söndag 31 maj 2009

Kungen och Eritrea

Kungen har tydligen skickat telegram på nationaldagen till Eritreas president. Och det var inte något skämt, som man kunde tro. Det är en standardtext, initialt godkänd av HMK, vilken går ut från UD till alla celebrerande statschefer runtom på vår glob. Bra! Varför ska kungen börja bojkotta Eritreas president? Hans roll är ju att vara snäll mot alla och att sprida budskapet om Sverige, men att givetvis ställa nyfikna frågor under sina besök och resor. Kanske han och Silvia skulle intressera sig lite för det vackra landet, för att väga upp den kritik som landet och folket anser sig ha fått. Jag hörde i veckan ett ordspråk av en klok elev: "Håll dina vänner nära, men dina finder närmast!"

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Blogger Simon Mace said...

The blinkered approach of politics around the world amazes me.
I don't condone the incarceration of journalists, but at the same time the hypocrisy of the media and Swedish politicians stinks.

Is it not Sweden like many EU countries arm twisted by the US funding a genocide in Ethiopia.

Ethiopia: Army Commits Executions, Torture, and Rape in Ogaden
Donors Should Act to Stop Crimes Against Humanity
http://tinyurl.com/cg4ygx

Illegal invasion of Somalia with UN and US complicity
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VJka6q16Os

Somalia Crisis worse than Darfur, says UN
http://tinyurl.com/cern3e

Ethiopia's 'own Darfur' as villagers flee government-backed violence
http://tinyurl.com/ysmvtc

Not to mention abrogating their responsibility of being guarantors and enforcers of the UN/ Hague agreement that gave a ruling favouring Eritrea's claim but Ethiopia still ignoring the UN ruling.

Again EU (Sweden) following US and breaking their own rules.
http://www.slate.com/id/2178793/
http://tinyurl.com/djt9yu

No one seems to care about the Eritreans when the giant next door neigbour wants to roll over them,instead every one seems to be happy to fund the offending party to the tune of $3billion/year because US wants to use them as proxy gun for hire for the whole area ?
An old article from 1999 of what went on
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/1999/may/18/ethiopia

When it comes to locking journalists indefinitely with out trial, as much as we don't agree with it, even the US has almost exact case as Eritrea. A reuters journalist / photographer has been locked since 2001. Yet no one is figting for him, including RSF ( that gets part of its funding from (USAID and NED). Curious ?
http://tinyurl.com/qm7pwk

Yet newspapers are arguing about telegrams :(

söndag 31 maj 2009 17:33:00 CEST  

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