From: Biniam Haile \(SWE\) (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Oct 15 2009 - 01:35:35 EDT
Sanction without verification against Eritrea?
Thursday 15 October 2009 05:41.
By Ibrahim A Ibrahim
October 14, 2009 - Recently, British ambassador to the UN has accused
Eritrea of intervening in inter Somalia issue. His comment brings some
critical issues forward relating Eritrea and British historical
ERITREA BRITISH RELATION:
British forces defeated the Italian army in Eritrea in 1941 and placed
Eritrea under British military administration until its fate is
determined. In the absence of agreement amongst the Allies concerning
the status of Eritrea, British administration continued for the
remainder of World War II and until 1950.
At the time, the British military administration proposed a poisons idea
that leaves Eritrea divided along religious lines (which was not
scientifically verified) that the lowlands be united with Sudan and the
highlands united with Ethiopia. If it was the far sighted and united
citizens of Eritrea, the determination of British was to delete Eritrea
once and for all out of the world map.
During their stay in Eritrea, the British administration also has done a
great damage to the well being of Eritrea and Eritreans. Poised by the
above stated idea, animosity among Muslims and Christians was ignited.
Eritreans did not bow to this evil idea that divides them. The plan did
not succeed, instead were confronted by wiser and more civilized people
fending their historic unity.
What the British military administration accomplished though a full
destruction looting and stealing the infrastructure and industries of
Eritrea. The industrial machineries were literally dismantled and
shipped to Kenya, Pakistan, India and Sudan among other countries. The
writer will leave the full detail of the looting stealing and
dismantling for a future time.
Currently, the British government does not have any power to sway the
Eritrean government due to obvious reasons. As its allies the British
government uses stick and carrot system to impose its national interest
on some countries. Eritrea definitely is not one of them. The sole means
of penalizing Eritrea if it disavows policies that contradict its
national interest is to use the UNSC. The British government is doing
nothing but that.
Eritrea, since its inception is striving to uplift the standard of
living and wellbeing of its citizens. Unfortunately, unwanted war has
been imposed to it, and several archaic methods of defamation and lie
have been employed against it.
BRITAIN'S ACCUSATION OF ERITREA:
Britain's U.N. Ambassador John Sawers unfounded and unsubstantiated
accusation of Eritrea's support to opponents of the so called government
of Somalia, is nothing but open aggression against the peace loving hard
working people of Eritrea.
The Ambassador based his accusation on the so called "report by U.N.
experts monitoring the arms embargo," should be flatly rejected for the
reasons the same experts report that was unable to provide a single
proof to its prior reports of the same that Eritrea has more than 2000
soldiers helping the then "Islamic Court" who was headed by the current
President of Somalia.
The current President of Somalia was also accused of being an Islamist
who treated attacking Ethiopia.
History is repeating itself. These same countries who are insisting on
harming Eritrea are also the same countries who crowned themselves at
the helm of UNSC to decide the fate of the people of Eritrea on uniting
them without taking into consideration the will of the citizens. The
organization that once closed its eyes and deafen its ears when the
Eritreans were suffering under the rulers of Ethiopia, by all means of
illegal weapons that include napalm and nerve gases, are keen to accuse
the peace loving hard working principled people of helping terrorists.
Accusing Eritrea to bow to the orders of countries like British is
illegal by all means. If British indeed is unable to furnish a genuine
proof, then accusation without verification is nothing but a diplomatic
* The author is the Former Bank of Eritrea Administrator currently
resides in United States of America. He can be reached at
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