Ethiopians demonstrate outside Oklahoma office of Senator Inhofe (Associated Press)
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Senator Inhofe on not currently having a hold on HR 2003:
Inhofe, Press Office
"I do not currently have a hold on the Ethiopia Democracy and Accountability Act of 2007 as it is still being considered in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and has not yet been reported in its final form." - U.S. Senator James M. Inhofe (R-Okla.)
EXTREMELY URGENT ACTION ALERT IN SUPPORT OF H.R 2003 (The Coalition for H.R.2003)
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - About 75 protestors attended a demonstration outside the Oklahoma City office of U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe, saying he is blocking consideration of a bill that addresses human rights in Ethiopia. But a spokesman for Inhofe, an Oklahoma Republican, says the senator has not placed a hold on the bill, which has not yet reached the Senate floor.
The spokesman, John Collison, says he planned to meet with the protest leaders on Tuesday afternoon. During the peaceful protest, held across the street from 1 of Oklahoma City's major shopping malls, many demonstrators held U.S. flags, while others held the red, yellow and green flag of Ethiopia.
The bill, which passed in the U.S. House, decries Ethiopia's recent human rights record and opens the door for sanctions.
ETP – A Brief CommentaryIf, God forbid, another senseless war starts between Ethiopia and Eritrea; it is very dangerous and unwise to assume, as some have, that military victory for the government of Eritrea over its Ethiopian counterpart will bring about democracy. It is as absurd as soliciting a demon to perform an exorcism. Not only would it not work; but it will most definitely lead to severe setbacks.
President Isaias, one of the world’s nastiest dictators, is awfully interested in becoming a super power in that region. Hence, there is no foreseeable scenario in which a militarily victorious Eritrean government, which doesn’t even pretend to care for the civil liberties of its own citizens, could work for the establishment of a strong and democratic Ethiopia.
-SPEECH BY DR. BERHANU NEGA ON
ETHIOPIA’S NATIONAL SECURITY
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ETHIOPIAN TROOPS IN SOMALIA WELL OVER 50,000 : MILITARY ANALYSTS
VOA - Military analysts say Ethiopia sent as many as 2,000 fresh troops to Somalia in the past week, to bolster a force estimated to be in excess of 50,000.[Listen to the AUDIO report]
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