather than its so-called ‘socialist’ and ‘leftist’ critics.

Billionaire George Soros, has advised the European Union to increase funding to NGOs and the private sector dealing with the refugee crisis. It looks like Brussels is following his advice with the fund put aside to deal with the crisis now doubling to 9.5 billion euro. Good news for Equistone Partners Europe, the Rothschild banking mafia!

Another organisation highly active in the smuggling of refugees to Europe is ‘Fluchlinghelfer.In’, which is funded by the afore-mentioned Ayn Rand Institute.

Meanwhile a state founded on the creation of refugees, is deeply concerned (http://www.timesofisrael.com/with-world ... boost-aid/) about the plight of Syrian victims of Zionism’s wars.

Jewish ‘humanitarian’ agencies such as the 'Multi-faith alliance for Syrian Refugees' and 'the Jewish Coalition for Syrian Refugees' in Jordan, who have no interest in the plight of millions of Palestinian refugees of Zionism, are actively offering (http://en.alalam.ir/news/1578365) Syrians in Jordanian camps ‘resettlement’ in Europe and America. What Syrians manipulated by Israeli agencies fail to realise is that these same agencies are responsible not only for the destruction of their country but they could soon be joined in Jordan by Palestinians deported by Israel.

Meanwhile, IsraAid, the Zionist entity’s international ‘aid’ agency, is active in the Balkans helping migrants get to central Europe.

An article published in the Suddeutsche Zeitung on October 14th 2014, states that Syrian refugees in Turkey are going hungry due to lack of funds for their upkeep. It states that 280 million euros more are required to feed the refugees. In other words, pocket change.

While other reports in the German media indicate that the German state will have to dish out 46 billion dollars per annum to finance immigration.

The insanity of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s immigration policy has been denounced by US presidential candidate Donald Trump. In a recent interview, he says:

"It’s insane… letting in that many people. What they should do is all get together, including the gulf states, who have nothing but money. They should all get together and have a safe zone in Syria where they could live and then ultimately go back to their country, go back to where they came from…. I’ve been watching this migration and I see the people. They’re men, they’re mostly men. And they’re strong men. These are physically young, strong men. They look like prime-time soldiers. Now, it’s probably not true but where are the women? You see some women. You see some children. But for the most part, I’m looking at strong men. So, you ask two things. Number one: why aren’t they fighting for their country? And another thing. I don’t want these people coming over here."

Of course, one can be under no illusions about the reactionary, chauvinist policy of Donald Trump who is playing on xenophobia to get elected, nor will Trump ever admit that the US is responsible for the entire humanitarian catastrophe in Syria, Iraq, Libya and many other countries. His question as to why the young men are not fighting for their country is ironic given the fact that the fighters he supports are fighting for the US and Israel. However, like so many sources of information, Trump’s comments about the preponderance of young, fit men are highly significant.

After the January 7th, 2015 Charlie Hebdo terrorist attacks in Paris, Chancellor Angela Merkel appeared in Berlin at a vigil for the victims of the attack. At Merkel’s side were Turkish-German politicians who are members of the ruling party. They are also members of the Turkish islamo-fascist organisation ‘The Grey Wolves’. This organisation has now over 20,000 members in Germany and many of their members have joined the Islamic State in Syria, posting videos of their atrocities on line. That means that there are members of the German government with close links to the Islamic State.

German collaboration with Islamist terrorism goes back a long way. During the Second World War, the Nazis armed Muslim SS divisions in Albania and Bosnia who committed atrocities against Jews and Orthodox Christians in the Balkans. During the Yugoslav wars of the 1990s, Germany’s secret service, BND (Bundesnachrichtendienst) armed and trained Bosnian Islamist terrorists as part of NATO’s ‘Drang nach Osten’. Now the same German agencies are bringing the wars home.

The German government recently held a conference in Berlin called ‘Dialogs and Vision for Germany in 2050’. The conference predicted (http://www.nachhaltigkeitsrat.de/dokume ... -jun-2011/) that many sociological terms used today will be soon be obsolete. One of the terms referred to in the booklet is ‘immigration background’. The conference booklet states the reason for the concept’s obsolescence is that ‘because everyone will be so “mixed” and everyone will have a migration background.

This means that the notion of belonging to a country, of being able to retrace one’s ancestry through the centuries in the country of one’s birth, this notion will be obsolete. In other words, no one will have any identity, other than that of a consumer. Commodity fetishism will constitute the identity of the ‘Germans’ of the future. The document also describes this future as a ‘global utopia’; a utopia for the ruling elite, a nightmare for the millions of rootless, acculturated, post-modern nomads. While being cosmopolitan can certainly be an advantage for some, cosmopolitanism as a form of class-driven social engineering is another matter. Cosmopolitanism as social engineering is not only class war, it constitutes a new form of colonialism.

The white-colonial settlement of the United States brought to a brutal end thousands of years of Native American cultures and civilisations. Those natives who survived the White colonial invasion and genocide are today reduced to poverty, social exclusion and misery. What we are witnessing in Europe is a form of reverse colonialism, whereby victims of globalisation in the Southern Hemisphere countries are being artificially transferred to Northern Hemisphere states. Under conditions of capitalism, this can and will only lead to civil war and chaos. In the case of Turkey, there is a overt policy of Wahabisation, not only of Turkey itself but of Europe.

It is most politically incorrect to highlight these aspects of Germany’s ‘multi-cultural’ utopia and, as we have already shown, political correctness constitutes the psychological attitude of that vacillating social class we refer to as the petty bourgeoisie. It is a form of thought-policing predicated on moral injunctions. One must not be anti-Semitic; one must not be racist; one must not be Islamophobic; one must not be [deleted] etc., etc. This is what Jean Bricmont has rightly referred to as the “moral left”. In Europe, they are best represented by groups such as ‘anti-Fa’ who perform on the level of social and psychological warfare, that which NATO’s puppets effect on the battle field; namely, the stealthy and indefatigable promotion of Zionism as ‘anti-racism’ and Zionism in the form of ‘humanitarian’ wars.

In order to more thoroughly understand the significance of the current refugee/migrant crisis, we need to discuss some of the principle geopolitical philosophies that have shaped both British and American imperialism for well over a century.

Gearóid Ó Colmáin, is a journalist and political analyst based in Paris. His work focuses on globalization, geopolitics and class struggle. He is a regular contributor to Dissident Voice, Global Research, Russia Today International, Press TV, Sputnik Radio France, Sputnik English, Al Etijah TV, Sahar TV, and has also appeared on Al Jazeera and Al Mayadeen
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Re: Continued Unjust Sanctions Against Eritrea in 2017.

Post by Zmeselo » 02 Jan 2018, 02:09

Visit to development and historical sites

Asmara, 01 January 2018-

http://shabait.com/news/local-news/2548 ... ical-sites

About 200 staff members of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs have visited development and historical sites in the regions of Southern and Northern Red Sea, and the Gash Barka from 21 to 29 December in connection with the New Year.

The visit included development sites in Gahtelai, Massawa, Gelalo, Idi, Assab, Rahaita, Afabet, Nakfa, Sawa, Kerkebet, Haikota, Omahajer, Tesenei among others.

During their visit to Rahaita, the tour participants visited historical heritage sites in the area accompanied by Sultan Abdel-Kader Dawud of Rahaita.

In his briefing to the visitors Sultan Abdel-Kader said that beyond its richness in historical sites and tradition, Rahaita has strong strategic importance and called on the youth to preserve their culture and values and give due attention to traditional youth organization.

The G. D. of Research and Study at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Isa Ahmed said that the objective of the tour was to enable the staff members have first hand information and broaden their understanding on the development activities that are being conducted aimed at ensuring food security and improving the lives of citizens.

The participants of the tour on their part said that they have been able to have first hand information on the historical and development sites and expressed appreciation for the implementation of the big development programs through internal capacity and especially that of the youth as well as the ancient customs that are still practiced in Rahaita.

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Re: Continued Unjust Sanctions Against Eritrea in 2017.

Post by Zmeselo » 02 Jan 2018, 13:16

EritreanAmerican.org: Eritrea: End Sanctions Based on Pack of Lies

January 02, 2018

OEA Sanctions Series #2:

In the first article of the OEA Sanctions Series released a week ago, we urged the UN Security Council to lift the long overdue and unjustified sanctions it imposed on the young African nation of Eritrea in 2009 and 2011. In this article, we’ll show the body of lies on which the charges that led to these sanctions were based.

Again, it is time to annul Resolutions 1907 (2009) and 2023 (2011) imposed on Eritrea based on brazen fabrications choreographed by the Obama Administration’s USUN Mission headed by Susan Rice and the minority regime of Ethiopia.

Susan Rice, was on a vendetta mission. Ten years earlier Rice had bungled a US-led mediation effort during the Eritrea-Ethiopia war of 1998-2000. Eritrea had trusted the US, which was in good relations with at the time, to be a fair and neutral mediator. To the contrary Rice mediation was a total failure. A war that could have been contained in a matter of weeks continued for two years. By the end of the war more than 150,000 lives were lost (Ethiopia over 135,000 and Eritrea 19,000). Many say Rice, blames Eritrea for her failure. Here is how Rosenblum, characterizes Rice and Smith behavior:

"Some of their detractors referred to them [Susan Rice and Gayle Smith] as ‘Thelma and Louise,’ recalling the characters from the 1990 film by the same name who liberate themselves from the world of male dominance and leave a trail of destruction before they drive off a cliff together …Privately, much speculation remains about what actually happened to render the Rice-Smith intervention so politically disastrous. ... ‘Susan had misread the situation completely,’ according to one State Department insider who observed the conflict with Albright. ‘She came in like a scoutmaster, lecturing them on how to behave and having a public tantrum when they didn’t act the way she wanted. [1]

Rice targeted Eritrea not only for revenge, but also to save the neck of her close confidant, the late Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi. Besides Rice and Meles’ friendship, Meles had also managed to dupe the United States and the West alike that he can be taken as a “reliable” partner in fighting terrorism in the Horn of Africa. In reality, Meles & colleagues are the best diplomatic con- artists, that the Horn of Africa had ever witnessed. Not only did the minority regime in Ethiopia manage to deceive the West, it can make “sincere” partner that it was not, it also managed to deceitfully misrepresent Eritrea with a falsified narrative, completely incompatible with Eritrea’s reality.

Not only these, the West was also itching to isolate Eritrea, because: first, as the youngest kid on the block, Eritrea had refused to subscribe to the West’s reckless policies over Somalia; second, Eritrean leaders’ nonconformist culture of independent thinking, was taken as anathema to the West, that was used to getting its way all over Africa.

As a result of all these, Rice and Meles colluded to concoct a series of lies, to present to a complaisant African Union and acquiescent UN Security Council. As US diplomatic cables from 2009 make it clear, this collusion was produced and directed from New York. Here are a sample of cables, showing the US-UN Mission directing the plan, from start to finish:

"Amb. Rice advised the group ... that the initiative would be more viable in the Council, if packaged as an African consensus proposal rather than one driven by Eritrea's estranged neighbors Ethiopia and Djibouti. ... Rice replied that the U.S. had no problem being tough, but that it was important for the Council to make sure ‘we have real bullets in the gun if we fire.’ [2]

"Ambassador Rice emphasized, that any new sanctions resolution should be an Inter Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) initiative, led by Uganda in the Security Council. " [3]

“During a September 20 bilateral meeting ... Rice reminded Museveni that past experience suggested that the UNSC would not block a resolution led by African members and supported by the African Union. She shared the U.S. read that, if Burkina Faso and Uganda co-sponsor this resolution, the British will support, the French will ‘keep their heads down’ and will not block. ... FM Kutesa noted that Uganda had no substantive concerns over including Djibouti in the resolution. His concern, he said, was that because the AU had never passed an actual resolution that included Djibouti, the Russian and Chinese delegations would have to consult with their capitals before agreeing to it. Rice advised Kutesa not to be overly cautious, and reasserted that a resolution perceived to be African-led would not fail. She noted that, if it became clear during consultations that Russia and China had insurmountable concerns about including Djibouti, they could be dealt with before the issue came to vote. [4]

As if Rice didn’t conceive, incubate, and hatch the plan herself, the morning the sanctions on Eritrea were adopted on 23 December 2009, she told a bold lie stating that the sanctions were “an African initiative”. Rice knew well if her sanctions were packaged as “African”, the Chinese with all their economic interests in Africa were not going to oppose it; the same was true with the Russians. As a result Uganda and Burkina Faso kowtowed and agreed to sponsor Resolution 1907 (2009) and were used as Rice’s, “African faces”.

Desperate Regime with desperate Means

The UN sanctions against Eritrea were the result of a desperate agenda, through desperate means and as the record below will show, were based on utterly false premises and naked deceit. They are part and parcel of a 16-year long colluding with the minority regime in Ethiopia, that was on the brink of collapse, after it failed to get its way in the 1998-2000 US-backed bloody war of expansion, and a sound legal defeat in The Hague in its border claim against Eritrea. The unjustified sanctions against Eritrea, should only be seen in this context.

There is an open secret in the Horn of Africa: the minority regime of Ethiopia, is a patented liar. The Ethiopian regime lives a lie, and lies to live. In short, telling lies to the current Ethiopian leaders, is as natural as breathing. The regime in Ethiopia has been deceiving the international community, since its very beginning. This is a group that pocketed 95% of money that poured for drought victims in the mid 1980s, by pretending to sell relief agents “sacks of grain”, when in reality they were showing them warehouses full of; “sacks filled with sand” and exhibiting the same batch of grain shipment at different locations. This is also a group that had openly boasted of intentionally misleding the Eritrea Ethiopia Boundary Commission (EEBC), to support its border claim. The regime has also been deceiving the international community, with its development figures. This very fact, was recently openly and nonchalantly admitted by Ethiopia’s Deputy Prime Minister, and newly promoted as TPLF’s chair, Debretsion Gebremichael.

Ambassador Avi Granot of Israel, had put the culture of lie that exists in Ethiopia today, in these words:

"I served 17 years ago, as ambassador to Ethiopia. One of the things I learned in the region, is that lying is a justified means to achieve greater opportunities."

It looks all the lies the regime has been telling, is about to catch up with it. Ethiopia is in a quagmire it cannot get out of easily, no matter the wishes of all those that have been propping it up, at the expense of Eritrea and Somalia.

The pack of lies used to unjustly sanction Eritrea are numerous, however, here are few fake stories that didn’t take long to unravel.

Phantom, 2000 Eritrean Soldiers in Somalia

This was the first big lie, in a series of lies, that were told about Eritrea’s alleged involvement in Somalia. The Somalia Monitoring Group, reported in 2006 that there were “2000 fully equipped combat troops from Eritrea” fighting alongside the Union of Islamic Courts in Somalia. To make it look authentic, the report added lots of details:

"On 26 August 2006, three dhows transporting 2,000 fully equipped combat troops from Eritrea arrived at Warsheikh, located north of Mogadishu, along the coast. On arrival at Warsheikh, the troops were relocated to an area north of Mogadishu, for ultimate redeployment to different ICU-held areas. They were redeployed as follows: 500 of the Eritrean troops, went to Baledogle, 500 to Hilweyne training camp and 500 to Lower Shabelle, and 500 remained in Mogadishu and were stationed at Villa Baidoa and the former Police Academy, Bolisiya. [5]

When finally Ethiopia invaded Somalia with US logistical support on Christmas of 2006, let alone 2000 Eritrean soldiers, no one was able to find, even two Eritreans fighters in Somalia.

Phantom MANPADS and Forged Serial Numbers

The conspiracy of forged serial number MANPADS (Man-portable air-defense systems), to link Ethiopian MANPADS with a batch sold to Eritrea by Russia in 1995, is an excellent proof of the depth of US–Ethiopia collusion to frame Eritrea. As part of USA-Russia cooperation to crackdown the “proliferation” of MANPADS after the end of the cold war, the Americans had a database of serial numbers of MANPADS the Russians had sold to Eritrea. This database was passed to Ethiopia, so as to paint it on some missiles the regime had in its arsenal, it will claim it had captured them in Somalia, and present it through the Monitoring Group to the UN as evidence, that Eritrea had supplied these missiles to Somalia. It was an exercise of naked forgery. Here is how the story unfolded:

"The Monitoring Group succeeded in obtaining the serial numbers of two SA-7/SA-18 surface-to-air missiles and the serial number. ... With regard to the second missile, the Russian Federation informed the Monitoring Group, ... that ‘Judging by the indicated marking, missile 9M39 from party 03-95 with number 03268 was produced in Russia in 1995’. It furthermore stated that ‘This missile was shipped to Eritrea in the same year through the state company ‘Rosvooruzhenie’. [6]

However, the 27 March 2008 Russian letter, continues to say:

"At the same time, since the marking of the missile were executed in paint…’ and therefore ‘... a remarking is possible. For a definitive identification of the missile it is necessary to perform its visual examination by our specialists as the missile bears the marking executed differently, which will allow for the identification of the real number of the missile. [7]

Of course those who thought they will get away with forgery, were not willing to turn the claimed weapon to Russian expert inspection. Again the Monitoring Group was used to give another spin of this 2008 lie to push for the 2011 sanctions as well:

"The Monitoring Group inspected three SA-18s that the Ethiopians had confiscated from Al-Shabaab in 2007 and 2008. One of the SA-18s bearing the marks ‘9П39-1, 03-95, 03267’ is in sequence with an SA-18 with marks ‘9П39-1, 03-95, 03268’ recovered by AMISOM in 2008.[8]

Phantom Eritrean Planes Landing in Baidoa

In November 2011, Kenya, a nation not known for straight-face lies like that of Ethiopia before, allowed its reputation to wallow in the mud, when it blindly decided to parrot an Ethiopian-generated fake story claiming: “three planes from Eritrea landed in the Somalia town of Baidoa supplying arms to the Al Shabaab”. This story was repeated as is by Western media, like the New York Times, the BBC and the Voice of America, without any basic journalistic scrutiny. Some self-declared experts, also started pointing their fingers at Eritrea.
Eritrea’s Ambassador to Kenya, Beyene Russom, confidently dismissed these “wild accusations” using these words:

"All these, are bogus propaganda fabricated by Ethiopia. It is a continuation of a series of previous lies about our government. ... These are wild accusations. They could have brought the plane down, if indeed it was seen delivering arms in Baidoa. It is not possible that Eritrea can fly arms to Somalia. Not at all; … Again these are the lies, they [Ethiopia] have been propagating.[9]

After Resolution 2023 (2011) was adopted, the Monitoring Group admitted that this lie supposedly started, with one “Somali MP” over a radio broadcast, that “an intelligence report from a military source” had echoed it and later "a security-related organisation" repeated the fake story. By then, Kenya was coaxed by Rice and Meles to run to New York with the story.

"On 8 November 2011, the Government of Kenya wrote a letter to the Chair of the Security Council Committee on Somalia and Eritrea, drawing upon these reports, and asserting: ‘Available information indicates that the arms emanated from Eritrea.’[10]

This shameful accusation was repeated by Kenya’s Foreign Minister, Moses Wetangula testimony before the UN Security Council the morning of 5 December 2011.

"Since Kenya launched Operation Protect the Nation, on 16 October, in conjunction with forces from the Transitional Federal Government, to try to clean up the Al-Shabaab menace in the region, we have evidence that Eritrea has supplied arms, ammunition and other logistics to Al-Shabaab. This is truly a hostile and enemy act by a country that ought to be an active member of IGAD.[11]

The absurdity of this allegation was better exposed by Kenya’s Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Farah Maalim, of the impossibility of Eritrea undetected flying cargo planes to Baidoa, when the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean was full of American and European battle ships stationed there, to prevent piracy. The Americans and French were also positioned, a stone-throw away from Eritrea in the straits of Bab-el-Mandab in Djibouti.

"Our foreign policy is always hijacked by another state -- whether a superpower or another country in the region. ... It’s like our foreign policy, as far as the region is concerned, has been hijacked by Ethiopia. There’s no IGAD; IGAD is Ethiopia. . . . We went out there and said that Eritreans have delivered two or three planeloads of arms to Al-Shabaab in Baidoa. Very simple logic, very simple logic, would tell you that how impossible it is for a transport plane, by the way a transport plane is not a jet liner, it is not a fighter plane. It is a slow moving ship, an airship. For it to move all the way from Asmara, move through the Gulf of Aden, go into the Indian Ocean where there is this forty-ship strong armada of NATO and the EU, and then cross to Somalia and go to Baidoa, deliver its cargo and then fly back safely. There are these state of the art radars there of the superpowers, the Americans and Europeans; all of them are there. They cannot hide it. The Ethiopians of course have their own reasons for that. It is a mistake. Then the UN, through its Monitoring Group, says that information is not true. Even after the UN says that, we still persist and we are still saying ‘Eritrea is still the bad boy of the region'. Why? The only assumption is that we’re doing it for Ethiopia. We are dancing to their tunes.[12]

This utter fabrication was orchestrated to serve US-UN and Ethiopia’s campaign, of pushing for more sanctions against Eritrea. Shortly after the passage of Resolution 2023(2011), the SEMG admitted, that the Kenyans were handed a package of lies. Everything was choreographed.

"the Monitoring Group has found no evidence to substantiate the allegations that one or more aircraft landed at Baidoa International Airport between 29 October and 3 November 2011, or that Eritrea supplied by air Al-Shabaab in Baidoa with arms and ammunition during the same period. [13]

The West and the Monitoring Group knew well that the arms that was wrecking havoc in Somalia was not supplied by Eritrea, but Western supplied arms passed through Ethiopia. Here is the Monitoring Group’s admission on the source of the overwhelming majority of arms in the Somali arms market as early as its 2008 report. This a year before Eritrea was made the scapegoat on trumped up falsification on supplying arms to Somalia.

"According to arms traders operating at the Somali Arms Markets, the largest suppliers of ammunition to the Somali Arms Markets are Ethiopian and Transitional Federal Government commanders. Persons closely associated with arms transactions estimate that up to 80 per cent of ammunition supplies to the Somali Arms Market originate from Transitional Federal Government and Ethiopian stockpiles.[14]

Furthermore, the Monitoring Group admitted that it had, “Ethiopian troops who sell the arms they brought into Somalia in violation of the embargo.”

Not only that AMISOM soldiers but officers too, are deeply involved in the supply of weapons to Somalia. The West supplies deadly weapons to AMISOM troop contributing countries and in return these troops and their officers, were and are still supplying Al-Shabaab.

Phantom Attempts to Bomb an African Union Summit

First in 2007 and then in 2010, Ethiopia lied about Eritrea’s attempt to bomb African Union sessions in Addis Ababa:

“Ethiopia has accused Eritrea of planning a bomb attack during this week's summit of African leaders in Addis Ababa. …A government spokesman claimed the bombs were planted by senior Eritrean officials but refused to give further details.”

This fabrication was designed, to sully the image of Eritrea in Sub-Saharan Africa. The Monitoring Group, claimed that the senior Eritrean official in charge of this mission to bomb the African Union in 2010, was a certain, Gemechu Ayana. Except, from the name alone, this “senior Eritrean official” could not be an Eritrean. Both his given name and family name, are common southern Ethiopian names never used in Eritrea; the languages do not match. The real Gemechu Ayana, is an Ethiopian of Oromo decent and was the commander of the 8th mechanized force.

UN Security Council members, who asked for evidence on this serious charge, were told the evidence was in the hands of the Ethiopians and if they wanted to see it, they have to travel to Ethiopia and verify for themselves. In response to the baseless charges that was presented to pass Resolution 2023 (2011), the late Vitaly Churkin, Russian Permanent Representative to the UN, had this to say:

"The text of the resolution contains a range of provisions that lack adequate foundation, and the role of the group of experts has been expanded beyond measure. In that respect we refer in particular to the “planned terrorist attack” in Addis Ababa during the African Union summit there. … However, in this case, the Security Council was not presented with convincing proof of Eritrea’s involvement in that incident. We have not seen the results of any investigation of that incident, if indeed there was one. [15]

The Ethiopian regime, is used to planting bombs and blaming others for it. Here, is a US cable testifying to this effect.

"On September 16, three bomb explosions were reported in the Kara Kore area of Addis Ababa. ... The National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS), together with the Federal Police Anti-terror Task Force later reported that the bombs were ‘part of a coordinated terror attack by the OLF and Sha'abiya (Eritrea) aimed at disrupting democratic development.’... They also said that the bombs used contained parts sourced from Eritrea and were consistent with bombs used in previous terrorist attacks. On September 20, Dr. Merera Gudina (strictly protect), the former leader of the ONC (and a typically reliable information source), contacted Post to report that the deceased had not died not while constructing a bomb, but rather at the hands of GoE cadres. Dr. Merera said that the men had been picked up by police a week prior, kept in detention and tortured. He said police then left the men in a house and detonated explosives nearby, killing 3 of them. He did not indicate whether the men were ONC or OLF affiliated. Clandestine reporting indicates that the bombs did not explode inside the structure, but rather appear to have been placed outside and detonated. [16]

Continuous Admission of No Evidence Linking Eritrea to Somalia

Let’s finish, by quoting how the Somalia Eritrea Monitoring Group (SEMG) has been admitting, that there is no evidence to corroborate that Eritrea has any hand in Somalia starting the morning Resolutions 2023 (2011) was adopted.

* 2012—“The Monitoring Group has found no evidence to support allegations of direct Eritrean support to Al-Shabaab during the course of its present mandate. … The Monitoring Group received no credible reports or evidence of assistance from Eritrea to armed opposition groups in Somalia during the course of the mandate.”

* 2014—“The Monitoring Group has found no evidence of Eritrean support to Al-Shabaab during the course of its present mandate. … it is the overall assessment of the Monitoring Group that Eritrea is a marginal actor in Somalia.”

* 2015— “The Monitoring Group found no evidence that Eritrea was supporting Al-Shabaab.”

* 2016— “For its third concurrent mandate, the Monitoring Group has found no firm evidence of Eritrean support for the Somali Islamist group Harakat al-Shabaab al-Mujaahidiin.”

* 2017—“Throughout its current mandate, the Monitoring Group investigated allegations by a neighbouring Member State of support provided by Eritrea to Al-Shabaab in Somalia. Despite receiving some corroborating information from another regional Member State and regional administrations in Somalia, the Group has not been able to substantiate the allegations. As such, the Group has, for its fourth consecutive mandate, not found conclusive evidence of support provided by Eritrea to Al-Shabaab.”

In face of all these admissions, it is time that the U.N. Security Council takes immediate action to terminate these illegal sanctions based on a pack of lies, and without any preconditions.

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1. Peter Rosenblum, Irrational Exuberance: The Clinton Administration in Africa, Current History, May 2002.

2. USUN Mission Cable, 13 June 2009. https://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/09US ... 590_a.html

3. USUN Mission Cable, 17 August 2009. https://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/09US ... 772_a.html

4. USUN Mission cable, 29 September 2009. https://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/09US ... 861_a.html

5. BBC, 3 March 2010. Ethiopia famine aid 'spent on weapons'. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/8535189.stm

6. SEMG, Report of the M. Group on Somalia pursuant to Security Council resolution 1766 (2007), S/2008/274, p. 25

7. SEMG, Report of the M. Group on Somalia pursuant to Security Council resolution 1766 (2007), S/2008/274, p. 59

8. SEMG, Report of the M. Group on Somalia pursuant to Security Council resolution 1916 (2010), S/2011/433, p. 243

9. CapitalNews, 10 November 2011. https://www.capitalfm.co.ke/news/2011/1 ... habaab-eri...

10. SEMG, Report of the M. Group on Somalia pursuant to Security Council resolution 2002 (2011), S/2012/545, p. 10

11. Moses Wetangula, Security Council 6674th Meeting Minutes, S/PV.6674, 5 December 2011, p. 5.

12. Farah Maalim, March 15, 2012. Interview with Capital Talk’s Jeff Koinangehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IVOdYdWSKg&fea ... t3SE-Mvs3W...

13. UN Monitoring Group on Somalia, Report of the Monitoring Group on Somalia pursuant to Security Council resolution 2002 (2011), S/2012/545, p. 11

14. SEMG, Report of the M. Group on Somalia pursuant to Security Council resolution 1766 (2007), S/2008/274, p. 27

15. Security Council 6674th Meeting Minutes, S/PV.6674 (Resumption 1), 5 December 2011, p. 7.

16. US Diplomatic Cable, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Recent Bombings Blamed On Oromos Possibly The Work Of GOE, 6 October 2006 https://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/06AD ... 708_a.html

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Re: Continued Unjust Sanctions Against Eritrea in 2017.

Post by expert » 02 Jan 2018, 13:33

I told you so many times sing a poor cadres unless we , Ethiopians says it is over , it won't be over. You can keep crying like you are doing for years.

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Post by Zmeselo » 02 Jan 2018, 16:51

Hilarious, when an agame (a child of, 'we're the world'), calls others poor.

Having said that, mr expert, don't flatter yourself about your nonexistent prowess. You're just a used condom, about to be discarded by your white masters, now that your usefulness is coming to an end.

And pls, stop with this newfound 'ethiopianism' nonsense. Makes you look, ridiculous.
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Post by pushkin » 02 Jan 2018, 19:21

Agame ASSWUSHA! If someone gives an agame something to eat and walks away. They will come back and find the agame long gone and the bowl and spoon gone. Deceitful? really you have the audacity to say this while you stole so much wealth form Eritreans and Ethiopians?. You filthy agame are second only to shaytan in deceit/greediness You lying begging clans time is up! You can post as many comments as you like.
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Post by Awash » 03 Jan 2018, 03:19

Let the word go forth, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans, born in this century, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace, proud of our ancient heritage, and unwilling to witness or permit the slow undoing of those human rights to which this nation has always been committed, and to which we are committed today at home and around the world. Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.
John F. Kennedy

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Post by pushkin » 03 Jan 2018, 05:14

Agame is a very dirty word. I am 100% sure that that the word is dirtier in Ethiopia nowadays. 90% of the beggars in Ethiopia and almost all of the beggars in Eritrea used to be Agames!! Yes, porco Agame.....Their inferiority complex is their biggest affliction. A friend quoting an Italians saying "ጸጊቦም አይገድፉኹም ጠምዯም አይገድፉኹም" It means "ጸጊቦም ክወሩ ክመጹ ኢዯም እንተ ጠምዯም ክልምኑ ክመጹ ኢዯም" - We will never have peace with those bustards!

I am always praying to Allah to see the day the Agames will be deported (barefoot) from every corner of Ethiopia to their Tigrai. I think the day is approaching fast...

I remember a friend quoting an Italians or British saying "ጸጊቦም አይገድፉኹም ጠምዯም አይገድፉኹም" It means "ጸጊቦም ክወሩ ክመጹ ኢዯም እንተ ጠምዯም ክልምኑ ክመጹ ኢዯም" - we will never have peace with those bustards!

I am always praying to Allah to see the day the Agames will be deported (barefoot) from every corner of Ethiopia to their Tigrai. I think the day is approaching fast....

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Re: Continued Unjust Sanctions Against Eritrea in 2017.

Post by Zmeselo » 03 Jan 2018, 10:03

It's good, you're quoting Kennedy. I like the man. He was at least human, eventhough he came from a crooked family.

Having said that, who killed him- asswash?

What does Eritrea & Kennedy, have in common?

I'll give you a clue!

2 brothers, at the highest echelons of elite America, are suspected of deep involvement.

I'll have a bit of a respect for you, if you can solve this my riddle.

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Re: Continued Unjust Sanctions Against Eritrea in 2017.

Post by pushkin » 03 Jan 2018, 18:05

Desperate Woyane continues to unleash new Woyane cyber soldiers and Eritrean renegades on Eritrea. Asswusha! Why don't you continue to report about your agame regime as you did it on the train from Addis to Djibouti which was constructed during the era of king minilik the second.Your beggar nation is in fact the embarrassment of the black race. Even the early human race during the ice age knows how to feed itself, but look at you still walking with a begging bowl in your hand :mrgreen:

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