By Thomas C. Mountain (*) - OP_ED (see NB below)
Dummkopf! is the word that comes to mind when seeing Frau Merkel, Germany’s Chancellor sharing the stage with the Ethiopian Prime Minister while that same PM’s death squad's were opening fire on unarmed demonstrators in Oromia, killing 23 and wounding over 100.
As foreigners flee Ethiopia en masse after furious Ethiopians burned their factories and businesses to the ground, Frau Merkel speaks truly stupid words promising even more foreign investment in Ethiopia.
Didn't the Ethiopian PM just announce the imposition of martial law giving the Agazi death squads free play to commit murder and mayhem against any and all Ethiopians with the temerity to peacefully protest against the corruption and brutality of the current regime?
Dummkopf! may not be enough when it comes to describing such stupidity, to visit a country in the middle of a mass insurgency against the compradore regime whose leaders have stolen hundred$ of million$ of funds meant for Ethiopians suffering from the worst drought and famine in 60 years?
Arschloch (assh*le) is probably a better word for Frau Merkel, who promised to pump hundreds of millions of Euro into the bank accounts of one of the most corrupt and brutal dictatorships on the planet, all the while the regime supporters are moving their families and money to foreign countries and western bank accounts.
100% democratic is how senior US leaders described the Ethiopian regime with 100% of the Ethiopian parliament made up of regime hacks, yet Frau Merkel continues to pretend that the present regime has some sort of credibility or future in power.
With almost the entire country up in arms against the regime, and unarmed demonstrators being gunned down in their hundreds across Oromia, Africa’s largest nation, Frau Merkel has proved once again just how much of a dummkopf European leaders can be.
(*) Thomas C. Mountain is an independent journalist in Eritrea, living and reporting from there since 2006. His speeches, interviews and articles can be seen on Facebook at thomascmountain or he can best be reached at thomascmountain at g mail dot com
N.B.: The opinionated article above is shared here under Art 19 of the UN-UDHR as well as under the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union and other international legal fundamentals, which guarantee free speech and its dissemination, including https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/17/107.
But, respected journalist Thomas Mountain might not know that in Germany also a strong legal provision protects the dignity of a natural persona, even if it concerns - like here - a public figure. Unless proven guilty by a court of law for a crime, e.g. for a felony like murder, which then would permit the use of a term like murderer to be used to characterize the offender, the direct defamation of a person's character has to be avoided to uphold the unalienable right of a person to unharmed dignity.
However, Thomas Mountain didn't directly characterize the German chancellor Merkel with these terms, but merely stated that the terms he used "come to mind".... and, well, YES we can confirm that for all those first readers of the article they do. Even worse, and the worst terms come to mind if one considers what atrocities are and will be fostered by German money in Ethiopia - that are now at least indirectly sanctioned by Mrs. Merkel. But she visited Ethiopia and made promises while the dead of the massacre committed by state forces during the Oromo cultural festival of Irrecha were not yet all accounted for and at times when the atrocities of state-terror persist with impunity. That is unforgivable.
Germany already was once before the boycott-breaker. In 1981 all major humanitarian NGOs working in Ethiopia had unanimously and jointly resorted to withdraw their cooperation and the support provided to the Ethiopian regime at the time - due to widespread state-sponsored human rights violations, forced population migrations, state-terror and murder committed by the state apparatus. But the German NGO Menschen fuer Menschen (MfM, People for People) of the late ex-actor Karl-Heinz Boehm was quickly established, equipped and boosted with German state funds, corporate money and private sponsorships to make its début right at that time in Ethiopia and thereby forced the other NGOs to be less drastic in their withdrawal, which then in turn encouraged the oppressive regime and caused the atrocities committed by the state to increase. If one reads MfM/PfP's statement to the present situation one has to realize that still today they just serve the Powers-That-Be and their self-interests, but not the people.
might also not know that the entity commonly known as Germany after WWII actually is until today not a sovereign state but a mere colony. Germany has no constitution of its own and is managed like a company or corporation under a colonial basic law (Grundgesetz), where people are termed "personnel" rather than citizen on their government-issued IDs. Since the mastermind of this construct is the governance of the United States of America, it can be assumed that "Germany" has to act right now as a mere front for the USAmerican interests in Ethiopia, where a new regional USAmerican base for the launch and operation of military drones is being established to hold the strategically important Horn of Africa in the iron fist of the number one bidder for the throne of a global empire.
It seems therefore likely that the "Oromo Leadership Convention", which shall take place in Atlanta, Georgia/USA on November 11-13, 2016 with the aim to design a Oromo National Charter of Freedom, Justice and Human Rights, will be influenced by USAmerican machinations for a regime-change, since the present Ethiopian governance can no longer deliver to its foreign masters.
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The Global African: Land Grabs in Ethiopia
•May 15, 2015
TeleSUR's The Global African looks at land theft in Ethiopia & the connection between Belgian colonization and HIV in Congo
N.B.: Please disregard the second part of this video titled "The Legacy of Belgian Colonization". While it holds an accurate account of slavery etc. in the Congo, the presented history of HIV is totally bogus and must be considered a CIA narrative to blurr the clear vision and stop further research to find the true source of the virus.