Is "Silence" the US-Ethiopia Policy?

U.S. policy toward Ethiopia reflects Washington’s "Love and Hate" affair of Zenawi. Zenawi engages himself in systematic human right abuses in Ethiopia even though Opposition Political leaders and Human Right activists raise the abuses cited in Ethiopia echoing their frustration to the "Muted" US government. The US relationship to Zenawi regime surprises many observers who have been following and getting excited with the "US Department of State Human Right Annual Report on Ethiopia" for almost two decades.
The US Department of State ’s annual Human Right Report is very well recorded, accurate on a wide-range scope of abuses of their friendly ally Zenawi and his adversarial regime. The reports were undeniably magnificent, if the Government of United States hadn't given "US Humvees" for military training despite abuses are occurring through out Ethiopia using the training that was offered under military cooperation between Zenawi Regime and the US government.
US government have silently watched Meles and his cronies enjoy while the poor people of Ethiopia continues to suffer. There are no jobs, no income, no savings and Many poor people have no roofs over their heads while Zenawi, his thug friends and families live in mansions at the expense of the poor people. The United States of America is refusing to take care of those who are in need of help. The West have consistently ignored all the cry for help even though the Department of States know the plights of the poor very well.
"The Country Reports on Human Rights Practices are submitted annually by the U.S. Department of State to the U.S. Congress in compliance with sections 116(d) and 502B(b) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (FAA), as amended, and section 504 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended. " --US Department of State.
FAA (The Foreign Assistance Act) of 1961 Sec 116(d) says " The Secretary of State shall transmit to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate, by February 25 83 of each year, a full and complete report regarding-"
The sub-sections of FAA of 1961 sec 116(d) are not mentioned on the introduction of US Department of State annual Report on Human Right. Why?
The sub-sections of FAA of 1961 sec 116(d)
(6) the steps the Administrator has taken to alter United States programs under this part in any country because of human rights considerations;
(7) wherever applicable, violations of religious freedom, including particularly severe violations of religious freedom (as defined in section 3 of the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998);
(8) wherever applicable, consolidated information regarding the commission of war crimes, crimes against humanity, and evidence of acts that may constitute genocide (as defined in article 2 of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide and modified by the United States instrument of ratification to that convention and section 2(a) of the Genocide Convention Implementation Act of 1987);
(9) for each country with respect to which the report indicates that extrajudicial killings, torture, or other serious violations of human rights have occurred in the country, the extent to which the United States has taken or will take action to en-courage an end to such practices in the country;

These subsections were not mentioned in the introduction of the Human Right Report on countries but it only mentioned the section why Department of States releasing its Human Right Reports on countries. The Question is ... Why is the US administration a Hypocrite?
The US government has accepted these abuses, and continues to provide military aid to the Meles Regime unconditionally, because Zenawi is protecting U.S. interests in the region.
The US government support for abuses by the Zenawi Regime has not yet received big media attention. The US government doesn’t want to know about the looming fraud in 2005, political assassinations and detentions (eg. Birtukan Midekesa's detention), and intimidation of people who wants to participate in political parties .
The next coming 2010 election itself is being rigged before it is even started, and violence, from the regime side, is being taken as a tool to a new depth or The US government can not inform the Zenawi Regime that Zenawi is already unwilling to conduct free and fair elections. But from the US officials, the only voice that is heard "SILENCE".
The US congress is lobbied to change course from the destructive policy that the US government has been following based on "War on Terrorism" and It remains "Silent" to challenge the dictator's attitude.

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