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Two Tier Democracy American Style Does the US really mean what they say for PR? Noter : -----

#1 L'utilisateur est hors-ligne   labo22 Icône

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Posté 20 août 2010 - 06:34


When it comes to democracy and foreign policy toward Africa the US government loves to talk the talk but not walk the walk. On country the US Government supports the repressive regime like the Djiboutian government by financing deliberately Piggy's (IOG) totalitarian regime. We remember vividly the famous speech of Obama in Cairo, Egypt. Accra, Ghana., and the recent news conference of Joe Biden in Nairobi, Kenya about democracy.


When an agency like USAID to apply a project under Democracy International DI click hereto finance the upcoming election, the initial intention for the application has chanced "Djibouti's 2011 Presidential and Regional elections are its third presidential election and second regional council election since gaining independence in 1977. These elections could serve as a break with the status-quo and could introduce a level of competition and pluralism that has not been seen in Djibouti. Regional Council seats, which are comprised of a number of non-party affiliated independent members, will be up for election and could provide the opportunity for broader participation at the local level. At the Presidential level, President Guelleh's constitutional mandate ends in 2011 leaving the door open for new leadership".

As I said the above underlined and anticipated condition has changed, Piggy violated the social contract by illegally amending the constitution while the application was on process, the US government approved the funding despite the fundamental of the situation on the ground, This is clear violation of the of the intended purpose project itself, and theU.S. Ambassador in Djibouti James C. Swan has to say click here "We look forward to working with the government and people of Djibouti to support further democratic openness and competition. Our goal is to ensure that recent democratic reforms in Djibouti carry forward to free and fair elections in 2011. Further gains in democracy and good governance will reinforce Djibouti's deserved reputation as a pocket of relative peace and stability in the Horn of Africa region."

The first few organization that is expected to be beneficiary of this funding are, The UNION NATIONALE DES FEMMES DE DJIBOUTI (UNFD) headed by first lady Odette De ..... and regional administration to campaign on behave of Piggy. The opposition party's dismay the US irresponsible behavior, and meddling the internal affair of Djiboutian for all wrong reasons.What has happened to the vanguard of democracy? ……..............Yet again Western countries are choosing their convenient dictator over the nation of Djibouti as they did in Ethiopia and else where.


Democracy as prescribed or no democracy........


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Posté 23 août 2010 - 09:23

There are always great expectations in terms of democratisation but the fact is that we forget that A power like America cannot create a suitable democracy in our region because I think there has to be, first, a sincere engagement in which all parties feel they are concerned; they are active partners in this and then, peace has to be restored in Somalia. The armed conflict between Eritrea on one hand and both Ethiopia and Djibouti on the other hand, has to be put to an end to move forward in facing other challenges in East Africa…ect

I would like to remind you that Omaba’s word in Cairo did not mean to import democracy in a container to Africa but to urge leaders and Muslim lay men to reconcile with themselves and be ready to be part of a new world, a world that protects human dignity and works for a better understanding between all nations. Unfortunately, Cairo is the den of the most totalitarian regime in Africa. President Hosni Mobarek has ruled Egypt for almost three decades and a lot of people who have tried to speak up and call for democracy have been hurt; the right to organize public protests are banned for there is what they call “Tawari’’ which is similar to a political curfew on all citizens. Politicians (ex: Aiman Nour of Kifaya Party), journalists (ex: Ahmed Magdi Houssein of Ashshab Newspaper) and other activists have been put in jail for many times.

I think Obama wanted to talk to the Arabs in the first place and to those Muslims who might have a hostile feeling for America after former US president George. W. Bush’s war on Iraq.
In other words, he was not there to promote freedom and democracy in Africa for he chose a country like Egypt which is led by a dictator!
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Posté 25 août 2010 - 05:02

If democracy can function in the self-declared Somaliland why not in Djibouti, the people in these two different jurisdictions are more or less the same. The Issac, Issa and Samaroon are the majority communities on the either side of the border.

The fact that you can’t deny that US promotes the so the democracy, good governance and human right for PR but when it come to its interest, the US government never shy away to turns blind eye and openly backs up a rulers like Piggy that they private call him a convenient dictator, that is an interest before conviction if any.

Elsewhere in Africa with a similar circumstance like Niger the United States called for a “speedy return to democracy”. What kind of democracy, I think what the US means they need another puppet quickly who can look after their interest isn’t it?

The US is openly financing a dictator like Piggy through USAID is a troubling sign, but then again the US has accomplish its mission at any cost to the host country even if that means oppressing the general public, breaking the international law by conducting cross raid to the neighboring countries without notifying the host nation The US mission in Djibouti isn’t the way it has promoted, there is no harmony between the US military mission and the local community, there too many abuses going on in the US military in camp Lemonier, Djibouti that the US authority fail to investigate the complaint brought by the local indigenous people, on other hand the plaintiff of the documented case in the US camp Lemonier don’t simply make it to court. The Djiboutian authority tells their own citizen that you can’t sue the US military personal; the US military personals enjoy a full immunity from their host country’s rule of law the same way that the ruling Ba-Fourlabeh family enjoys.

I’m glad that you mention the other African rulers like Hosni Mubarek who is trying to prepare his son to take over. Do you know that Piggy who is eligible to run 3 more times according the new presidential decree made mistake, by the time Piggy retires due to the age limitation Feb. 2026 his son from Odette de Ch……, won’t be old enough to assume the office, but don’t worry Mr. King, Piggy has enough time to issue as much presidential decree as he wants, and one of the future presidential decree will be to lower the minimum requirement to run for the highest office to accommodate his son.

You also mention the stability of the region, you need to asks yourself if the region more stable with the US military presence in Djibouti, why all these problems are following the US military wherever they go, either they don’t know how to tackle what they see as potential problems to them or they’re themselves part of the problem as in the war between Ethiopia and Eritrea, the cross-border raid of Ethiopian military to Somalia authorized by the US, and emboldening the regional dictators.

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Posté 26 août 2010 - 07:56

How does the global war on terror impact on domestic policies or national configurations in less developed or transition settings?

International aid flows from the developed to the less developed world now come with anti-terrorist conditionalities attached. There is a danger that development itself may become securitised���that is, linked and bound to security measures and military defence rather than need, rights, poverty, and the cultivation of democratic governance and reform. Across the world recipients of USAID assistance must now sign agreements conforming to anti-terrorist conditions as contractually expressed. Aid expenditure for military and police budgets is potentially outpacing that dedicated to poverty reduction or health measures. Development aid may be used to increase security, but it can also be used as a tool for pacification. Stabilisation or Peace and Stability are achieved not for peoples development, but in the interests of the donors security agenda.


Thus policies of governments such as those of Pakistan, Malaysia, Egypt and the Central Asian republics, previously denounced as repressive by western governments are now endorsed or tacitly supported in the name of security. The Indonesian military, criticised as recently as 2000 for human rights abuse in East Timor, West Papua and Aceh, is a new favourite for American aid. Previously little noticed countries receive new funding via the war on terror, such as over $30 million to Djibouti in exchange for allowing the establishment of a new permanent military base. Over a hundred million dollars has gone to East Africa primarily to increase security at air and seaports.


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http://english.safe-...f-the-anti.html
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Posté 28 août 2010 - 07:49

A true democracy in the so called third world is not something the western countries are actively pursuing. In fact a country who decide to manage his own natural resource and follow his own foreign policy will be a nightmare for those who view themselves as guardian of democracy. History is filled with so many cases that support this claim. Basically it come down to this: For the survival of western society the world must be separate in two category.Countrys that enjoying a true democracy and for the rest of the world some kind flawed democracy, like placing a puppet who will execute the order without a consideration for the interest of his people. To make sure this agenda is carried out, they created organizations like Unite Nation, World Bank, IMF,WTO.
I previously stated that Obama speeches were nothing but smokescreen and every day that goes by confirm my distrust. IOG represent the ideal leader for Obama while Erdogan, Chavez and Morales are vilified.
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Posté 11 septembre 2010 - 10:03



Spreading democracy and wicked agenda behind it doesn’t go hand-on-hand
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Posté 04 novembre 2010 - 06:45

In this case we would have chosen Napoleon III to lecture us about democracy then US government driven by it’s the ill-faded foreign policy. The US the government unilaterally decides regime change when it suites illegally, the opposite is true the US government keeps its convenient dictators in power at any cost as the case might be in Djibouti.

"When someone asked what he thought about Western civilization, Mahatma Gandhi replied, "I think it would be a good idea". We are only saying the same thing about American democracy—"We think it would be a good idea".

Inspired by this idea, a number of progressive American scholars, lawyers and activists have created the International Endowment for Democracy (IED) to highlight—
1. the tragic and rapidly deteriorating state of democracy in the United States;
2. the frightening hypocrisy, especially under such conditions, of our government's efforts (aided and abetted by such institutions as the National Endowment for Democracy (NED)), to engage in what it calls "democratic nation building" and "democracy promotion" (See our website forDEMOCRACY LIBRARY, section I.);
3. the kind of fundamental reforms needed to make our country into a real democracy;

II.
American democracy has never been what it claimed to be: too many people have been denied the vote either by law or through discrimination; politics was always dominated by the rich who also controlled the main means by which people acquire their political information and ideas; governments were always in the hands of the same rich whose interests have determined most important legislative, administrative and judicial outcomes. If Abraham Lincoln famously defined "democracy" as "government of, by and for the people", American democracy was always government OVER everyone, BY a small wealthy class, and (with an occasional exception) FOR these same few.

And it was never meant to be anything else, as James Madison, the most influential of our "Founding Fathers", admitted in describing the goals of those who wrote the Constitution in 1789 as trying to check the leveling instincts of the majority, who had little or no property, while retaining "the spirit and form of popular government". Should anyone miss the point, John Jay, one of Madison's co-conspirators (the convention that drafted the Constitution was engaging in an illegal act against the then government of the United States) declaimed that "the people who owned the country ought to govern it". How they have gotten away with this—with a focus on who "they" are and what served their interests—is the real history that most of America's history books have been written to hide. (See our DEMOCRACY LIBRARY, section III.)

What's different now is that the person sitting in the oval office is a usurper, having stolen the last two presidential elections, and, with this, even the modest degree of influence Americans once enjoyed over their rulers has practically disappeared. The policies followed by this illegitimate government display the same arrogant disregard for democratic values and procedures that brought it to power. At home, the tragic events of 9/11 were used as a pretext to make an unprecedented assault on American civil liberties in the so-called "Patriot Act" and to carry out an economic program that favors corporations and the rich as never before. With few exceptions, the media and the official opposition, the Democratic Party, both of which are also owned by the rich, continue to make believe that George W. Bush is really the President. Meanwhile, despite all the bad reviews, nothing is being done to fix the electoral system to keep 2008 from becoming a replay of 2000 and 2004"


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The following is the vague mission statement in the Democracy International website
Djibouti Elections and Political Processes (DEPP) Program(2010 – present). Democracy International has begun a two–year comprehensive election project in Djibouti in collaboration with the Djiboutian government and funded by USAID. The program aims to build confidence in the electoral system of Djibouti through building the capacity of electoral administrators, encouraging public awareness and participation, enhancing political dialogue, and supporting electoral supervision and international observation.`
The first question we have to ask about promoting democracy is the question of agency, who are the promoters? Then the subsequent questions are; who are they accountable to? What are the purposes and policies behind this? The answers to these questions however may hold the true reflection of the purpose to interfere the internal affair of our country.

“The real difference between democracy and oligarchy is poverty and wealth. Wherever men rule by reason of their wealth, whether they be few of many, that is an oligarchy, and where the poor rule, that is democracy" Not only the poorest people are majority in the developing countries as the case may be in Djibouti, but also the concept of having overwhelmingly poor and oppressed people is scary scenario for the oppressor. The longer status clue remains as it is, probably the harder that any future reconciliation might become.

"We can have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both." Its true and scary scenario for the oligarchy to image the true democracy be established in Djibouti and suddenly they find themselves just like the rest of citizens with no privileges and special status.

It’s sad, for far too long the majority Djiboutian have been suffering in the hands of oligarchy, where the few rich have been getting richer and richer, and majority have been getting poorer and poorer to the point that we don’t have any middle class that however virtually wipes any possibility of having common ground for the widening gap.

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