Kitfo is a specialty dish in Ethiopian cuisine. It is made from the leanest meat, hand minced in qorerima (cardamom), miTmiTa (powdered chili peppers) and a soupcon of salt. It is traditionally served rare, warmed only by melted Ethiopian clarified spiced butter.
Work’s been killing me softly. Will be back soon. In the meantime:
Didja see ethiopundit’s supreme punditrocracy “Washington's Lethal Delusions of Stability”? Didja? Awww. Grab your mittens, boys and girls.
His Punditricity basically transformed himself into an ET-Edward Scissorhands and clawed, sniped, sliced, chopped, hacked, poked, stabbed and excised all theories that have thus far excused Washington’s and donor nations’ lethargy in ixnaying Ato Meles’ government.
It is political kitfo at its best:
There’s the slicing of the meat:
The War on Terror must be fought with vigor and determination but
There’s the hacking off of the bone:
In the interests of illusory stability
There’s the trimming of the lifaCH:
The former American Ambassador to
There’s the slicing:
Statements like the Ambassador's and those of recent US / EU statements that include any element of calls for all parties to be peaceful and obey the constitution are absurd and contemptuous. The ruling party has always had an absolute monopoly on violence, just like it does in the business world, and it is offensive to ask Ethiopians to obey the laws and a constitutions that they did not consent to be ruled by and whose purpose is the eternal rule of their oppressors.
There’s the dicing:
Ethiopians are not asking for the
There’s the mincing:
One must wonder how many Americans, Democratic or Republican or Independent know that billions of their tax dollars and their country's good name is spent on behalf of a government:
--that is a brutal, vengeful and highly disciplined Marxist-Lenininst-Maoist party masquerading all at once as a liberal democratic parliament, election board, supreme court and assorted tribal 'federal' divide and rule Bantustans
There’s the adding of the miTmiTa:
The kind of calculation that Washington has accepted in deaing with Ethiopia stems from the time Clinton crowned Meles a part of an 'African Renaissance' and then shut up quickly when Meles warned him "don't tell me how to govern my country" while swallowing billions in US aid.
(That’s also the Lewinskying.)
There’s the powdering of qorerima:
Then Ethiopians will have a better chance of fulfilling their potential that the blood, sweat and tears of the past bloody century has earned them. Surely Americans can not find an easy alliance with a despot whose main source of power and foreign exchange is the display of his own people suffering.
There’s the dash of salt:
The American people simply do not know what is being done by the Marxist-Leninist dictatorship that their foreign policy has embraced in their good name over two administrations
There’s the generous dousing of lega qibE (spiced butter):
This issue has nothing to do with Liberal or Conservative, Democrat or Republican. This alliance is harming the interests of the
There’s the qarya (chili pepper) garnish:
Ethiopians only ask that the
There’s the dollop of aiyb (homemade cottage cheese):
While it is clear that nations like the
Cover with injera:
There is no reason for the
Next stop: Tony Blair! (Anyone in
Say g’night, Gracie.
(Here’s a list of Ethiopian restaurants worldwide, lest your appetite has whetted.)