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How to Control a Nation

Posted by addisethiopia on November 6, 2010

 

The famine in 1985 in Ethiopia was the consequence of calculated and well-planned policy decisions on the part of the West as well as the corrupt regime of Ethiopia to destabilize the country.

In the 1970s, the US refused to sell weapons to the Ethiopians government, so, Ethiopia turned to the USSR, ending its long-standing alliance with the West. Since that time US officials have sought to reestablish this important alliance. It was speculated, that, the 1984 famine would enable the West, and particularly the US, to win Ethiopia back; humanitarian assistance, they suggested, might succeed where diplomacy had failed. This was not to be. Instead, Ethiopia accepted food from the West and weapons from the USSR and its allies.

Unbeknownst to many Western observers, the US National Security Council (NSC) had known of the impending famine since the early 1980s. At a 1982 meeting on the famine, in fact, the NSC reportedly decided to withhold food from Ethiopia even though it was well known that the country was already suffering serious food shortages. According to one council member who attended the meeting, the consensus of those present was to let the famine occur in the hopes of either destabilizing the Mengistu regime or, at the very least, forcing it to make economic reforms more amenable to the US government. Regardless of one’s views on the US government’s decision to ignore the gravity of food shortages in Ethiopia, the US did not create the food shortages. However, it is precisely this question – What caused the shortages? As the famine persisted, Ethiopian officials were either embarrassed or unconcerned by it. They certainly were not prepared to make policy changes that would alleviate it. Their priorities lay elsewhere. Famine provided the opportunity – a smokescreen of chaos – to intensify resettlement and villagization, programs intended eventually to relocate most farmers in Ethiopia so that the government could control better the movements and production of the country’s food producers. Mengistu, for example, did not visit relief camps in Wollo or Tigray, the areas hardest hit by famine, until December 1984.

After it became apparent that food would not realign the Ethiopian regime, the US looked for alternative groups that, through humanitarian assistance, could be supported in their struggle against the government. Although the Ethiopian People’s Democratic Alliance (EPDA) had received $500,000 worth of “general” assistance per year from the US Central Intelligence Agency since 1981, it was not seen as terribly effective. The Reagan Administration then looked to the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) as a more acceptable alternative.

Less well known or perhaps even understood by the agencies, but equally as important, is the fact that the Ethiopian government has used humanitarian assistance to reinforce the conditions that led to the famine. The government even used the assistance to extend the famine into formerly self-sufficient regions. Conservative calculations indicate that Western assistance contributed directly to conditions that led to the deaths of 250,000 to 300,000 people between 1984 and 1987.

During the Ethiopian famine of 1984-1986, Western “humanitarian” agencies collaborated with the government, both actively and passively, in programs that both intensified the famine where it existed and extended it to new areas. Many Western relief and assistance agencies are setting themselves up for a fall. This fact, in and of itself, should not be our concern. However, it is inevitable that not only will famine continue in Ethiopia but hat similar emergencies will develop elsewhere.

The following amazing short video illustrates in the best possible way how all of these came to bear. The video-interview was done back in 1985 with a former KGB agent who was trained in subversion techniques. He explains the 4 basic steps to socially engineering entire generations into thinking and behaving the way those in power want them to.

  • Demoralization

  • Destabilization

  • Crisis

  • Normalization

It’s indeed shocking, shocking because our beloved Ethiopia has been transformed in the exact same way, and followed the exact same steps. Famine, Marxist ideology, Liberation fronts, Ethnic federalism have all been the tools used by our enemies to destroy the 5000- year-old Ethiopian nation once and for all. We were kept in ignorance and indifference not to know who we exactly are. And, of course, our enemies have been unidentifiable to us, for a very long time.

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