U.S. official for human rights ignores questions about Ethiopia


U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Mr. Michael Posner, had invited every one who is concerned about human rights to a live discussion on Facebook today. The topic was Human Rights Agenda for the 21st Century. Hoping that Mr Posner would answer some questions about the brutal repression in Ethiopia by the tribal junta that is being bankrolled by the U.S. Government, I and other Ethiopians posed some questions. To our dismay — but not surprisingly — Mr. Posner talked about China, Darfur, and a few other places, but completely ignored questions about Ethiopia.

This is just one more proof that the U.S. is using human rights as a political tool to badger governments around the world that are perceived to be against its economic interest. There is no genuine concern on the part of the U.S. Department of State about human rights outside of the U.S. borders. That is why no one pays attention any more when the U.S. Government talks about human rights. See the so-called discussion here. – Elias Kifle


4 thoughts on “U.S. official for human rights ignores questions about Ethiopia

  1. That is true, it gona happen whenever you depend on foreign country pressure to solve our problem.Try something different let us if it works.

  2. The only way to get freedom is fight. If you don’t pickup arms, everybody disrespect and ignore you .

  3. Anonymous on

    Mike says:

    The US Government is well aware of the genocide been committed by the TPLF regime in Ogaden and Gambella region.

    Someone from the ET Diaspora needs to hire an ACLU lawyer and sue the U.S. Government and request for FOIA on what the USG knows on the genocide and the burning of villages in Ogaden by the TPLF.

    Please, the ET diaspora needs to stand up to these criminals, to include taking arms against the TPLF. Because that is the only language the TPLF understands.

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