KINIJIT -- The president of the United States, the leading democratic nation in the world statement on the second inaugural speech on January 20, 2005:
“Today, America speaks anew to the peoples of the world: All who live in tyranny and hopelessness can know; the United States will not ignore your oppression, or excuse your oppressors. When you stand for your liberty, we will stand with you. Democratic reformers facing repression, prison, or exile can know; America sees you for who you are: the future leaders of your free country.”
The US government supports Meles Zenawi regime under the banner of fighting Terrorism at the Horn of Africa. Meles with his deceptive character has enticed the US military Generals that are training the “Agazi” assassins in Ethiopia to cascade information to the Pentagon and the US administration that Meles is an important partner in the fight against terrorism and it is in the best interest of the US foreign policy to support the Ethiopian current government.
It is a shameful act for the US administration to allow Meles Zenawi, the twenty first century “Grand Dictator and Terrorist” of Ethiopia to keep on brutalizing Ethiopian citizens that are against Meles political agenda. Kinijit Leaders and all political prisoners are paying a heavy price so Democracy can shine in Ethiopia for the next generation. A Democratic Ethiopia that has a free and fare election, independent judicial system, and an army/police that is fee of the ruling party will best server the United States “national interest”.
Under the watch of the current US administration, that promised on the inaugural speech: “We will not ignore your oppression, or excuse your oppressor. When you stand for your liberty, we will stand with you” has ignored the cry for help, and allowed Meles Zenawi regime to oppress the people of Ethiopia.
The current US administration must change their foreign policy, stop supporting brutal dictators like Meles Zenawi, and set an example to the world those who deny freedom to others will no longer be tolerated.