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Tigray, Ethiopia Two Years On: An Anniversary of Medieval-like Siege, Massacres & Famine

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on November 22, 2022

💭 በዛሬው ሕልሜ አረመኔዎቹን ግራኝ አብዮት አህመድን + ኢሳያስ አፈወርቂን እንዲሁም ጭፍሮቻቸውን አሳድዶ ሊደፋቸው የተዘጋጀ የማይቻል ኃይል እየመጣ መሆኑ ታይቶኛል። አቤት እነዚህ እርኩሶች የሚጠብቃቸው እሳት!

💭 My Note:

  • 28th of November 2020: Axum Massacre
  • 28th of November 2022: UN Internet Forum, Addis Ababa

😈A Horribly Grotesque Mockery – a Force of Pure Evil!

❖❖❖ [1 John 5:19] ❖❖❖

We know that we are children of God, and that the whole world is under the control of the evil one.”

Exactly a week from today, on the 28th of November Christians of Tigray, Ethiopia will commemorate the 2nd anniversary of the gruesome Axum Massacre.

On this very day, the genocidal fascist Oromo regime of Ethiopia is REWARDED, by the genocide-enabler United Nation Organization, with hosting the ‘UN Internet Forum’ amid the government-imposed blackout in the Tigray region that has left six million people without phone or internet access for nearly two years.

The November 28 forum is expected to draw over 2,500 delegates to Addis Ababa, one of the largest international gathering in Ethiopia’s capital in years. With this gathering the UN intends to show a profound disrespect to the memories of the Axum massacre victims, a horribly grotesque mockery.

👉 It’s more or less like awarding the hosting rights of the FIFA World Cup 2022 to gross human-rights violator Qatar.

💭 Ex-Fifa-Boss Blatter: Qatar World Cup ‘Is a Mistake,’ | Qatar World Cup of Shame, Slavery & Genocide

I won’t be surprised if the Biden administration invites monster-genocider Abiy Ahmed Ali to The U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington D.C next month.

Monster genocider Abiy Ahmed Ali – imitating his Turkish dictator-mentor Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (($615m presidential palace) — plans to spend 50 billion Ethiopian Birr ($1 billion) to build his new official residence. While the fascist Oromo regime has decided to spend a much lesser amount, 20 billion birr, ($38o million) for “war rehabilitation” which does not include Tigray based upon a $300 million grant from the World Bank.

Millions in Tigray are on the brink of famine, in the rest of Ethiopia the cost of food, fuel, medicines, clothing, and other consumer goods has gone up 50% the past year while the birr has is now at an all time low 0.019 to the dollar. The wisdom of undertaking the building of such a monstrosity of a palace for the Prime Minister is hard to justify.

💭 Six million People Silenced: A Two-Year Internet and Phone Outage in Ethiopia by the war-criminal groups of TPLF + ELF + PP . The total media blackout, medieval-like siege and humanitarian blockade aims to buy enough time to hide their genocidal acts, and other egregious crimes they all have committed on the people of Tigray.

I’ve got a feeling that those traitor communists (TPLF + ELF + OLF/ PP = CIA agents) are waging a genocidal Anti-Christian Jihad like the famous Chinese Cultural Revolution (1966-1976) which was a historical tragedy launched by Mao Zedong and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

We notice similar phenomenon in Tigray as in the case of China.

It is estimated that Mao Zedong massacred “at least 3 million people ‘unwanted’ Chinese people. Post-Mao leaders acknowledged that 100 million people, one-ninth of the entire population, suffered in one way or another”

The widespread phenomenon of mass killings in the Cultural Revolution consisted of five types:

☆ 1) mass terror or mass dictatorship encouraged by the government – victims were humiliated and then killed by mobs or forced to commit suicide on streets or other public places;

☆ 2) direct killing of unarmed civilians by armed forces;

☆ 3) pogroms against traditional “class enemies” by government-led perpetrators such as local security officers, militias and mass;

☆ 4) killings as part of political witch-hunts (a huge number of suspects of alleged conspiratorial groups were tortured to death during investigations); and

☆ 5) summary execution of captives, that is, disarmed prisoners from factional armed conflicts. The most frequent forms of massacres were the first four types, which were all state-sponsored killings. The degree of brutality in the mass killings of the Cultural Revolution was very high. Usually, the victims perished only after first being humiliated, struggled and then imprisoned for a long period of time.

💭 The entire turbulent decade during which the waves of mass killings occurred is divided into four time periods:

I. “The Red Terror” (August — December 1966)

II. “All-round Civil War” in China (January – December 1967)

III. Killing for and by the New Organs of Power (1968-1971)

IV. Endless Killing (1972-1977)

Continue reading…

Christians Cannot Watch Indifferently and Allow Evil to Abuse Good and Destroy Innocence

by Archbishop Averky (Taushev) –

When a gentle word of persuasion has no effect, when people are so steeped in evil that they do not yield to any admonishment and continue doing evil, a Christian cannot and should not take refuge in this teaching of the forgiveness of all, sit indifferently with his arms crossed, and apathetically watch as evil abuses good, as it increases and destroys people, his close ones.

To indifferently watch the ruin of a close one by one who has lost his senses and become a bearer of evil is nothing other than the breaking of the commandment of love for one’s neighbor. Every type of evil should be immediately thwarted with the most decisive measures, even including the sacrifice of oneself in an unequal struggle.

The following words express particularly this idea: Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. These are words which our Church has long applies to those Christ-loving soldiers who heroically died for the salvation of their neighbors.

👉 Excerpts from: The Struggle for Virtue: Asceticism in a Modern Secular Society.

💭 A N.H. Activist is Speaking Out About The War in Tigray, Ethiopia: ‘This is Your Responsibility, Too’

This month marks two years since the civil war broke out in Ethiopia, with troops from the Ethiopian government and surrounding countries deployed to attack the northern Tigray region. Since then, a UN led investigation has found evidence of ethnic cleansing, massacres and sexual violence. Famine-like conditions are widespread.

All Things Considered host Julia Furukawa spoke with Samrawit Silva, an activist who was born in Tigray and lives in Concord, who has been speaking out about the conditions in her home country. Below is a transcript of their conversation.

Julia Furukawa: Samrawit, you’re from Tigray and you still have family there. Can you give us an idea of what the conditions are in the region right now?

Samrawit Silva: I can try. Obviously, or for those who don’t know, Tigray has been in a complete blackout, so there’s a lot of unknowns, but things that are for certain: I have my mother, I have my siblings there that I’m not able to talk to. So, Tigray is currently facing one of the world’s longest Internet shutdown. Hunger is being used as a weapon of war. Sexual violence has been used as a weapon of war. Medicine is not able to get to the people and so already there’s 600,000 Tigrayan civilians that have been killed, including my family members. It’s been called the world’s deadliest war, basically “Hell on Earth,” as the director of the [World Health Organization] called it.

Julia Furukawa: As someone who exists – and I’m talking about myself right now – in a world [where] news is constantly evolving and it’s constantly a part of my life, I feel like I hear stories every day about the war in Ukraine. I feel like I have not heard the same level of coverage of the war in Tigray. Do you think that this blackout, this Internet shutdown, where people are not able to communicate with the outside world, has something to do with it? Are there other factors?

Samrawit Silva: That definitely has a huge role to play because the Ethiopian government knows that if [Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed] can keep Tigray in the dark, then all the horrific things that are happening, if it were to come out, I think the world would be like, they would have nightmares to come. And so that’s a part of it, is the fact that independent journalists are not allowed in. But also there’s that factor that the people that it’s happening to are Black. And just to be very blunt about it, that plays a really huge role. And I know people can say maybe it’s proximity, it’s because it’s happening in Africa, but there are people that live far away from Ukraine that still know about it, that still care about it, that have compassion for people that look like them. And we have heard reporters using very problematic words, but being honest and saying, these are blue-eyed, blonde-haired children. These are people that you could imagine living next to. These are civilized people. So everything that’s happening in Tigray, if it was happening in a European country and it was happening to white people, I wholeheartedly believe that the world would have a stronger reaction. And we’ve seen this because what’s happening in Ukraine, it’s so devastating. I speak out about it. I stand with the people. But what’s happening in Tigray, 600,000 people, civilians killed, and the majority of the world either doesn’t know it or they don’t care or they don’t feel like it’s their responsibility. And it comes down to the skin color. For me and for many others, we feel like the world is continuously showing us Black lives don’t matter.

Julia Furukawa: You have helped organize some demonstrations to raise awareness about what’s been going on in Tigray. Can you tell me about those?

Samrawit Silva: Like throughout all of the U.S., [members of the] Tigrayan diaspora have been getting together and putting together demonstrations for two years straight. In New Hampshire we had one…Boston, Vermont, California. Every single state in the U.S. has had demonstrations, multiple demonstrations, and they look different. In the beginning, we were doing a lot of marching and that was starting to spread awareness. But we needed more people that maybe might not be on the streets to hear us. So people would do interviews, either within U.S. media outlets or outside of the U.S. media outlets as well. More recently, we’ve upped our demonstrations because we peacefully marched on the streets for two years, and people still are not hearing us, they’re not feeling us. And so we really are trying to do more civil disobedience. So we’ve shut down multiple highways throughout the U.S. now, and that’s gotten a lot more coverage. And obviously it’s not convenient for people, but like we say, traffic can wait, Tigray can’t wait. People are being starved to death. They’re dying from lack of medicine. And we want to tell people, hey, this is your responsibility, too. This genocide that’s happening, you should care.

Julia Furukawa: You mentioned that you’ve organized some demonstrations in New Hampshire. What can we do?

Samrawit Silva: At this very moment, it’s still raising awareness. But more than that, once you are spreading that there’s a genocide happening, we need to reach our local officials. So we have two Ethiopia peace bills that are in Congress that we need everyday citizens to care, to push these politicians to take action so that we’ll get unfettered humanitarian access as well as there are opportunities to donate. So there are organizations that are working on getting medical and humanitarian aid to the people. Also, seeing what your skills are. If you are a school teacher, you could be advocating for the schools that were bombed, just relating it to yourself and really using everything in you to try and help the people. If you’re a therapist, you know, there’s a lot of mental health within the diaspora, within your own community. Like me, myself, I’ve struggled with depression, not being able to talk to my mother or my losing family members left and right. And it’s not just me. There’s so many, even just in the diaspora that are dealing with that. And then on top of that, once Tigray is opened, being able to offer your services to the people. I just want to remind people that these are not just numbers. Like we say, over half a million Tigrayans have been killed, but that’s our family members. And so I just want people to be able to attach the numbers that they’re reading with the faces and the stories and the heartbreaks that come with all of these people that are being killed for absolutely no reason other than their ethnicity.

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