“Eritrea: Peace deal could offer hope for reforms, including three key steps, says UN expert” GENEVA (18 September 2018)
Subject: “Eritrea: Peace deal could offer hope for reforms, including three key steps, says UN expert” GENEVA (18 September 2018) – assenna.com Commentary, 19 Sept 2018 QUOTE: “GENEVA (18 September 2018) – The peace agreement between Eritrea and Ethiopia
Subject: “Eritrea: Peace deal could offer hope for reforms, including three key steps, says UN expert” GENEVA (18 September 2018) – assenna.com
Commentary, 19 Sept 2018
QUOTE: “GENEVA (18 September 2018) – The peace agreement between Eritrea and Ethiopia raises hopes that human rights will be at the centre of Eritrea’s path towards a society respectful of all fundamental rights, says the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Eritrea, Sheila B. Keetharuth.” UNQUOTE
With due respect to the United Nations Human Rights Report, the above statement is misleading. Human Rights in Eritrea has nothing to do with the much tooted “peace agreement between Eritrea and Ethiopia” for the simplest glaring situation that Eritrea itself is bordering self-genocide. Right off the bat, it must be acknowledged with honesty that Issayas Afewerki Abraha, does NOT represent the interest of the ERITREAN PEOPLE. Issayas represents his – and ONLY his — interest in Life. The Eritrean people never had the formal process of election of president. Issayas anointed himself as president – a derogatory reflection of his attitude towards the entire PEOPLE of Eritrea. He represents himself as an absolute dictator – no qualms about it. And the respectable UN Organization accepts the fact with deaf ear and bind eyes. In any case, as still a matter of fact, the UN has no responsibility to do so. Thus, writing endless and useless recommendations become the norm of the UN bureaucracy through out the world.
Take the three items mentioned in the dissertation of the UN expert i.e. 1st) disappearance of Eritreans in prisons; 2nd) Implementation of the Eritrean Constitution; and 3rd) exodus of Eritreans leaving their beloved Eritrea. NOW, let us be HONEST: Do we really need a UN Expert to tell us about what we already know, and grieved about deeply, for twenty- seven years after thirty-year war for LIBERATION?
Let us keep on concentrating on Eritrea by ourselves, for our own benefit. It can be done. It was attested, unequivocally, by the thirty-year war for LIBERATION, which is worth mentioning a thousand times for those who sacrificed their dear LIFE for the unblemished cause.
it is a glaring fact — that no body can deny — that the self-appointed President is the most ruthless dictator of Eritrea, not less than any of the notorious TYRANTS in World History. As a consequence, Eritreans are one of the most maligned people on the surface of the Earth by self-crowned leadership, and Honourable Member of the respectable dignified Institution so-called United Nations Organization!!! It is a mysterious FACT that the UN accommodates ruthless dictators with blind eyes and deaf ears at the expense of POOR PEOPLE around the Globe. It was also repeated by the latest charade in Saudi Arabia where Issayas Afewerki Abraha [the Butcher of Eritrea] was honoured and bestowed upon with some sort of necklace which was dangling on his neck. We know the REAL cardinal reason of Saudi Arabia behind the show. The next stage for Issayas may perhaps be on a pedestal as a recipient of the Nobel Prize — far fetched as it may seem.
In such an atmosphere, the institution and terminology of Human Rights is nothing but a cruel joke against the background of institution as a source of employment for internationally well-paid civil servants around the Globe. Our own fifty-five (55) years old African Union (or Union of African Organization) is a perfect example where the African people are taken – very bizarre as it may sound – by their own brethren as unavoidable masses of the “Dark” Continent!!!!!! African Dictators gladly participate in the cheap slogans of FREEDOM, LIBERTY, INDEPENDEBCE, JUSTICE, HAPPINESS, DIGNITY ……… while, of course, amassing wealth and enjoying power for themselves.
Back to Eritrea. In its one hundred-thirty (130) years of history, Eritrea has NEVER known FREEDOM, though gallantly fought to achieve it against foreign and indigenous obstacles. In the process, unaccountable number of ERITREAN LIVES were lost – and the country is devastated.
As a result of the cruel history, Eritreans seem to give-up fighting against external enemies BUT CONCENTRATE AGAINST THEMSELVES; thus, local fighting, based on RELIGION and REGION, becomes the daily side line norms of occupation. The intensity of local antagonism is so deep that Highly Educated Eritreans, with Ph. D Degrees from Western Universities, are unable to FREE themselves from the sociological cancer of local characteristic. In fact, the shock of all shocks, THEY THEMSELVES become perfect catalysts as attested by about six to eight Groups of Intellectuals claiming to challenge the Dictator [from a safe distance, of course] presumably to bring Freedom, Liberty, Justice to the POOR ERITREAN PEOPLE, RESIDING IN A LAND WHICH BELONGS TO ISSAYAS AFEWERKI ABRAHA. It is the greatest cruel joke – as time proved it.
If Eritrea is to be FREE, the Eritrean people – especially Eritreans who are abroad — must concentrate on one SINGLE goal i.e. to liberate Eritrea from the indigenous dictator – Issayas Afewerki Abraha. To do so, we DO NOT need to have:
a) eighty (80) liberation forces, but ONLY ONE ORGANIZATION focused on ONE Agenda; and
b) ‘toothless’ UN recommendations for action by Issayas Afewerki Abraha who made it absolutely clear, during the last twenty-seven (27) years that the destiny of Eritrea is under his BOOTS.
With the above scenario, would YOU, DEAR ERITREAN READER, believe that ERITREA has the chance to convert its historical DREAM into REALITY? The question belongs to Eritreans — and Eritreans ONLY. In any case, fragmented and being under tutelage of foreign countries for over a century, Eritrea requires no ingenuity to be subservient to who ever happens to be its Master. Indeed, it was habitually under colonialism by external and internal forces for seemingly time immemorial. THE END