Lacking The High Ground


This is what happen’s when a corrupt organization is run by corrupt people:

UNITED NATIONS (AP) – Secretary-General Kofi Annan warned that U.N. peacekeepers face an “alarming situation” in the tense Ethiopia-Eritrean border area following Eritrean restrictions on their movements and urged the Security Council to take action to prevent another war.

The council was scheduled to meet Wednesday afternoon to discuss the dispute between the Horn of Africa neighbors, which fought a 2 1/2-year border war that ended in a December 2000 peace agreement.

[…]Eritrea informed the United Nations that it was banning helicopter flights by U.N. peacekeepers in its airspace in a buffer zone with Ethiopia starting Oct. 5. It also banned U.N. patrol vehicles from operating at night on its side of the 621-mile Temporary Security Zone dividing the two countries.

[…]Annan sent a letter last week urging Eritrea to lift its ban on peacekeeping flights, saying the move jeopardized troop safety along the buffer zone.

In a blunt response on Thursday, Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki rejected Annan’s appeal, telling him that he lacks the “humanitarian high ground on matters of law, the rule of law and humanitarian issues.”

Afwerki said Annan and the United Nations have forfeited their “relevance” on matters related to the peace process.

Nothing more to say except…heh

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