Two Elections
Published on: November 22, 2007
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  • zeinabadi

    dear professor

    i recived your article
    thank you for your attention

  • Daud Ed

    I really enjoy your articles which are informative and provide unique and fresh perspective which is rear in mainstream media and even think tanks. However, your analysis and insights are in high demand in the Horn of Africa conflict specially the Ethiopian invasion of Somalia, which human rights organizations and the United Nations called the worst humanitarian crisis in the world (worse than Darfur).
    In part this crisis is created by US Counter Terrorism policy in the Horn of Africa region, in other words prior to the full blown conflict, Somalia had become un officially another front on the war on terror. Ethiopian autocratic Prime Minister Melle Zenawi exploited the US Counter Terrorism Policy to create a conditions for US alliance by inflating the threat of terrorism in Somalia, as well as pursuing policies to radicalize the Somali population particularly the middle class by dominating the Somali Reconciliation conference held in Kenya in 2003 that led the creation of Transitional Federal Government (TFG)which is de facto alliance of warlords, criminals, and corrupted and self appointed clan leaders, that deserve to be indicted and tried as war criminals in International Criminal court instead of governing.
    US provided financial, training, technical, and diplomatic assistance to the Ethiopian government. With the influence of US, UN Security Council reversed the arms embargo and adopted 1725 in order to allow the deployment of African Union peacekeeping forces which so far has 1500 from Uganda.

  • Simon

    i wonder is democracy the best form government. it is a good, stable form of government. however, Socrates believed it was fundamentally flawed, as he believed wise people, with wisdom, should be the rulers. maybe we should take a leaf out of his book. or perhaps all potential politicians should study philosophy.

  • “i wonder is democracy the best form government,” wrote Simon.

    Actually, “it has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried.” Churchill

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