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Security Council: The Imperial Monarch

Posted by: Brhane Woldu

Date: Thursday, 09 August 2018

By: Berhane Woldu


United Nation has 5 permanent members with great Power unanimity; they are China, France, Russia, United Kingdom and United States. The Five Great powers can declare war, impose economic sanction, negate admission of new members, appoint Secretary-General, and elect judges to the International Court of justice and exercise trusteeship function of the United Nations. The 5 permanent members are the Imperial Monarch of the World as such they are now using these powers to punish their foes and award their friends: the new normal. The Security Council literally speaking have used its power like a stick to beat the week and poor countries.  

In 2009 the Security council passed resolution 1907 sanctioning Eritrea again in 2011 passed resolution 2023 stating that Eritrea had sent 2000 Eritrean soldiers into Somalia in support of Al Shebab. The monitory group reported that the accusation was baseless and unfounded. Eritrea has now became the peace maker; Ethiopian and Somalian leaders have visited Asmara the nation’s capital and are in support of lifting the sanction. Nonetheless; as early as August the Security Council has again failed to do the right thing; lift the sanction that was imposed illegally.

Countries favored by the Security Council being friends and subservient of the Security Council are the most abusers of human rights with no consequences. Countries like Eritrea who are independent are sanctioned for no apparent reason. Eritrea was labeled as the trouble maker claims propagated by Weyeane. Today Eritrea is known as a peace maker truth prevails. Eritrea hasn’t changed its foreign policy that is based on respect and cooperation for the benefit of its partners. At no point in its history has Eritrea interfered in other nations internal affairs or wished ill to its neighbors.  

The two major powers that called for the extension of sanction on Eritrea were France and Britain two colonial powers with dark history in African affairs.

 “We have to be honest, and acknowledge that a big part of the money in our banks come from the exploitation of the African Continent. “Without Africa, France will slide down into the rank of a third world power” Jacques Chirac former French President.

14 African countries still pay colonial tax to France for the benefit these countries got from French colonization. Adding salt to injury; the Francophone Africa is forced to put 85% of their foreign reserve into France central bank managed by French minister of Finance. Britain was a protector in Eritrea for 10 years. Michelle Wrong in her book “I didn’t do it for you” states that Britain upon its departure had looted over 100 billion sterling from Eritrea. Do such country has the moral value to judge and impose sanctions other nations?

The UN should work for the betterment of world peace take an agenda on aforementioned issues of past wrongs and make right. Stop sanctioning poor nation based on fabricated lies and political favors. In short; the UNSC should take is role serious managing international peace and security that is entrusted upon it by the world population.

Eritrea ensue its independent political path will not scum to the interest of neocolonial powers. Eritrea is a nation that labored, sacrificed its youth to the betterment of Economic, social, cultural, civil and political rights. Rights based on law. Eritrean people have natural and irreversible rights; that all citizens have the rights to health, food, employment and equal distribution of national wealth. Illegally Sectioning Eritrea will not detour it from its endeavors.

The Security Council with its might have used its political leverage to bargain political favors. It has now become “dealership” buying and selling political capital. The Security Council has failed Eritrea after WW II, and again in this century. Again, it’s time for the UNSC to take the moral high and fulfill what has been entrusted upon it.

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