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Monday, April 03, 2006

The Bill won't pass, Yamamoto says
Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Donald Yamamoto critisized Last week's congressional hearing on Ethiopia. According to sources, Mr. Yamamoto made his feeling that the hearing didn't represent diverse views known to people he met while he was here on Friday. He said that the Bill would be killed and Chris Smith was trying to push it through only because it was an election year. He also suggested that the Senate hadn't shown enough interest on the bill. Some of those who met him felt that he was very upset with the hearing.
(Comments on Yamamoto's visit here latter)

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why so may personal attacks on individuals? It is not Vicky or Yamamoto's interest, but America's foreign policy interest, no matter how much you cry, shout, beg, bribe, rally,etc...; American gov is telling you, you are inconsequential. Live with it and move on!!!

zegabi said...

Unfortunately for anonymous, the American government does not work like that of Zenawi - You will be consequential if you make the right amount of noise.

eth4life said...

I though as much. He had so much trouble chosing his words at the hearing, he looked like a contipated old man trying real hard to get a delicate way to response. After every quesion, he wasted time praising the work of the congressman who posed a quetion to him rather than addressing the issue at hand.

Thanks for the update.

Anonymous said...

It is an irony that Ethiopian voters were able to voice their concern in the US congress/senate but not in their own country. It is my only hope that Ethiopian current leaders will be held accountable to what they have been doing...

Anonymous said...

This is TPLF's whish! Chris Smith did the right thing by embaressing the Ehtiopian Diplomat Tug. The beginging of the end of TPLF has started and they will be crushed like a sandwich! These ungreatful blood suckers used Ethiopians to rescue them from EPLF and now the are killing the very people that helped them!

Anonymous said...

Yama MOTO.....must be drunk at The palace of Meles... yamatomo...I have a good news ....for you the Bill will pass...and you will be saved from joining the ADDISS ABABA Gangsters.......Finally you also have to stop trying to revive the dying tyrant from its grave....Yamatomo...Yama Moto. The killer the torturer...the imrisoners has one and only one destination which is recive the hand of justice

Freedom lover.

Anonymous said...

It is clear that Mr. Yamamoto is supporting EPRDF not because of his wish. but as a spy for the US government he does things as his boses from the white house telling him to do. don't forget Eprdf's friendship to the bush administration in this context of terrorism.

Anonymous said...

are you posing "alubalta" in you bolg.Where is your source?

Anbesaw said...

I hope the bill will pass because the US has no other choice but to support the people if their war on terror is to succeed.

Anbesaw

Anonymous said...

I was not happy by yamamoto's unrealistic comments,yamamoto supported a murderer called meles zenawi, if the US is to have good relations with the Ethiopian people it has to support the choice of the Ethiopian people. meles zenawi and Co. are rejected on May 15, 2005. Those who support meles zenawi are enemy of the Ethiopian people.

derbabaw said...

what planet are you guys from? When was the last time you had a government that would let you express your opinion this way openly? Why are we expecting a leap to super power level democracy overnight? I don't know Meles, or Shawel or Berhanu from Adam but I have a lot of respect for anyone willing to sacrifice their personal gain to advocate for what they believed in. I am tired of people who have a lot of opinions but no viable alternative and are denying the very benefit they are taking advantage daily to express themselves - food for thought.

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