Prime Minister of Ethiopia Demonstrates Fatal,
Degree Disconnect with National Reality, Dismisses Genocide.
main purpose of this response to Ato Demeke Mekonnen’s “The law
enforcement operation in Tigray and the media: Lessons learnt” on the
1/2021 The Ethiopian Herald is to elevate the magnitude of the atrocities
the Ethiopian government committed in collaboration with Isayas Afewerki
of Eritrea, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed of Somalia, Abiy Ahmed Ali of
Ethiopia, funded and armed by UAE.
Deputy Prime Minister focuses on a narrative, I believe propaganda that
had been snatched from his administration. The so-called enforcement
operation he refers to casually was actually declaration
of war and occupation of Tigrai. What primarily led to battle cries
and actual invasion of a region was the acting PM’s preparation for one
demonstrated by frequent visits to Isayas who visited Ethiopia’s
military installations as if he was touring his own country’s security
Demeke who apparently desires to own and muster the social media + does
not realize his own lies and biases. It is expected and I forgive him.
What on the other hand cannot forgive him for is the insensitivity he
shows when dealing with earth shaking atrocities committed by the
‘federal defense troops’, more importantly and shocking the genocide
and ethnic cleansing carried out by the Eritrean soldiers under PM
I write this, people in Tigray region are enjoying the
fruits of peace and tranquility”. What
planet do you believe the deputy PM resides? This is the most insulting
statement in the face of the heinous war crimes carried out: mass murders
of Tegaru, including children, girls as young as 12 raped, factories
systematically destroyed and looted, holy spaces bombed, desecrated and
Ato Demeke chose to argue the case of Mai
Kadra which has pretty much been passed by international journalists who
are waiting for UN to conduct investigations to figure out exactly what
happened in Mai Kadra. The fact that the victims were Tegaru would give me
a pause that this was most likely carried out by Fano
roamed in Tigrai killing and pillaging with impunity.
Ethiopians as insensitive as Ato Demeke
should self-examine and question themselves what nationalism beyond tribal
biases mean to them. If regions because of ethnic differences consider
themselves as enemies to their neighbors, brothers and sisters, what then
mean to those who want to impose supremacy of their tribe over others?
Ato Demeke would have us believe that TPLF
butchered soldiers of the Northern Command. He does not tell you what
actually happened. A special force in two Boeing 737s flew to Mekele under
the pretext that these planes were to deliver new currency to Mekele )(please
review the initial explanation provided by the Federal Defense which made
people ask why at night) –
typical Isayas modes operandi, impulsive shoot first and answer questions
Abiy’s commandos were met by TPLF special
forces at Mekele airport. Abiy’s forces lost. When lunatics assume they
can win by lining up men and women armed with efficient killing weapons.
You could call it whatever you want to, but an objective commentator would
say you brought them to confront each other, they killed each other. Who
was keeping counts? Who knows, but does it matter? There has never been
and will never be justifiable war. War occurs when men and women fail to
exercise their God given reasoning power, which distinguishes them from
Ato Demeke, having dismissed genocide argues
about the positive things of his country and raises the stake higher by
writing shallowly, arrogantly and inadequately about “our country’s
integrity and well-being”. Sir, there is no national integrity when half
of the country celebrates and parties because of the genocide against one
of its regions. If you are a
leader, you are supposed to represent the innocent as well who were
massacred throughout the region.
If there is any doubt in any Ethiopian’s
mind, that the ethnicity of men and women has led the country to a brink,
rest assured that the majority of Tegaru having witnessed the fourth
regional devastation have had enough and want no more. Emye Minilik II
divided the Tigrigna speaking people into two to divide and conquer;
Haileselassie bombed Mekele at the end of the Italian occupation; Mengistu
bombed Hawzein before the end of his reign and now Abiy supported by
Isayas has destroyed Tigrai.
Tegaru will leak and heal their wounds, but
need to shine the limelight on the line drawn with blood that says ‘NEVER
we need to overcome on our own. Thirty years of hatred because we gave
people their identities and the right to self-determination which the
chauvinist supremacists never wanted them to have. Destruction, rape and
genocide because we developed the country to be one of the hottest
investment attractions in Africa.
luck the Demeke’s and hatemongers of Washington DC diaspora. Tegaru have
vowed to liberate Tigrai once again even if it means going back to
warfare. Tegaru will not roll over and suffer the occupation and
apartheid by fanatics who cannot see beyond the tip of their nose.
Glory to those who continue to fight for
freedom of their people and the innocent who were martyred because they
spoke Tigrigna; they will prevail and at the end sing songs of exaltation
to those who bore the day and sacrificed their todays so that their
grandchildren will live free.
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