The barbaric acts committed against innocent, defenseless Ethiopian migrants in Libya must be condemned. It’s an act of “pure evil.” However, it wasn’t that long ago that Weyane too shocked us with its own barbaric and “pure evil” treatment of innocent, defenseless Eritreans living in Ethiopia that were under its control.
Cruelty and brutality bordering on genocide has been a core element of the minority regime’s strategy for dealing with the people of the Horn be they Eritreans, Ogadenis or Somalis. But it’s now reached a critical mass and has driven the people of the Horn to take great risks and face unspeakable horrors. And those horrors are only getting worse. TPLF likes to brag about its “no war no peace” strategy and gives itself a pat on the back for its perceived success in causing Eritrean youths to flee by crossing the Sahara desert. These horrors they have had to face have now escalated to the point of beheadings.
We mourn those innocent young men who perished at the hands of a brutal sect. But it is also high time for the West to examines its support for Ethiopia’s minority regime in the name of fighting terror that is destabilizing the Horn, causing its youths to flee and now leading to religious revenges.
Received on Wed Apr 22 2015 - 03:24:04 EDT