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Do the Ethiopian government and people deserve better response from the US?

Dear Aiga admin,

 

I just saw the report from the government of Ethiopia accusing Egypt of forcing the declaration of the state of emergency in Ethiopia in some Ethiopian websites. Please consider posting the below.

 

Do the Ethiopian government and people deserve better response from the US?

 

I just saw from some Ethiopian websites the report of the government of Ethiopia accusing Egypt of forcing the declaration of the state of emergency in Ethiopia .

 

I think a very similar accusation should be labelled against those in the US government who are giving a blind eye to those who are fanning fire and bloodshed in Ethiopia from cities in the US. It is very unfortunate that the government of Ethiopia could not strongly request the apprehension and prosecution of those who are bragging about the instigation and coordination of turmoil in Ethiopia using media from cities of the US. If anyone residing in Ethiopia was doing this type of violation against the people of the USA, they would be apprehended or droned to death by now. 

 

In my humble opinion, if the Ethiopian government looks around when its institutions like the Ethiopian Embassy in the US are not getting full respect and protection then the consequence is for those groups to feel emboldened and continue to destabilizing Ethiopia. I believe that  Ethiopia should use its leverage on its fight against terrorism and other cooperation to strongly demand for action against those who are leading the effort of destabilizing Ethiopia. Turmoil and instability in Ethiopia can not be in the interest of the Ethiopian people or the US government as both sides have a lot to lose from that. So, why is the US government giving a blind eye to those who are fomenting havoc in Ethiopia from cities in the US including Washington DC and Minneapolis? I don't know. But, instead of helping to improve the situation by bringing those who are responsible for the prevailing situation in Ethiopia to court of law, the US government put out a travel warning  that says "On October 9, the Government of Ethiopia declared a State of Emergency in response to ongoing anti-government protests throughout the country. Reports of burned vehicles, damaged buildings, and citizen deaths have spurred the government to address the tumultuous political situation; however the specific implications of the decree have yet to be announced. In addition to significant disruptions to road travel, severely limited communications have caused some OSAC constituents to consider relocating employees currently in Ethiopia or postponing travel to the country."

 

As a US citizen of Ethiopian origin who just returned from business trip in Ethiopia, I found this to be a very disappointing response! Ethiopia really deserves better!!

 

Mulu Geta 10-12-16

 

 


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