BE IT FOR THE LOVE OF PEACE OR THE FEAR OF WAR UN: IMPOTENTLY ALLOWING ILLEGAL OCCUPATION

THE EEBC DECISION TEN YEARS LATER AND ETHIOPIA'S ILLEGAL OCCUPATION:
BE IT FOR THE LOVE OF PEACE OR THE FEAR OF WAR UN: IMPOTENTLY ALLOWING ILLEGAL OCCUPATION
By Eden Tareqe

Ten years after the announcement of the EEBC Decision Ethiopia is still occupying sovereign Eritrea's territory. As if that is not enough, Ethiopia continues provoking Eritrea while the UN is impotently watching the illegal action. Despite all the hostility it is pleasing to see that Eritrea has clearly stated that it has no plan of being provoked in to a meaningless war.

Eritreans foreign ministry declared that Eritrea knows the cost of war thus Eritrea has no intention of being dragged in to yet another war that doesn't serve the interest of neither of the participants.

In such a rare occasion, where the world is witnessing a war provoked country plainly choosing PEACE; One would expect the Noble Prize Committee to be waving the Nobel prize and the United Nations shouting; Finally! At last! At last! We reached our objective. One would expect press release from the African Union encouraging Eritrea on its endeavors to maintain peace in the area for taking a noble stand. One would expect communities for peace rejoicing and welcoming the stand that Eritrea has taken. One would expect the media to curiously research for why Eritrea has chosen this principled stand and asking questions whether other countries intend to follow the footsteps of Eritrea and Stand for peace. One would expect letters from individuals praising the government of Eritrea for taking a Nobel, courageous and exemplary stand for peace. One would pray that this stand is supported.

However unfortunately, when President Obama, was awarded the Noble prize for Peace while managing several wars, the prize was stained with blood. The United Nations which in fact is managed by descendants of slave owners, Fascists, Nazis and Colonial powers, which never had any intention in bringing peace is applauding the aggressor. And just like the United Nations Security Council, the African Union is probably waiting for guidelines form USA on how to react. Most of the journalists in the mainstream media have become nothing but vultures who survive by feeding on the corpse. They have unfortunately blinded the general population through their fabrications that it has become difficult even for communities that stand for peace to find a pear in garbage bags that have continuously been dumped by the media. The Eritrean government and the Eritrean people have no one to rely on except for their strength and the mighty God; fortunately neither has ever failed them.

On the other hand it is terrifying to see that when Ethiopia, a neighboring country proudly announces with a touch of provocation that it has trespassed the territorial integrity of a sovereign member state, disregarding the UN convention; a phenomena that can be compared to when a thief proudly announces to the police -in writing- that he/she has trespassed the neighbor's house. The United Nations has nothing to say. No press release from the African Union condemning the reckless illegal act by Ethiopia. The media is orchestrating and in fact complimenting this illegal action. The European Union, yes the European Union! What happened?

Unfortunately this is what happens when grandchildren to former slave owners, Fascists, Nazis and Colonial powers became advocates for peace, advocates for human-rights, advocates for democracy, and advocates for fairness.

With this letter I urge all peace loving countries, communities, organizations and individuals to support Eritrea's Nobel stand for peace and demand that he border issue between Ethiopia and Eritrea to be resolved peacefully without delay.

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