I am very honoured to request your intervention in order to find a solution to the tragedy being experienced by my country, Mauritania.
For over thirty years my country has been trampled by military juntas that succeeded without sharing power. They debased and impoverished the country.
Today, faced with this situation we call upon your support to find a solution before that country, already on the verge of bankruptcy, remains subject to the dictatorship.
Dear Mr President,
Earlier, the United States have condemned the coup and, like the international financial institutions, froze aid to Mauritania. However, dictatorships are still supported by other dictatorships from which they are helped. This is what happens now. The junta faced with condemnation of the rest of the world is supported by those who have made democracy and freedom their enemies.
You made an oath to defend the freedom and security of the United States of America, we are honoured to invite you to consider ours. Considering that world peace is the sum of peace in each country, your help will be more effective for peace in the world.
I Couldn’t end this letter without reminding you this statement of the US Independency Declaration: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”
Dear Mr president,
Even if these statements were a part of the US Independency Declaration, the liberty and freedom of the United States, you have sworn to protect, are, as you know, universal and have to be enforced through the liberty and freedom of the rest of the world. And “Yes, we can”, with your support.
While congratulating you on your historic election, like the world, and in hope that you will agree to deal with my request, I wish to pay you my profoundest respect.
Pr ELY Mustapha
This letter was emailed to the White House and sent to the Presidential Address which is the following:
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
And I invite all Mauritanian citizens all over the world to do the same.