U.S. is punishing Eritrea for resisting its dominance
Mural in Asmara of a camel (representing Eritrea) breaking down a wall depicting 60 years of injustice towards the country - Credit: DJ Adulis 'Chedo' Mokanan
CIA and its Client States Force of Destabilization
The peace loving nation of Eritrea was sanctioned unlawfully by the Security Council on bogus fictitious allegation that “Eritrea arms al Shabab in Somalia” and contention that there is a border dispute between Eritrea and Djibouti. Somalia Eritrea Monitoring Group (SEMG) experts and diplomatic personnel have time and again stated that they have not found a shred of evidence of Eritrea’s arm support to Al-Shabab. In regards to the boarder issue with Djibouti it has been agreed, and both leaders have signed to the Qatari mediation process to resolve the border issues; *if indeed there is a border issue*. It’s evident that the support to al-Shabab and Djibouti border problems are “cooked” by the US state department. Members of the UN Security Council accepting the unwarranted accusation are in agreement to lift the sanction except the USA. Why then is the US state department so adamant and unyielding about lifting the unlawful sanction? Simple answer the US state department does not like the self-confidence that the Eritrean nationals are endowed with. The intricate answer: the “all mighty USA “Uni-Polar” is flexing its muscle to subjugate poor countries like Eritrea, by political dominance, accommodating US as a client state, and take their National Wealth for cheap. Eritrea a young African Nation is being punished for resisting dominance by the United State. It’s clearly stated by evidence supplied by many news organizations, “Wikileaks” as well as books like “The Way of The Knife” by Mark Mazzetti which describes the activities of the CIA and Pentagon with order from the White House who Wage secret war in as many places as possible sometimes outsourced war using proxy forces and warlords to achieve the goal of “Destabilization of Nation States”.
According to Mazzetti; traditional wartime chain of command passing from the White House to the secretary of defense to a four-star commander with a staff of hundreds to build and execute a war plan had quietly been circumvented. CIA is now a military command running a clandestine, global war with a skeleton staff and very little oversight. Only small groups at the White House are overseeing decisions about who should be over thrown from power, captured, who should be killed, and who should be spared.
The American people and their law makers have tried to deprive their war mongering presidents from engaging in war by introducing laws that is congruent with the American value. However these laws were not adhered and are over ruled by the Executive Power. Intelligence Authorization Act 0f 1991 mandated that all covert actions be authorized by a written presidential finding and be known to the House and Senate intelligence. This law doesn’t apply to the Pentagon. After 9-11 Congress gave president Bush a sweeping mandate “Authorization for Use of Military Force” Donald Rumsfeld defense secretary exploited these new power to invade Iraq claiming “weapon of mass destruction” and hunt al Qaeda over a large mass of land to “Find and Kill” terrorists. In 2004 Rumsfeld introduced the “Al Qaeda Network Execute Order” which expanded the power of special-operation troops to kill, capture, and spy in more than dozens countries. The order gave Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) broad authority to launch operation across an arc of territory from North Africa to the Philippines. It allowed JSOC into Syria, Somalia and Pakistan with budget of 8 billion dollars with no oversight. In 2004 there was a plan for a paramilitary hit squad to kill terror suspects across the globe that was approved by Dick Cheney. In 2004 Black water a private military company with millions of dollars in contract from the State department, the Pentagon, and CIA was awarded the killing program. CIA outsourced secret mission, to intelligence gathering, to snatch and grab operation that once had been reserved for fully trained CIA employees.
CIA documents reveal that; the Bush administration convinced that Somalia was a problem turned to CIA to find a proxy army to fight for Mogadishu. Remembering Black Hawk Down episode of 1993 battle for Mogadishu US army was in no mood to go into Somalia. So was born the Alliance for the Restoration of Peace and Counter-Terrorism (ARPCT) the warlords. By spring 2006, the CIA operatives in Nairobi Kenya, were loading unmarked cargo planes with rocket-propelled grenades, mortars, and AK-47s and flying the shipments to airstrips controlled by Somali warlords. Along the weapons they sent suitcases full of cash, about two hundred thousand dollars ($200,000) for each warlord as payment for their services in fighting against terrorism. As early as 2008 MV Faina, a Ukrainian-owned merchant ship steamed towards Mombasa, Kenya was taken over by Somalia pirates carrying a clandestine cargo; Russian T-72 tanks, grenades, and an arsenal of antiaircraft guns that was owned by Kenyan Government to arm militias in Southern Sudan in their fight against the government in Khartoum a violation of a UN arms embargo. These arm shipments clearly show who is in violation of UN arm embargo and who is involved in destabilizing Nation States.
In Somalia Hassan Dahir Aweys led the shura council of Somalia’s Islamic Courts Union, a loose federation of clan elders, businessmen, and tycoons who had joined together to bring order to Somalia’s chaos by imposing Islamic sharia law. Awyes was on the CIA list linked to al Qaeda cell in East Africa; al Shabaab’s who were conservative were also linked to al Qaeda. The Somalia with their moderate Sufism was not compatible with Wahhabi Al Qaeda. CIA’s covert operation Balkanized Somalia the population embraced the Islamic Courts Union who brought peace to Mogadishu. Jendayi Frazer of State Department who I think did a second-rated job in African relations bluntly labeled the ICU who have brought calm to the country as “terrorist” and linked ICU to al Qaeda. In 2009 the Obama administration with a UN embargo in place was able to deliver weapons to the Somalia TFG. These weapons then sold in Mogadishu weapons bazaars American M16s were sold for $95.00 AK-47 for $5.00 “Somalia became an all-embracing free fire zone” these weapons were readily available to al Shabaab fighters. One can construe it was CIA who unintentionally armed al Shabbab and not Eritrea.
Further into his book Mazzetti states: With long animosities between Ethiopia and Somalia Ethiopia presenting it’s self as a Christian state was taken as natural allies for the US. TPLF and EPRDF leadership serving their fincial interest have turned the Ethiopian nation as client State of the super powers; having failed with the Warlords Ethiopian army became America’s new proxy force in Somalia. General John Abizaid , of Central Command went to Addis Ababa and assured the Ethiopian officials of all the help they needed. An American official stationed in Addis in 2006 stated that “we are getting the Ethiopians fight our war”. The Ethiopian invasion provided cover for American commando missions into Somalia. Navy Seabees who were in Ethiopia supposedly there for humanitarian mission were used as a cover for arm supply. Navy SEAL’s and Delta Force commandos in conjunction with the Pentagon’s spying unit Task Force Orange entered into Somalia as the Ethiopian army in January 2007 drove their tanks into Somalia. Special-operation troop’s clandestine missions in Somalia aided the Ethiopian offensive which brought about the retreat of Islamic Courts. But the JSOC mission failed to capture or kill the Islamist or al Qaeda. The Ethiopian occupation brought misery looting and rape become a daily affair these angered the Somalia population which helped the al Shabaab recruit as far as Minnesota USA.
It’s clear to the blind eye that the “Uni-polar super power” USA is the force of destabilization with assistance from client states like Ethiopia. Eritrea is an innocent by standard who has refused to be a client state to serve the interest of super powers and for that it is paying a high price. People of Eritrea and the Government in no way shape or form will curvature or scum to the power of the all mighty USA; as always the people of Eritrea in unison and concomitantly will overcome these challenges.
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