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The Era of the Coward Warriors

Issue 320
Front Page
Index
Headlines

Rayale Imposes New Restrictions On Press Freedom

NEC Announces Tender For Supply Of Voter Registration Equipment And Material

Thirst In Wajaale

Sool Election Commission Sworn

Somali Islamist Fighters Seize 2nd Town

QARAN’s Letter To The Representatives Of The International Community

Pentagon Says Somalia Air Strike Targeted Terrorist Suspect

'Muslims are being massacred': Dobley mayor

Somali Capital Reportedly on Brink of Starvation

Brussels Wants US To Protect Hirsi Ali

Revealed: trap that lured the merchant of death

The perception of gender in education

US State Dept Daily Press Briefing

The Era of the Coward Warriors

Regional Affairs

Aman, A Magazine Published By Women For Women

Girls’ Education Will Shape Progress For Somalia Says UNICEF

Uganda short of money to boost Somalia force

Editorial
Special Report

International News

Latin American Crisis "Made In The USA

IOM’s Busatti: We’re fighting the ugly face of globalization

African war crimescourt would also consider trying alleged Russian arms dealer

FEATURES & COMMENTARY

Somaliland Residents Express High Hopes for Independence

Why AFRICOM Is Critical For Our Security Interests

How To Start Your Own Country In Four Easy Steps

Missing Ex-Supermodel Found In Brussels

Mental Health Fears Fed By Somali 'Khat' Culture

Rapid Increase In Radio And TV Channels In Africa, Says New Report

We are not that bad, are we?

Food for thought

Opinions

Educational Collaboration Between Somaliland & South Africa

Wearisome Time for the Emerging Nation of Somaliland

Silanyo’s whined to Dr. Frazier is an indicative of a larger slump

Obama Barrack, Arabs & Muslims on the middle name

KULMIYE Party Dilemma: Why it’s getting difficult for Kulmiye chairman to hold the party convention?

Double standard policies of funding agencies ( The case of Somaliland Red crescents Society)

Commentary
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by Abeba Isahac   

6 March 2008

When War broke out between Eritrea and her southern neighbour, the western world and in particular their media were astonished and mesmerized at the way the war was conducted, which was, armed soldiers fighting other armed soldiers, and digging up trenches for shelter.

It was not until the woyane, having lost two rounds, and in their third round of fighting, which was this time tampered with by their western handlers and others, thereby facilitating the occupation of some Eritrean towns, that the abuse of civilians started. But until then, it was a fight of army against army, and nothing to do with civilians. And, it seems to me that it is what wars should be like, if they unfortunately have to take place, and if what the affluent world body is serous when they preach about law and order and human rights.

But nowadays, wars are not about feuding countries, but about killing unarmed innocent women, children and the elderly in order to get to, or catch, one single so-called terrorist or a wanted enemy; this behavior also seems to have become the norm, although it is against all international laws, be it the UN Charter, the Geneva Convention or other war laws that happen to exist in the books. Let alone unarmed civilians, according to war laws, even surrendering soldiers are not to be killed. But who is minding the law these days with UN Secretary Generals the likes of Kofi Annan and Ban-ki-moon who have been hand picked to shut their mouth.

After having seen the United States drop the bomb in Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan which burned, killed, disfigured and maimed, physically and emotionally, hundreds of thousands of unarmed innocent civilians, and again, almost sixty years later, repeating the same thing in Afghanistan and Iraq in search of Bin laden and Saddam Hussein, this time with their more modern sophisticated missiles which equally killed hundreds of thousands of Afghani and Iraqi women, children and elderly people, it seems as though the world community is still in shock, or it has accustomed itself to take this behavior as the norm for wars, and not the conventional, more humane one, which had been demonstrated in the Eritrean war with her southern neighbour, which the western world and their sensation addicted war happy media, seemed to scoff at, and analogize to a WWI (world war one) primitive style of fighting.

Sometimes, if it means saving innocent lives and lessening human casualties, it is better to stick to old fashioned primitive styles. But it is very discouraging to hear everyday the western media announcing, with pride, how many people America killed in Iraq, and how many their allies killed in Afghanistan.

Today, with all the discarded and second hand American sophisticated nuclear weapons that they get for free, besides the billions of dollars they receive from the USA to buy more, Israel also has started to emulate America by going after wanted Palestinians by air and in the process killing unarmed innocent civilians of women, children and elderly Palestinians. And for those friends of the United States, like the woyane, who do not own such weapons, as we saw just recently being done in Somalia, America will do the dirty job for them. The United States of America have this grandioso feel that they are answerable to no one, and that because they own weapons of mass destruction (WMDs), which they would not allow others to own, they feel like everything they do is justified.

Is this the war of cowards or what ?

May God protect us from the virus of grandiosity and from those thoughtless and reckless nations who have caught it.

Source: Biddho.com Eritrea


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