The Democratic PFDJ and ME
Feb. 5th. 2010
Today I am presenting to you the full content
of a sample letter of the petition written by the PFDJ and given
to its squad to be paper mailed, faxed, or e-mailed to the White
House (to Barak Obama), the UN ( to Ambassador Rice) and the
State Department (name not mentioned). The aim of the petition
according to their dehai website reads as follows:
fellow Eritreans & Friends, Add your voice to the February
22, 2010 March in Geneva (Switzerland), San Francisco & Washington,
DC (USA) as well as Melbourne (Australia). Tell members of
the UN Security Council, the U.S. Government and the International
Community you want an immediate annulment and Repeal of the
reckless and baseless sanctions imposed on Eritrea on December
23, 2009! If you want your name to be added to the list of
supporters please fill the form attached below.
Since the contents of all the three letters targeted to the
above mentioned offices are almost the same I have chosen
to see the
one written to the State Department now. For your best information,
while all the black font paragraphs are contents of the letter
of the PFDJ all the red font paragraphs are my additions and
questions on the petition. You can also find the full text
of the PFDJ three letters at their serving the fake link http://dehai.org/images/UN-letter.
Have a nice stay with democratic PFDJ and me.
Here is the sample letter of the petition by the PFDJ to the
My name is _______ from _________. I am calling/writing/faxing
to denounce the unjust sanctions resolution the U.S. pushed through
the U.N. Security Council against Eritrea. At the same time I
am also writing to urge you to reverse this unjust measure against
the Eritrean people based on fabricated information.
they are trying to lengthen their stay in power by misleading
the people; it
is still good to see
the PFDJsts being forced to admit the power of the poor people
of Eritrea and asking us to write a petition on their behalf.
But let me ask PFDJsts some questions here: have you ever
asked us whenever you put us in war with all our neighbors?
had given a chance to talk about your economic policy of
poverty? Have you ever tried to keep us in discussions about
why the whole
nation is on migration and becomes a no man’s land? As
the people of the land, have we ever had the chance to urge,
to write petition or run pubic demonstration in our own country.
Didn’t you say you do not accept Western democracy? or
the people of Eritrea don’t need Western style democracy?
So where did you get this Western democratic cultures of
organizing demonstrations and writing petitions?
am in support of the President’s (Obama’s) policy of constructive engagement, reconciliation and partnership
with the rest of the world. Sadly, the U.S. UN team has orchestrated
these sanctions on charges you know well to be groundless. Why
did you push for sanctions instead of engagement? Why threats
instead of reconciliation and why punishments instead of partnerships?
to our world of sadness. It has been long since we had been
sad on you. I am
very happy to see you
crying like a little child instead of trying to build a strong
diplomacy in place which values mutual understanding and
respect towards a common destiny. Diplomacy is not a family
It needs a career diplomat to do the work not similar to
that of yours a “family born to be ambassadors” such as
Ambassador Tesfamicheal Gerahtu (UK, London), Ambassador Tesfalem
Gerahtu (Kampala, Uganda) etc. By the way dear PFDJsts, hadn’t
we heard you saying the sanction will have no impact on your
ever weakening development policies let alone to threat you?
How come all of a sudden (within one month) the sanction reaches
the point of threatening? Why you say it is a punishment? Who
is punishing who? Were you not owners of an independent political
path? Come on! Don’t be scared by the U.S. and be honest,
do you really know what engagement means? If you really know
what engagement means don’t you think it is wise to first
engage with your own people instead of “the hegemony driven
U.S.” (Quoting your own words)? Don’t you think this
time there is no time to deceive the Eritrean people? Why you
say something very opposite in many other medias and beg in here?
Or how you manage to roar like a lion (for local political consumption)
and act like a chicken in here (in the Diaspora)? Don’t
you think this will label you “KEDEMTI” or SERVANTS?
(Forgive me for using your words).
The State Department should work to help the
President implement his clearly stated foreign policy program.
Please try to exercise fairness and carefully evaluate all the
facts and evidence to find a lasting peace in the Horn of Africa
and you should avoid falling into diplomatic trap of those who
pretend to wish well for Somalia but instead are trying to destroy
it. They are trying to kill two birds with one stone: to destroy
both Eritrea and Somalia. Act wisely; the lives of innocent people
are at stake.
to hear you say the word “please”.
Welcome to America. Where are those words of your mouth “the
few interest groups” in the U.S. administration manipulating
the whole U.S. system? How do you think your plead to the president
will work if he is under the blessing of these groups? Are you
serious when you say the U.S orchestrated sanction can destroy
you? Hadn’t you said that you were the one tested by fire
and have passed so much stumbling blocks since your inception?
Have you ever acted wisely when you subjugate the whole nation?
Are you saying the PFDJ gang is innocent? Shame on you! Don’t
you know the current sanctions are imposed on the people
of Eritrea by you long before December 23, 2009? Regarding
the Travel Restrictions,
how many Eritreans do you think had secured visas and traveled
by the airport to abroad since 2001 so that the people to
be affected by the sanction? The number of Eritrean refugees
Sudan, Ethiopia, Egypt, Libya, and South Africa etc can be
living testimonies for this. Pertaining to Arms Embargo,
how and why
an Eritrean would you think could buy a weapon to be affected
by the sanction? Is there any private sector in Eritrea?
to be affected by the Asset Freezes?
You and I know that this will not bring peace
to the war ravaged Horn of Africa; in fact this is a reckless
act designed to reignite existing simmering conflicts and to
create new ones. Who do you think is fanning the fire in the
Horn of Africa? Who do you think is exporting destabilizations
in this region?
since you are enjoying the fruits of democracy (that you
didn’t grow) by organizing a demonstration
and writing a petition in a foreign land I also hope to
get answers to my
questions at your convenience.