1990 Nightline Video Shows Ethiopia's War Crimes against Eritreans
|Former Ethiopian leader, Mengistu Haile Mariam - Credit: Alamy|
1990 Nightline Video shows Ethiopia's War crimes against Eritreans
A 1990 ABCNews Nightline program showing the Eritrean war of independence was uploaded to Youtube recently. Hosted by Ted Koppel, the program shows graphic images of Ethiopian MiG fighters targeting Eritrean civilian populations with napalm and cluster bombs.
Looking back at the atrocities successive Ethiopian regimes have committed against the Eritrean people, I wonder where Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International were? Despite over 200,000 Eritreans being killed out of a then population of 2.5 million, no one in the West seemed to care about the welfare of Eritreans. Yet these same agencies are now shedding crocodile tears over Eritrea for trivial matters that does not concern them.
Let this video serve as a reminder that no matter what obstacles Eritrea and Eritreans face, we have to overcome them on our own. Hoping the West will intervene out of guilt or kindness is silly at best and suicidal at worse. Therefore, self-reliance is not a gimmick for Eritreans; it's a necessity for survival.
Long live EPLF!
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