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Smyrna Catastrophe: Genocide of Greeks in Antichrist Turkey/ Asia Minor

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on December 20, 2021

💭 The Destruction of Smyrna: How The Turks Ended The Greek Presence in Their Territory by Burning a City

💭 ቱርኮች የግሪኮች ከተማ የነበረችውን ስሚርኔስ/ኢዝሚርን በእሳት አቃጠሏት፤ ከዚያ ግሪኮች ቱርክን ለቅቀው ወደ ግሪክ ተሰደዱ

ኦሮሞዎችም በሻሸመኔ፣ አጣዬ፣ ትግራይ ወዘተ ተመሳሳይ ወንጀል በመፈጸምና ክርስቲያኖችን በማፈናቀል ላይ ናቸው !

This year marks 99 years since the Catastrophe of Smyrna, the modern-day city of Izmir on the Turkish coast of the Aegean Sea, when Greeks were forced to flee the city due to a fire set by Turkish forces.

It was a cataclysmic event of such enormous importance for modern Greek history that it shaped generation upon generation after 1922, adding yet another unforgettable —and unutterably tragic — milestone to Greece’s long history.

Great Fire cause the Catastrophe of Smyrna

A terrifying blaze, called the Great Fire, destroyed much of the city, causing the majority of Greeks in Asia Minor to flee their homes and seek shelter primarily in Greece, but also in other countries.

Historians of the time period, taking countless eye witness and written accounts of the event, have agreed that Turkish mobs set the Greek section of the city on fire.

Turkey continues to deny this, claiming that it was Armenians, or even Greeks themselves, who set the city ablaze.

Smyrna was undoubtedly one of the wealthiest cities, not only in the Ottoman Empire, but anywhere Europe.

It was home to one of the largest populations of Greeks and Armenians in the Empire.

Together, they constituted the Christian community of the city, which lived peacefully side by side with the Muslim and the Jewish communities for centuries.

However, politics, and the competing interests of the main global powers, alongside the rising tide of nationalism and the outbreak of the First World War, were the factors that determined the fate of Smyrna and its citizens for the rest of the twentieth century and beyond.

As part of the Greco-Turkish War, which raged from 1919 to 1922, Greece’s armed forces went to Smyrna on May 15, 1919.

After major military and political errors made by the Greek government, the Turkish army regained control of the city on September 9, 1922.

Christian populations in Asia Minor in dangerous position

The future for the Christian population of Greeks and Armenians was perilous.

After a series of catastrophic events, the majority of them would end up dead as part of the Greek Genocide, which actually began with a series of confrontations in 1914 and would last until 1923.

Eyewitness reports state that the great fire of Smyrna began on September 13, 1922, and lasted for approximately nine full days, until September 22.

The fire’s results were catastrophic — the entire Greek and Armenian quarters of the city were completely wiped off the map.

Churches, ornate villas, and mansions of great architectural importance, as well as schools and entire market areas, were gone forever, without a trace.

Catastrophe of Smyrna has lasting impact

Official data about the number of the victims of the Smyrna Catastrophe and Greek genocide does not exist.

Experts believe that the number of victims lands somewhere between 10,000 and 100,000, while the number of refugees who were forced to leave Asia Minor numbered in the millions.

The city suffered such enormous damage to its infrastructure that much of it literally had to be rebuilt from the ashes.

But the Greek neighborhoods, which had the most beautiful homes, churches and other buildings — the entire 40 hectares of what was once the most elegant part of the city, and then became a hellish inferno — has no buildings whatsoever on it.

Today the area is an enormous park, known as Kültürpark in Turkish, which serves as Turkey’s largest open-air exhibition center.

There are no reminders there of the glory which once was Smyrna.

14 መስከረም፤ በቱርክ ግዛት በአናሳዋ እስያ የግሪኮች የዘር ማጥፋት ወንጀል የመታሰቢያ ቀን

የግሪክ ጭፍጨፋ1922. ታላቁ የሰምርኔስ እሳት በመስመር 1922 አብዛኛው የሰምርኔስ ከተማ (ዘመናዊው İzmir) የወደብ ከተማን ያጠፋ እሳት ነበር።

የዘመኑ የግሪክ ታሪክ ከሚያሳዝኑ በዓላት አንዱ በወታደራዊ ሽንፈት እና በመቶ ሺዎች የሚቆጠሩ ግሪኮችን ከትንሽ እስያ መነቃቃቱ ምክንያት የሆነው ትንሹ እስያ ግንባር መውደቁ ነው።

የነሐሴመስከረም 1922 ታሪካዊ ክስተቶች “ትንሹ እስያ አደጋ” በሚል ርዕስ ሙሉ በሙሉ ተመዝግበዋል።

1922 ሽንፈት ከ 1453 ጋር ሊወዳደር ይችላል እና በአይዮኒክ ምድር ውስጥ ለረጅም ጊዜ የቆየውን የግሪክ ማህበረሰብን ከሥሩ ነቅሎ ስለሄደ እንደ ትልቅ ሊቆጠር ይችላል።

በቱርክ ግዛት በአናሳዋ እስያ ግሪኮች የዘር ማጥፋት ወንጀል ብሔራዊ የመታሰቢያ ቀን መስከረም 24 ቀን 1998 በግሪክ ፓርላማ በአንድ ድምፅ ውሳኔ የተቋቋመ ሲሆን በየዓመቱ መስከረም 14 ቀን ይከበራል።

የአናሳዋ እስያ ድብቅ ውበት ወደ እናት ሀገር ግሪክ ለማዛወር የቻሉት አንድ ሚሊዮን ፣ 1.5 ሚሊዮን ስደተኞች!

እውነታዎች

እሳቱ በተነሳበት ቀን አመሻሹ ላይ ፣ ከሃቲስታሞው ጎዳና ጎን ለጎን ከሚገኘው ቤቴ ወጥቼ ፣ ምን እየሆነ እንዳለ ለማወቅ ወደዚህ ጎዳና ሄድኩ።

እሳቱ ወደዚህ ወረዳ ገና እንዳልተስፋፋ ልብ ሊባል ይገባል። እዚያ ከሁለት መቶ እስከ ሦስት መቶ የታጠቁ ቱርኮች ቡድን አገኘሁ። ፈረንሳዊ መሆኔን ከነገርኳቸው በኋላ ምን እንደሚፈልጉ ጠየኳቸው።

በሰፈሩ ውስጥ ያሉትን ቤቶች ለማፈንዳት እና ለማቃጠል መመሪያ እንዳላቸው መለሱልኝ። ከዚያ እነሱን ለማሳመን ሞከርኩ ፣ እነሱ ግን ‘ፋይዳ የለውም ፣ ሂድ!’ ብለው መለሱልኝ። እና በእርግጥ ከቤቴ እንደወጣሁ ብዙም ሳይቆይ ተቀጣጣይ ቦምቦች መውደቅ ጀመሩ። ጁበርት ፣ የዓይን ምስክር ፣ የፈረንሣይ ባንክ ጸሐፊ።

ይህ ጥፋት የተጀመረው የመጨረሻው የግሪክ ወታደራዊ ክፍል ከትንሽ እስያ ከተነሳ እና የቱርክ ጦር ከገባ በኋላ ሙስጠፋ ከማል እራሱ እና በከተማው ውስጥ የማይለወጡ ናቸው።

በቱርኮች ከተከበቡ በኋላ ሴቶቹ እና ሕፃናት መጠጊያ የወሰዱበትን የቅዱስ ኒኮላስ የአርመን ቤተ ክርስቲያን ፍንዳታ ተከትሎ እሳቱ መጀመሪያ በአርሜኒያ ሰፈር ውስጥ ተቀሰቀሰ።

ግሪኮች ወደ ቤተክርስቲያኑ ገብተው ለተከበቡት ውሃ እና ምግብ ሰጡ ፣ ነገር ግን በጣም ብዙ ቱርኮች በፍጥነት ተሰብስበው እንደገና ቤተክርስቲያኑን ከበቡ እና አፈነዱት።

ለቱርኮች (በቱርክ ሰፈር በማፈንዳት) እና ቱርኮች ቤቶችን በመርጨት ቤንዚን በሚመች ነፋስ እርዳታ እሳቱ ከሙስሊም እና ከአይሁድ ሰፈር በስተቀር ከተማውን በሙሉ አቃጠለ እና ከ 13 እስከ መስከረም 17 ቀን 1922 ድረስ ይቆያል። (በጁሊያን የቀን አቆጣጠር መሠረት ከነሐሴ 31 እስከ መስከረም 4)

ምን ሆነ

የወቅቱ የአንደኛው ጦር አዛዥ አዛዥ ፣ ሌተና ጄኔራል ኒኮላዎስ ትሪኮፒስ ፣ እና የግሪክ የጉዞ ኃይል ከአፍዮንካራሳይሳር (በነሐሴ ወር 1922 አጋማሽ) ኃላፊነት የነበረው ግንባሩ ከወደቀ በኋላ እ... አብዛኛው የክርስትያን ሕዝብ (ግሪኮች እና አርሜኒያውያን) ወደ ትንሹ እስያ የባህር ዳርቻ በመነሳት ፣ ይህም በኢኩሜናዊ ፓትርያርክ ግምቶች መሠረት 250,000 ደርሷል።

እንዲሁም በሰምርኔስ ውስጥ በተለያዩ የአርሜኒያ ማህበረሰብ ተቋማት እና ቤቶች ውስጥ የተሰበሰቡ 15,000 አርመናውያን መጠለያ አግኝተዋል።

ሆኖም ወታደራዊ ቅሪቶችን እና ስደተኞችን (በቀን 30,000 ይገመታል) ወደ ሰምርኔስ ተሸክመው ባቡሮች ያለማቋረጥ መምጣታቸው ፣ እንዲሁም ስለ ግንባሩ አጠቃላይ ውድቀት ጠንካራ ወሬዎች የግሪክን ህዝብ ጥንካሬ እና ስጋት ጨምረዋል ፣ የግሪክ አስተዳደር ለ መነሳት ከእንግዲህ ስለ ቀጣዩ ልማት ትንሽ ጥርጣሬዎችን አይተውም።

የግሪኩ ከፍተኛ ኮሚሽነር አሪስቲድስ ስቴርጊዲስ ለቀድሞው የሌስቮስ ጠቅላይ ግዛት እና ለቺዮስ ጆርጅ ፓፓንድሬው ገዥ የሰጠው ምላሽ ፣ ሁለተኛው ስለ ግጭቱ ሕዝብ ወዲያውኑ እንዲያሳውቅ ሲመክረው።

አሪቲስስ ስቴሪያዲስ ለፓፓንድሮው “ወደ አቴም ከሄዱ ሁሉንም ነገር ስለሚገለብጡ ለማረድ እዚህ ቢቆዩ ይሻላቸዋል” ብለዋል።

የመጨረሻው የግሪክ ወታደራዊ ክፍል ነሐሴ 24/መስከረም 6 ሄደ። በሚቀጥለው ቀን ፣ በሰሚርና ታዋቂ የውሃ ዳርቻ “ኩዋይ” የተሰበሰቡ በሺዎች የሚቆጠሩ የግሪክ እና የአርሜኒያ ስደተኞች የግሪክ መርከቦች ወደ ጎረቤት የግሪክ ደሴቶች እንዲጓዙ በከንቱ ጠበቁ።

ሆኖም የአሜሪካው ቆንስል ገ / ሆርቶን ጠንካራ ጣልቃ ገብነት ከተከተለ በኋላ ሁለት የአሜሪካ አጥፊዎች ስደተኞችን እንዲያገለግሉ ተልከዋል። በማግሥቱ ነሐሴ 26/መስከረም 8 (1922) የስምርኔስ የግሪክ ባለሥልጣናት ሄዱ። እስካሁን ድረስ የስምርኔስ ከፍተኛ ኮሚሽነር አርስቲደስ ስቴርጊዲስ ለቆስጠንጢኖስ የእንግሊዝ የጦር መርከብ ተሳፈረ።

ለስምርኔስ ከተማ ቆጠራ ተጀመረ

ረቡዕ መስከረም 13 የህዝብ ብዛት ወደ 700,000 አድጓል። የቱርክ ወታደሮች መጀመሪያ በአርሜኒያ ሰፈር ውስጥ እሳትን አቃጠሉ ፣ እስከ እኩለ ቀን ድረስ በእሳት ነደደ። በእራሳቸው ወታደሮች ጥበቃ አውሮፓውያን እና አሜሪካውያን ዜጎቻቸውን ከስሜርና አስወጡ።

ሲጨልም እሳቱ በስደተኞች ተሞልቶ ወደ ባህር ዳር ተሰራጨ። እኩለ ሌሊት የእንግሊዝ አድሚራል ብሮክ የሕይወት ጀልባዎች እንዲላኩ አዘዘ እና በሌሊት በባህር ዳርቻው ውስጥ ያሉት ሁሉም የጦር መርከቦች በ 20,000 ሰዎች ተሞልተዋል።

ሐሙስ ፣ መስከረም 14 ፣ ግማሽ ሚሊዮን ሰዎች አሁንም በውሃ ዳርቻ ላይ ነበሩ።

እሳቱ የተረፈውን አቃጠለ እና ከማል ከኦክቶበር 1 በኋላ የቀሩት ወደ ማዕከላዊ አናቶሊያ እንዲባረሩ ትእዛዝ ሰጠ።

ቅዳሜ ፣ መስከረም 16 እና እሑድ ፣ መስከረም 17 ፣ በሺዎች የሚቆጠሩ ግሪኮች እና አርመኖች በግዴታ ዕድሜ ውስጥ ገብተዋል።

እሁድ ፣ መስከረም 24 ፣ አዛ ጄኒንዝስ ከግሪክ መርከቦች ጋር ሰፊ የመልቀቂያ ሥራውን ጀመረች።

መስከረም 30 ቀን ቅዳሜ ከ 50 ሺህ ያላነሱ ስደተኞች የቀሩ ሲሆን የስምንት ቀናት ማራዘሚያ ሲኖራቸው ሁሉም ጥለው ወጥተዋል።

💭 “የመሬት መንቀጥቀጡ በዮሐንስ ራዕይ ላይ በተጠቀሱት ሰባቱ የእስያ አብያተ ክርስቲያናት | ድንቅ ነው!“

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Is The International Community Failing Ethiopia?

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on December 18, 2021

💭 UN approves independent investigation into suspected war crimes in Tigray conflict.

Ethiopia’s Nobel Peace Prize-winning Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed promised the conflict in Tigray would be resolved quickly.

However, 13 months later, the fighting has intensified amid multiple reports of torture, rape and other atrocities taking place in Tigray.

The conflict has created one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises.

The UN’s Human Rights Council has voted to set up an independent investigation into war crimes.

Ethiopia’s government says it will not cooperate with investigators and has accused the council of being used as “an instrument of political pressure”.

Why are international efforts to stop the war failing?

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Influential Ethiopian Social Media Accounts Stoke Violence Along Ethnic Lines

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on December 18, 2021

Proliferation of hate speech on social media has the capacity to cause real-world harm amidst an increasingly violent civil war.

Disclaimer: this article contains examples of hate speech.

In response to a recent proliferation of hate speech on social media platforms, Twitter announced on November 5, 2021 that it had disabled its trends list for Ethiopia to “reduce the risks of coordination that could incite violence or cause harm.” Facebook, meanwhile, published an update of its security protocols for protecting people in-country and curbing the spread of hate speech on November 9. This came in the wake of Facebook removing a post by Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed for violating the platform’s policies against inciting violence. The post called on citizens to take up arms and “organise and march through [any] legal manner with every weapon and power… to prevent, reverse and bury the terrorist TPLF.”

According to Facebook’s current policies regarding violence and incitement, the platform removes content containing language that “incites or facilitates serious violence.” Additionally, users are not permitted to post “threats that could lead to death (and other forms of high-severity violence) targeting people or places.” This includes “aspirational or conditional statements to commit high-severity violence.”

Despite these policies, Facebook has received repeated criticism for failing to take down violent posts in local Ethiopian languages, including Tigrinya and Amharic, as noted in Washington Post coverage of internal Facebook documents leaked by whistleblower Frances Haugen. Information from the leaked document suggested that Facebook teams had flagged a network of accounts promoting disinformation about the conflict and inciting people to take up arms. The network was linked with the Amhara militia Fano group, which has been accused of human rights abuses during the current conflict.

Facebook ultimately de-platformed Fano-linked assets in early December for violating its Violent Non-State Actor (VNSA) policy. According to a spokesperson for Meta, Facebook’s parent company:

The designation of any organization as a VNSA will result in a removal of content that supports or represents the organization or its members as well as the removal of their presence from our family of apps. Under this policy, praise for the group will be allowed except for content that praises violence, which will be considered violating.

Meanwhile, on December 14, the Oversight Board ruled on a post that was automatically flagged by Facebook’s Amharic language systems. The post, which made unverified claims that the TPLF and Tigrayan citizens committed atrocities in an Amhara village, was restored despite being labeled as hate speech by two of the company’s Amharic-language content moderators. The Board ruled that Facebook should remove the post again, saying “rumors alleging that an ethnic group is complicit in mass atrocities, as found in this post, are dangerous and significantly increase the risk of imminent violence.” According to the ruling, the user who created the post did not “even provide circumstantial evidence to support his allegations.”

This is not the first time Facebook in particular has come under fire for allowing hate speech to fester; in 2020, a dedicated disinformation campaign was used to vilify prominent Ethiopian musician Hachalu Hundessa, who was later assassinated. Following his death, rampant hate speech and incitement to violence sparked mobs that led to hundreds of deaths. Since then, Facebook has released community standards guidelines in both Oromo and Amharic.

The DFRLab identified 27 examples of possible hate speech and incitement to violence and shared them with Facebook. After an internal assessment, Facebook removed 15 of them for violating policies on inciting violence. According to a statement released to the DFRLab by Meta:

A number of the posts that were flagged by DFRLab and included as examples in the article had already been actioned, and removed by Meta over the last few months. We have taken additional steps and will continue to leverage our proactive tools to find any duplicates of violating content which we will remove. Of the separate 27 pieces of content shared by DFRLab and reviewed by Meta, 15 were actioned and deleted for Violence & Incitement violations. The remaining 12 were found to be non violating as some were shared in condemnation or in an awareness raising context, whilst others either targeted institutions and/or had no obvious threat. Our Community Standards make clear what is and isn’t allowed on Facebook, and as soon as we become aware of violating content, we will remove it.

Additionally, Meta noted some of the actions it has recently taken in response to the ongoing conflict in Ethiopia and in the lead-up to the general election last June. These include expanding its capacity to review content in Amharic, Oromo, Somali, and Tigrinya; developing technology to automatically identify hate speech and ethnic slurs, resulting in more than 92,000 pieces of content being taken down between May and October 2021; removing coordinated inauthentic behavior in Ethiopia; releasing political transparency tools; and running a media literacy billboard campaign across 43 locations in Addis Ababa, “the first of its kind for Facebook across Africa.”

Online violence in Ethiopia

In March 2020, Ethiopia enacted the Hate Speech and Disinformation Prevention and Suppression Proclamation, which gave the government recourse to fine and imprison citizens for comments made on social media. Civil society groups, including Human Rights Watch, criticized the proclamation for its violation of the freedom of speech and its broad-sweeping definition of hate speech. Under the legislation, if the offense of hate speech or disinformation offense has been committed through a social media account having more than 5,000 followers or through a broadcast service or print media, the person responsible for the act could be punished with imprisonment not exceeding three years or a fine up to 100,000 birr (approximately USD $2,120).

However, the DFRLab has identified multiple accounts on both Twitter and Facebook with over 5,000 followers that recently posted hate speech without repercussion from the government. Some of these accounts are themselves operated by government employees or are government-aligned organizations. It is unknown whether the lack of prosecution of these accounts is a sign of selective enforcement or a general lack of resources to pursue those in violation.

A post that received severe backlash online was created by pro-government activist Dejene Assefa, whose Facebook account has over 121,000 followers and whose posts regularly receive thousands of likes and hundreds of shares. In late October 2021, Dejene published a Facebook post stating, “the war is with those you grew up with, your neighbor,” and calling on people to act against the “traitors” even if they do not want to do it.

The post was called out by social media users, including by algorithmic bias expert Timnit Gebru, and subsequently removed by Facebook. However, the DFRLab identified an additional ten pages, with a combined following of over 382,000 followers, that had reposted copied version of the text. According to Facebook, the company is working to remove duplicates and prevent further sharing.

Example of tweet demanding that Facebook remove a post by Dejene Assefa. The post was subsequently removed. (Source: sirarwa/archive)

In another post that was shared nearly 1,400 times, Dejene stated there was still time to cut the necks of the “traitors” and sing victory songs on their graves. The post was flagged by the DFRLab and removed by Facebook for inciting violence.

Violent rhetoric has also been documented from TPLF leaders and supporters. On November 12, Getachew Reda, advisor to TPLF leader Debretsion Gebremichael, tweeted an official press statement from the Tigray regional government on “nefarious foreign actors.” The post referred to Abiy’s government as “parasitic” and “predatory,” language similar to Abiy’s July 2021 claims that the TPLF were a “cancer” and an invasive “weed.” The press release also said, “The Government of Tigray and Tigray Armed Forces are not liable for any harm that foreign citizens knee-deep in Abiy Ahmed’s criminal enterprise suffer as we exercise our legitimate right of self-defense by taking proportional measures to ensure our people’s safety and security.” At the time of writing, the original tweet remained active on the platform.

On Facebook, Getachew, who has almost 174,000 followers, regularly posts updates corresponding to the Tigray defense forces capturing of different cities. These posts often contain demands for opposing forces to give up or face retribution.

Calls to arms

Posts similar to Prime Minister Abiy’s November 2021 call to arms, which Facebook removed for inciting violence, have appeared on the platform. Many of these posts, however, were less overtly violent. While Abiy called for citizens to arm themselves in order to “bury” the TPLF, other prominent users were more subtle in their calls to arms.

On September 15, 2021, Taye Bogale Arega, an historian who has been vocal in his support of the Ethiopian government, called for the TPLF and supporters to be “eradicated.” The following day, he posted two images of himself holding a rifle. While his post on eradicating TPLF supporters has been removed, the images of him posing with a rifle remain on Facebook at the time of publishing. Taye has over 263,000 followers on the platform.

Screencap of photos posted by historian Taye Bogale Arega of himself holding a rifle a day after calling for the “eradication” of the TPLF. (Source: Taye Bogale Arega/archive)

Another profile posted a blurry image of Amhara militants on November 2 asking for supporters from abroad to donate weapons, saying “give us at least one weapon.” The post, which Facebook has now deleted, was created the same day Abiy announced a six-month state of emergency and authorities in Addis Ababa called on citizens to ready themselves to defend the capital by registering their own firearms. The state of emergency requires citizens to carry identification at all times, allows for random raids by security forces, and gives police the ability to detain without a warrant anyone suspected to have connections to the “terrorist group” — i.e., the TPLF.

A post flagged by the DFRLab and deleted by Facebook called for foreign nationals to donate weapons to Amhara fighters. (Source: Facebook)

Following the implementation of the state of emergency, Addis Ababa Mayor Adanech Abiebie congratulated residents of the capital for taking the initiative to patrol the streets. She said the “Junta” would be buried as a result and encouraged citizens to continue acting as police and peace guards.”

Screencap of photos posted by the mayor of Addis Ababa alongside text encouraging citizens to patrol the streets after the implementation of a state of emergency that allows for arrests without warrants. (Source: Adanech Abiebie- አዳነች አቤቤ/archive)

Since the state of emergency was announced, the BBC reported that thousands of Tigrayans in Addis Ababa have been arrested under “suspicion” of supporting the TPLF, raising concerns among human rights groups.

Influence from abroad

The DFRLab also found significant amounts of online hate speech originating in diaspora communities located outside of Ethiopia.

Zehabesha, an influential Minnesota-based broadcasting company with over 1.5 million Facebook followers, posted an image of a devil and the Tigray flag alongside text calling the TPLF derogatory names. The post remained active at the time of publishing. In early November, Zehabesha also published a video interview with a Fano leader that called for all Tigrayans to be placed in concentration camps. Facebook removed the videos, though copies of it shared in the context of condemning the remarks remain on the platform.

Tweet referencing concentration camp remarks by a Fano militia leader as hate speech. (Source: TranslateET/archive)

Ethiopian Satellite Television (ESAT), based in Washington, DC, has also been accused of spreading hate speech against Tigrayans as far back as 2016. In late October, digital rights activist Berhan Taye reported a Facebook post by ESAT broadcaster Mesay Mekonen that also called for all Tigrayans to be placed in concentration camps. Facebook initially told Taye that the content did not violate its community standards policy. The post was eventually taken down, although it had been shared over 6,000 times and the same text has been copy and pasted elsewhere on the platform. (Source: btayeg/archive)

Multiple videos posted by Mekonnen Kebede, a US citizen with 69,000 followers on Facebook, were removed for hate speech and inciting violence after being flagged by the DFRLab. In one video, Mekonnen, who has close links with the Fano militia and has posted photos and videos from the front lines, called for the death of 7 million Tigrayans. Before being removed, the video had received over 182,000 views. Another now-deleted video promoting the removal of the Oromia region from Ethiopia’s map and inciting violence against members of the Oromo ethnic group was viewed more than 91,000 times. A video used to raise funds prior to Mekonnen joining the war effort was also removed, although it is unknown whether the requested funds were directed specifically to the Fano militia.

On November 2, the verified Twitter account for Kenyan writer Dikembe Disembe, which has over 330,000 followers, tweeted in English, “Ethiopia must annihilate Tigray just like Rwanda humbled the Hutus.” The post was reported and quickly removed, to which Disembe tweeted the response, “TPLF bots. TPLF is a terror group Ethiopia must rid.”

According to the BBC, posts written in local languages other than Amharic, the most widely spoken language in Ethiopia, “are less vulnerable to being reported and blocked.” This has allowed social media users across the board to demonize war refugees and call for genocide against ethnic minorities. Although recent media attention has focused on Amharic content, violent rhetoric has persisted on social media since the war broke out in 2020, and continues to spread across multiple platforms.

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Ethiopia’s Air Force Has Killed At Least 28 Civilians in an Airstrike | #Alamata Massacre

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on December 17, 2021

😠😠😠 😢😢😢

Alamata Massacre /የአለማጣ እልቂት ✞

Togoga Massacre, June 2021/ የቶጎጋ እልቂት፤ ሰኔ ፳፻፲፫ ✞

Like a hell’: Survivors recall massacre

Ethiopia’s air force has killed at least 28 civilians in an airstrike on a town in the troubled region of Tigray, according to the Tigray People’s Liberation Front. A total of 76 others were wounded in the attack on the market in the town of Alamata, regional Tigray TV reported in the evening. Both military aircraft and drones were involved in the attack. TPLF spokesperson Getachew Reda confirmed on Twitter that the victims were all civilians. The central government in Addis Ababa did not comment at first. Human Rights Watch had earlier said Tigrayan forces battling the Ethiopian government executed civilians in two towns located in the country’s Amhara region earlier this year. In a report released Thursday, the rights group said the killings took place between Aug. 31 and Sept. 9.

💭 My Note: Of course, this barbaric strike comes ahead of a U.N. Human Rights Council session Friday on Ethiopia. Is CIA agent-war-criminal Abiy Ahmed Ali paving the way for this?::

👉 ‘EVERY OPTION IS ON THE TABLE’: US PREPPING FOR LIBYA-STYLE INTERVENTION IN ETHIOPIA

While many in the Horn of Africa clearly need help, the Biden administration’s idea of “help” might not be exactly what they had in mind.

Amid a bloody civil conflict and increasing great-power competition between the United States and China, there are a number of alarming signs that Ethiopia will become the next Libya—an African nation where the US intervenes militarily under the pretext of stopping an impending genocide.

A considerable military buildup is now underway. Last week, the US military announced it was sending over 1,000 National Guard members to nearby Djibouti. This is on top of the special operations forces already sent in November. Perhaps most notably, a government official told CNN that the aircraft carrier USS Essex⁠—along with two other large amphibious vehicles⁠—was steaming towards the Horn of Africa and standing by for further orders.

For weeks, the drums of war have been growing louder in our nation’s media. “Ethiopia’s civil war is a problem US troops can help solve,” Admiral James Stavridis, former supreme allied commander of NATO, wrote in Bloomberg and The Washington Post. “Sending peacekeepers to the pivotal nation of East Africa wouldn’t be popular domestically, but may be the only way to stop the conflict,” he added. Meanwhile, former Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Jendayi Frazer argued that the West should establish a “no fly zone” across Ethiopia⁠—a country of 115 million people and twice the size of France.

When it comes to Ethiopia, said head of USAID Samantha Power, one of the architects of the US intervention in Libya, “every option is on the table”⁠—using a phrase that has long been understood to be a threat of war. Secretary of State Antony Blinken also refused to rule out sending troops into Ethiopia when directly asked.

Given its bloody record, the talk of a “humanitarian” invasion has many Ethiopians worried. “The US is looking for a pretext for military intervention in Ethiopia. The play books of interventions in Iraq, Syria, Yugoslavia, and Libya are being referred to,” Dr. Berhanu Taye, an Ethiopian physician and member of the Global Ethiopian Advocacy Nexus, told MintPress.

The military buildup comes on the back of economic actions already taken. In September, President Joe Biden labeled Ethiopia a national security threat as he imposed sanctions upon government officials. Last month, the US also placed sanctions on Eritrea, whose troops are also heavily involved in the fight against the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF).

The White House is currently withholding over a quarter-billion dollars of aid from Ethiopia and has ended the country’s special trade status under US law, which had allowed it to export goods freely to the United States. Critics say that this could have the effect of crashing the already shaky economy, threatening over a million jobs.

Last week, a number of Western governments (including the US) signed a statement condemning the Ethiopian government for its human rights violations while fighting the TPLF, which they did not censure. The State Department is reportedly considering labeling the actions in Ethiopia a “genocide,” a word that would have considerable implications, given NATO’s self-declared “right to protect” doctrine, whereby it claims it has the right to intervene anywhere in the world to stop ethnic cleansing.

A YEAR OF DEADLY FIGHTING

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የኦሮሞ አሻንጉሊት ፋኖዎች የጽዮን አርበኞች ምርኮኞች

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on July 14, 2021

የኦሮሞ አሻንጉሊት ፋኖዎች የጽዮን አርበኞች ምርኮኞች

💭 የ“አባይ ግድብ ኬኛ” ኦሮሞው ግራኝ አህመድ የአማራ ገበሬን አንድባንድ እያስጨረሰው ነው! አዎ! ኦሮሞዎቹ ለግብጽ፣ ሱዳን እና አረቦች ሲሉ አማራውን ፈጅቶ እና አዳክሞ የአባይን ሙሉ  መልክዓ ምድር  የመቆጣጠር ሕልም/ተል ዕኮ አላቸው። አሥር ጊዜ “ኩሽ፣ ኩሽ! እና ጎጃም ባሐር ዳር” የሚሉት ለዚህ ነው። ከአምስት መቶ ዓመታት በፊት፤ በዘመነ ግራኝ ቀዳማዊ ተመሳሳይ ነገር ነበር፤ ጄነራል አሳምነውም ጠቁመዋችሁ ነበር፤ ያኔ ለእርዳታ ከች ብለው ያተረፏችሁ ጎንደሬዎቹ የእነ መለስ ዜናዊና  የእኔም አባቶች የጽዮን ልጆች ነበሩ፤ ዛሬም ሊያስቆሟቸው የሚችሉት የጽዮን ልጆች ብቻና ብቻ ናቸው።

ለመሆኑ ባለፉት ስምንት ወራት ስላለቁት በመቶ ሺህ የሚቆጠሩ የአማራ ልጆች፤ “ልጄ የት ገባ?” ብለው ለመጠየቅ የተነሱ የአማራ እናትና አባቶች የት አሉ? ሜዲያዎችስ የት ገቡ?  የሶማሌ እናቶች እንኳን ለልጆቻቸው ሰልፍ ሲወጡ ነበር። ምነው ለመቀሌ ዩኒቨርሲቲ አማራ ተማሪዎች ሲጮኹት እንደነበረው አንዴም ባለፉት ስምንት ወራት ድምጻቸውን አላሰሙም? ለምን?

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me!

አንዴ አሙኜኝ ፣ አፈርኩብህ! ሁለቴ አሙኜኝ ፣ አሳፍረኝ!” እንዲሉ፤

አንድ ሕዝብ እንዴት ነው ለሦስት ዓመታት ያህል በተከታታይ ይህን ያህል የሚታለለው? ግራኝ እኮ ልክ እነ ጄነራል አሳምነውን ገድሎ የዋቄዮአላህ ጂሃዲስቶች ባሕር ዳርን በግማሽ ቀን ብቻ ሙሉ በሙሉ በኦሮሞዎች/ኦራማራ የግራኝ ጭፍሮች ቁጥጥር ሥር እንድትውል ሲያደርጉ አማራው የኦሮሞ ባሪያነትህን አረጋግጠሃል። ቀደም ሲል እነ ኢንጂነር ስመኘው ሲገደሉ እንኳን ጭጭ ብለህ የግራኝን ትዕዛዝ ትቀበል ነበር። አሁንም ግራኝ ሺህ ጊዜ እያታለለ አንድ በአንድ ሊያስጨረስህ ነው! ከንቱ ሁላ! ሞት ናፍቋሃልን? የፍየል ወጠጤ ወኔህ የምትቀሰቀሰው የጽዮን ልጆች ጉዳይ ሲነሳ ብቻ መሆኑ ምን ያህል ከአክሱም ጽዮርን መራቅህን ነው ያረጋገጠለን።

አሁንም ወልቃይትን እና ሑመራን ባፋጣኝ ለቅቃችሁ ብትወጡ ይሻላችኋል። በአኖሌ የደምቢዶሎ ዩኒቨርሲቲ ሴት ተማሪ እኅቶቻችንን ጡት ቆርጠው የጨረሷቸው የግራኝ ኦሮሞዎች እንጂ የጽዮን ልጆች አይደሉም፤ አያደርጉትምም! ስለዚህ አሁን ወደ አዲስ አበባ አምርታችሁ አፈ ሙዙን ወደ አራት ኪሎ ቤተ ፒኮክ ብታዞሩት በይበልጥ ትጠቀማላችሁ፤ የብዙ ወገኖቻችን ሕይወት ታድናላችሁ! ግራኝ ገና ያኔ እነ ጄነራል አሳምነውንና እነ ኢንጂነር ስመኘውን እንደገደላቸው ከትግራይ ወንድሞቻችሁ ጋር ለመተባበር እጃችሁን ብትዘረጉ ኖሮ የስንት ወገኖች ሕይወት ባዳናችሁ፣ ላለፉት ስምንት ወራት ከአህዛብ ጠላት ጋር አብራችሁ በጽዮን ልጆች ላይ በፈጸማችሁት ወደር የለሽ ግፍ ለብዙ ትውልድ ከሚቆይ ዕዳና ለሺህ ዓመታት ከማይወርድ ከባድ ሸክም እራሳችሁን እና ኦሮሞዎችን ነፃ ባወጣችሁ! አሁን የፍርድ ቀን ተቃርቧልና ጉዳዩ በእናነተ እና በእግዚአብሔር መካከል ብቻ ነው!

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ከእናንተ ማንም ነፍሰ ገዳይ ወይም ሌባ ወይም ክፉ አድራጊ እንደሚሆን ወይም በሌሎች ጒዳይ እንደሚገባ ሆኖ መከራን አይቀበል፤ ክርስቲያን እንደሚሆን ግን መከራን ቢቀበል ስለዚህ ስም እግዚአብሔርን ያመስግን እንጂ አይፈር። ፍርድ ከእግዚአብሔር ቤት ተነሥቶ የሚጀመርበት ጊዜ ደርሶአልና፤ አስቀድሞም በእኛ የሚጀመር ከሆነ ለእግዚአብሔር ወንጌል የማይታዘዙ መጨረሻቸው ምን ይሆን? ጻድቅም በጭንቅ የሚድን ከሆነ ዓመፀኛውና ኃጢአተኛው ወዴት ይታይ ዘንድ አለው? ስለዚህ ደግሞ እንደ እግዚአብሔር ፈቃድ መከራን የሚቀበሉ፥ መልካምን እያደረጉ ነፍሳቸውን ለታመነ ፈጣሪ አደራ ይስጡ።”

💭 ጄነራል ጻድቃን ብልጭ ብለው ታዩኝ!”

✞✞✞[መዝሙረ ዳዊት ምዕራፍ ፴፬]✞✞✞

፲፮ መታሰቢያቸውን ከምድር ያጠፋ ዘንድ የእግዚአብሔር ፊት ክፉን በሚያደርጉ ላይ ነው።

፲፯ ጻድቃን ጮኹ፥ እግዚአብሔርም ሰማቸው ከመከራቸውም ሁሉ አዳናቸው።

፲፰ እግዚአብሔር ልባቸው ለተሰበረ ቅርብ ነው፥ መንፈሳቸው የተሰበረውንም ያድናቸዋል።

፲፱ የጻድቃን መከራቸው ብዙ ነው፥ እግዚአብሔርም ከሁሉ ያድናቸዋል።

እግዚአብሔር አጥንቶቻቸውን ሁሉ ይጠብቃል፥ ከእነርሱም አንድ አይሰበርም።

፳፩ ኃጢአተኞችን ክፋት ይገድላቸዋል ጻድቃንንም የሚጠሉ ይጸጸታሉ።

፳፪ የባሪያዎቹን ነፍስ እግዚአብሔር ይቤዣል፥ በእርሱም የሚያምኑ ሁሉ አይጸጸቱም።

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Jubilation in Tigray as TDF Moves in | ከኦሮማራ ፋሺዝም ነፃ የወጡት የትግራይ ነዋሪዎች እልልታ

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on July 14, 2021

After months of fear in a city occupied by Ethiopian and Eritrean soldiers who pursued the Tigray regional leaders, crowds of Mekele residents rushed to see thousands of Ethiopian government soldiers paraded by their captors. (July 14)

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ዛሬ ጠላቶቻችን በሚገባ አውቀናቸዋል፤ እነዚህ ጠላቶች፤ ሁሌ ፤ “በደላችንንም ይቅር በለን እኛም የበደሉንን ይቅር እንደምንል!” እያልን ስንጸልይ ይቅር የምንላቸው በዳይ ጠላቶች አይደሉም፤ እነዚህ ጠላቶች የእግዚአብሔር ጠላቶችም፣ የጽዮን ማርያምም፣ የኦርቶዶክስ ተዋሕዶ ክርስትናም፣ የኢትዮጵያም ጠላቶች ናቸው። ጠላትን ለይቶ ፀሎት ማድረስ ጠላትን በከፍተኛ ኃይል ያረበደብደዋል፤ ጠላት የፈለገበት ቦታ ቢገኝም። ዛሬ አማራውን ለማስጨረስ በትግራይ ሕዝብ ላይ “የሁለተኛ ዙር ጥቃት/ጂሃድ-ፋትዋ”ን ያወጀውን ፋሺስት ኦሮሞ ግራኝ አብዮት አህመድን ዛሬ በድጋሚ ለመደገፍ የሚወጡትን ሕዝቦች፣ ግለሰቦች፣ ሜዲያዎች፣ ኢማሞች፣ ፓስተሮች እና ተቋማት ለሁለተኛ ጊዜ እንመዝግባቸው፤ ለሁለተኛ ጊዜ የጽዮን ጠላት መሆናቸውን ያረጋግጡልናልና። በነገራችን ላይ፤ በአፋር በኩል ወደ ትግራይ ሲገቡ የነበሩት የኦሮሞ ሰአራዊት አውቶብሶች መማረካቸው እየተወራ ነው፤ ፈጠነም ዘገየም አይቀርላቸውም፤ ወይ ይማረካሉ ወይ ወደ ኤርታ አሌ እሳተ ገሞራ ይጣላሉ። እነዚህ ዛሬ ያወቅናቸው ጠላቶች በትግራይ ተዋሕዶ ክርስቲያን ኢትዮጵያውያን ላይ ላለፉት አምስት መቶ ዓመታት/ ለመቶ ሰላሳ ዓመታት በተለይም ላለፉት ሦስት ዓመታት እና ላለፉት ስምንት ወራት ይቅር የማይባል ግፍ የሠሩት የዋቄዮ-አላህ ጭፍሮች ናቸው፤ አዎ! “ኦሮሞ ነን፣ አማራ ነን፣ ቤን አሚር ኤርትራውያን ነን፣ አፋር ነን፣ ወላይታ ነን፣ ጉራጌ ነን፣ ሶማሌ ነን፣ ጋሞ ነን ወዘተ” የሚሉት የጽዮን ጠላቶች፣ የክርስቶስ ተቃዋሚዎች ናቸው።

ስለዚህ እስካለፈው የጌታችን ስቅለት ዕለት እንዲመለሱና ንሰሐ እንዲገቡ ጊዜ ተሰጥቷቸው ነበር። ከዚህ ጊዜ አንስቶ በሥላሴ ስም ሳደርስ የነበረውን ፀሎት በከፊል ዛሬ በዕለተ ቀኑ ላቀርብ እወዳለሁ።

❖ ❖ ❖ አብ ወልድ መንፈስ ቅዱስ ሆይ በስማችሁ ብዙ ተአምራትን ያደረገና ኮከብ ክብርየተባለ የሰማዕታት አለቃ በሚሆን በኃያሉ በቅዱስ ጊዮርጊስ ላይ ለመፍረድ በልዳ ሀገር የተሰበሰቡትን ፯(ሰብዓ)ነገሥታትን ደምስሰው እንዳጠፏቸው፡ የተነሱብንን የጽዮንን ተቃዋሚዎች፣ የኔንም/የኛንም ጠላቶች ሁሉ ይደመስሱልን ዘንድ እማፀናለሁ።

የጽዮን ጠላቶች የሆኑትና በጽዮን ልጆች ላይ በጣም ብዙ ግፍ ያደረሱት የዋቄዮአላህ ጭፍሮች እነ ግራኝ አብዮት አህመድ አሊ እና ተከታይ መንጋው 😈 ሁሉ በመለኮታዊ ሰይፍ ይጨፍጨፉ፣ ነበልባላዊ በሚሆን ቃላችሁ ሥልጣናችሁ ይንደዱ ይቃጠሉ፣ በሲዖል የጨለማ አዝቀት ውስጥ ይዝቀጡ ወይም ይስጠሙ፣ ኅዘን ከላያቸው አይራቅ፣ ትካዜም ከልባቸው አይጥፋ።

የጽዮን ጠላቶች የሆኑትና በጽዮን ልጆች ላይ በጣም ብዙ ግፍ ያደረሱት የዋቄዮአላህ ጭፍሮች እነ ግራኝ አብዮት አህመድ አሊ እና ተከታይ መንጋው 😈 ሁሉ የትግራይ ኢትዮጵያውያን ከምድረ ገጽ ላይ እንዲጠፉ የሚፈልጉ ናቸውና እነሱን ራሳቸውን እንደቃየልና ይሁዳ በዱርና በበረሃ በታትኗቸውና ሲቅበዘበዙ ይኑሩ።

ያለምንም ጉድለት በሥላሴ ስም ይህን ሦስትነት አምናለሁ፤ እያታለሉና በእንግዳ ተመስለው አክሱም ጽዮንን ያጠቋትን የጽዮን ጠላቶች የሆኑትና በጽዮን ልጆች ላይ በጣም ብዙ ግፍ ያደረሱት የዋቄዮአላህ ጭፍሮች እነ ግራኝ አብዮት አህመድ አሊ እና ተከታይ መንጋው 😈 ሁሉ የእግዚአብሔር ቃል መቅ ያውርዳቸው፣ በተሣለ የመለኮት ሠይፍ አንገታቸውን ይረደው። አሜን! አሜን! አሜን!❖ ❖ ❖

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ከእናንተ ማንም ነፍሰ ገዳይ ወይም ሌባ ወይም ክፉ አድራጊ እንደሚሆን ወይም በሌሎች ጒዳይ እንደሚገባ ሆኖ መከራን አይቀበል፤ ክርስቲያን እንደሚሆን ግን መከራን ቢቀበል ስለዚህ ስም እግዚአብሔርን ያመስግን እንጂ አይፈር። ፍርድ ከእግዚአብሔር ቤት ተነሥቶ የሚጀመርበት ጊዜ ደርሶአልና፤ አስቀድሞም በእኛ የሚጀመር ከሆነ ለእግዚአብሔር ወንጌል የማይታዘዙ መጨረሻቸው ምን ይሆን? ጻድቅም በጭንቅ የሚድን ከሆነ ዓመፀኛውና ኃጢአተኛው ወዴት ይታይ ዘንድ አለው? ስለዚህ ደግሞ እንደ እግዚአብሔር ፈቃድ መከራን የሚቀበሉ፥ መልካምን እያደረጉ ነፍሳቸውን ለታመነ ፈጣሪ አደራ ይስጡ።”

💭 ጄነራል ጻድቃን ብልጭ ብለው ታዩኝ!”

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፲፮ መታሰቢያቸውን ከምድር ያጠፋ ዘንድ የእግዚአብሔር ፊት ክፉን በሚያደርጉ ላይ ነው።

፲፯ ጻድቃን ጮኹ፥ እግዚአብሔርም ሰማቸው ከመከራቸውም ሁሉ አዳናቸው።

፲፰ እግዚአብሔር ልባቸው ለተሰበረ ቅርብ ነው፥ መንፈሳቸው የተሰበረውንም ያድናቸዋል።

፲፱ የጻድቃን መከራቸው ብዙ ነው፥ እግዚአብሔርም ከሁሉ ያድናቸዋል።

እግዚአብሔር አጥንቶቻቸውን ሁሉ ይጠብቃል፥ ከእነርሱም አንድ አይሰበርም።

፳፩ ኃጢአተኞችን ክፋት ይገድላቸዋል ጻድቃንንም የሚጠሉ ይጸጸታሉ።

፳፪ የባሪያዎቹን ነፍስ እግዚአብሔር ይቤዣል፥ በእርሱም የሚያምኑ ሁሉ አይጸጸቱም።

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The Power of St. Mary of Zion

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ስለ ጽዮን ዝም ያለ ተታለለ!

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