Call for pogrom-the verifiable attack of Tigreans
by Dr. Gregory Stanton, President of Genocide Watch
Tigreans could pay the price for Meles crimes
By Bereket Kiros
Nov. 11 2010
There is a very thin line between the exercise of individual freedoms of thought and expression and crossing the line and inciting violence. In the latter case it is a serious crime which may lead to legal action. So far we Tigreans in the Diaspora have been portrayed as unpatriotic and sellout as some sycophantic websites and few narrow ethnicists tried to label us. Now paid mercenaries have ultimately joined the bandwagon in disseminating the lies and disparaging the whole of the Tigrean populace by trying to create a rift among Ethiopians. It is very troubling to idly sit and watch without confronting these messengers of death and mayhem. The sheer belligerency of the verbal assault and bigotry against the Tigreans is unprecedented in its incivility and ferocity.
We have allowed for too long those kinds of rubbish propaganda to float in many websites by the hate mongers and supporters of the murderous gangs á la interahamwe. It is time that we must brace up as a force to challenge and unmask the propaganda campaign waged against the people of Tigray and us Tigreans in the Diaspora and bring sanity and coherence to prevail among our Ethiopian compatriots. The Tigrean people have throughout their history shown that their collective willpower of survival is their bravery of resistance. This was also true during the fascist atrocities of the Derg regime, where determination and self-reliance were the lodestars in the struggle to get rid of the dangers of extermination. No current or earlier watchdogs, no human rights groups and no government of dignity were up to condemn the scorched earth policy and killing squads of the Derg Junta.
Finishing off the Derg and its party structure might not be welcomed in the first hand by those perpetrators of torture and suffering of the Ethiopian people and those whose vested interest were wiped away by the fall of the regime. We know for fact that the Diaspora politics is falling like autumn leaves and is at last ditch to be buried forever never to resurrect and play its dirty game of suppressing and dehumanizing the Ethiopian people. This group is desperate and we Tigreans are being attacked by this vociferous and worthless lot even to the extent of hiring its paid spokespersons and torpedoes. Why do Tigreans have to pay the price? These few Shaibia agents like Elias Kifle, self-proclaimed politicians and their associates are trying too hard to disunite Ethiopians in general and Tigreans in particular by creating fault-lines to existing or non-existing problems and ultimately bring about confrontation or alienate each other from their common heritage as a people.
We have to fight back such extremely hostile narrow ethnicists’ campaign of abhorrence and ignorance. We have been attacked and accused of opportunism without being the direct beneficiaries of any system in Ethiopia while the same groups of ethnoracists are known for their history of silence and complicity during the previous regimes. Most of what Dr. Gregory Stanton brought forward in his televised appearance is in our opinion cowardly innuendo and false analogy. After all he is a man of vanity who has no compassion, no demonstrable awareness of our Ethiopia. However, the real reason behind is a scheme in full steam trying to undermine Ethiopia’s unity and bring chaos and civil war. A person who is said to curtail such developments in our world is advocating bloodshed to take place against Tigreans.
What is tragic is to imagine the type of government to be on place in Ethiopia if people like Stanton have their final say. The hateful “exile politicians” sitting, laughing and applauding the death messenger while predicting that “Tigreans will be the victims of genocide and become aliens in the country” is beyond all reasons. It defies any rationale to justify why Tigreans have to pay the price for the type of government existing in Ethiopia. EPRDF is a coalition composed of many nationalities federated by common interest. It is simply an Ethiopian government recognized by all the world bodies and not as he contemptibly described as a “Tigrean regime”.
We don’t understand why Tigreans have to be targeted for such assault campaign and propaganda by this heinous man. This is an archetype and irresponsible person who would like to see and enjoy the killing fields of yet another failed state in the sub region of the Horn of Africa. His scorn and anti-Ethiopian stand cannot lead him anywhere and his call for pogrom of Tigreans is unfortunately not going to be heeded by all our Ethiopian compatriots. This frustrated man, though in his incessant ploy tried to bring to justice for the alleged crimes of 421 Annuak brothers and sisters, his letters were ignored by the UN High Commissioner for Human rights. If Genocide Watch though an obscure organization dominated by this man, is going to be a global organ of credibility and be taken seriously as a spokesperson for any imminent crisis elsewhere in the world, then it has to retract the statement made by its President and relive him from all duties in the organization.
By Teshome kassaye
President of Genocide watch or President of genocide
I decided long time ago not to spend an ounce of Energy talking about individuals but sorry to break my promise.
Today I will take a closer look at on the most misinformed and misinformed American who had a Strong affiliation with sick politics.
His name is Gregory Stanton, he is professionally a lawyer and spends a significant amount of his time meddling with internal political affairs of Ethiopia and to this date he assumed the role of cheerleader of the toxic segment of the Ethiopian Diasporas and pseudo activists; nevertheless his ignorance about Ethiopian politics is untapped. In fact many Ethiopian equated this professor with hate politics.
Mr. Stanton is a champion of hate politics. In Nov 7 2010, he made an irresponsible and derogatory speech about Tigraians people of Ethiopia and he said “Tigraians people will face a similar fate of Tutsi had in Rwanda.”
Excuse me Mr. President of Genocide, you are acting like an idiot, you are failed sufficiently as lawyer and most importantly as a human being. How dare you say such a provocative words in a situation you are most un familiarized with. Ethiopians are most decent people on earth unlike your country, Muslim and Christians are living with tolerance, they are good examples to the rest of the world.
Young Tigraians sacrifice their blood, sweat to bring peace and stability in the country. They are one of the most patriot citizens of Ethiopians who can create virtue out of necessity, had it not been for their immense sacrifice we wouldn't been freed until now. Mr. Professor, Tigraians are view by their fellow citizens as HEROS. On this regard Your analysis was rather a paralysis. You claim that you have a PHD in law but what I recognized was your PHD in stupid and stupidity. You are the most incompetent lawyer and a moral blind person who lacks human judgment to be a president of Genocide watch.
Professor, would you please come to the dignity your profession demands? your recent interview on Skype was ridiculous and the most nauseating interview I ever heard in my life. Abebe Gelaw and his media out let ESAT were going heaven and earth to convince and confuse the Ethiopia Diaspora that he survived an assassination attempt. FBI has got no material evidence for this baseless accusation. Sorry professor, the case was closed. FBI said it clearly, there was no sufficient evidence and it didn't file a case of such kind Period.
Mr. President, we can't afford being silenced, You said TPLF is a terrorist organization and you said that you will brought members to justice. Oh my Goodness, I can't stop laughing. What is wrong with you? Which lie factory you are working with?
For your surprise, I am living in USA and got my Green card with political asylum But I am a True TPLF member and I am an enthusiastic supporter of EPRDF. So what..so so what? So what? You and some toxic Ethiopian Diaspora are trying to invade my privacy and democratic right and tell me to support this or that political group. Sir, I am still living in USA and I have plenty of work to do for my party and country.
The intention of your Skype interview with Abebe Gelaw was obvious; it was just to give physiotherapy for the paralyzed Ethiopian Diaspora politics. In the whole interview you talked a lot but said nothing. Next time please come with another trick, this one is squarely bounded with mountain of lies.
The Ethiopian toxic Diasporas have no sound political judgment and had prudence for blind political ambition. They were born, grown up, getting old and die as cyber worries, Gregory Stanton well come to this failed camp. For the last twenty plus years hate infected Ethiopian Diasporas played zero sum game politics but eventually you were a loser. I won't talk more about the unfairly victimized friend of mine, Guesh Abera since the case is on the hands of the court but I will definitely tell you that your advised boy, Abebe Gelaw is not doing fine. Sooner or later he will have eggs on his face and will look fools and idiots at the end of the day.More