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No honor comes among thieves

Ethioobserver editorial


Today as Tegaru (people from Tigray region in Ethiopia) we are in the midst of a struggle to deal with the new face of conflict that has emerged as ethnic cleansing. The fear of ethnic violence or genocide in Ethiopia against defenseless Tegaru constitutes a key concern for the responsible international organizations to avoid a future catastrophic horror. What is happening in Ethiopia against Tegaru is a tragedy that can be easily avoided.

The International organizations have not yet expressed against the serious vulnerability of Tegaru. Abiy so far has taken precautions to conceal and mislead the social media, international community and Amnesty International the deadly act of genocide at Mai-Kadra and blame the victim Tegaru for the heinous attacks. Amnesty International was quick to blame the victim of such horror and must retract the statement and contact the survivors and witnesses of the massacre in the Sudan. Its baseless assertion from the friend and so called Ethiopian human right commissioner is totally false as he is part of the campaign and genocide against Tegaru.

Abiy’s defunct regime has not have any responsibility or moral obligation to free Tegaru who are captive in concentration camps throughout Ethiopia and thus we call on the international bodies to exert their pressure. Thus, we can assure all people that no honor comes among thieves and demagogues. The concern whether one looks at the current conflict from a political and military viewpoint, Abiy’s rule has reached the end of its three years stormy short-lived political career. So far over thirty thousand Tegaru has moved to the Sudan and more than twice this figure has been displaced within Tigray. Ethiopian societies have been torn apart and it might take a generation to have a normal coexistence.

If history is a lesson, the choice for peace means dealing with difficult, even dangerous, and cruel leaders. The two state mongers of anti-Tegaru culprits, i.e. Abiy and Isaias have engaged to dismantle and annihilate the people of Tigrai, though this people has paid enormous sacrifices to get rid of the previous dictatorial regime of Mengistu Hailemariam. Great leaders have personal credibility, solidarity with the people they are leading, and an ability to nurture the best in others, that is a leading factor that TPLF has as an asset but Abiy have not or possess.

 TPLF leadership despite their shortcomings, have the ability to work with their people, own intellectual military genius, moral resources, well informed and active combat force, having the upper hand as wise political leaders. We call upon the International community, friends of Tegaru and Tegaru in Diaspora to exposes the barbaric act of Abiy, the dying regime. Our silence produces more evil, while the malicious act of this tragedy is becoming a pleasure for the heartless and chauvinist Ethiopians.

We urged all concerned Tegaru and friends of Tegaru to express their profound call to the Red Cross, Amnesty International and Senators in their respected states and countries. Our people’s live are in jeopardy and we must stop the inhuman tragedy and slaughter of civilian Tegaru.

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