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Somalia War: PDL Condemns Ethiopia.

5 January 2007 at 00:30 | 335 views

Statement from the Sierra Leone People’s Democratic League (PDL).

Ethiopia is Championing a proxy aggression in

The Sierra Leone People’s Democratic League (PDL)
wishes to present this press release, and to condemn
vehemently, Ethiopia’s current invasion and aggression
of Somalia as dangerous and worrisome, whereby the
government of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi in Addis
Ababa has sets itself above international Law. As much
as we support a negotiated settlement to Somalia’s
internal crisis, we condemn any outside aggression
against the Somali people.

If anything, there is no moral argument to justify the
action of Ethiopia against Somalia. And we want the
government in Addis Ababa to understand that no
civilized person can buy its policy of aggression on
Somalia; that its current mayhem unleashed on the
people of Somalia threatens regional peace and
stability, which must be condemned by all peace-loving

As a Pan-African organ and strong defender of the
noble goals of the African Unification Front (AUF), we
call upon the authorities in Addis Ababa to halt all
Ethiopian military activities in Somalia; and we
demand an immediate withdrawal of all foreign
forces of aggression in Somalia. We want the
Ethiopian government to understand that Somalia is not
a province or region under any foreign entity. And the
current invasion and aggression of Somalia, by the
Ethiopian army is criminal, outrageous and an attempt
to commit atrocities and other heinous crimes against
the Somali people.

We challenge the African Union (AU) to tell the
international community when did Ethiopia complain to
it about a perceived threat from local militia in
Somalia; and what steps the AU took to address the
issue. Otherwise, the AU reported backing for
Ethiopian aggression on Somalia only confirmed earlier
complaints by Somali militants that Ethiopia was
terrorizing the Somali population.

In other words, the AU hatred for the people of Somalia is a fictitious
ploy to further the desires of detractors to Africa.
This can only go a long way to worsen the sufferings
of the Somali people. It also encourages the
authorities in Addis Ababa to abandon the needs of the
Ethiopian people, to become the Hitler of East Africa.
The AU must understand as well that it false start in
the Ethiopian led aggression on Somalia will only help
to complicate its mission in Sudan.

As an affiliate member of the Green Charter International
(GCI) for peace, freedom, democracy, human rights and
justice, we call upon the international community, the
Arab League, Organization of the Islamic Conference,
European Union, the United Nations and friends of
Africa the world over not to abandon Somalia, but to
help the East African nation out of its current mess.
We call also the international community to exert
pressure on the Ethiopian government to end its
aggression of Somalia.

Somalia must live!

Bockarie Kai Kai
Acting PDL Secretary for Information and Mass

Photo: President Meles Zenawi of Ethiopia.