Saturday, November 28, 2015
I knew it was bad but not that bad.
Among those many millions of refugees fleeing chaos and conflict in Africa the Eritrean. And for good reason.
Military conscription draconian in nature, extreme harshness unremitting.
1. "Eritrea Is The Last Place In The World You Would Want To Serve In The Military"
"The East African nation’s forced service for life and slave-like conditions are a far cry from Western military service"
. . . .
"Conscripts are forced to serve indefinitely for decades. Eritrea’s National Service Proclamation states that mandatory active national service should not last more than 18 months, with exceptions during time of war. In reality, that limit is not adhered to even though Eritrea is at peace."
2. "Miserable and useless"
. . . .
"National service requirements are harsh. Everyone under the age of 50 is enlisted for an indefinite period. Around one in 20 Eritreans currently live in vast barracks in the desert. They work on reconstruction projects, such as road building, and earn no more than $30 a month."
AN EIGHTEEN YEAR OLD ERITREAN [SOMETIMES YOUNGER?] SUBJECT TO MILITARY CONSCRIPTION THAT TERM OF SERVICE NEVER ENDING! YOU MIGHT BE DRAFTED AND BE FORCED TO SERVE FOR DECADES, BEING PAID ABOUT TEN EURO [$10.60 USD] PER MONTH!!
NO WONDER THE ERITREAN YOUNG MAN FLEES HIS HOMELAND IN SUCH NUMBERS!