Eritrean and Ethiopian Americans have actively been participating in the USA’s political arena. Based on assessment made among the active voters, it’s believed that most Eritreans and Ethiopians in the USA leaned towards supporting the Democrats’ agenda, as the party in paper, is perceived to stand for liberal society that “safeguards the rights of the population with fair, free and open society.” However, in practice; Democrats have time and again failed their members by operating contrary to what they preach on paper; and not only blundered on protecting the society here in the USA, but also wasted the American people’s resources and ignited unnecessary conflicts in several regions of the world. Biden’s handling of the turmoil in Afghanistan and his inept handling of the current situation in Ethiopia is testimony to this fact.
The world had a relative respite from news of war and destruction once the Obama administration was gone and replaced by Donald Trump. Particularly the Horn of Africa, a region that was hijacked by the Obama administration and his incompetent associates, was able to bring a peaceful change after 20 years of havoc; a change the region immensely longed for. Soon after Donald Trump took power, as the thin string that was holding the corrupt clique TPLF was cut, the main culprit of the destruction in the region; the unelected regime in Ethiopia that was spoon-fed by individuals in the State Department; the officially designated terrorist group now, TPLF was thrown to the dust bin.
The TPLF clique that committed unimaginable crimes in Ethiopia, carried out genocide in Anuak Gambella & Amhara’s region of Ethiopia, the clique that ridiculed the people of Ethiopia and announced “100% election victory”, the clique that literally robbed the Ethiopian resourced and attacked neighboring countries such as Somalia and Eritrea, the clique that unlawfully displaced over eighty thousand Eritreans and Ethiopians with Eritrean origin from Ethiopia after robbing their life long savings and properties, was finally about to be brought to justice. The ring leaders of this terrorist group then hid in Tigray, the northern region of Ethiopia and not only did they refuse to surrender but also committed another unforgivable crime of insurrection and treason by attacking the Federal Army of Ethiopia. Then attacked the neighboring country Eritrea by firing several Rockets towards Asmara, the Capital City of Eritrea.
To the dismay of many and particularly Ethiopians, the Biden Government has handled the situation in Ethiopia ineptly and not only failed to condemn the atrocities by the terrorists TPLF but also started to covertly support the culprits of this historic destruction in the Horn of Africa and openly begun to bully the legitimate government of Ethiopia for upholding law and order in the country. The Biden administration has also picked on Eritrea for defending its sovereignty. These incompetent actions made the Eritrean and Ethiopian American voters to lose trust in the administration of Joseph Biden.
Similar actions by previous administrations and State Department employees only deteriorated situations and created sour relationships between the USA and countries in the world; particularly East Africa. Partnership for mutual benefits is the only way forward and as the USA has the right to defend it’s sovereignty and uphold law and order within it’s territory, it has to equally respect the rights of other nations to do the same. The USA cannot be the police, prosecutor and Judge. These kinds of misguided moves aren’t helping the interests of the USA and should be rectified.
While ignoring outrageous travesties of justice at home and covertly engulfing rampant violence abroad, the Biden government has been hypocritical with clear disregard for human lives in Ethiopia by encouraging the main culprits of gross human rights violations and even trying to save their ultimate demise while bullying those who are rebuilding their ravaged nations. Such ill considered actions are making Eritrean and Ethiopian Americans change course and are looking to abandon the Democrats all together. With this, the Biden administration is doing a disservice to the Democratic Party and to those who believed in it’s political stand. Needless to say, Republicans are welcoming the new members with open arms. Because, it has now become so apparent that those who have a beam in their own eye are trying to take a speck out of others’ eyes. The hypocrisy is intolerable.
National Council of Eritrean Americans Media Taskforce