From: Amanuel Tseggai (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Jun 11 2009 - 20:03:47 EDT
Forwarded is this brief, but important response I received from a UN official with regard to my reaction to the unsubstantiated allegations of terrorism labeled against Eritrea and attempts by the toothless AU, IGAD to impose sanction against the country. It makes one wonder whether or not Eritrea's Mission to the UN has been aggressive enough to defend its position on this and many other issues.
Just a thought.
--- On Thu, 6/11/09, firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> wrote:
From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: Oil Exploration in the Midst of Chaos: Somalia
Date: Thursday, June 11, 2009, 5:50 PM
One reason for the problem you mentioned may be the failure of the Mission of Eritrea at the United Nations which has done nothing,repeat nothing to counter the unfair accusations.We are criticizing certain senior U,N.officials for failure and we know the courage and struggle of the great people of Eritrea who voted in the historic Referendum for independence as witnessed by a helpful U.N.team.but courage also entails recognizing when we ourselves do not put up a good enough effort.best wishes to you and to your country.
Jun 8, 2009 06:00:53 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Your article exposing the greed of the UN Special Envoy Ould Abdalla in dealing and whealing with foreign oil firms while Somalia is immersed in violence is commendable. One question many are pondering: Why are you keeping quiet when Eritrea is being slandered and falsely accused of supplying arms to the “Islamists” and even directly participating in the Somalia conflict by the same individual? UN, AU and IGAD are engaging in a smear campaign to blackmail Eritrea. Why? The reality is that it’s Ethiopia which is both directly and indirectly contributing to the misery of Somalies. Unfortunately, we have not heard a word of condemnation from the UN of such atrocities which makes many people question its neutrality and credibility. Knowing UNs role in Eritrea’s affairs going as far as half a century, one is not surprised of its behavior towards the latter even today. Threatening Eritrea with sanction on a basis of unfounded and false allegation and
what some AU officials describe as a “Circumstantial evidence” is both illegal and immoral.