Sunday, July 22, 2007

Ethiopian Government Uses Famine as Weapon in Ogaden

So reports The New York Times (HT: Rob Farley). The Times specifically mentions the Canadian-based Ogaden Online, apparently the voice of the secessionist Ogaden National Liberation Front.

Zenawi and the EPRDF are repeating the crimes that the Amhara-dominted Derg government (1974-1991) committed against their own Tigrayan people against the ethnic Somalis of Ogaden. We didn't hear much about "Ogaden" during the reporting of Ethiopia's invasion of Somalia last Christmas, which just shows how imperial policy is necessarily the policy of the clueless against the helpless.

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