Wednesday, April 25, 2007

ONLF kill 74 Ethiopians and Chinese

It's official, Islamic militant style massacre has arrived on Ethiopian soil, and it has arrived big, a downright bloodbath. And no, the perpetrators of this brutal crime are not Islamists from Mogadishu who at least have courage to engage Ethiopian military head on, but rather homegrown ONLF (Ogaden National Liberation Front) cowards who gun downed and kidnapped civilian oil workers trying to bring economic growth to a desolate and impoverished region. This is the same group with who Kinijit "North America" chose to form a controversial alliance (Alliance for Freedom and Democracy), and it remains to be seen if this union will be severed for the sake of avoiding more charges being levied on the real Kinijit leaders languishing in Ethiopia's prisons.

...Gunmen killed 65 Ethiopians and nine Chinese on Tuesday in a pre-dawn raid that Ethiopia blamed on rebels backed by regional foe Eritrea. A separatist guerrilla group, the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF), said it carried out the attack on the oilfield staffed by the Chinese workers.

China condemns Ethiopia attack amid oil security fears (Reuters) April 25, 2007
ONLF statement on killings
Audio: BBC Focus On Africa